President's Corner

Appeal for Support to
Mr. Sameer Khanal and Family’s
Fatal Car Accident

Dear NAPA members, potential members and beyond
Namaskar !
NAPA brings to your kind notice that Mr. Sameer Khanal (alumnus, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Nepal and NAPA’s potential member) and his family members were involved in a deadly car accident causing 4 family members’ death on the spot and serious injury of 2 members (Mr. Khanal and his brother), who are undergoing treatment at the hospital. The incident happened on November 5, 2016 in Georgia. We are deeply saddened by this devastating news.

This is the critical time for everyone who are affected by this deadly accident. Thus, NAPA makes a sincere appeal to you all for your voluntary contributions in such a difficult time to provide support to Khanal family as a token of our moral support and solidarity in such a difficult time. We sincerely request all of you for your voluntary contributions for the cause. Every dollar makes a difference.

Donations could be made online through PayPal/credit card/debit card on NAPA website (www.napaamericas.org). Those who would like to mail a check please contact NAPA treasurer: ambikaadhikari100@gmail.com. Please refer to detailed instruction below.

United we stand.
Lila B. Karki, PhD
President
For more information about the accident, please visit:
http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Four-people-killed-in-an-overnight-crash-in-Jefferson-County-400123911.html

How to Donate?

Steps:
Option 1
1. Click DONATE NAPA at http://www.napaamericas.org/donate.php on the right side of the panel.
2. Click Paypal.
3. Enter Donation Amount.
4. If you are using your PayPal account, log in to PayPal.
5. If you are using your credit card/debit card, ill out information below (your personal information, credit card information and billing address).
Then, Click Review Donation and Continue

6. In the next box, Click Add Special Instruction to the Seller. This is below Purpose. A box pops up. Please write the purpose “Support Khanal Family” in the box clearly.

Check your information

Click Donate xx USD now.

Option 2
Alternatively, a check may be mailed to: NAPA, C/O Ambika Tiwari, NAPA Treasurer, 203 Calhoun Drive, Madison, MS 39110. Write “For .. Support Khanal Family.”

Option 2
NAPA's bank account is with the Wells Fargo bank. You could direct deposit to NAPA, if this is convenient.

Wells Fargo Bank information:
Routing Number: 062000080
Account Number: 3285498162

Appeal to help flood relief respected napa members

Namaste respected NAPA members,
We are very pleased to share with you that 100% of the executive committee (EC) officials contributed and members of the NAPA family have started making donations to help the victim NAPA family of the devastating flood in Louisiana. We humbly remind all of you ‘101 NAPA members’ to show your generous hearts, minds, and hands to help a NAPA family and a compatriot by donating any amount you would like to, your donation of even $1.00 will make a huge difference. Your participation is very important to keep up the morality of the victim family by showing solidarity as one agricultural and allied professionals’ organization. United we stand. Therefore, we request all of you to make your voluntary contributions by September 04, 2016 to help during such a horrible tragedy. Your donation to this cause through NAPA is tax deductible. Charity begins at home.

Please see the previous appeal and payment procedure below for details.

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Sub: Appeal for Relief Support

Namaste respected NAPA members,
With great displeasure, the NAPA Executive Committee would like to bring to your kind notice that NAPA Executive Committee Member and Life Member Dr. Durga D. Poudel and his family have been badly hit by one of the worst floods in the history of Louisiana on August 13, 2016. Nearly 40,000 houses have been damaged and 13 lives were lost. This is a sincere appeal to all of you for your voluntary contributions in such a time of difficulty.

Dr. Poudel and his family are safe and currently residing with another Nepali family in Louisiana. However, their house and property have been completely damaged. This is a critical time for everyone who is affected by such a devastating natural calamity, including Dr. Poudel and his family. Thus, NAPA would like to raise funds to provide support to the family as a token of our moral support and solidarity during such a difficult time. Therefore, we request all NAPA members and beyond for your voluntary contributions for this humanitarian cause.

