Board of Trustees – Results of the Referendum

Results of the referendum - Board of Trustees Results The voice of the General Body has been heard. 430 of you voiced your opinion. Thank you all for taking the time to exercise your right. We have four open positions and four candidates. Election Committee certifies the addition of Messrs. Baskar Chinnusamy, Suresh Paramasivam, Siva Prasath, Vijay Selvaraj to the new Board of Trustees for a period of four years effective January 1st, 2024. Please join us in congratulating them and offering a warm welcome to the Board. We ask everyone to respect the voice of the General Body. TAGDV is home away from home where everyone is welcome and lasting memories are made. Volunteering for TAGDV is an honor to help everyone to feel at home. Maintaining peace and unity, Tamil Education, culture and arts helps our children to cherish our values. All of us who are genuinely interested in the welfare of TAGDV should put all the bitterness behind us and work as one big family going forward. Let us learn proper lessons from our mistakes to make ourselves and our association better. Results of the referendum can be found using this link. Election Committee thanks TAGDV for this opportunity to serve.

By |2023-12-08T21:58:33-05:00December 8th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Updates from the Election Committee

Updates from the TAGDV Election Committee  (Following content was emailed to the eligible voters of the Nov 1-4 2023 elections)Request to the General Body to whom the Election Committee reports to:Please review the report from the Fact-Finding Committee that was made available to the General Body earlier. The Election Committee would like to ensure that the General Body is fully aware of the new information and the feedback that FFC provided and seeks to validate the suitability of these Board candidates against whom complaints have been filed. The Election Committee asks the General Body to vote Yes or No for each of these candidates on the following question:‘Do you believe this individual is qualified to contest as a candidate for the Board of TAGDV?’We are giving a one-week deadline from today to the joint Board-Executive Committee for the validation process to be completed by the General Body. The Election Committee will assist with the online voting logistics.Click here for the FAQ on polling and the polling schedule.and the proposed schedule. Please note we will continue to update the FAQ section. We are also asking the candidates to provide their own feedback on the FFC report which will be added to the FAQ.Background information:The Election Committee depended on the Joint Board - Executive committee to validate the eligibility of the Board candidates. The Election Committee was not aware of any background. The damaging background of one of the candidates (not sharing financial documents needed for tax filing) was brought up during the campaign period. We understood these accusations had emerged earlier in 2021. We also understood that they surfaced with an email communication on April 11, 2022, during the tax filing period.The Election Committee asked the Board to initiate legal consultation and the associated DUE PROCESS of the Board candidates against whom complaints were filed.  We gave two weeks to complete the process and delayed announcing the Board Results.Subsequently, the Board appointed a Fact-Finding Committee of Past Presidents to examine the allegations submitted to the Election Committee.  As FFC progressed, FFC requested documents from two of the candidates: one was submitted within a day, while the other never submitted.  Thus, the Board requested an additional week’s time. Therefore, we extended the deadline by another week and notified the Board candidates on November 18, 2023.The Fact-Finding Committee has reported that offenses have been committed, including a very serious one. This report has been shared with the General Body by the Board of Trustees.With the new information that has emerged, and following the legal opinion given, the Election Committee is unable to announce the earlier polling results. Let me refer you to TAGDV Bylaws:TAGDV ByLaw:6.7 Once the Election Committee is formed, the Election Committee shall act as an independent autonomous body without the influence of anyone in the Association. The Election committee shall have full rights and authority to make effective decisions during the election period in the best interest of the Association. They shall have access to a mechanism or process to communicate directly with the [...]

