Presentation on theme: "Preserving the Albanian Muslim Identity Since 1963."— Presentation transcript:
Preserving the Albanian Muslim Identity Since 1963
The AAIS Renovation & Building Project was planned by the elected Committee Board of 1997. During the Annual General Meeting in 1999, the AAIS Renovation & Building project was put to a vote and the overwhelming majority of financial members voted in favour of initiating the project.
The AAIS Committee Board’s plans with the Renovation & Building project was as follows: Improve Services & Facilities Improve Functionality Modern Design to all Buildings Increase Space Build Social Room Build Front Façade Build AAIS’s Imam Residency Build Xhenaza Area & Holding Room Build Male & Female Amenities
The initial application for the building permit was submitted to the City of Yarra in late 1999, however due to several objections this process was prolonged. In early 2001, City of Yarra organised a special meeting between the AAIS Committee Board and objectors. It was at this special meeting, which was held at Richmond Town Hall, that Council ruled in favour of the AAIS’s Renovation and Building project.
Due to lack of funds at the time, the AAIS Committee Board was required to raise funds from its financial members before the Renovation & Building project could be initiated. The AAIS Committee Board were required to raise funds before each stage of the Renovation & Building Project.
The 1 st Stage of the Renovation & Building Project was initiated in 2002 and it included the following building works: Xhenaza Area & holding Room Male & Female Amenities Social Room Concrete Pathway
The 2 nd Stage of the Renovation & Building Project was initiated in 2004 and it focussed on the AAIS Multi-Function Room: Ceiling Domes Custom Made Carpet Modern Interior Design Dual Entry & Bi-Folding Doors
The 3 rd Stage of the Renovation & Building Project was initiated in 2005 and it focussed on the AAIS’s Albanian Mosque: Large Ceiling Dome Front Façade Extension Behind Minaret Dual Entry – Male & Female Rendering External Walls Custom Made Carpet Heating & Cooling System Installation of New Window Frames & Windows
The Final Stage of the Renovation & Building Project was initiated in 2012. The Final Stage comprised of building works to the AAIS’s Imam Residency: Modern Kitchen Open Living Area Dinning Area 2 Bedroom Bathroom Heating & Cooling System
The Project was successfully completed this year (April 2013). This was only made possible through the help of Allah (swt) and the financial support of our members and the broader Muslim community …
The AAIS Committee Board would like to sincerely thank everyone for all their generous donations, support and voluntary work they performed to help complete the AAIS Renovation & Building project. This is a great achievement for our community and we hope that the accomplishment of this large scale project inspires others in our community to work together towards initiatives that can benefit everyone in our present day community as well as the generations of tomorrow. May Allah (swt) reward everyone for their help. Ameen!