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IACCT GENERAL BODY MEETING AND ELECTIONS
Sunday, 12 Nov 2017
The 2017 Annual
General Body Meeting was held on Sunday, November 12. The minutes of the 2017
General Body meeting will be published later in the newsletter.The election of three Board Members for the three-year term beginning January 2018
was held under the direction of the Election and Nomination Committee led by
Virendra Sood, Om Jolly and Chandrakant Patel. Virendra Sood announced that
three nominations were received for the three Board openings for the next three-year
term. The three candidates were: Shyam Gole, Niraj Rajpoot, and Neetu Singh.
Since only three nominees were received, they were declared elected for three-year
term ending on December 31, 2020. We congratulate them for being elected to serve
on the Board. At a special Board meeting held on November 12, 2017, Vijay Sood
was elected as Chairperson of the Board for the year 2018. We congratulate her
for being elected to serve as a Chairperson for the year 2018.
SPECIAL POOJA ON NEW YEAR’S DAY
MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018
Here is an
opportunity for you to participate in pooja for health, peace and prosperity for the
New Year and beyond. Panditji will perform special New Year Pooja (Lakshmi
Pooja or Ganesh Pooja) between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on January 1 for each family
individually for 10-15 minutes, with a donation of $51 on a first come first serve
basis. Please call Panditji to participate in pooja. Only families participating in pooja
need to be present during that time. Also, a Special New Year’s Pooja – Ganesha
Navagraha Homa (Havan), will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with a donation of
$51 per family. Please contact Panditji to participate. Beginning at 7:00 pm there
will be pooja, bhajans, archana with $21 donation, and arati, and a pot-luck light
dinner prasadam around 8:15 PM. Please bring a dish to share for the pot-luck
dinner prasadam. Please contact Panditji for further details.
MAKAR SANKRANTI and PONGAL CELEBRATION
Makar Sankranti and Pongal Celebration will be held on Sunday, January
14 with pooja beginning at 11:00 am, followed by bhajans, archana, arati, and lunch
prasdam. The program is sponsored by Gopal & Bharathi Alluri; Ravi & Sarada
Chadalavada; Prabhash & Aparna Tatineni; Vamsi & Chethana Garikapati; Satish &
Soujanya Gullapalli; Manoj Kumaran & Sakthi Sangeetha; Kiran & Praveena Muppireddy;
Sandeep & Vijaya Bodduluri
SATSANG SPONSORSHIPS NEEDED
We are thankful to numerous families who have helped sponsor
satsangs and festivals at the temple during 2017. Please support the temple by sponsoring a satsang during 2018.
Please use the chart at the temple to fill in your names to sponsor or call one of the Board Members.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP AND FUNDRAISING DRIVE
You will be receiving our annual membership and fundraising drive letters with the 2017
Calendar. Please support the temple by sending a check for your annual tax-
deductible membership for 2017, as well as donation in any amount to take
advantage of the year-end income tax deductions.
For information on Temple Fund Raising Initiative please contact:
Brij Bhargava: (269) 375-6474
*** All donations made to temple are Tax Deductible ***