The Annual General Meeting of the Australian MEFF Consortium, organisers of the Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair was held on Sunday 6 November at 206 Humphries Road, Bonnyrigg, Sydney with the presentation of the Annual Report and election of Trustees, Management Committee and selection of Office bearers.
This year was a great challenge for MEFF as a number of Eid festivals were being held in surrounding suburbs some on the same weekend.
A new constitution based largely on the model constitution for Australian MEFF Consortium developed over a period of almost a year during two retreats was finally passed in a special General Meeting (SGM) held on Sunday 23 October.
Under the new constitution, the elections for 2 trustees will be held every four years while election of 8 Management Committee members will be held every two years while one patron will be appointed by the Management Committee.
President, 3 Vice Presidents need to be selected from within the MACO while other positions can be either filled from MACO or from other ordinary members of the non-prophet organisation.
A Patron will be appointed by the MACO and a Festival Committee will be constituted at a later stage.
The results of the elections are as follows:
Ali Alsalami President
Manar Ahmad Vice President 1
Usaid Khalil Vice President 2
Hanif Bismi Vice President 3
Usman Siddiqui Secretary
Najia Khalil Assistant Secretary
Ibrahim Khalil Treasurer
Saminah Ahmad Assistant Treasurer
Ashfaq Ahmad Member
More to be added.