Subject: Prabasi Semi-Annual Program on Jan 26
Dated: Jan 03, 2002
Dear Member,

Prabasi wishes you a Happy New Year 2002 ! May the new year bring
peace and understanding within different communities of the world.
Here, within the small world we live in, may the new year bring job
security and prosperity and health to your family.

Prabasi's semi-annual program will be held on January 26 at Gunn High
School, Palo Alto. Given below, you find a tentative schedule for the
evening's show. Also, Prabasi's annual election is held every year on
Saraswati Puja day. This is the right time to apply for a Board Member
position if you are interested.

In this mail:
   1. Prabasi's Semi-Annual Program
   2. Prabasi's Email archives on our web-site
   3. Annual Election notice
   
PRABASI'S SEMI-ANNUAL PROGRAM
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Prabasi's Semi Annual Program will be held in Spangenberg Auditorium, 
(Gunn High School) Palo Alto on January 26, 2002.

Here is the tentative schedule:

A. 5:00-5:15 PM -- Inaugural songs (Patriotic Bengali chorus songs by
                   adult group)

B. 5:30-6:00 PM -- i)  Introduction by Prabasi Chairman [5 min];
                   ii) Significance of 26th January or India in the 
                   new Millenium (Indian Consulate) [ 10 min ];
                   iii)Speeches by city officials [10 min]; Bengali
                   culture and Bay Area Prabasi [ 5 min.]

C. 6:00-6:20 PM -- Indian Classical Group dance Ensemble by Prabasi
                   artists

D. 6:30-6:50 PM -- Tagore Songs by Sudeshna Chatterjee

E. 6:50-7:20 PM -- Snack Break

F. 7:30-8:30 PM -- Tagore Dance Drama (Chitrangada) - by teenage
                   children of the Bay Area (Dir: Angira Dey)

G. 8:30-9:30 PM -- "Muchhe Jaoa Din Guli Amay Je Pichhu Daake"-- 
                   Sequence of Modern Bengali songs with Professional 
                   music track -- Organised by Prasenjit Biswas.

PRABASI'S EMAIL ARCHIVES ON OUR WEB-SITE
========================================

Email notices like the one you are reading now, are common-place now.
We have been communicating via Email to our members since 1996 ever
since our web-site was started. This forms an efficient and cost-
effective means of communication without too much labor overhead.
Recently, we changed our by-laws to make Email as the official means
of communication. But, Email has its own limitations as many people
forget to update their Email address when they move, and some others
don't even have an Email address. Also, Email sometimes bounces for
unknown reasons and goes unnoticed.

This brings us to a very genuine need to archive all Email
communication on our web-site so that you can reference back, when you
need to. Well, now we have exactly that facility with almost all
Emails since 1998 already archived on our web-site. This makes a lot
of interesting reading, if nothing else at this point. Plus, it
exposes our fair and frank communication with our members to the whole
wide world!

To see our mail archives, including this letter, visit "Prabasi
Letters" section at:

http://www.prabasi.org/CGI/letterheadings.cgi 
And remember to look back here once in a while if you have a feeling
you have missed an Email or two from us.

ANNUAL ELECTION NOTICE
======================

Election for the position of three Board of Directors will be held on
Saraswati Puja day. Members, who are interested to serve as a BOD,
must fill in the election form available at our web page.

http://www.prabasi.org/Administration/DirectorNominationForm.html 
The form must be mailed or Faxed before by 10th Feb. Fax. number is
408-629-1511.

Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 01/03/2002
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                      BAY AREA PRABASI INC.
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