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Dear Members and non-members of Nepal Seattle Society (NSS):

It has been more than a month since we postponed NSS General Election 2015 on April 28, 2015 due to great tragedy in Nepal. During this time period, the Nepali community and friends of Nepal in Washington state have done great job focusing on fundraising and distribution efforts for the immediate earthquake relief.

With major wave of NSS fundraising and distribution effort for the immediate relief winding down and need for electing a new NSS executive committee before its 2 years term completes on July 28 , 2015, the NSS election sub-committee 2015 has decided to resume the election process from Jun 6th, 2015.

This election shall elect the Nepal Seattle Society Executive Members for the term of 2015-2017 and will be conducted according to the NSS Constitution (amended in 2012) and available at 

NSS constitution:

It is important that all NSS members, wishing to participate in NSS's General Election in 2015, fully understand the NSS Constitution. The Election Sub-Committee’s goals are to conduct a free, fair and timely election.

The current and up-to-date voters' list is available on NSS website

Per NSS Constitution Article XII, Section 5: Voting Eligibility
To be eligible to vote, must be a current resident of State of Washington, have a valid membership or renewed membership between January and April 30th, during the election year.

This Election Sub-Committee has established an email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for all related communications on NSS's General Election 2015. All communications regarding the NSS's General Election 2015 with NSS members are done only through this email to all NSS members.

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Nepal Earthquake Fundraising Reception event- The Mountaineers (May 16)

We had as successful and historical Nepal Earthquake Fundraising Reception event at "The Mountaineers" on May 16. We are publishing the financial report summary of the event.
We would like to thank all the sponsors, donors and volunteers . With out all of you it would not have been successful.

Nepal Seattle Society
Earthquake Fundraising Reception Event
Mountainer's Club, Sandpoint, Seattle, WA
On May 16, 2015
Ticket/Auction Sales collection Details Amount
Paypal Ticket/Auction Sales $17,606.00  
Print ticket sales/Auction  $10,518.96  
Total Ticket Sales/Auction Sales   $28,124.96
Sponsors collection    
Best buy Bones $1,000.00  
City of Seattle - Cuc Vu $500.00  
Kenmore Air - Todd Banks $500.00  
Kiddie Academy - STEVEN AHRENS $500.00  
Spreeha -Tazin Shadid $500.00  
Tibetan Association of WA $1,000.00  
Total Sponsors  $4,000.00
Total Collection                     $32,124.96
Expenses details    
Food Expenses ($5,600.00)  
Photo Print from Costco ($241.03)  
Cost for Picture ($50.00)  
Decoration for Hall ($300.00)  
Auctionar fee ($600.00)  
Labour Charge ($800.00)  
Abbey Party Rental Charge ($1,158.78)  
Total Expenses   ($8,749.81)
Total Collection before paypal charges                      $23,375.15
Less: Total Paypal Charges   ($510.07)
Total Collection $22,915.08 #########


Fund Distribution Status

Following are non profit and government organizations suggested for relief fund distribution. The Funding Review team will review each organization's validity, previous work, current earthquake relief effort, area of envolvement and recommend organization and fund amount to NSS Executive Team. The NSS Executive Team will make final decision on whether to approve, not approve or suggest fund distribution for the organization. You may view the status of fund approval process below. 



Affiliated Non Profit Organization Project Location Amout Requested Status
Jana Maitri Hospital Balaju $2,000.00 Approved $2000
Lions Club of Kathmandu Bhattedata    Approved $4000 for Ramechhap
Lions Club of Kathmandu Charikot   Approved $4000 for Ramechhap
Himalayan Climate Initiative    KTM and beyond $2,000.00 Reviewing
Rotary Club of Madhyapur Nekosira, Bhaktapur $5,000.00  Approved $4000
Madhyapur Engineering Society Madhyapur Thimi $2,500.00  Reviewing
Rural Reconstruction Nepal Sindhupalchowk $2,000.00  Approved $4000
Lions Club PMCC Nuwakot Nayagaon    Approved $2000
Clarion (aka IMAT), Everett, WA

WA UBI Number 603052945
Dhading and near by $31,000 Approved $8000
SEBS (Nepal) Sindhupalchowk Nepalese Rs 2320 per family Reviewing
Kopila Nepal Kaski and Tanahu Nepalese Rs 3000 per family Reviewing
NRNA Nepal Gorkha, Sindupalchowk, Dhading, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Kavre, Ramechhap and Lamjung Not Specific Reviewing
Government of Nepal All affected districts $30,000 Reviewing 


Fund Transfer Status

We have transferd Funds to following organizations as recommened by Review Team and approved by NSS Executive Team. 

