Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
DEAR MCC COMMUNITY MEMBERS:
We are sending this Communication Release to keep you all up-to-date of developments in the Calgary Muslim community. May you all be in the best Imaan and Health inshAllah. Please find the updates below:
ELECTION OF THE MCC CHAIRMAN & SECRETARY FOR THE TERM 2016 – 2017:
The MCC Elections were held by the MCC Elections Committee (EC) for the MCC Executive Positions’ for the ‘Term 2016-2017’ as per the current by-laws. The elections were held under the guidance and oversight of the MCC EC Chair, Brother Moe Amery & other members of the EC Team.
The MCC Board members have unanimously re-elected Brother Abdul Jalil El-Kadri for serving another term as Chairman and Br. Tahir Alvi as the new serving Secretary respectively. This will be for one-year term (2016 – 2017).
KEY COMMITTEE PORTFOLIOS’ NOMINATIONS FOR THE NEWLY ELECTED MCC BOARD MEMBERS:
The MCC Board also unanimously approved, and nominated the newly elected MCC Board members to key Committee Portfolios such as the (i) Education and Process & Procedures Committees to Brother Iftikhar Bari (as lead or co-lead), (ii) PR/Media, External Liaison and Youth & IT Committees to Brother Mansour Shouman (as lead or co-lead) and (iii) Communications & Events Committee to Brother Hussain Bhatti (as lead or co-lead) among few other existing board members’ re-allocations.
The above new elections such as for the Executive Board position of the MCC Secretary and the MCC Portfolios is in line with the current MCC Leadership Team’s vision of grooming and transitioning of the new leaderships.
3rd Party, 6-Year Audit of MCC/MAC/MCFC AND AFFILIATES AUDIT REPORT:
MCC was going to share the initial Audit report during AGM with the publishing / posting of final Audit report on our website. While the AGM was disrupted, Al-Hamdulillah we are on track to share the final Audit report which is being signed off to be released by KPMG (our auditors) any day this week. MCC is anxiously waiting for this key milestone as we want to declare that transparency is not achieved by lip service but by demonstrating through action and conducting this audit is 1st step of completing our core value and deliverable on transparency to our members. There will be actions coming out of this report and Insha-Allah we will continue on path of transparency and openness in financial matters.
POST AGM ACTION PLAN APPROVED AGAINST THE VIOLENT DISTURBANCE:
MCC Board Action Plan regarding the recent violent disturbance in the last AGM and physical assault against the serving board member has been approved. We are looking at betterment of conducting public meetings, maintaining decorum, and in case of violence looking at systematic solutions including the termination of the MCC membership & privileges against any culprits who are part of mob attacks. This matter will be further handed over to the Legal and Events committee in order to ensure the public safety in the future and prevent reoccurrence of disruptions.
EID ARRANGEMENTS & EID FESTIVAL PLAN ACROSS THE CITY QUADRANTS:
Arrangements have been in line with the most recent Eid Ul-Fitr city wide arrangements, where there will be Eid arrangements across all the city quadrants with a capacity of 55,000 Calgary Muslims. Similar arrangements are under ways for the Eid Festival Celebration across the city quadrants. The details will be shared Insha-Allah in the next coming days.
Deep South Islamic Center Approval by the City (Islamic Center of South Calgary):
The MCC Board is pleased to announce that City Planning Committee review resulted in approval for issuance of the Development Permit for our ICSC’s Deep SW/SE Islamic Center Project. Insha’Allah the ICSC Planning Committee along with the MCC planning committee will be working closely on the execution of its construction phase.
MCC Board would like to share the good news with the community and pray for its success, along with the other city wide ongoing MCC affiliated Islamic Center projects passing through various conclusive phases.
As your elected board and representatives, we are extremely excited and optimistic to serving the Muslim community in Calgary. Looking forward to a great year together Insha’Allah!
MCC MEDIA COMMITTEE On Behalf of the MCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Picture of the current MCC Board of Directors post MCC Executive Elections Meeting (dated August 29th, 2016).
Front Row: Tahir Alvi- New MCC Secretary (Finance & Audit Committee), Abdul Jalil Kadri- re-elected MCC Chairman & Mohamed Assem- Imam Committee Chair/HR Co-Lead.
Back Row: Ghazanfar Zafar- Legal/Audit, Hussain Bhatti-Communications/Events, Mansour Shouman- Media/External Liaison/Youth/IT, Sadaqat Said- PR/Education, Farhat Hyderi- Process & Procedures, Iftikhar Bari- Education/Process & Procedures
Absent: Mohamed Hajar- HR/Events, Tanweer Ansari- Social Services/Events