Donations may be made using one of the three options mentioned below:

Option 1

i) Click DONATE NAPA at http://www.napaamericas.org/donate.php
on the right side of the panel.
ii) Click PayPal.
iii) Enter Donation Amount.
iv) If you are using your PayPal account, log in to PayPal.
v) If you are using your credit card/debit card

Fill out the information below (your personal information, credit card information and billing address).
Then, Click Review Donation and Continue
vi) In the next box, Click Add Special Instruction to the Seller. This is below Purpose. A box pops up. Please write the purpose in the box clearly. Check your information
In the next box, Click Add Special Instruction to the Seller.This is below Purpose. A box pops up. Please write the purpose in the box clearly.
Click Donate xx USD now.

Option 2

Alternatively, a check may be mailed to: NAPA, C/O Ambika Tiwari, NAPA Treasurer, 203 Calhoun Drive, Madison, MS 39110. Write “For Donation to xxx.”

Option 3

NAPA's bank account is at the Wells Fargo bank. You could direct-deposit to NAPA if this is convenient.

Wells Fargo Bank information:
Routing Number: 062000080
Account Number: 3285498162
We truly appreciate your coming together as one NAPA family at the time of such crisis.

Together we can make a difference.

Lila B Karki

Newsletter Appeal

Dear NAPA members

Namaste!
I am excited to share with you that NAPA will be publishing a tri-monthly newsletter. The first issue is going to be released in September, 2016. Other than planned scientific publications such as NAPA Journal and NAPA Working Paper Series, this newsletter will primarily focus on internal /in-house information that will be useful to be shared among NAPA members’ network. Dr. Ramesh Chandra Khanal, NAPA Executive Committee Member has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the NAPA Newsletter. I, therefore, request all NAPA members to send your contributions; agricultural related information/article (max one page), progress/achievement made by NAPA members, publications/presentations, news, events, poems/essays (Nepali or English) announcements (job postings, scholarships and fellowships etc.), and opportunities - as they happen within NAPA family to the Editor-in-Chief at rmkkhanal@yahoo.com by the end of August, 2016.

I highly appreciate your continued cooperation and contribution to heighten NAPA’s identity to the highest position amongst the Nepali professional organizations in the USA and beyond.

Together we can make a difference.

Lila B Karki
President
August 11, 2016

Information about MDC formation

Dear respected NAPA members

Namaskar
With great pleasure, we would like to share with all of you that NAPA has formed a Membership Drive Committee (MDC) as listed below. The MDC led by Ms. Ambika Tiwari, NAPA Treasurer, represents the NAPA Executive Committee (EC) to reach out all potential members to urge them to join this long awaited novice organization. We are enthusiastic to move forward, with currently 101 members within a few months of its establishment.

Name

Residing State

Email

Phone

Ambika Tiwari

MS

ambikaadhikari100@gmail.com

850-345-5444

Jhalendra Rijal

CA

rijaljhalendra@gmail.com

209-872-5425

Laxman Adhikari

GA

laxman.adhikari25@uga.edu

405-385-1072

Lekhanath Poudel

DE

lekhanath230@hotmail.com

256-783-6607

Pradeep Wagle

OK

waglepradeep@gmail.com

405-714-4872

Prakash Parajuli

TX

prakashparajuli2003@gmail.com

806-401-7850

Raja Khanal

Canada

rajakhanal@gmail.com

226-971-9269

Shiva Kumar Rai

NH

shivakrai@gmail.com

603-545-8855

Upendra Sainju

MT

usainju@yahoo.com

406-749-0123

On behalf of NAPA, I would like to request all of you to help MDC by communicating with potential members in your network, providing MDC with their emails and/or phone, helping them to join and volunteer for NAPA to heighten its identity and expand service to the members and beyond. May you have any questions/concerns, please contact MDC members, EC Officials or visit http://www.napaamericas.org
Together we can make a difference.

Lila B Karki
President