ICS Khabar 2012

November 2012

We had a great time at our annual Atlantic City trip and we thank our regular participants and the newcomers who helped make it a success!


Upcoming Events:

FUSION 2012 Annual December Event: December 15th, Saturday


Our group practices have begun for FUSION 2012, and the choreographers along with the children are working hard to make this a successful event. We thank and appreciate all our volunteers, email-moms, snack-moms....
If you haven't done so already, please pay the &25.00 annual Family Membership fee to the choreographer or group-mom as the case maybe for your child's group.
For the first time in ICS history, this year the event will be held at North Brunswick High School. Suffice to say, we are sad about leaving our regular East Brunswick High School auditorium but look forward to a new location with an excellent sound system.


Date: December 15th, Saturday
Venue:
North Brunswick High School
98 Raider Road,
North Brunswick, NJ 08902



FUSION 2012 TICKET SALES:


Dates/Timings:
Tuesday, November 27th - 6.00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 28th - 6.00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 1st - 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM
Sunday, December 2nd - 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM
Venue: YMCA 144 Tices lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Ticket Price: Cash, or checks made payable to ICS

Adult Member - $26.00
Child Member - $13.00
Participant - $11.00
Adult Non:Member - $31.00
Child Non:Member - $16.00
If not already a member for 2011-2012: $25.00 for family membership



FUSION 2012 EVENT BROCHURE ARTICLES:


ICS is happy to promote young writers by encouraging them to publish in our event brochure. So enlist your child1 to write and email it to Reena Pawar at reena_pawar@yahoo.com . Articles/poems/artwork will be published at editor's discretion.




FUSION 2012 BROCHURE ADS:


Place your personal (e.g, 'With Compliments' 'Best Wishes' 'Congratulations') or business ads in the event brochure to your highest advantage! Please see attached rates and contact Rupa Rao at 848-391-7652



Best regards,
~ICS Committee


August 2012

We have a couple of exciting and important announcements to make regarding our annual December 2012 event, so do read on!


Upcoming Events:

Atlantic City Day Trip: September 15th, Saturday


Only a few seats left on our second bus! Join us for our popular and luck-inducing Atlantic City day trip to Taj Trump. We have our regulars who participate every year, and we are looking forward to seeing you win again. Book and save your spot on the bus! Non-members welcome.


Date: September 15th, Saturday
Cost: Non-refundable $30.00 per person. Including $30 in casino chips, and light refreshments for the bus ride. Photo ID is required at casino and must be above 18 years old
Pick Up Time & Venue: 9:00 AM at Olive Garden near East Brunswick Mall, Rt 18
Drop Off Time: 7:00 PM
Register: indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com
Mail Check Payable to ICS to:
Sunita Gaer
347 Greenfield Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(Please note this is a corrected address for mailing checks)

OR hand check to any ICS Committee Member



Save the date!

Annual December Event: Scheduled for December 15th, Saturday 2012


Mark your calendars as we have a date set for December 15th! Please register your kids as soon as possible and if adults want to form one dance group, we would definitely consider the possibility...so reach out to your friends and encourage them to join you on stage. Details on registration below.


For the first time in ICS history, this year the event will be held at North Brunswick High School. Suffice to say, we are sad about leaving our regular East Brunswick High School auditorium but look forward to a new location with an excellent sound system. So sign up, sign up, sign up!


Date: December 15th, Saturday
Venue: North Brunswick High School, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Additional details to follow later

December 2012 Dance Registration Process:
Please note, we will accept your dance registrations only by email to: indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com.
Dance Registration cut-off date: September 17th, Monday

In your registration email include:
Name of Registrant/s
Parent's Name
Grade of Child
Age
Telephone Number
Last Choreographer's Name or Group registered in.
Please help us regularize our registration by emailing us all pertinent information in time.



Volunteer Choreographers Needed!


Please step up and help your child's group by being the lead, or assistant, choreographer. All one needs is the ability to instruct the group on how to dance, and need not be a professional dance teacher. Non-members can also be choreographers, so cast your net far and wide within your own circle of friends and family for volunteers.


Contact: indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com with details or for more information.

Best regards,
~ICS Committee


July 2012

It was a fun turnout of over 100 kids and parents at the ICS end-of-school-year picnic, replete with water play and yummy food. It was a great start to Summer and we hope you are enjoying the rest of the season. Pictures Link


Upcoming Events:

Atlantic City Day Trip: September 15th, Saturday


It is that time of the year again, when ICS adults have the time of their lives. Join us for our popular and luck-inducing Atlantic City day trip to Taj Trump. We have our regulars who participate every year, and we are looking forward to seeing you win again. Book and save your spot on the bus! Non-members welcome.


