Subject: Children's program for Durga Puja
Dated: Sep 03, 2003
Dear Member,

We are going to have a children's talent show during Durga Puja 2003 on 
October 4th. The following is a message to all children of Bay Area 
from the coordinator of the event - Sushmita Datta (mashi to all 
children).

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ATTENTION! CALLING ON ALL YOUTH PRABASI MEMBERS AND FRIENDS!

Durga Puja is here once again and we need your talents on stage. Can 
you sing, dance, recite or act or maybe MC for our show? No age 
restriction! First come, first served! Come on over to the children's center and 
let me know what you wish to perform. There is a time limit though.

  Song - 3 minutes
  Solo Dance - 5-7 minutes
  Group dance - 10 minutes
  Monologues, recitation - 2 minutes
  Gymnastics/Karate demonstration - 10 mins
  Skit - 10 minutes (I need to see a rehearsal at my house to approve 
of the skit)
  Musical instrument (no piano or keyboard please) - 3 minutes
  Orchestra  (violin, flute, guitar, trumpet etc) - 5 mins

The talent show will start on Saturday, Oct 4th, at 11:30 and end at 
1:00 pm. From 1:00 - 1:30 there will a impromptu fashion show. Come and 
show off your beautiful Puja attire. You can stroll, walk or dance down 
the runway. We would like to have a mother/daughter and father/son 
fashion parade. The best 10 will be selected for a final fashion show at 
the Banquet hall and their names will be entered for a prize.

ATTENTION ALL YOUNG ARTISTS!!!

There will an art center for our young artists. A contest will be 
announced at 12:00 noon at the art center. Judging will be done according to 
age. A minimum of 3 contestants per age group will be required to 
qualify for the contest. Collect all your friends and head for trhe art 
center at 12:00 noon. You will be given a theme and told to draw for 15 
mins. The contest will end at 1:00 and winners will be announced at 1:30. 
Toys'R'Us Gift certificates will be given away as prizes.

Call Sushmita Datta (mashi) if you wish to get more information.

ATTENTION ALL PRE-TEEN AND TEEN VOLUNTEERS!!

If you wish to help back stage at the children's center, here are some 
requirements:
  1) You have to be between 7 and 21 years of age
  2) You have to stay there the whole time
  3) Some of you will have to man and judge the art contest
  4) Some of you must take turns MC-ing the show
  5) All of you have to take part in the fashion show
  6) You have to be there at 11:00 am to help me set up.

If you agree to all of the above requirements, please email Sushmita 
Datta (mashi) at datta99 yahoo.com as soon as possible. You can call me 
at 408-268-7110 if you do not have access to internet.
- Sushmita Datta

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MEMBERSHIP FOR 2003-2004
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accepting membership for the new fiscal year 2003-2004. You can go to 
http://prabasi.org/membership to begin this process. As always, the 
system is credit-card enabled and it takes just two minutes to complete 
the entire procedure. Your continued support will enable us to meet the 
rising expenses for the cultural and social events this year.

You also have a choice to send your payment via check. Please find out 
what your new membership fees is, and send a your check made payable to 
"Bay Area Prabasi, Inc." to:

Bay Area Prabasi, Inc.
P.O. Box 2116
Fremont CA 94536

The membership fees are given in http://prabasi.org/membership 
Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 09/03/2003
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