October 2018

Hari Om to All SCGCS Members

I hope all of our SCGCS members are doing great and are ready for the last two events of 2018 which are Navratri Program and Diwali Dinner. We ask our members to spread the word to their friends and family and come and celebrate Navratri. For all SCGCS members this event is free of charge. Those that want to do Aarti please see one of the trustee boards when you arrive.  SCGCS Oct 2018 Flyer can be downloaded at the f0llowing link SCGCS_Flyer_Oct2018

Due to Hall’s policy we are unable to serve cooked Prasad or snacks. So for Prasad, we request our members to bring dry Prasad or fruits. SCGCS will provide Aarti, so please don’t bring Aarti from home.

The next celebration is the Diwali/New Year program. Since it’s at a restaurant, the capacity is limited so please purchase your ticket in advance at the Navratri Program. We look forward to celebrating the New Year with family and friends.

If you would like to be part of SCGCS board of trustees in 2019 please download and complete the SCGCS New Trustee Application Form for 2019 and mail it by Nov. 15th, 2018.

In order for the board of trustees to serve SCGCS members better we are asking our members to update their information by completing the Membership Update Form.  SCGCS_Membership_Update_Form We ask you to complete this and mail it or bring it to one of the events. If we don’t receive this than you will not receive SCGCS flyers in 2019 by US Postal Service.

As most of you probably know, we recently lost Ukabhai Solanki, SCGCS’s Founding and Patron Member. Ukabhai and his family were great supporters of SCGCS and we extend peace and prayers to his family and loved ones.

 

Regards,

Rajay Patel

President, 2018

June 2018

Hari Om to All SCGCS Members

We hope all of our members are doing well and are in good health. We were truly sorry that we had to cancel the Holi festival due to weather concerns, but hoped all of you enjoyed Ram Navmi celebration at Gayatri Mandir.

Summer is here and we have some fun programs planned which we hope all of you can participate in. To start we will have the summer picnic on June 24th (Sunday) at Carbon Canyon Regional Park. SCGCS will provide lunch free of charge to all members who attend. Click here for more information about the picnic.

We were fortunate enough to be able to reserve camping this year at El Capitan State Beach in Goleta CA. It’s a fantastic location and is limited capacity for both cars and people. Camping is from Aug 2nd (Thur) through the 5th (Sun). The cost for family of 2 is $200.00 and for a family of 4 is $350.00. Additional details about the outing and the application can be downloaded by clicking here. We encourage you to download and fill out the application ahead of time and make your check payable to “Southern California Gujarati Cultural Society”. We will also have application available at the Picnic and picnic will be the 1st day the application will be accepted.

Lastly, we have reserved the Jain Center in Buena Park for the Navratri celebration on Oct 13th & 20th of 2018. Additional details of the event will be provided in the next flyer.

As always, we are here to serve our members to the best of our abilities, and are truly hoping for greater participation from the members for all of the three events below.

Regards,

Rajay Patel

President, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT: Holi Celebration Has Been Cancelled

Dear Members,

The Holi Celebration planned for March 4th, 2018 has been cancelled due to bad weather circumstances.  We hope to see you at the Ram Navmi Celebration on March 31.

Thank you!

February 2018

Hari Om to All SCGCS Members

 

We hope all of our members are doing well and are in good health.  We had many successful programs in 2017 and are looking forward to planning the 2018 events.  I want to thank all the board of trustees and SCGCS members who volunteer their own time to ensure the programs were executed well.

The next three events are in the calendar.  The General Body meeting is going to be at Taal Cultural Cuisine and lunch will be provided.  For the Holi Celebration it will be at Hunting Beach (Beach Blvd and PCH, right-hand side parking when you come in from Beach Blvd).  Bring your friends and family to celebrate this auspicious event.  SCGCS will provide color and popcorn, please bring your own lunch.  Ram Navmi celebrations will be at Gayatri Mandir, where SCGCS will sponsor the dinner at the end of Bhajans.

If you would like to sponsor the Ram Navmi celebration or any other events, please contact one of the board members.

We are hoping once again that we will see greater participation from our members in 2018.

Regards,

Rajay Patel

President, 2017