Date: Saturday, September 15th. 18 years and older only.

Cost: Non-refundable $30.00 per person. Including $30 in casino chips, and light refreshments for the bus ride

Pick Up Time & Venue: 9:00 AM at Olive Garden near East Brunswick Mall, Rt 18
Drop Off Time: 7:00 PM

Register: indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com

Mail Check Payable to ICS to:
Sunita Gaer
357 Greenfield Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

OR hand check to any ICS Committee Member




Annual End-of-the-Year Event: Choreographers Needed


Volunteer choreographers for the end-of-the-year 2012 event are being sourced by us. Please step forward to help your child's group by being the lead, or assistant, choreographer. All one needs is the ability to instruct the group on how to dance, and need not be a professional dance teacher. Non-members can also be choreographers, so cast your net far and wide within your own circle of friends and family to gauge who can volunteer.


Contact: indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com with details or for more information.

Best regards,
~ICS Committee


June 2012

We are proud to give special credit to teen member, Tina Lulla, who led ICS's team for the Relay For Life, an annual walk to garner donations for Cancer research. Through her leadership she collected over $2800. Aditi Mahapatra, another teen who helped enormously, collected over $1600. We thank all those invaluable contributions from every one, as we raised nearly $4800 in funds ranking us the Silver Team to collect the most!


We have attached pictures below of the past few ICS events: the successful Rockstarz 2012 Talent Show; the award given to ICS trustee, Dr. Yogesh Jaluria, for his outstanding contributions in New Jersey; Relay for Life walkathon; and ICS President, Barkha Kishnani, being presented the award on Heritage day at EBPAC on May 12, 2012. for this organization's significant contribution to our community.


ICS also honored two East Brunswick high schoolers with a Senior Student Award for Excellence certificate including a cash prize. We wish Rahul Guha and Avishek Rao continued success in their future achievements. Picture below.


Upcoming Events:

End of School Year Picnic: June 21st, Thursday (Parent has to attend along with their child. Non-members allowed to attend)


It is always a good enough reason to celebrate the end-of-school-year and ICS kids are going on a picnic! We would love all children to gettogether and enjoy the beginning of Summer vacations, replete with games, food, and fun with friends.


Date: June 21st, Thursday
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Venue: Bicentennial Park, 176 Hardenburg Lane, East Brunswick.
Look for the orange ICS banner near Daisy Center inside the park.
Food: $3.00/person (2 slices of pizza and a juice box)
To register/for more information: Email number of attendees, names and age to indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com



Atlantic City Day Trip: September 15th, Saturday


It is that time of the year again, when ICS adults have the time of their lives. Join us for our popular and luck-inducing Atlantic City day trip. We have our regulars who participate every year, and we are looking forward to seeing you win again!

Details to follow.




Annual End-of-the-Year Event: Choreographers Needed


Volunteer choreographers for the end-of-the-year 2012 event are being sourced by us. Please step forward to help your child's group by being the lead, or assistant, choreographer. All one needs is the ability to instruct the group on how to dance, and need not be a professional dance teacher. Non-members can also be choreographers, so cast your net far and wide within your own circle of friends and family to gauge who can volunteer.

Contact: Email indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com for more information.

Best regards,
~ICS Committee


May 2012

ICS kids have done us proud again! This year's Rockstarz Talent Show held in April was a great success, and we give a round of loud applause to the 40 participants who outdid themselves.


We also had a good turnout for NJ Cares and our teen members helped landscape the grounds of Kiddie Keep Well Camp in Edison. Pictures attached below.


ICS's founding trustee, Dr. Yogesh Jaluria, Ph.D, and Dr. Dipan Ray, Ph.D (who, last year, was presented with ICS's Good Citizen Award at our Glimpses Show 2011) were honored amongst others with a Notable Indian American in New Jersey Achievement Award for their work and effort in influencing some aspect of American life. We congratulate both of them especially as they have positively impacted our own organization and lives.


Upcoming Events:

East Brunswick's Relay for Life: June 9th, Saturday


Last year, ICS's donation was the second largest in East Brunswick's Relay for Life, and we thank our membership and friends who contributed so generously. We, once again, urge you to contribute your donations to the TEAM ICS web page on the link below to help in their Cancer research and, if possible, also participate in the walk. We promise you will enjoy yourself as there always is good food, fun company, and great cheer at this event.


