The Buddhist Society of Western Australia held its Annual General Meeting on 29th April 2023.

We were pleased that this year, we were able to share our Committee Reports, including our audited Financial Statement ahead of our AGM. This provided an opportunity to all our members to have a glimpse into the 2022 activities that have been undertaken by the 2022 committee.

Thanks to all who attended the AGM and also to those who couldn’t attend, who offered their apologies and proxies.

As for the election of the Office Bearers and Committee Members, Prem Mirihagalla, our Election Officer, declared the positions that were elected unopposed. Additionally, we had a vacant position for Ordinary Member – Events, which was successfully filled by Bill Prins, a valued committee member with a long-standing commitment. The committee was very pleased to have Bill Prins back rejoining the committee.

The 2023/2024 committee members are:

President – Kseniya Lytvyn
Vice President – Nimendra Dissanayake
Secretary – Thilini Maligaspe
Treasurer – Anthony Paul Hawkins
Assistant Treasurer – Bikash Rai
Assistant Secretary – Amitha Tennakoon
Ordinary Member (IT) – Tonny Wijaya
Ordinary Member (Events) – Bill Prins
Ordinary Member (Membership) – Angela Black
Ordinary Member (Communications Coordinator) – Rina Burrows
Ordinary Member – Gah Siong Lam

The committee will continue to be advised and guided by:

Spiritual Director – Ajahn Brahm
1st Assistant Spiritual Director – Ajahn Hasapanna
2nd Assistant Spiritual Director – Ajahn Brahmali

We would like to express heartfelt thanks to our departing committee members, acknowledging their invaluable service and unwavering dedication in serving the BSWA: Hock Chin Tee (President), Peter Hong (Treasurer), Ananda Thilakasiri (Secretary), San Wong (Assistant Treasurer), Phuong Truong (Ordinary Member) and Sofia Fisher (Ordinary Member).

Moving forward and with the support of our members, we want to continue to make BSWA a wonderful place to spread the Dhamma.


Kseniya Lytvyn
BSWA President

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