Gaden Relief Projects

Helping Tibetans and Mongolians preserve their unique cultures.


Annual General Meeting
Oct. 27, 2009

Present: Zasep Tulku (Venerable Zasep Rinpoche), Evan Zaleschuk, Matthew Richards, Conrad Richter (Chair)


1. Preliminary Remarks – Gaden Relief AGM Housekeeping Issues
2. Board of Directors’ Report
3. Financial Statement
4. Gaden Relief Board Election

1. Preliminary Remarks – Gaden Relief AGM Housekeeping Issues

- All members of our organization are present for this teleconference.
- Our Board consents to the idea of holding a meeting without 14 days notice.
- Our Board agrees to adopt the minutes of the previous AGM.

2. Board of Directors’ Report

- Gaden Relief (GR) funded aid trips to Zangskar, both Ven. Zasep Rinpoche’s trip and that of Kim Gutschow. GR raised funds for the purchase of lanterns and a water supply ($500.), a tree planting project ($2000.) and medicine ($900.) GR also funded Rinpoche on his Spring 2009 trip to Outer Mongolia – raising money for retreat infrastructure at Zava Rinpoche’s Gobi monastery ($2000.) and our Ulan Bator GR agent, Gerlee’s “Geralt Mur” project to care for homeless mothers and their children.
- Due to current politico-historical conditions, Rinpoche did not visit Tibet this past year. Funds raised for GR’s Tibet projects ($5000.) was successfully transferred from Canada to our GR agent, Tarek, in Beijing and then, to Yushu and through Tsering Wangdu, to Zadoh.
- Gaden Relief’s financial statements were submitted and processed by the government. Gaden Relief raised about $23,000. and spent $14,000. on our Ladakh and Mongolia projects. As of June 30th, 2009 there is more than $6000. sitting in our account. This money had been put aside for our Tibet projects and is on hold while we wait for the paperwork for those projects to come through.

3. Financial Statement

- The Gaden Relief financial statements were accepted by the Board
- Gaden Relief, as yet, is in need of an auditor.

4. Gaden Relief Board Election

- All four members of the Gaden Relief Board have agreed to stand in again and hence, by acclamation, keep their positions for the 2010 year.
- Conrad moves to close the AGM.

End of Meeting

[Minutes prepared by Matthew Richards]