Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

28 February 2013

Tanzania: Dar Gymkhana Club Craves for More Members

THE Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) Secretary General, Adam Ngamilo, has challenged sports section at the club to work hard to attract new members, particularly young bloods.

Ngamilo issued the remark while addressing members of the snooker section during their annual general meeting on Tuesday night. Ngamilo said: "Our objectives a as club is to attract and add new members via sports sections. We have to look through the institution and encourage youths to take part in sports."

Ngamilo supervised the snooker section's election, in which Firoz Yusufali was reelected Captain for a second successive year. Veteran player Raju Kanabar was voted new vice-captain, while Fatema Yusufali defended her position as the section's secretary.

Iqbar Zavery retained treasurer post. But Ngamilo withheld results for the competition secretary post, which pitted two candidates Arjun Lavingia and Ali Gulamali for irregularity. "The competition secretary's election was not handled properly... it did not follow the rules and regulations.

I leave it to the new committee to co-opt and fill the gap," he said. The new committee will also fill two committee member positions. Re-elected Captain, Yusufali, said his committee will look for possible ways to increase members at the section, but pointed out that small space at snooker facility could be a barrier towards achieving that goal.

"The problem is space, we have only two tables. They're not enough, it would be chaos if more members came in," he said. Yusufali thanked all members for their support during his first term in office and urged them to keep supporting their leaders for the betterment of the section and the DGC.

Yusufali extended his appreciation to the section's biggest contributors Rupesh Soni and Dioniz Malinzi. He was also grateful to sponsors, who have made snooker monthly mug tournaments possible, namely Akil Kassamali, CRC (T) Ltd, Sanjay Patadia of JD Pharmacy and Soni. The elected leaders will save the office for the next twelve months.

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