Minutes of the Guthi meeting held on Sunday, 4 April 1999
Guthi Australia, Inc. 14 Bunda Place Glenmore Park NSW 2745 Phone/Fax: (02) 4733-2939 E-mail: Guthi_Australia@hotmail.com URL: www.catmando.com/npo/guthi/
Executive Members Surendra Shrestha Sulekha Shrestha Umesh Sinnya
Guthi Pucha Bijaya Ram BAIDYA Sarita BAIDYA
Kabin JOSHI Shama JOSHI
Beena MANANDHAR Kiran MANANDHAR
Beauty MOOL Prasanna MOOL
Pukar PRADHAN Suchita PRADHAN
Hima RAJBHANDARY Rajendra RAJBHANDARY
Kalpana SAYAMI Puran SAYAMI
Christine SHAKYA Padam SHAKYA
Bijay SHRESTHA Neena SHRESTHA
Leader SHRESTHA Mona SHRESTHA
Ava SHRESTHA Narendra SHRESTHA
Rajendra SHRESTHA Tripti SHRESTHA
Binita SHRESTHA Shree-Chandra SHRESTHA
Sulekha SHRESTHA Surendra SHRESTHA
Bijuma SHRESTHA Tara SHRESTHA
Pradeep SINNYA Suchitra SINNYA
Lynda SINNYA Umesh SINNYA
Venue: 8 Citroen Place, INGLEBURN
Pasa pucha in attendance Apologies Narendra & Ava Shrestha (hosts) Bijaya & Sarita Baidya Prasanna Mool Kabindra Shrestha Puran Sayami Leader & Mona Shrestha Shree Chandra Shrestha (new member) Pukar & Suchita Pradhan Surendra & Sulekha Shrestha Rajendra & Hima Rajbhandary Tara & Bijuma Shrestha Umesh & Lynda Sinnya Guests Ballabh & Shanta Acharya
Welcome to the guests (Ballabh and Shanta). Moved by Tara. Seconded by Narendra. Welcome to the new member, Shree Chandra. Shree Chandra Shrestha arrived in Sydney at the end of January. He has a basic degree in Civil Engineering and has MEng. degree in Construction Mangement from AIT, Bangkok. Coming from Dallu, Kathmandu, Shree Chandra presently resides in Kingswood with his wife, Mrs. Binita Shrestha and son, Saurya Chandra Shrestha. They are expecting a new arrival during the first week of April. Best wishes!
The meeting started with a lookback on what has been achieved by Guthi since its inception over two years ago. Two of the present members have raised the issue of viability and desirability of the organisation. Their concerns were conveyed by Narendra, as neither were in attendance. All members present agreed to the value of Guthi, although not that active at this moment, and unanimously voted to continue it. It was further agreed that there needed to be a change in the Executive Committee, to relieve Narendra and Ava from the responsibilities they have been shouldering from the beginning, over two years ago. It was further proposed that this change in Executive Committee needs to take place every year, on a rotating basis. Surendra declared his intention to take on the management responsibilities for this year. All present agreed for Surendra and Sulekha to replace Narendra and Ava for 1999. Umesh agreed to continue as the treasurer.
Budget: Umesh informed Guthi of the current balance - $535. The members who want to pull out of Guthi are to be refunded their joining fee, if they desire so. If not, the amount will remain in Guthi account as their contributions.
[Action: Umesh to contact members who have indicated their desire to pull out to find out whether they want their joining fees refunded. If yes,Umesh to forward cheques to them latest by the end of the month].
Prasanna Mool offered $5 towards fine for late arrival in the previous meeting. [Lession!: Don t be late to the meetings].
Prepared by: Surendra Shrestha
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Minutes of the Guthi meeting held on Sunday, 4 April 1999 contd.
Other Items of Interest/Issues Raised and Discussed
To start a Guthi newsletter, extension to the minutes
Narendra has been circulating so far.
The newsletter, discussed in the previous item, is to be
posted on the web page. There is value in posting Guthi newsletter on the web page; and it
is a FREE service provided by Catmando.com. It was agreed that it is only logical for the
web provider to use some space on the web page for advertisement.
Two regular activities per calendar year will be organised.
It was proposed that mha-pooja and sithi-nakha be these two activities as these are spaced reasonably apart. As
time has already elapsed for sithi-nakha, only mha-pooja will be organised this year.
It was proposed that there be an investigation on permanent
gathering venue, like a community centre.
To organise pot-luck gatherings during family members
short term visits + new immigrants (prospective Guthi members) arriving in Sydney.
Vote of thanks to Narendra and Ava for their contributions over the past two years. Moved by Tara.Seconded by Surendra.
Thanks to the hosts (Narendra and Ava) for their hospitality plus delicious snacks and lunch. Thanks also to Bijuma, Sulekha, Shanta and Lynda for sweets and snacks.