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MMBA 2017 Annual Membership (Family or Individual) Amount: $25.00
(January 2017 to December 2017)

Pay annual membership with one of the options below


Or Please make check of amount $25.00 payable to:
Maharashtra Mandal Bay Area.

Mailing Address:

1765 Landess Avenue #108
Milpitas,CA 95035
(Please write your email ID and mailing address if different than written on check)

 
 

Membership Privileges and other information

  • Discounted entry to most MMBA events

  • Exclusve MMBA's events information via email.

THANKS A LOT!

 
Over the years many have asked this question "Why get membership?". Below is to clarify:

The Membership to MMBA is a way to connect to the local community as an organiation.
MMBA can bring Marathi movies and cultural programs by artists from India as well as provide platform for local talent.
It is also used to felicitate winners of competitions like yearly Chaitradhun and local artists who perform.
Charitable events and donations are also funded through the Membership dues.
MMBA membership is used for expenses for free events such as yearly community Ganeshotsav and to provide downpayments for venues for programs.
Membership dues also help to buy equipments, such as sound equipments and pay for public storage. This has proved a big cost saver over the years.
Membership dues also help pay for the website, e-mail services and related expenses that allows us to reach our members and keep them connected.
Membership dues are also used for being member of Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal that brings events to all Marathi mandals in the US.
Finally it provies mandated insurance for hosting events that is needed.
The organization is run by volunteers and no compensation is paid to anyone for being an office bearers, committee members or volunteers.
In summary this is a non profit organization similar to a school PTA or similar organizations that serve the community.

Please be considerate and take the yearly membership, at this nominal amount.

Your kids or you could be on stage in one of the events!!

 

Team MMBA would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2015. 
We had a very busy year covering various programs consisting of various activities including social cause, arts, entertainment, cultural events and many other facets representing Maharashtrian life in Bay Area.
The year started off with Makar Sankrant (मकर संक्रांत) movie as well as BMM Convention Sa Re Ga Ma (सा रे ग मा) auditions and our flagship program Chaitradhun (चैत्रधून). We then collaborated with local organizations and co-hosted two great Marathi Plays - Teen Paishacha Tamasha (तीन पैशाचा तमाशा) as well as children's dramas ("धम्माल" - तीन बाल नाटिका). We later followed with our own Marathi Play Khara Sangayach Tar (खरं सांगायचं तर). We also hosted a few superhit movies such as Lokmanya(लोकमान्य) and Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (कट्यार काळजात घुसली). MMBA collaborated to present a grand program Nritya Shrinkhalaa(नृत्य शृंखला) representing folk dance styles of India.
MMBA had the opportunity to play an important role along with many other Indian organizations in hosting Indian Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi. We volunteered in various ways to make this event successful. Lot of our membership had the opportunity to attend and listen to Mr. Modi's speech at SAP center. MMBA Yuva Dhol-Tasha (ढोल-ताशा) team did an excellent job at welcoming him by performing non-stop for an hour outside SAP Center. They got lot of coverage in local as well as international TV channels.
We also participated in First International Yoga day event on Jun 21st.  MMBA participated in India Independence Day Parade by representing Maharashtra State. We had a float depicting ShivRajyaBhishek (शिवराज्याभिषेक) and Dhol-Tasha-Lezim Pathak (ढोल-ताशा-लेझीम पथक). Our float won second prize.
MMBA participated in BMM Convention in LA which started with MMBA Yuva Dhol Tasha Pathak procession. Our Dhol-Tasha team eventually performed in various places in Bay Area including at Giants game in AT&T park and other Bay Area events.Team gave a 50 person strong Ganapati Visarjan Miravanuk (गणपती विसर्जन मिरवणूक) performance during our Ganeshotsav on September 20th.
We have Marathi Shala (मराठी शाळा - ब्रु.म.म. संलग्न ) as our ongoing activity throughout the year.
Our Diwali program was unique in the sense that we had two very distinct presentations. We were honored to host Shri Adhik Kadam to present his inspiring social work story of working with orphaned girls in Jammu and Kashmir who lost their parents due to terrorist activities.We also helped spread his message to all other Mahrashtra Mandals in North America.
MMBA team met with Dr. Prakash and Dr. Manda Amte and made a donation to Hemalkasa (हेमलकसा) project to help support their urgent need for education.
MMBA supported year end program for retirement homes in Bay Area received a great response with more than 200 attendees.
We participated in many events by identifying collaborative opportunities with various organizations in Bay Area and thus representing culture of Maharashtra.
We would like to thank all our patrons, friends and supporters for their continued support and encouragement for bringing in variety of programs in Bay Area. All these programs would not have been possible without your support and encouragement. Your continued yearly membership helps us bring in these programs.

 

 

Any Questions? Please send email: mmba@mmbayarea.org or call or send TXT MSG to 408-508-4094