Announcements

FALL FESTIVAL 11.02.2019

posted Sep 25, 2019, 3:02 PM by FOICR USA   [ updated Oct 26, 2019, 9:46 AM ]

Dear Friends:

We welcome you and your family to the Fall Festival 2019, a colorful and bright evening with Fun & Celebration on 11.02.2019.

Join us for sumptuous dinner of Indian Cuisine and enjoy variety of programs including dance, music, skit and much more!!   

  • 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM – Social & Snacks
  • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Programs
  • 7:30 PM – Dinner

Where:

Wilson Middle School

2301 J St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Ticket prices:

Admission is free for Gold members (RSVP is required).

Ticket Prices for non-Gold Members :  Until 10/30/19 (Wednesday):

  • Family/Individual/Life Members - Adults  $12
  • Family/Individual/Life Members - Kids ages 5 - 15: $8
  • Non-FOICR-Members (adults & kids): $15

Ticket Prices for non-Gold Members : From 10/31/2019:

  • Family/Individual/Life Members (Adults & kids): $15
  • Non-FOICR-Members (adults & kids): $20

There is no fee for Kids under 5 years of age.

Please RSVP and purchase the tickets by 10/30/2019 to help us plan the event better. 

Tickets can be purchased from EC Members below:

  • Jyothi Akurathi
  • Renjith Jagadeesan
  •  Naveen K. Somaiah
  •  Prashant Paranjape
  •  Chiranjeevi Aradhya
  •  Srinivas Katragadda
  •  Sreeja Nair
  •  Parvath Reddy
  • Ashly Murali
  • Bhumika Nayak
  • Himanshu Bhushan

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.

Invitation to Independence Day Picnic on 08/17/2019 from 11.30 Am at Seminole Valley Park Cedar Rapids, IA

posted Aug 5, 2019, 12:21 PM by FOICR USA

Dear Friends,

       FOICR is pleased to invite you all to attend India's Independence Day Celebrations.

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

When: Saturday, Aug 17th, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:  Valley View pavillion, Seminole Valley Road, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411

Flag Hoisting: 12:00 PM

Followed by Lunch from 12:30 PM

If you or your kids want to say few words about Independence day and its history, please send your name in an email to president@foicr.org


Ticket prices:

 Admission is free for Gold members (RSVP is required).

 Ticket Prices for non-Gold Members :   

 Family/Individual/Life Members   - $5 each
 Non-FOICR-Members : $10 each

There is no fee for Kids under 10 years of age.

See you all at Seminole Valley Park for India's Independence Day Celebrations!!!

Inviting your entry for Art Competition @ SPRING FESTIVAL 2019

posted Apr 28, 2019, 10:34 AM by FOICR USA

Hello All, 

During this Silver Jubilee Spring Festival celebration, we would like to invite everyone for participating in an Art Competition to display and getting recognized of your valuable talents. 

The drawings and paintings (hereby called as exhibit) will be displayed during the event and the audience will be given the opportunity to select the winning exhibit. Towards the end of the event, peoples choice winner(s) will be announced and rewarded on the stage.

Following are the important rules and regulations for participation:
Theme: Silver Jubilee of FOICR
  • The maximum size of the exhibit should be 22 inches by 36 inches (any size upto, are allowed in the competition)
  • No names / signature of the participant are allowed in the exhibit
  • The exhibit should be handed over to Prashant Paranjepe, Parvath Reddy or any of the EC member  on or before May 3, 2019 so that we can ensure it is properly displayed at the venue
  • Only one vote per the attendees per exhibit are allowed (no duplicate entries please)
  • Depending on the number of entries received, winner(s) are selected.
  • No restriction on the age group.
  • EC members will not have the right to vote
  • Exhibits from BOTH MEMBERS as well as NON-MEMBERS are accepted
  • NOTE : Decision from EC will be final 

Regards,
Jyothi Akurathi.
President, FOICR

FOICR SPRING FESTIVAL 2019 (RSVP: http://evite.me/F8zq42DFZr)

posted Apr 14, 2019, 10:53 AM by FOICR USA   [ updated May 1, 2019, 8:16 PM ]

Dear Friends:

We welcome you and your family to the Spring Festival 2019 for fun-filled evening!

Join us and enjoy the variety of programs designed for your entertainment followed by dinner with Indian cuisine & Pizza for kids.   

Program Schedule:

·         3:30 PM – 4: 45 PM – Social & Snacks

·         5:00 PM – 7.30 PM – Programs

·         7.30 PM – Dinner

Ticket prices:

Admission is free for Gold members (RSVP is required).

Please RSVP: http://evite.me/F8zq42DFZr

Ticket Prices for non-Gold Members :  Until 05/01/19 (Wednesday):

·         Family/Individual/Life Members - Adults  $12

·         Family/Individual/Life Members - Kids ages 5 - 15: $8

·         Non-FOICR-Members (adults & kids): $15

Ticket Prices for non-Gold Members : From 05/02/2019:

·         Family/Individual/Life Members (Adults & kids): $15

·         Non-FOICR-Members (adults & kids): $20

There is no fee for Kids under 5 years of age.

Please RSVP and purchase the tickets by 05/01/2019 to help us plan the event better. 

