Announcements

Children’s Day celebration and Annual General Body Meeting (GBM).

posted Nov 21, 2017, 8:20 AM by Foicr Usa

FOICR invites you and your family to the Children’s Day celebration and Annual General Body Meeting (GBM). 

During Children's day event, Balvikas kids will be awarded with certificates and we are planning fun activities for the kids. Details to follow.

During GBM, members will elect the 2018 Executive Committee & the Board of Directors, you get to know all the financial details and other activities/ events we have been doing through out the year.
 
When:  Sunday, Dec 3rd 
           
           3:00 - 4:00 PM - GBM & EC/BoD Election

           4:00 - 5:00 PM - Snacks (Free for all kids and member adults. $5/person for Non-member adults) 
           5:00 PM - 6:00PM - Awarding Certificates and Wrap up.

Where: New Life Community Church
           275 29th Ave, Marion, IA 52302
 
Entrance Fee Entrace will be free for all. Non-members adults pay $5/person for Snacks only. FREE for all kids (age 18 and under)

FOICR Fall Festival 2017

posted Oct 1, 2017, 3:04 PM by Friends of India Cedar Rapids - FOICR   [ updated Oct 1, 2017, 6:51 PM ]

Dear Friends,

FOICR Executive committee is pleased to announce that the FOICR Fall Festival 2017 is now scheduled for Saturday, November 4th at Wilson Middle School in Cedar Rapids.

Evite: http://evite.me/UgkRJHhfXk

We welcome you and your family to the Fall Festival 2017, an event full of unbounded fun!

Join us for sumptuous dinner of Indian Cuisine and enjoy the programs which include dance, music, skit and much more!!   

Program Schedule:

  • 4.00 PM – 5: 00 PM – Social & Snacks
  • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Programs
  • 7:30 PM – Dinner

Food catered by: Taste of India restaurant, Cedar Rapids

Ticket prices:

Before 11/04/17:

  • Members (adults): $12
  • Member kids ages 5 - 15: $8
  • Non-members (adults & kids): $15

On 11/04/17:

  • Members (adults & kids): $15
  • Non-members (adults & kids): $20

Admission is free for kids under age 5 and gold members (RSVP required).

Please RSVP and purchase the tickets by 10/29/2017 (Sunday) to help us plan the event better. 

Tickets can be purchased by calling 319-270-8711 or by contacting any of the EC members below:

  • Amit Suri 
  • Prathap Thotapalle
  • Girish Kulkarni
  • Himanshu Bhushan
  • Vighneshwar Gadde
  • Sreenivasa Vanavasam
  • Sudin Huddar
  • Mini Das
  • Jawahar Thangavelu
  • Ramesh Babu Thota
  • Tanesh Revankar
  • Priyanka Govindaram
  • Siva Gopalam

For updates and details, please visit our website at http://www.foicr.org closer to the program date.

If you are not a member of FOICR, we request you to consider joining to show your support for FOICR.

 

FOICR Fall Blood drive

posted Sep 29, 2017, 5:13 AM by Foicr Usa   [ updated Sep 29, 2017, 5:16 AM ]

FOICR Fall Blood drive
When:   From 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM Saturday, October 14th 2017
Where: Hindu Temple of Eastern Iowa, Address: 1700 Naoma Drive Cedar Rapids Iowa - 52404

Friends of India in Cedar Rapids (FOICR) since 2012 has hosted 11 blood drives with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC). Over that period of time FOICR donors have donated a total of 127 units of blood. Since each unit can be processed into four separate blood products that can go to four different patients FOICR donors have helped up to 508 patients in local hospitals. This is a huge contribution to MVRBC’s mission to maintain a steady blood supply in our community’s medical facilities. 

This noble cause has greatly helped to save many lives and it is great opportunity for our community members to continue that tradition.

Inviting Youth Leaders: Student Advisory Council (SAC)

posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:56 AM by Friends of India Cedar Rapids - FOICR

Dear Friends,

The FOICR EC is pleased to announce the formation of a five member youth leadership council named the Student Advisory Council (SAC). This is an excellent opportunity to inculcate leadership abilities in our youth members.

The SAC is being created for an ad-hoc purpose to assist the FOICR EC in planning for and executing activities for the 2017 Fall Festival. The 2017 Fall Festival is currently planned for Saturday, November 4th. The SAC will attend the EC meetings with the regular EC/BoD members.The main responsibilities of the SAC are as below:

1. Providing advice to the EC on the program structure for the Fall Festival.
2. Help the EC plan expenditures for the Fall Festival.
3. Help the EC create a marketing/social media campaign for the event.
4. Reach out to other youth members to participate and volunteer in the Fall Festival.

Participation in the SAC is limited to students currently enrolled in grades 9th through 11th. Enrollment is strictly on a first come first served basis. Preference will be given to FOICR members. Please send an email to president.foicr@gmail.com if interested in becoming an SAC member.

Regards

Amit Suri

On Behalf of FOICR EC

2017 India Independence Day Picnic

posted Aug 7, 2017, 2:14 PM by Friends of India Cedar Rapids - FOICR   [ updated Aug 9, 2017, 8:46 PM by Foicr Usa ]

Dear Friends,


We are pleased to invite you all to attend INDIA's Independence Day Celebration and FOICR annual picnic.

