​Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Muslim Culture Mural

Saturday, November 18, 2017
11:00 – 11:30 am*

*Important note: Unfortunately, this was scheduled at the same time as the masjid meeting. To show support for the mural, we encourage people to attend the first part of the ceremony and then proceed to the masjid meeting as soon as possible.

Location: Green Street Garage – walk/bike/drive past Cinemapolis & take 1st left into the garage

This project is a collaboration of the Al-Huda Islamic Center of the Finger Lakes, Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Multicultural Resource Center, & City of Ithaca Public Art Commission.  Partial funding for this mural was provided by Sustainable Tompkins Neighborhood Mini-Grant, Rotary of Ithaca, & many wonderful community members.

Reminder: Upcoming Elections for Masjid Corporation

This coming Saturday, November 18th at 11am will be the meeting to form the legal organization for operating the masjid and organizing our community to better fulfill the obligations we share as Muslims. The location for the meeting will be the Auditorium on the 2nd floor of Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University.

The meeting will be directed by the procedures required for the forming of religious corporations in the state of New York. A legal name for the organization will be chosen, an initial Board of Trustees will be elected, a date for the first general elections will be selected, and the Bylaws of the new organization adopted. This is an important step and we encourage the participation and involvement of everyone.

Please note that all of the relevant information can be found on the Al-Huda Islamic Center website: http://www.alhudaislamiccenter.org/

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Financial Report for October

In order to maintain transparency, ICOS will occasionally publish financial reports. The following is for the month of October:

Effective Cash Flow for October 2017
$  28.83 – Available Funds September 30
– $1675.00 – Rent
– $ 217.46 – Utilities
– $ 18.12 – Fees
– $ 529.73 – Supplies
– $ 300.00 – Reserve
+ $2955.71 – Contributions
$ 244.23 – Available Funds October 31

Estimated Expenses for November 2017
$1675.00 – Rent
$ 64.46 – Utilities
$1739.46 – Total Estimated Expenses

Financial Health Indicator
Magenta – less than $0
Red – will not cover next month
Orange – will cover at least next month
Green – will cover at least next two months

Previous financial reports can be found by clicking here.

Upcoming Elections for Masjid Corporation

An important meeting will take place on Saturday, November 18 at 11am in the One World Room in Anabel Taylor Hall, on the Cornell University campus where we meet for the Jumuah prayer.

The purpose of the meeting will be to form a new corporation under the laws governing religious organizations in New York State. The Al-Huda Charitable Trust has been collecting and managing the money and assets for establishing the masjid, but it is now necessary to create another legal organization to care for and operate the building and establish the services that are needed to serve the Muslims in our community.

To be eligible to vote it is necessary to become a member. A membership form can be downloaded by clicking here. It should be completed and returned no later than Friday, November 17 so that there can be adequate time to prepare for the voting.

In addition to voting on whether or not to form the new legal organization, there will be a vote on a name for the corporation and election for an initial Board of Directors, who will serve until the first general election after the corporation has gained its legal status. A date will also be chosen for the first general election.

We need for nominations to be submitted for brothers and sisters who would be willing to serve on the initial Board if elected. The nomination procedures will be outlined on the Al-Huda website soon.