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Holi 2020

IAMV invites you to HOLI EVENT 2020. Detailed Party information is provided below .

Place


Date

  • Saturday April 4th, 2020

Program

  • 5:30 PM Social Hour, Snacks & Games
  • 6:45 PM Cultural Program
  • Followed by: Dinner, DJ and Dance

Membership Info

  • Membership fee for the calendar year (January to December) of 2020 is $20 per family or $20 per person. Life membership fee is $150 per family.

Entry Fees

  • Members
  • Adult: $27
  • Full time students and children 5 years old: 16$
  • Non-Members
  • Adults & Guests: $37
  • Full time students and children: $21
  • Children under 5: Free
  • Tickets must be purchased on Brownpapertickets.com
  • Add $5 per Person after due date Mar 20th, 2020 (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • Seats are limited. Reservation is strictly on first come first serve basis. Also, note that verbal and/or E-mail commitments will not be accepted as a method of reserving seats.

Holi Cultural Program

  • The IAMV Cultural committee should receive the entries to perform in the Holi cultural program by Feb 16th, 2020. Selected entries will be notified by Feb 23rd-Feb 26th,2020. Please visit the IAMV website for cultural program rules and regulations. The performers and their families must purchase tickets by Mar 11th, 2020 and rest of the guests attending the function should Purchase tickets no later than Mar 20th, 2020. (Cultural.iamv@gmail.com)

IAMV Scholarship Announcement

  • IAMV is pleased to announce that we shall be awarding scholarships to the college bound high school students in 2020. Rules for eligibility and process will be circulated to the IAMV community in the near future. Last Day to send the Scholarship application is Feb 29th, 2020. If anyone is interested in sponsoring these scholarships, you are requested to contact Tulan Kantesaria at – tkantesaria@gmail.com , Neeraj Sangal at – neeraj@sangal.net or Jit GoelaJitgoela@aol.com

Advertisers and Sponsors

  • IAMV’s core strength is its dedicated volunteers and executive committee, which is backed by continued enthusiastic support from the area community. The association is looking for individual and company sponsors to support this cause. IAMV welcomes anyone who is willing to sponsor Trophies, Sweets, DJ, or other creative items. Sponsorship revenues and donations make it possible for us to achieve their goals and help the community. For details please visit http://iamv.org
  • To reserve a spot in the Advertisement Booklet or for more information, please contact Tulan Kantesaria -tkantesaria@gmail.com or Mamta Lohiam2lohia@gmail.com Executive committee of IAMV thanks all the sponsors and supporters who by their generous financial support have shown true community spirit.

Youth Group

  • IAMV’s Youth Group is a lively, vibrant community of teens who enjoy sharing life’s many experiences with each other. Youth Group provides exciting events in a warm, nurturing environment for all who wish to participate. IAMV's youth groups offer a multitude of activities including social, religious, cultural, athletic, community service and more, all designed to provide opportunities for youth to meet and interact in a positive Indian environment.
  • The overall program follows the guidelines set forth by the IAMV to provide youth with experiences and opportunities in the community service and leadership. The Youth Group activities are planned and implemented by the youth and adult leaders with the guidance of our Youth Programs Coordinator. Each year is a new year for Youth Group.
  • We invite all teens with interest and involvement to participate in youth activities. Parents of eligible youth, age 13-18. Please contact IAMV Youth Group at Leena Valecha -Leena_jv@hotmail.com OR Babita Sood - sood96@yahoo.com

Volunteer opportunities

  • We are always looking for volunteers to make this events successful. Anyone interested in volunteering for the events in the future please email IAMV at IAMV.EVENTS@GMAIL.COM

Holi 2019

IAMV invites you to HOLI EVENT 2019. Detailed Party information is provided below .

Place


Date

  • Saturday April 6th, 2019

Program

  • 5:00 PM Social Hour, Snacks, Games
  • 6:15 PM Cultural Program
  • 8:30 PM Dinner, DJ and Dance

Membership Info

  • Membership fee for the calendar year (January to December) of 2019 is $20 per family or $15 per person. Life membership fee is $150 per family.

Entry Fees

  • Members
  • Adult:$27
  • Full time students and children 5 years old:16$
  • Non-Members
  • Adults & Guests:$37
  • Full time students and children :$21
  • Children under 5 : Free
  • Tickets should be purchased through https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4078031
  • Seats are limited. Reservation is strictly on first come first serve basis. Please reserve your entry by purchasing tickets online through the above mentioned link by March 24th 2019

Holi Cultural Program

  • The performers and their families must send payment details by Mar 24nd, 2019 to their respective choreographers who should in turn send all the information to Cultural secretary to make sure all participants have purchase tickets. (Ref: number of ticket purchases should be provided as per dance groups.)

