Sunday, July 31, 2011

MNS Miri Branch New Committee for 2011-2012

MNS Miri concluded their Branch AGM held at Baraya Laut Resort, Kpg Baraya, Miri, Sarawak 30th July 2011 with the election of fresh faces for branch Committee. The AGM went smoothly with twenty-two stalwart members attending the event.

The new committee,
Chairperson : Peter Pillai
Vice-Chairperson : Musa Musbah
Secretary : Joyce Sivalingam
Treasurer : Amer Matridi Mansor
Committee : Miriam Chacko, Marlene Lim (Co-opted)
Immediate-past Chairperson : Anura Dason

Those in attendance were later treated to an early dinner consisting of kelupis and satay ordered specially for the occasion. Dinner was then followed by a short firefly cruise along Sg Raan for members and their family.

Special mention goes to Committee members from 2010-2011 who made this event all possible.

Here's to another productive year for MNS Miri!

MNS Miri

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

MNS Miri Branch AGM at Baraya Laut Resort 30th July 2011

MNS Miri Branch members at last year's AGM at Baraya Laut Resort, 17th July 2010.

How to get to Baraya Laut Resort from Miri.

We have almost come around full circle, it's hard to believe that one year has gone by. We are now poised to hold our Annual General Meeting. This year we have again selected Baraya Laut Resort as the venue of choice.

Thank you to our current committee for a full year's program:

Acting Chairperson/ Vice-Chairperson : Anura Dason
Secretary : Puteri Shariza Megat Khalid
Treasurer : Ernyza Endot
Committee Members :
CFZ (Firefly Survey) : Musa Musbah
MNS Miri-Reefcheck (Coral Reef Survey) : Kumareson Paranthaman
Birdwatching (AWC and Birdwatching Outreach) : Nazeri Abghani
Auditor : Peter Pillai

This year our AGM program is as follows:

1430 hrs Registration
only members with valid membership are eligible for nominations and to vote in the election)
1500 hrs AGM Processings and Reports
a) Chairman’s Reports
b) Treasurer’s Reports
c) Feedback on Reports
1600 hrs Election of 2011/2012 Committee
1700 hrs End of AGM Proceedings
1800 hrs Dinner (BBQ and Kelupis)

Post AGM Activities:
1930 hrs Sg Raan Fireflies Cruise (Members meet at Bakam Jetty)
2200 hrs Stargazing at Baraya for those overniting at Baraya Laut Resort.

Our CFZ team has booked two boats for a slow evening cruise along Sg Raan to view displaying fireflies, and if we are lucky crocodiles. Seating is limited, priority will be given to members who are attending the AGM.

Post firefly watching, members who choose to overnite at Baraya Laut may opt for stargazing.

Accomodations at Baraya Laut Resort comes in the form of shared rooms at the main bungalow and camping. Overniting members to specify their preference ($15/person for bungalow; $10/person for campsite).

For those overniting, we'll have the entire Sunday morning to frolic on Baraya Beach or indulge in a 2-3hr trek to Tusan Cliff, whichever rocks your boat.

This year's AGM is an important turning point for MNS Miri with most of our current crop of EXCOs leaving Miri for greener pastures and new endeavours.

We therefore urge members to take up the challenge to continue MNS work in Miri and beyond by volunteering to serve as committee members. This is an opportune time for an influx of new blood with new ideas and fresh new approach. Without new faces injecting enthusiasm to the branch, there maybe no MNS Miri.

We hope to see you at the AGM. Please email mnsmiri at yahoo dot com if you require further details.

MNS Miri