Community News 2013/14
TNCC ELECTION 2015
Call for Nominations for theTNCC Board of Directors and Officers
Date: Feb 10th, 2015
Triad Nepalese Community Center (TNCC) Election Committee invites nominations for its Board of Directors and Offers from its eligible members to serve for a two-year term beginning April 14th, 2015. TNCC is an association of Nepalese and friends living in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. The Piedmont Triad region encompasses the cities of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, and the surrounding areas. For further details, please follow the links below -
TNCC Press Release [9th Feb, 2015]
The Triad Nepalese Community Center (TNCC) of the Triad Region (Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem) North Carolina is proud to announce the successful purchase of a suitable land to build a community center. This center, named as Nepali Heritage Center of Carolinas (NHCC), will be dedicated to support TNCC’s mission for the community welfare by facilitating community services including providing space for cultural events, Nepali Pathshala, and a worship place.
We want this Heritage Center to be a pride of all the Nepalis not just in the Triad but also the Carolinas (Triangle, Greater Charlotte), South Carolina and neighboring NASeA regions. We envision bright future for NHCC with tremendous amount of work and dedication lies ahead of us. Below mentioned are some of the tasks set forth by the Nepali Heritage Center of Carolinas (NHCC) Committee:
v Short term (4-6 months): Make the land suitable for hosting regular cultural activities. This includes demolition of existing public swimming pool and engineering backfill of the space.
v Medium term (2 years): Renovate the clubhouse to convert it into an open-floor hall with added infrastructure for heating and cooling systems.
v Long term (5 years): Build a large community hall and worship area.
We are constantly pursuing fund raising events and community support grant applications. We urge all Nepalese and friends of Nepal to support (morally as well as financially) our goal of successfully establishing NHCC in the Triad North Carolina. Please donate by sending check to: TNCC, 3519 Imperial Dr., High Point, NC 27265 or via PayPal by visiting the website at www.nctncc.org.
About TNCC: Triad Nepalese Community Center (TNCC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. It was established in 2010 by a group of Nepalese immigrants in the Triad area (Greensboro, High Point and Winston Salem) of North Carolina, USA. The mission of TNCC is to preserve the Nepalese cultural heritage by uniting the Nepalese community. The purpose of the center can be elaborated with the following goals:
v Preserve and promote Nepalese identity and cultural heritage
v Strengthen the fraternal ties of all people of Nepali origin in North Carolina, specially Triad Area
v Assist Nepali immigrants, refugees and other asylums with integration into the mainstream and help them become self-sufficient and independent
v Promote educational, social, cultural, and charitable activities
v Create an environment conducive to meeting mutual respect among Nepali ethnic people
v Support Nepal and Nepalese people in the fields of socio economic, cultural, educational and academic sectors
v Work with other associations and corporations collaboratively in order to achieve above listed long-term goals
v Create a “Nepali Heritage Center” for the Nepali and friends of Nepal.
Contact: Triad Nepalese Community Center (TNCC)
Facebook: Nepali Heritage Center of Carolinas (NHCC)
MAHA JATRA AMERICA in GREENSBORO on NOV 2, 2014. HURRY, get your tickets booked.
TNCC presents you Nepali famous folks artist Ms. Sunita Dulal for our Dashain celebration this Sunday September 28, 2014. The details of the celebration are as follows:
Dear TNCC Family,
Happy New Year 2071!
It is my pleasure to share with you our accomplishments since this Board took office last year. Board members’ and each committee’s hard work and your active involvement and participation, made us to take your beloved organization to next level. As the president of TNCC and on behalf of my executive committee, I proudly announce the TNCC achievements:
1. Mosaic Festival:
On June 8, 2013 TNCC participated in the Mosaic festival organized by Church world Service in Greensboro. Everyone worked hard to make the Mosaic festival a great success. Together with our hard work we accomplished our goals for the Mosaic festival. Firstly, we presented our musical performances to the Triad Greater Community. Our performers were incredible. At the same time, we shared our Nepali ethnic food to the diverse communities with making a profit for TNCC. TNCC made $410 dollars net profit from the program. Thanks so much Vice-President Susma Dhakal and Joint-Secretary Anupa Koirala for taking such an important responsibility.
2. Picnic/Zoo Trip
On June 28, 2013 TNCC Sports and Youth Committee Chair Roshan Bhandari organized an educational trip to NC Zoo at Asheboro NC for TNCC children and their families as a learning and fun activity. The trip was a huge success because children and their families those who participated enjoyed the trip so much. This trip was successful to impress the families and children that TNCC can be instrumental in organizing and helping children in such activities. Thank you Roshan Bhandari for his leadership.
