― Dalai Lama XIV
There are three components of Chatrel and their applicability depends on the age and employment status.
Yearly Chatrel Amount = Basic Chatrel ($36) + 1 Day Meal ($10) + Employment Status($50) = $96.00
Everyone pays Basic Chatrel ($36), if 6 years or older
1 Day Meal ($10) is applicable, if 18 years or older
Employment Status($50) is applicable, if employed.
Collector: Tsering Yangzom( Tse Yang La) & Kunchok Dolma
Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota’s (TAFM) operation depends on financial support from the Tibetan community and its supporters. Your annual membership fees help the TAFM organize its many programs and add to the richness of Twin Cities’ cultural diversity. TAFM’s basic membership fee is $36 annually. A tier system membership is also available as described in this Membership form.
Ever since the inception of the TAFM in 1992, members have been paying an annual membership dues to meet the operational costs of the foundations center and its many activities. Basic membership fee of $36 was approved by the members in a General Body meeting several years ago. At various social, cultural or religious events, TAFM initiates Membership Drive to register new members. We encourage current members to reach out to their friends and relatives to become members.
The survival of the Tibetan identity and culture in the state of Minnesota depends very much on our allegiance and membership to the organization.
Membership Level and Fee: