Upcoming Temple Events
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS !!
We hope the New Year brings health, happiness, prosperity and peace for all of you, your family and friends.
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IACCT GENERAL BODY MEETING AND ELECTIONS
Sun, Nov 13
The 2016 Annual
General Body Meeting was held on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The minutes of the
2016 General Body meeting are included with this newsletter. Please contact Vijay Sood
or Neetu Singh via email listed on the left if you have any comments on minutes.
Friday, February 24, 2017, 6:30 PM
Mahashivaratri will be celebrated in the Temple on Friday, February 24, 2017 with
Rudrabhisheka Special Pooja beginning at 6:30 PM. You are invited to sponsor Special
Rudrabhisheka Pooja for $51, or participate in an Archana for $21.00. Everyone
present before 7:00 PM will have an opportunity to offer free abhisheka to Lord Shiva.
The Rudrabhisheka Pooja will be followed by Bhajans and Arati. The program will
conclude with a dinner prasadam around 8:30 PM. Please contact Panditji if you would
like to sponsor the Special Pooja or Archana.
SATSANG SPONSORSHIPS NEEDED
We are thankful to numerous families who have helped sponsor
satsangs and festivals at the temple during 2016. Please support the temple by sponsoring a satsang during 2017.
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.
IN MEMORIAM: KAMLESH SHARMA 1938 -2016
We are deeply saddened to report that Kamlesh Sharma, passed away on 21st December 2016
after a long battle with cancer. Antyeshti Sanskar and Antim Kriya were performed in a private
ceremony by her family. Kamlesh spent the first several of her almost 50 years in the U.S. raising
her children before obtaining her Ph.D. at Western Michigan University and joining its science
studies staff. She taught ethical aspects of biology before retiring from WMU. An avid reader,
gardener and gifted pottery maker, she took flying and painting lessons after retirement. She
excelled at badminton, bridge, and golf, winning several city tournaments here as well as at
Nairobi, Kenya. She loved to entertain and her recipes (for English trifle, and several delectable
Punjabi dishes) went around a large coterie of desi food aficionados. She was married to Visho
Sharma. They have been a long time residents of Kalamazoo. Their family includes four children
(Namita, Radhika, Sujit, and Rahul), and seven grandchildren. Her family is planning to commemorate her life and its many
contributions to the common weal next spring. For those interested in celebrating her life, contributions in her memory may
be made to the YWCA Kalamazoo fund for young women receiving training in science and technology -
IACCT BOARD MEMBER CHANGE OF GUARD
We woud like to share, that
Jyoti Lal, who has been serving as a Board member since January 2015, has resigned
effective immediately. Jyoti has been instrumental in a variety of tasks, especially
welcoming and helping Panditji Shashibhushana settle here, among other things. On
behalf of the board and community, we wish Jyoti and family the very best and offer our
gratitude for her dedicated service. Jyoti, her husband and family will be leaving for
Texas sometimes in the summer of 2017 after school year. Jyoti’s board member term
was to expire in December 2017. At a recent meeting, the Board has appointed Niraj
Rajpoot to serve as a Board member until then. We congratulate Niraj and welcome her
to the Board. We are confident that she will be a great service to the community.
For information on Temple Fund Raising Initiative please contact:
Brij Bhargava: (269) 375-6474
*** All donations made to temple are Tax Deductible ***