Today, the June 27th, BCAP held its 2nd General Election at DHS-Building, Pittsburgh Downtown.
Mr. Rup Pokharel is unanimously elected as BCAP President for the term of 4 years. He has been serving as the officiating President after the resignation of former President last year.
Mr. Tara Phuyel gathered maximum votes conducted through the secret ballot for the position of Vice-President.
Likewise, another 12 Executive members are elected from different eight neighborhoods. The Board of Directors will meet soon to formally welcome the new team and workout on welcoming another set of 15 volunteer representatives in the board. Allocation of Secretary, Treasurer, Youth and Sports Coordinator and Cultural Coordinator will be decided by a joint meeting of the Board of Directors and Executive members in the near future.
BCAP Board Chairperson Mr. Sancha Rai thanked the Election Commission headed by Mr. Bhanu Phuyel for successfully conducting the 2nd General Election. Also, Mr. Rai thanked the Advisory Members, all the volunteers, outgoing executive members and employees for contributing their invaluable time and energy to bring BCAP to this stage since its establishment in 2012. He also requested all community members to dedicate a few hours outside their regular job to help this community to be a model community in the States.
Mr. Rup Pokharel announced that a special program will be held soon to acknowledge and award the long serving volunteers and special sponsors from the community amidst a function.
Mr. Upendra Dahal, Project Director, presented the overall O.R.R and Jefferson Regional Foundation funded projects and activities. He also outlined different challenges arising out of budget shortfall and those issues in the community consuming maximum time for the staff to deal with. And, Mr. Pradeep Rai, Treasurer presented the overall snapshot of financial activities and state of financial strengths and weaknesses of the community.
Mr. Khara Timsina, English Language and Civic Education-Coordinator and Mr. Ashok Gurung, one of the Board of Directors, moderated the overall session and Mr. Balaram Gurung, Out-Reach Manager and technical expert, handled the overall management of technical settings assisted by Office Assistant Miss. Kunti Gurung, Board Member Lok Bhandari ,Volunteer Coordinator Mr. Tek Mishra and the most passionate community volunteer Mr. Manav Timsina.