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									கேட்ஸ் வசந்த மலர்
GATS VASANTHA MALAR




   Date: May 11th 2009, Malar – 19
     http://www.gatamilsangam.org

              Editors
      Anitha Thangamani
         Ravi Palaniappan
      Raja Venugopal
        Chand Kuppuswamy
Contents
GATS contact emails..................................................................................................... 20
GATS General Body meeting ....................................................................................... 3
Report from President ................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined.4
Report from Secretary ............................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.6
Report from FeTNA2009 Thamil Vizha ................ Error! Bookmark not defined.7
GATS Upcoming events ................................................................................................. 5
GATS Tamil Competition 2009 ................................................................................... 5
Chithirai Vizha 2009 ..................................................................................................... 10
Pongal Mupperum Vizha Photos and Video ..... Error! Bookmark not defined.13
Our Community Upcoming Events ...................... Error! Bookmark not defined.14
July 3,4 & 5, 2009 Thamizh Vizha 2009 ............................................................... 13
GATS Preferred Vendors ......................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.17
GATS Charity Activities................................................................................................ 20
FeTNA 2009 Tamizh Vizha ..................................... Error! Bookmark not defined.19
Tamil Literature Section .............................................................................................. 16
இலக்கிய மணம் ........................................................................................................... 16
குறள் அமுதம் ............................................................................................................... 17
Kitchen corner ................................................................................................................. 18
General Tips ..................................................................................................................... 19
Advertise with GATS ..................................................................................................... 20



     About GATS Vasantha Malar
     கேட்ஸ்             வசந்த மலர் will be a connecting tool between the members and the
     Executive committee.

     Vasantha Malar will feature important activities that are going on at GATS,
     Reports from the committee, and Celebrations (Birthdays, Anniversaries, Parties,
     etc.) with pictures. Interested parties can also advertise your services to our
     members. Please contact contact@gatamilsangam.org for listing your service in
     the upcoming Vasantha Malar Newsletter.

           DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES (ARTICLES/ADVERTISEMENT) ARE EVERY
                                 TUESDAY 5 pm

     Contact: vasanthamalar@gatamilsangam.org
                   GATS General Body meeting
Based on our GATS By law II section 7, May 30/2009 we will be hosting Chitrai
Vizha 2009 and General Body meeting. Our current EC propose the following
resolution for discussion

1. Change of our membership fee
2. Tamil Maiyam (Tamil center)

Any question/suggestion please contact secretary@gatamilsangam.org




                 GATS MinnEdu 2009 - Articles
  Dear Friends,
            GATS Team is in preparation of Releasing Quarterly MinnEdu on May 30
  th 2009.
  We are in process of Collecting Articles. If you of any of your friends interested in
  writing articles.
Please let me know.
For any question please contact vasanthamalar@gatamilsangam.org



       DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ARTICLES ARE MAY 23 2009 12 PM

 Thank You
 Anitha Thangamani
 GATS EC




Report from Tamil Sub Committee



                       CTA and Tamil Education in Atlanta
   “70 students have registered so far from
           three different schools”
Tamil Teachers and Parents

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding CALIFORNIA
TAMIL ACADEMY curriculum
Need to give head count to CTA for the book order please act Fast
                        GATS Upcoming events


GATS Tamil Competition 2009
GATS happily announce GATS Tamil Competition 2009 details, please actively
participate
Register Now
(hold down CTRL key and click the above link)


Competition rules will send along with registration confirmation
For Question, Please send a email to
tamileducation@gatamilsangam.org



Rules/Guidlines for Pechu Pooti competition.
 1. 60% weight age will be given to the Pronunciation, spontaneous flow from the
    memory and the confidence of the contestant.
 2. 20% weight age will be given to the content of the speech.
 3. 20% weight age will be given to the posture, presentation and expression of
    the contestant.
 4. The contestant will not be allowed to refer any material during the competition.
 5. Parents will be allowed to view the competition as audience.
 6. Any prompting by the parents during the competition will render the contestant
    disqualified.
 7. Duration of the speech should be for
       3-10 years - 3 mins.
       10-19 years – 6 mins
 8. Judges decisions are final.
 9. The results will announced in the following week Vasantha malar


