CFFN Annual General Meeting: Invitation

Friday, July 29, 2011

6:30PM – 9:00PM, Ottawa Citizen Conference Centre

Canada Foundation for Nepal (CFFN) invites you to its sixth Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2011 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

CFFN has continued to expend a great deal of energy making contributions to Nepalese education programs. Most significantly, CFFN Executive Director Dr. Pramod Dhakal has brought the voice and passion of CFFN and NRNs to Nepal, where he has established the Open University of Nepal Initiative office at the Ministry of Education. While visiting Ottawa, he will present current developments in this program.

The meeting is open to all those who have an interest in CFFN activities. However, according to CFFN by-laws, only those who have renewed or have taken the new membership can vote on issues regarding CFFN, including the election of a new executive board, scheduled at this meeting. Memberships are due for renewal on July 29, 2011 irrespective of the pre-existing membership issue date. The annual membership rates are $35 for a family, and $25 for an individual. Please fill out a membership renewal form and send it in to CFFN, or bring it to the meeting. We will have membership forms there as well.

For those of you who would not be able to be in attendance, you could still participate in the process fully through a Skype conference call. Please contact Govinda Dahal at 613-829-2820 for details.

The agenda is included herewith. Please have a look and submit any other agenda you would like to include for the AGM or inquiries you have by Sunday, July 24, 2011 through email at

Agenda for AGM

Master of Ceremony: Geeta Thapa

6:00-6:30: Arrival, membership renewal, refreshments and informal discussions
6:30-6:35: Welcome Message – Govinda Dahal
6:05-6:07: Approval of Agenda – All
6:08-6:15: Annual Report and Future Programs – Pramod Dhakal

6:15-6:20: Financial Report – Pradeep Raj Sharma
6:20-6:25: Auditor’s Report – Pradeep Raj Sharma
6:25-6:30: Question & Answer

6:30-6:45: Open University of Nepal – Progress Report – Pramod Dhakal
6:45-7:00: Community Child Care Centre and sustainability projects – Michael Casey & Tineke Casey
7:00-7:15: USHA and Volunteer Exchange: Opportunities for the Future – Ben Wood and Prashanta Dhakal

7:15-7:30- Making CFFN Charitable – Pradeep Raj Sharma

7:30 -8:15: Open discussions on past, present, and future-directions

8:15-8:45: Dissolution of board, Board Election for 2011-2013

8:45-8:55: Vote of Thanks – New Executives

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