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Minute April 6, 2008

Minutes of 4/06/08 Meeting:

Meeting started at 1:15 pm.

Board Members in attendance:

Shreedhar Ranabhat
Radha Sijapati
Krishna Sijapati
Mark Grandau
Archana Shrestha
Naresh Shrestha
Ayodhya Batajoo
Pratima Sharma
Anju Cheetri
Paul Benjamin

1) Update on NAFA Activities: 

    - Welcome to Paul as new board member.

   - New Years next Saturday. We will have the area downstairs and this room reserved for the event.

    - Treasure, VP and Secretary to speak at the New Years celebration.

2) Brat Fest

   - May 31st Weekend.

3) Summer Picnic

   - Festge County Park July 12th 10 am- 10 pm. Cost is $87.

    - Still need to coordinate food and activities. Will  do that at the next meeting.

4) Gift Wrap

    - Must get reserve the hours immediately when informed. It's on a first come, first serve basis.

    - Dates closer to Christmas are better.

5) Scholarships

    - We will give out 3 scholarships for $500 each.

    - NAFA   membership required.

    - Pratima to coordinate with Paul.

    - Amber Ault will be the independent selector. She will be given free invite to Dashain for her help. 

    - Scholarship can be used anywhere after high school for tuition. (4 year or tech college)

    - Last year winners not eligible.

    - Checks will be written to the students.

6) Dashain

    - Badger Ridge Middle School tentatively reserved for Oct 11th. We still have to  wait till they officially start reserving for the fall.

    - Manona Community Center  is fallback. 

   - American Family is the title sponsor. They are expecting something nice.

7) New Years

    - $10 per  person for friends and people that don't bring food.

   - We will come pick up auction items. We will send out one more email with  the drop off sites.

   - Paul will organize cleanup.

   - NAFA will pay for crockeries.

8)  By-Laws

   - Review By-Laws to see if we need any changes.

    - Change to re-election By-Laws will be brought up during the New Years full membership meeting.

Next meeting April 27th.  

If there are any deletions or additions to these minutes please contact me and I will make corrections.

Respectfully submitted by:
Mark Grandau - Executive Secretary
Nepali American Friendship Association