Message from the National Spiritual Assembly regarding the appointment of Auxiliary Board members

Posted: 2021/06/17

16 June 2021 / 13 Light 178

All Local Spiritual Assemblies
All Regional Bahá’í Councils
All Registered Groups

Dear Bahá’í Friends,

The Universal House of Justice has determined that, exceptionally, the new term for Auxiliary Board members will begin on 1 July 2021 rather than on the Day of the Covenant this year, to provide the Board members with sufficient time to make preparatory arrangements for the conference of the Continental Boards of Counsellors and Auxiliary Board members called for January 2022.  It is with great joy that the National Spiritual Assembly shares with you news of the appointment, by the Continental Board of Counsellors, of Canada’s 26 Auxiliary Board members.

Name Board Region
Mert Ozyonum Propagation Atlantic Provinces
Betty Dai Propagation British Columbia
Anthony Jjumba Propagation British Columbia
Shawyun Refahi Propagation British Columbia
Anisa Skuce-Newell Propagation British Columbia
Lita Cameron Propagation Ontario
Elisa Cooper Propagation Ontario
Neda Farahmandpour Propagation Ontario
Caitlin Moore Propagation Ontario
Maëlle Turbide Propagation Québec
Dagmawit E. Habtemariam Propagation Saskatchewan-Manitoba
Drew Erickson Propagation Alberta
Alanna Robertson Vreeland Protection Atlantic Provinces
Agazzi Abay Tsehaye Protection British Columbia
Nabih Ardekany Protection British Columbia
Navid Jaberi Protection British Columbia
Lori Mason Protection British Columbia
Ravin Appadoo Protection Ontario
Rebecca Hamilton-Bachiu Protection Ontario
Justin Kianfar Protection Ontario
Bronwyn Naylor Protection Ontario
Golbon Singh Protection Ontario
Mona Pirmoradi Protection Québec
Anis Sabet Protection Saskatchewan-Manitoba
Karolina Drabik Protection Alberta
Shabnam Shakibaei Protection Alberta

We join the Counsellors in their expression of love and gratitude to these distinguished friends who have served so faithfully and sacrificially and who will be relieved of this service as of 1 July 2021:  Sara Chesley, Sohayl Ghadirian, Alaleh Rohani, Robert M. Ngunjiri, Rhona Scoffield, Sophie Turbide, Stacey-Michelle Tekye, and Tahirih North.

The Board of Counsellors’ 15 June 2021 letter concludes: “As the friends called to service as Auxiliary Board members begin their new term of service, we join the National Spiritual Assembly in its prayers beseeching the Blessed Beauty to shower His blessings and confirmations on these souls as they work shoulder to shoulder with the friends during this new epoch and stage in the unfoldment of God’s Divine Plan.”  We invite you to join in our prayers for these dedicated servants of the Cause and their families.

With loving Bahá’í greetings,
Karen McKye, Secretary