Tibetans preserve their unique culture.
June 26, 2004
Present: Venerable Zasep Rinpoche, Evan Zaleschuk (Chair), Didi
Zasep, Helen Weiss, Bridget MacKenzie, Marianne Rev, Sharon Gretzinger,
George Tilser, Robbie Chase, Deborah Simpson (recorder)
are expensive to buy here, it was decided to just take the essentials.
Dr. Ron Greenberg was consulted regarding buying medications in
China and he said that it is easy to buy common medications there.
Robbie is planning to visit Lee Weingrad in Beijing to discuss
this further in planning for future trips.
2. Itinerary for this year's trip
in Yushu, 5-6 days in Jamseng Clinic, 3-4 days in Zadoh.
team has access to 1 young man to act as translator for 12 days.
There is a slight chance that Chutso Drolma may be available to
accompany them to Zadoh.
4. Gynecological exams
bringing some equipment to conduct some exams as necessary. Is
also bringing some iron pills.
5. Maternal health survey
conduct the survey with local women when she goes this summer.
Robbie and Rinpoche can ask local Drs and Tashi and other community
leaders. There was a lengthy discussion on the delivery of women's
health. The young Dr from Zadoh could possible take the Surmang
obstetrics course they are offering for local Drs. If there is
a cost involved, the Zadoh Project could sponsor him.
6. Working with Jinpa
based in Yushu and Nanchen and run by Tashi. They offer training
for local people to learn basic public health. This year's team
will look for potential students from the Zadoh, Yol Nin Gar area
to take the training. The Zadoh Project can sponsor them.
7. Funds for Tashi Lungpo Monastery
is going well.
8. Gaden Relief separation
is separating from Gaden Choling soon. The Board will be Rinpoche,
Matthew Richards, Conrad Richter and Evan.
9. Kunde Foundation
amazing public health educational materials in Tibetan, Chinese
and English. They are based in Lhasa and are funded by UK and
Switzerland. They could send supplies to Zadoh if requested. They
also have a CD of rap music about basic hygiene practices.
10. Self sufficiency of Jamseng Health Care Clinic
We will apply
to TRAS for funding for a greenhouse project in Yo Nin Gar which
would train local people in the building, maintaining and running
of a greenhouse business. Rinpoche will get the necessary information
form the local citizens to complete the application. Rinpoche
would like to take someone in the future to demonstrate vegetarian
11. Yak Bang project
would like to initiate this project where you buy a yak for a
family. Approx. $100 US per yak. Daphne and Bridget, and Sharon
are donating $100.
[Minutes prepared by Deborah Simpson]