The Association of Nepalese in Midwest America cordially invites all Nepalese and friends of Nepal to its Eighteenth Annual Convention in Bowling Green, Ohio. We have assembled a list of very interesting and stimulating program for your participation. This is an excellent time to renew our old friendship, and to make new friends from Nepal and from America. There will be plenty of time to visit with friends, reminisce our past, enjoy the present, and plan for the future. We will have chance to discuss events that shaped our life, and decisions in progress that will determine our future. Where are we now, where are we going and what could we have done differently are some of the questions that we think very often. We may not have our answers, but we certainly will have plenty of ideas to dwell on until the next meeting. On the lighter side, we have planned a wonderful entertainment program of Nepalese and American song and dance for both the old and young participants. Participants in this cultural program will be from local, regional and national Nepalese community. On Sunday, an exclusive presentation will be made by Phoolbari Cultural Club from Washington, DC. Video of the whole program will be taken by Mr. Ram Kharel from Sagarmatha TV. We are in the process of finalizing the program. We certainly like to hear your suggestions or comments as soon as possible.


Bowling Green is located in Northwest Ohio, about 30 miles south of Toledo along I-75 and Hwy 6. It is a small University town with a population of about 30,000. We have reserved a block of rooms in Quality Inn (419-352-2521) for your convenience and optimum comfort during your weekend stay. Because of the limited number of rooms available, we like you to make advance registration. The group rate for our convention is $50 per room. Our registration will be in the Friendship Room, and the Convention will be held in the Atrium. Kaufman’s restaurant is by the side under one roof. If Quality Inn is full, you can call Best Western Falcon Plaza (419-352-4671) about a block west of the Convention site.


To get to the convention site, please take I-75 North or South depending on your location. Take Exit 181 to Bowling Green. Drive west on Wooster St. In less than a mile you will see Quality Inn and Kaufman’s, 1630 E. Wooster next to Speedway gas station on your left.

Contact Persons:

1.Dr. Gaury and Anita Adhikary (734) 663-7225

2. Mr. Dhruba and Anita Shrestha (517) 684-8314

3. Dr. Mohan and Vijaya Shrestha (419) 352-5984

4. Dr. Pradeep and Sashi Dhital (248) 738-0270

5. Mr. Sharda and Wendy Thapa (773) 764-6481

Program (Tentative)

Saturday, May 29th 1999

3:00 PM -- Registration begins

Caucus Room

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM -- Social hour:

Friendship Room

Tea, Coffee, Cold drinks

Cash bar – 4 PM – 6 PM

6:00 PM -- 8:00 PM

Authentic Nepalese Dinner

St. Thomas More, 425 Thurstin

8:30 PM -- 10:30 PM

Cultural Program: St. Thomas More

Little angels’ show

Comedy, Story telling

Song and Dance.

Sunday, May 30th 1999

8:00 AM -- Registration continues.

Caucus Room

Tea, Coffee and Donuts

Main Atrium

Morning Sessions:

East Atrium

9:00 AM -- 9:45 AM

1. General Session

Mohan Shrestha, Chairman, Host Committee

Gaury S Adhakary, President, ANMA

His Excellency, Damodhar Gautam,

Nepalese Ambassador to the US

Honorable, Wesley Hoffman,

Mayor, City of Bowling Green, OH

9:45 AM -- 11:15 AM

2. Sharing the experience:

Moderator: Dinesh Koirala

Shyam Karki, ANA

Rohini Sharma, NAC

Hari Dhungana, NASA

Veda Bhakta Joshi, CA

Radha Basnyat, NCNC

Bishnu Poudel, NACSAA

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM -- Coffee/Tea Break

Main Atrium

11:30 AM -- 12:15 PM

3. Law and its relevancy in our life.

Moderator: Maheshwar Baidya

Mukesh Singh

Nic Thakur

Dibbya Hada

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

Main Atrium

Afternoon Sessions:

East Atrium

1:45 PM -- 2:45 PM

4. Passing the Baton

Moderator: Sharda Thapa

Youth Forum

2:45 PM -- 3:00 PM

Coffee/Tea Break

3:00 PM -- 4:15 PM

5. Making it happen in America

Moderator: Sudip Subedi

Anup Joshi

Ashish Bhatta

Ram Bashyal

Tulasi Joshi

4:15 PM -- 5:00 PM

6. ANMA Business Meeting

5:00 PM -- 6:00 PM

Social Hour

Cash Bar

6:30 PM -- 8:00 PM


Main Atrium

8:00 PM -- 11:00 PM

Cultural Program

Phoolbari Cultural Club

Local and Regional Talents.

11:00 PM -- 11:30 PM







May 29 – 30, 1999


For Saturday and Sunday/Sunday Only


Name: ______________________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________

Phone: ( ) ______________________ E-mail address: ____________________________________


Please be a member of the Association and keep the Nepalese heritage alive.

Membership Fee:

Student ($15.00)______________ Individual ($20.00)__________________

Family ($30.00)_______________ Benefactor ($100.00)_________________

Life ($250.00)________________ Other Donation $____________________

Total: $________________________________________________________

Pre-Registration:* On Site Registration* Saturday/Sunday Sunday Saturday/Sunday Sunday Number Total (Number X $)

Adult: $45 $40 $55 $50 _______ _______

Student: $40 $35 $50 $45 _______ _______

Children (6 – 12 yr.) $35 $30 $45 $40 _______ _______

Children (under 5 yr.) Free Free Free Free _______ _______

Total amount enclosed: $ ___________________

This pre-registration includes afternoon Tea, Dinner and Cultural Program on Saturday; Tea and Donuts, Lunch, Afternoon tea, Dinner and Cultural Program on Sunday.

Please return this form with your check payable to ANMA to:

Mr. Dhruba Shrestha

Treasurer, ANMA

3535 Wheeler Road

Bay City, MI 48706

Phone: (517) 684-8314


Association of Nepalese in Midwest America is a non-profit organization.