Announcements

FOICR 2018 INDIA REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS

posted Jan 20, 2018, 4:41 AM by Friends of India Cedar Rapids - FOICR   [ updated Jan 20, 2018, 4:42 AM ]

FOICR Executive Committee is pleased to invite you to attend the 69th Republic Day of India celebrations.  Please accept the invitations at  http://evite.me/Hx2RQhxpBr

When - SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018

Where - Echo Hill Church, 9000 C Ave NE, Marion, IA 52302

Program details are as follows

  • Social Hour & Snacks : 3:30PM to 5:00PM 
  • Cultural Programs  : 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Dinner : 7:00 PM to 8.30PM 

Please utilize this occasion as an opportunity to renew your membership or become new member and support FOICR organization grow bigger to serve the community better. Membership details can be found at http://www.foicr.org/announcements/foicrmembership2018  Please bring cash or check towards membership fee.

We highly encourage you to become Gold member this year. If for some reason, you chose not to take FOICR membership, then you will be asked to pay $10 fee for the event.

Please join us and make the event a grand success.

Please RSVP by 01/24/2018 in order to plan better.

FOICR Executive Committee

Friends of India Association, Cedar Rapids, IA

FOICR Membership 2018

posted Dec 29, 2017, 6:45 PM by Friends of India Cedar Rapids - FOICR   [ updated Dec 30, 2017, 7:36 AM ]

Wish you all a very Happy Holiday season!


                               It’s time to renew or join FOICR membership for 2018. We are looking for your support so that FOICR can continue to grow and organize not only cultural entertainment and educational programs but also conduct sports activities for the benefits of our community .  


                     We are excited to announce additional benefits to Gold members this year. Gold Membership or newly added Individual Gold membership will be all inclusive package this year which includes FREE entry to all FOICR proposed events* for the entire year of 2018. We hope that you will grab this opportunity and participate in all the FOICR sponsored events this year. This will be win-win situation for all of us.


                The FOICR Executive Committee (EC) is pleased to confirm membership pricing details for 2018 as below:


Full Year (2018): Current & New Members


Membership Type

Annual Membership Fee

Life (One Time)

$500

Gold

$130

Family

$70

Individual

$30

Individual Gold**

$60


2018 Fee for the Balvikas Program


Membership Type

Per Child

2 or more children in one family

        All

$20

$40


* FOICR EC Committee for 2018 propose to conduct the following events this year

  1. Republic Day Function

  2. Indoor Sports Day

  3. Spring Festival

  4. India’s Independence Day

  5. Fall Festival

  6. Children's Day and GBM

  7. Badminton League

  8. FOICR Cricket Tournament  


FOICR executive committee reserves the right to cancel any event at its discretion.


** Individual Gold is the new Membership Type for 2018.


For additional details on membership, please contact any of the 2018 FOICR EC members or visit http://www.foicr.org/membership


If you have any question then please reach out to EC Members or contact us at committee@foicr.org

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 Dec 8, 2017, 2:20 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 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 Dec 8, 2017, 2:21 PM 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 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.

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