Please join us in our FUNtastic annual outdoor gathering and take part in the fun activities for all ages. 

When: Saturday, Aug 19th, 11.00 AM - 4.00 PM
 
Where:  Woodpecker Lodge, Pinicon Ridge Park, Central City, IA 52214

Flag Hoisting: Noon
Lunch: 12:30 PM – 2 PM

If you or your kids wants to say few words (max 1 minute speech) about Independence day, please send your name in email to president@foicr.org

Entrance fees:
 Members: $3/person, Non Members: $10/person
 Under 5 years is FREE

See you all at the PICNIC!!!

FOICR Spring blood drive

posted Apr 2, 2017, 10:18 AM by Foicr Usa   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 11:23 AM ]

Please register by clicking here

FOICR Spring Festival 2017

posted Mar 19, 2017, 5:49 PM by Foicr Usa   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 10:58 AM by Friends of India Cedar Rapids - FOICR ]

Dear Friends:

FOICR Executive committee is pleased to announce that the FOICR Spring Festival 2017 is now scheduled for Saturday, May 6th at Scottish Rite Temple in Cedar Rapids.


We welcome you and your family to the Spring Festival 2017, an event full of unbounded fun!

Join us for sumptuous dinner of Indian Cuisine and enjoy the programs which include dance, music, skit and much more!!   

Program Schedule:

  • 4.00 PM – 5: 00 PM – Social & Snacks
  • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Programs
  • 7:30 PM – Dinner

Ticket prices:

Before 05/06/17:

  • Members (adults): $12
  • Member kids ages 5 - 15: $8
  • Non-members (adults & kids): $15

On 05/06/17:

  • Members (adults & kids): $15
  • Non-members (adults & kids): $20

Admission is free for kids under age 5 and gold members (RSVP required).

Please RSVP and purchase the tickets by 04/30/2017 to help us plan the event better. 

Tickets can be purchased by calling 319-270-8711 or by contacting any of the EC members below:

  • Amit Suri 
  • Prathap Thotapalle
  • Girish Kulkarni
  • Himanshu Bhushan
  • Vighneshwar Gadde
  • Sreenivasa Vanavasam
  • Sudin Huddar
  • Mini Das
  • Jawahar Thangavelu
  • Ramesh Babu Thota
  • Tanesh Revankar
  • Priyanka Govindaram
  • Siva Gopalam

For updates and details, please visit our website at http://www.foicr.org closer to the program date.

If you are not a member of FOICR, we request you to consider joining to show your support for FOICR.

FOICR Annual Indoor Sports

posted Mar 5, 2017, 8:31 AM by Foicr Usa   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 3:56 PM ]


Friends of India would like to invite you all to the “Annual Indoor Sports day 2017".  Come, play & compete with some great talents within our community.


It will be a fun-filled family event where men, women, and children of all ages can participate, showcase their skills & win exciting prizes/trophies. The event details are as below:


When:  10 AM to 4 PM Central, SaturdayMarch 25th 2017


Where: New Life Community Church, 275 West 29th Ave, Marion, IA 52302


What:   

  1. Chess
  2. 2.Table Tennis (Ping-pong)
  3. Carrom
  4. Wii Tennis
  5. Foosball
  6. Skipping
  7. Fill the bucket
  8. Musical Chair
  9. Rangoli

Entry fee: $5 for FOICR members (kids/adults), $10 (non-member kids), $ 15 (non-member adults). 


Use the following links for rules and registration. 

Rules (also attached): https://tinyurl.com/hx6des9


Age groups for each event will be decided based on the number of participants and their age.

 

If you would like to participate, then please complete the registration form above or send your name, contact details (Email, phone#), age of the participant and the games to: sportschair@foicr.org


The last day for registration is Monday, March 20th. The registration fee can be paid on the Sports day and prior to the start of the sports events.


We are looking forward to your Enthusiastic Participation! Let’s play hard and have fun.


Please Note: FOICR EC reserves the right to change/cancel or limit number of entries for a game.

FOICR - India Republic Day Celebrations (Event Date: Saturday, January 28th, 2017)

posted Jan 5, 2017, 5:08 PM by Friends of India Cedar Rapids - FOICR   [ updated Jan 5, 2017, 5:15 PM ]

http://evite.me/MpKPcmHxd6


Dear Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 68th Republic Day of India celebrations. 

When: SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 AT 3:30 PM

Where: Community of Christ

            1500 Blairs Ferry Road

            Hiawatha, IA 52233

We will have a social hour & snacks (3:30PM to 5:00PM), cultural programs  (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM), followed by dinner (7:00 PM to 8.30PM). 

Please utilize this occasion as an opportunity to renew your membership or become new members and support FOICR organization grow bigger to serve the community better.

If you choose not to become a member or renew your membership on that day then we kindly request you to pay $5/person to defray the facility rent and other expenses. Please remember to bring check or cash.

Please join us and make the event a grand success.

Please RSVP by 01/24/2017, to avoid food wastage or shortage.

FOICR Executive Committee

Friends of India Association, Cedar Rapids, IA

http://www.foicr.org  

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