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May 15th ‘2015
In light of the unprecedented natural disaster taking place in Nepal, The Association of Nepalis in the Americas (ANA) regretfully announces that the 2015 July 4th Convention, scheduled to be held in Long Beach, California has been cancelled.
The difficult decision to cancel the annual gala, following over three decades of ANA tradition, was made by the ANA board in an emergency meeting held on May 14.
The resolution to cancel the convention came with heavy heart, yet we are convinced it is a right decision under the tragic circumstances when the energy and attention of Nepalis living around the world being focused to cope with the unimaginable earthquake costing over eight thousand lives, sixteen thousands injuries and over half million homes.
We believe that at a time of the ongoing national tragedy all community resources: people and otherwise, must be channeled to support the relief efforts to help victims and not get distracted by any other community events.
While, new date and scope of the 2015 convention will be decided in the near future, ANA will be organizing a broad vigil and earthquake relief fund-raiser campaign on July 5th in Santa Monica, California. The details of the program will be provided in coming days.
In the meantime, we want to inform you that ANA has been working hard with various Nepali and American entities and individuals in raising fund for earthquake victims, as well as, developing plans towards the long term reconstruction and rebuilding (shelters and homes) for the 2015 Nepal earthquake victims
To learn more about this press release or on ANA’s overall direction to support Nepal earthquake relief mission, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, ANA apologizes that the decision to cancel the convention may cause inconveniences to some who have already bought the plane ticket. In that case, you may want to come to Los Angeles anyway and enjoy the city, as well as, join us at the vigil on July 5th.
March 7th 2015
Press Release : “ANA Special Assembly and Meeting of the Minds” event in Washington DC Area
You are cordially invited to the “ANA Special Assembly and Meeting of the Minds” event in Washington DC area.
After four years of captivity ANA is once again free to conduct its business of serving the Nepali community in North America.However, we believe that bringing ANA back to its old glory is not enough, we must redefine the mission and objective of this flagship organization to represent over half million Nepalis, who call the United States of America and Canada home. Therefore, we would like to invite all ANA life members, past officers, past volunteers, supporters of the organization and anyone interested in community matter, to this special gathering.
Our agenda for the event shall be to review the past and ayout the course of action for the future by redefining a new vision for ANA, which includes plan to build relations with other Nepali organizations throughout America and Canada for a collaborative partnership.Additionally the special meeting will also be a venue for ANA to ratify the amended bylaws, which is required for new ANA’s vision, as well as, to prevent the repeat of last four years.
This is not only the first special meeting of the legitimately represented ANA in the last 4 years but it is also the very such meeting ever organized by ANA with an intent to seek out your valuable ideas and advise on how to move the organization forward. This assembly will determine the future of ANA; therefore, it is very important meeting for those who would like like to see ANA taking a lead role in uniting Nepali Diasporas in North America for the greater good.
We have specially negotiated a hotel in Manassas, Virginia, within the greater DC area, for this event. Our negotiated room rates are $79 per nights with free breakfast and $15 per person for each lunch and dinner. Please plan to be in by March 13 night so that the two days program can begin by 9 am on 14th.
We are looking forward to meeting you at this truly “Meeting of the Minds”, an important milestone gathering in over three decades of ANA’s history.
Roger Adhikari, President
Association of Nepalis in the Americas
Date and Time: Saturday, March 14, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Hotel information: Best Western Battlefield Inn
Sunday, March 15, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
10820 Balls Ford Road
Manassas, VA 20109
Phone: 703-361-8000 Ask for ANA special rate while booking your room ($79 a night).
Date and Time:
Saturday, March 14, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Best Western Battlefield Inn