Minute June 29, 2008

Minutes of 6/29/08 Meeting:

Meeting started at 12:30 pm.

Board Members in attendance:

Shreedhar Ranabhat

Radha Sijapati

Krishna Sijapati

Mark Grandau

Naresh Shrestha

Anju Chhetri

Archana Shrestha

Paul Benjamin

1) Secretaries Report:

- By-Laws needs exact wording to revise By-Laws with election change rule.

2) Treasurers Report:

- Bratfest made $580

3) Board Membership

- The board approved Archana Shrestha resignation.

- We need more board members. We will appeal to the general membership at large.

- We have board members that are unable to make the Sunday afternoon meetings. Would it help if the meetings were earlier 9am on Saturday or Sunday or perhaps a weekday night? Would it be better if the meetings were more regular, for example 3 Saturday of every month? We are looking for input from the board members. Please respond to Krishna. Would it be better if the meetings were more regular, for example 3 Saturday of every month.

4) Indian Association (AIA) Picnic, July 19th at Burrows Park

- If members attend as NAFA members, NAFA may be asked to share part of the bill.

5) Summer Picnic

- Approximate head count is 80.

- Call list was divided to confirm those that have not yet responded.

- Paul is on pots and pans. If anyone needs anything contact him.

- Paul is also the goat man.

- Menu and various items needed were discussed.

- The cost will be as follows:

6) Dashain

- Monona Community Center has been reserved with $350. If we change location 100% of funds can be recouped if done before 1 month of date.

7) Scholarship

- To prevent the appearance of potential conflict of interest Paul will not be on the committee. Any other board members wishing to participate please let Krishna know.

8) Children's Program

- Saturday August 23rd.

- One idea is for kids to paint a banner that we can display at our functions.

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

Members $10, children (age 13-18) $5, 12 and under free.

Cost to member family not to exceed $35.

Non-member $12, children (age 13-18) $8, 12 and under free.

No family cap.