Dear Community Members,
On behalf of Bhutanese Association in South Australia, I would like to invite the Community Members to participate in the Annual Day Celebration of Bhutanese in South Australia on 14th May 2010 at 5 pm in DOM POLSKI hall in 232, Angus Street in Adelaide.

Lieutenant Governor Hieu Van Lee will grace our program as chief guest, which will be attended by scores of other guests from governmental and service providing agencies and community organizations to share with us our story, culture, food and heritage.

A meeting was held on Saturday the 24th of April 2010 in Adelaide to review and bolster the preparation process. The Annual Day Celebration Committee briefed the meeting about the ongoing preparation for the program and funding situation. Many youth and children have been devotedly practicing cultural dances and songs to be presented in the program. So far, the Celebration Committee has mobilized a small amount and other small grant applied by the then Adhoc Committee, through ARA, is available to us. As the part of the available fund is required to be allocated for Dasai celebration, it is felt necessary to request the participating members in the Annual Day celebration program to contribute $ 5/- per individual and children under 18 yrs will not require to pay any amount. However, the wishes of any parents or guardians to pay for their under-aged children participating in the program will be highly welcomed and appreciated.

Sushil Niroula, Coordinator of Cultural Desk as well as the Celebration Committee has been assigned for fund raising, supported by the following volunteer members:
1. Salisbury – Chandra Subedi, Damber Ghalay, Tara Ghimirey, Chitra Gautam and friends
2. South – Devi Bhattarai, Chandra Khadka, Hari Adhikari and friends
3. Kilburn/Klemzig – Kamal Dahal, Tara Gautam and friends

The volunteers will approach the individual/family with formal general invitation signed by Sushil Niroula and Tek Bahadur Rai [Chair of Financial Committee]. The community members participating in the program will be registered and contribution of $5 collected by the volunteers during their home visits.

We urge all the community members to come forward and participate actively in our Second Annual Day Celebration program and make it successful and memorable one.

Warm Regards,

Jogen Gazmere,
Chairperson, BASA


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