Announcements - Thursday 21st September 2017

Thursday, 21 September, 2017

I wish you all a very Happy Navratri festival which has started from today.  May Ma Durga bestow upon you and your family happiness, peace and prosperity.

1). Today, Manishaben conducted Chair Yoga with several poses and also a version of “Surya Namaskar”.  Everyone enjoyed this.  Many thanks to her on behalf of Kendra.

2).  DONATIONS :  * £75 from Jaswanti K. Mehta, who celebrated her 75th birthday yesterday.  Kendra’s Heartiest congratulations and we pray that you enjoy many more birthdays to come.
                                 * £51 from Dhanlaxmiben M. Mehta, who will celebrate her 81st birthday on 25/9.  Kendra’s Heartiest congratulations and we pray that you enjoy many more birthdays to come.
                                 * Karsanbhai Budhia has donated a Battery Charging Unit for charging our camera to Kendra.  Many thanks from Kendra.

3). Navratri has started and after lunch today we will also celebrate with Raas, Garba and Dandia in the downstairs Hall. At Tea time, Kendra will provide tea and biscuits. 

4). Next Thurs – 21st we will continue to celebrate Navratri with Garba and Dandia. Also there will be chair Yoga and no walk.

5). Our grand Diwali Dhammaka programme will be on Tues – 24th October at the VIP Lounge. This will be a full day programme with music.  Tickets are now on sale at the main Table at the Entrance.  Members will pay the subsidised charge of £5 and guests £25.  Anybody wishing to donate good Raffle prizes should contact the undersigned.  Also prepare your list of 10 members you wish to sit with on a table. Table numbers will be drawn from 12/10 onwards.  Last day to buy your tickets is 16/10.

6). If anyone is interested in making a will or need any other help, please contact our Secretary – Jayantbhai Doshi.

7).  Please note that the old Pound one round coins will cease to be legal tender from 15th October.  So everyone is advised to dig out their old coins from wallets, piggy banks etc and spend it.  However, some papers have said that should you forget to change, you can still go to your bank after this date to have it changed.

8).  We regret to inform “Arihantsaran” of our members Vanechand (Batukbhai) Sangrajka’s wife : Binduben this morning and also our member: Jasvanti Hasmukhrai Kothari’s mother : Shantaben Mehta on 18/9.  Kendra’s Heartiest condolences to both the families and we pray that the deceased’s souls rest in eternal peace.

9).  Vinod Parekh announced about the Table sitting arrangements and draw for the same for Diwali Dhamaaka.  He also requested members to park their cars properly in the Parking bay so as not to block any movement.  He said that Jasuben Sheth had announced about the programme for Diwali to hold “Ankut”.   He thanked all members for helping in various programmes.