Committee

 

The following committed Members were unanimously elected (or subsequently co-opted) to the Management Committee at the sixth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association held on Aug 20th 2017.

Position Name
President Ms. Sothi Kanagasabai
Vice President Dr. Shunil D. Sharma
Secretary Prof. Thiru Aravinthan
Joint Secretary Mr. S. Barata Raj
Treasurer Mr. Rathinam Srinivasan
Assistant Treasurer Mr. Raj Haikerwal
Director of Cultural Activities Mr. Murali Kumar Srinivasan
Director of Religious Activities Mrs. Anandagowri Muthukkumarasamy
Director of Educational Activities Mr. I. Siva
Director of Resources, Media,Publicity and Asset Management Dr. N. Mugunthan
Director of Youth and Community Activities,Fund Raising Activities, and Event Management Dr. Kartik Menon

 

 

A List of Past Presidents and Vice Presidents

Year Position Name
2012-2014 President A/Prof. Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy
2014-2015 President Dr. Shunil D. Sharma
2015-2016 President Dr. Chinniah Arunagiri
2016-2017 President Dr. G. Subakumar
2012-2013 Vice President Dr Pathmanathan Sivakumaran
2013-2015 Vice President Dr Anandakumarasamy Murugesampillai
2015-2017 Vice President A/Prof. Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy

 

 

Past Secretaries and Joint Secretaries

Year Position Name
2012-2014 Secretary Mr. I. Siva
2014-2015 Secretary Mr. Raj Haikerwal
2015-2016 Secretary Mr. I.Siva
2016-2017 Secretary Prof. Thiru Aravinthan
2012-2014 Joint Secretary Mr. Kartik Menon
2014-2016 Joint Secretary Mrs. Neela Ramiah

 

 

Past Treasurers and Assistant Treasurers

Year Position Name
2012-2016 Treasurer Mr. Rathinam Srinivasan
2016-2017 Treasurer Mr. Ramalingam Nedunchezhian
2012-2014 Assistant Treasurer Mr. Tharmalingam Surendran
2014-2015 Assistant Treasurer Mr. Sinnadurai Suresh
2015-2017 Assistant Treasurer Mr. Siribalamurali Samithamby

 

 

Past Directors

Year Position Name
2012-2016 Director of Cultural Activities Prof. Thiru Aravinthan
2016-2017 Director of Cultural Activities Mrs. Krishnakumari Anandakumarasamy
2012-2015 Director of Religious Activities Mr. Subramaniam Barataraj
2015-2016 Director of Religious Activities Dr. Murali Rajaratnam
2016-2017 Director of Religious Activities Dr. Chinniah Arunagiri
2012-2013 Director of Educational Activities Dr. Sithrasenan Elankayer
2013-2014 Director of Educational Activities Dr. Kugathasan
2014-2016 Director of Educational Activities Mr. Kartik Menon
2016-2017 Director of Educational Activities Dr. K. Venkatesan
2012-2013 Director of Resources, Media,Publicity and Asset Management Dr. S. Kamalarasa
2013-2014 Director of Resources, Media,Publicity and Asset Management Dr. G. Subakumar
2012-2013 Director of Youth and Community Activities,Fund Raising Activities, and Event Management Mrs. Rathika Rahuraman
2013-2014 Director of Youth and Community Activities,Fund Raising Activities, and Event Management Mrs. Neela Ramiah
2014-2016 Director of Youth and Community Activities,Fund Raising Activities, and Event Management Mr. Ramanathan Karupiah

 

 

Interim Committee (Feb 17th 2012 – Aug 17th 2012)

Members elected at the bhajan on February 17th 2012 with a set mandate of 6 months
Dr. Ganesamoorthy Subakumar
Mrs. Piriyadharshini Sivakumaran
Dr. Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy
Mr. Rathinam Srinivasan
Mr. T. Kugapalan
Mr. S. Barataraj
Mr. Nachimuthu Kesawan
Mr. I. Siva

 

 

Exploratory Committee (Nov 18th 2011 – Feb 17th 2012)

Members elected at the bhajan on Nov 18th 2011 with a mandate to explore the viability and make recommendations
Mr. T. Kugapalan
Mr. Nachimuthu Kesawan
Mr. Sures Sinnadurai

 

 

Precursor

Regular After-Hours ethnic Language education classes (LOTE – Language Other Than English) have been held since Sept 2006. The very first class was held in a house in Biggera Waters. Regular bhajans have been held since May 2008. The very first bhajan was held in a house in Varsity Lakes. The Gold Coast Community has been providing free food (Annathanam) one day every year in Mid April since 2008 at the Sri Selva Vinayakar Kovil in South Maclean (South Maclean is a locality in the City of Logan, Queensland, Australia)

 

Note:
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The committee positions goes to election (at the AGM) in the following order:

Even Number Year
· President (every year)
· Joint-Secretary
· Treasurer
· Director of Cultural Activities
· Director of Educational Activities
· Director of Youth and Community Activities, Fund raising Activities, and Event Management

Odd Number year
· President (every year)
· Vice President
· Secretary
· Assistant Treasurer
· Director of Religious Activities
· Director of Resources, Media,Publicity and Asset Management

Casual opening due to resignation are filled by co-opting a member into the committee.

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