My last and final duty as the Election officer is to announce the results of the elections for the STC India chapter 2012. The new council will take over with immediate effect.
President – Naveen D’Cruz has won the vote with a small margin of 4 votes. The voting went neck to neck and both Ramesh and he were tied for the position till almost the end of the contest. Naveen, the strong and silent and hard worker with STC for so many years now, has won the vote. All the very best!
Ramesh will of course be one of our star volunteers this year, and a key player in all our activities. We are counting on his years of experience and talent seen from as long ago as 2005 at the first STC Chennai conference. He too has worked in various capacities for many years to keep the India chapter working and the flag flying high!
Vice President – Swaminathan Moorthy – elected unopposed
Treasurer – Saravanan Manoharan – elected unopposed
Secretary – Manisha Khurana – elected unopposed
Immediate Past President – Rajdeep Gupta is not able to continue with the council due to his heavy work load at Author-It. In the event of this happening, 3 previous presidents have advised me to please carry on as immediate past president in his place. Please do let me know if any previous president would like to take this position – email me off the list please…we can decide with the new admin council how to take this forward.
The first admin council meeting will be held tomorrow and the call for volunteers will also go out tomorrow. We have to catch up with time lost due to the late elections. Please do send in your name to be a volunteer. This year we will approach you if you don’t come out of hiding to contribute!! Thats a promise! Lets have an even better year ahead!
My sincere thanks for the hard working admin council of 2011 who without flinching has continued into the new year at my request when nominations failed to come in time. You know how hard it is to make time for such activities with our hectic life styles and work schedules these days. However they missed a big announcement of the new council at the conference which is such an experience! We can make up for it at our first big event!! One action item for me 🙂
All the best to the new team – go STC India Chapter!! Good luck with your new portfolios, and wish you a very fruitful year ahead.
For STC India Chapter.,
STC India Immediate Past President and Election Officer 2012 Admin council.,
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