A.G.M. at Sungai Petani Branch

Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch members concluded their 4th A.G.M.

Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch members concluded their 4th A.G.M. successfully on 4 March.

Nalanda Buddhist Society Sungai Petani Branch held its 4th Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) on Saturday 4 March, at NEO Centre Sungai Petani.  Branch members gathered to review the programmes held over the past 12 months, and to hear about the Society’s development plans for the coming year.

Representing Nalanda’s national Board of Management were President Sis. Evelyn Chow, (former) Honorary Treasurer Sis. Margaret Ng, and Sis. Joyce Lim.  Their presence brought much energy and encouragement to the Nalandian family up north.

Bro. Khaw giving his opening address at the A.G.M.

Branch Chairman Bro. Khaw giving his opening address at the A.G.M.

Bro. Khaw reviewing the Society's programmes and activities held in the past 12 months.

Bro. Khaw reviewing the Society’s programmes and activities held in the past 12 months.

Branch Chairman Bro. Khaw Seng Giap commenced the meeting on a high note with his opening address.  He remarked that the team had gone through a long journey in order to reach this point of progress, but not without its challenges.  However, with unity, trust, and mutual respect, the branch has managed to overcome many difficulties and emerged stronger and better.  He further encouraged fellow Nalandians to continue striving with diligence, to borrow strength from one another, in order to continue delivering the best to the community.

President Sis. Evelyn addressing members at the A.G.M.

National President Sis. Evelyn addressing members at the A.G.M.

Sis. Margaret Ng also attended the Branch A.G.M.

National Honorary Treasurer Sis. Margaret Ng also attended the Branch A.G.M. to lend her support.

The oldest Nalanda member, Mr. Khaw Kheng Hooi, sharing his joyful thoughts at the A.G.M.

The oldest Nalanda member, Mr. Khaw Kheng Hooi, sharing his joyful thoughts at the A.G.M.

Members were also updated by President Sis. Evelyn on the Society’s projects including ‘Wisdom Park’, WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference, and the upcoming ‘Dhammayatra’ (pilgrimage) to India.  All members were invited to contribute and be a part of the Dhamma ‘movement’ being forged through these active ‘Dhammaduta’ efforts.

President Evelyn appreciating a donation by a fellow Nalandian.

President Evelyn appreciating a donation by fellow Nalandian Sis. Ooi Joo See towards the Society’s projects.

At the A.G.M., Sis. Bee Lean Hong and Sis. Koay Kim Beng were unanimous elected as Branch Auditors for the year 2017/2018. Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch thanks the previous term auditors – Sis. Cher Lin Lin and Dr. Ng Poh Tee – for rendering their selfless service to the Society.

It was truly a joyful and uplifting gathering for the Sungai Petani Branch members.  May they continue to progress in learning and sharing the Dhamma – for the welfare, happiness, and benefit of the many.  Sadhu!

Lunch was served at the A.G.M.

The members tucking into lunch before the A.G.M.

Appreciative branch members sending off President Evelyn and other Board Members

Appreciative branch members sending off President Evelyn and other Board Members who have to return to Serdang after the A.G.M.