AGM 2018

Sunday 9th September 2018 – 10.00 am to 5.30 pm

Dear Gamvasi – Saader Namaskar

We are pleased to announce that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday 9th Steptember 2018 at : Shree Krishna Mandir, West Bromwich, 81 Old meeting Street, B70 9SZ.

You and your family members are cordially invited to attend this special event, especially our younger brothers and sisters. This is an ideal opportunity for them to get to know about their Gam and meet their fellow Bodali Gamvasi here in the UK.

We would also like for you to invite your sisters and daughters together with their families on our behalf to join us.

This is an ideal opportunity for us to discuss and debate current issues and plan for the future. Furthermore, we would like to update you on the current affairs from our Gam.

 

General Appeal:

We ask each NEW working member of your family and those who have not donated to date to consider making a once in a lifetime donation of £100 towards our Endowment Fund. This will help achieve our development goals for the future. Your donation will attract a Tax refund, adding another £25 to our funds. Please do seriously consider donating this year as even very little donation helps to improve facilities in our Gam and make Bodali “Simply the Best”. Cash or cheques payable to “BSMUK” will be gratefully received at the AGM or cheques posted to our Secretary.

 

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

10.30 am – 11:00 am Welcome/Registration
11:00 am – 12.00 pm Prayers, Secretary Report, President’s Address and Treasurer’s Report

Election

12:00 am – 12:30 pm Aadhar card – information  
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Entertainment
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Q&A session, Raffle Draw
5:00 pm – 5.30 pm Vote of Thanks and Prayers

 

BSMUK wants to recognise and reward Bodali Gamvasi in UK who have achieved, made significant contribution or performed exceptionally in any field – could be in Education, Sports, Community and Volunteering Service etc. Please forward the names and address of your nominee to our Secretary by 31st August 2018, so that the awards can be announced at our AGM.

We thank you most warmly and sincerely for your continued support and look forward to meeting you at the AGM

Newsletter 2018

BODALI SEVA MANDAL UK (BSMUK) NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2018

Namaste and greetings to all our Gamvasis in the UK.

This year, our Gam’s Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Shree Krishna Mandir, 81 Old Meeting Street, West Bromwich, B70 9SZ.

This year the Executive Committee met 4 times to discuss matters relating to UK and Bodali Gam. The main topic has been around youth participation and attendance at our meetings in UK. It is our belief that to bring in more youngsters to participate we have to gear our events to their interests. We need to inform them about Bodali Gam, Navsari and the surrounding villages so that when they attend meetings, they have a general idea of what the committee members and Bodali vasis are talking about.

This year Bodali received a grant of Rs. 23.58 lakh. This was used to carry out work such as: tarmac roads, community hall for the Aihir samaj, boring for water, installation of a pumping machine, laying pipeline, etc.

In addition, youngsters from the Gam have done a wonderful job of helping to replace 3 faulty valves in the water pipeline hence preventing water wastage. They have also checked all the lights for the coming rainy season and where necessary, replaced street light bulbs.

Both Goya and Radha talavs have been made deeper.

A mobile tower has now been erected in Bodali – giving better reception for mobile phones.

In the UK as from 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into affect. In order to comply with this BSMUK has written a new Data Privacy Policy.  Any information we have collected about you or your family, over the years will not be amended or deleted unless you inform the BSMUK Data Controller in writing.

Once again, Namaste and thank you all. BSMUK committee members are looking forward to meeting you and your family at the AGM on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Shree Krishna Mandir West Bromwich.

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Coombe Abbey Park – 23rd July 2017

Samelan 2017

SAMELAN – PICNIC IN THE PARK

 SUNDAY 23 July 2017 – 10.00am to 6.00pm

Dear Gamvasi- Saader Namaskar   

We are pleased to announce that our Samelan will take place as a “ Picnic in the Park” on

Sunday 23rd  July 2017 at Coombe Abbey Park , Brinklow Road , Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB

You and your family members are cordially invited to attend this special event, especially our younger brothers and sisters. This is an ideal opportunity for them to get to know about their Gam and meet their fellow Bodali Gamvasi here, in the UK and at the same time enjoy a great day out.

