Our MissionOHM 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 VisionEstablish a viable and self sustaining Center for holding its cultural activities to accomplish OHM mission
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Cultural Center Executive Committee
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 - October Update
October newsletter - CULTURAL CENTER.
Greetings from OHM Board.
New Home for OHM - Escrow closed on September 29, 2017. On Saturday, September 30th morning few of us (Baburaj, Rema Nair, Divya, KP Hari and Brinda, Vinodh, S.P.Iyer, Hari Kumar, Ravi V and Balan Panickar) went and performed a very small token pooja and took possession by obtaining the building keys.
On Sept- 28th, Baburaj and S.P.Iyer met with the three Chiropractors who were still practicing at the location. Two of them extended the lease for two weeks and one of them for a month. At this time one Chiropractor is still practicing at the location till the end of the month. In the meantime, we were busy with getting all utilities, trash services, property insurance etc. transferred to OHM’s name. OHM board unanimously installed Baburaj Dharan to be the Property Manager until other management arrangements to be made. Hari Kumar as the Building Manager and Balan Panicker as the Event and Calendar Manager are supporting Baburaj. Mechanisms were put in place to collect mails, pay invoices and loan payment to owner.
The building as such does not have a big meeting hall. What we have is lots of smaller rooms, front office and waiting area. Our objective is to rent out a portion of the building for medical/chiropractic practice throughout the week and convert rest into a hall with a small kitchen for our use which can also be rented out for personal events. Plans have been drawn and discussed. We are in the process of getting some architects and contractors to review our tentative plan, provide necessary suggestions and give us estimates. To get to where we need funds and our efforts will continue in organizing fundraising events and reaching out to people until our loans are paid off. The fundraising committee is steered by Ravi Vellatheri and K.P.Hari.
The building as such is not usable for any major events without modification. Whatever it is, it is our home. So to start using for OHM events, our Malayalam classes has started at the center from October 22nd which will be a regular biweekly event. We are planning our first Pooja at the new center on November 12th (look for details in the pooja announcement email) so that all of you can come see what we have and help take to next level. Lots of things have been happening. We wanted to communicate with you and keep you updated on the progress. It is our intention to provide an update once a month.
Currently we are working on the following:
.Bring as many regular events to CC with building as is.
.Bringing an architect to find out different possibility of remodeling.
.Get quotes for remodeling.
.Do minimum but adequate remodeling so that we can rent during the week as well as weekends.
.Continuously raising funds to cover the cost of remodeling.
Thanks for your patience and continued support of the project.
OHM Executive Board
Paid (Only deposited)
Check / Online
|Original OHM Fund Transferred||$69,000.00||$67,000.00|
|Bijali & Nagarajan||$5,000.00||$5,000.00||3284|
|Bindu Suresh & Babu Suresh||$5,000.00||$1,000.00||2212|
|Bini & Leena||$5,000.00|
|Chandra Mohan & Lakshmi||$1,000.00||$1,000.00||5616|
|Dr Achu and Radha Menon||$10,000.00||$10,000.00||2018|
|Girija & Venuprabhakar||$101.00||$101.00||9350|
|Govindan Kutti Nair||$5,000.00||$2,500.00|
|Jaydeep Menon & Rekha||$5,000.00||$1,000.00||178|
|Jayakrishnan & Sunalini||$5,000.00|
|K P hari||$10,000.00||$5,000.00||1028|
|Lakshmi & narayanan||$5,000.00||$5,000.00||5160|
|Meena Chandra Mohan||$1,000.00|
|Mohan & Rajeeananda||$10,000.00||$10,000.00|
|Mohana & Suresh||$10,000.00|
|Nirmala and Krishna Menon||$5,000.00||$1,000.00|
|OHM CD Account||$15,000.00||$15,000.00|
|Prasad & Sandhya||$2500.00||$500.00|
|Dr. Ravi Raghavan & Girija||$2000.00|
|Sajeev & Lakshmi||$500.00||$500.00||166|
|Savitha & Raghu||$2001.00||$2001.00|
|Sanjaye & Smitha||$5,000.00||$2,000.00||412|
|Sunil Ravindran & Bindu||$500.00||$500.00|
|Sunitha & Jiju||$5,000.00||$2,200.00||1401|
|Athira & Suresh Enchoor||$1,000.00||$1,000.00|
|Suresh Kariyadan & Sindhu||$5,000.00||$1,750.00|
|Venugopal & Pushpa||$5,000.00||$5,000.00||10382|
|Vidhu Bala & Ajith||$5,000.00|
|Vinodh Bahuleyan & Viji||$10,500.00||$5,500.00||1008|
|Visesh Mohan & Smitha||$2,500.00|
|Balance in CC including CD||$256,405.00|