All age groups are welcome. Volunteer hours credit given.
Date: June 9th, Saturday, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Venue: Heavenly Farms, Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick
Registration: https://secure3.convio.net/tacs/site/TRR/RelayForLife/RFLFY12EA/46815977?pg=ptype&fr_id=36465
Cost: $10 registration fee for every participant
Team Lead: Tina Lulla; Contact Manju Lulla mlulla28@hotmail.com



End of School Year Picnic: June 21st, Thursday (Parent has to attend along with their child.)


It is always a good enough reason to celebrate the end-of-school-year and ICS kids are going on a picnic! We would love all children to gettogether and enjoy the beginning of Summer vacations, replete with games, food, and fun with friends.


Date: June 21st, Thursday, 2012
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Venue: Bicentennial Park, 176 Hardenburg Lane, East Brunswick. Look for the orange ICS banner near Daisy Center inside the park.
Food: $3.00/person (2 slices of pizza and a juice box)
To register/for more information: Email number of attendees, names and age to indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com

Best regards,
~ICS Committee


April 2012

We truly have an Aaj Ki Taazaa Khabar today! Thanks to great team work and tons of volunteered hours, ICS has a new website up and running. Check us out at www.indianculturalsociety.com. Apart from being more vibrant and filled with up-to-date information, it is interactive and very current, especially as you can register online for membership and all our on-going events.


We also have our favorite annual events coming up: East Brunswick's Relay for Life and NJ Cares. These two programs always galvanize our teens to eagerly participate, and we love their involvement! Do read on and sign up for these good causes.


Also, a reminder to sign up for the upcoming Talent Show and Glimpses 2011 DVD sales (details below).


Upcoming Events:

NJ CARES: May 5th, Saturday


ICS signs up with NJ Cares to volunteer our services to the community. We could be assigned to paint a school room, plant a garden, or clear up a school yard in a needy neighborhood, we help in any way our service is required. The best part of it all, the teens enjoy the activity and readily sign up. There is an age cut-off, 12 years and older; Volunteer credit hours will be given.


Date: May 5th, Saturday
Venue: To be assigned by NJ Cares closer to date
Time: Registration is by 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM conclusion
Age Cut-off: Participant 12-17 must be accompanied by adult
Registration: https://www.kintera.org/faf/reg_new/register.asp?ievent=1011844&lis=1&kntae1011844=979E5143249540509586A882AABEC4C2&jt=4980035&teamsName=ICS
Cost: Minimum $5.00 fee to cover T-shirt provided
Contact: indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com for further information



East Brunswick's RELAY for LIFE: June 9th, Saturday


Last year, ICS's donation was the second largest in East Brunswick's Relay for Life, and we thank our membership and friends who contributed so generously. We, once again, urge you to contribute your donations to the TEAM ICS web page on the link below to help in their Cancer research and, if possible, also participate in the walk. We promise you will enjoy yourself as there always is good food, fun company, and great cheer at this event. To register: https://secure3.convio.net/tacs/site/TRR/RelayForLife/RFLFY12EA/46815977?pg=ptype&fr_id=36465


All age groups are welcome. Volunteer hours credit given.

Date: June 9th, Saturday noon - midnight. You choose the time you spend on the field walking for the cause.
Venue: Heavenly Farms, Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick
Time: Saturday Noon - Midnight
To Register: https://secure3.convio.net/tacs/site/TRR/RelayForLife/RFLFY12EA/46815977?pg=ptype&fr_id=36465
Team Lead: Tina Lulla; Contact Manju Lulla - mlulla28@hotmail.com
Cost: $10 registration fee for every participant



ICS ROCKSTARZ Talent Show: April 28th, Saturday, 2012 (Download Flyer)


Date: April 28th, Saturday
Venue: East Brunswick Library
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
No Age Limit: To emcee show, participant has to be in grade 6 or above
Contact: Arti Sawhney artisawhney@hotmail.com , Dolly Sadikot dollysadikot@hotmail.com , Akshata Dhodapkar aksh01@aol.com

To register: (REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 20th)
Registration Payment: $8.00/participant
Mail registration check to: ICS, 347 Greenfield Road, Bridgewater NJ 08807
Or drop-off check to: Arti Sawhney, 49 Pennsbury Way, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, or any other committee member's home.



2011 Annual Event GLIMPSES DVD:


How to obtain: Email indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com (ref: DVD sales) to book your copy of 2011 GLIMPSES DVD which was professionally taped!
Order Placement By: April 20th
Pick Up: April 28th, Saturday (Talent Show day)
Venue: East Brunswick Library Meeting Rooms
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $5.00 each



CRICKET, ANYONE?!


Calling all cricket lovers and players! Let us know which of you gentlemen, or ladies, want to participate in a fun round of cricket games with a bunch of like-minded sporty people.

To join, contact: indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com (ref: Cricket), Barkha Kishnani barkha.kishnani@gmail.com



Best regards,
~ICS Committee


March 2012

Holi celebrations have come and gone...Easter is nearly upon us...Spring break holidays will soon keep us busy... and so ICS committee members, along with the trustees, wish the entire membership a warm, happy Spring season! As usual, this issue of ICS Khabar is information:filled with events, an attached flyer and photos; Do scroll down to view the East Brunswick Community Day program held on March 11th.


Upcoming Events:

ICS ROCKSTARZ Talent Show: April 28th, Saturday, 2012 (Download Flyer)


Get the art work out, those dance steps tripping, and train the spotlight on any talent your kids have to demonstrate. Start preparing your kids for our annual Talent Show, appropriately named ICS ROCKSTARZ, for we enjoy watching them as much as they enjoy performing on stage! Children 6th grade and above can help emcee the show, so do sign up their names too. This year, even adults can perform at the Talent Show! Feel free to showcase your talent on stage. Please note, the adults will perform once all the children are done...after all, we still want all our attention to be on our kids.


Date: April 28th, Saturday
Venue: East Brunswick Library
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
No Age Limit: To emcee show, participant has to be in grade 6 or above
Contact: Arti Sawhney artisawhney@hotmail.com, Dolly Sadikot dollysadikot@hotmail.com, or Akshata Dhodapkar aksh01@aol.com

To register: (REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 20th)
Registration Payment: $8.00/participant
Mail registration check to:
ICS, 347 Greenfield Road
Bridgewater NJ 08807

Or drop-off check to:
Arti Sawhney
49 Pennsbury Way
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

or any other committee member's home.



2011 Annual Event GLIMPSES DVD:


How to obtain: Email indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com (ref: DVD sales) to book your copy of 2011 GLIMPSES DVD which was professionally taped!
Order Placement By: April 20th
Pick Up: April 28th, Saturday (Talent Show day)
Venue: East Brunswick Library Meeting Rooms
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $5.00 each



CRICKET, ANYONE?!


Calling all cricket lovers and players! Let us know which of you gentlemen, or ladies, want to participate in a fun round of cricket games with a bunch of like-minded sporty people.

To join, contact: indianculturalsocietynj@gmail.com (ref: Cricket), Barkha Kishnani barkha.kishnani@gmail.com



Best regards,
~ICS Committee


February 2012

ICS's Glimpses of India event held at the library in January was delightfully successful and we are proud of the community participation generated by this program.


Upcoming Events:

EAST BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY DAY: March 11th, Sunday, 2012


Every year East Brunswick organizes a Community Day allowing residents to learn more about the facilities and non-profit organizations that are present in the township. it is always a well-attended event with ICS putting up an entertainment segment. Do come and support us and the other organizations. FREE EVENT!


Date: March 11th, Sunday
Venue: East Brunswick Library & Senior Center
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ICS Segment: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM (@ the senior center)



ANNUAL TALENT SHOW: April 28th, Saturday 2012


Prepare your kids for our annual Talent Show...we enjoy watching them as much as your children enjoy performing on stage! Details on registration to follow.


Date: April 28th, Saturday
Venue: East Brunswick Library
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Best regards,
~ICS Committee


January 2012

ICS wishes all of you a joyous and prosperous 2012! We enter this year with renewed resolutions and heartfelt commitments to organize an exciting calendar of events for our members. We know that with your participation and enthusiasm we will make this, yet again, a successful ICS year!


Upcoming Events:

ICS GENERAL BODY MEETING: Tuesday 17th, January 2012


The General Body Meeting is open to public, as are all ICS meetings.


Date: January 17th, Tuesday
Venue: East Brunswick Library
Time: 8:00 PM

If any member wishes to join the new committee being voted in on the 17th, please contact Barkha Kishnani: 732-690-4279.



GLIMPSES OF INDIA - Part 1: Sunday 22nd, January 2012


ICS is organizing, in conjunction with the East Brunswick Library, the first part of a series of events highlighting Indian Culture, Glimpses of India. Come and enjoy a bridal fashion show, delicious food samples, henna applications, lively music and much more! You will truly have an enjoyable time. For more information: http://www.ebpl.org


Date: January 22nd, Sunday
Venue: East Brunswick Library
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Best regards,
~ICS Committee