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Dear friends!

Here are some snippets from CORD Siruvani. Click on “read more” to get detailed information.

CORD workers attended a 2-day seminar on Aatma Nirbhar Bharat organized by Amrita University in collaboration with the Indian Council of Social Science Research in New Delhi. There were 60 participants from various states and Dr. Meera Krishna presented a paper on “Self-reliant India – The CORD model”.

At CORD Siruvani this month, 5 New Mahila Mandals (Women’s Self Help Group) were started and 120 new members were added – a total of 103 Women’s SHGs!

Local Self-Governance (Upgramsabha) meetings were conducted during the Mahila Mandal meetings showing the strength of women’s participation.
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#CORDUSAServiceVisit2022 #Highschool #Winter2022

#CORDUSAServiceVisit2022 #Highschool #Winter2022

Greetings from Portland!
Pre-celebrations for Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the grandest festivals of India, must be going on now!

CORD USA Winter Service Visits 2022 applications are now open for students! Chaperones and students must be present for the entire span of the program, not possible to attend only part of the service visit. Each person must fill out the application on their own, NOT by their parent. The student will be disqualified if we learn later that a parent has filled out the application for them. No exceptions.

Details of the visit:
CORD Siruvani December 18th – 31st, 2022
Registration fee – $1500
$250 non-refundable fee per person for application registration
$1250 after the application is accepted.

Please note: you should have an OCI card to participate in these Service Visits.

If your parent applied for the service visit 2022 when it was open for chaperones, please do mention it in the application.

As a student participant, we require a recommendation from your Balavihar teacher. Please make sure you type all email addresses correctly as we are not responsible for typos in your application. Students will be in rural India for two weeks, away from their families. We require them to be self-reliant and use their own email and cell for communication. Once submitted, the applicant will receive an email acknowledgment. Further information will be sent by email. Make sure to check your spam folder as well.

Payment and visit details are in the FAQ document. You must download, read and accept the terms and conditions before applying. Applications are evaluated by a National team and their decisions are final.

Apply here – https://cordusa.org/servicevisit2022/

If you have any questions or concerns, I am just an email away. Thank you and all the best!

Subha Varma Pathial
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CORDUSA Winter Service Visit now open!

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Greetings from beautiful Portland!
Wishing all of you a wonderful Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations!

Announcing CORD USA Winter Service Visits 2022!  Please note at this time applications are open only for chaperones.  It will open for students only after we fill chaperone requirements. Please do not submit the application form now if you are a student, it will not be considered.  Chaperones and students must be present for the entire span of the program, not possible to attend only part of the service visit.

Details of the visit:
CORD Siruvani  December 18th – 31st, 2022
Registration fee – $1500

               $250 non-refundable fee per person for application registration
$1250 after the application is accepted.
Please note: you must meet the visa requirements as per Govt. of India regulations or should have an OCI card to participate in these Service Visits.

All of our service project visits have been very rewarding, considering the dramatic impact that it has had on the participants.  The success of the service visit is very much dependent upon the chaperones. For that reason, we are opening the service visit application only for the chaperones first and will open it for students after this is filled.  If you have a child/children you would like to apply for the service visit, you can mention their names in the “Volunteering Activities”.  They will have to submit a full application separately when it becomes available and should meet the qualifications. However, preference will be given to the chaperone’s children.

As a chaperone, we require a recommendation from your center coordinator.  Please make sure you type all email addresses correctly as we are not responsible for typos in your application.

Once submitted, you will receive an email acknowledgment. Further information will be sent by email.  Make sure to check your spam folder as well.

Payment and visit details are in the FAQ document. You must download, read and accept the terms and conditions before applying.  Applications are evaluated by a National team and their decisions are final.

Apply here – https://cordusa.org/servicevisit2022/

If you have any questions or concerns, I am just an email away. Thank you and all the best!

Subha Varma Pathial
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Be a CORDUSA Ambassador!

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Dear All,

With the start of spring and the hope that the pandemic is behind us, we are renewing our CORDUSA activities and looking forward to getting out and helping our community in all ways we can. We are expanding our community service projects (check out what all we currently offer in different chapters here) and would like all your help and new ideas. We would like you all to actively be part of our effort to help our local communities and be our ambassadors in spreading awareness for CORDUSA.

Currently, we are focusing this effort to gather information from interested people in the USA and Canada and we hope to expand it further in the near future!

If you would like to be involved in CORDUSA activities, please fill out this form below, so we can reach out to you for specific projects in the areas you’re interested in.

Thank you!
With Love and Om,
The CORDUSA Board.

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    Announcement: Changes to CORDUSA Board of Directors

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    Friday, February 18, 2022

    Announcement: Changes to CORDUSA Board of Directors

    Dear all,

    Please note the changes to the CORDUSA Board of Directors

    After 13 years of service as directors, Vijaya Cherukuri and Pranji Lodhia have retired from CORDUSA board. The current board of directors of CORDUSA are as below:

    Swami Swaroopananda (Chairman & President)
    Apparao Mukkamala, Flint (Treasurer)
    Subha Varma Pathial, Portland (Secretary)
    Vidya Ramanathan, Ann Arbor
    Vidya Narayanan, Raleigh Durham

    Tina Smith, Lewis & Knopf will continue to handle and manage CORDUSA bookkeeping and receipting.

    The chairman and the board very much appreciate and thank Pranji and Vjaya for their dedicated and sincere service and wish them the best. We are delighted to welcome Vidya Ramanathan & Vidya Narayanan to our board.

    For further details please visit our website and as always, I am just an email away.

    Thank you!
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