Advertisers and Sponsors

  • IAMV’s core strength is its dedicated volunteers and executive committee, which is backed by continued enthusiastic support from the area community. The association is looking for individual and company sponsors to support this cause. IAMV welcomes anyone who is willing to sponsor Trophies, Sweets, DJ, or other creative items. Sponsorship revenues and donations make it possible for us to achieve their goals and help the community. For details please visit http://iamv.org
  • To reserve a spot in the Advertisement Booklet or for more information, please contact IAMV Public Relations at tkantesaria@gmail.com. Executive committee of IAMV thanks all the sponsors and supporters who by their generous financial support have shown true community spirit.

Youth Group

  • IAMV’s Youth Group is a lively, vibrant community of teens who enjoy sharing life’s many experiences with each other. Youth Group provides exciting events in a warm, nurturing environment for all who wish to participate. IAMV's youth groups offer a multitude of activities including social, religious, cultural, athletic, community service and more, all designed to provide opportunities for youth to meet and interact in a positive Indian environment.
  • The overall program follows the guidelines set forth by the IAMV to provide youth with experiences and opportunities in the community service and leadership. The Youth Group activities are planned and implemented by the youth and adult leaders with the guidance of our Youth Programs Coordinator. Each year is a new year for Youth Group.
  • We invite all teens with interest and involvement to participate in youth activities. Parents of eligible youth, age 13-18. Please contact IAMV Youth Group at Leena_jv@hotmail.com

Volunteer opportunities

Holi 2018

Indian Association of Merrimack Valley invites you to join us for Holi Hangama.Detailed Party information is provided below .

Place


Date

  • 24th March, 2007

Program

  • 5:30 PM Social Hour, Games, Snacks
  • 7:00 PM Cultural Program
  • 8:30 PM Gourmet Dinner
  • 9:30 PM Dance with DJ

Entry Fee

  • Members (2006)
  • Adult:$22
  • Full time students and children 5 years old:11$
  • Non-Members
  • Adults & Guests:$30
  • Full time students and children :$15
  • Checks must be received by March 16, 2007; Add $5 per Person after this Date. Please note: Entries will not be permitted at the Gate. Seats are limited. So, please reserve your entry by sending in your commitment via checks immediately. During the last two events, unfortunately, we had to turn away visitors at the gate and decline people asking for tickets after the deadline. 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 of 2007(Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st) is $15 per family or $10 per person. Life membership fee is $150 per family. Please check your membership status on this flier’s address label.
  • 2007 Membership expires on December 31st Midnight of 2007
  • Please make checks payable to IAMV and Mail to:
    IAMV, 104 High Street, North Andover, MA
    Contact:Sanjay Jain, Treasurer, 978-258-6775

Holi Cultural Program

  • IAMV seeks participants to perform in Holi cultural program, please contact Mamta Lohia at (978) 974-0629 or at mlohia@comcast.net by February 2nd. Selected entries will be notified by February 12th. Please Note: All the selected participants must send their Checks by Feb 17th to Mamta Lohia to reserve their place in the cultural program. Failing to do so will cause their entry to be cancelled. Due to the large attendance in our last function, unfortunately, we had to refuse the families of participants. This way participant’s families will get first preference to attend the event.

Advertisers and Sponsors

  • To reserve a spot on the Holi Booklet or for more information, please contact Suresh Dewani at (978) 475-9245. There are other sponsor opportunities too. Please contact Jagdish Garg for more details at (978) 681-5845 by 4th of March.

Annual Meeting

Indian Association of Merrimack Valley
Annual Meeting of General Body and Elections for the Executive Committee

Place

  • Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

Date

  • 18th December 2011

Time

  • 2:00 pm
  • IAMV elections for a new Executive Committee and IAMV Annual General Body meeting, both will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA. The term of the Executive Committee is for two years. The term of the new Executive Committee will start on January 1, 2012 and will end 31st Dec., 2013. All dues paying IAMV members are welcome to participate. We need people who are dynamic and full of new ideas and energy. The following positions are open for nominations:
    • President
    • Vice-President
    • General Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Cultural Secretary
  • Nominations are due by December 11th, 2011 by email only.

