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					Hindu Samaj Temple
Annual General Body Meeting January 21st, 2007

For the latest news, upcoming events, schedule and more Visit www.HISTEMPLEMN.org

Temple Administration
Executive Committee
•President: Suresh Chari •Vice President: Suresh Kotagal •Secretary: •Treasurer: Shekar Kaliappan •Sub-cmt Heads •Finance: Shekar Kaliappan •Religious Affairs: Dev Mukhopadhyay •Cultural Activities: Suresh K/Suresh C •Building & Infrastructure: Suresh Kotagal •Fund Raising/Development: Amit Ghosh •Scheduling: Mahesh Raghu/ Suresh C •Email: Ramesh Rao •Web and Media: Diganta/ Shyamala

Board of Directors
Shyamala Bhat Mukesh Bhatia Diganta Borgohain Suresh Chari Amit Ghosh Shekar Kaliappan Suresh Kotagal Dev Mukhopadhyay Jeevan Rao Mahesh Raghu Ramesh Rao Shridhar Somasekharan Latha Stead Suresh Yanambaka

Board Members
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Strongly committed to betterment of our community and the Temple Vocal yet reasonable group Diversified
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Age Gender Occupation

Board Members
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Shyamala Bhat:
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Recently moved to Rochester Worked for 12 yrs with HP India Now with Mayo

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Mukesh Bhatia
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Longtime Rochester resident Family committed to Temple Mayo information services

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Diganta Borgohain
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Mayo Clinic Health Solutions Frontage Technologies

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Suresh Chari
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Professor of Medicine, Mayo Gastroenterologist Head, Pancreas Interest Group Research Interest: Pancreatic cancer

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Amit Ghosh
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Internal Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine Medical education

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Shekar Kaliappan
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Information services, Mayo Treasurer

Board Members
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Suresh Kotagal
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Professor of Neurology Head of Pediatric Neurology Director: Peds Neurology Residency Program Specialty: Child Neurology
Professor and Consultant Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Tumor Angiogenesis, Vascular Biology and Nanotechnology Laboratory

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Dev Mukhopadhyay
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Board Members
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Jeevan Kanthi Rao
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Owner “Rice N’ Spice” Long time resident of Rochester and Temple supporter
Dedicated to community service Mahesh and Ranga run the highly successful “Balagokulam” program for kids and adults Run shloka class

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Mahesh Raghu
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Board Members
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Ramesh Rao
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Mayo, Information technology Long time supporter of Temple

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Shridhar Somasekharan
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IBM Media and publicity

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Latha Stead
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Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Director EM Research Founder, Rochester Academy of Science and Arts

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Suresh Yanambaka
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Long time Rochester resident Past President Frontage Technology Currently in India

Executive Committee President
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Overall responsible for governance of the Temple Oversee/ensure smooth running of the Temple Be in close touch with all committee members Provide vision and direction for growth and expansion of the Temple Interact with community members to understand their needs and involve them in Temple activities

Executive Committee
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Vice President
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Responsible in President’s absence Administrative Head In charge of the finances

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Secretary
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Treasurer
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Finance Committee
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Track income
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Hundi collections, Monthly Deposit, General Donation

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Track expenditure, ensure paper rail exists for all expenses Balance the books every month Internal and External Audit of accounts

Finance Committee
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Members
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Shekar Kaliappan Mahesh Raghu Mukesh Bhatia Murali Iyer Vidya Prasad

Fund Raising/Development Donor Appreciation
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Get the mortgage paid off! Plan for the future Recognize our donors
Members:
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Amit Ghosh Latha Stead

Religious Activities
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Daily lamp lighting Encourage satsangs Oversee monthly Puja Conduct major religious festivals Special pujas by Priest Shri Jagannadachri Installation of Idols

Religious Activities Cmt
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Members
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Dev Mukhopadhyay Mahesh Raghu Ranga Mahesh Suresh Chari Priest Shree Jagannath Acharya (Adviser)

Cultural activities
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Holi Summer program Deepavali Cultural program associated with special pujas

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Members
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Suresh Kotagal Suresh Chari Need help!