 Rules/Guidlines for Reading (tamil) competition.
 1. 40% weight age will be given to the Pronunciation and the confidence of the
    contestant.
 2. 40% weight age will be given to the clarity and loudness of the contestant.
 3. 20% weight age will be given to the posture, presentation and expression of
    the contestant.
 4. The contestant will be provided with the material to be read on the spot.
 5. Parents will be allowed to view the competition as audience.
 6. Any prompting by the parents during the competition will render the contestant
    disqualified.
 7. Duration of the reading would be for
       3-10 years - 3 mins.
       10-19 years – 6 mins

 8. 8. Judges decisions are final.
10. The   results will announced in the following week Vasantha malar


Rules/Guidlines for Katturai Pooti competition.

 1. 80% weight age will be given to the content and words used in the essay.
 2. 20% weight age will be given to the handwriting and the neatness of the essay
 3. The contestant will be not be allowed to refer any material during the
    competition.
 4. Paper will be provide, all other writing tools need to be brought by the
    contestant.
 5. Duration of the competition is One hour - will be enforced strictly.
       Ages - 3-5 essays should be within 50 words.
       Ages - 6-9 essays should be within 100 words.
       Ages - 10-13 essays should be within 200 words.
       Ages - 14 - 16 essays should be within 300 words.
 6. Parents will not be allowed inside the room where the competitions are held.
 7. Judges decisions are final.
 8. The results will announced in the following week Vasantha malar

Rules/Guidlines for Thirukural competition.

 1. 60% weight age will be given to the Pronunciation, spontaneous flow from the
    memory and the confidence of the contestant.
 2. 20% weight age will be given to the clarity and loudness of the contestant.
 3. 20% weight age will be given to the posture, presentation and expression of
    the contestant.
 4. The contestant will be not be allowed to refer any material during the
    competition.
 5. Parents will be allowed to view the competition as audience.
 6. Any prompting by the parents during the competition will render the contestant
    disqualified.
 7. The kids have to recite the following
         Ages - 3-5 essays should recite 20
         Ages - 6-9 essays should recite 40.
         Ages - 10-13 essays should recite 50.
         Ages - 14 - 16 essays should recite 60.
 8. Judges decisions are final.
 9. The results will announced in the following week Vasantha malar

Rules/Guidlines for Spelling Bee competition.
 1. 100% weight age will be given to the correct spelling of the words.
 2. Alphabet (Tamil) will be displayed for reference.
            Age 6-9 - all the 2 and 3 letter words from the list.
            Age 10-13 - all the 2,3 and 4 letter words from the list
            Age -14 and above - all the words from the list.
 3.   The contestant will not be allowed to refer any material during the competition.
 4.   Duration of the competition is One hour - will be enforced strictly.
 5.   Even though it is a spelling bee competition, the actual competition will be a
      written competition.
 6.   The pronouncer will help the kids by providing the meaning of the word to be
      spelled.
 7.   Parents will not be allowed inside the room where the competitions are held.
 8.   Judges decisions are final.
 9.   The results will announced in the following week Vasantha malar

Rules/Guidlines for Drawing competition.
1. The drawing should be on a canvas/poster board.
2. The canvas/poster board should be of the following dimension
   15inchesX15inches.
3. Any type of drawing material can be used eg: pencil, Pen, crayon, watercolor
   etc.
4. All supplies should be brought in by the contestants.
5. Model pictures will be allowed during the competition.
6. Duration of the competition is One hour - will be enforced strictly.
7. Parents will not be allowed inside the room where the competitions are held.
8. Judges decisions are final.
9. The results will announced in the following week Vasantha malar

