OHM Cultural Center

Our Mission

OHM will strive to uphold the culture and values of Hindu Sanathana Dharma by providing opportunities for regular assembly and education through Satsang, social meetings for all ages and organizing charitable fund raising events to help the needy for their education

Our Vision

Establish a viable and self sustaining Center for holding its cultural activities to accomplish OHM mission

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Cultural Center Executive Committee


Pat Iyer 
Rema Nair 
Vinodh Bahuleyan 
Ravi Vellatheri 
KP Hari 
Hari Kumar 
Balan Panicker 
Baburaj Dharan 
Jaydheep Menon 
Suresh Enchoor 
Sunil Kumar 
Prasad Palakkal 
Sanjay Krishna 
Sreedevi Warrier
Sunitha Jiju
    

Dear OHM Members and well-wishers


The OHM Board and the Cultural Center Committee happily announces that we bought a Home for OHM @ 9461 Flower St, Bellflower, CA – 90706. We thank each and every one of you for your ardent support and commitment for this project.

Home for OHM – February Update

02-22-2018

Cultural Center Progress Report

While a number of things did happen with respect to the Cultural Center, most of the items were staging activities for next steps(s).

Contacted Sunalini Hegde (Architectural Engineer and member of OHM) who in turn brought Dharsan Shah to the facility. Both Sunalini and Darshan made their evaluations and later sent a contractor (Kay Jeon) twice to identify the current trusses and support beams. She has submitted the report and Sunalini has presented options to OHM.

In the meantime, Sunalini, Baburaj, Ravi V and myself went to Bellflower City Hall and gathered the following information.

1. Drawings of the building as available with the city.

2. City has confirmed that we can continue to lease whole or part of the building as a medical/Chiropractor/Dental Office without rezoning.

3. We have 6 months from the purchase of the property to lease it out so as not to lose the zoning, Baburaj is working on to get this done. (Baburaj just came back from India).

4. OHM is utilizing the building as is for Poojas, Malayalam Classes etc. Still the utilization is low.

5. All options presented by Sunalini are attached herewith. However, she recommends the option 2 or 3. Option 2 requires $150 K -$170 K and is the best. Whereas as option 3 would need $70-95K. Option 2 is recommended as the best.

Options https://gallery.mailchimp.com/6e1a0ed77bc6e3e4713cde0df/files/3afd29ac-ffad-4d58-87d3-746b45000e2c/Options_Sunalini_Hegde_1_.pdf

Moving forward 2018 and beyond

1. Separate up to 1400 sq. feet in the front and lease to a medical related office to bring income and to use the current zoning. Baburaj, Vinod, Ravi V., Kay, PI

2. Utilize the facilities as much as possible for Pooja’s, Malayalam classes, Dance classes, Yoga Classes (Brinda Hari has volunteered to conduct biweekly yoga classes starting in March) etc.

3.Routine Maintenance: Hari Kumar and team goes to the location once a week and make sure the property is clean and maintained.

4. Fund raising based on Option 2:

Board has approved to pursue Option 2 in phases. Fund raising plans are in progress.

We have a Home for OHM. We need to make it a true home. We can use all the help, support and want people and volunteers to make things happen.

Latest development as of 3rd week of January.

Had a site meeting with a potential contractor.

Aggressively looking for tenants for the front space

Requests have been made to Sunalini for preparing structural drawings to present to the city.

Tentative drawings of internal plans have been prepared and being reviewed

Have a great day.

S.P.Iyer
On Behalf of the OHM Board


 

Name                               

Pledged        

Paid (Only deposited)     

