COMA Newsletter March 2018

Hello Members!
Wishing you all a happy Easter and a prosperous Vishu!
This winter has been dragging on for months and surely, we can’t just wait for Spring to come already. With the April showers, fingers crossed Spring is around the corner. Be it winter or summer, COMA has been working tirelessly round the clock to make 2018 a memorable year. So, let’s get into details!

Chitrashalabhangal – Mega Musical Event 2018: May 19th


Preparation for the event is in full swing.  Chitra, Sharrath, Roopa and Nishad will be accompanied by twelve musicians. The songs will include Malayalam (approx 50%), Tamil (approx 40%) and other languages (10%). Tickets for the event is available online now. You will be able to select a specific location in the auditorium and purchase tickets, and make payments via PayPal. We will start publicizing the event to FIA, other Indian Organizations and Malayalee organizations outside of Columbus. Hence, kindly reserve your seats before the sections are sold out.
We will be donating $5000 to the fund supporting families of fallen Westerville Police Officers. With your support, COMA has already donated $1000 right after the incident.
We are publishing a souvenir dedicated to Malayalam Film Music during this event. If you would like to contribute, please contact us.
We are looking for sponsors to support this event. This is a golden opportunity to reach out to 700+ community members. If you own a business or like to sponsor as an individual, please reach out to coma.officials@gmail.com.
More information and online purchase: http://www.comaohio.org/concerttickets

Chitra’s Video Message

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COMA Newsletter February 2018

What’s well begun is half done…

This quote couldn’t be truer! In 2 months, COMA has already conducted 2 very successful events for our community.

Bowling 2018

An enthusiastic group of more than 30 met at Gahanna Lanes on Jan 28th, for a fun filled afternoon of bowling. The event being the first of its kind, adults and kids enjoyed equally, be it if it was their first time or if they were bowling professionals. Two hours flew by when everyone was having so much fun!

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Local Events

  • AAPI ANNUAL CONVENTION 2018 – COLUMBUS, OH July 4-8, 2018
    Click here for details: http://www.aapiconvention.org/
    AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF INDIAN ORIGIN
    Executive Headquarters: 600 Enterprise Drive Suite 108, Oak Brook, IL 60523
    Telephone: (630) 990-2277, Fax: (630) 990-2281
    AAPI Tax ID: 38-2532505
    www.aapiusa.org
  • NSF Columbus Chapter Regional Contests: Information
  • India Visa Camp organized by FIA, Saturday, March 17 at 12:00 PM EDT, 5419 E Broad St: Information

COMA Newsletter January 2018

Hello Friends!

We are excited in taking of the reins from this great EC team of 2017 and serving this GREAT community! We are a large organization operated in an extremely efficient manner with the dedication, focus and the direction set by trustees and fantastic efforts by every EC team in the last ten years. With all the support, we confident that we can make this a great year for COMA! We would like to thank Ajayan and team for a wonderful year with several events!

COMA has completed 10 years as a registered organization. The year will be dotted with several novel and exciting events in addition to our standard feat of Onam, Christmas, Picnics and regular networking events. There will also be special events to celebrate the completion of the ten years!

We also have finalized the plans for Mega Musical Event by Chitra and Team on May 19th. It has been couple of years that we had a big event, and we know most of you are eagerly waiting for one.

In 2018, we will be focusing on two major themes-

  1. Socializing within our community – get to know the community
  2. Community Involvement- Get our group to actively participate in the communities we live and work

To this end, several events are lined up for this year [Events-2018]

We request you to become a member of the COMA this year and support our activities. There are several benefits of being a member. In addition to ‘guaranteed’ discounts for major events, you will have discounts available at some of the Indian retailers, access to Malayalam class etc. We are working to provide additional value-added services to members. We also request you to allocate some time to volunteer for our events and our community outreach events! These are extremely satisfying moments!

We will continue our regular activities such as youth enrichment, Malayalam class, and start a few new initiatives. Jacob has volunteered to organize a toastmaster club for us, which will be great addition this year!

We will have a survey coming out in couple of weeks to gather your valuable feedback and suggestions for this year’s planning. Please do take a few minutes to provide your thoughtful response.

EC-2018

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Its time for COMA’s Valentines Family Night ’18!

Registration for this event is closed

Its that time again and COMA is hosting its first event of the year and boy are we starting 2018 with a BANG!

With a live music program by Salt Mango Tree (our very own COMA band) to live Dubsmash and a variety of fun games to keep all our guests on their feet, we have arranged for a memorable evening indeed!

We will also have a Professional Photobooth where you can take unlimited photos with family and friends and get its prints instantly or upload to your social media account immediately! #howawesomeisthat

So waste no more time and purchase your tickets to this fun filled evening!

(Registration for the event will close on Wednesday, 2/14)

Here is a preview of the evening (shh!!! there are some surprises too)

  • Registration starts at 6:30, program starts at 7:00
  • Live Orchestra, Games, DJ and Dance… be ready for tons of fun!!
  • Food: Biriyani and more from Bawarchi (Your choice of Chicken or Veg)
  • Dress code: Dress elegantly! Whatever suites you! Remember, you will be on our Facebook Page!! (Western Party wear not required but preferred)
  • We invite you to participate in games! Please let us know beforehand.
  • We are looking for volunteers to set up and conduct the event, starting at 5:30. Let us know if you would like to lend a helping hand (coma.officials@gmail.com)


We humbly request you to support the organization by being a member:  http://www.comaohio.org/index.php/membership-2018/

                     

COMA Newsletter December 2017

Christmas Celebration

COMA ended the year with a swashbuckling Christmas celebration on Dec. 2nd at the Dublin Rec Center. The event included various crowd pleasing programs like Christmas Carol by the OMCC, Magic Show, Margam Kali, topped off with a Nutcracker themed ballet performance by Drake Dance Academy. The festivities was followed by a sumptuous Kerala style dinner server in an elegant setting. The night ended by the crowd dancing to various hit songs. Overall, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the final event of the year.

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COMA Newsletter October 2017

Hello Friends!

We hope you are having an awesome fall season! Our last event, the Professional networking event focused on investment was a success. There were many tips and advice that Jason, Eric and Cam gave to the attendees on Financial and real estate investments. We would like to thank them for sharing their knowledge and experience. Please find below the photos from the event.

Our next event is the Christmas event on Dec 2nd. There will be delicious traditional Kerala Christian food and many fun cultural events. The event is from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Dublin Community Rec Center. Please click here to go to the event page to buy tickets for the event. The early-bird rate will end on Nov 18th.

Read moreCOMA Newsletter October 2017

Christmas Celebration

Please join us on our next and last event for this year, Christmas Celebration on Dec 2nd from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Dublin Community Rec Center.

There will be cultural events followed by delicious traditional Kerala Christmas food.

Tickets are sold out!

Christmas Flyer