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OSA Administrative Committee Decisions #30
on Jun 15 2021

Dear All,

It deeply upsets me to see that the situation in Lebanon is still deteriorating and that, along with the persistent threat of COVID, life is still not back to normal.

It makes me so sad to see what is happening to Lebanon and the Lebanese people and I pray that things will be resolved soon.

During a Zoom meeting held on Thursday June 3, 2021 the OSA Administrative Committee unanimously made the following decisions:

1. To postpone the 29th OSA International Convention that was scheduled to take place on 2, 3 & 4 July 2021, until July 1, 2 & 3, 2022.

Last year the circumstances did not allow us to hold the much-awaited event then, and this year we are faced with the same restrictions and challenges. We hope that everything will be fine next year and we all look forward to meet on July 1, 2 & 3, 2022 for the three days of fun, activities and reconnecting with old friends.

2. To postpone Administrative Committee elections that were due to take place on June 23, 2021 until later on this year and/or when circumstances permit.

Other associations have tried to hold elections – a few succeeded with difficulties, some are struggling to do so, others have failed and the majority have decided to postpone. Under the current circumstances, it will be difficult and cumbersome to convene the forthcoming General Assembly. Accordingly, the OSA Administrative Committee, with the direction of the OSA lawyer, took the above decision. We look forward to conducting the elections once things get back to proper working order.

3. To present the OSA financial statement for calendar year ending December 2020, for ratification by our membership at the General Assembly of the 29th international Convention.

Our financial statement for calendar year ending December 2020 has been audited and submitted to the appropriate ministries and reviewed and unanimously approved by the OSA Administrative Committee. It should be noted that we have kept expenses to a minimum this past year, and have achieved a surplus (retained earnings) higher than previous year.

With best wishes to all.

Nazih Khattar ‘66

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