Building and Infrastructure
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Major role last year Oversee renovation Ongoing maintenance issues Security

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Members
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Suresh Kotagal Vidhan Chandra

Scheduling Committee
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Schedule events Maintain web-based calendar Avoid conflicts Members
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Mahesh Raghu Suresh Chari

Media and Publicity Email and Web Page
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Advertise Temple events Maintain Webpage current Members
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Shyamala Bhat Ramesh Rao Diganta Borgohain Sridhar Somasekharan Jeevan Rao

Youth Volunteer Program
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Encourages youth to particpare in volunteer activity Maintain lawn and garden Fall clean-up Director: Karpagam Maran

Year in Review Religious Activities Presented by: Dev Mukhopadhyay

Welcome everyone and also we would like to convey our heartfelt thanks for your genuine support and participation in different religious activities held at the temple throughout the year

Religious Subcommittee:
Mahesh Raghu Suresh Chari Ranganayaki (Ranga) Mahesh Dev Mukhopadhyay Shree Jaganath Acharya (Adviser)

Religious activities: Daily Weekly Monthly Special Religious Prayers / Festivals

Daily

“Daily Lamp Lighting” in front of the Deities is an important religious ritual. In the absence of regular priest in our temple, you as a community have taken the responsibility to this auspicious service. At least 30 people, individually or as a group, are performing this prayer every evening.

All the hard work you have been doing through out the year to preserve this daily prayer is very unique to the temple and we acknowledge this with gratitude.

Weekly
Prayer for Lord Vishnu (Vishnu Sahasranaamam) every week Monday from 7.00 PM – 8.00 PM. Prayer for Goddess Lalitha (Lalitha Sahasranaamam) every 2nd Friday of the month from 7.00 PM – 8.00 PM. Prayer for Goddess Devi (Devi Stotrams) every 4th Friday of the month from 7.00 PM – 8.00 PM Prayer for Sai Baba every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 7.00 PM – 8.00 PM Group singing for various Gods and Goddesses every 2nd Saturday of the month from 7.00 PM – 8.00 PM

If you would like to start a new session or join with an existing group please contact us

Monthly Puja

Monthly Pujas, third Saturday of each month, is greatly appreciated by our community for several years
We strongly believe that the Monthly Pujas are an important platform not only for satsang or singing bhajans, but also to convey our thoughts and educate ourselves about the diversity in our culture and religion
After-Puja dinner serves as a great opportunity to taste verities of dishes throughout the year

In all aspects, year 2006 was a great success to our monthly pujas and we hope with your intense help and support, the future pujas will continue to succeed as well
Please sign up in the Monthly Puja list as a group or individual and help us to schedule ahead for the whole year

Special Religious Prayers / Festivals
01/04/2006 – Harvest Festival (Sankaranti) was celebrated 02/18/2006 – Saraswathi Puja was conducted 02/26/2006 – Prayer for Lord Shiva was conducted 03/11/2006 – Festival of Colors (Holi) was celebrated 03/20/2006 – Kalyana Utsav for God Balaji and Goddess Devi was celebrated 04/06/2006 – Lord Rama’s Birthday (Rama Navami) was celebrated 08/19/2006 – Lord Krishna’s Birthday (Janmashtami) was celebrated

08/27/2006 – Lord Ganesha’s Birthday was celebrated
09/08/2006 – Lord Hanuman Idol Installation ceremony was performed 09/22/2006 – Goddess Devi Idols (Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi along with Gods Ganesha and Karthikeya) Installation ceremony was conducted

09/23/2006-9/30/2006 – Prayer for Goddess Durga was conducted
10/01/2006 – Lamp (Diya) Prayer was conducted

Continued: Special Religious Prayers / Festivals

10/21/2006 – Prayer in connection with Festival of Lights (Diwali) was conducted 11/11/2006 – Prayer for Lord Satya Narayana was conducted 12/16/2006 – Lord Hanuman’s Birthday (Hanuman Jayanthi) was celebrated

Again, thank you all for your generous support throughout the year and we strongly believe that working together we will make our temple as well as our community a great place to cultivate our religion and culture

