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Health & Welfare - Emergency Life Saving Training – Shailesh Shah of the British Heart foundation to carry out this training at Oshwal Ekta Centre in Wednesday 26th March & Wednesday 2nd April 2014: 7- 9pm& Saturday 3rd May 2014: 2 - 4 and 4 - 6pm. The course lasts two hours and teaches skills to enable you to give lifesaving support. Click here for Contact & registration details.
Enabling network continues to provide a safe and fun environment for all ages with special needs and their families. Click here for the 2014 dates and come and join them for a family fun evening at the Enabling sports and social club (ESSC).
All members will have received a letter regarding our fund raising appeal. We need your support now - If you would like to discuss your donation wishes with our Fund Raising Team, please contact the Office and they will put you in touch.
All donations are welcome and our Fund Raising Team are happy to meet with you if you would like a personal visit
West Area Events
Enjoy Yoga, Satsag, Cards or just come for a chat (Tea and biscuits will be served)All welcome.Every WednesdayTime: 02.00pm till 05.00pmCards and Games NightDate: Saturday 22nd March 2014Time: 08.00pm till lateKhatyawadi Night with Music by Nitu and FriendsDate: Saturday 29th March 2014.Time: 07.00pm till late.
Anand Yatra Details
Anand Yatra will recommence Friday 7th March
Thank you to all the Anand Yatra volunteers & sponsors in 2013
Saturday, 23rd March
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Dinner and Live Music by the unforgettable voice of Rajeev Sharma
Saturday, 15th March
President's Message March 2014
I hope that you all well. Spring is now here and 2014 is the year of OAUK elections.
Oshwal Centre Refurbishment - Since the last eshot to members, we have held two open days to allow members to view the refurbishment work in progress. Those who attended will have seen the immense amount of work that has been undertaken. The project is progressing well, although like all refurbishment works, there have been a few unexpected problems encountered. Fortunately, the team have quickly found solutions and we are largely on track to complete the works by the end of March. There will be some finishing works which will be completed during April. Where possible, these will be carried out with the minimum of disruption and as quickly as is practicable. We have one further open day planned on Sunday 9th March from 2-00pm to 5-00pm. Please do come over and see for yourself the new look Assembly Halls. The Project Team and Trustees will be pleased to show you around and explain the new facilities. Light refreshments will be served.
Area AGM’s - Dates have now been set. You will shortly receive AGM Notices in your respective area and as you are all aware; this year is Election Year. Please note the dates and do attend your local AGM. This is your opportunity to hear about what has been happening; share in future plans and also it is your chance to ask questions to the Area Committee. Being Election year, we will be looking to elect new Area Committees and I encourage members to step forward and stand for the local area committee. So much has changed in the last few years, as a community we have taken strides forward. We need to work collectively, encourage younger talented Oshwal to participate and help shape the future of our Association.
My fellow Office Bearers and EC Trustees will attend in all the areas. Unfortunately, a few dates do clash and on these days, we will endeavour to cover the Areas as best possible.
Area AGM dates
Northampton Area AGM
Saturday, 15th March 2014 at 8.00 pm.
Venue: Weston Favell Parish Hall Booth Lane South, Northampton.NN3 3EP
North Area AGM
Sunday, 16th March 2014 at 2.00 pm.
Venue: Compton School, North Finchley London. N12.
South Area AGM
Sunday, 16th March 2014 at 2.30 pm.
Venue: South London Mahajanwadi 1 Campbell Road Croydon. Surrey. CR0 2SQ.
North East Area AGM
Saturday, 22nd March 2014 at 7.30 pm.
Venue: Oshwal House, Oshwal Centre Coopers Lane Road, Northaw. Herts. EN6 4DG.
West Area AGM
Sunday, 23rd March 2014 at
Venue: Oshwal Shakti Centre, 1 Inwood Road Hounslow. Middlesex TW3 1UX
East Area AGM
Saturday, 29th March 2014 at 7.00 pm.
Venue: St Albans Church Hall, Albert Road Ilford, Essex. IG1
North West Area AGM
Sunday, 30th March 2014 at 2.30 pm.
Venue: Oshwal Ekta Centre, 366A Stag Lane Kingsbury, London. NW9 9AA.
Luton Area AGM
Sunday, 30th March 2014
Leicester Area AGM
Sunday, 6th April 2014 at 2 pm.
Venue: Silverdale Community Centre Thurmaston, Leicester. LE4 8NJ.
Fund Raising – The fund raising team have been very active and we are pleased with the responses we have received from members. We have received some good pledges; however we are still in urgent need of financial support. I believe that all members are aware of the substantial progress the Association has made and the need for your support. There are various fund raising schemes for all our centres and it is my humble request that, if you have thought about donating but just not got around to it, please do it now.
For higher rate taxpayers, gift aid offers assistance to OAUK and to you too in reducing your tax bill. Donating before 5th April will allow you to include your donation in your 2013/14 tax return. If you are unsure about this, talk to your Accountant or see the OAUK website.
I sincerely hope that we can count on your support and if you would like to know more about any of our fund raising schemes, please do get in touch with me, the fund raising team or the office.
Central AGM – Sunday 27th April is the date of the central Annual General Meeting of Oshwal Association of the UK. This is election year and in the next few weeks you will be in receipt of the AGM Notice, summary accounts and nomination forms for posts as Office Bearers as well as for the Board of Advisors. A new committee, comprising of 4 Office Bearers and 12 Trustees will be elected on Sunday 27th April. Please note the date and be sure to attend. Do think about getting involved and standing for the Executive Committee. It is open to all as long as you are a member.
NW Area - Mehfil Night – Music by Rajeev Sharma - 15th March 2014
Oshwal Ekta Centre from 6.00 pm.
West Area - Khatyawadi Night with Music by Nitu and Friends - 29th March 2014
Oshwal Shakti Centre from 7.00 pm.
Please contact the Area for tickets & further details
Ayembil - starts on 7th April at Oshwal Centre and South London Mahajanwadi. This year in conjunction with the Gujarati Schools, a play has been organised; “Shripal Raja Mayansundri” to take place on Saturday 12th April 2014 from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. We hope that many of you will participate during Ayembil and attend the play too.
Health & Welfare - Emergency Life Saving Training – Shailesh Shah of the British Heart foundation to carry out this training at Oshwal Ekta Centre in Wednesday 26th March & Wednesday 2nd April 2014: 7- 9pm& Saturday 3rd May 2014: 2 - 4 and 4 - 6pm. The course lasts two hours and teaches skills to enable you to give lifesaving support. Contact & registration details on the website
Anand Yatra - We will re-commence the regular Friday Anand Yatra at Oshwal Centre after the winter break, starting on 7th March 2014. A timetable has been set and we look forward to welcoming you in the coming weeks.
Oshwal Centre Hall Hire Charges – These have been reviewed and new Rates apply from 15th February 2014. Rates have been increased to reflect the increased operating costs and the improved and expanded facilities that are now available. Our Centre still remains the most competitive and with some of the best facilities.
Remember that there is open day this Sunday 9th March from 2-00pm to 5-00pm at Oshwal Centre. We look forward to seeing you then and certainly hope that many of you will make a point to attend the local and central AGM’s. Please do note the dates.
I take this opportunity to wish you all a lovely spring.
Raaxeet Harakhchand Shah
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Oshwal News Articles
Current editions of Oshwal News are quite large files to download, so instead we have included key articles from each of the recent editions of Oshwal News magazines below for easy reference and downloading.
June 2013 Edition
- Viyan's Story (Childhood Cancer)
- Experience with Ovarian Cancer
- Gum Disease
- Breaktfast Time!
- Interview with Pujya Sadhvi Shilapiji Maharaj
- Sierra Leone Meidcal Camp
- Interview with Kavita Shah
- Life at City University
March 2013 Edition
October 2012 Edition
- What does equality mean within the Oshwal community?
- Foreign Language Learning as an Adults
- Dealing with loss in our community
August 2012 Edition
- Miracle of Life
- Summer Sun Safety
- Top 10 Exercises for Arthritis of Knee
- Life Coaching for Everyday Life
- Volunteer Teaching
June 2012 Edition
- 10 Minute Interview with Ashok Shah, Chief Investment Officer at London & Capital
- Are Eggs Suitable for Vegetarians?
- Charity Trustee Liabilities
- Get Fit for the Summer
- How to be a Savvy Employee?
- Summer Time - A Personal View
March 2012 Edition
- 10 Minute Interview with Bharat Shah, Sigma Pharmaceuticals
- Is it time to give Leather the Book?
- My Journey with Visual Impairment
- 10 Easy Steps for you to LOSE IT!
- My Experience with Vitamin D & Spice up your Life
January 2012 Edition
- 10 Minute Interview with Ritula Shah, BBC Radio Presenter
- The Partnership Act 1890
- Ahmisa - A Jewel in Jainism
- Oshwal Health Awareness Day 2011 Report
Quick Links to Area News
Oshwal Centre (Potters Bar)
Tel: +44 (0)1707 643 838 or email: email@example.com
Oshwal Mahajanwadi (Croydon)
Tel: +44 (0)20 8683 0258 of email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oshwal Ekta Centre (Kingsbury)
Tel: +44 (0)20 8206 1141 or email: email@example.com
Oshwal Shakti Centre (Hounslow)
Tel: 07766 108 506 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For full contact details of all our Centres, click here.