THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Updates here and there

Our AGM is finally over and done with. With a new vice-chairman, new assistant secretary and 2 other new faces in the committee, the other 7 board members are the same old faces… not that we have many volunteers to choose from in the first place.

The general meeting also approved a certain amount to be used for volunteer development, and we plan to use the approved amount to send a few volunteers to attend an international conference in Bangkok in November this year (related to our line of voluntary work of course).

Not many questions were asked during the meeting, and there was no need to vote for any of the office bearers either. It was a “I nominate so and so… I second… I propose nominations closed… I second” affair throughout the committee elections. Naturally the AGM ended early and we spent more time after that having our dinner and chit-chatting away.

A few more children were highlighted to me as needing sponsorship for their education, so yes, next in my agenda is to arrange for assessment visits to the homes of these children before I start asking around for interested sponsors…

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