Check / Online  

  Original OHM Fund Transferred $69,000.00 $67,000.00  
  Avadheesh Agarwal $10,000.00 $10,000.00 10571
  Akhil Dharan $4,000.00 $4,000.00
  Baba Pranab $500.00 $500.00 198
  Babu Raj $5,000.00 $5,000.00 5123
  Balan Panicker & Hema $5,000.00 $5,000.00  
  Bijili & Nagarajan $5,000.00 $5,000.00 3284
  Bindu Suresh & Babu Suresh $5,000.00 $2,000.00 2212
  Binny Asarikuniyil & Lena Malayil $5,005.00 $5,005.00 130
  Biju Divakaran $500.00 $500.00
  Bindu & Sunil Raveendran $500.00 $500.00
  Brinda & KP Hari $10,000.00 $10,000.00
  Chandra Mohan & Lakshmi $1,000.00 $1,000.00 5616
  Dakshina Murthy $1,000.00 $1,000.00 726
  Dr Achu and Radha Menon $10,000.00 $10,000.00 2018
  Geetha Rajasekharan $1,000.00 $1,000.00 5984
  Girija & Venuprabhakar $101.00 $101.00 9350
  Gopal Nair $1,000.00 $1,000.00 3222
  Govindan Kutti Nair $5,001.00 $5,001.00  
  Harikumar $5,000.00 $5,000.00 1265
  James Chacko $500.00 $500.00 251
  Janaki Sasikumar $1,000.00 $1,000.00 444
  Jayachandran Nair $1,001.00 $1,001.00 1118
  Jaydeep Menon & Rekha $5,000.00 $5,000.00 178
  Jayakrishnan & Sunalini $5,000.00 $2000.00
  Jiji Abraham $100.00 $100.00
  Johny & Saital $2,000.00 $2,000.00
  Kausalya Sadasivan $1,001.00 $1,001.00  
  Krishna $400.00 $400.00  
  Kurup $5,000.00 $5,000.00  
  Lakshmi & narayanan $5,000.00 $5,000.00 5160
  Lakshmi & Sajeev $5,00.00 $5,00.00
  Mathew thomas $5,000.00    
  Meena Chandra Mohan $1,000.00 $1,000.00  
  Mohan & Rajeeananda $10,000.00 $10,000.00  
  Mohana & Suresh Nair $10,000.00 $5,000.00  
  Narayana Swamy $15,000.00 $15,000.00 4455
  Nirmala and Krishna Menon $5,000.00  
  OHM CD Account $15,000.00 $15,000.00  
  PadmaKutty teacher $5,000.00    
  Patel (AV Hotels) $5,00.00    
  Pat Iyer & Dr. Usha Iyer $20,000.00 $10,000.00  
  Paul Carla $5,000.00 $5,000.00
  Prasad & Sandhya $2500.00 $1000.00  
  Pranesh $500.00 $500.00  
  Priya Sivadas $1,000.00 $1,000.00 6979
  Radhakrishnan Sharma $10,000.00    
  Radhika Sreekumar $1,000.00 $1,000.00  
  Ramadas Pillai $10,000.00 $10,000.00  
  Ramprasad & Gowri $1,000.00    
  Dr. Ravi Raghavan & Girija $2000.00
  Ravi V $5,001.00 $5,001.00 1292
  Rema Nair $5,000.00 $3,000.00 1055
  Rema Unnikrishnan $5,000.00 $5,000.00 468
  Sabari $1,000.00 $1,000.00 29
  Sai Construction $10,000.00 $5,000.00  
  Savitha & Raghu $2001.00 $2001.00
  Sanjaye & Smitha $5,000.00 $5,000.00 412
  Sujeeth & Renu $5,000.00 $1,400.00 9350
  Shaji Krishnan & Jayasree $2,000.00 $2,000.00 9350
  Shantha Sreedharan $5,000.00 $2,000.00  
  Dr. Sharmila and Shyam Kishan $7,501.00 $7,501.00 Paypal
  Shinu Krishnaraj $1,400.00 $1,400.00  
  Sibu Harikumar $1,000.00 $1,000.00 1272
  Sindu Pillai $5,000.00 $5,000.00 10247
  Sobhana Sreekumar $2,500.00 $600.00  
  Sreelal $1,000.00 $1,000.00 1541
  Sudha Warrier $2,000.00 $2,000.00  
  Suma Babu $1,000.00 $1,000.00 3103
  Sunitha & Jiju $5,000.00 $5,000.00 1401
  Suresh Dhamodaran $1,000.00    
  Athira & Suresh Enchoor $1,000.00 $1,000.00  
  Suresh Kariyadan & Sindhu $5,000.00 $5,000.00  
  Suresh Radhakrishnan $3,000.00    
  Venugopal & Pushpa $5,000.00 $5,000.00 10382
  Vidhu Bala & Ajith $5,000.00
  Vilasini B $1000.00 $1000.00
  Vimal $250.00 $250.00
  Vinodh Bahuleyan & Viji $10,500.00 $7,500.00 1008
  Visesh Mohan & Smitha $2,500.00 300
  Anonymous $1,000.00 $250.00  
  Total $380,905.00 $351,405.00 $150,600.00
  Loans $65,000.00 $65,000.00
  Balance in CC including CD   $52,405.00