By |2023-12-05T21:21:23-05:00December 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MOM – Dec 10 2022 – TAGDV GB Update meeting

Date & Time Dec 10 2022 10 AM. Attendees EC Members 6 Board Members 2 General Body 4   This meeting did not meet the quorum for a full general body meeting. This is a GB update meeting. TAGDV Secretary provided an update on the events so far. Pongal Virtual Event Thirukkural Event TVA Exams Tamil New Year event Book Fair Pattimandram Vidumurai Kondattam Event TAGDV Treasurer report Financial report till date. The new membership validity criteria along with the proposed membership fee changes were discussed. Membership coordinator update provided the update on Members data collection from the TAGDV schools. Elaborated on the reluctance and delay by certain school(s) in providing the member information. Board Chairman update on Bylaw amendment GB members expressed initial feedback on bylaw amendments feedbacks on school data collection feedback on position based election GB members were updated on the democratic policy of the current EC in filling the open positions in TAGDV by opening up to the GB and inviting volunteers instead of EC filling it themselves. The GB members raised some concerns and complaints against the President and the EC for the rushed manner in which the GB meeting  was held in April '22. The GB members raised complaints on the President. The President requested the concern member to reply to his email.

By |2023-05-23T21:37:09-04:00May 23rd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Information on TAGDV Bylaws Amendment and Voting

Message from the TAGDV Board and EC: TAGDV Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee will put the proposed bylaw amendments to vote during the Tamil New Year event on April 29th, 2023. The draft of the bylaw amendment was circulated to GB through a TAGDV email on 03/24/2023. Click here to view the updated draft of bylaws. Please note that the changes are marked in red.  The proposed bylaws will be considered approved and amended as soon as we receive 2/3 approval from the attending members. The General body may send their feedback/questions on the proposed bylaws to bylaws@tagdv.org until 4/23/2023. A Virtual review session for the feedbacks received on the bylaw draft has been scheduled on 04/25/2023 at 8PM to 9 PM ET. Please join for clarifications using the following meeting info. There will not be any discussion during the event on April 29th. Members who would like to come in ONLY to vote for the bylaws are not required to purchase event entry tickets but are required to come between 12 PM to 1 PM ET and will be allowed only at the voting area.  TAGDV Board-EC invites you to join for this meeting. Topic: TAGDV Proposed Bylaws clarification meeting Time: Apr 25, 2023 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85246835878?pwd=U1VPR3JGeHRGWFlzcUhIUFFSVGlrdz09 Meeting ID: 852 4683 5878 Passcode: 687335 One tap mobile +13092053325,,85246835878#,,,,*687335# US +13126266799,,85246835878#,,,,*687335# US (Chicago)

By |2023-04-20T10:34:55-04:00April 20th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tamil New Year 2023 – Event Information

தமிழ்ப் புத்தாண்டு விழா 2023 - Reserve your tickets now! When: April 29 2023, Saturday 10 AM onwards Where: East High School, 450 Ellis Lane, West Chester, PA 19380 Ticket sales are open and available to book in Regular, Vallal & Sponsor tier options. Click here to reserve your tickets at Sulekha.com. The last day to purchase your tickets will be April 27 2023 Thursday. Grand Live Evening Concert!! A grand fusion of carnatic, film and light music featuring Veenai Maestro Kalaimaamani Thiru. Rajhesh Vaidhya and his amazing band of musicians. Program features:   Super Dancer Competitions will be conducted in the morning session. Are you ready for the extravaganza??!! Vendor booths featuring clothing, jewellery, jasmine flowers, tamil books and food. Delicious Lunch Included ​Award Distribution & Announcements ஓவியப் போட்டி, பானை ஓவியப் போட்டி(small pots only), மாறுவேடப் போட்டி, ஜோடிப் பொருத்தம் ,திருக்குறள் மற்றும் தமிழ்த் தேனீ போட்டிகளுக்கான பரிசுகள் மற்றும் விருதுகள் வழங்கப்படும் - Awards ceremony for Drawing, Pot painting, Fancy dress, Thirukkural & Tamil Bee competitions.   நடனப் போட்டிகளுகான விருதுகள் அறிவிப்பு - Announcement of Dance competition results   TAGDV Youth Volunteers for 2022-2023 will be presented with certificates on stage. The registration desk will be open at 9:30 AM. Please be ready to present the booking reference number/QR Code of the tickets purchased to be verified as you come in. This will immensely help the registration desk volunteers to avoid delays during the check-in process. There are a few TAGDV Calendars remaining that can be picked up on a First-Come-First-Serve basis at the front desk. Sponsorship opportunities  We also encourage and invite sponsors and vendors for this event. You can find the pricing details on the Sulekha event page Please contact event.sponsors@tagdv.org  for more information. TAGDV Needs Volunteers! The TAGDV Executive Committee is inviting more participation from our members to actively volunteer and participate in the upcoming Tamil New Year event under various event organizing committees. Please fill the volunteer interest form  to get started!

