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15minsAkshay Bhole

ARC Proposals for first half of 2018

1.       Establishing Asha-wide Fundraising Campaign Policies  

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2.       Changes to nomination process for Asha-wide elections

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3.       Updating Asha Logo 

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4.       Establishing AfE Site Visit Consulting Program

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5minsAkshay Bhole, Melli Annamalai

Asha wide Elections - Nomination

Asha-wide elections happen every two years and this nomination is for the 2018-2020 term.

Akshay Bhole 2018 Nomination Statement

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5minAkshay Bhole

General Funds share for 2017 received by Asha Boston is $77, 239.

More details are available in https://goo.gl/FhA3c6 (login with Ashanet account required)


Some notes from the Asha-wide treasury team.

 

  1. For the first time ever, we do not have sufficient General Funds to completely satisfy even the top off requirements for all chapters (let alone a split on top of that). As a result, this year, we only have the ability to meet around 80% of chapter's top off needs.
  2. This will, in all likelihood, be the last "major" Asha General Funds split. GF levels have decreased quite a bit since this disbursal process started many years ago (glad we could put the money to good use!)
  3. For FY18, we will be drafting new WCR and GF split rules, and this will be put up for vote in the ARC cycle starting July. Chapter inputs for new WCR rules are welcome; we will also continue this discussion in the second half of 2018.
    1. One of the likely features of these new rules would be an elimination of top-off provision - so chapters are encouraged to plan and maintain a healthy WCR around 1.5 going forward, and also ramping up local fundraising efforts.


 
15minsMaulik Nagri 

Project Funding Renewal - BSPES

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Documents

Jan 2018 Site Visit by Maulik Nagri

Project Proposal by Maulik Nagri

 
15minsSadhana Kyathappala, Bhavana Gallewale

Project Funding Renewal - KSV

Last year, we vetted and approved KSV as a project that we would support.  Similar to last year, KSV has requested Rs. 5,50,000/- to supplement their operational costs for the coming academic year. Their Proposal for 2018-2019 is available for review.  We also had Mamtha Rao, who has relocated to India, visit the project in March 2018. Her Site Visit Report is available for review.  Their Audit Report is also available for review.

The main goal of supporting this project was to facilitate child sponsorships from the US, which is the main funding source for KSV's operations. Although we haven't been able to get this aspect working seamlessly (see issues in Mamtha's site visit), there have been project specific donations towards individual child sponsorship in the amount of $2934/-  donated between Oct 16, 2017 and April 18, 2018.

So we have 2 sets of money :
1. $2934/- (Rs. 1,93,000/-) collected since the previous payment of $1830/- via Checklist 2301 on Oct 15, 2017.
2.  KSV's request for Rs. 5,50,000/- per their proposal from the General Asha Funds.
(This could either be a single installment of Rs. 5,50,000/- or 2 payments of Rs. 2,75,000/- each where we send the 1st payment now & the 2nd payment in November.)
We need a vote for the following:

Do you approve funding INR 7,43,000 to KSV for academic year 2018-2019, which includes INR 1,93,000/- ($2934/-) collected since the previous disbursal, + INR 5.50,000/- requested in the proposal.

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Do you approve funding INR 5,50,000 to KSV for academic year 2018-2019 to be sent in 2 equal installments, along with project specific donations collected to date since the previous disbursal, i.e., INR 1,93,000/- ($2934/-). This would be INR 4,68,000/- (Rs. 2,75,000/- + Rs. 1,93,000/-) for this disbursal.

 

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15minsPriya Mocherla

Project Funding Renewal - Kamlakar Trust

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Project report April 2018 : Project report -2018

Project site Visit Jan - 2018: Site Visit Report


We will take a vote for funding 2017-18 academic year right now.

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There are additional questions about the project which we would like to have answers to for continued funding for future years. Melli Annamalai to compile questions for this project and we will vote on funding once we have answers to those questions via Priya Mocherla

 

 
15minsEveryone

Event Retrospective - Mujhe Rang De

What was good?

What could have been done better?

Anything else?