Seventh Annual NaSEA /ANMA Joint Convention at Atlanta September 3-5, 2011 A Statewide Organization Established and Registered in 1992 in the State of Florida, USA. Archana Kattel , Ph.D. President , FNA Florida Nepal Association (FNA) The objectives: To promote close cooperation and friendship people residing in Florida and the neighboring states. To promote educational, charitable, social, and cultural activities. To promote close relations with other similar associations in North America Florida Nepal Association (FNA) Past Presidents: Mr. Tirtha Mali First President Mr. Rajeeb Lamsal Mr. Ajay Satyal Dr. Dharma Acharya Dr. Bijaya Kattel Dr. Khusi Ram Tiwari Mr. Sundar Joshi Mr. Sanjaya Bajrachrya Historic Day in FNA October 30, 2010 first woman president elected in the18-year history of the Organization. 1992-1996 1996-1998 1998-2000 2000-2002 2002- 2004 2004-2006 2006- 2008 2008-2010 Present Executive Committee (2010 -2012): President Vice president General secretary Treasurer Information secretary Members-at Large Mr. Binod chalise Dr. Jay P Shah Mrs. Radha Weeder Mr. Raju Tamrakar Mr. Sailesh Parajuli Archana Kattel, Ph.D. Radha Mali Nabin Sapkota, Ph.D. Rajesh Ghimire Jhanak Thapalia Nepal Study Forum Co-ordinator Mr. Niraj Shrestha Actions and Activities Develop a sense of unity TEAM = Together Everybody Achieves More – motto of the association to move entire community forward as a common group. To incorporate all voices and suggestions to make our community stronger and united. FNA by-laws Amendment after 18 years Organize programs within FNA and participate in other regional organizations programs to take the FNA forward and to the broader spectrum. Expanding the programs/activities that will be beneficial and interesting to our community. Nepal Study Forum Programs of FNA –Nepal Study Forum The avenue to reach everyone in the community Everest and me Mr. Dev Bhandary & Mr.Sunder Joshi Acupressure therapy Mr. Gunanidhi Ghimire Trading Health: Plants, Medicine, Conservation and the Poor in Nepal Dr. Mary Cameron Personal finance Management Mr. Chandan Shrestha & Mr. Dev Bhandary Upcoming: Interaction with Entrepreneurs from our (Nepali) Community “Conscious Discipline” for Children Guiding Principles Include everyone in the community, regardless of age, sex and background. Outreach to all Nepali living in Florida and beyond to involve them in the activities that will benefit all, regardless of age, sex, and background. Organize programs that will be chosen by and beneficial to the youth FNA members can interact with one another for their needs and obtain advice Development of the programs which will be benefitting in Nepal. Scholarship, book donations Health care (nutrition educations) Develop and establish a Nepalese network in Florida for our community, where community members can interact with one another for their need and advice. FNA Supported Projects Chhetrapati Free Clinic Samrita Lohani fund School Project (Shree Sankhadevi High School in Nuwakot District) Haiti Earthquake victims Sports (Florida Chautari Team) Young scholars Questions?