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. The minutes of the 2016
General Body meeting will be published later in the newsletter.
As previously announced, Sujatha Krishnamurthy, Prabha Ravi, and Amarsena
Sappidi were elected to serve on the Board for three-year term ending on December
2019. At a special Board meeting held on November 13, 2016, Vijay Sood was elected
as Chairperson of the Board for the year 2017. Board members with assignments and
Support Committee Chairs for 2017 are shown on the left column of this page. Shown
below is a photo with the new IACCT Board Members for 2017.
MAKAR SANKRANTI & PONGAL SATSANG
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
In celebration of Makar Sankranti and Pongal, a special satsang will be
held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 with pooja beginning at 6:30pm, followed by
bhajans, arati, and dinner prasadam. It is being sponsored by Gopal & Bharathi Alluri,
Kameswara & Vijaya Tatineni, Subbarao & Renu Tatini, Prabhash & Aparna
Tatineni, Venkat & Devaki Mothukuru, Venkat & Nagaraju Daggubati, Satish &
Soujanya Gullapalli, Manoj Kumaran & Sakthi Sangeetha.
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: BHUPINDER ICHHPURANI
We are deeply saddened to report that Bhupinder Ichhpurani passed away peacefully, with his
family members at his side, on October 29, 2016. Bhupinder earned his Masters degree in
Mathematics, worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Shakespeare Company in Kalamazoo.
Bhupinder and Daljit were long-time residents of Kalamazoo for the last 45 years. Bhipender was an
active member of the Indian community in Kalamazoo area. He leaves behind a multitude of friends who
enjoyed his great sense of humor and true friendship. He was instrumental in changing the life of many a
friend and family member he helped and supported. Several of us remember him for his pleasant
demeanor and jovial nature and his love for baseball, among other things.
Bhupinder Singh lived up to his name. He was a Singh, a warrior and a fighter who had big ideas and
drive. From the time his health became a greater challenge - till his end, he fought with the same vigor
and zest for his life, while still maintaining a positive attitude and his everlasting sense of humor.
Bhupinder leaves behind a rich legacy of his wife Daljit Kaur, two children Nita (Rob) and Kavi (Herprit), and four beautiful
grandchildren Jack, Maya, Neil and Giselle. They were all his life’s driving force and his pride and joy.
Bhupinder will be missed by his family and friends for a long time. We deeply share family’s grief and offer our condolence with
thoughts and prayers for his surviving family members. We pray for the peace and 'mukti' of his soul.
DONATION OR MEMBERSHIP RECEIPTS FOR 2016
All of you should have received receipts for donations of
$250 or over received by IACCT so far. IACCT issues receipts for single monetary or non-monetary donations of $250 or
over. We do not issue receipts for any single check for memberships or other donations of less than $250. Your canceled
check or other information should be sufficient for you to claim deduction to the extent allowed by law in accordance with
IRS guidelines. We plan to issue all receipts by January 31, 2017 for donations received during 2016. Please contact Chetan
Vyas at ChetanMVyas@hotmail.com if you have not received or need a receipt issued for your donation
For information on Temple Fund Raising Initiative please contact:
Brij Bhargava: (269) 375-6474
*** All donations made to temple are Tax Deductible ***