Samalaan 2012


Dear Gamvasi – Saader Namaskar

We are pleased to inform you that the Annual General Meeting of our Mandal has been arranged to take place on:

Sunday 9th September 2012 from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

At:       The  Shree Krishna Temple,  Hope Street, Dudley,West Midlands. DY2 8RS

 You  and your family  members are cordially invited to attend. We would also like to request you to invite your sisters and daughters together with their families on our behalf to join us. This is an ideal  opportunity for you  to learn about the many changes happening in our Gam and to get to know our fellow Bodalias here, in the UK.

This AGM will  be different in some aspects to previous ones as we progress with the times.We intend to have a live “skype” /video link with our new Sarpanch, Shree Randhirbhai Patel. So if you have any general questions about Gam (not personal) you wish to ask him, we would appreciate it if you could please inform us and we will endeavour to put these forward to him before the AGM. This excellent opportunity should help us discuss, debate and plan on ideas and issues about our Gam and give a voice to our UK Mandal members.

As new BSM,UK Office Bearers will  be elected at the AGM, nominations are invited prior to the meeting. Only BSM,UK members will be eligible to vote. Any questions for Randhirbhai and nominations for the new Committee can be sent by contacting us either through our website or by writing to us by 23/8/12.

We are very grateful to our Dudley Bodalivasis for hosting this event and, as in the past, we sincerely welcome any donations for the food and items for raffle prizes. Remember this is your AGM so please do come and support us.


10.00am – 10.30am Welcome/Registration/Refreshment 
10.30am – 12.30pm Prayers and Minutes of the last AGM/Matters arising,
  Secretary’s Annual Report, Treasurer’s Annual report, President’s Address, AGM
  Election of Office Bearers and Committee members   2012-2014
12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 3.30pm Open Forum – Q’s & A’s, presentations and video link to Bodali
3.30pm – 4.00pm Any Other Busimess
4.00pm – 4.30pm Raffle Draw & Vote of Thanks
5.00pm Close

And finally, since its establishment in 1971, BSM,UK has made considerable progress, has helped fund various projects in Gam and has had a pivotal role in making Bodali “Simply the Best”. Some of the projects were funded through the interest earned from our “Endowment Fund “set up in 1992. Historically, the  fund enjoyed good interest rates but this has now dwindled in the last two years. It has been over 18 years since we last asked you, our Bodalivasis, for help and for which we are extremely grateful.

Please may we therefore 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. Your donation will attract a Tax refund, adding another £25 to the fund. Over an average lifetime, this is just  £5 per year! (the price of a coffee and cup cake in the UK  or clean water for life for our children in Gam.) So please do seriously consider donating this year and persuade others to do so.

Please do not hesitate to fill in the enclosed slip and post it to me with your cheque. Cash or cheques will be gratefully received at the AGM.We thank you most warmly and sincerely for your continued support and are looking forward to seeing you at our AGM on the 9th of September.

Samalaan 2012 Full Invite

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