Tibetans preserve their unique culture.
June 19, 2003
Sharon Gretsinger, Evan Zaleschuk (chair), Helen Weiss, Deborah
structure of Zadoh (to discuss with Rinpoche in the fall)
to meetings with Rinpoche, Robbie, Candace and Nonita in Ontario,
The minutes of this meeting have been sent to the Zadoh list.
Highlights: 4 buildings for sale close to Jamseng Clinic. The
new Dr. is thrilled to be working at the clinic. He is seeing
20-40 patients per day. It is open 7 days per week. Nonita said
that she can help us by screening proposals that we have written.
A newsletter will be coming out from Gaden Relief.
Tibetan Cultural Society doing the cooking. The band. The silent
People brought things at the last minute for the silent auction.
The room is a little small and not that nice, kitchen not well
equipped. Attendance was poor. We made roughly $1000 for Zadoh
and ZL (each). For next time, some people requested tax receipts
for items donated to the silent auction (for the amount that it
Maybe do again in 2 years. Focus on community building and having
3) Books, prints
Where There is No Doctor: Evan ordered 10 copies
(in Tibetan) from the Tibetan Health Volunteer Association in
Buddha prints will distributed thru galleries selling for $150.00.
$50.00 will go to Zadoh.
meeting of local groups working in Tibet (TRAS, ROKPA, and Seva)
would like us to organize the 2nd meeting of these groups for
when he is here in the fall. It would be great to have when Cynthia
Hunt is here (November) but probably unlikely that the dates will
coincide. Deborah will try to get Cynthia's dates.
Drs and OT completed the needs assessment that we jointly created
last year. There are results from 3 Drs and the OT. In total they
saw 791 people. The main concerns of the people that they saw
were gastrointestinal conditions, musculo-skeletal conditions,
and arthritis. Email Deborah (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for a complete copy of the spreadsheet.
discussion of breaking out into subcommittees internationally
(i.e. sanitation, maternal and child health, fundraising). This
will also be discussed at the fall meeting with Rinpoche.
present had also met with the OT who went on the last ROKPA trip.
Her role was particularly helpful with the clients that presented
with arthritis, those with permanent disabilities (eg. contractures)
and for handicapped children (eg. polio). She was able to adapt
crutches to enable these children to walk for the first time.
She had brought 2 wheelchairs and those were used right away.
She also built commodes, taught exercises to increase mobility
among other things. She reported that the book Disabled Village
Children was very useful. We discussed the potential contribution
of the paramedical professions.
8) Next meeting
no next meeting planned.