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Minute August 11, 2013

NAFA Executive Meeting Minute
Date: August 11, 2013

Purna Shrestha,
Ayodhya Batajoo,
Himal Regmi,
Archana Shrestha,
Narendra Thapa,
Rajeeb Karna,
Abiskar Bharati,
Archana Dhakhwa,
Dinar Shrestha

Briefing on Events held in the past: Summer Picnic
Positive: Picnic was fun and participatory.
Lessons to learn: Better management of shopping and quantity of food as there were some complains about not enough food for some participants. Also need of communication with past coordinators for their experience and expertize.

Dashain 2013:
The event will be coordinated by  - Narendra Thapa
Proposed date - October 19th
Time : 4 - 10 pm
Catering - Get quotes from Dobhan, Himalchuli and Mirch Masala for Nepali style menu.
Rate - Narendra Thapa  will propose later to the board after the calculations.
Purna Shrestha with the help of Ayodhya Batajoo will request  Amfam for donation.
Archana Dhakhwa will coordinate Cultural Program.
Narendra Thapa  will ask Dhana Shrestha and Krishna Sijapati to set-up pooja and Naresh Shrestha to set up music system.
Scholarship Program for this year will be coordinated by Surendra Prajapati with the assistance of past coordinators.

Sahitya Sanjh
This event will be coordinated by  Abiskar Bharati
Proposed date - November 16
Snacks - Contact Mirch Masala for quote
Include Gautam Vajracharya’s presentation
Archana Dhakhwa will coordinate kids participation in the bal sahitya program.

Children's day (Kid’s Kakshya)
This event will be coordinated by Archana Dhakhwa
The Children’s day will mark the first day of Nepali Language class
Archana Dhakhwa will soon send sign up sheet
It will be conducted in Rosa Road location with lunch at Chuck-E-Cheese.
NAFA has budgeted $300.00 for this program.
Purna Shrestha will look for State level funding for  Language classes, as well as work with Kamala Regmi to launch a program to help Nepali speaking Bhutanese refuses

Treasurer’s Report
Himal Regmi presented financial report.

Currently the NAFA website is broken due to hosting complication. Archana Dhakhwa will coordinate with Sushma Karna to build new site in Google. Rajeeb Karna has generously donated 1 Terabyte space for backup of data.

Board Positions
Secretary Santosh Lamichhane’s resignation approved and proposed Rajendra Aryal to fill the position. Rajendra Aryal will be communicated of this proposal upon his return to States.
Purna Shrestha to inquire Srijan Tuladhar and Yashpal Subedi about their status.

Liability insurance renewal approved. Purna Shrestha to look for insurance options.
Archana Dhakhwa will update membership information.
Membership renewal drive to be initiated soon.
Gift wrap event, need of programs like Sangetik Sanjh, fund raising activities etc. will be discussed in detail in upcoming meetings.

Next meeting to be held on:
Sept 28, 2013
4 to 6 pm
505 Rosa Road, Madison WI

Minute prepared by - Archana Dhakhwa