Eligibility

  • A person nominated for a post in the Executive Committee shall be a dues paying member of the Association for at least one full year prior to the election date. In addition, a person nominated for the position of the President shall meet the following requirements:
  • Two years experience as a member of the Executive Committee or as member of the Board of Trustees or as a chairperson of a Committee or a subcommittee of the Association.

  • Please check our website for detailed rules and regulations. If you are interested in any one of these positions please contact the following by sending the email.

  • Snacks will be served in this meeting.
  • Thank you all
  • IAMV Public Relations

Holi Hangama

Indian Association of Merrimack Valley invites you to join us for Holi Hangama.Detailed Party information is provided below .

Place


Date

  • 24th March, 2007

Program

  • 5:30 PM Social Hour, Games, Snacks
  • 7:00 PM Cultural Program
  • 8:30 PM Gourmet Dinner
  • 9:30 PM Dance with DJ

Entry Fee

  • Members (2006)
  • Adult:$22
  • Full time students and children 5 years old:11$
  • Non-Members
  • Adults & Guests:$30
  • Full time students and children :$15
  • Checks must be received by March 16, 2007; Add $5 per Person after this Date. Please note: Entries will not be permitted at the Gate. Seats are limited. So, please reserve your entry by sending in your commitment via checks immediately. During the last two events, unfortunately, we had to turn away visitors at the gate and decline people asking for tickets after the deadline. 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 of 2007(Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st) is $15 per family or $10 per person. Life membership fee is $150 per family. Please check your membership status on this flier’s address label.
  • 2007 Membership expires on December 31st Midnight of 2007
  • Please make checks payable to IAMV and Mail to:
    IAMV, 104 High Street, North Andover, MA
    Contact:Sanjay Jain, Treasurer, 978-258-6775

Holi Cultural Program

  • IAMV seeks participants to perform in Holi cultural program, please contact Mamta Lohia at (978) 974-0629 or at mlohia@comcast.net by February 2nd. Selected entries will be notified by February 12th. Please Note: All the selected participants must send their Checks by Feb 17th to Mamta Lohia to reserve their place in the cultural program. Failing to do so will cause their entry to be cancelled. Due to the large attendance in our last function, unfortunately, we had to refuse the families of participants. This way participant’s families will get first preference to attend the event.

Advertisers and Sponsors

  • To reserve a spot on the Holi Booklet or for more information, please contact Suresh Dewani at (978) 475-9245. There are other sponsor opportunities too. Please contact Jagdish Garg for more details at (978) 681-5845 by 4th of March.

Summer Outing

Thank you for making the Holi function a big success. The number of children participating in the cultural program was the highest ever! The packed audience and enthusiasm indicated the importance of occasions for the Indian community. Now after the successful Holi function, let us enjoy summer with a cool and refreshing picnic.

Place

  • Bear Brook State Park
  • Allenstown, New Hampshire
  • Park is about 50 miles (1 hour) north of the Mass border, please plan accordingly to arrive on time!
  • Directions from I-93North: Exit 9N onto Route 3/28 North and follow signs to Bear Brook State Park. Park Telephone: 603-485-9874
  • Park Website: http://www.nhstateparks.org/ParksPages/BearBrook/BearBrk.html

Date

  • 24th June 2007, 11AM - 5PM.

Program

  • Snacks: 11AM - 12:00 Noon
  • Lunch: 2 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tea: 4 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Enjoy nearly 10,000 acres of scenic beauty with facilities for hiking, biking, swimming, fishing and boating. We will bring snacks, soft drinks and lunch including appetizers and much more; but bring your own beer or wine (No hard liquor please!).
  • College/high school youths - bring your friends to have fun, to meet and to form friendships with your peers! We would like to have group games like cricket, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee for adults and youth. If you would like to organize an activity, please contact Sarita Kanjolia at (978) 975-7183.

Entry Fee

  • Members (2006)
  • Adult:$12
  • Full time students and children 5 years & older:$8
  • Children under 5: Free
  • Non-Members
  • Adult: $20
  • Full time students and children 5 years and older: $15
  • Children under 5:Free
  • Checks must be post marked by June 15, 2007; Add $5 per person after this date.
  • The capacity of group is limited to 100 head counts. Hence, admission is strictly on first come basis. Attendees please let us know the number of kids who are under 5 in advance.
  • The Entry Fee includes the cost of admission to the park. Please tell the park attendant that you are with IAMV. Please fill out and send the form on the back by June 15th, 2007.


