Uplifting gathering at 13th AGM

President  Sis. Evelyn Chow opened the AGM by expressing her deep appreciation and gratitude to all members.

President Sis. Evelyn Chow opened the AGM by expressing her deep appreciation and gratitude to all members.

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia held its 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday 13 March, at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang.  It was well attended by members who were eager to discuss the Society’s development in 2015 and plans for the coming year.

President Sis. Evelyn Chow opened the AGM by expressing her deep appreciation and gratitude to all members for their attendance, continuous support, and contributions to the Society.  She said that the year ahead would be a busy one as there were several ongoing projects in the pipeline. Nevertheless, she reminded members that although there would be plenty of “output”, they must never lose sight of their goal to achieve the most desirable and wholesome “outcomes” in all the projects and programmes the Society undertakes.

Bro. Pee Che Yong presenting the Secretariat’s annual report to members.

Bro. Pee Che Yong presenting the Secretariat’s annual report to members.

Honorary Secretary Bro. Pee Che Yong presented the Secretariat’s annual report to members.  He reported that Nalanda’s educational projects and programmes had had a positive impact on the local community. He also thanked all functional groups and departments for working harmoniously and serving selflessly towards achieving the Society’s goals. Honorary Treasurer Sis. Margaret Ng tabled the Society’s financial standing, and the projected funding needed for Nalanda’s next phase of growth.  The AGM also voted unanimously to amend the Society’s Rule and Constitution to further improve the management structure of the organisation.

Sis. Paruadi presenting her views at the meeting.

Sis. Paruadi presenting her views at the meeting.

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!

Members voting to pass resolutions at the AGM.

Members voting to pass resolutions at the AGM.