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THE ALL-INDIA ANGLO-INDIAN ASSOCIATION – DANAPUR  BRANCH

 

MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON - 03/04/2012

 

The Danapur Branch of The All India Anglo-Indian Association held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, the 3rd of April 2012, at Bldg.No:137, Patliputra Colony. The Meeting started promptly at 05.30 p.m. with the Hony. Secretary, Mr. Tyron Lazarus, addressing the gathering.  He then invited senior member, Mr. John Cowell, to start the proceedings with a Prayer.  Governing Body Member and the Anglo-Indian Representative for Bihar & Orissa, Mr. Alfred G. de Rozario, then addressed the gathering and warmly welcomed them.  He spoke about the Jt. A.G.M. to be held in Patna later this year, which would be jointly hosted by the Danapur & Patna Branches.

Next was the Danapur Branch President's address by Mr. Eric de Rozario, who also welcomed the members and thanked them for their presence at this meeting.  He also thanked each and every member, and, of course, his Committee members, for their unstinting help, support and co-operation.  He, especially, thanked all the members for their help, support and
participation in Branch's Ruby Jubilee Celebrations held on the 6th, 7th & 8th of October, 2011.

The Honorary  Secretary then read out the Minutes of the last A.G.M.  held on the 9th of April, 2011. The same was proposed by Mr. A.G. de Rozario and seconded by Mr. Michael Daniell. He then read out his Report for the Period - April 2011 to March 2012. A new member was introduced, namely Nigel  Elloy.

This was followed by the presentation of Accounts by the Honorary  Treasurer Mr. Mervyn DuBois, for the Financial Year 01.04.2011 to: 31.03.2012. The same was proposed by Mr. Terence Chesney and seconded By Mr. Michael Daniell.

Mr. Eric de Rozario then briefed the members about the Pune A.G.M. and that the Danapur  Branch was  awarded The Frank Anthony Award for the Branch of the Year, The Henry  Gidney  Award for the Review and Mr.Derek  A.J. D'Souza was awarded the Review Star Award  for his reporting and articles.  A truly great moment for the Danapur Branch at the Pune AGM.

All formalities completed, and with none of the members present objecting to any part of the proceedings or Reports/Accounts, the Executive Committee members resigned one by one.

Mr. A.G. de Rozario was the favourite choice for Chairperson for election of the new Executive Committee members. Without any further ado, all the members present unanimously re-elected the same Executive Committee, with just a couple of changes. The re-elected Executive Committee is as follows :-

PRESIDENT                              : MR. ERIC de ROZARIO.
VICE-PRESIDENTS                : MR. ALAN COWELL, MR. DEREK A. J. D'SOUZA, MR. TERENCE CHESNEY.
HONY. SECRETARY               : MR. TYRON LAZARUS.
HONY. TREASURER              : MR. MERVYN DuBOIS.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS     : MR. JAMES REID, MR. DONALD COWELL, MR. ADRIAN BLAQUIERE,
                                                     MR. DERRICK MAGNUM, MS. CATHERINE DANIELL, MS. AGNES de ROZARIO, MRS. YVONNE KNIGHT.

The Newly elected Executive Committee were  given a standing ovation.

Mr. A.G. de Rozario and Mr. Eric de Rozario, once again took turns to enlighten the gathering about the Jt. A.G.M. to be held in Patna later this year and the need for one and all not just to co-operate with each other, but also to co-operate with the Patna Branch Committee members and sub-committee members in making this prestigious function a SUCCESSFUL and GRAND affair!  Also, both of them requested and invited all the members and their families to the 2012 EASTER BALL to be held at Don Bosco Academy, Digha, on Sunday, the 8th of April 2012, which was being co-hosted "On the House" by both the Patna & Danapur branches and would begin with a Joint Meeting of both Branches starting at 07.00 p.m.


 

Earlier, light snacks and cold drinks were served out. Before leaving, all present pledged their help, support and co-operation.