Subject: Prabasi welcomes you to Durga Puja 2017
Dated: Sep 08, 2017
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Dear Member,,

Durga puja is just around the corner. And yet we have been awfully silent because we were vigorously working to secure a proper venue. Our decision to return to Chabot College this year fell through due the administration’s rigidity that posed several restrictions:

  • The campus is still under construction forcing the mandap indoor, and Fire Marshall restrictions prohibits “dhup-dhuno” inside a building
  • No tent can be set up outside the hall. It would be extremely difficult to serve lunch and dinner to our members
  • The space constraints would limit the number of vendor booths, impacting the puja "mela" ambiance

 
Given all these constraints and to give you the experience you have come to expect from Prabasi, we are moving back to Santa Clara Fairgrounds. Prabasi Durga puja celebration will take place on September 30th and October 1st,
 
With your active participation and involvement, Prabasi has proudly carried the mantle of our culture for the past four decades. You have created a platform where our next gen imbibes our culture, local artists showcase their talent, acclaimed artists enthrall us, and unknown performers go on to celebrity status.
 
Continuing that legacy, the talented duo S&S will present Bollywood "recycled with blues, jazz, and folk songs draped in symphony" on October 1st.  And June Banerjee, the upcoming singer of Bollywood, will take the stage during this year's Kali puja.
 
And we are planning many exciting competitions throughout the puja. Follow us on Facebook and on our websites for details. Please come forward. Get involved. This is our community, our organization. We need you to uphold our rich cultural heritage.

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Membership 
This is the last week for early-bird discounts. So hurry up before the time is gone, and renew your membership if you have not done so yet. We thank you if you have already renewed your membership. Prabasi is a membership-based organization and our sustenance depends on the support of our members. The membership rates are given at our membership page.

We are also soliciting for the Life Membership which was adopted for the benefit of our senior members and  to make Prabasi financially strong. This is a one time payment for rest of your life depending upon your age. There are some condtions under which this is granted:
  • Membership is Valid for rest of your life if you are 65 years old above on the day of Registration or Limited for 10 years if you are below 65 Years
  • Life Membership is same for couple or single
  • Life Membership will include Patron benefits
  • Life Membership is $5000. To be paid by check to Bay Area Prabasi
  • Qualification : Continuous Membership since year 2000
If you would like to be a Life Member please fill out the form given here:

 
 Sourendro and Soumyojit 
The Sunday professional program will be performed by Sourendra and Soumyojit. Click on the picture below to see a YouTube introduction to the artists.

Sourendro and
Soumyojit
 

We hope to see you at Durga Puja on Sep 30th.

 
- Bay Area Prabasi Team
 
 
Serving the Bengali Community for over 40 years...
 
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