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2019 President's Message

Submitted by marife_callender on 10 February 2018 - 12:00am

May 23, 2019

Dear Fellow NCI Members:

          I am very pleased to report that 2019 has led us in the most positive direction.  For those of you who have not been able to attend our meetings, I want to reiterate that Aster Bekele, was nominated and elected as the Chairwomen of (NCI); followed by the President, Leslie Clumb; 1st Vice President, Geetha Nair; 2nd Vice President, Maryam Kiani; Treasurer, Alma Smith; and:

Manager of the Annual International Festival, Marife Callender. 

Because no one took on the position of Corresponding Secretary, to remedy the situation, a recorder was purchased to record the minutes and Alma Smith volunteered to compile the recorded minutes and forward to members which is working out very well. 

          I am happy to report that Balji Oberoi, Board of Directors has volunteer his expertise to update and maintain NCI’s Website.

          Now, on to what is in the works at this time:

  • We are now in the process of reviewing NCI’s By-Laws for possible amendment to –
  • revise and to implement ARTICLE XI – Conflict of Interest
  • reinforce that the Officers/Manager will Chair each assigned duty as follows –
  • IPL 500 Festival Parade – when accepted to be in the Parade
  • Queen Competition/Dinner/Dance/Program
  • Annual International Festival
  • Plans are already in place for the IPL 500 Festival Parade led by Marife Callender; the planning process for the Queen’s Competition led by Geetha Nair and Marlon Alfonso is in the works.                                                      

Most sincerely,

          Leslie Clumb, President

          President@nationalitiescouncil.org