We would also like for you to invite your sisters and daughters together with their families on our behalf to join us.

This is an ideal opportunity for us to discuss and debate current issues and plan for the future. Furthermore we would like to update you on the current affairs from our Gam.

General Appeal:

 We ask each NEW working member of your family and those who have not donated to date to consider making a once in a lifetime donation of £100 towards our Endowment Fund. This will help achieve our development goals for the future. Your donation will attract a Tax refund, adding another £25 to our funds. Please do seriously consider donating this year as even very little donation helps to improve facilities in our Gam and make Bodali “Simply The Best”. Cash or cheques payable to “BSMUK” will be gratefully received at the Samelan or cheques posted to our secretary.

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

10.30am – 11.00am Welcome/Registration
11.00am – 12.00pm Prayers, President’s Address and Treasurer’s Annual Report
12.00pm – 1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm – 5.00pm A chance to socialise with your fellow Gamvasi’s, play Games or take a stroll in the park – enjoy the lakes and gardens
5.00pm – 5.30pm Vote of Thanks and Prayers

We thank you most warmly and sincerely for your continued support and look forward to meeting you at our Samelan.

Newsletter 2017

BODALI SEVA MANDAL UK (BSMUK)   NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017

Namaste, and Greetings to all our Gamvasis  in UK.

This year, the Samelan  “Picnic in the Park”  will take place on Sunday 23rd July 2017 at  Coombe Abbey Park, Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB.

Coach travel willl be provided if there are enough people travelling from your region. Under 18 years of age go free and the rest will be charged £5.00 per person only.

If you are travelling by car, parking facilities are available at the park for a fee of £5.00 per car. Please come early as this is a very popular place.

We urge all parents to bring their children both young and old to enjoy a great day out. Various sports will be organised for all to take part in.

A simple lunch (non-veg and veg) will be provided by BSMUK. The park has provided a designated area for BBQ so you are most welcome to bring BBQ food and a portable BBQ.

There is a cafe on site which provides both hot and cold food as well as drinks including beer.

To book your place on the coach please ring a committee member from your region as soon as possible. For more information please refer to the attached poster or contact a committee member from your region.

On a more sombre note it is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing away of Dr Pravinbhai Patel. He was a kind and a generous man and a valued member of BSMUK. In the past he was a vice president and a committtee member of BSMUK.  BSMUK pray to bhagawan to give DR Pravinbhai’s soul eternal peace and his family the strengh to carry on.

He and his family have done a lot for Bodali Gam such as holding a Bhagawat Katha, providing filtered  water by funding the R.O.Plant and also a water chiller plant. Recently his family travelled to India and provided lunch for all the people in Gam. They have also laid down the foundation stone for the Cricket pavilion at Galiwala cricket ground. The building work will start after the monsoon season. BSMUK sincerely thank him and his family for all the generous donations to Bodali Gam and his ceaseless service both in the UK and India.

Other projects which were carred out in Gam over the past year are:

  • New build of toilets for pupils and staff at Bodali School
  • Additional street lights have been installed on the main road from Bhutiawad to Jalapore.

Dr Ramanbhai Patel funded both of these projects and Ramanbhai Motibhai Patel was instrumental in over-seeing these. BSMUK sincerely thank both  Dr Ramanbhai and his family for their financial support and Ramanbhai Motibhai for his considerable hard work in finishing these projects.

Bodali Gam has a new Gam Seva Mandal Committe and the new sarpanch is Shree Kantibhai Thakorbhai Halpati. Shree Randhirbhai who was the previous sarpanch is now the deputy sarpanch.

Shree Anilbhai has now retired as the school headmaster and has been replaced by Shreemati Savitaben.

Once again Namaste and thank you all. BSMUK committee members are looking forward to meeting you and your family at the Samelan – “Picnic in the Park” at Coombe Abbey Park on Sunday 23rd July 2017.

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