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Minutes of the BADA Annual General Meeting and Elections - 2009

BADA Annual General Meeting and Elections successfully completed;
New Board, EC and officers have been elected.

The Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA) held its Annual General Meeting and Election – 2009 on Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at the Union City Public Library located at 34007 Alvarado Niles Rd in Union City, CA 94587 from 1 pm to 5 pm. More than fifty members and supporters attended the annual meeting that elected the new Board of Directors and the Executive Committee (EC) to lead the organization for the next two years. 

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Aung Khin, U Kun Pe, U Victor Win, U Htun Myat Oo,  U Toe Lwin and U Ko Ko Lay.  After the opening speeches from the chair persons, the EC presented its financial report and the progress report to the meeting. The members asked the questions and clarifications. The meeting also reviewed the existing bylaw and recommended - by an open voting - to replace one of the two vice president positions in the EC with an associate treasurer position in order to better conduct the organization' s business. 

The meeting then formed the election committee that consisted of U Kyaw Naing, Daw Yin Yin Aung, Gregg Butensky, Rick Heizman, U Ko Ko Lay, U Htun Myat Oo and U Toe Lwin. The election committee then announced the voting process and election rules as well as the dismissal of the existing Board and EC. It also announced the list of the nominees to the Board and EC for 2009/2010 term. The ballots were distributed to the members who then conducted the secret voting to elect the new Board and EC.  After counting the ballots and recording the results, the election committee announced the results to the meeting:

The meeting also stated that election committee member Gregg Butensky will keep the complete set of ballots and tallies and that in the event that a position on the Board or EC becomes vacant that position will be offered to the next highest vote getter.

After the election, the election committee was dissolved and the meeting was adjourned.

The newly elected Board and EC then hold their first meetings on Saturday January 31, 2009 at the Fremont Public Library located at 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 from 1 pm to 4 pm to elect the chair person of the Board and the officers of the EC.

The outcome of the 2009 BADA elections are as follows:

The Elected Board of Directors is:

1. Dr. Aung Khin  2. U Victor Win   3. U Chan Min  4. Daw Jean Gale   5. U Win Maung  6. U Sein Htun  7. Daw Saw Myat Mar 8. U Than Htay 9. Mitchell I Bonner 10. U Nyunt Than 11. Jennifer Low  12. Anil Verma  13. U Kyaw Sit Naing  14. U Thura Ko  15. U Han Htun

The elected Executive Committee is:

1. U Victor Win  2. U Khin Maung Cho 3. Daw Jean Gale 4. U Jimmy 5. U Win Maung 6. U Sein Htun 7. Daw Saw Myat Mar 8. U Than Htay 9. U Nyunt Than 10. U San Lin 11. Ah Chan (Ohmar Khine) 12. Jennifer Low 13. Anil Verma 14. U Kyaw Sit Naing . 15.U Thura Ko

The officers are: 

No The Elected officer  EC Member
1 Chairman U Victor Win
2 President U Nyunt Than
3 Vice President Daw Jean Gale
4 Secretary U Kyaw Sit Naing
5 Associate Secretary Anil Verma
6 Treasurer Jennifer Low
7 Associate Treasurer U Thura Ko
8 Auditor U San Lin
9 Auditor U Than Htay


Kyaw Sit Naing                              Anil Verma

Secretary                                      Associate Secretary


2009 Annual General Meeting and Elections Invitation

Dear All,

BADA is an all volunteer-based grassroots, non-profit organization founded on Jan 7, 2001. Since its founding, the organization has been advocating democracy and freedom for the people of Burma and the betterment of the local communities. It has been solely supported by the members and the supporters. As you may be aware, it has constantly worked with many of you – Burma freedom supporters, various community groups and organizations in realizing numerous campaigns, actions and events to help the people of Burma.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held annually in January while its Board of Directors and the Executive Committee are elected by the members at the AGM every two years. We believe that building the strong and effective grassroots organization is important and necessary in effectively assisting the people of Burma in their long struggle for freedom. To that end, please help us by joining the organization as well as attending its upcoming AGM and the Elections on January 17, 2009.

Have a wonderful holiday season.

Nyunt Than


1) Become a member; member
2) Download Election Nomination Form and Submit: MS Word PDF
3) Join the following meeting

Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA)
Annual General Meeting And Election (2009)


Please Use Your Liberty to Help Promote Ours!

                                   Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,
                                   1991 Nobel Peace Laureate  &
Burma’s People Leader

You are cordially invited to the annual general meeting and the election of the Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA) that will be held according to the following program.
Elections are for the new Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the 2009/10 term.


 BADA Annual General Meeting and Election

12 PM - 5 PM
Saturday January 17, 2009

Union City Library, 34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587
** Snacks and drinks will be served to all attendees**

Program (Subject to change w/t notice; please check back here)

  • Nomination submission and finalization (12:00 AM to 1 PM)

  • Opening/Speeches (1:00 - 1:30 PM)

  • EC/Board’s Reports & Member’s Feedback  (1:30-2:30 PM)

  • Board & EC Election (2:30 – 5:00 PM)

  • Closing  (5:00–5:15 PM)

Join Us!

Join us in helping people of Burma in their quest for Democracy and Freedom. If you are not a BADA member yet, please visit our website and fill out the membership form. if you are infested to join the BADA Board and/or EC, also fill out the self nomination from there. For more information about the meeting and BADA, please visit our web site at; or Contact: 510 485 3751; or send an Email to