Subject: Happy New Year, Saraswati Puja, Elections
Dated: Jan 08, 2001
Dear Member,

Every new year brings new goals, new dreams, new hopes and new
ambitions. Prabasi takes this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New
Year. May the new year help you achieve your dreams and set new
heights in prosperity.

We are again set for a new gathering occasion - Saraswati Puja. This
is happening on Saturday, January 27 at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple. Visit
our web-site to keep yourself updated on the latest schedule.

Saraswati Puja is also the time for our annual elections. Nomination
forms are on the web. Read on to get the details.

In this mail:
     1. Saraswati Puja
     2. Nomination Form for Prabasi Board of Directors
     3. Help the needy children of India by donating your used clothes

SARASWATI PUJA
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Bay Area Prabasi welcomes you to join us for Saraswati Puja at
Sunnyvale Hindu Temple on Saturday, January 27 from 11:00 am onwards.

Saraswati Puja and its associated cultural program is free for Prabasi
annual members and patrons. In case you wish to attend Saraswati Puja
on a per-event basis, you may do so too. The details of cultural
programs will be posted on our web-site as they become available.
Please visit:

           http://www.prabasi.org/saraswatipuja 
NOMINATION FORM FOR PRABASI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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If you are interested in joining the Prabasi Board of Directors, this
is the time. You need to fill in a nomination form and stand for an
election if there is a contest. Nomination forms are on the web and a
completed form must be received before Jan 25, 2001. All other details
are given in the form. There are THREE vacant positions in the Board
that need to be filled. You must be a current member of Bay Area
Prabasi to qualify for the position. Click below to get the form and
follow instructions.

 http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/DirectorNominationForm.html 
HELP THE NEEDY CHILDREN OF INDIA BY DONATING YOUR USED CLOTHES
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Prabasi has decided to give support to 16-year-old Nina Nandini Basu
who wishes to collect used clothes from Prabasi members and send it to
India directly for the needy children. You are urged to gather up your
used lehengas, saris, blouses, kurta, salwar, pajama, panjabi, etc.
and bring it to Prabasi's Saraswati Puja venue for collection, This
will be sent to India and benefit the less fortunate in their home
country. Even western clothes would be greatly appreciated. In her own
words:
"We have been so blessed by everything we've gotten in America. I
think it's time we gave a little back to the many unfortunate adults
and children in India. I hope very much that you will be able to
support my idea and convey the plans to the generous members of
Prabasi."

Please give all your support to Nina Nandini for this noble cause.

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 01/08/2001
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