FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK
Dear Members and friends,
Namaste! The buzzwords this year are – Entertainment! Entertainment! Entertainment! The Association is hosting two sizzling entertainment programs for its members and friends in April. The first of these is a “Musical Nite” with acclaimed vocal sensation – Gopi Kamath from Dubai on April 21, 2012 at the Express Event Center located at 8512 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City. Tickets for what promises to be an unforgettable “Musical Nite’ are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Tickets for children under twelve years of age will be $10. We welcome all members and friends to join us in celebrating a night of Indian Music from an acclaimed singer that we know so well.
Also, based on popular demand, I am happy to announce that after a gap of nearly two years, the Association will host a “Kavi Sammelan” on April 28th 2012. The event will be held at the Gujarati Samaj’s premises located at 2900 N Santa Fe in Oklahoma City. The Executive Committee has also finalized dates for the Association’s other regular annual events. These are:
1. ‘Picnic’ June 2nd 2012 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at Andrews park in Norman.
2. ‘Mela on August 25th from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at the Stars and Stripe Park in Oklahoma City
3. ‘Diwali’ on November 17th at the Rose State College.
The 2012 Members’ Directories are under preparation and we hope to mail these to you by the end of March 2012. If you have not renewed your membership yet, please do so urgently to ensure that the Directory is mailed out at the earliest.
I urge all of you to become involved with IAOK in whatever capacity you prefer. The IAOK is strong because of your support and contributions!