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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...

Monday, June 27, 2011

AGM on 17th of July 2011

All members are requested to attend the Annual General Body Meeting to be held on the 17th of July 2011 from 04.00pm at Madras Kerala Samajam. Also find the AGM notice...

June 27, 2011
NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the 27th Annual General Body Meeting of the Samajam will be held on Sunday, 17th of July 2011 at 04:00pm at Kerala Samajam Hall, Ponamallee High Road, Egmore, Chennai-600008(Phone: 2541 1813) to transact the following business.

1. To receive and adopt the Annual Report and the Audited Statement of Accounts for the Financial year ending 31-03-2011.

2. To elect a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer and
other members of the Managing Committee for the ensuing year.

3. To appoint an auditor for the year 2011-12.

4. To consider other matters, for which a member has given notice to the Managing Committee at least 7 days prior to the Annual General Body Meeting.

5. To consider any other matter with the permission of the Chair.

By order of the Managing Committee

(Sd/-)
Ramdas R Warrier
Secretary
Chennai
June 27, 2011.

Note:
Nominations for the posts of Office Bearers and Managing Committee members, duly proposed and seconded, with the consent of the candidate, will be received by the Secretary till 3:30 pm on July 17, 2011 – the date of the Annual General Body Meeting. Tea and snacks will be served at the venue of the Annual General Body Meeting. As the main hall is undergoing renovation, there might be inconvenience which is regretted.

ATTENTION PLEASE!
In continuance of our practice of the previous years, Merit Awards will be distributed to the top students of Stds X and XII, who have passed their exams in the first attempt in March 2011, with not less than 75% aggregate. The awards, to be distributed during the AGM, will be given to the top students of both State and Central Board schools. Parents of eligible students are requested to kindly send the attested copy of their wards’ mark sheets, so as to reach the Secretary, at the above address, before 16th of July 2011.
ANNUAL REPORT
Dear Members

I have great pleasure in placing before you, the report of our activities for the year 2010-2011, along with the audited Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure statement for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2011.
We have now completed 28 years of existence, and we can say with pride that we have indeed come a long way from our humble beginnings. We have tried out a few innovations like creating a common e-mail ID, which has been well received by our members. Other than Google Group and id’s on ORKUT and FACEBOOK, we now have our own blog vsmchennai.blogspot.com where we update news, achievements and general discussions related to the Samajam. We hope to generate more participation from the youth in our midst, giving us fresh ideas to take this organization forward in this Digital Era. We are also continuing the process of digitizing our archives with the 500 GB portable Hard Disk bought last year. We request all members to kindly e-mail scanned copies of any photographs of earlier functions to our e-mail ID, so that we can create a permanent record for future reference. We also invite further suggestions from our members to improve the level of participation by our members in our activities.
We have approximately 250 members in our Samajam, of which about 160 are life members. We request the remaining members to convert their membership to life membership at the earliest. We also request all members to keep track of Warriers migrating to Chennai, and inform the Managing Committee, so that we can increase our membership.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

We had 8 committee meetings during the year, hosted by our committee members, during which decisions on policy matters were taken after thorough discussion.

ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING

The present managing committee was elected at the AGM held on July 25th 2010, which was attended by around 50 members and their families.

FINANCE

As always, especially during these trying times, this particular aspect continues to be a cause for concern. Even with the enhanced deposit, income from Interest alone is not sufficient to conduct our programmes. We have been meeting the additional expenses through donations and sponsorships from our members and non-member organisations. We record our sincere thanks to all the members and organizations who have donated generously to make the various events possible.


CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

The first event of the year has always been the ONAM Celebrations. This year too, ONAM was celebrated on Octoberber 3rd 2010 at the Kerala Samajam Hall.
More than 80 members and their families attended the function. There was wide participation in the music and dance progwrammes held on the occasion. The function ended with our traditional “Onassadya”.
We celebrated our Annual Day on January 30th 2011, at the Kerala Samajam Hall. A variety of music and dance programmes were presented on the occasion by the members and their families. More than 90 families attended the function, which concluded with dinner.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Merit Awards were presented to the children of our members who secured the highest marks in the 10th and 12th Standard Examinations, during the last AGM. The Samajam felicitated newly married members / children of members with token gifts.

We record our deep sense of grief at the passing away of some of our members and relatives of members during the past year. The office-bearers have, wherever feasible, conveyed their condolences in person. May the departed souls be blessed with everlasting peace.