FUTURE ACTIVITIES AND DIRECTION

Other tentative religious events for the temple. Saraswati Puja Maha Shivaratri Holi Ramanavami Hanuman Jayanti Krishna Janmashthami Ganesh Chaturthi Durga Puja Deepavali (Diwali) Saturday 01-27-2007 Friday 02-16-2007 Saturday 03-03-2007 Tuesday 03-27-2007 Monday 04-02-2007 Tuesday 09-04-2007 Saturday 09-15-2007 Friday 10, 19 -21, 2007 Friday 11-09-2007

Tentative plan to coordinate special Pujas, at least alternative month, conducted by Shree Jaganath Acharya

Hiring a full time Priest for our temple: a future perspective

New Deities Sthapana: an ongoing effort on behalf of community
We also need your positive thoughts for betterment of our service and improvement of our religious activities

God bless you all

Year in Review Cultural Activities Mahesh Raghu

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

Bharathanatyam Class conducted

every Tuesday from 5.30 PM – 6.30 PM by Raagamala Dance Theater

Kathak Dance Class conducted every
Sundays from 1:00 PM -3:00 PM by Katha Dance Theater

Yoga Class conducted

every Wednesday from 7.00 PM – 8.00 PM by John Smith

Yoga Sutra Lecture Series were

given every other month through out the year by Dr Steven Parker

Hindi Language Class conducted

every Sunday from 10:30 AM -12:00 PM

Malayalam Language Class

conducted every 3rd Sunday from 4:00 PM -5:00 PM

Balagokulam
Conducted every Saturday from 10.00 AM – 11.30 AM It enables Hindu children in US to appreciate their
cultural roots and learn Hindu Values.

This is done through Games, Yoga, Stories, Songs, Arts &
Crafts, Contest and special educational projects.

It is being conducted in more than 100 centers in the
country.

A special quarterly magazine called “Balagokulam” is also
published with contents for the kids and by the kids.

For details, visit www.balagokulam.org

Kaun Banega Ramayan Expert - (KBRE)

 Ramayan Quiz Contest was conducted from Jan 2006 –
April 2006

 Around 3000 kids participated from all over the United
States and 33 kids from Rochester, MN

 Ganashyam from Rochester won the special prize for
Midwest Region
months

 Weekend Ramayan classes were conducted for around 3

 Brought more awareness about our Great Epic to our
kids and it was a super success project

Exhibition on Hindu Culture and Dharmic Traditions
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Conducted on 06/18/2006 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Inaugurated by Shri Tridandi Jeeyar Swami from Tirupathi. This exhibition was a bird's eye view of the vast Hindu cultural heritage and the traditions of India.

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There were 30 posters on different themes. Some of the topics were:
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Basic concepts and way of living Temples, ancient roots and Architecture Art, Dance and Music Hindu Diaspora and its influence Contributions in Mathematics and Science Yoga and Ayurveda Dharma in nature and service Role of Hindu Women

Indian Music Concert was held on

July 30, 2006 from 2:00 PM -5:00 PM by Nirmala Rajasekar

Indian Music Recital was held on Oct
8, 2006 from 3:15 PM -5:00 PM by Chand Mallick

Hindu Heritage Family Camp
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Conducted on Aug 26 & 27 at Caledonia Camp Site

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1st overnight camp for Rochester Residents
More than 70 participants – (Age range from 3 month baby to a 70 year old adult)

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With a perfect blend of cultural activities, games and sports and religious lessons, this camp proved to be an effective medium to impart Hindu values to the children and elders while they made many friends and enjoyed their vacation
Kids made clay models of Lord Ganesh and every one enjoyed the joint celebration of Ganesh Puja also

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Deepavali
 First time Diwali fireworks was held on Oct 21, 2006
from 7:30 PM -9:00 PM

 Mega Cultural Event was conducted on Oct 28, 2006
from 4:00 PM -10:00 PM at Peace United Church

 Overwhelming response from the community with active
participation from more than 300 residents.

 Thanks to everyone for putting their efforts in making
this function a huge success.

 Next time – even more better.

