COMA Newsletter June 2017

Hello Friends!

Hope you all had a ton of fun during the picnic on 17th!! Even though it was a scorching day, we had a record number of people attend the picnic and everyone enjoyed all of the games and food. Thanks to all who helped in making this event a success. Thanks to Sony and his catering business C&J Catering for the delicious kerala food.

Click here to view Picnic photos.

We love to hear your comments and feedback about the event.

EC 2017

COMA Events planned for the rest of the year

Date Event
9-Sep Cultural Event (Onam)
14-Oct Professional Development (Kids or Business focused)
2-Dec Cultural Event (Christmas)


Graduates 2017

Mia George

  • Parents: Sam and Bindu George
  • High School: Columbus School for Girls
  • University: The University of Connecticut
Mia George

Hrishikesh Namboodiri

  • Parents: Valsan and Vijaya
  • School: Olentangy High School
  • Achievements: Valedictorian with a GPA of 4.43
  • University: University of Cincinnati. Majoring in Aerospace Engineering

Janaki Nair

  • Parents: Biji and Prakash Balakrishnan
  • School: Hilliard Darby High School
  • Achievements: Ohio Scholastic Journalism Awards, Photography Governor’s Show Exhibition, Honor Roll, Completed 2 years of college through Columbus State.
  • University: University of Cincinnati, majoring in Business, minoring in Psychology/Photography.
  • Future Goals: Master’s Degree at American University, move to Washington DC. Work at a large company or firm.

Deepak Warrier

  • Parents: Sethu and Veda Warrier
  • School: Dublin Jerome High School
  • Hobbies: Playing Video Games, Watching movies, Building robots, Sleeping, playing Piano, and Camping.
  • Achievements: Graduated with Valedictorian and Magna Cum Laude distinctions. Earned the President’s Education Award. Achieved Eagle Scout Rank in Boy Scouts.
  • University: Ohio State University, majoring in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Future goals: Get an MBA and then go on to work with a company like Google or create a startup.


India Festival

INDIA FESTIVAL:FIA will host their premier event – “India Festival” on August 26th. They are looking for volunteers to help out with the planning and organizing of this prestigious event. If you are interested in helping out, please respond to or reach out directly to one of the FIA office bearers at

FIA Upcoming Events

Month Date Day Time Group Event Location
July 15 Sautrday TBD CTA Vanabhojanalu Picnic Liberty TWP Park,
2845 Home Rd, Powell, OH 43065
22 Sautrday 11:30 All Local Indian Group
Meeting – 3Q
23 Sunday 10:30 COMA Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels, 670
Harmon Ave, Columbus, OH 43223
Aug 5 Sautrday TBD CTA Volleyball TBD
15 Tuesday TBD FIA Indian Independence
Day Flag Hoisting
26 Sautrday TBD FIA India Festival The Celeste Center at
the Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue Columbus, OH 43211
27 Sautrday TBD COMA Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels, 670
Harmon Ave, Columbus, OH 43223
TBD TBD 10:30 COBCA Sports / Picnic TBD


Community Service News: Nish Nishant

The COMA Meals on Wheels delivery volunteers for May were Manoj Thomas and Julie Manoj, and their children Alison and Melissa. Manoj is a long time COMA patron, Julie is a current trustee, and the children are both active youth wing volunteers. It’s quite appreciable that Manoj and family did this during the Memorial Day weekend when volunteers are typically hard to come by. Hopefully, this will motivate more volunteers to sign up for COMA’s Meals on Wheels initiative.

Arun Kumar, Priya Arun, Smitha Nishant, and Nish Nishant were the Meals on Wheels volunteers for June. The delivery route was completed on June 25th, Sunday.
As a reminder, COMA does Meals on Wheels deliveries on the fourth Sunday of each month to roughly 16 homes. If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch with the executive committee. We welcome young volunteers too, who are aged 12 or older.

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