July 28, 2020
Dear ASC Members,
Trust everyone is doing well and staying safe. Please continue to follow the Federal and Provincial Governments’ as well as WHO guidelines of wearing mask or face covering, social distancing, use of sanitizers and frequent hand washing (at least for 20 seconds) with soap and warm water. We must also continue to take extra care of our senior members during this extra ordinary time.
The first ever virtual AGM went very well on July 19, 2020. We thank those who found time to join and participate in the meeting. We are happy to provide you with the following information:
1. New 2020-22 ASC Committee and a trustee were elected during the meeting. This time again the slate of candidates did not exceed the positions available so we did not have to conduct an election. Here is your new committee for the term 2020-22:
ANAVIL SAMAJ OF CANADA’S 2020-22 EXECUTIVE AND YOUTH COMMITTEE:
President: Mukesh C. Desai 416-903-1381
Vice President: Viren D. Desai 647-888-5478
Treasurer: Jigar A. Naik 416-451-5034
Secretary: Sejal T. Desai 416-573-0226
Mehul B. Desai 416-904-3007
Mitul P. Desai 403-827-7034
Nirav J. Desai 647-771-3035
Nischal J. Desai 647-448-6122
Vedang R. Desai 613-600-3372
Hemal R. Naik 416-671-4849
Krunal B. Vashi 416-358-9010
Aarti J. Desai 416-294-7596
TRUSTEES, AUDITOR & LEGAL ADVISOR:
Sameer K. Desai 416-979-6534 Trustee – till May 2021
Sonal V. Desai 416-840-7813 Trustee – till May 2022
Surendra K. Desai 416-281-4793 Trustee – till May 2023
Pranay K. Naik 416-558-9204 Auditor
Nehaben Desai 905-762-0179 Legal Advisor
Hetvi Desai, Nia Desai, Vaidehi Desai, Vatsh Desai, Casey Naik, Smruti Naik, Dhyey Vashi
2. As you know, we proposed to change our constitution by adding a couple of statements in By-Law # 3 (re. Fees) and # 5 (re. General Meeting – GM). These additions will allow the executive committee of the time to waive the membership fees and call a virtual meeting using an appropriate on-line app of the time, both, in extraordinary situations like the one we are experiencing right now – COVID-19. Paid Members of the year 2019-20 were requested to cast their vote on-line through a SurveyMonkey program. We are now in a position to announce the results as follows:
By-Law # 3 re. Fees – Total votes casted: 40, Votes in favour (YES): 40. Votes Against (NO): 0
By-Law # 5 re. GM – Total votes casted: 40, Votes in favour (YES): 39. Votes Against (NO): 1
Based on these results, both the proposals were carried forward and our constitution was updated and posted on our website. You can review details by clicking the “ABOUT ANAVIL SAMAJ” option from the top of this page and choose “Constitution and By-Laws of Anavil Samaj of Canada” from the drop down menu. We thank you all for participating in this on-line voting process.
Again, we thank you all for participating in these activities. Your participation and cooperation as well as support is much appreciated. Let’s hope that this COVID-19 ends soon and we start resuming our “normal” life again.
We will inform you as soon as we are able to resume our regular activities.
Your 2020-22 Executive Committee.