Annual contest
Conducted on 12/16/2006 to test the
efficiency of the Balagokulam kids on all the cultural and religious lessons they had learnt through out the year.

Certificates and prizes were given for
all the participants.

Marching ahead in 2007
 16 day Sun Salutation Marathon from Jan
13th – Jan 28th 2007

 Live coverage from KTTC and 6 News  New Music class from Feb  12 hour Shiva Ratri Marathon event in Feb  Grand Holi Mela in March  And many more to come…

State of the Temple Financial Status Suresh Chari

What did we start with
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The organization has been in existence for 20+ yrs It was Incorporated in 12/6/2000
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HIS Temple MN, Inc

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Temple purchased in September 2004 Bank balance before fund raiser: $22,000

Temple Purchase
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Fund raiser: Summer of 2004 Purchase: September 2004 Price: $240,000 with $10,000 for repairs $50,000 down payment made Balance: $190,000

Bank Balance over the Years
100,000

Balance as of 12/29/06: $ 63,656

80,000

Dollars

60,000 40,000 20,000 0

Without Capital Campaign Funds

2001

2002

2004
Year

2005

2006

Monthly Expenditure & Income

Average Monthly Expense $2063
Qwest Lawn & Snow Insurance Cleaning WM Misc

Mortgage ($1139)
Aquila

RPU

Average Monthly Income ($3335)
Rental Hundi

Monthly Puja

Electronic Monthly Deposit ($1861)
Special Puja

Electronic Monthly Deposit
2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0

$/month

2004

2005

2006

Year in Review Building and Renovation Suresh Kotagal

Renovations & Additions Downstairs
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Remodeling of basement: Created a large area for dining Dance flooring  Tear down  Dry wall  New floor

Renovations & Additions Upstairs
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Bringing the building up to fire code (Circuit breakers, handicapped egress, emergency exit doors, inspection of fire extinguishers, lawyer’s fees, etc.) Energy efficient windows Front lobby shoe rack Ceiling fans

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New front door Repaving the parking lot New lawn mower Storage shed

Cost of renovation and repair
Total Cost: $ 38,982.85 Gutter Electric work AC/Heater Anderson Law firm Fire Extinguisher Signs Temple Sign Board

Parking lot

Building

Email, Webpage, Blogs and more…..

Donor Appreciation - 2006
I would start by thanking all members of our community who have made generous contribution of their time, talent and money to make 2006 a successful fund raising year.

Where do our donors come from?
Minnesota
Rochester Mankato Crystal Zumbrota Faribault Stewartville

Michigan
Bloomfield

Iowa
Fairfield

North Dakota
Bismarck

Kansas
Lenexa

Texas
Corpus Christie

St. Cloud Northfield Maple Grove

Illinois
Danville

Wisconsin New York
Commack
La Crosse

Donor Appreciation - 2006
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Total donor collection: $55,477 [ 109 families] Average per family: $508.96 Range: $5.00 - $5392.00 28 families donated $42,455 (76.5% of all donation) 11 monthly donors - $50-100/ month

Donor Appreciation - 2006
Amount per year($$) $ 501- 1000 $1001-2000 $2001-3000 $3001-4000 $4001-5000 $5001-6000 No. of Families 18 4 2 2 1 1

Donor Appreciation – 2006 Monthly donation scheme/year
$25/ month X 12 = $300 $ 50/ Month X 12= $ 600 $ 75/ Month X 12= $900 $ 100/ month X 12= $1200

$150/ month X 12= $1800

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*Adapted from the model suggested by Hindi Temple- Minneapolis MN

Questions?
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An hour-long Q and A session followed the presentation Issues discussed: Hiring of Priest: After vigorous discussion of pros and cons it was decided that:
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The financial implications of such a hiring should be further clarified Temple should identify families who would be willing to at least partially underwrite the monthly expenses of a priest for the first 12-18 months (there were at least 3 volunteers present at the mtg) INS regulations for hiring (especially re salary and benefits) should be further investigated

Acquiring Land for Future Development
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This issue was raised but could be fully discussed due to lack of time


				
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