Diwali 2008

IAMV invites you for an exciting Diwali 2008!!

Thank you for making the Summer Cruise a big success. Now after the successful Cruise Picnic, let us enjoy winter with a warm and delightful Diwali.


  • North Andover Middle School, 495 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845


  • 1st November 2008


  • 5:30 PM Social Hour, Games, Snacks
  • 6:30 PM Cultural Program
  • Followed by: Dinner, DJ and dance.

Entry Fee

  • Members (2008 all members)
  • Adult:$26
  • Full time students and children 5 years & older: $14
  • Non-Members
  • Adults & Guests:$32
  • Full time students and children 5 years & older:$ 17
  • Children under 5: Free
  • hecks must be received by October 20th, 2008: Please Add $5 per Person after the due date. Please note: Seats are limited. Reservation is strictly on first come first serve basis. Please reserve your entry by sending in your commitment via checks at the earliest. In the past we had to unfortunately decline requests for tickets after the deadline. Entry will not be permitted at the gate either. Also, note that verbal and/or E-mail commitments will not be accepted as a method of reserving seats.

Membership Info

  • Membership fee for the calendar year (January to December) of 2008 is $15 per family or $10 per person. Life membership fee is $150 per family. Please make sure to check your membership status on this flier’s address label.
  • Please note: In future, all program information will be communicated via emails. To be added to our members list, please include your email address on this form or email Sanjay Jain at: sanjay1.jain@gmail.com

Venue Address

  • Directions
  • From 495 North or South: Take the Massachusetts Avenue exit towards North Andover and go right at the end of the ramp (Mass. Ave.). Go to the second set of lights and turn left onto Chickering Road/Route 125. Proceed to the first set of lights, at Main Street. You will see the Middle School on your left. Turn left at the intersection and enter the Middle School at the second driveway entrance. Keep to the right and park behind the school, or in the Visitor parking spots at the front of the school.

Advertisers and Sponsors

  • To reserve a spot on the Diwali Booklet or for more information, please contact Suresh Dewani at sureshdewani@yahoo.com or (978) 475-9245. IAMV welcomes anyone who is willing to sponsor Trophies, Sweets, DJ, or other creative items. Please check or visit www.iamv.org for more details or contact Sanjay Jain sanjay1.jain@gmail.com.

New Year Celebration

  • Indian Association of Merrimack Valley (IAMV) welcomes you to celebrate

  • Date: December 31st, 2008
    Time: 7:30 PM to Midnight
    Buffet Dinner (Veg. & Non-Veg)
    Cash Bar Available
    Watch for more details on IAMV Web-Site and Diwali Booklet.
    Seats will be limited to first come first served.
  • Priority: 1st Life Members, 2nd Members, 3rd Non-Members

IAMV General Body Meeting and Elections

  • IAMV extends a very warm invitation to you to attend the Annual General Body Meeting & Election of Board of Trustees for IAMV on Sunday December 7, 2008 at 2:00 PM at North Andover Public Library, North Andover, MA 01845. An agenda for the meeting, request for nominations, and eligibility/submission requirements will be emailed at least two weeks before the elections. Please mark your calendars accordingly.

IAMV Scholarship Announcement

  • IIAMV is pleased to announce that we shall be awarding scholarships to the college bound high school students in 2009. Rules for eligibility and process will be circulated to the IAMV community in the near future. If anyone is interested in sponsoring these scholarships, you are requested to contact Mr. Umesh Khasgiwala at khasgiwala@comcast.net

Indian Association of Merrimack Valley Sponsored Youth group

  • Dear IAMV Members,
    The IAMV Youth Group has been very active in the past year!!! We have been volunteering in the surrounding community for more than two years now, and we plan to expand our horizons even more in this upcoming year. Since January 2007, we have been visiting the Sutton Hill Nursing Home in North Andover once a month. The seniors enjoy playing bingo, doing arts and crafts, and playing board games with us during our visits (and we enjoy these activities as well!). We have enjoyed this so much that in the following year, we hope to start visiting the Boys and Girls Clubs in Lawrence and spend time with the children there.
  • In addition to service activities, the youth group also enjoys participating in fundraising activities. Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger is our major fundraising event of the year. This walk, held annually on the first Sunday in May, raises funds to aid families and individuals around the state who struggle to put food on their tables. This past year, nine of the twenty-six members who participated completed the 21-mile walk in approximately 7 hours. We raised $3,495 as a team, including the contributions of four members who became Heart & Sole walkers by raising $500 or more. With the help of our community we would like to raise even more for the next walk on May 3rd, 2009. Any sponsorship would be greatly appreciated. To donate, please make your checks out to Project Bread and mail them to:
  • IAMV Youth Group c/o Shoba Donti 48 Huckleberry Lane North Andover, MA 01845
  • With your help, we hope to make this year even more successful and productive than the last. We thank you for your support!
  • The IAMV Youth Group
  • Check www.IAMV.org web-site for all programs, announcements and last minute changes.
  • Indian Association of Merrimack Valley
    104 High Street,
    N. Andover, MA 01845