Tickets can be purchased from EC Members below:

·         Jyothi Akurathi

·         Renjith Jagadeesan

·         Naveen K. Somaiah

·         Prashant Paranjape

·         Chiranjeevi Aradhya

·         Srinivas Katragadda

·         Vivek Joshi

·         Sreeja Nair

·         Parvath Reddy

·         Ashly Murali

·         Bhumika Nayak

·         Himanshu Bhushan

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.

Friends of India Association - Republic Day 2019

posted Jan 13, 2019, 10:09 AM by FOICR USA   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 12:38 PM ]

Dear Friends,

FOICR is in it its Silver Jubilee Year and we are pleased to invite you to attend our Annual Republic Day of India celebrations on Saturday, 9th Feb from 4.00 PM. 

Program details are as follows:

When: Saturday, February 9th at 4:00 PM

Venue: New Life Community Church 275 29th Avenue Marion, IA 52302 

Social Hour & Snacks : 4 Pm to 5 Pm

Cultural Programs : 5.00 Pm to 7.00 Pm

Dinner: 7.00 Pm to 8.30 Pm

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

We highly encourage you to become Gold member this year.If for some reason you choose not to become a member or renew your membership on that day then we kindly request you to pay $10/person to defray the facility rent and other expenses. Please remember to bring your check books or cash.

Note: There is a no increase in either the membership or the Bal Vikas fee for 2019

Please join us and make the event a grand success. We look forward to seeing you all there.

FOICR Executive Committee

Friends of India Association, Cedar Rapids, IA

2018 FOICR Fall Festival Brochure

posted Nov 1, 2018, 6:54 AM by FOICR USA

Please find the 2018 Fall Festival Brochure attached below.


FOICR 2018 INDIA's INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

posted Aug 7, 2018, 2:32 PM by FOICR USA

Dear Friends,

FOICR is pleased to invite you to attend India's Independence Day Celebrations.

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

When: Saturday, Aug 18th, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:  Squaw Creek Park, 4305 Squaw Ln, Marion, IA 52302

Flag Hoisting: 12:00 PM

followed by Lunch at 12:30 PM

If you or your kids want to say few words about Independence day and its history, please send your name in an email to president@foicr.org


Ticket prices:

 Admission is free for Gold members (RSVP is required).

 Ticket Prices for non-Gold Members :   

 Family/Individual/Life Members   - $5 each
 Non-FOICR-Members : $10 each

There is no fee for Kids under 10 years of age.

See you all at Squaw Creek Park for India's Independence Day Celebrations!!!

2018 FOICR Spring Festival Brochure

posted May 3, 2018, 7:13 AM by FOICR USA   [ updated May 3, 2018, 7:14 AM ]

Please find the 2018 Spring Festival Brochure attached below.

FOICR Spring Festival 2018

posted Apr 19, 2018, 7:56 AM by FOICR USA

FOICR Spring Festival 2018

  • HostFriends Of India Association
  • Phone319-481-3642
  • WhenSaturday, May 5 at 3:30 PM
  • WhereHarding Middle School
    4801 Golf St NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Message From Host:

Dear Friends:

We welcome you and your family to the Spring Festival 2018 for fun-filled evening!

Join us and enjoy the programs which will have dance, music, skit and much more followed by dinner.   

Program Schedule:

  • 3:30 PM – 4: 45 PM – Social & Snacks
  • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Programs
  • 8:00 PM – Dinner

Ticket prices:

Admission is free for Gold members (RSVP is required).

Ticket Prices for non-Gold Members :  Until 05/02/18 (Wednesday):

  • Family/Individual/Life Members - Adults  $12
  • Family/Individual/Life Members - Kids ages 5 - 15: $8
  • Non-FOICR-Members (adults & kids): $15

Ticket Prices for non-Gold Members : From 05/03/2018:

  • Family/Individual/Life Members (Adults & kids): $15
  • Non-FOICR-Members (adults & kids): $20

There is no fee for Kids under 5 years of age.

Please RSVP and purchase the tickets by 05/02/2018 to help us plan the event better. 

Tickets can be purchased from EC Members below:

  • Himanshu Bhushan
  • Jyothi Akurathi
  • Naveen K. Somaiah
  • Prashant Paranjape
  • Parvath Reddy
  • Nanda Rajagopal
  • Vivek Joshi
  • Veena Katragadda
  • Ashly Murali
  • Suresh Kumar
  • Chiranjeevi Aradhya
  • Amit Suri

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

FOICR Indoor Sports 2018

posted Mar 12, 2018, 8:59 AM by FOICR USA   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 1:01 PM ]

Dear Friends,

Friends of India would like to invite you all to the “Annual Indoor Sports day 2018".  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.

When:  11-30 AM to 4-30 PM, Saturday April 7th 2018

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

What:   Chess, Table Tennis, Carrom, Wii Tennis, Foosball, Skipping (for kids), Fill the Bucket and Dartboard

Entry fee: Free for Gold Members, $5 for all other FOICR members, $10.00 for each non-member kids & $15.00 for Non-member Adults. Fee includes pizza and pop.

In addition to above games, there will be fun activities. Age groups for each event will be decided based on the number of participants and their age.

If you would like to participate, complete this Entry Form Online .

Reply by:  March 31st 2018.

FOICR Table Tennis 2018 (Competitive): 

If you like to play in competitive Table tennis, complete this  Table Tennis Entry Form Online .

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

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

Thank you,
Executive Committee

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