OBU Council met on Monday the 9th of July and appointed Chairman's of 7 sub committees. Departing from tradition Council shows that it means business as stated at the AGM by convening an early meeting as against the usual first meeting in August. Upul Theverapperuma Elected Vice President said that by not having a Council meeting in July over 3 months of valuable time is wasted as previously the August meeting is only a fellowship, which means the work only starts in September. The Council will have a extensive planning session before the next meeting to finalize and approve the annual plan. Dr. Naiomal Perera, Elected Vice President said that the OBU Dance will be on the 27th of October 2012. He proposed Upul Theverapperuma as the Chairman of the Dance Committee which was approved unanimously by a show of hands. Upul said this is a late start to the Dance Committee as the previous committee's appointee has resigned from the post in June. He requested the support of all to make the Dance a successful and a memorable one.
The Committee also discussed the Josephian Walk 2012 extensively and decided to seek an appointment with Fr. Rector to discuss the same. The committee members expressed their views openly and most were of the opinion as it has been minuted quoting the Past Elected Vice President, that the Walk is a OBU project and funds will be remitted to an OBU account, the new committee should take the same stand.
By default Social Secretary will be the chairman of the Social Affairs sub-committee.
Dr. Naomal Perera' name was proposed by Upul Theverapperuma as the Chairman of the Josephian Parent Organization. The same was approved unanimously by the Council by a show of hands. The organization will consist of all current Josephian parents.
Stefan Morais was unanimously appointed by a show of hands as the Chairman of the Student Affairs committee. Student Education, Sports and Co-curricular activities will come under this committee.
Brendon Morris was proposed as the Chairman of the Membership Development and Welfare subcommittee and approved unanimously by the house by a show of hands. Upul Theverapperuma proposed that a Josephian Batch organization to be formed to keep in touch with all batches and get their help in OBU matters.The same was approved unanimously by a show of hands. Brendon Morris will be in charge of setting up the organization along with the Membership Development and Welfare sub-committee.
The Council also appointed a Constitutional amendment committee with Upul Theverapperuma as the convener.
Other committees appointed include the Projects,Teacher Welfare, Public Relations.
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