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Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Center
This is the internet version of the Kerala Center News letter. Vol.5 , 2000
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Annual General Body
Conference On Senior Citizen
Beauty Pageant
Annual Awards & Dinner
New Activities @ Kerala Center

(Please bring this information to the attention of your relatives and friends and encourage them to attend)
The National Indo-American Association for Senior Citizens (NIAASC) is holding its next interactive conference 
on seniors (third in the series) along with its first General Body Meeting on Saturday, November 18, 2000 
from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Indian American Kerala Center 1824 Fairfax Street, Elmont, Long Island* 
(same site as was for the last two conferences). The conference is undertaken in collaboration with 
the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin  and the Indian American Kerala Center. 
Focus of the Conference/Workshops: 
The following two issues have been and are being faced by Indian American seniors in significant proportion. 
This conference shall focus:
	* In-Family Conflicts and Compromises Faced by Immigrant Seniors.
	* Long Term Health Care
The first issue in the morning session is of paramount importance. The parents, brothers and sisters joining
their families settled in USA for the last decades or so struggle to adjust socially, cultural and 
economically with a new way of life, while cherishing the long held traditional values. On the other hand the
family members while offering due respect and consideration to the new immigrant relatives mostly seniors)
 have to play an important role in creating an amicable environment. The second issue will be focussing on 
long term care: who needs it, why it is needed, how to get it and important criteria to be considered before 
selecting a long term care vendor.
Speakers and Panelists:  
In the two previous conferences, NIAASC had invited speakers and panelists, who were specialists,  representing 
entities such as Social Security Administration, Health Care Finance Administration, Social Services Department, 
Executive Heads at Senior Citizen Programs or Centers. Not only these speakers and panelists were well received
 but they provided a wealth of information to the participants. In this conference too the same criteria are 
being followed in selecting the speakers and panelists.
Registration: RSVP by November 11, 2000 (ENCLOSED FORM) 
The conference, by virtue of its focus, is open to all interested in issues affecting seniors.
 There is NO registration fees, but preregistration is essential. The NIAASC provides lunch, coffee/tea and
 information material. Early registration is highly recommended as the seating is limited. 
 To get the registration form,please click on ENCLOSED FORM. Print it, fill  and sent to 
 address given below.
Sponsors: (ENCLOSED FORM)  
In order to meet the expenses of the conference related to material, printing, rental of hall, lunch etc., 
the NIAASC is humbly requesting sponsors with modest donation to NIAASC, a not for profit tax exempt association:
 Individual Sponsors: $50.00; Nonprofit organization: $100.00; Corporate and other entities $250.00. Since the 
sponsors will be printed in the program brochure, early notification is requested.

Focus of the General Body Meeting will be to formalize members of  the Board of Directors; submit a progress 
report and  future activities: Also enclosed is the NIAASC brochure
For further information please call:  Rajeshwar Prasad (631) 698-0512; Ashwin Pandya at (516) 292-9741; 
Sushila Gidwani-Buschi (914) 693-4219, Mathew Koshi (718) 274-1594; Romesh Tewari (732) 727-9456,
 Ashok Satkalmi (718) 343-9038; or Manoj K. Patel Esq. (201) 659-2409.
*Directions to the Kerala Center:  From Northern Parkway or Long Island Expressway, take exit for Cross 
Island Parkway South and from Southern Parkway take Cross Island Parkway North; From Cross Island Parkway, 
take exit 26B, going on  Hempstead Turnpike East, route 24. On the 7th traffic light (landmark: Mobile gas station)
 make right turn on School Road: second left is Fairfax Street. The Center is at the intersection of School Road 
 and Fairfax Street.

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========Beauty Pageant========
November 18, 2000 Saturday


*** Prize Distribution for the youth festival winners***

*** Performance by the First Prize Winners of the MillenniumYouth Festivals Part 1 and 2 ***

*** Guest artists perfomance ***

*** DINNER ***

Register by: October 30, 2000.

To read the pageant rules
To get the list of winners: Kerala Festival
To get the list of winners: India Festival

========Annual Awards & Dinner========
November 11, 2000 Saturday

Kerala Center invites you for
*** Center's Eighth Annual Awards Dinner***
On Nov. 11, 2000 Saturday
at 6.00 PM at Kerala Center

Annual Awards Distribution.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Shreedhar Menon, Venture partner & Vice Chairman RRE Venture, LLC, NY.

Entertainment Program By: Ballet Folklorico mexicano de Nuueva York.

========Annual General Body========
November 4, 2000 Saturday

Kerala Center invites you for
Center's Annual General Body Meeting
On Nov. 4, 2000 Saturday
at 3.00 PM at Kerala Center

Election for the new Board of Directors

========New Activites at Kerala center========

J. J. Entertainments
Organizing Different Activities
at Kerala Center

Dance class: Mrs. Beena Menon ( Every Tuesday 6.00 PM )

Karate Class: Everey Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6.00 PM - 7.00 PM

Yoga Class: Mrs. Sarama (Every Friday 7.00 PM - 9.00 PM )

Malayalam Class: Every Friday 7.00 PM - 9.00 PM ( New session already Started )

Instumental Music Class: Starts in November, 2000

Vocal Music Class: Starts in November, 2000