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.


Love to bowl with friends?

[Event Closed]

We have arranged a fun afternoon of bowling at Gahanna Lanes!

Date: Sunday, 28th January
Time: Between 12 Noon and 2 PM
Location: Gahanna Lanes, 215 W. Johnstown Rd, Gahanna, OH (map)

[*One ticket for $6 includes one hour of bowling including Shoe rental, with upto 6 persons per lane. Food and beverages *not* included]

Valentines Family Night

Men, Suit Up!

Ladies, Dress to Impress with your most elegant Dress!

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

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!

Feb 17th, 6:30 – 10:30 PM @ DCRC

Details and registration information at ->Events Page

Upcoming Event:

Mega Musicl Event By K S Chitra and Team

May 19th, at Dublin Jerome High School Auditorium. Please stand by for more information….


Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader?

If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Toastmasters club ( has over 345,000 members all over the world.

We are planning to start two Toastmasters Clubs, for the adults and for the youth [12 to 18 years, with exceptions on case by case basis]. Jacob Vengal, who has been an active participant in the club for 8 years will be coordinating this. We have set up three conference calls as below to provide additional information and answer any questions you may have. Please join any one of these at your convenience

  1. Sunday, Jan 21st – 8 PM
  2. Saturday, Jan 27th – 8 PM
  3. Monday, Jan 29th – 8 PM
    Dial In – 515-604-9000 Access Code 278-725#

Club will arrange a sample Toastmasters meeting that you can attend to watch the proceedings (Tentatively on Feb-27th). Those who attend the conference call will be given priority for sample meeting due to limited capacity. You can decide to join the club after attending this sample meeting.

Pizza will be served during the sample meeting. Let Jacob know if you require childcare during this event. There is no obligation to join the club even if you attend the sample meeting.

Toastmaster Adults and Youth Clubs will be conducted monthly at the same location at same time. Meetings typically last one hour. [Note that the sample meeting is likely to be for 1.5 hours]

Congratulations Jacob Vengal!!

Toastmaster of the Term and Toastmaster of the Year!!

The “Toastmaster of the year” award recognizes members with exceptional educational accomplishments, club service, dedication and enthusiasm. Throughout the year each club members earn points for their speeches and other roles they have performed. These points are added up at the end of six months and twelve months. Jacob Vengal received the highest points for the six months (Toastmaster of the term) and highest for the twelve months (Toastmaster of the year) from his club, which is one of the best Toastmasters Clubs in Ohio.

Contact: Jacob Vengal – email:


Community Service News:

Meals on Wheels – Nish Nishant

Since COMA started Meals on Wheels deliveries in Jun 26th 2016, we’ve delivered one route a month. Beginning February 2018, COMA has added a 2nd delivery route every month. Now we will be doing the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. This month’s volunteers are Nish Nishant, Sunil Balkrishnan, and Saira Nawaz.

Please note that we are still welcoming volunteers to the COMA volunteer pool. A typical Meals on Wheels delivery involves about 4 hours of your time. If you’d like to volunteer, please get in touch with the EC team via

Get Involved!

Please let us know at if you would like to get involved with any of the following:

  • YWCA Cook a Meal
  • COMA Youth Wing
  • Malayalam Class

COMA Event Videos and Pictures are at COMA YouTube Channel

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