Rules/Guidlines for Tamil culture jeopardy.
The Jeopardy program is set up for anyone who has an interest in the Tamil
Culture. Tamil Culture Jeopardy gives you the opportunity to expand your
knowledge of the Tamil Culture in many different areas, while enhancing your
critical thinking, problem solving, communications and listening skills.
The competition is for individuals of any age. The Tamil Culture Jeopardy program
has three age divisions:
Junior ages 6 to 9
Intermediate ages 10 to 13 and
Senior ages 14 to 19
Contest
There are three rounds of play. Each contest consists of six categories, each with
five questions, with a point value of 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 points. A maximum of
six players compete at one time.

In round 1 all contestants participate. A random selection of who selects first takes
place. Contestants wishing to answer a question must activate the signaling device.
Answers can be in the form of a question or statement. Points are awarded for
correctly answering questions. There are deductions for wrong answers, not
signaling, not waiting to be recognized and failing to give an answer. The amount
of points deducted is determined by the point value of the question. The player
with the last correct answer gets to select the next category and point value.

There are two bonus questions in each round. Contestants don’t know prior to the
contest which categories and point values contain the bonus questions.
Contestants can wager, in 10-point increments, all, part or none of the points they
have accumulated for a bonus question.
An individual's score must be zero or greater to advance to any round of play. The
top contestants (up to 12) from round 1 will advance to play a second round. The
top contestants from round 2 (up to 6) will advance to play a third round.

At the end of round 3, each contestant will have the opportunity to answer a “Final
Jeopardy” question, providing they have one or more points. The answer will be in
written form. Contestants can wager, in 10-point increments, all, part or none of
the points they have accumulated. Rankings are based on top scores. The
contestant with the most points is declared the champion.


Although all participants in the Jeopardy program are winners, only one
             champion can be named in each age division.




Chithirai Vizha 2009

           GATS Cultural Committee proudly presents this

                            Chithirai Vizha 2009.
We humbly invite all members to come, participate and enjoy the Celebration while
                          making it a grand success.
Register Now!
(hold down CTRL key and click the above link)


Registration Extended till May 15th
Entries received after May 15 2009 date will be automatically deleted. Please wait for a
confirmation email from the GATS cultural team regarding your program registration.




July 3,4 & 5, FeTNA 2009 Thamizh Vizha
FeTNA organizes its Tamizh Vizha event every year during the month of July. We
are proud to announce that FeTNA’s 22nd Tamizh Vizha event will be organized in
Atlanta, GA this year. We humbly request one and all to proudly participate,
generously donate, and make it a Grand success!
For more information, please visit http://www.tamilvizha.com

                                  வாருங்கள்!!
                        மாபெரும் தமிழ் விழா!
               ஃபெட்னா தமிழ் விழா 2009
            ஜூலல 3, 4, 5                    2009 அட்லாண்டா
ஒவ்பவாரு ஆண்டும் ஜூலலத் திங்கள் முதல் வாரத்தில் நிகழும் ஃபெட்னா தமிழ் விழாவின்
இருெத்திரண்டாம் ெதிப்பு இவ்வாண்டு அட்லாண்டா, ஜியார்ஜியாவில் நிகழவுள்ளது. வட
அபமரிக்காவின் மாபெரும் தமிழ் விழாவிற்கான முன்னனற்ொடுகள் மும்முரமாக
நடந்துவருகின்றன. தாயகத்தின் மண் கடந்தாலும் தாய்த்தமிழின் மணம் குன்றாது விழா
எடுத்திடும் வட அபமரிக்கத் தமிழ்ச்சங்கப் னெரலவ, வரும் ஜூலலத் திங்கள் 3,4,5 னததிகளில்
நிகழும் இவ்வருட விழாவின் ஒருங்கிலணப்புப் ெணிகலள அட்லாண்டா தமிழ் விழா
ஒருங்கிலணப்பு குழுவிடம் அளித்துள்ளது. பெரும்பொருட்ச்பசலவில் சீ ரான விழா நடத்தும்
முயற்சியில் விழா குழுவினர் விலரந்துெணியாற்றி வருகின்றனர். ெல்லாயிரம் தமிழர்கலளத்
பதாடர்புபகாண்டு நிதி திரட்டும் முதற்ெணியில் வாசகர் அலனவரின் ஆதரலவ அன்புடன்
நாடுகின்றனர். னமல் விெரங்களுக்கும் விழாச்பசய்திகளுக்கும் அவ்வப்னொது
http://www.tamilvizha.com இணயதளத்லத நாடவுடிம்.
Register For FeTNA
If you buy two ticket through GATS
  1. If you are non member – your 2009 membership is free
  2. If you are member – your 2010 membership is free.