Affiliated Non Profit Organization Transfered Amout Fund Status Transfered Date
Jana Maitri Hospital $2,000.00 Transferred 5/1/2015
Lions Club of Kathmandu $4,000.00 Transferred 5/11/2015
Rotary Club of Madhyapur $4,000.00 Transferred 5/11/2015
Rural Reconstruction Nepal $4,000.00 Transferred 5/11/2015
Lions Club PMCC $2,000.00 Transferred 5/11/2015
Nepalimed DhuliKhel Hospital $5,000.00 Transferred 5/11/2015
Clarion $8,000.00 Transferred 5/9/2015
Vimad Youth Club, Tanahu $2,550.00 Transferred 5/12/2015
Sitka Secondary School $5,000.00 Transferred  
Red Cross $5,000.00 Transferred  
Farak Sherpa Committee (Kyidukh) $3,000.00 Transferred  
Dhulikhel Hospital (Government Hospital) $4,000.00 Transferred  
PM Fund, Government of Nepal $10,000.00 Transferred  
Total Transfered $58,550.00    

Coordination with Lions Club for relief distribution


Nepal Seattle Society supported Lions Club of Kathmandu Samakhushi and Lions Club of Nuwakot Trishuli for releift material distributoin at  remote places of Nepal such as Keurini, Tadabisauni, Nuwakot. Following is the Report of Earthquake Relief Program and some pictures that we received from Lions Club. 

Dear Sir,

Greetings from Nepal!

Once again we would like to thank for your generous contribution to the earthquake victims of Nepal.

We had organized an earthquake relief distribution program as below.

Date:                                       23 May, 2015

Venue:                                                Keurini, Tadabisauni, Nuwakot

Materials Distributed:           Galvanized Steel, Mattress, Blankets and Tarpaulin.

Organized by:                         Lions Club of Kathmandu Samakhushi

Local coordination:               Lions Club of Nuwakot Trishuli

Support received by:                        70 families (235 Members)

Receipt and Payment statement;








LC Kathmandu Samakhushi



Tarpaulin bill paid by LC KTM Samakhushi



LC Nuwakot Trishuli



Transportation, Mattress and Blanket's bill paid by Nuwakot Trishuli



Nepal Seattle Society



Galvanized steel bill paid by Samakhushi C/O Seattle society




NPR  2,99,000



NPR  2,99,000

Please find the attached photographs, bills and receipt of the relief program.


We will submit the school rehabilitation project very soon.

Thank you once again,

Lion Rajan Lamsal

Past Council Chairperson, MD 325, Nepal

(Past President, LC Kathmandu Samakhushi)


Second batch of Nepal Seattle Society Earthquake Relief - May 09 2015

Second relief volunteer team reached Bungkot, Gorkha.
Our volunteers bought 84 sacks of Rice and got help from villagers to back-carry up to Jogidada. 
Kudos to our nepalese community and friends from Washington state and volunteers Ganga Prasad Adhikari and Hari who managed that effort in Bungkot. People from Bungkot were very happy to get some grains. 
Quoted from one of the volunteers:
“I'm really happy to see them carrying rice-bags with little smile , hiding all the pain they are facing after losing their homes/stored-foods/cattles. Thank You So much And Thank You NSS to help us !!!"


Collaboration with Clarion GR (IMAT) - May 08 2015

We, Nepal Seattle Society, are proud to announce that we are collaborating with "Clarion GR (IMAT)" for relief effort in Nepal. 

Clarion GR (IMAT) mission:
Clarion responds to alleviate human suffering and preserve the dignity of effected populations during times of disaster or humanitarian crisis through the effective application of a constellation of mitigating resources in accordance with international humanitarian standards.

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First batch of Nepal Seattle Society Earthquake Relief - April 30 2015

First batch of Nepal Seattle Society Earthquake Relief reached Dhading and Gorkha. One of our Volunteer Team has distributed food, tents, medicine and other essential goods to Dhading and Gorkha District. Its a very nice feeling that People of Dhading and Gorkha are under tents and using blanket just because of our Nepalese Community in Seattle.


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