San Fernando Valley Gujarati Association
A Southern California non-profit organization.
SFVGA ANNUAL MET on 12/4/16
WAS A SUCCESS.
Welcome new board members
President --------------- Vijay Bhatt
Vice President --------- Anand Jagani
Secretary --------------- Komal
Treasurer --------------- Dinesh Mehta
Member-At-Large ---- Ojas Sheth
Member-At-Large ---- Arvind Halani
Member-At-Large ---- Sanjay Panchal
We are looking
forawrd to Events in 2017.
Please mail your membership renewals to our SFVGA Treasurer:
new memebrs must fill out
application form available here to download.
Mr. Dinesh Mehta
7615 Glade Ave, #120.
Canoga Park, Ca. 91304
We celebrated Uttrayan on January 15
with a bang. Thanks to everyone who
Please send your tidbits, Good News,
Birthdays, Graduations, Lottery Winning,
Child Birth, Something you want to brag
about, Somethig beneficial to all members,
we will pubish it all here.
Upcoming Events for 2017
have planned following events in the
year 2017. Please mark your calendar
so that you do not miss any of the
fun events. As we are still waiting
for membership dues from some
members, committees will be assigned
during the next board meeting in
February. Meanwhile as Holi and
hiking are first two events, we have
formed committees for these events
Uttarayan: January 15 - Sunday
Holi: March 12- Sunday
Hiking: April 22 – Saturday
Sports day-picnic: May 14 – Sunday
Kids retreat: June 10-11 (tentative
based on the availability of retreat
Boating: July 15- Saturday
Camping: August 25-26-27 (tentative
based on the availability of camping
Navratri: September 30 – Saturday
Diwali: October 21 – Saturday
Cultural program: November 11
(tentative based on the availability
AGM: In December – date TBA
We, friendly and accomplished Gujarati
families have created and are proud of
our Extended Family,
Our Mission is
To preserve the cultural and social and religious values, promote the educational and recreational experiences and heritage of the Gujarati people
living in Southern California.
How SFVGA Accomplishes its
SFVGA organizes several Events every
Year. In these events we
our Indian festivals such as Navratri and Diwali
..Organize family get together by
going for Outings such as Camping, Boat Trip and Beach Party
..Sharpen ours and our childrens' sportsmanship by
organizing Sports Day, Kyte Flying and Hiking
our talent by organizing and performing in Cultural Events
..Satisfy our needs for Indian
Music, Drama, Literature by inviting accomplished artists
..Enjoy our Western Orientation
by celebrating Valentine's Day and Mothers Day
..Meet, Talk, Socialize, Make
Friends, Contribute to worthy causes and have fun, fun and
..Facilitate our children and us
to become life long friends
..Last but not least enjoy
delicious Indian food in our events.
How SFVGA Works:
those who don't know, it works beautifully!)
At the end of
every year at general meeting we elect or nominate seven
board members. These board members finalize about 8 to 12
events and the budget for the events for the coming year. The
board creates committees of members for these events.
Depending on total no. of members and events there can be 5
to 10 members in each committee. Each SFVGA member family
becomes part of at least one committee. The committees are
responsible to organize and manage their assigned event.
This way every family members gets a chance to host and work
along with other committee members for one event and attend
and enjoy the remaining events in the year. The board
provides help and liaison to each event committee. This is
a short and rough description. Please see the BYLAWS for details.
SFVGA membership is available to anyone who is
referred by an existing member. You can be a member any time of the year. Membership is valid for the current calendar year. Please fill out Membership Application and Waiver of Liability Form and mail it to:
Mr. Dinesh Mehta 615 Glade Ave, #120.Canoga Park, CA. 91304
Current Members are
requested to be active to recruit new members to have their
families take full advantage of our culture, food,
festivals, friendship and fun that we are enjoying.
SFVGA is looking forward to make 2017 an exciting year. All
members are encouraged to take part in all events, help them
make successful and enjoy at the same time. Board Members of
are looking forward to
communicate with you for any questions and resolve any
issues. Once all membership forms are received the board
finalize the list of events and post all events on the
website for your perusal.|
We like to
make our web site more interesting, up-to-date and useful. Please
provide your interesting news, photographs, tidbits to add
content to our website.
Please bookmark and make visit to this website your habit.
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