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GNFA Welcomes Bhai Jaspal Singh Ji Ponta Sahib Wale our visiting Jatha for November..

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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

India Abroad article on Health Events at GNFA

Health Fair at Silver Spring Gurdwara draws over 500 from diverse communities across the DC Metropolitan area!

18 tents, 8 rooms, parking lot filled, 350 patients helped, 200 people got free lab tests sponsored by Quest Diagnostics, 185 people got free flu shots sponsored by Walgreens, 73 diabetic retinopathy screenings, 53 bone density scans.

On a pleasant and inspiring September afternoon the Sikh American community of Maryland, partnering with the American Diversity Group, hosted a successful Health Fair at the Guru Nanak Foundation of America (GNFA.)

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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.

Mental Health First Aid Help

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Free Lab Tests and Health Fair at GNFA

 

Sadh sangat is invited to avail of multiple free medical resources, all conveniently located under one tent.

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GNFA Merit Award & Graduates Recognition – 2015

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On July 26th, GNFA Chairperson, Dr. Darshan Singh Saluja presented $2,000 Merit

Award to Jaskeerat Kaur, who will continue her education for Bachelor of Science

degree in the field of Public Health and Pre-med Studies at the University of

Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). UMBC is an American public research and

honors university, located in Baltimore County, Maryland. .

Our congratulations go to Jaskeerat Kaur who is the daughter of Tajinder Kaur and

Gurvinder Singh Ahluwalia.

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GNFA HOSTS SUCCESSFUL YOUTH KIRTAN SAMMELAN-program archived

The Dharmik Committee thanks the participants, parents, our bhai sahibs, teachers, and volunteers for a very successful sammelan on May 23 in which 39 youth jathas participated. The entire program has been archived and can be viewed at www.passionfortruthtv.com/archive.html. We thank Sardar Manmohan Singh Chawla for this seva.
The results of the kirtan sammelan are as follows:

Junior Jathas 
Outstanding Achievement: Guru Angad Institute of Sikh Studies (GAISS)
Pavit Singh, Harjas Kaur Aneja, Prabmehar Kaur Sawhney, Nanakipreet Kaur Bawa, Ikpreet Kaur Brar, Mehma Kaur Kathuria and Bramjot Singh Chawla.

Shabad: Tu Thakur Tum Peh Ardaas 
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