Subject: Prabasi Broadcast #980114
Dated: Jan 14, 1998
Dear Member,

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HAPPY NEW YEAR
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Wishing you nothing but the Best for the New Year.



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Our Web Site just got a face lift
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Check it out! Our Web Site just got a face lift! All the credit
goes to Anupam Bagchi our new web designer. He spent couple of 
months including Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to accomplish 
this.
If you have not visited our site recently, please do so at your 
earliest
convenience, we added many new features.

We anxiously look forward to your feedback. We have significantly 
upgraded technology and as a result of this some of you may experience
side effects due to use of older browsers; if this is the case please
let us know immediately. Please include details about your browser 
name, browser version, platform, OS, and any error messages that pop up
on your screen. You may feedback to us directly from the web site
or send email to sumonabagchi@worldnet.att.net or anjant@aol.com   .


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Saraswati Puja
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You are cordially invited to celebrate Saraswati Puja on 
Jan 31, 1998 at the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple.

PROGRAM

11:00 AM	Puja begins
12    NOON	Pushpanjali
12:30 PM	Prasad distribution begins
1:00  PM	Khichuru Bhog distribution
2:30  PM	Election process starts (Introduction of nominees)
3:00-7:00 PM	Election
3:00  PM	GO AS YOU LIKE
4:00  PM	Cultural performances by students of 
		local Bengali schools
5:30  PM	Arati
6:30-8:00 PM	Dinner Break
7:00  PM	Election booth closes
8:00-8:15 PM	Recitation by local artists
8:15-8:30 PM	Announcement of Election results
8:45-10:30PM	Entertaining vocal music by MALA GANGULY of Los Angeles

FOOD: KHICHURI BHOG will be served to all attendees. Dinner will only
be served to pre-paid members. For all others, a list of nearby 
restaurants will be available at the site.

GO AS YOU LIKE: Children of age groups 2-8 yrs and 9-16 yrs are invited
to perform in a dazzling fancy dress show. To register, please call any
of the following (after 8 PM please) by Jan 25, 1998.
Reema Mukherjee 	(408)481-9380
Susmita Bhattacharya	(408)578-9328
Jayanta Bhowmick	(510)796-6361

VENUE

Sunnyvale Hindu Temple
420 E. Persian Dr.
Sunnyvale, Ca

Directions:

From East Bay, take Interstate 880 South or 680 South, then 237 West
(towards Mountain View). Take exit for Lawrence Expwy/Carribean Dr.
Take loop onto Lawrence Expwy (over the fwy). Take right on Tasman
Dr, right on Morse Ave (at T-junction) and right onto Temple's parking
lot.

From Hwy 101 South (coming from SFO), take Fair Oaks Ave North exit.
Take left on Tasman Dr, right on Morse Ave (at T-junction),
and right onto Temples's parking lot.

From Hwy 101 North (coming from San Jose), take Fair Oaks Ave exit.
Turn right at traffic light onto Fair Oaks Ave. Take left on Tasman
Dr., right on Morse Ave (at T-junction) and right onto Temple's
parking lot.

From Interstate 280 North or South, take Lawrence Expressway North 
exit.
Take left on Tasman Dr., right on Morse Ave (at T-junction), 
and right onto Temple's parking lot.

Fees:

FREE for Yearly Members and Patron Members. [Guests and others will 
pay]

Individual/Guests:      $15
Dependent child/parent: $10
Child 5 yrs. and under: FREE
Student:                $10


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Sarovar Case Update
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The Board of Directors of Prabasi came to know from indirect sources
that Sarovar has not responded to some of your request for 
compensations
if you were effected by the Durga Puja food poisoning incident. 

Please help us understand the situation, contact us if Sarovar has not
responded to your request.

Few members have suggested that we no longer include food during 
events.
There is a food survey form to this effect at our web site. Your 
filling
out this survey form will be greatly appreciated.


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Cultural Activity Form
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If you are interested in presenting any cultural program at Prabasi, we
request you to fill out the Cultural Activity Form found at our web 
site.

If you do not have access to the web, then please fill out the form 
below
and email it back to us:

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                        CULTURAL ACTIVITY FORM

Applicant Name: 
Group Name: 
Contact Address: 
Email Address: 
Cultural Event: 

=========================== PROGRAM DETAILS 
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Name of Program: 
Type of Program: 
Duration of Event: 
Setup Duration: 
Maximum Reimbursement: 

Short Description: 


====================== TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS 
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Sound Requirements:
Light Requirements:
Special Stage Requirements:



========================= PARTICIPANT LIST 
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List of Participants:




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3 Vaccancies in Board of Directors of Prabasi
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Currently we are looking to fill 3 vacant positions in the Board of 
Directors
of Prabasi. If you are interested please

   o Fill out the nomination form at our web site or the form attached 
below.
   o Sign it.
   o Have two other members propose/second the nomination with 
signature.
   o Mail the form back to us.
   o Required qualifications are specified on the form.

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Nomination Form for Prabasi Board of Directors (1998 to 2001)
	    
	    
BAY AREA PRABASI INC.
NOMINATION FORM FOR DIRECTOR PRABASI BOARD
(July 1998 - June 2001)
	    
	    
	    
	    
I wish to be nominated for a position in Bay Area Prabasi's Board of 
Directors.

Name of the Candidate :_______________________  
Signature:_________________
	    
Address:____________________________________________
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Proposed by:___________________________________ 
Signature:_________________
	    
Address: ____________________________________________
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Seconded by: ___________________________________ 
Signature:_________________
	    
Address: ____________________________________________
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The candidate must satisfy the following requirements:
	    
Qualification: Member of Bay Area Prabasi - 97/98
	    
Skills: Experience in Community Work
        Fund Raising
        Cultural awareness
        Dedicated  Hard working
	    
Commitments: Need to attend all meetings (average 1.5 meetings per 
month)

             Meetings are usually held at different locations in Bay 
Area.

	     Should be willing to spend an average of 10 to 12 hours every 
             month, may be more during an event.
	    
             The candidate and persons proposing and seconding the 
candidate 
             must all be yearly members of Bay Area Prabasi Inc.

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Best regards,

Anjan Tarafder (email: anjant@aol.com)
Prabasi Internet Director

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