5. Jan, 2019

Minutes of General Meeting held on 5th January 2019

Minutes of General Meeting held on 5th January 2019

General body meeting was held at Friendship club on 05/01/2019. The hall was decorated by Shri Vijaybhai Modi, Shri Satishbhai Patel, Shri Jasubhai Patel and the volunteers so as to welcome New Year and also this was the first meeting of 2019.

The meeting started with the information on house rules & safety.

Prarthna was narrated by the team of our members.

Smt. Kokilaben S. Dave talked about the sacrifice of Gujarati Shri Garbaddas Mukhi in freedom fight of India.

Then the members whose birthdays are in January were honored by singing Birthday songs and giving them individually the Birthday cards.

President Shri Vijaybhai Modi briefed the members on the picnic held on 15/12/18 at Pakiri beach. He also informed the members the details on the coming picnic on 19/01/2019 at Miranda, Thames. He also provided the detailed program for the suggested three days trip to Wellington. Shri Vijaybhai Modi thanked all the members for their contribution during the year 2018 and he also appreciated the efforts put in by various committee members. President also appreciated the efforts of EC members during last year.

President informed the gathering about the achievement of two sons – Xitij & Kamal, of our members Mrs. & Mr. Nayanbhai Mistry. Both Xitij & Kamal were called on the stage and honored by the President Vijaybhai Modi. Both the achievers informed the gathering about their work and seek blessings form GSNZ members. Xitij is working with Ford motors as Product strategic design manager and Kamal on Artificial Intelligence with Uber for driverless vehicle.

Vice President Shri Kiritbhai Parikh’s daughter Shrina, son-in-law Nishit &granddaughter Kanishka impressed the members with the memory & brain development of Kanishka by systematic training with their Brain-O-Brain model.

Kaushik Kansara instructed all the members to sign the attendance book whether they have their food or not. He also read out the suggestions of the members and the efforts put in by the executive committee to implement them.

Shri Dhansukhbhai Jamnadas, Shri Purshottambhai Merai, Shri Jasubhai Patel & Shri Dharmesh Patel sang some good Bollywood songs and members danced to the tunes of the songs. Thus the New Year was celebrated by the members of GSNZ.

Shri Ashokbhai Raval sponsored sweet on the occasion of his birthday.
Everyone had lunch and thus the program ended on a happy note.

1. Dec, 2018

Minutes of General Meeting held on 1st December 2018

Minutes of General Meeting held on 1st December2018

General body meeting was held at Friendship club on 1/12/2018. The meeting started with the information on house rules & safety.

Mantra & Prarthna were narrated by the team of our members.

Suvichar narrated by Smt. Jashwantiben.

Then the members whose birthdays are in December were honored by singing Birthday songs and giving them individually Birthday cards. New members came on the dais & introduced themselves.

President Shri Vijaybhai Modi briefed the members on the picnic held on 17/11/18 at Mangawhai Heads. He also informed the members the details on the coming picnic on 15/12 at Pakiri beach. Shri Vijaybhai Modi informed the members that there is a need for volunteers for laying chairs & table for general meeting. Current contract is about to be over and till we finalize the new contract; we need volunteers to help Satishbhai Patel. The members were provided with the new details’’ forms and the utility value of the data.

President also detailed the members about the health issues of various members so as to pray for their speedy recovery. He also announced the names of the donors and expressed his sincere thanks. He further thanked and appreciated kind gesture of one member to donate “Laadu” to all the members attending General meeting today.

President informed the gathering about the selection as Youth Member of Parliament of a girl who happens to be the granddaughter of our member Madhuben Ganatra. This girl was called on the stage by the President and was presented with a flower bouquet. She spoke to the audience and thanked GSNZ for honoring her and seeked the blessings of all the members.
Our member Smt. Ushaben Trivedi talked to the audience about the origin of Gayatri Mantra and its creator.

Kaushik Kansara instructed all the members to sign the attendance book whether they have their food or not. He also read out the suggestions of the members and the efforts put in by the executive committee to implement them.

Smt Purnimaben Modi performed two good dance on Bollywood songs. Ms. Ella Kumar’s group performed rhythmic dance. Veenaben sung melodious songs solo and also with Purshottambhai Merai. Dr. Saurabhbhai Majmudar sung one classic Saigal song. Shri Sureshbhai Trivedi& Smt. Hemanginiben Trivediperformed very good dance on old Bollywood song. Ms. Saras Raninga told some jokes.

Everyone had lunch and thus the program ended on a happy note.

3. Nov, 2018

Minutes of General Meeting held on 3rd November 2018

Minutes of General Meeting held on 3rd November 2018

General body meeting was held at Friendship club on 3/11/2018.
The meeting started with the information on house rules & safety by Kaushik Kansara.
Mantra & Prarthna were done by the team of our members.
The Hall was well decorated for the diwali festival look with colorful ribbons and baloons by Narhari Patel, Satish Patel & Preetiben Satish and our Shri Vijay Mody. Narhari had brought his own lighting series to add value to the decoration. Thanks to all. All members appreciated and was acknowledged by big clapping.
Then Birthday celebration started by giving Birthday cards to the members.
Suvichar was presented by Smt. Jashwantiben Patel on relevant to festival of Diwali.
Shri Chunibhai Mehta Past President talked on literature and stressed on the members to express their talents on literature and culture.
President Shri talked on the festival of Diwali, its importance and reasons why we are celebrating Diwali and wished to all members on the occasion. Thereafter, he also informed the members about the successful & positive event of 5th Sep 2018, like visiting the Cancer Hospital offering entertainment to the patients and prepared and served food to the patients and their care takers by our volunteering team.
He also acknowledged two events, one at Manukau on 30th Sep 2018 Diwali Expo by Radio Tarana and the second one at Waitekere on 28th October 2018 Diwali Celebration by Waitekere Indian Association, establishing of food stalls on diwali celebration. Almost 30 members volunteered the work under the leadership of Shri Kiritbhai Thaker. A round of applause was announced for the involvement and dedication towards the event in the interest of Samaj.
The financial gain in numbers were presented by Shri Kiritbhai Thaker which was much applauded by all the members. He also announced the names of the donors. The President called all the members on the stage and appreciated their efforts and also presented them with the Certificates of Participation in the events. The generated record profit of $4,411.00 out of the two events was credited to the GSNz bank account.
Mr Mody also informed about the plans in detail for the one day picnic on 17th November 2018 at Mangawhai.
Our member Shri Ashwinbhai Vaidya turned 80 this month. His son donated $500.00 to GSNZ towards “Laadu” to all the members attending General meeting on3/11/18. They were called upon the stage & felicitated by the President.
The President welcomed Mr. Kamaljeetsingh Bakshi, the List MP of National Party as well as Shri Amichand, the ex – local board member. Mr. Bakshi wished all the members for Happy Diwali and the new year.
The birthday cake was cut by Mr Vijay Mody on his birthday and was distributed to all members during the lunch time.
Shri Dhansukhbhai Jamnadas, Shri Purshottambhai Merai, Shri Jasubhai Patel, Shri Sureshbhai Trivedi & Shri Saurabhbhai Majmudar entertained the members by singing very nice songs. Shri Kishorbhai Desai told jokes and entertained the audience.
Kaushik Kansara appreciated the efforts of all who decorated the hall for Diwali and all the members to attend the general meeting.
Everyone had lunch and thus the program ended on a happy note.