Best Wishes to all your Family and Friends

Beautiful Smile For Ever

RAJ GOHEL DMD
100 Milk Street
Across “The LOOP”
Methuen, MA 01844

(978) 685-7115

Diwali

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

Place

  • North Andover High School, N Andover, MA

Date

  • 17th November 2007

Program

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

Diwali Cultural Program

  • The deadline for participating in the cultural program for Diwali 2007 has already passed. However, in the future please visit the website at www.iamv.org for a complete information, rules and regulations for all upcoming cultural events.
  • Please note: All the selected participants must send their Checks by October 1st to Mamta Lohia to reserve their place in the cultural program. Failing to do so will cause their entry to be cancelled. Due to the large attendance in our last function, we had to regretfully refuse entry to the families of participants. To ensure entrance the participant’s families can send in their checks along with the participant’s checks.

Entry Fee

  • Members
  • Adult:$25
  • Full time students and children 5 years & older:$12
  • Non-Members
  • Adults & Guests:$30
  • Full time students and children 5 years & older:$15
  • Children under 5:Free
  • Checks must be received by November 3rd, 2007: 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. Entry will not be permitted at the gate either. During the last Holi and Diwali, we had to regretfully turn away guests at the gate.

Membership Info

  • Membership fee for the calendar year (January to December) of 2007 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 the future, to provide the information on time and be cost effective all program information will be communicated via emails. In order to be added to our members list, please include your email address on the membership form or email Sanjay Jain at sjain@salemstate.edu Please do not depend on fliers as they may not be mailed.


Advertisers and Sponsors

  • To reserve a spot on the Diwali Booklet or for more information, please contact Suresh Dewani at (978) 475-9245. There are other sponsor opportunities too. Please contact Jagdish Garg for more details at (978) 681-5845 by October 27 th.

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Indian Association of Merrimack Valley Sponsored Youth group

  • Based on several requests from many IAMV members, IAMV has started a youth group to provide our kids a chance to develop community spirit and leadership abilities, complete volunteer work for their college application and have fun.
  • Youth group has an executive team consisting of President, Vice President, Treasurer, General Secretary and Public Relations Lead. This would introduce our kids to various challenging roles and help develop leadership skills.
  • We are planning 5-7 activities as part of the youth group, which consists of:
    • Volunteer work, e.g. group is scheduled to do a 2-hour volunteer work at Sutton Hill Center every month.
    • A program to celebrate a day with special significance to Indian community, e.g. Independence Day, Republic Day or Gandhi Jayanti.
    • Entertainment: for example, a day at amusement park, movie or a get together at IAMV member’s house.
  • Based on above plan, youth group will be required to meet 10-14 times a year assuming at least one meeting prior to an event and the event itself.
  • Primary goals for the youth group are as follows:
    • Develop community spirit; give them a venue and opportunity to bond with each other.
    • Develop leadership abilities. This would be useful for their college application as well as any community activities.
    • Integration of Indian community with the local community, such as town or local event planners.
  • We cannot do any of above without interest and involvement from each one of you. Parents of eligible youth, age 13-18. Please contact Vibhash Desai at vmdesai@comcast.net

IAMV Executive Committee

  • 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 sjain@salemstate.edu
  • 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

New Year Party

Our Diwali function was spectacular and a big success. We want to thank you all for attending.
Now after the successful Diwali function, let us celebrate the New Year Party.

Place

  • The Knights of Columbus Hall in North Andover 505 Sutton St North Andover.
  • Tel: 978-688-6812

Date & Time

  • December 31, 2007 - 7:30 PM to Midnight

Entry Fee

  • Members
  • Adult:$30
  • Full Time Students & Children $ 15
  • Non-Members
  • Adults & Guests:$40
  • Full Time Students & Children $ 20
  • Buffet Dinner Included (Veg. & Non-Veg.)
    Cash Bar Available
    Seats are limited to 150 first come first served
  • Reserve your seats immediately
    Priority: 1st Life Members, 2nd Members, 3rd Non-Members
  • 2007 Membership expires December 31 midnight

IAMV Executive Committee

  • Please note: Seats will be filled fast so please send check payable to IAMV Mail to: IAMV, 104 High Street, N. Andover, MA 01845 Contact: Sanjay Jain, Treasurer 978-258-6775

  • Please check http://www.IAMV.org web-site for all programs, announcements and last minute changes pertaining to this event

  • Indian Association of Merrimack Valley
    12 Messina Drive,
    Andover, MA 01810

Holi Hangama

Indian Association of Merrimack Valley invites you to join us for Holi Hangama.Detailed Party information is provided below.

