Notes by: Padmakar
Anil and Uma Rajguru, Rasika Dhekne, Smita and
Bhaskar Kavthekar, Maruti and Lata More, Shridhar
Akhave, Pramod Mehta, Dada Karkhanis, Girish
Karkhanis, Anil Akolkar and Padmakar Kulkarni
Sanjay Sahasrabudhe, Arvind and Kranti
Varavadekar. Ravi Marathe did not attend because
he was on business trip to Columbia. Dr.Hade was
invited at ISKON temple.
Summary of meeting
discussion is noted below:
Meeting notes as published were distributed
no comments by any member.
NatyaMahotsav was a great success
& was profitable. Thanks to all NatyaMahotsav
volunteers. Highlights were discussed. Articles
to be written in Sneh magazine detailing behind
the scene involvement of volunteers who put
together the NatyaMahotsav. Many building
committee members worked shoulder to shoulder
with HMM volunteers. This partnership should
WebPage on Ashwini Mehta added
Discussed HMMs contribution to BMM
Website development effort. Anil Rajguru to give
info to Bhaskar Kavthekar.
database: Bhaskar Kavthekar will
prepare one page database questionnaire that can
be given to HMM for obtaining information from
HMM members during Ganapati program.
Building committee acknowledging and compliments
the hard work done by HMM BOD.
Address Directory Database Update
New Jersey will not give out list
due to their constitution. We can get from
Atlanta & New York. Akhave felt there was too
much risk and so this idea of getting directories
BOD to release HMM member directory at Ganesh
Chaturthi function on 9/2/00.
Last issue published two years back was
profitable to HMM. Dada suggested that the
building committee could take this work. HMM
President has already okayed this during
NatyaMahotsav. Building Committee will earn about
$500-1000 by publishing this issue. Dada
Karkhanis read some of the praises received for
the last issue. Go ahead was given to Dada to
start efforts for the Sneh magazine. Building
Committee to sponsor Sneh magazine with building
funds. Padmakar Kulkarni will showed write
article. Bhaskar & Smita Kavthekar to develop
marketing plan. Magazine to be released at Diwali
function. Lata More to write on community
resources. HMM directory will be included in this
Newsletter comments received have been
picked up and it is ready for distribution. We
will request HMM to send via e-mail as an
attachment. We may also send with HMMs
Ganpati program patrika (we missed this one).
Also this newsletter will be distributed during
Ganapati program. Some of the concerns expressed
by HMM community have been addressed in the
newsletter. Excerpts were read & comments and
Flyer final draft is not ready yet. The
sub-committee wants to focus on flyers for
individuals and take flyer for corporations later.
This is acceptable to the committee. Flyer should
be ready or mass distribution at the time of
Names for the community center and the
temple were suggested. It was decided that
everybody mail suggested names to Pramod who will
compile and present to members at next meeting.
We will device method to select names for
presentation to HMM community at the time of
Ganapati program to get community input.
Committee Organization Structure:
The building committee work is growing and
members recognize that it is time to form sub-committees.
Following sub-committees and nominations were
suggested and were approved by the committee.
Fund Raising Committee
Treasurer Smita Kavthekar
Engineering Committee Anil
Land Search committee
Public Relations Committee
Committee Shridhar Akhave
HMM Liaison HMM President
In addition, Prasanna
Gandhis name was suggested for Community
Outreach Programs Committee. Padmakar Kulkarni to
contact him to recruit him.
The sub-committees leads
were requested to select members for their sub-committees.
The leads were recommended that they should
select at least some members from present BC.
Raising: Lata More
discussed several aspects and ideas of fund
raising. Her emphasis was that we as an
organization have to prove a track record of
community service before we solicit funds from
Trusts, corporations and Endowments. Members
agreed and suggested various possibilities.
HMM booth at
Calgary BMM: A
booth at BMM may give us necessary exposure to
Marathi people all over USA. Uma and Anil Rajguru
will check the possibility.
Committee Financial Status:
Financial status was discussed. Smita gave the
final bank balance as of that day and CD and
checking account status
Presentation: - A
presentation to HMM community is desirable.
Ganpati program gives excellent opportunity.
Pramod will get time slot and arrange for such
presentation. Shridhar and Rasika to decide
August 26, 2000 at 2:45 PM. Place Collier
- Dada Karkhanis to
start work on Sneh
- Padmakar to forward
Newsletter to HMM for email distribution
& inclusion in patrika
- Padmakar to contact
Prasanna Gandhi to join the building
- Padmakar to reserve
Collier Library meeting hall for next
- Pramod to reserve time
slot during Ganapati program
- Pramod to seek HMMs
help for database update
- Bhaskar to prepare
- Shridhar and Rasika to
- Lata More to prepare
10-min presentation on corporate
- Anil and Uma Rajguru
to check BMM Calgary for booth