Elections
Executive Committee & Board of Trustees Elections

A message from NHIC’s Election Subcommittee.

Assalamalakum warahmatallah,

A few months ago, the Election Subcommittee addressed the community in the Masjid for people to come out and pick up a form to nominate new members for the new Executive Committee (EC) and the Board of Trustees (BOT). Yet, we haven’t gotten the response and the number of nominees needed. To date, we received 5 names for the BOT and 4 for the EC. NHIC’s BY-Laws requires at least 2 nominees to compete for each open position, that means 10 nominees are required for the EC and 14 for the BOT. The Subcommittee is sending this message out to our community to plead for more involvement and asking to encourage who they see fit to manage our Masjid to volunteer to serve our community. The plan is for the election to be conducted after Ramadan in shaa Allah. For any questions, please contact:
Brother Shabbir or Brother Mohammed Hudu.

Thank you,
NHIC Election Subcommittee

Section 7 .3.4 Responsibilities of Committee Members

7.3.4.1 The President
The President shall be responsible to:

  • Generally manage all activities of the NHIC.​
  • Call, preside, and conduct meetings of the Board and EC.​
  • Form and hold accountable ALL Sub-Committees ​with the approval of the ​ EC MEMBERS.​
  • OVERSEE funds and expenses of the ​NHIC​ as defined in Article IX.​
  • PRIMARY SIGNATORY ON ALL Bank Accounts for the expenses of the NHIC IN ADDITION TO SECONDARY SIGNER, FOR ALL BANK ACCOUNTS EXCEPT THE ENDOWMENT ACCOUNT.​
  • Present ALL reports to the General Assembly regarding the status of the NHIC in meetings and/or in a newsletter.
  • Call, preside, and conduct meetings of the Board and EC.​
  • Be SPOKESPERSON and representative for the NHIC in external activities. OR Designate A MEMBER APPROVED BY EC. ​
  • Act as a liaison between the EC and the BOT.
  • Establish ​NEW AND MANAGE EXISTING RELATIONSHIPS​ ​WITH​ other local, regional​ AND national Islamic centers ​AND ISLAMIC ORGANIZATION, WITH THE APPROVAL OF EC.
  • Interview, negotiate terms, HIRE AND DISMISS​ :
    • Salaried ​staff after ​an​ APPROVAL​ ​ by the​ EC.
    • The Imam/Sheikh WITH APPROVAL OF EC AND BOT.
    • CONTRACTORS WITH MAXIMUM COMPENSATION OF $1500. ANYTHING GREATER THAN $1500 MUST BE APPROVED BY EC.
7.3.4.2 The Vice-President is responsible for:
  • Carrying out the management of the activities of the Masjid in the absence of the President.
  • Acting as a liaison between the EC and all Sub-Committees.​
  • Assisting the ​President​ in accomplishing the objectives of the Masjid.
  • Presiding over the security details of the premises owned by the ​NHIC.
  • Supervising general upkeep of the premises of the ​NHIC​.​
  • COORDINATE WITH THE PROJECT MANAGER OR CONTRACTOR OF ​any construction, additions, and repairs.
7.3.4.3 Secretary
The Secretary​’s​ responsibilities shall be:

  • Take the minutes of each meeting and maintain a minute book, which is to be kept at the principal office of the ​NHIC.
  • Prepare and circulate minutes of ​EC and Board ​meetings amongst​ their ​members, within five days after the meeting or at the beginning of the following meeting if it takes place after less than five days.​
  • Prepare the agenda for the meetings in conjunction with the President and notify the members.
  • Maintain a list of all members and volunteers for various Masjid functions.
  • Maintain the records of ​NHIC​ membership and update them periodically and establish a membership directory. ​
  • Establish and maintain filing system with the help of President and Vice President.
  • Maintain the registration of the ​NHIC​ with the appropriate governmental agencies and departments and preserve the non-profit status of the NHIC​​ and City, State and Federal governments.
  • Preside over the ​EC ​meetings in the absence of both the President and the
    Vice-President.
  • Present at the beginning of each meeting the minutes of the previous meeting for approval.
  • Make available a list of members eligible to vote according to Bylaws.
  • TO ENSURE MEETINGS ARE BEING CONDUCTED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF the Bylaws of the NHIC.
  • Preside over the committee for the newsletter of the Masjid.
  • Write letters and responses on behalf of the Masjid, ​along​ with the President.
  • File all required forms and documents with the City, State of Connecticut, U.S. Federal government, WITH APPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT AND ​VP.
  • All required financial returns with IRS and State ​DRS ​in conjunction with the Treasurer WITH APPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT AND VP, AFTER PREPARED BY THE CERTIFIED BOOKKEEPER AND/OR CPA.

7.3.4.4 Treasurer

The Treasurer shall be responsible to:

  • COLLECTING, DEPOSITING, and RECORDING OF FUNDS RECEIVED FROM MEMBERS WITH WITNESSES DESIGNATED BY THE EC.
  • Checks should never be signed by the preparer and must be approved by the EC President.​

HIRED BOOKKEEPER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • THE BOOKKEEPER TO DEAL DIRECTLY WITH THE EC PRESIDENT AND/OR A DESIGNEE OF THE PRESIDENT.
  • Maintain the records of all financial transactions of the NHIC.
  • Take the responsibility of writing disbursements, bank reconciliation, and reporting the financial status of the Masjid to the EC and the Board on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Prepare an annual budget and submit it to the EC at the beginning each fiscal year.
  • File taxes, all required financial information forms, and all required returns for city, state and federal governments in conjunction with the Treasurer and/or Secretary.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports of income and expenditures of the NHIC for the EC.
  • Prepare quarterly financial reports of income and expenditures of the NHIC for the Board.
  • Prepare annual final financial reports of income and expenditures for the General Assembly at the end of each fiscal
    year.

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