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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tour plan for VSM members & family

Dear Members,

A few excerpts from the meeting held at Sri. T V Ramdas's residence on 08/01/2012 is being communicated so as to involve maximum number of members into our plans for this year...

1) It was unanimously decided to not have annual day programs this year due to last year's onam celebration being held on October 30th and thus not having enough gap between two programs. Also the time available to conduct one this month or in February will not yield good results due to lack of participation (exams and lack of time to practice).
2) Instead the committee agreed upon organizing a tour/outing in the month of February 2012. Since an outing of more than a day is difficult for many, a one day outing to Dakshinchitra (on East-coast road after toll. The place is the model of a miniature south-India consisting of concept based on real houses, unique features of each south-Indian state like stalls, road-side vendors, cultural displays, etc) has been proposed and accepted by all to be had on February 5th 2012.

Members who are interested shall communicate their willingness along with the number of people from their side, by 17/01/2012 so as to plan for appropriate vehicle, food and other arrangements. The average per-head expense shall be around Rs.500 - Rs.600, though the actual figures can be calculated only based on participation.

I also use this communication to let our senior members know that subsequent to revision of life-time fee from Rs.500 to Rs.1000, some of our members have voluntarily paid and a few others have proposed to pay the difference amount of Rs.500 purely on their own willingness. Samajam would like to applaud and appreciate the gesture of these members and also keep the option open to other members who are willing to voluntarily make the same gesture which will in-turn help VSM to be run better.

Looking forward to replies from all the VSM member recipients of this mail...

Regards,
Ramdas R Warrier
Secretary - VSM Chennai
95000 65785

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Onam celebrations - Photographs

Dear Members,

Please follow the given link to view the photographs taken by Manoj and Madhu Warrier on the day of our Onam celebrations. Hats off to the brothers - they've done a great job though it was asked of them in the 11th hour!

Copy-paste the link:
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname=madhulooks&target=ALBUM&id=5669513313377480273&authkey=Gv1sRgCKTm5af8m-i8iAE&invite=CN6kl4sG&feat=email

Regards,
Ramdas R Warrier
Secretary

Vote of thanks

Dear All,

Though we all had a fun-filled evening on 30/10/2011 celebrating Onam for the second time this year, time ran out fast and the food-call was so alluring that we inadvertently missed the vote of thanks. This is a rare phenomenon (as rare as VSM missing Onam celebrations or Annual Day!)that may happen once in a blue-moon and I personally apologize to all those generous hearts whose presence, participation and generosity made the evening so enjoyable.

Let me now show my deepest appreciations, gratitude and acknowledgments to the people/organizations who/that gave us the wonderful evening.
I bow to the generousity of our sponsors:
M/s Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala - Rs.5000
M/s Flyjac - Rs.5000
Sri Mohanan - Rs.3500 (towards gifts)
M/s World Confederation of Warriers - Rs.1001
Sri Sarath Chandran - Rs.1000
Sri A V Unnikrishnan - Rs.500

I congratulate:
The cultural committee for having done a wonderful job of spotting, bringing together and preparing the performers, and all the participants for giving us the pleasure of enjoying their performances.

I appreciate and thank:
World Confederation of Warriers for representing itself through Mr T V Ramachandran (President) and Mr Suresh Warrier (Secretary) and having given a description of what WCW stands for and what it aims at.

I applaud for:
The people who took time and effort and made attending our program a priority for the evening and also for applauding and encouraging our performers and participants of various competitions.

Last but not the least, I celebrate:
Being one among an able and energetic group of executive committee members to have been able to discuss, plan, organize and participate in the program for everyone's pleasure.

Looking forward to having more memorable evenings with our members in future,

Thanks and warm regards,
Ramdas R Warrier
Secretary
VSM

Friday, September 16, 2011

Onam Celebrations

A Happy Onam Hangover To All!

ONAM CELEBRATIONS

We welcome one and all to this year’s Onam Celebrations! As part of being a huge group having a lot of young talented blood on one hand and a lot of members helping us remember and retain our rich cultural heritage, we have our programs tuned to suit all the ages with the same passion and intensity. The details of same are given below.

Date & Time: Sunday, October 30th 2011, from 3:00 pm onwards.
Venue: ASAN Memorial Senior Secondary School Hall, 1, Anderson Rd, Chennai – 600 006.

Onam Program List
1) POOKKALAM competition – 2 teams already registered (bring your flowers; maximum 5 persons per team; no artificial flowers/colors)
2) MAALAKETTAL competition – 7 names already registered (flowers will be provided; make the longest and healthiest possible garland before time runs out)
3) AKSHARASLOKAM competition – 4 names already registered
4) ANTHAAKSHARI – 8 names already registered.
5) Drawing competition – groups of 2nd std and below; 3rd to 6th and 7th to 10th.
6) Surprise stage GAMES for adults and off-stage games for kids(on the spot registration).
7) KAIKOTTIKKALI – by our own ‘beautiful’ female members of VSM.
8) Comedy SKIT by members (Will brings tears to your eyes…”CHIRI KANNEER”)
9) Entertainment Programs.
Dance (Solo, duet or group)
Song (Solo, duet or group/vocal or instrumental)
Any Other art form like skit, short drama, mimicry, mono-act, magic, etc

Members and families, who are interested in performing or participating in the events/competitions mentioned above, shall give their names to SMT.LATHA ASHOK PH: 26262969 or SMT.SRILATHA CHANDRAN PH: 26411932 OR mail it to vsm.chennai@gmail.com along with the tracks on or before 16th of October 2011.