For details contact GATS: contact@gatamilsangam.org or
Chand: 404-451-3972
Register to Give Program in FeTNA
Dear Members,
This is wonderful opportunity for Atlanta Tamil Community to show
their talent to the whole American Tamil community.
Please submit your entry to give a program in FeTNA 2009 to be held
on July 3rd to 5th
The link to submit your entry
Deadline: May 15thth.
The process:
GATS will verify your membership for eligibility to participate in FeTNA
The program approval will be based on the
1.     Quality
2.     Theme and
3.     Availability of slot in FeTNA

If you have any questions concerns, please contact
Secretary@gatamilsangam.org




CMA is pleased to announce the presentation of a mega
  show "Chanakya" on Sunday September 13, 2009
                 Venue:    Clayton County Performing Arts Center
                             Timing: 2.30 -4.30 PM

                          For more Information visit:
                 www.chinmayamissionalpharetta.org
Tamil Literature Section
இலக்ேிய மணம்
குறள் அமுதம்
Thirukkural




If rain fall not, penance and alms-deeds will not dwell within this spacious world.
Kitchen corner
General Tips
                         GATS Charity Activities


Kalyana Sundaram's memorial fund

GATS charity committee is collecting donations for ' Kalyana Sundaram's
memorial fund (please send check to GATS with memo' Kalyana Sundaram's
memorial fund).' He wanted this fund to be handled by Martin to provide funding
for education at his former grade school in Avanipatti, Tamil Nadu, India.




Supporting Bhutanese Refugees in Atlanta
As you may be already aware of, there are about 900 refugees settled in the Decatur/
Clarkston area of GA, so far. These families are surviving on food stamps and minimal
support provided by the Government. Many do not have any marketable skills and those
who have are finding it difficult to get employed in this economy. To their benefit, GATS
pleads to our members to extend the support by donating moderately used essentials like:

       Clothes
       Kitchen Utensils
       English books for kids
       Toys
       Electronics (Computers, TV, etc.,)

Any cash donations and/ or used car donations would be greatly appreciated, and is tax-
deductible. If you would like to donate, or if you have any questions regarding this, please
contact: rammohan_krishnan@yahoo.com or sundarga@yahoo.com

For more information, visit: http://www.bhutaneserefugees.com




Advertise with GATS
For Sponsoring an event, Booth space reservations, GATS Newsletter/ Website/
Directory advertisements, please contact: advertisement@gatamilsangam.org
We would love to hear from you. Please let us know your feedback on GATS
activities as well as your volunteering interests by sending an email to
contact@gatamilsangam.org


Other GATS contact emails
Please contact the appropriate emails to get quick response

Advertisements ads@gatamilsangam.org

Membership      membership@gatamilsangam.org

Tamil Education tamileducation@gatamilsangam.org

Tamil Center    tamilcenter@gatamilsangam.org

Charity         charity@gatamilsangam.org

Events          events@gatamilsangam.org

Minnedu         minnedu@gatamilsangam.org

Vasanthamalar vasanthamalar@gatamilsangam.org

General         contact@gatamilsangam.org

								
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