Subject: Baishakhi Celebration on July 15,2000
Dated: Jun 06, 2000
Dear Member,

Prabasi will be celebrating Baishakhi 2000 on Saturday, July 15.
Renowned singer from Calcutta, Swagatalakshmi, will be gracing the
occasion. Also Prabasi starts a new financial year 1999-2000 with a
new board of directors. The first board meeting for this year was
held on May 21.

In this mail:
    1. Baishakhi on July 15, 2000 at Chabot College, Hayward
    2. New Board members
    3. 1998-1999 Accounting
    4. Community News: Help for Arsenic poisoning in West Bengal
    5. Prabasi web-site goodies


BAISHAKHI ON JULY 15, 2000 AT CHABOT COLLEGE, HAYWARD
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We will be celebrating Baishakhi on July 15 at Chabot College. The
occasion will be graced by renowned singer Swagatalakshmi, from
Kolkata. More details will be published on our web-site soon.
Attendance will be free for annual members.


NEW BOARD MEMBERS
=================

Prabasi starts a new financial year from the month of July. The first
board meeting with the new board members was held on May 21. The board
nominated Bhaskar Biswas to be a board member. Also, Arnab Debnath was
appointed as the Prabasi secretary for the current year, and Jyotirmoy
(Tuku) Ganguly was appointed as the Treasurer. The list of board
members is given below and also on our web-site at:

http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/prabasi_admin.html 
Chairman: Shyamal Choudhury (408)629-1506
Secretary: Arnab Debnath (408)257-9060
Treasurer: Jyotirmoy Ganguly (408)246-0285

Directors:
   Bhaskar Biswas
   Prasenjit Biswas
   Sukalpa Biswas
   Rana Bose
   Jyotirmoy Ganguly
   Reema Mukherjee
   Ardhendu Raha
   Chandre Sarkar


1998-1999 ACCOUNTING
====================

We will be publishing the 1998-1999 Prabasi Accounts on our web-site
soon. The accounting is being done by a CPA firm. The delay in
publishing the accounts is attributed to NABC-99 and dealing with
legal matters.

COMMUNITY NEWS: HELP FOR ARSENIC POISONING IN WEST BENGAL
=========================================================

Arsenic poisoning in West Bengal has taken severe proportions. You
can help by learning all about it and visiting the following site.
http://www.mayapurtrust.org/arsenic_crisis.html 
More visitors to this site means more funds for this charity
organization and hence more relief for the victims.

http://www.prabasi.org/CGI/viewnotices.cgi#D959272276MD 
Posting a community news may be done by going to
http://www.prabasi.org/Community/PostNotice.html 
PRABASI WEB-SITE GOODIES
========================

You can find several interesting items on the Prabasi web-site
in case you are a new visitor, or have not looked at it lately.

Send Bengali Email to your friends (needs Netscape Navigator):
http://www.prabasi.org/Literary/ComposeArticle.html 
Send gifts to your family/friends in Kolkata:
http://www.prabasi.org/Gifts 
Get Bengali writing software:
http://www.prabasi.org/Literary/Barnamala.zip 
Post a classified ad on the Prabasi web-page:
http://www.prabasi.org/Classified/prabasi_classfied.html 
Post a community notice on the Prabasi web-page:
http://www.prabasi.org/Community/prabasi_community.html 
Find out about local Bay Area businesses:
http://www.prabasi.org/Shopping/prabasi_shopping.html 
See NABC-99 pictures:
http://www.prabasi.org/Activities/NABC99/NABCMemoriesMain.html 
See pictures of all past events:
http://www.prabasi.org/Activities/flashback.html http://www.prabasi.org/Activities/flashback2.html http://www.prabasi.org/Activities/flashback3.html 
Read current and past issues of Shankha Vishwajanin:
http://www.prabasi.org/Literary/Shankha/Summer/Cont_su.html http://www.prabasi.org/Literary/Shankha/Autumn98/Cont_au98.html http://www.prabasi.org/Literary/Shankha/Winter99/Cont_wi99.html http://www.prabasi.org/Literary/Shankha/Autumn99/Cont_au99.html http://www.prabasi.org/Literary/Shankha/Spring00/Cont_sp00.html 
Access the membership system:
http://www.prabasi.org/Membership 
Access the Volunteer registration system:
http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/Volunteer/VolunteerIncentives.html 
Once again this a gentle reminder, that you do not need to send
mail to the webmaster to change your Email address or your home
address. Just click on the link below to access all your personal
information and update it:

...link removed...


- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 06/06/2000
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