October 2007 Incoming President's message to members

October 2007 Incoming President's message to members

Dear every one,

Welcome to Burma Watch International! I would like to say Thank you to all of you for contributing your time and effort for Burma Watch and the people of Burma. I would like to reassure you that as a member of Burma Watch International, you have the following benefits:

  1. Networking - by promoting an atmosphere of cultural diversity, peace and loving-kindness among members who are native Canadians and Burmese Canadians.
  2. Your voice gets heard - Burma Watch International provides a platform for advocacy and promotion of human rights situations, and a mechanism for affirmative action on matters that affect people living inside Burma as well as along the border areas.
  3. Learn the culture and taste the food - of Burmans and ethnic groups from Burma
  4. Celebrate with us on special days that include, 8888, Karen New Year, Burmese New Year, and Lantern festival
  5. last, but not the least, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making the difference for the better Burma/world.

I am pleased to make an announcement to all the members that we (7 of us who were elected as executive members for 2007 - 2008), had discussed about the assignment of titles among ourselves as follows:

  • Alice Khin - President
  • Cindy Kleinmeyer - Vice President
  • Kathy Mon - Secretary
  • Yi Yi Datar - Treasurer
  • U Kyaw Myint - Director
  • U Saw Pyi Thein - Director
  • U Than Aung - Director

We vowed that we will work hard for Burma to be free from military dictators. We will have the first EC meeting very soon and will keep the members informed about our activities. After the first EC meeting, there will be another meeting that includes all the members. I would very much appreciate it if you could send me the time (like 3 choices in terms of priority) that works for you in late November. The members meeting will take one and a half hour.

Thank you very much.

With best regards,


Date last changed: 2007 October 17

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