IAALV Diwali 2014 – A big thank you

Happy Veterans Day to You All!

 

Dear Esteemed Members of our Community:

 

Clearly IAALV’s Annual Diwali function was a blast and most of our guests went home upbeat! 

On Nov 8, IAALV made history with a sold out event with over 650 people in attendance. With 205 participants, it was truly spectacular with variety, and received rave reviews.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the choreographers and the participants and their families for coming forward to be a part of our year ending celebration. 

The outstanding effort of Team IAALV helped us conclude the year with such a high note. Without their dedication and attention it would not have been possible!

IAALV made history in more ways than one in 2014. Together we made it happen! We look forward to another successful year and your continued support in 2015. 

Soon we will embrace 2015 and plan on staying the course as most of you told us to. We are glad to have struck the right chord with you. 

To continue to be of service to you we need your help. 

First, we would like to see that our annual event is not one time Be-All and End-All engagement. We would like to see more of you in all of our programs. 

Second, we want you to become a paid member in 2015 by paying your dues online. This will help us undertake projects on your behalf.

Third, we want you to consider becoming a Team IAALV member to help us moving forward. We are looking to fill number of positions (secretary, asst secretary, asst treasurer, asst webmaster, (2) program managers, (6) members at-large) in 2015, so interested candidates are requested to send their nominations to president@iaalv.org.

All the best!

Team IAALV

Where Team Matters, Not The Players!

 

 

 


 

Help Our Hungry Neighbors


 

 

 

Team IAALV is helping Second Harvest Food Bank to feed the hungry and the less fortunate during the Thanksgiving Season. Please help us by donating some of the below mentioned items. As Diwali is a festival of giving and sharing, we hope that you will be able to support us in this endeavor. Thank you for your generous support towards the local community

3 ways to drop off the food:

  • Drop off at the choreographers place
  • Bring it along with you on the day of rehearsal( Most Preferred)
  • Bring it on the day of the program

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK WISH LIST

Items most needed: (No glass bottles)

  • Corn Meal and Muffin Mix
  • Jello and Pudding Mixes
  • Bisquick or Flour
  • Canned & Dry Pasta
  • Rice
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Canned meats
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Salt & Sugar
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Canned Gravy or Packets
  • Canned Pie Filling
  • Personal Care Items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)

Contact: Bama Bhashyam for more info. Email us at: info@iaalv.org

Also visit: www.shfblv.org for more information.

Annual DIWALI Celebration

When?

Nov 8, 2014 @ 4:30PM

Where?

Springhouse Middle School

1200 Springhouse Rd., Allentown, PA 18104

Who is invited?

Open to all. This is a ticketed event.

Flyer

Diwali Flyer

Tickets

Members: $20.00 per adult (Age 16 years and above).

Non-Members: $25.00 per adult (Age 16 years and above).

Children: $12.00 per child (Age 5 to 15 years).

Buy Online

Basket Raffle

We are looking for generous sponsors, Click here to read more if you are interested.

Program Details

4:30PM to 6:30PM : Cultural Program

6:30PM to 8:30PM: Dinner and Socializing

8:30PM to 11:00PM: Professional Programs

Contacts

For Program details: diwali@iaalv.org

For TIckets: tix@iaalv.org

 

Diwali Basket Raffle

IAALV 2014 ANNUAL DIWALI CELEBRATION

PLEASE HELP WITH FUND RAISING BY SP0NSORING BASKETS FOR

BASKET RAFFLE

On Nov 8 Annual Diwali Celebration

Springhouse Middle School

The Basket Raffle would be similar to previous year is for IAALV Fund Raiser. It will be a Silent Auction. IAALV plans to have at least 12 baskets, if not more. Each basket will have a theme. Each basket station will have the basket, basket name, list of items in the basket, name(s) of the sponsor(s) of the basket, and a bidding form for the basket where patrons will get to bid on each basket by putting in their name and the amount they bid. The starting bid will be $25.00.

gift basket

At the end of the night, the highest bidder with regard to each basket will win the basket. The final decision, however, will be in the hands of the committee that organized the raffle.

