Association of Akron, Inc.
General Election 2010
Election 2010 Winners
The following candidates were elected to office
in the July 25, 2010 election of the
|Bhim Dhungana||Executive Committee Member|
|Bhim Kumar Katel||Executive Committee Member|
|Sudan Rai||Executive Committee Member|
|Bishnu Kumar Subba||Executive Committee Member|
|Dhan Man Subba||Executive Committee Member|
|Jas Maya Subba||Executive Committee Member|
|Ram Kumar Subba||Executive Committee Member|
|Sun Man Subba||Executive Committee Member|
This web page contains the winners of the July 25, 2010 general election (see above), and below the meeting minutes of the July 18, 2010 meeting of the General Election Committee (GEC), the ballot, the list of nominated candidates, the general election schedule circular, election rules for the 2010 general election, and a report of the June 19, 2010, general meeting. Scroll down to locate these sections of the page.
Reminder: General Election
Election Day: Sunday, July 25, 2010
Voting locations and time
Bhim/Laxmi Dhungana’s apt 12-2 PM
Cuyahoga Falls/ Independence:
Amber Subba’s house
Kishan Rai’s apt
Nominations (First Phase)
|President||Kashi Dulal||346 Broad Blvd, Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221|
|President||Nar Bahadur Subba||747 Carnegie Ave, Apt B1, Akron OH 44314|
|President||Amber Subba||330 Broad Blvd, Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221|
|740 Carnegie Ave, Apt B14, Akron OH 44314|
|Treasurer||Ghana Shyam Adhikari||46 West Street, Akron OH 44303|
|Treasurer||Gopal Lepcha||2540 Shoreline Dr, Apt A7, Akron OH 44314|
|Member Exec Comm||Deo Narayan Subedi||142 Jesse Avenue, Akron OH 44310|
|Member Exec Comm||Parashu Ram Adhikari||843 Berwin Street, Akron OH 44310|
|Member Exec Comm||Om Khatiwada||1868 2nd Street, Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221|
|Member Exec Comm||Sun Man Subba||390 Lookout Ave, Akron OH 44310|
|Member Exec Comm||Dal Bahadur Biswa||950 Sawyer Ave, Akron OH 44310|
|Member Exec Comm||Chandra Maya Subba||740 Carnegie Ave, Apt B17, Akron OH 44314|
|Member Exec Comm||Mon Maya Dhungana||740 Carnegie Ave, Apt A7, Akron OH 44314|
|Member Exec Comm||Bhim Dhungana||740 Carnegie Ave, Apt A7, Akron OH 44314|
|Member Exec Comm||Purshotam Dhungana||727 Carnegie Ave, Apt C2, Akron OH 44314|
|Member Exec Comm||Ram Kumar Subba||747 Carnegie Ave, Apt B8, Akron OH 44314|
|Member Exec Comm||Sudan Rai||670 Hancock Ave, Apt K, Akron OH 44314|
|Member Exec Comm||Meg Nath Baral||670 Hancock Ave, Apt I, Akron OH 44314|
|Member Exec Comm||Dhana Osti||918 Independence Ave, Akron OH 44310|
|Member Exec Comm||Tika Osti||748 Dayton St, Akron OH 44310|
|Member Exec Comm||
|330 Broad Blvd, Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221|
|Member Exec Comm||Bishnu Subba||2431 Northland Ave, Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221|
|Member Exec Comm||Dhan Man Subba||2431 Northland Ave, Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221|
|Member Exec Comm||Jas Maya Subba||747 Carnegie Ave, Apt B1, Akron OH 44314|
|Member Exec Comm||Hari Subedi||826 N Main St., Akron, OH 44310|
|Member Exec Comm||Bal Bahadur Basnet||841 Berwin St., Akron, OH, 44310|
|Member Exec Comm||Bhim Kumar Katel||907 Berwin St., Akron, OH,44310|
|Member Exec Comm||Giriraj Osti||759 Carnegie Ave., Akron, OH 44314|
General Election Schedule Circular
I, on behalf of the General Election Committee (GEC), 2010, would like to bring your attention on the upcoming General Election Schedule. The GEC, in consultation with the President of the Interim Committee, have made the following decisions.
through Friday corresponding to July 12-16, 2010, shall be the
nomination period. Any eligible member of the Bhutanese Community
can file an application during this nomination period. Nomination
forms shall be made available by Monday July 12, 2010 at the
2) The GEC shall have a meeting on Sunday July 18, 2010 to review the nomination forms received and make preparations for publication of the nomination list.
