Assalam-u-alaikum, AKUAANA family. I would like to update you regarding the approval process of several proposed amendments to the AKUAANA Constitution and Bylaws.
During mid-April 2016, the Executive Council sent out the proposed amendments to all active members for comments. In addition, we simultaneously posted the proposed amendments on our website and Facebook Page for review by as many AKU Alumni as possible, to improve transparency.
Secondly, we emailed all active members with voting status on June 06, 2016, a list of the proposed amendments and instructions on how to vote electronically.
Additionally, the Executive Council reached out to individual alumni to get their feedback and requesting them to vote. The reaction and participation by the alumni was very impressive. As a result of this pro-active approach, we were able to collect the needed votes (30% of active membership) within a week!
Eventually, we inactivated the Google Form collecting responses after 30 days, as per our Bylaws, on July 7, 2016 at 12:08 AM Eastern Standard Time. At the time of closing:
- we had 131 active members with voting status.
- a total of 63 responses were received, 62 in favor, and 1 against. This was way more than the required voting by 30% of active membership (40 votes, with a two third majority to carry).
- our voting rate was 48%.
In conclusion, I am pleased to inform the alumni body that the motion to approve the proposed amendments to the AKUAANA Constitution and Bylaws has passed successfully.
Thank you for your support, feedback and recommendations!
Habib Chotani, ‘95
President, AKUAANA (2016 – 17)