Subject: New Board Members
Dated: Mar 21, 2000
Dear Member,

We would like to thank all Prabasi members who had contributed
generously during Saraswati Puja for Piludi's fund. Within a week
we were able to collect $10K from our members and hand a check to
Mr. Arun Gangopadhyay, Pilu-di's husband. A thank-you note from
him is attached below.

>From: "Arun Gangopadhyay" 
>Subject: Receipt of Check #237
>Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 11:27:12 -0800
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>Dear Shyamal Choudhury,
>This is to confirm receipt of the ,001 check (#237).
>Thanks to the members of the Bay Area Prabasi for
>their prayers and support. These funds will help defray
>the medical expenses (about 25%).
>Thank you again and please continue praying for my
>wife's quick recovery.

Talking to Mr. Gangopadhyay, it seems their medical bill is $44K
and another $16K for the doctors bill. They definitely need more
help. If you would like to contact them, you may get the required
information by writing to 'agango'.

Seven positions for the board of directors were announced for
election on Saraswati Puja day. Nominations were received from 5
persons who were inducted into the board unopposed. Their names are:
Prasenjit Biswas, Rana Bose, Ardhendhu Raha, Arnab Debnath
and Shyamal Choudhury. Surajit Sengupta who had earlier submitted
his resignation from the board withdrew the resignation and was
inducted into the board. One position are still vacant.

The new directors will start their term from July 1st, 2000.

We are planning a late Baishakhi get-together to match with the
annual North American Bengal Conference-2000 (Atlantic City). This
enables us to invite reputed artists who are coming to participate
at this conference and would be available in this country to perform
at other locations. Stay tuned for more information.

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 03/21/2000
                      BAY AREA PRABASI INC.