American Sikh Council’s Annual Panthic Meeting to be held in October 7-9

This year American Sikh Council’s Annual Panthic Meeting will be hosted by the Sikh Council of Central California (SCCC) and will be held at the ‘Sikh Center of the Pacific Coast Gurdwara Sahib’, Selma, California.  Please mark your calendars for the weekend of October 7 – 9, 2016. The address is 2211 Highland Ave, Selma, CA 93662 (approx.10 miles South of Fresno, CA).

American Sikh Council (ASC) – the voice of Sikhs in America, is the umbrella organization representative of Sikhs in the United States. It is an elected body of Sikh Gurdwaras and institutions. Currently 71 Gurdwaras and other Sikh institutions across the nation are members of ASC. The major governing purpose of the organization is to represent the collective view of Sikhs in the United States. ASC works to promote Sikh interests at the national and international level focusing on issues of advocacy, education, and well-being of humankind.

Image1This annual national level panthic meeting is a time when all members will get together and discuss many important issues facing Sikhs in America as well in the old homeland. As a representative of your local Gurdwara, your participation is very important. The meeting is open for all the representatives of the Sikh Gurdwara Sahibs and Sikh Organizations in the US, who are passionate and serious for the Sikh causes and would like to contribute their views. Last year, the yearly meeting was held on November 13-15, 2015 at the Sikh Religious Society of Chicago Gurdwara Sahib, Palatine, IL.

Image6To assure proper arrangements for everyone coming to share their views, please help ASC with the name and contact information of the representative attending the meeting by registering up below. ASC will assure time for every representative wishing to add their views to the information that has been shared till then. To keep order, the time will be allocated in order of the registration of the guests. All those who wish to provide input on Panthic issues on behalf of their organizations please register as early as possible.

ASC Looks forward to your active participation in representing your Gurdwara Sahib and/or your Sikh organization. For any other information feel free to contact ASC at contact@americansikhCouncil.orgLocat Contacts: S. Baldev Singh 559-284-7711 and/or S. Amrik Singh 559-304-2107.

General Body Meeting Agenda:

Friday, October 7 thru Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Sikh Center of the Pacific Coast Gurdwara Sahib, Selma, CA

Friday Evening: 10/7/16

6:00 PM Registration and Receiving of Delegates and Attendees,

7:00 PM Welcome by the host Sikh Council of Central California – Dr.Sharnjit Singh.

Ice Breakers.

7:30 PM Develop a list of current Sikhi related needs of the Sikh Community in US.

8:30 PM Adjourn

Saturday Morning: 10/8/16

9:00 AM Late arrival registration.

9:15 AM Welcome by host, SCCC representative. Short introductions by guests/members in the audience.

9:45 AM Highlight of ASC’s continued effort (Topics – Interfaith, Sikh Awareness Conferences, Bullying, Boy Scouts – Jamboree, Sikh Genocide, Conflict Resolution Services and Global Sikh Council).

10:45 AM Guest speakers – (TBA)

11:30 AM Knowledge/ideas sharing of services being offered by local Gurdwaras/organizations

12:30 PM Lunch Break


1:30 PM Sharing of topics proposed on Friday evening (including Bi-lingual Sikh Pracharaks, Training needs for Sikh youth in Gurmukhi and Sikhi etc.)

2:30 PM Use of media to teach Sikhi topics to the youth.

3:00 PM Detail Description of Proposed Projects (what needs to be done, alternatives ways to do it, best alternative , ways to empower teams, and resource requirements, sources for funding  etc.)

4:00 PM Break

4:30 PM Continued discussions on detailed description of projects.

6:00 PM Break


7:00 PM Discussion on topics left over from afternoon if needed.

8:30 PM Adjourn.

Sunday: Morning 10/9/16

9:00 AM Board meeting discussion on balance of 2016 and transition to 2017 and take decisions on the GB tasks for 2017.

11:30 AM Adjourn to the Gurdwara Sahib Divan Hall.

12:00 Noon Participate in the Gurdwara Sahib Divan followed by Langer and Departure

– Report and Vote of Thanks.

Indicate your participation via Facebook Event  (click on the Going).


Inderpreet Singh
Media and Public relations
American Sikh Council
P.O. Box 932, Voorhees, NJ 08043, USA
Phone: 607-269-7454


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