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GENERAL BODY MEETINGS

In an effort to keep the community informed and also to provide the community with a more open dialogue, the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees makes an effort to hold quarterly General Body Meetings.

Agendas and meeting minutes from the General Body Meetings are also posted here for anyone who may have missed a previous meeting. However, if an individual wishes to vote on a specific cause, they must be present to vote per the IFN By-Laws.

GENERAL BODY MEETING - 11/19/2017

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DATE: 11/19/2017
TIME: 2:00 p.m. 
VENUE: IFN Banquet Hall

I (BOT Chair) request your continued involvement in our community. At the end of the day, we do value your input so please stay together as one Jama'h. Our Prophet (PBUH) was ordered by Allah (SWT) to consult with the companions, although Allah could have revealed everything to him directly, as He says in Al Emran (109): "So by mercy from Allah, [O Muhammad], you were lenient with them. And if you had been tough [in speech] and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them and consult them in the matter. And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah . Indeed, Allah loves those who rely [upon Him]."

As promised there will be a follow up meeting on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At this meeting we will present:

1. the treasurer’s report

2. Q&A continuation on the capital project.

3. Address any other concerns of the community.

There will be NO VOTE on any capital project.

After the last meeting we realized that just one General Body meeting is not sufficient for the community to absorb details of the capital project. We intend to have more town-halls in the future until the community is fully satisfied with the details and is in a position to make an informed decision about whether we should proceed with the capital project. Motion to approve the capital project deferred to the next general body meeting to be scheduled in 2018, insh'allah.

GENERAL BODY MEETING - 11/05/2017

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DATE: 11/05/2017
TIME: 2:00 p.m. 
VENUE: IFN Banquet Hall

Agenda:

Agenda:
  • Opening - 10 min (2:00 - 2:10) 
  • Recitation of Qur'an 
  • Approval of last meeting minutes/roll call 
  • Board of Trustee Chairman Remarks - 5 min (2:10 - 2:15)
  • President's Report - 15 min (2:15 - 2:30)
  • Gym & Campus Development - 30 min (2:30 - 3:00)
  • Q&A and Approval for Capital Project - 20 mins (3:00 - 3:20)
  • Financial Update - 10 min (3:20 to 3:30)
  • Asr with Dua for Conclusion - 3:30 
  • Q&A to continue after Asr

TOWN HALL MEETING - 09/18/2016

DATE: 09/18/2016
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
VENUE: IFN Banquet Hall

Agenda:

  • Completion of Learning Resource Center (LRC) - Phase 2
  • New Capital Project Study - Phase 0
These two (2) new projects will be points of discussion and details will be provided. All are encouraged to attend so that these projects can be approved to move forward. These projects were voted to move forward on October 17th, 2016. 

Voting Results:
LRC -       147 Yes    33 No
Phase 0 -  148 Yes    28 No

GENERAL BODY MEETING - 08/28/2016

DATE: 08/28/2016
TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
VENUE: IFN Banquet Hall

Agenda:

  • Welcome by General Secretary, BOT
  • Recitation of Qur'an - Imam Azfar Uddin
  • Opening Remarks - Chairman of BOT, Ishaq Mohiuddin
  • Approval of last meeting minutes/roll call - Br. Moghis Ahmad
  • Strategic Planning Updates - Br. Usman Ghani
  • IFN Refurbishing Building - Br. Rizwan Shaikh
  • Endowment Fund - Br. Masood Ahmed
  • Leadership Training - Dr. Waseem Kagzi
  • Outreach Update - Br. Amir Abushamaa
  • Sexual Harassment Policy - Dr. Rubina Khan
  • Fundraising - Dr. Fehmida Khan
  • Capital Projects - Br Rizwan Shaikh & Br. Tanveer Jaffer
  • Future Projects - Chairman of BOT, Ishaq Mohiuddin
  • President's Report - Vaseem Ifthekhar
  • Financial Update - Br. Arif Khairuddin, Treasurer
  • Membership & Maintenance - Br. Talha Yusuf, Secretary
  • Sunday School & Qur'an Academy - Masood Ali Khan, Vice President
  • Committee Update - Vaseem Iftekhar, President
  • Question & Answer
  • Closing Du'a - Br. Amir Abushamaa
Quorom is REQUIRED to approve the minutes of the last General Body Meeting, Capital Projects

Amendment Change Voting Results - 01/13/2016

Assalam O Allaikum Warahmatullah Wabarkatuhu

Thank you for attending the Second General Body Meeting on Sunday Jan 10, 2016 for the approval of the amendments to the IFN Bylaws proposed by the Bylaws Ad hoc Committee and approved by the IFN Board of Trustees. This GBM was scheduled because the quorum (physical presence of 33% of total members) was not met in the first GBM Sunday held on December 6, 2015. In the second GBM, the presence of 25% of the total number of Members was required for the quorum (IFN BYLAWS Section 6.3).  

Thank you for actively participating in the second General Body Meeting and submitting your ballot to vote to approve or reject bylaws amendments proposed by the Bylaws committee. Bylaws committee proposed amendments in nine areas (see attached) 

Here is the summary of the ballots received for approval or rejection of Bylaws amendments in

Number of members attended/ballot submitted – 138

Membership of the members on ballot forms confirmed (Total Vote) – 136

Number of Yes votes required to approve each amendment – 102 (75%)

Votes for each amendment received:

IFN By-laws - summary of recommended changes.pdf

Amendment Category

Number of Yes Votes

1

128

2

121

3

112

4

125

5

127

6

126

7

125

8

102

9

120

Amendments to the Bylaws in all nine areas proposed by the Bylaws Committee have been approved. 

On behalf of the community and the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank all brothers and sisters who helped with the GBM registration on the day of the meeting by collecting ballots, counting votes and confirming the membership of the members on the ballot forms.  The Board of Trustees would also like to thank the By-laws Ad Hoc committee that worked diligently over the last four months to complete the updates and bring them to the community at the GBM.  May Allah (subha na wa ta’ala) reward all of the volunteers abundantly for their selfless efforts.

PS: All ballots will be available for any members to review for the next 90 days after which they will be destroyed.”

Jazak Allah Khair

Haris Jamil, Ph.D. 
General Secretary
IFN Board of Trustees
(847) 362 6976 (H)
(847) 909 4206 (M)

Previous Meeting Minutes

IFN GBM Apr 2015 Meeting Minutes.pdf

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