2016 Gurdwara Committee for GNFA

GURDWARA COMMITTEE (2016)
Gurdwara Committee is responsible for the general management of the Gurdwara and its regular functions including weekly Diwans, Gurpurabs, Langar, and community affairs.

 

Annual GNFA General Body Meeting and Elections on November 15, 2015

This is to announce that as per the GNFA By-laws Article II (1), the regularly scheduled annual general body meeting will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 2 PM. The quorum sheet will be available for signing starting at 8:00 a.m. Please bring valid ID.

 

In keeping with GNFA By-laws Article II (4), the agenda for the meeting is as follows:

 

  1. Chairperson’s Report and Committee Reports
  2. Presentation of 2014 Audit Report. (attached)

 

In keeping with GNFA By-laws Article II (3), GNFA, General elections will be held on Sunday, November 15, between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Quorum is not required for elections. A valid ID is required.

There are 5 vacancies for contributing trustees and 2 vacancies for elected trustee. Results announced that night. Here is a list of candidates:

Contributing Canditates (5):

Mrs. Kirandeep Gill

Dr. Daljeet Singh Saluja

Mr. Manmeet Singh

Mr. Avtar Singh

Mr. Surpal Singh Birgi

Elected Trustees (2):

Mr.  Prabhjot Singh Kohli

Mrs. Harsharan Kaur (Harsharan G. Singh)

 

Sincerely,

 

Paramvir Singh Soni

Recording Secretary

 

Attachment:

GNFA_ 2014 Audited Financial Statements

August 31 Application Deadline for 2016 Trustee Positions

August 31, 2015 is the application deadline for 2016 trustee positions at GNFA.
Interested GNFA members must submit completed application with fees at the treasurer’s desk by August 31.
There are 5 vacancies for contributing trustee positions and 2 for elected trustees.
The contributing trustees have a term of five years, and the elected trustees have a term of two years.
Candidates will be elected through the elections on November 15, 2015 at GNFA.
Minimum qualifications for trustee candidates are:
He/she must have been a general member of GNFA in good standing for at least two consecutive years immediately preceding the date of the application.
He/she must have served on any GNFA committee for a period of at least one year.
He/she must not be a member of the immediate family(same household) of a trustee of GNFA.

Membership Drive May 2013

Dear Members,

Gur Fateh! I would like to inform you that GNFA Gurdwara’s membership drive is currently ongoing. The membership committee’s representatives are available every Friday and Sunday until May 19th, 2013 to help you process new memberships, and expedite the renewal of your annual membership.

On behalf of Guru Nanak Foundation of America’s board of trustees, I take this opportunity to express my sincerest appreciation for renewing your membership and/or becoming a new member. We are deeply grateful for your support and generosity. There is something to be said about ‘strength in numbers’. Your membership is one of the ways your family continuously stays connected to the GNFA Gurdwara’s growing family.

It is through the support of individual and/or families like you that we are able to continue to strengthen our programs, and to develop new and innovative projects such as our new Gurdwara Sahib building to serve our members.

However, for those who have not renewed their membership yet, please make it your upmost priority to do so as soon as possible. Among many advantages of GNFA Gurdwara’s memberships, the most important is that it is your voice at the time of voting.

In connection with this, we would like to request that you please visit our new and redesigned web site at www.gnfa.org and register to receive important community alerts/events. You will be able to find all the relevant information related to becoming a new member, as well learn about the renewal process of annual membership to the GNFA Gurdwara.

Your registration on this website in combination with your membership ensures that we will continually practice to celebrate our spirituality, culture and traditions in a grand manner together!

If you are not a life member, please consider upgrading to life-membership now. Thank you. 

Sincerely,
Prabhjot Singh Kohli
Chairperson of GNFA

Last date for the applications for the elected and contributing trustees for the year 2013, Sunday, September 9, 2012

As per the decision of the Board of Trustees in an emergency conference meeting held on August 28, 2012, the last date for the applications for the elected and contributing trustees for the year 2013 is Sunday, September 9, 2012.

Dr.  Arvinder Kaur Uppal

 

Oak Creek Wisconsin Gurdwara Tragedy – Candlelight Vigil and Memorial at GNFA Wednesday August 8, 2012 & Friday August 10, 2012

August 6, 2012

Sangat of Gurudwara Sahib,
Guru Nanak Foundation of America
Maryland

Respected members,

As you are aware of the tragedy of mass shooting at the Sikh Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Sunday in what law enforcement has described as an act of domestic terrorism. The entire Sikh community, like all Americans, is shocked at this senseless act of violence. This is a sad day for the entire world and we offer our deepest sympathy to the victims’ families. We appreciate the heroic actions of the Oak Creek Wisconsin police officers, who rushed to the Gurdwara to save many lives at the risk of their own.

The management of the GNFA has decided to have a candlelight vigil and Memorial for Peace at the grounds of our Gurdwara Sahib at 12917 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904 on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 8:00 pm and Friday, August 10, 2012, at 8:00 pm. Please join us on both days. You are requested to inform all your friends and families to attend this candlelight vigil in rememberance of the Oak Creek shooting Victims.

Dr. Arvinder Kaur Uppal
GNFA Chairperson
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