By Allah’s Grace another calendar year is about to end. According to Bylaws of the Islamic Center of Naperville, we must hold elections each year to elect replacements for the members whose term would be expiring at the end of the year; and elect new members of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS for the next two years. ICN Board comprises of 9 Board Members and elections are held every year for board members who’s term is expiring end of that year. For 2018 Elections are for four(4) board members.
As members of ICN, it is our privilege and obligation to participate in this ongoing process of determining our leadership.
Eligibility to Vote:
To be eligible to vote you must be a Voting Member in good standing who has paid his/her current year’s ICN membership dues in full by five days prior to election day which would be Friday November 30, 2018 midnight.
New members must pay their Membership 150 days prior to the voting day to be eligible for voting in the Annual Elections for the Board of Directors and at General Body Meeting.
NOMINATORS AND NOMINEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO CLEAR THEIR MEMBERSHIP DUES AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING THEIR NOMINATION FORMS AND ACCEPTING THE NOMINATION, RESPECTIVELY.
References to ICN Bylaws — ARTICLE IV, Section 1 – Members & ARTICLE VI, Section 4 – Eligibility for Elections, Section 9 – Electronic Voting — are provided
A Nomination Form is attached and uploaded to the ICN website. Click here to download the Nomination Form. The deadline for submitting Nomination Forms is by ‘Isha on Thursday, November 21, 2018.
Important: You are allowed to nominate a maximum of 4 candidates ONLY. Nominations over 4 candidates will be rejected.Election Committee’s decision shall be final in this regard.
Spouse Voting Spouses cannot vote in behalf of each other. Please honor this rule, especially since we are providing an Electronic Voting Facility.
Suggestions / Complaints
We are striving to make the process as user-friendly, efficient, fair and robust as possible, Insha’Allah! Despite our best efforts, if you think we can do better please feel free to fill out the suggestion form available at ICN Masajid and drop it in the suggestion box.
Due to introduction of ELECTRONIC VOTING, there will be no Absentee Ballot provision for 2018.
REMINDER: Membership fee is $50 for each individual (there are no family memberships any more). Payments should be made specifically for the purpose of membership. Membership payment.
The ICN Election Committee
We pray that this reaches you all in the best state of Iman and health. Alhamdulillah it has been over a month since we have completed another beautiful month of Ramadan. It was a busy month of programming for the youth and now with the fresh start that we get after this month of blessings, we look to new beginnings for the youth program as well. Our youth have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to launch a new set of programs that provides something beneficial and relevant for every age group. It is our goal that any and every person who walks through our doors can find a program that directly addresses them and their needs.
It is with this mission in mind that ICNYouth is very excited to present its 3 newest initiatives designed and tailored specifically for youth of middle school, high school, college and young professional age groups.
Middle school is a time when bonds are formed, minds are molded, and the seeds of the future are planted. Our heartbeats program focuses on creating an environment to cultivate positive growth and foster the potential inside each and every single young person. The focus will be on positive mentorship, relationship building, and interactive learning in an easy going setting.
Meeting times have already begun on alternating Tuesdays, beginning from July 10th for the boys and July 17th for the girls. There was also a parent orientation on the first day of both programs. While there is no cost, registration will be mandatory to ensure proper accommodations are made. The registration link, as well as the program info can be found here and on our social media. https://goo.gl/forms/lNaDwZ90PRq3fT3b2
High School-Real Talk
High School Real Talk is back with a revamped format and a new team leading the way. Drawing inspiration from those who have come before us, High Schoolers come together to build bonds that can last a lifetime in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Whether its through interactive discussions, a game of ball or badminton, or going out to eat, Real Talk is the place to be and the place to benefit.
Girls will meet every other Saturday at 5PM while Guys will meet every Saturday at 6:30PM
What is your legacy? It’s a question that takes a lifetime to actualize and answer properly. Our newest initiative exclusively for college students and young professionals revolves around our journey of living the answer to this question. We look at our legacy through the lens of over 1439 years of examples and role models and shine that light into our modern context. We begin with Moments with the Messenger (saws), a deep and relevant look into the life of the greatest role model.
This is a program with a very different vibe: fresh juice bar, fresh fruit, calming incense, and a welcoming environment facilitating our discussion.
First meeting for brothers and sisters will be Friday July 27th at 6PM
We look forward to these fruitful and fun programs that will invigorate our youth and show them the importance of their place in our community.
Any additional information can be found through our social media @ICNYouth
ICN is pleased to announce the launch of a free medical clinic for the uninsured (ICNFC).
The founding members of ICNFC believe that access to health care is a basic human necessity. Our aim is to provide medical care to anyone without insurance, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation. It is an all inclusive clinic where patients will be treated with respect and dignity.
We ask Allah (swt) to make this a successful endeavor for both ICN and the patients who avail these services.