In light of the devastating rain and floods in Kerala, we are cancelling this year’s Onam celebrations scheduled for Sep 8th. The flood situation is very grim and most of us have relatives and friends impacted with this tragedy. The damage is so extensive that it may take weeks or months for normalcy to return and it may never be normal for several impacted families! We pray and wish the rain and flood situation improves and life gets back to normal for them soon!
With your support, we have raised $43,974 so far for Kerala Flood Relief efforts, which is being transferred to Kerala Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund. Thank you all for your support!
Celebrating 10 Years of C.O.M.A!
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
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!
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!!
- 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:
- Mega Celebration Event: Music Show – K S Chitra, Sarrath and Team – May 19th.
- 5k/2k Run – April
- MCube – Gopinath Muthukad – July
- Halloween Magic Night – Nov
- Valentine’s Day Celebrations – Feb 17th, DCRC
- Onam – September 8th, Westerville Central High School
- Picnic – Sunday, July 22nd, at Liberty Park
- 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!