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Sikh Council of Central California
by: Dr. Sharnjit Purewal

October 31, 2009
Venue: Gurdwara Sahib Kalgidhar, Selma.

  1. Ardas.
  2. Members present:
    1. Ranjit S. Rajpal
    2. Gurdev S. Muhar
    3. Kehar S. Khaira
    4. Lachhman S. Rathore
    5. AP Singh
    6. Sharnjit S. Purewal
    7. Mohinder S. Grewal
    8. Boota S. Chahil
    9. Jasdeep Singh
    10. Maj. Raghbir S. Gill
    11. Pashaura S. Dhillon
    12. Paul S. Virk
    13. Col. Hardev S. Gill
    14. Jagjit S. Thind
    15. Mohindar S. Poonia
    16. Bharpur S. Dhaliwal
  3. Members absent
    1. Amrik S. Virk
    2. Baldev S. Sangha
    3. Amarjit Singh
    4. Mohan S. Badhesha
    5. Avtar S. Rakhra
    6. Charanjit S. Bath
    7. Iqbal S. Brar
  4. Members excused
    1. Manvinder Singh
    2. Onkar S. Mukker
    3. Manpreet Kaur
  5. Guests present
    1. Sammarbir S. Virk
    2. Lal S. Cheema
    3. Gurpreet S. Mann
    4. Tara Singh
    5. Parminder S. Brar
    6. Gurnek S. Bagri
    7. Raj Singh
  6. Approval of Minutes: The meeting was called to order at 4:18 PM. Mool Mantar was recited to open the meeting. After review of the minutes of the last meeting, motion to approve was by Pashaura Singh and second by Gurdev Singh and the minutes were approved by all.
  7. Youth Committee:
    1. The youth will hold a Youth Camp Dec. 24th to 26th at the Caruthers Gurdwara. The theme of the meeting will be “Sikhi 101”.
    2. The Friday Youth Kirtan is held every first Friday of every month at Guru Nanak Prakash Gurdwara. Next Friday there will be an extended Kirtan starting at 8 PM.
    3. United Sikhs is considering having a youth wokshop immediately after the Guru Nanak Prakash Ustav program on Nov. 8th.
    4. United Sikhs is planning a Feed the Hungry day sometime in Nov.
  8. Fundraising Committee - after some discussion about how SCCC can raise some working capital it was decided that each member Gurdwara should contribute $200 a year. The representatives should discuss this with their respective management committees and get approval.
  9. Interfaith Alliance - The Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer service will be held on Nov. 25th at the College Community Congregational Church on Fresno St. north of Barstow in Fresno.
  10. Multifaith Exchange – the next meeting will be on Islam at the Mosque on Shaw Ave in Fresno on Oct. 15th.
  11. SCCC Crematorium - Dr. Boota Singh reports that he has purchased the building that is in Fowler on Freeway 99. He is willing to sell it to SCCC if we wish to proceed with the project. There is some concern about the lack of parking at that location. Gurpreet S. Mann, President of Singh Sabha Gurdwara, reports that they do not have plans of constructing a crematorium in the near future. He stated that he has no objection to SCCC‘s plan to build a crematorium. He is willing to loan to SCCC the master plan for the crematorium that they have had drawn The Crematorium Committee will meet to develop a plan of action.
  12. Guru Nanak Prakash Devas - the flyers for this program were distributed. A sample of the plaques for the speakers and teachers was presented as well as the medals for the youth speakers. Everyone agreed that the event should be videotaped. Singapore Video is willing to do it for $500 and everyone approved of this plan. Punjabi media and other local media will be asked to cover the event.
  13. Miscellaneous - there was some discussion about how the Fresno Bee article entitled “Holy Writ” misrepresented Sikh philosophy. The Bee will be contacted about this and how to avoid these errors in the future. There was also some discussion about Nanadshahi Calendar: most were of the opinion that we should let the Akal Takhat reach a decision for now.
  14. Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 PM on a motion made by Amrik Singh and seconded by Pashaura Singh. The next meeting will be on Nov. 21, 2009, 2:00 PM at Gurdwara Kalgidhar.
Ranjit S. Rajpal M. D.
General Secretary, SCCC
©Jas Singh