Year 2009

September 2009

THANK YOU

The VSC gratefully acknowledges in receving funds in the year 2009 from:

  1. The matching donations of amount $2450.00 of the year 2007 from the Government of Alberta, Community Spirit Program (CSP) Alberta Cultral and Community Spirit
  2. Donations from the United way of Calgary” through 2008 donor choice proceeds
  3. All the members and well wishers.

Thank you
JOY SHRI RAMAKRISHNA
Dr. Ramananda Chatterjee
President, The Vedanta Society of Calgary.

July 2009

PUBLIC LECTURE On GURU AND DISCIPLE RELATIONSHIP
Speaker: Swami Bhaskarananda
President, The Vedanta Society of Western Washington
Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
Date/Time: Friday, August 14th. 2009 at 7.30 PM
Place: India Canada Association of Calgary – 826, Edmonton Trail NE Calgary AB T2E3J6

ALL ARE WELCOME
Dr. Ramananda Chatterjee
President, The Vedanta Society of Calgary.

April 2009

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2009
Members present: Mr Anirban Bosu, Mr Biren Das Biswas, Mr Nirmal Ghosh, Mr Surhid Sen, Mr Dilip Kar, Mr Subhas C Majumdar, Mr Dipten Chakravorty, Mr Mintu Bose, Mrs Paromita Bosu, Mrs Jayashree Mukherjee, Ms Dharshini Paramanathan, Mr Sital C Khan, Mr Kish Arora, Mr Chayan Datta, Mrs Sathi Datta, Mr Vinay Dey, Mr Shankar Banik, Mrs Ratna Chatterjee,   Dr Ramananda Chatterjee,   Mr Rupak Datta

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Vedanta Society of Calgary held at 2:30 p.m. on April 12, 2009 at INCA Hall, Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary.

The Annual General Meeting of the Vedanta Society of Calgary is chaired by Mrs Ratna Chatterjee, and she commences the meeting as the required quorum is present.

The meeting starts with the chanting of “Ramakrishna Saranam” by the members.

The minutes of the last AGM is read out and accepted by the members present.

The President, Dr Ramananda Chatterjee reads out the report of activities of the past year with specific mention about the programme for affiliation to the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. He also describes briefly the “Community Spirit Program” (CSP) of the Provincial Government of Alberta related to the matching grant of donation raised by any society doing Community Work, while reading out the Project Proposal submitted by the Vedanta Society of Calgary to the Government of Alberta for the CSP grant. Mr Nirmal Ghosh asks about the expected amount of CSP grant the Society could receive, and Dr Chatterjee answers that it is not known but the upper limit is $25,000.00 per year.

Mr Biren Das Biswas asks about the future plan of use of the funds available under CSP grant. Dr Chatterjee replies that the CSP grant can only be used for the Vedanta Society’s Building purpose.

Mr Nirmal Ghosh requests for an estimate for maintaining the Swami from Ramakrishna Math at a Calgary residence. Dr Chatterjee says approximately $3,000.00 per month including $2,000.00 towards mortgage.

The members present generally suggest and accept that the Vedanta Society of Calgary should make an appeal for membership subscription.

The Financial Report of 2008 is read out and discussed. It is proposed to be accepted by Mr Biren Das Biswas and Mr Dipten Chakravorty seconds the proposal. The Financial Report 2008 is accepted by the members present.

Mr Vinay Dey suggests that an appeal can be made to the AGLC for use of money received from AGLC, to meet the expenditure of visits of Swamis and also towards the maintenance costs of the Swami at a residence in Calgary

Youth member Mary Anne Thaya Thangaraja reads out a passage on “What is the real Man” discussing the aspects of Krodh (anger) and Ahankara (ego) and how to deal with them in our lives.

The Chair commences the Election of Executive Committee and Trustees of the Vedanta Society of Calgary in the Land Committee.

Dr Ramananda Chatterjee mentions that in the proposal submitted for the CSP Grant, the signatories Mr Mintu Bose and Dr Ramananda Chatterjee had to commit themselves for three years in their current respective positions. So, Dr Ramananda Chatterjee has to remain the President and Mr Mintu Bose will remain the Treasurer, of the Vedanta Society of Calgary for the next three years.

Mr Subhash C Majumdar proposes the name of Mrs Jayashree Mukherjee as the second Vice President and Mr Biren Das Biswas seconds the proposal.

Dr Ramananda Chatterjee proposes the name of Ms Dharshini Paramanathan as the Joint Treasurer and the whole house seconds the proposal with a big applause.

Finally, the Executive Committee of the Vedanta Society of Calgary for the next two years 2009 and 2010 stands as follows:

President: Dr Ramananda Chatterjee
Vice President: Mr Kish Arora
Vice President: Mrs Jayashree Mukherjee
Treasurer: Mr Mintu Bose
Joint Treasurer: Ms Dharshini Paramanathan
Secretary: Anirban Bosu

Mr Rupak Datta proposes Mr Vinay Dey as a Trustee, and the proposal is seconded by Mr Kish Arora. The proposal is accepted by the members present except three members, Mr Biren Das Biswas, Mr Shankar Banik and Mr Dilip Kar, who voiced their opposition.

The Trustees of the Vedanta Society of Calgary in the Land Committee are: Mr Dipten Chakravorty, Mr Dilip Kar, Mr Biren Das Biswas, Mr Vinay Dey.

The Annual General Meeting and Election of the Executive Committee and Trustees of the Vedanta Society of Calgary is concluded after Vedic Chanting by the members.

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