Celebrating 10 Years of C.O.M.A! (2008-2018)

Completed Event: COMA Christmas Celebrations, Saturday December 8th at Makoy Center, Hilliard

Thank you for joining us for C.O.A.Christmas Celebrations to make it a wonderful and memorable evening! This is the last planned event for 2018. A New Executive Committee will be taking charge on January 1st to continue the exciting journey of the organization. A lot of great ideas are being discussed; you will hear more about the events and plans for next year very soon! Stay tuned.


Here is a message from Girish Manoharan, President, 2019 C.O.M.A Executive Committee.


Completed Event: C.O.M.A Halloween Costume Competition  on October 27th Saturday


The support we received from our Malayalee Community and other Indian Communities in Central Ohio to our Fund for supporting flood relief efforts in Kerala was overwhelming. With your generous donations, our target of 25K was achieved in just two days! The executive committee and trustee board of C.O.M.A cannot thank you enough for all the support we received!

Tot total contribution so far is $43,571.38 (Excluding PayPal/GoFundMe commission)!!

All the donations received so far has been transferred to Kerala Flood Relief efforts,  to Kerala Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund. Thank you all for your support!

Previous Events-

PICNIC 2018 – July 22nd, Sunday

Picnic for this year is scheduled for Sunday, July 22nd at Liberty Parks, 2845 Home Rd. This is where we had picnics in the previous years also.
Time: 11 AM to 4 PM

Details and Registration Link

Mcube – A Magical Evening With Gopinath Muthukad: Monday, July 2nd

Gopinath Muthukad is a well known magician, escapologist, life coach, and motivational speaker.

Mega Musical Live Concert
on May 19th
By K S Chitra, Sharreth, and Team
Live Orchestra – Chitra, Sharrath, Nishad, Roopa Revathi and several Musicians
Venue: Dublin Jerome High School

Chitra is the most acclaimed female playback singer of South Indian Film Industry and sings in several languages: Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya and more. Sharreth is an acclaimed and award winning singer and music director.

The event will have an attendance of more than 700 music lovers from Central Ohio area, Dayton, Cincinnati and Cleveland
Supporting Community: Major portion of the proceeds will be donated to the families of Fallen Westerville Officers.

Thank you for Joining 5K Run/Walk and Making it a Big Success!!!

Photos -> Link to Photos

Thank you for your support of Families of Fallen Westerville City Police Officers!
Donation to Westerville Division of Police

With your help, we were able to donate $1000 to the Westerville Division of Police to support families of Fallen Officers.

A Check for $1000 handed over to Westerville division of Police Chief Joe Morbitzer, by COMA President Valsan Palika and Members of Board of Trustees Gopinath Haridass and Arunkumar Radhakrishnan

COMA has completed 10 year servicing the Malayalee community in Central Ohio! We are excited to lead the organization in its 11th year, and promise that we will make 2018 a very exciting year!!

The executive committee for 2018: [2018 Executive Committee – Profiles]
  • President: Valsan Palikaillathu
  • Vice President: Sudheesh Vasudevan
  • Secretary: Sangeetha Muthiraparambath
  • Joint Secretary: Seethal Babu
  • Treasurer: Harshan Pisharath
We will be conducting several events this year to ‘support and provide value to the community’ and to celebrate the completion of 10 year! We have grown leaps and bounds in the last 10 years. Several individuals have made significant contribution to bring the organization to where we are today. We will be recognizing them throughout the year, during our events.

Here is a peek to the events from the drawing board 2018 Events Listing

10 year celebration special events:

  1. Mega Celebration Event: Music Show – K S Chitra, Sarrath and Team – May 19th.
  2. 5k/2k Run – April
  3. MCube – Gopinath Muthukad – July
  4. Halloween Magic Night – Nov

Regular events:

  1. Valentine’s Day Celebrations – Feb 17th, DCRC
  2. Onam – September 8th, Westerville Central High School
  3. Picnic – Sunday, July 22nd, at Liberty Park
  4. Christmas – Dec 1st, [Venue TBD]

Meals on Wheels delivery has been increased to twice a month starting February, and we are working with YWCA to schedule the volunteering event there. YWCA’s critical need is on weekdays, but due to our constraints, we do volunteer on weekends only. If any of you are interested and available on a weekday, we would gladly schedule that for you.

We will also be conducting a few events to help with Financial Planning, Career Guidance, Entrepreneurship, Education Guidance etc. Hike in the park, Camping/Canoeing, a Dance night and an exclusive event for Women are being planned as well. We are looking for people to lead and assist with some of these events. Please reach out to Executive Committee or Trustees to help!

As you can see, we are planning a very exciting year for you! We will work hard to make these events a big success and provide you ample opportunities to socialize within and outside the community. Please help us by providing your valuable suggestions, constructive feedback and volunteering. Volunteers play a major role in conducting the events well! This is your organization and your active participation will make it great!!

The membership for 2018 is open now. Membership details are here: Membership Page
There are some changes to the membership plans this year. With the increased membership fee, members will get guaranteed savings on entry fees to the regular events and free entry to several events. Please purchase the membership ASAP. Also, forward this communication to friends and others who may not be part of COMA yet!

Executive Committee-2018