Annual general meeting of the CMS trustees, Birmingham (9/12/07)

New trustees were elected: Mr Magdy Michel, Mr Michael Georgy,Maria Dimitry, Mark Michel and Claire Raphael. Nagy Aziz to be contacted to see if he wishes to serve as a trustee to cover Manchester. The young people wish to call themselves ” Coptic Health Carers” ; to widen the umbrella and include all those who work in health, not just medics
Essam presented the accounts up to 31/3/07, Gross income £140771.00, Gross expenditure 139930.00.
Main areas of spending: Palliative Cancer Care, Support of the poor and needy, Support of new doctors. Accounts approved
It was suggested that CMS membership to remain at £10 annually, but a voluntary contribution of £100 a year is to be encouraged

In order to increase membership and awareness of the society, the following was suggested:

  • Have reps to cover various regions, Magdy to cover Nottingham, need a cover for Manchester
  • Produce a leaflet explaining the range of activities, ( MB) to coordinate
  • A get together Fri evening and Saturday. Fr Yohanna and Fr Thomas to be approached Kamel Sharobeem, Magda Youssef, Samia Georgy to work on this. Aims : social/ spiritual, but light
  • Fundraising for Baroness Cox ? March 08, Fayek to coordinate with Onsy Luca and Ibrahim Habib

Magdy Bassilious presented his work. The Alexandria Hospice is progressing well. Anticipated date to open May 08. A doctor and a nurse will come in Feb 08 for a month for training. The Hospice; the 1st in Egypt will have 8 beds, a day center. Work will also go on in community setting. Projected cost around £50,000.00
The Kenya project is also progressing well. Magdy purchased equipment worth new in excess of £700,000 ,
for only £50,000 from NHS auction. Cost of shipping and storage will take overall cost to £70,000.

Anba Boulos is very appreciative. Endoscopes, ventillators, theater equpment, blood testing machines, etc.
Fayek asked if trustees are to contribute £1000 each to support, this was agreed

All trustees thanked Magdy for his work

About Nabil Raphael

Dr Nabil Raphael is the President of the Coptic Medical Society.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply