E-mail to Community on March 11

Dear IAGD Community Members,

ASAK. First, I want to make sure that everyone is aware that the IAGD Board of Directors is holding an Expansion Project Meeting on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 11:30 AM until Zuhr Salat. It is open to both brothers and sisters and should be a great opportunity for community members to ask their questions regarding the project.

Second, I wanted to pass along a document that I found on the Internet that was submitted by a Canadian mosque to its community for a project with a construction cost of $1,089,500 and land cost of $650,000.  I was impressed with the amount of detail they submitted to their community, including the background, demographic information, floor plan, site plan, detailed estimate of the project’s cost, a revenue and expenditure budget for the project, and a summary of the steps conducted for the project. If they can go to this much effort to support a construction project of $1.1 million, it seems like we should be able to go into a least as much detail for a construction project totaling $10-$12 million. Below this e-mail, I have included the e-mail that I sent to the Board of Directors on February 13 with this document.

In a couple of days, I want to share with the community some of the responses I have received from community members. Before doing so, I need to obtain those individuals’ permission to send their responses.

Again, please feel free to share this e-mail in any way you see fit and please send me the e-mail addresses of individuals who are not on my e-mail list.  And most important, please attend the Expansion Project Meeting on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 11:30 AM until Zhur Salat.

Thank you for your time.

Ann O’Brien Ahmad

E-mail to IAGD Board of Directors on February 13, 2012:

Hussain,

ASAK. While I was looking for something on the Internet, I came across this project summary of a mosque construction in Canada. I really think this is something that IAGD should do and pass out to the community. It details the background, demographic information, floor plan, the site plan, a detailed estimate of the cost of the project, a revenue and expenditure budget for the project, and a summary of steps conducted for this project. The decisions made in a project of this magnitude should be detailed and presented to the community, which makes the project more transparent.

Thanks.

Ann O’Brien Ahmad

Sample Project Summary

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