3. Nepali Pathsala Inaugurated
July 13, 2013 TNCC launched Nepali Pathsala in High Point North Carolina with the collaboration with Human Relations Department of City of High Point. The City offered a space for class in the initial phase and now the class is running at Piedmont Environmental Center in High Point in courtesy of Dr. Saubhagya Silwal. She is a TNCC Life member and Lead instructor of Nepali Pathsala. The Pathsala is running in chairmanship of Dr. Narayan Bhattarai and Coordination of Dr. Rajan Dhabhaudel with other volunteer instructors and associates. TNCC Board greatly appreciates and honors the Nepali Pathashala Committee for their exceptional contribution to the Nepalese community. These fellow community members have been tirelessly working to make a difference in the community by passing our culture onto our next generation through the Pathshala program. They are working hard to achieve the goal of preserving our cultural heritage while living here in US and the Pathsala is becoming a milestone towards it.
4. Kirkwood 5K Race
On August 24th 2013 TNCC members attended the Kirkwood 5K Race. Everybody did a fabulous job of completing in the race. We hope we helped some participants overcome their fear of running a 5K and for others introduced a new hobby of running a Marathon. Either way, TNCC is always looking for ways to educate and encourage our community members on healthy lifestyle and its long-term benefits. Once again, we truly appreciate you all for coming out with your family to support the community events like Kirkwood 5k Run. Remember - Health is the Greatest Wealth. Again I would like to thank Roshan Bhandari for coordinating this successful event.
5. NASeA/ANMA Joint Convention
TNCC had participated at the 9th NASeA/ANMA Joint Convention 2013, which was held in the Labor Day weekend at Spartanburg, SC. TNCC's participation at the convention was huge and enthusiastic because approximately 70 people from our community participated the convention with different roles in different programs, games and workshops. Frankly talking, our participation at the convention indeed was a huge success.
Sujata Chhetri, Nanu Thapaliya and Muskan Khadka secured the third position in the Talent Show Program. TNCC Cultural performers at the convention were awesome. Our TNCC volleyball team played at the convention. Dr. Narayan Bhattarai received a certificate of appreciation for presenting on the Nepali School and Culture Forum; Narayan Khadka received the Social Hero and Outstanding community service awards. Congratulations to you all for your achievements! Thanks so much for those who participated at the convention.
6. Teej Celebration 2070
On September 7th, 2013 TNCC organized Teej celebration that was a grand success. There was food, music and dance. Male TNCC members prepared and served several courses of delicious Nepali Parikar food as Dhar which was remarkable. 250 people were in the attendance. Congratulations and Thanks to event coordinator General-Secretary Prashim Poudyal and the Organizing team for the success!
7. Dashain Celebration 2070
TNCC Dashain program was held on October 6, 2014, which was historical. We had invited National artists Prem Raja Mahat and Ratan Subedi on the stage. Local artists also performed fantastically. Traditional Nepali food including Khasiko Masu was served to the members. 300 people attended the program. TNCC made $1700 dollars profit from the Program. Congratulations and thanks to the Dashain Planning Committee for your successes.
8. Deushi Bhailo Program
TNCC organized Deushi Bhailo on November 2,3,and 4th.We went to almost all of our members’ residence to celebrate the traditions of Deushi-Bhailo and raised 2,400 dollars for TNCC, which was a historical event in TNCC history. Thanks so much to Coordinator Roshan Bhandari and those who participated at the Deushi-Bhailo Program.
9. Blood Drive a Huge Success
On December 15, 2013 TNCC hosted the Blood Drive in High Point NC. Blood Donors of America and American Red Cross were the partner sponsors. A total of 57 units of blood were donated, which is unprecedented in our experience. There were more than hundred people who participated the Program. Some of us were courageous enough to try but unfortunately could not. Thank you so much to those social Heroes and TNCC Blood Drive coordinator, Vice-president of TNCC Dil. B. Chhetri for taking such a historic responsibility.
10. TNCC Care Fund/Uttara Basnet Fund
TNCC Cares Fund has been set up to help the members who are in medical emergencies. TNCC Cares has been successful to raise a donation of $3697.23 in total for Uttara Basnet. As BODs meeting has decided, $500 has been added from TNCC Care Fund to her. That's makes the total of $4197.23. Narayan Khadka, President of TNCC, handed over the Check for a total of $4197.23 to her. Recently, Blood Donors of America has donated $200.00 to the Uttara Basnet Fund, which is in due process of handing over to Uttara Basnet. TNCC has been successful to collect $4397.23 in total for the Uttara Basnet Fund. Thank you so much to all donors and Ramji Koirala, Coordinator of Uttara Basnet Fund and those who actively involved in this program.
11. TNCC High School Graduate Excellence Award -2014
Triad Nepalese Community Center (TNCC) has proudly launched a program to recognize one bright High School Graduate every year and award him/her $500 and a certificate. Qualified community members need to submit an application to participate in this annual program. The goal of the program is to encourage all TNCC affiliated bright high school students to aspire for a college education and encourage community services. TNCC Board of Directors has created a three-member Award Committee to prepare the guidelines for this program. The goals of the program are: Encourage and promote interest in TNCC affiliated high school students towards a college education. Attract Nepali origin second-generation students to TNCC and nurture their commitment towards the community. Promote and expand TNCC community service activities. This will help TNCC in earning more goodwill and trust from its members. Thank you Dr. Rajan Dhabhaudel for coordinating the program. Ms. Simran Khadka won this year’s Award.