I conclude with a word of thanks to all the office-bearers and committee members, who have pooled their resources to enable our programmes to be conducted smoothly. Special thanks to Mrs. Sreelatha Chandran and Mrs. Latha Ashok for overall co-ordination and support for the cultural activities and also to Mrs. Rathi Venugopal for getting the accounts ready on time. Our Senior members have been a source of tremendous support and encouragement and I thank them for their generous praise for our efforts. My sincere thanks to all our members and their families for their whole-hearted support and participation in our programmes. I also extend my thanks to the Management of the Kerala Samajam for allowing us to use their auditorium for our Onam and Annual Day functions. And finally, to our Auditors, M/s. M.R. Ramachandran & Co., thank you very much for the timely completion of our Audited Balance Sheet and accounts.

With regards
(Sd/-)
Ramdas R Warrier
(Secretary)
Chennai
June 27, 2011.




Saturday, April 16, 2011

Vishu Aashamsakal...........

Ellaavarkkum mangalakaravum santhoshakaravumaaya oru puthuvarsham nerunnu...


Happy Vishu!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Videos at last...

Finally...(as Ashok-ettan puts it...) the individual video files of Annual day performances are ready and uploaded in youtube in our profile - vsmchennai.

To view, go to youtube and search for vsmchennai OR copy-paste the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/user/vsmchennai#p/u

Also find the link to a few screenshots of the day's programs. Well, don't expect professional photography here; far from it, they are just screen-shots and the member who identifies each face in every photo will be recommended for guinness world record!

Annual Day 2011 - Screenshots

Friday, February 18, 2011

Annual Day 2011 - Drawing Competition

I know its been quite some time we had our annual day and posting it on our blog took some time, but I'm finding it difficult to cut the video and split it into individual performances. So till I am done with that, we can appreciate our kutti-talents who did some splendid job in the drawing competition. Meanwhile if anyone can offer me help cutting the video and posting it on our youtube profile I'll be glad :-)

Click the link below to view the album...


Annual Day 2011 - Drawing Competition

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Inviting all to our Annual Day 2011 - Talent Hunt!!!


Dear Members/future members,
Wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!
The month of January is the time for us to celebrate our Annual Day, and this year, we’re celebrating the occasion in a different way on Sunday, the 30th of January 2011, from 5.00 pm onwards at Madras Kerala Samajam Hall, Poonamallee High Road, Egmore, Chennai – 600008. (Phone: 2641 1813).

Though we are cultural and art-promoting people, we have not been able to bring out many hidden talents in our Samajam, not considering those who do come and display their talents on different occasions. Hence, this annual day celebration has a theme with a purpose. We are bent upon digging out the best of the best talents in our community. With this aim, we invite you to take part in this fun-filled, nail-biting and exciting Talent Hunt ever organized by VSM...

Broadly, we are open to performances of any nature which can display a participant's talent in the best way possible. It could be through dancing and/or singing (classical, western, folk, or any other), mimicry, instrumental, oratorical, literary, drawing, intelligence or any other talent that you think can mesmerize the audience.

We invite members of all age groups to participate in full strength with your entire family in the 'TALENT HUNT 2011', the specifics of which are given below:

> All participants should register their names with Smt. Latha Ashok on 2626 2969 / 81220 00140, or Smt. Srilatha Saratchandran on 2641 1932 / 4204 2670, on or before 23rd of January, 2011 beyond which we will stop accepting registrations. (Age no bar!)
> Performances can be individual or in group, though the prize will be for the soul and brain behind the performance (whom we may call the leader of the group).
> We will have a panel of judges who will decide who deserves the Talent Hunt Prize, and the judges' decisions will be final (no pre-event influencing will work here, since the judges will be announced only on the occasion!!!!)
> Since the Hunt starts from 5pm onwards, all participants and their families shall be present on-time for the event to avoid cancellation of performances.

The day will see other performances of a non-competitive nature too (like songs, mimicry, skit, etc.) and  will, of-course conclude with a buffet dinner. Members can also collect their copy of the “Varier Samajam” calendar on the occasion.

Thanking you in anticipation and looking forward to meeting you all,
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
RAMDAS R WARRIER
Secretary

+91 95000 65785/98847 20708

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

Another wonderful year becomes past to give a new present and a wonderful future....



VSM wishes all a memorable, exciting and happy new year!