Gujarati Samaj of Central Texas

Friday, January 25, 2008

Gujarati Community of Centeral Tx
Gujarati Samaj of Central Texas &
Gujarati Samaj of Greater Austin
proudly supports a worthy cause ..
All proceeds to go to a worthy cause...
Pflugerville High School
1301 West Pecan
Pflugerville, TX
From Hwy 35 Exit 247 for 1825 go west and follow the sign for Pflugerville High School
8:00 PM, Friday, Feb 1, 2008
Donate $ 101 (Get 2 free VIP Tickets)
Tickets: $ 25, $ 20 & $ 15
*Donations are tax Deductible
Assigned seating, buy ticket soon to get best seat in the house.
For information contact:
Ambubhai Patel (512) 507 5816 or Vijay Mehta (254) 721 7245or email to
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Makar Sankranti - Patang Picnic

Patang Picnic Postponed!!!
Due to inclement weather the Makar Sankranti is postponed. We shall post the new time as soon as we can confirm good weather keep checking here and please inform others.

Makar Sankranti Celebrations
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Where: Miller Park, Temple
When: January 19, 2008 1- 5 PM
Admission: $ 10 per family (includes Tal Na Ladu, Pizza and Soft drinks)
Available: 5 Kites and Firki for Five Dollars

Due to limited number of Firkis they will be sold 'first come first sold' basis.

Please visit this page for up to date information

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Directions to Miller park, 1919 N. 1st St. Temple, TX
From Waco: Exit 303 B, Go on 3rd street and take a left at park Ave(Before Eagle Inn). You will see Park.
From Killeen: Exit 301 A (Industrial Blvd). Right at Stop, immediate left at Industrial Blvd , Right at 3rd street and left at park Ave(before Eagle Inn).

For more information contact current committee members:

Bobby Bhakta 760 2345 - Kamlesh Patel 760 2420 - Kanti Raman 289 689

Mike Bhakta 718 8392 - Raju Patel 718 5883 - Raju Patel 624 8389
Dipak Patel 379 5505 - Nalin Patel 717 0351 - Mahesh Patel 214 1217

Or Vijay Mehta 534 0309 Email to:

Annual Meeting of Gujarati Samaj

Annual Meeting of Gujarati Samaj was held at the Travel Lodge on Saturday, December 8, 2007.

More than 50 members attended the meeting.

Following resolutions were passed:

Accounts: Details of accounts were presented and unanimously accepted ending balance is Nearly $ 50,000.00! This is more than doubled in past two years.

Fixed deposit: It was resolved that $ 35,000 of the funds will be deposited in fixed deposit and all the money collected for Life Membership and the interest of this fund will be kept in Fixed deposit only. No committee may use any of these funds without majority permission from General Membership.

Shardaben Bhakta Scholarship Fund: Kenny Bhakta & Family have pledged $ 10,000 per year for next five years for scholarship to be given to deserving Asian Indian Female student. It was resolved to accept the funds and appealed to more members to contribute to the worthy cause.

Resolved that Dr. Vijay Mehta will administer this scholarship funds.

Nilesh Patel of Belton contributed $ 500 to the Scholarship funds.

Gujarati Samaj Membership: Family membership will include husband - wife and unmarried children living to gather or going to college.

Married children and Children independently living in the area must pay separate membership. Dependent senior citizen will be considered part of the family.

Life Membership: It was unanimously voted to increase the Life Membership to $ 1500 from current rate of $ 1,000. Anyone becoming a Life Member before January 1, 2008 can still become Life Member at $ 1,000.

Guests: Gujarati Samaj will extend the membership privilege to all our function to visiting guests. Guests were defined as anyone living more than 35 mile radius from Temple, Waco, Killeeen.

Garba: Gujarati Samaj will hold more Garaba 4-5 every season. In case of no sponsor is forthcoming for a garba we shall charge $5 per person to cover the cost of rent and food.

Elections: Manish Kanji from Temple, Kal Patel from Temple and Kirit Patel of Waco finished their two year term in the committee. Samaj members thanked the past committee for doing an outstanding job over past two years.

They were replaced by Mike Bhakta, Raju Patel (La Quinta) and Maheshbhai (Sam) Patel from Waco by unanimous vote.

Bobby Bhakta 760 2345 - Kamlesh Patel 760 2420 - Kanti Raman 289 6895
Mike Bhakta 718 8392 - Raju Patel 718 5883 - Raju Patel 624 8389
Dipak Patel 379 5505 - Nalin Patel 717 0351 - Mahesh Patel 214 1217