E-Newsletter May 2018

The following E-newsletter was sent out in May 2018, and included:

President’s Message

Jai Jinendra and Pranam,

On Sunday 29th April 2018 being also year of our 50th anniversary of OAUK, we held the election of Trustees of our Association. I take this opportunity to thank you all from bottom of my heart for electing me as the Honorary President of Oshwal Association of UK and placing your faith and confidence on me to serve our community. Our immediate past President Tusharbhai Jayantilal and the Executive Committee worked extremely hard with dedication, serving our community and I was privileged to be a part of that Committee.

I am delighted to say that with me I have very capable office bearers who have been elected and they are the new Hon. Vice President- Kaushikbhai Narshi, new Hon. Treasurer- Dhirenbhai Meghji, and Hon. Secretary as Heminiben Raju.

I am also pleased and privileged to say that following Executive committee members have been elected to form part of our team to carry forward our community success. They are Ashokbhai Mulchand, Arvindbhai Dharmshi, Ashiwinbhai Juthalal, Hiteshbhai Lakshamshi, Malaben Dinesh, Mradulalben Babulal, Poonamben Chimanlal, Rajeshbhai Jethalal, Rekhaben Mahesh, Sudhirbhai Meghji, Tusharbhai Jayantilal and Varshaben Dilip.

I am also pleased to advise that we have managed to complete all the AGMS of all Areas and have elected the committee for all Areas except one (North East). We hope to have North East Area committee elected in due course. All the nine Areas Chairperson automatically becomes the Trustee and are part of the Executive team.

The 8 Area Trustees elected are as follows: Kishorebhai Lalji (East), Kevalbhai Rajnikant (Luton), Nikunjbhai Prabhulal (Leicester), Bhikhalalbhai Velji (Northampton), Shailanbhai Premcahnd (North), Prabhulalbhai Raishi (North West), Pareshbhai Raishi (South) and Shejalben Nilesh (West).

In addition, we have also been able to fill the three postions for Board of advisors and following members have been elected to serve for the next three years. They are Mineshbhai Venichand, Dixitbhai Dhiraj and Nileshbhai Sureshchandra.

I take this opportunity to thank all the immediate past Trustees, who continue helping in the background to ensure smooth transition to the EC new team. Thank you Aswinbhai Babulal, Ashishbhai Jayantilal, Bhavniben Amritlal, Dhirajlalbhai Devraj, Kunjalbhai Chandrakant Haria, Rahulbhai Jatish Malde, Laxmichandbhai (North Area Chair) and Hinaben Ramesh (North West Area Chair).

Looking ahead, we intend to complete the ongoing capital projects and I am confident that we will complete them satisfactorily. As an Organisation we have grown so much over the last 10 years and with such growth, will invariably mean that as an Association we need to discuss the future of the structure of our OAUK to ensure the next generations of Oshwals are able to build and strengthen OAUK further. Over the next two years we will be tackling the various issues and bring the changes and improvements to the operation of the Association.

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Many of you will be aware, that in light of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), coming into force on 25th May 2018. We have made some updates to our Privacy Policy, which you can read by going to www.oshwal.org.uk/privacy. Our Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use and store your personal information.

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Directory Update

As you are aware this is a massive task for OAUK to undertake and our team of Volunteers are meeting on a regular basis to update and verify all member’s information. For those households who had not replied to a soft copy sent by Email, we then sent a paper copy of your household details by post. Please return this form back in the envelope provided by 31st May 2018. Your assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

I look forward to meeting with many of you over the coming months.

Jai Mahavir, Jai Oshwal,

Nilesh Bhagwanji Shah

OAUK Hon. President

Email: president@oshwal.org | Mobile No.: +44(0)7940 557 784