12. Obama Care Information Session
On February 8th 2014 Triad Nepalese Community Center (TNCC) presented on the Affordable Care Act, The Health Insurance Market Place and Health Insurance Options for Individuals, Family and Small Businesses. The program was held at Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Road, High Point NC 27265. Attorney Brandon Leebrick gave a presentation on Obama care. TNCC members especially those who do not have any private insurance attended the program to get information. Thanks to Mr. Leebrick for his presentation and everyone else who attended.
12. TNCC Holi Celebration 2070
TNCC has organized Holi, festivals of colors, on March 16, 2014. This years’ celebration was unique because the Human Relations Department City of High Point Partnered with TNCC to celebrate this festival. The celebration was covered by the news on High Point Enterprises. We appreciate greatly to Human Relations, City of High Point and High Point Senior Center for joining us to celebrate the festival of colors.
13. TNCC General Assembly 2014
On March 29, 2014 TNCC organized the TNCC General Body meeting at Deep River Recreation Center at High Point. Members’ active participation and content of presentations made the meeting a success. TNCC Bylaws amendment proposal proposed by Dr. Manoj Jha on behalf of Board of Directors was approved by consensus votes. General Secretary Report by Prashim Poudyal, Finance Report by Treasurer Ramji Koirala, presentations from Nepali Pathsala, Coordinator Dr. Rajan Dhabhaudel, Roshan Bhandari from Community Center Task-Force, Ramji Koirala on behalf of Fundraising Committee were approved from the General Assembly.
14. Grants for TNCC
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG) has granted TNCC with $2,500 for various activities. The grant award of &2500 has allocated to Nepali Pathsala $1000, TNCC High School Graduate Excellence Award -2014 $ 500 & TNCC Sports capacity building $ 1000. TNCC has applied another grant to community foundation of Greater Greensboro to support the cultural capacity building of TNCC. Thank you Community foundation for the award and Dr. Manoj Jha for coordinating all grant efforts.
15. Sport Day
TNCC organized a Sport event on Saturday April 12, 2014 at Triad Park Kernersville NC. Volleyball, Soccer, Badminton and 7 stones and various games were played including people of all ages. The teams were mixed representing the male, female and youth population. Dr. Ritesh Poudyal, Board Member, coordinated the event, which was a grand success. Thanks so much to Dr. Ritesh Poudyal and you all for your active participation.
16. New Year Celebration 2071
TNCC organized Nepali New Year 2071 celebration on April 13, 2014 at Bur-Mill Park Greensboro. Traditional Nepalese food was served and cultural performances were performed. We greatly appreciate the organizing team, cultural committee and performances, cameraman, chirographers and Masters of Ceremonies for their contribution to make this event as huge success.
17. Financial Gain for TNCC
We are able to raise about 10,000 dollars since this Board took office. TNCC has a balance of 25,000 as of now. The fund was collected from New TNCC membership drive, various programs and Contributions and Grants. Thanks for Bishal Bharati who initiated and approved $1,000 grant award from Well Fargo Bank. Thanks for Ramji Koirala who initiated $1,400 Ecolab contributions at various occasions and appreciated Community foundation of Greater Greensboro for their $2500 grant award.
2) Upcoming events
Regular calendar events such as the Mosaic festival, Teej, Dashain, Deushi-Bhailo, Holi, and other events and celebrations will be held in the appropriate time and occasions. We will announce the TNCC event calendar of next year in the appropriate time.
Since we took Office, the Community Center-Taskforce led by Dr. Ritesh Poudyal has been working tirelessly to find a suitable property for TNCC to build a Nepalese Community Center. We are very close to buy the property. TNCC Fundraising Committee, chaired by Mr. Basanta Khadka, is working hard to collect donations from our community. The committee is able to raise about 33,000 dollars as of now. Acquisition of a property for a community center by next year is the number one priority for TNCC. Please join us to accomplish this goal. Together we can make a difference in our community.
Thanks so much for your cooperation! We hope the same as last year or even more cooperation from you in our upcoming program and events.
President's Message 2013
Dear Members and Friends of TNCC,
Welcome to Triad Nepalese Community Center.
At the outset, we greatly appreciate you all for your active participation and engagement in our community programs and activities. Because of your inconceivable support TNCC has developed significantly. We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity of serving you for the next two years. We remain fully committed to do our best to move TNCC to the next level. It is our pleasure to take your trust as our privilege. We are looking forward to serve you with vigor and enthusiasm.
- Bring together Nepalese residents of this region and their friends to work cohesively toward preserving and promoting Nepalese ethnicity, culture and arts;
- Promote friendship, cooperation and mutual respect among the Nepalese people and the diverse Triad community;
- Provide direct and supportive services to the community;
- Empower community members to achieve skills and confidence in order to contribute to the well being of the Triad community, our new-found home;
- Collaborate closely with local organizations and agencies to fulfill our mission to address any challenges of our community.