25th Board Meeting (2nd August)
Tarayana Foundation’s 25th Board Meeting took place on 2nd of August at the Tarayana Centre. The meeting was graced by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (President & Founder), Her Royal Highness Ashi Sonam Dechan Wangchuck (Board Member) and Dasho Yangki T Wangchuk (Board Member). Other Executive members and invitees were also present. The meeting commenced with an opening remark by the Hon’ble President and the adoption of the agenda began.
The day marked the affiliation of the Bhutan Dragons Motorcycle Club (BDMC) with the Foundation followed by formal induction of new members to the Board and the Executive Committee. BDMC is a non-profitable organization established in 2008 with 100% proceeds contributed towards charitable purposes. The club was formed on the foundation of the values of friendship, core essence of Buddhism and the mutual love of motorcycles. Over the years the club members have traveled to rural areas distributing donated goods of which some beneficiary villages are Tarayana sites. The President appointed Mr. Thinley W. Dorji (President of the BDMC) as a Board Member along with two new Executive Committee Members; Mr. Kalden Sonam Dorji and Mr. Tshering Tashi.
After the official induction of the members, the meeting preceded with other discussions on the progress of obtaining approval from concerned bureaus regarding the additional of a third floor on the existing building of the Tarayana Centre, expansion of the Conference Hall and roofing of the extensions. The meeting concluded with everyone re-dedicating their service to our Kings, Country and people. The meeting was followed by a group photo session.