Abdul-Basit Khan resigns as CAIR-CAN Chair and Selma Djukic becomes Acting Chair
Original address: http://www.caircan.ca/itn_more.php?id=P3088_0_2_0_C
Original title: CAIR-CAN Announces Board Changes
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:18 pm
– For Immediate Release –
(Ottawa, Canada – September 15, 2010) The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) announces changes to its Board of Directors effective today.
Due to personal and work related commitments, CAIR-CAN Chair Abdul-Basit Khan notified the Board of his resignation from the organization on June 15, 2010. Board Member and Vice-Chair Selma Djukic has since taken on and been fulfilling the duties of Acting Chair.
“It is with mixed emotions of regret and tremendous gratitude for his extended and exemplary record of contribution to CAIR-CAN that we accept Abdul-Basit’s resignation,” said Selma Djukic, CAIR-CAN’s Acting Board Chair. “We wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.”
“The opportunity to serve all Canadians first as a volunteer with, and then as a Board Member of CAIR-CAN, and most recently as its Chair, has been a great privilege and an honour. I remain committed to the organization’s founding principles of establishing an effective voice for Canadian Muslims. I bid a fond farewell to my fellow Board Members and I am confident that the new leadership will build on the successes of the organization,” said Abdul-Basit Khan.
“As a vibrant, dynamic and open organization, we welcome our constituents to contact current Board Members to provide their suggestions and ideas on how to help the organization grow from strength to strength,” added Djukic.
Contact: Ihsaan Gardee, CAIR-CAN Executive Director, 613.254.9704 or 613.853.4111 or info(@)caircan(.)ca
Selma Djukic, CAIR-CAN Acting Chair, 613.254.9704 or info(@)caircan(.)ca
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