A message from the ICBC Shura Council
Respected Community members: Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh!
As you are aware, in accordance with the ICBC Constitution & Bylaws adopted in 2011, ICBC is governed by a 19-member Shura Council. As part of the transition from the previous Interim governance model, we held elections to the Shura Council in December 2012 for 1/3rd (six) of the positions. Next month, the terms of the remaining 2/3rd of the Shura Council (13 members) will expire. Additionally, there is one vacant position created by the relocation outside Austin of one of the elected members from last year. As a result, we have 14 positions that need to be filled through elections next month.
Any eligible ICBC member can vote in the elections; please refer the ICBC Constitution & Bylaws for details on eligibility to vote and contest in the elections. As already announced, the list of members eligible to vote this year has been posted on the ICBC Bulletin Board at the Men’s and Women’s section in the masjid.
The nomination process has now closed. Nominated candidates can withdraw no later than 8:00 pm on Monday December 2nd. Thereafter the Shura Council will review the list of nominees to ensure nomination criteria are satisfied as per the ICBC Constitution and Bylaws. Final list of candidates will be announced by Thursday, December 5th, Insha Allah.
Please refer to the FAQ page for commonly asked questions about the ICBC elections. The following are key dates to remember:
Nomination Start: Friday, November 22nd
Nomination Ends: Friday, November 29th
Last Date to withdraw nomination: Monday, December 2nd
List of Candidates announced: Thursday, December 5th
“Meet & Greet” the Candidates: Sunday, December 8th
Election days: Friday December 13th
(After Juma’a; and between Asr and Maghrib salaat)
Saturday December 14th
(between Asr and Isha Salaat)
Election results announcement: Saturday, December 14th
(after Isha salaat)
May Allah (swt) help us in striving for His Cause.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan
ICBC Shura Council
Nov 29, 2013