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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 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 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:
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:
2009 Annual General Meeting and Elections Invitation
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.
Use Your Liberty to Help Promote
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.
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 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 www.badasf.org; or Contact: 510 485 3751; or send an Email to email@example.com.