A nominal amount of Rs.125.00 per head (for all above 10 years) will be charged from the members towards the delicious “Onassadhya”.

We value your suggestions and comments for improvement of the activities of the Samajam. You may please e-mail your suggestions to our ID vsm.chennai@gmail.com. The same may be communicated through our profile in Orkut/Facebook/Blog. Photographs/videos of events and individual programs will be put up in these websites along with publishing it in www.vsmchennai.blogspot.com and warriers.org for global viewing.

Thanking you in anticipation of your whole-hearted participation and co-operation for all our activities this year. For those having trouble with transportation, Pick up facility can be arranged if intimated at-least 1 week in advance.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
RAMDAS R WARRIER - SECRETARY
New:51, Old:26, 1st Main Road, Shenoy Nagar (W), Chennai – 600 030.
+91 95000 65785/98847 20708

AGM proceedings

Dear Members,

The 27th Annual General Body Meeting of the Samajam was held on July 17, 2011 at the Kerala Samajam School premises from 4.00 pm onwards.

The meeting was presided over by the President of the Samajam, Sri. TV Venugopal, and the following items on the Agenda were discussed.

The President welcomed the members and their families and briefed them about the performance of the Samajam. He thanked all the members for their whole-hearted co-operation and requested their continued involvement in the years to come to make the activities of the Samajam a success.

The Annual Report for the operations of the Samajam for the year 2010-2011 had already been circulated among the members by e-mail or post, and the same, along with the accounts for the year 2010-2011, was accepted unanimously by the members.

ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS FOR THE YEAR 2011-2012

The President, Sri. TV Venugopal, informed the body that no nominations had been received for any of the executive posts.

In the absence of any nominations, the General Body nominated the following members unanimously to the various posts for the year 2011-12.

1. SRI TV VENUGOPAL (PRESIDENT)
2. SRI TV MUKUNDAN (VICE-PRESIDENT)
3. SRI RAMDAS R. WARRIER (SECRETARY)
4. SRI TV RAMDASAN (JT.SECRETARY)
5. SRI DILIP ATTOOR (TREASURER)
6. SRI AJITH KUMAR G (ASST.TREASURER)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

1. SRI KU WARRIER
2. SRI PK RAMACHANDRA WARRIER
3. SRI B ASHOK KUMAR
4. SRI AV RAMDAS
5. SRI MV UNNIKRISHNAN
6. SRI MV ASHOKAN
7. SRI K KRISHNADAS
8. SRI P SREEKUMAR
9. SRI TV JAYASHANKAR

Special Invitees
Sri. K.K. WARRIER
Sri. C. SARATCHANDRAN
Sri. A.B. CHANDRAN.

Cultural Committee
Smt. SAVITHRI WARRIER – Chairperson.
Smt. LATHA ASHOK – Convenor.
Smt. SREELATHA CHANDRAN-Advisor.
Smt. VILASINI MAHESH
Smt. MINI DILIP
Smt. RATHI VENUGOPAL

The meeting was attended by about 40 members and their families and the following decisions were taken by the General Body.
1. The General Body appointed M/s. M.R. Ramachandra Warrier and Co., as the auditors for the financial year 2011-2012.
2. It was decided that at least 10 members would be inducted as Life Members during the year.
3. Those members who have become Life Members much earlier by paying Rs.500/- are requested to voluntarily pay another Rs.500/- to bring all Life Membership fees at par.
4. This year’s Onam Celebrations are tentatively fixed for September 25th 2011.
5. It has been decided to follow-up all e-mail and postal communications with an SMS to motivate greater participation by the members.
6. This year, the Samajam was faced with the strange situation of there being no applications received for the Merit Awards. The AGM passed a resolution to the effect that the Awards would not be disbursed this year, and the contributions towards the same would be treated as donations.
7. The first Committee Meeting of the Executive Committee for the year 2011-2012 will be held at the residence of Sri TV Venugopal, on Sunday 24th July 2011, at 11:30 am.

The President, Sri TV Venugopal, proposed the Vote of Thanks.

The AGM was followed by tea and snacks.

Note: In the current scenario of global warming, continuously depleting natural resources and cost-cutting, our Samajam, too, cannot afford to lag behind. As our contribution to protecting the environment and cutting costs, we are now sending communications by e-mail only to as many members as possible. We thank you all for your whole-hearted approval of this step. Those of you who have not yet furnished their e-mail IDs are kindly requested to do so by e-mailing us at vsm.chennai@gmail.com . Kindly also include your updated Mobile Numbers and addresses if there is any change in them, so that we can ensure that all communication channels are open and functional.

Thanking you and With Warm Regards

Ramdas R. Warrier
Secretary.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Know our member

Dear members,

From this month on, VSM plans on putting up a brief but exhaustive FACTS-Profile about our members every month. The details would include noticeable achievements(within and outside the Samajam), mile-stones, contributions in any field, etc.

A write-up, preferably around 200words, is invited from all members about themselves OR any member known to them. The same will be added to our existing database and published on this blog. Our elder members are expected to send in the write-ups first since the profile will be bigger and richer than the younger members, generally.

We will have facts of a new person every month. This will help our members know our Samajam's greatness and the people we are bonded to through the Samajam.

Ideas and suggestions are always welcome...