ABOUT THE BASKET RAFFLE

  • IAALV welcomes the community warmly to participate in the Basket Raffle Silent Auction, Diwali Program, 2014.
  • Local businesses are welcome to sponsor a basket.
  • Each basket value should be in the range of $35 – $50.
  • Please contact Mrunalini Govande or Neha Laud at basket@iaalv.org. if you are interested in sponsoring a basket and its contents.
  • If you are interested in sponsoring a ready-made basket, it needs to be delivered to Mrunalini’s house three nights before the event, preferably by November 6th.
  • In the case you want to sponsor a basket and its contents but can’t assemble the basket, IAALV can do the assembling. Please deliver 10 days before the program to Mrunalini’s house to ensure timely assembly, preferably by October 30th. She will put your basket together.
  • IAALV thanks you in advance for your generosity.

     

Suggested Contents for a variety of Baskets:

Basket #1: Lights, Camera, and more

  • A variety of DVDS
  • Popcorn
  • Popcorn container
  • Pretzels and dip
  • Hot chocolate

Name of Sponsor: _______________________________________________

Basket #2:     Picnicking    

  • Picnic Basket
  • storage containers
  • dinner set for 4
  • mat to spread

Name of Sponsor: _______________________________________________

Basket #3: Have a ball

  • soccer,
  • football,
  • softball,
  • tetherball,
  • massage balls,
  • beach ball,
  • juggling balls,
  • nerf balls

Name of Sponsor: _______________________________________________

Basket #4: Pickles ‘n’ Dips

  • Indian pickles, sauces and dips of your choice
  • American pickles, sauces and dips of your choice

Name of Sponsor: _______________________________________________

Basket #5: Game night, Game on!

  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Puzzles

Name of Sponsor: _______________________________________________

Basket #6 Stationary

  • Writing pads
  • Envelopes
  • Stickies
  • Pens

Name of Sponsor: _______________________________________________

Basket #7 Towels/ toiletries

  • Hand towels
  • Bath towels
  • Kitchen towels
  • Soap dispenser
  • Soap case

Name of Sponsor: _______________________________________________

Basket #8 Healthy snack and nut basket

  • Veggies chips
  • Rice cakes
  • Gourmet popcorn
  • Oatmeal cookies
  • Pretzels
  • Nuts

Name of Sponsor: _______________________________________________

Basket # 9 Mexican Fiesta

  • Chips
  • Salsa
  • Enchiladas
  • Cheese
  • Tortillas

Name of Sponsor: _______________________________________________

Basket #10 Indian Snacks

Name of Sponsor:  Indian Bazaar, Whitehall, PA

  • Variety of Indian Snacks

Name of Sponsor: Indian Bazaar, Whitehall, PA

HAPPY GANDHI JAYANTI!!

Dear Esteemed Members of Our Community:

I would like to wish you a very Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2014.

Yesterday (October 2nd) people all over India and Indian Diaspora around the world celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.

Just want to wish for Peace, Humanity, Love and Happiness for the World in which we live in on this Gandhi Jayanti!!


Members of Team IAALV is determined with unquenchable faith and quest in its mission which will alter the course of history of the LV Indian Diaspora from its compartmentalized vision to one of ‘Composite India’ in this adopted country of ours. Through a repertoire of programs, IAALV is projecting ‘Composite India’ and connecting Indian-Americans with Lehigh Valley organizations and people.

To commemorate the birth anniversary of Father of Nation of the largest democracy of the world, Team IAALV is offering food services for the homeless at the Allentown Rescue Mission.

IAALV – Youth Group (led by IAALV Youth Coordinator Aditya Govande) will prepare food in the morning and serve at the mission in the afternoon on Saturday, Oct 4 under the guidance of IAALV Youth Advisor Nitin Laud and the program is facilitated and supervised by our Program Manager Bama Bhashyam.

It is with a great pleasure I am happy to say that our young folks are providing a great service to our Lehigh Valley community at large with so much sensitivity with the unwavering support from their parents and the members of Team IAALV.

Thank you all for volunteering on behalf of the 5000 plus Lehigh Valley Indian-Americans.

Happy Gandhi Jayanti!! God Bless Us All!!

  • Team IAALV

Live Broadcasting of Shri Narendra Modi

  Sunday Sept 28th @ 11:00 AM

COME AND JOIN US 

WATCHING LIVE: HONORABLE INDIAN PREMIER’S SPEECH
FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
– Team IAALV

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This rare and proud moment of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Madison Square Garden address to Indian Diaspora would be telecast live though Dish Network at Hindu Temple Society, 4200 Airport Road, Allentown on Sunday September 28 from 11:00AM.