Place

  • Greater Lawrence Technical School
  • 57 River Road, Andover, MA 01810
  • (***Entrance from Gate # 51: Rear of School.***)

Date

  • 29th March, 2008

Program

  • 5:30 PM Social Hour, Games, Snacks
  • 7:00 PM Cultural Program
  • Followed by Gourmet Dinner; DJ; and Dance

Entry Fee

  • Members
  • Adult:$25
  • Full time students and children 5 years & older :$12
  • Non-Members
  • Adults & Guests:$30
  • Full time students and children 5 years & older :$15
  • Checks must be postdated by March 19, 2008 ; Add $5 per person after this date. Please note: Seats are limited. Reservations are strictly on first come first serve basis. Please reserve your entry by sending in your commitment via checks at the earliest. Entries will not be permitted at the gate.

Membership Info

  • Membership fee for the calendar (January to December) year of 2008 is $15 per family or $10 per person. Life membership fee is $150 per family.
  • Please check your membership status on this flier’s address label.
    Please note: In order to receive our future electronic communication, please send your email address to Sanjay Jain at sanjay.jain@salemstate.edu. This would help us provide timely information and save cost. Future program information may only be communicated by emails.

Holi Cultural Program

  • IAMV members and their children, who wish to perform in the Holi cultural program, must contact Mamta Lohia at (978) 974-0629 or send email at mlohia@comcast.net by January 23 rd 2008. Selected entries will be notified by February 2 nd 2008.
  • Guidelines for Cultural Program Participation
  • For complete rules and regulations, please go to the IAMV website at www.iamv.org. Following are some of the basic guidelines that will be used for the selection of items.
    • We are looking for variety in our program to make it more balanced as well as more representative of ‘India’. Some examples are given below.
      • - Classical Dance: Bharat Natyam, Kathak folk dances etc.
      • - Skit: Comedy, parody etc.
      • - Musical Instrument: Any musical instruments may be accompanied by vocal.
      • - Vocal singing: Male/Female – solo, duet or group.
      • - Bollywood dance songs.
      • Duplicate songs will not be allowed, and will be approved on a first come first serve basis. It is very important to let us know the songs along with the entry.

    • While submitting your item, please specify the following:
      • - Type the complete information about your item.
      • - Names and the ages of participants. NO ONE under 6 years of age is allowed.
      • - Name of the song/songs.
    • All the selected participants MUST send in their checks by February 15 th 2008 addressed to IAMV, 12 Messina Drive, Andover, MA 01810, to reserve their place in the cultural program. Failing to send checks by this deadline will cause their entry to be cancelled. Choreographers must ensure timely mailing of dues from all the participants in their group.



Indian Association of Merrimack Valley Sponsored Youth group

  • Based on several requests from many IAMV members, IAMV started a youth group to provide our kids a chance to develop community spirit and leadership abilities; complete volunteer work for their college application; and have fun. This youth group has been a great success last year.
  • Youth group has an elected executive team consisting of President, Vice President, Treasurer, General Secretary and Public Relations Lead. This helps introduce our kids to various challenging roles and develop leadership skills.
  • There are several activities planned for the youth group, such as:
    • Volunteer work, e.g. group is scheduled to do a 2-hour volunteer work at Sutton Hill Center every month.
    • A program to celebrate a day with special significance to Indian community, e.g. Independence Day, Republic Day or Gandhi Jayanti.
    • Entertainment: for example, a day at amusement park, movie or a get together at IAMV member’s house.
  • Based on above plan, youth group will be required to meet 10-14 times a year assuming at least one meeting prior to an event and the event itself.
  • Primary goals for the youth group are as follows:
    • Develop community spirit; give them a venue and opportunity to bond with each other.
    • Develop leadership abilities. This would be useful for their college application as well as any community activities.
    • Integration of Indian community with the local community, such as town or local event planners.
  • We cannot do any of above without interest and involvement from each one of you. Parents of eligible youth, age 13-18. Please contact Shoba Donti at shobagd@comcast.net

  • Please check http://www.IAMV.org web-site for all programs, announcements and last minute changes pertaining to this event

  • Indian Association of Merrimack Valley
    12 Messina Drive,
    Andover, MA 01810