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Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America 
4th National Convention: June 14-16, 2013
Denver, Colorado
Program Itinerary
Date:
Time:
Event:
June 13, 2013
After Noon:
  • Arrival of members of the OBCA Executive, Board and Regional Executive.
June 14, 2013
Beginning 6:00 PM
  • Arrival of participants
  • Registration
  • Dinner: To be hosted by the Global Bhutanese Community of Colorado (GBCC)
  • Informal interaction & networking
  • Fund raising session
June 15, 2013
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Convention opening session
June 15, 2013
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Report from convention participants
June 15, 2013
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Mental health and suicide in community: Presenter- Mr. Parangkush Subedi, Pennsylvania
  • Role of youth in community building process: Presenter: Mr.  Naresh Dahal, Tennessee.
  • Music and Culture: Presenters- Mr.  Dambar Khapong, Mr. Prakash Ghimirey and Mr. Ganga Ram Lamitarey, North Dakota
  • Community empowerment through business entrepreneurship: Mr. Bobby Barragan, Director, Human Resources, Case Farm, Ohio.
June 15, 2013
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Site visit & Picnic: By GBCC
  • Election to the Board and Executive: By election committee
June 15, 2013
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Discussion on NRB: Keynote  speakers/presenters- Mr. RP Subba and Mr. Mohan Tamang
June 16, 2013
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Other organizational activities:
  • Annual Report: By Mr. Hari Upreti
  • Financial Report: By Mr. Hari Dhakal
3.   Projects review: By Mr. Manoj Rai and Mr. BM Rai.
4.   Future plan and programs: By Mr. Bhakti Sharma and Mr. Manorath  Khanal
June 16, 2013
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
  • Opening Program
June 16, 2013
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Inter-state Cultural Program organized by GBCC(1st half)
  • Lunch: By GBCC
June 16, 2013
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Introduction of the newly elect OBCA Executive and Board members
  • OBCA Recognition and Honoring: To Mr. Pratap Subba, the senior Bhutanese artist
June 16, 2013
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 Inter-State Cultural Program  organized by GBCC(2nd half)
June 16, 2013
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Refugee Day Celebration: Keynote speaker- State Refugee Coordinator

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