Tsegyalgar East is pleased to announce that the Dzogchen Community was awarded a Community Preservation grant from the town of Conway at a town meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017 in a democratic vote. The award of $60,000 was granted to repair the roof of the historic yellow schoolhouse and former Conway grammar school purchased from the town by the Community in 1994.
Many thanks to all who collaborated together leading to a positive result of this effort beginning with the Tsegyalgar East Gakyil, especially Matt Hayat who worked closely with grant writer Ed Matheny to write the funding application; Marilyn McArthur, who reviewed the initial grant recommending informed revisions; Efrem and Marit Marder, well known among Conway residents and officials, who initiated a great turn-out of local supporters for the vote; Will Shea who made the presentation at the Town Meeting and Caroline Hotaling of Shang Shung Institute for their dedicated and experienced efforts on integrating the School of Tibetan Medicine within the town; Last but not least, we sincerely thank the many townspeople who voted on our behalf in recognition of our Community's long term presence and international attention; the Town of Conway Historic Commission, the Conway Historical Society and the Community Preservation Committee, and the Town of Conway Board of Selectmen and staff, all of whom took time to review and improve the grant. This was truly collaborative endeavor!
We look forward to participating in the upcoming 250th Anniversary of Conway's founding and furthering our outreach to our neighbors and friends thru continued innovative programs and cultural exchanges.