Tibetans and Mongolians preserve their unique cultures.
Jan. 30, 2009
Present: Zasep Tulku (Venerable Zasep Rinpoche), Evan Zaleschuk
(by teleconference), Matthew Richards (by teleconference), Conrad
1. Appointment of the Board of Directors and election of the
2. Approval of minutes
3. New business
1. Appointment of the Board of Directors and election
of the Executive.
Our AGM started with the formal approval of the 2008 Gaden Relief
Board deciding to formally stay on and stand as the 2009 Board.
The Board of Directors are Zasep Tulku, Evan Zaleschuk, Matthew
Richards, and Conrad Richter. Elected to the Executive are:
2. Approval of minutes.
The Board also formally approved the minutes from the previous
AGM, the Treasurer’s Report and all Financial Statements
from the past year.
3. New business.
The Board also discussed some new business. Lauren is to go to
Zangskar with money from the old and new Gaden Relief for solar
lanterns and to check out the issues around the medical clinic
and funds for the nuns. Conrad closed the old Mongolia Project
accounts and is seeing that we use up any CDN and US funds still
in the old accounts before June 30th, 2009, that we don’t
have to publish two fiscal reports. Rinpoche is planning a trip
to Tibet in September 2009 and plans to take funds for Zadoh,
Jamseng and Tashi Lapug. He wants to see if there is a Western
Union in Yushu that would make getting our funds there a lot easier.
He and Conrad plan to make up official contracts for the work
and funds for this trip. Rinpoche could even get funds from the
old accounts and hold it to his fall trip. He also plans to take
about $2000. To Mongolia this Fall for both Zava Damdin Rinpoche’s
retreat fund and Gerlee’s NGO that supports poor families.
Rinpoche also suggested that we close our Amarbayasgalant file
as this monastery now has good loyal donors.
End of Meeting
[Minutes prepared by Matthew Richards]