BMANACA arranged a great Annual Gala on March 9th &10th, 2018 at Hyatt Centric Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA.
During the business meeting on March 10th, Dr. Rubina Najeeb M.D. became the next President of BMANA-CA Chapter for the period from 2018-2020 and she presented her esteemed new team. She has been a part of this organization since it’s incipiency in the current form in 2009. She took this opportunity to thank the first President Dr. Nasima Begum and her team, under whose leadership we became a legal nonprofit entity in the State of California, developed our Bylaws and had our banking system in place. Thanks to President Dr. Pradip Chowdhury and his team, under whose leadership we had our 1st BMANA Central Convention in Los Angeles which was a great feat. Our thanks also to President Dr. Iqbal Munir and his team, under whose leadership we started Chapter Newsletter, web conference, community health seminars, electronic registration and payment. He also initiated the Chapter Forum for Presidents. Thanks also to our Immediate Past President, Dr. Aboo Nasar and his Executive team. Under Dr. Aboo Nasar’s leadership we held our CME lectures in San Diego which was very professionally organized. Our thanks also goes to the founders of this organizations including Central Past President Dr. Chowdhury Hafiz Ahsan, Dr. Ruby Hossain, Dr. Moazzam Hossain. We are also thankful to Dr. Salma Khan, Dr. Alamgir Mahmud, Dr. Talat Khan, Dr. Umme Ruman Rais, Dr Diba Farah & Dr Nargis Akhanjee for their dedication to serve this organization. There were discussions about our goals for the future, based on the Mission of BMANA-CA. This organization prides itself to be an apolitical organization, and we will work with any respected organization to help our community.
Following are the Executive Members of BMANA CA 2018-202
President- Dr. Rubina Najeeb
President Elect- Dr. Anisul Aslam
Past President- Dr. Aboo Nasar
General Secretary- Dr. Mahfuz Rahman
Treasurer- Dr. Syeda Kabir
Scientific Secretary- Dr. Arshia Aslam & Dr. Madhury Khan
Cultural Secretary- Dr. Diba Farah
Chief Patron- Dr. Nasima Begum; Dr. Pradip Chowdhury; Dr Ruby Hossain; Dr Iqbal Munir.
Member-At- Large- Dr. Rabi Alam; Dr. Showkot Ara Rahman; Dr. Tanima Shaheed
Young Physician: Dr. Sajib Saha
Communication and Media Head: Dr. Syeda Lata Akhtar.
During the dinner Dr Syeda Kabir and Dr Mahmuda Alam were honored for their work as physicians and dedication to CA Chapter and Sheikh Selim DVM, PhD was honored for his humanitarian work. The Consul General of Bangladesh Honorable Priyotosh Saha also attended the dinner. Our Communication & Media Head, Dr Syeda Lata Akhtar, prepared a summary of the Gala and has sent it to newspaper- Prothom Alo.