November 11, 2008
KOA Elections Update
Dear KOA Members:
The KOA elections for the year 2008 are over. Previously, the NEC appraised you about the nominations received. Only one nomination was received for each of the following positions:
KOA President, and KOA Zone Director for Zones 1 and 7.
For KOA Zone 8 Director, two nominations were received. Dr. Abhinav Raina withdrew his nomination. No nominations were received for Director KOA Zones 3, 4 and 6.
On behalf of NEC-KOA 2008, I am pleased to announce the election of Mr. Pradumon Tickoo, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, as the new President-Elect of KOA. Congratulations to Mr. Tickoo! In his nomination acceptance, Mr. Tickoo sent the following message:
“I am humbled and grateful to my community for entrusting me to lead as the President of KOA. It is with great honor and pride that I am accepting my nomination for this position. The trust placed in me by the community has strengthened my resolve to serve with passion. I take the faith you have reposed in me very seriously. I will work tirelessly to keep your trust and confidence in me alive. This is my commitment to all of you. I would also like to thank the entire KOA-NEC 2008 team for great work, honesty and integrity. God bless our community with unity and prosperity!”
The NEC also announces and congratulates the following persons as KOA Zone Director as indicated:
Zone 1: Ms. Nirmala Mitra
Zone 7: Mr. Ajay Koul
Zone 8: Ms. Veena Kaul
Since no nominations for KOA Zone Director for Zones 3, 4 and 6 were received by the set deadline, emails were sent to the KOA membership in these Zones. KOA members from these Zones suggested names on which the NEC deliberated. The NEC is pleased to announce and congratulate the following persons as KOA Zone Director as indicated:
Zone 3: Mr. Umesh Kaul, New Jersey
Zone 4: Ms. Asha Bakaya, Maryland
Zone 6: Dr. Rakesh Raina, Georgia
It has been a pleasure to serve our own KOA.
With namaskars and best regards,
Autar Mattoo, Chair 2008 KOA NEC
Hira Nakhasi, Member
Sujata Quasba, Member
Soman Dhar, Member