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Office Bearers - Cohort 14

The Office Bearers, also recognized as the "executives" of the club work collectively to direct, lead and improve both the members and the club itself. From meetings to fundraisers and large events, the duty of the office bearers is to manage many of the important club matters in order to obtain a common objective. Each office bearer pertains to a different executive responsibility, collaborating and working together efficiently in order to better the club in every aspect.

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Lubna Zaidi
Mentor

Ms. Zaidi has worked 23 years as an Educator. Currently she is an Academic Director of World Life Education Centre and also a principal of the same high school. She has been a Mentor of Gavel Clubs around the world since the past 16 years and founded The Voice Gavel Club in Canada fours years back as a volunteer mentor, to help her students improve their communication and leadership skills. She is a DTM of Oxford Toastmasters Club and has attended and conducted many Public Speaking Seminars and hopes to open a public speaking and Leadership unit for all ages in her company. She is a strong leader, who is fair and consistent, which makes everyone around her feel valued. Quote from Ms. Zaidi : 'Learning is a journey from the new to the known'.

PEARL ZHANG
President

Pearl Zhang is a grade 12 IB student at Victoria Park CI. With five years of experience in the club, as president, she hopes to empower the members to become motivated individuals that can create positive social change. Outside of school and the club, Pearl enjoys any style of dancing, creative writing, and music.
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FIZE NOORANI
Co-President

Fize is a grade 12 student studying at White Oaks Secondary School. As the Co-President of the Voice Gavel Club, he leads and maintains the values of the club along with the President. Some of his hobbies are, playing basketball, gaming, and reading.

RITESH NALLAPAREDDY
VP Education

Ritesh Nallapareddy is a Grade 12 student at White Oaks Secondary School. He joined The Voice Gavel Club this year and holds the esteemed position of Vice President of Education. He ensures that all speeches are meticulously checked and adhere to high standards, playing a pivotal role in maintaining the quality and excellence of the club's presentations. Additionally, he actively supports fellow students in refining their speeches, providing assistance to enhance their public speaking skills. Ritesh's dedication extends beyond overseeing the club's educational programs; he is committed to creating a positive and supportive environment for all members. His diverse interests also include playing badminton and cricket, as well as engaging in coding as part of his hobbies.

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SARA DATOO
Secretary

Sara Fatima Datoo is a grade 12 student attending As-Sadiq Islamic school, she joined Gavel club in November of 2022, and takes the role of Secretary which she is responsible for making agendas, meeting minutes, and other events that need to be recorded. Sara has joined Gavel club to better herself as a person and make a change in the world. Sara’s hobbies are reading, cooking, playing soccer and playing with her cat, Simba!

ANTHONY EFTHIMIADIS
Sergeant-at-Arms

Anthony is a grade 9 student attending Oakville Trafalgar High School. He is the Sergeant-at-arms, maintaining order, discipline, and etiquette within the club. A few of his hobbies are soccer, AI programming, and scientific research.

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SUKAYNA RAZA
Treasurer

Sukayna Raza is a grade 12 student who attends As-Sadiq Islamic school. She had been a member of the voice gavel club since March of 2022. As the treasurer of the gavel club she is responsible for collecting money and funds raised by the gavel club. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends. She hopes to make new connections and better improve her public speaking skills.

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HANA KHWAJA
VP-Public Relations

Hana is a grade 11 student studying at Cawthra Park Secondary School as a Drama major in the Regional Arts Program. She is the Vice President Public Relations which means he takes care of the club website and social media accounts. Some of her hobbies are, singing, acting, and playing various musical instruments.

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PEIHAO WENG
VP Membership

Peihao is a grade 11 student at Toronto French School. As VP Membership, his role is to build a strong membership for the club and make sure all the members are welcomed. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing video games, and playing golf.

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