Inspiring Gathering of Members at the 11th AGM

Nalanda President Bro. Lee Kong Foo opening the AGM by thanking members for their commitment and contributions to the Society.

Reported by Joanne Tan and Gan Jia Cheng.

The 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia was successfully held on Sunday 9 March, at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang.  The meeting was well attended by members, who discussed the Society’s development in 2013 and the plans for the coming year.  The mood however was quite subdued, as members are mindful of the ongoing national concern caused by the disappearance of flight MH370 just the day before.

President Bro. Lee Kong Foo opened the AGM by expressing his deep appreciation and gratitude to all members for their continuous support and contributions to the Society.  He reminded everyone to stay focused on Nalanda’s Mission and Vision, and to be a good practitioner and friend.

Director of Nalanda Dharma School Sis. Sunanda Ong reporting on the School's progress.

Honorary Secretary Sis. Buddhinī Tan presented the Secretariat’s annual report to members.  She reported that Nalanda’s many programmes have brought about positive impact to the local community.  She also thanked all functional groups and Nalanda divisions for working harmoniously and serving selflessly towards achieving our Vision.  Honorary Treasurer Sis. May Wong tabled the Society’s financial standing, and the projected funding needed for Nalanda’s next phase of growth.

Members voting to pass resolutions at the AGM.

It was indeed a timely and inspiring gathering for the Nalandian family.  Many members pledged their commitment to serve the community even better, and to uphold Nalanda’s culture and spirit.  May the light of Dhamma continue to shine for the welfare and happiness of all!