3) The GEC shall publish the full nomination list on Monday July 19, 2010.
4) Time to withdraw nominations shall be from Tuesday through Thursday corresponding to July 20-22, 2010.
5) The GEC shall publish the final nomination list on Friday July 23, 2010.
6) The General
Election shall be held on Sunday July 25, 2010 at the following
At the June 19, 2010 meeting of the Interim Committee the following election rules were proposed and approved in order to have a free, fair, transparent and democratic election.
1. General Election:
An announcement shall be made through the appropriate means to the voters at least two weeks before the general election day.
2. Nomination procedure:
i. A candidate shall file the application for nomination in election by submitting the duly signed form to the General Election Committee
ii. A candidate shall apply only for one position
iii. A candidate shall file the application for nomination in election within the dateline announced by the General Election Committee
iv. The Election Committee shall accept or reject the nomination based on the eligibility requirements described in the constitution (the by-laws) of the Association.
v. An additional qualification shall be imposed for the post of Secretary and Treasurer. A candidate applying for these posts have to be at least 25 years old.
vi. The names of the candidates shall be published after the nomination period is over.
3. Updating nominations to the voters:
i. Update the nomination information on daily basis by sending an email to the akron_bhutanese google group.
ii. Update on daily basis at the website of the Association.
4. With-drawing nominations:
i. A set number of days shall be allocated to with-draw nominations
ii. A candidate may with-draw his/her nominations under the following circumstances:
a. Personal reasons like loss of interest, health, other obligations, etc.
b. When there are more candidates than the post requires and the candidates decide among themselves to form a unanimous candidate
5. Declaration of uncontested winners:
i. For the position of the President, Secretary and Treasurer:
If there is only one nominee for the post of President, Secretary and Treasurer, irrespective of whether he/she is the only one who filed an application for the post, or the one who is unanimously supported by other candidates, he/she shall be declared uncontested winner for that position.
ii. For the position of Executive Committee Members:
According to the present Constitution there is a provision for twelve executive members. It was agreed to amend the Constitution so that there is a provision for eight Executive Committee Members instead of twelve. If the nomination received is less than eight for the position of the Executive Member, the applicant(s) shall be declared uncontested winner(s). The remaining positions shall be nominated by the President of the new Executive Committee in consultation with the new Executive Committee.
6. Voting in the election day:
i. If there are two or more candidates for the post of the President, Secretary and Treasure, then a voting shall be held in accordance with the constitution of the Association in the Election Day.
ii. If there are more than eight candidates for the post of Executive Committee Member, then a voting shall be held in accordance with the constitution of the Association in the Election Day.
7. Declaration of the election winner:
A candidate who secures the highest number of votes shall be declared the winner for that post
8. Election Schedule:
It was decided that the General Election Committee, 2010 shall decide the day and date, venue and time for the election.
June 19, 2010 Meeting Report
A general meeting was held on June 19, 2010 at the International Institute of Akron. Fifty six members from the Bhutanese Community attended the meeting. The meeting was chaired by a senior member of the Community, Mr. Deo Narayan Dhungana.
The following list summarizes the meeting minutes.
1. Krishna Subba, the Secretary of the Interim Committee, presented a brief progress report on the activities of the Association.
2. Dhruva Rai, a member of the General Election Committee, 2010, gave an update on the activities of the Election Committee.
3. Naresh Subba, a member of the General Election Committee, 2010, presented a list of proposals in order to have a free, fair, transparent and democratic election.
4. Amber Subba, a member of the Interim Committee, informed the Meeting about the Community Dinner being organized in August.
5. Bhim Dhungana, a member of the Interim Committee, spoke about the need to bridging the gap between the older and the younger generations in the Community to develop a healthy community.
6. Several people participated in healthy discussion that helped in the passage and adoption of the code of conduct for election (Election Rules), which is mentioned above in detail.