Brought you by HTS and IAALV

Light snacks will be served during the telecast.

See you all!

Please disseminate this information among your family and friends

Keep PENNSYLVANIA Beautiful

LV KANNADA GROUP COMES FORWARD AND JOINS IAALV AGAIN IN
SECOND 2014 GREAT CLEAN-UP OF PENNSYLVANIA

Saturday, October 18 @ 9:00AM
Intersection of Rt 33 and Wm Penn Hwy

Dear Esteemed Members of our Community:

IAALV represents “Composite India” in the Lehigh Valley and connects with many local organizations and people. Here is a great opportunity for us to actively participate in keeping Lehigh Valley litter free.

Courtesy of Great American Cleanup of PA
Photo Courtesy of Great American Cleanup of PA

 

THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO GATHER TOGETHER MEMBERS OF COMMUNITY for the Fall PA Cleaning efforts together with the LV Kannada Group’s initiative. This was a successful collaborative effort this past Spring and provides yet another great opportunity to all Lehigh Valley Indian-Americans to come together. On behalf of Lehigh Valley Indian-Americans, we have adopted the above mentioned highway intersection to be cleaned up.

“IAALV BRINGS SUBCOMMUNITIES FROM DIFFERENT REGIONS OR STATES IN INDIA TO COOPERATE AND WORK TOGETHER IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY –
A PLACE WE CALL OUR HOME – IN THIS ADOPTED COUNTRY OF OURS”

Please come forward – since together we can make a difference and demonstrate our relevance in the Valley.

If this date for the Highway Clean up suits your schedule kindly call or e-mail (Phone: 610-849-0002; E-mail: balarao37@gmail.com)
Prof. Balakrishna Rao at your earliest – he can then get materials from
Penn DOT for our community volunteers.

– Team IAALV

PS: Folks – It is indeed a moment of pride for IAALV and 5000 plus Lehigh Valley Indian-Americans that we have finally adopted a Highway Intersection for clean up. A relevant signage will be posted at the intersection soon. Thank you Prof. Rao and the LV Kannada Group for coming forward and joining hands with IAALV and we hope others sub will come forward too.

IAALV Diwali 2014 Tickets are on Sale

IAALV 2014 ANNUAL DIWALI CELEBRATION

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

Tickets are selling fast – Make sure you don’t miss out on good seats!

BUY NOW!

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Picture from IAALV Diwali 2012 (c) IAALV

Dear Esteemed Members of Our Community:
Please note that IAALV Diwali is on Saturday, Nov 8, 2014. Here are the particulars:

Venue:
Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Rd, Allentown, PA 18104

Celebration Timing:

  • 4:30-6:30PM – Cultural Program by well-known local Dance & Music Schools
  • 6:30-8:30 PM – Indian Vegetarian Dinner catered by famous restaurants
  • 8:30-11:30PM – Professional Program consisting of different songs, dances including Bollywood, Bhangra

Theme for the Cultural program is  Fusion – Indian and Western.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE: To get the best seats*, please buy tickets early and do not forget that 2014 paid members get one free ticket. Please take advantage of this unique IAALV offering by becoming a member by Sunday, Oct 19, 2014. Visit www.iaalv.org/join to learn more about IAALV membership.

You may buy your tickets at the following locations. We accept cash or checks.

  • IAALV Website: http://www.iaalv.org/tix
  • Email us: Send your request with details to tix@iaalv.org
  • At Hindu Temple Society: (Address: 4200 Airport Rd, Allentown, PA 18109) From 2PM to 5PM. Only on – Sunday Oct 5 and Sunday Oct 19. (Visit www.iaalv.org or listen to 91.7 FM for updates or call 610-457-4205 before you come.)
  • At the Venue: Saturday Nov 8, from 4PM onwards

If you need further clarifications, please send e-mail to diwali@iaalv.org. We will get back to you promptly.

DONATIONS: Team IAALV gets involved in various community projects such as Meals on Wheels, Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Shoe Drive for Homeless, Smartphone drive for troops, Food Drives, Highway Cleanup and so on and so forth. We use the Diwali celebration as a fundraiser. These projects cannot be accomplished without your support and generosity. You can support IAALV, by being a donor or by simply becoming a 2014 member. If interested, please send e-mail to diwali@iaalv.org. We will get back to you promptly.

See you at the event!

Team IAALV

Note: * We make the best effort to provide best seats in the house on first come first serve basis.