By |2023-04-20T10:32:14-04:00April 13th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thirukkural & Thamizh Theni 2023 Winners!!!

டெலவர் பெருநிலத் தமிழ்ச் சங்கம் ஒருங்கிணைத்த திருக்குறள் மற்றும் தமிழ்த்தேனீ போட்டிகள் வெற்றிகரமாக நடந்து முடிந்தன. குழந்தைகளை ஆர்வத்துடன் பங்குபெறச் செய்த பெற்றோர்களாக, போட்டிகளை நேர்த்தியாக நடத்த உதவிய நடுவர்களாக மற்றும் ஒருங்கிணைக்க உதவிய தன்னார்வலர்களாக நீங்கள் செய்த உதவிகளுக்கும், ஆதரவுக்கும் TAGDV செயற்குழுவின் சார்பில் எங்களின் நெஞ்சார்ந்த நன்றிகளை தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறோம். TAGDV Executive committee is pleased to announce the winners of the Thirukkural/Thamizh Theni Competitions 2023. Congratulations to all the winners and kudos to all the participants. Winners will receive trophy and certificate at the TAGDV Tamil New Year Celebrations on April 29th 2023. Thank you all for your patience, enthusiasm and continued support.   Pre-Kindergarten Prizes Student Name in Tamil Student Name in English All Star Award - Thirukural & Theni ஹரிணி பெரியசாமி Harini Periyasamy All Star Award - Thirukural & Theni அகிலன் லெனின்பாரதி Akhilan Leninbharathy All Star Award - Thirukural ஸ்ரீநிகா பிரபு Srinika Prabu All Star Award - Thirukural & Theni கீர்த்திஸ்ரீ ஏகாம்பரம் Kirthishree Ekambaram All Star Award - Thirukural & Theni ஆத்ரேயா கதிரேசன் Athreya kathiresan All Star Award - Thirukural & Theni தியா அருண் Diya Arun All Star Award - Thirukural & Theni நித்திலா செல்வநாயகன் Nithila Selvanayagan All Star Award - Thirukural & Theni பிரநீஷா அஷோக் Pranieeshaa Ashok All Star Award - Thirukural ஜீவா மோகன்குமார் Jeeva Mohankumar All Star Award -Thirukural அனிகா ஷக்திப்ரியன் Anika Shakthiprian Thirukural - Kindergarten Prize Student Name in Tamil Student Name in English Prize I காஷ்வி பாலமுருகன் Kashvi Balamurugan Prize I ஆதித் ஐஸ்வர்யன் Aadith Aiswaryan Prize II ஈதன் தர்மராஜ் Ethan Dharmaraj Prize II முத்து குமார் Muthu Kumar Prize II அக்‌ஷராகார்த்திகேயன் Akshara Karthikeyan Prize III அஞ்சலி கோவிந்தராஜன்  Anjali Govindarajan Prize III ஆத்விக் அன்பழகன் Aadhvik Anbazhagan Prize III ஸ்ரீவைபவ் நரேஷ் Srivaibav Naresh Thirukural-Grade 1 Prize Student Name in Tamil Student Name in English Prize I கைலாஷ் தணிகைவேல் Kailash Thanigaivel Prize II இன்பா பிரியாசங்கர் Inba Priyashankar Prize III அர்ஜுன் Arjun Sivaprasad Thirukural-Grade 2 Prize Student Name in Tamil Student Name in English Prize I கவின் சந்திரசேகரன் Kavin chandrasekaran Prize II ஜனிஷ்கா சரவணன் Janishka Saravanan Prize II ஆத்யா பாலாஜி Aadhya Balaji Prize III தந்வீ விமல்ராஜ் Tanvi Vimalraj Thirukural-Grade 3 Prize Student Name in Tamil Student Name in English Prize I சேந்தன் கருணாகரன் Senthan Karunakaran Prize II ரக்ஷன் கார்த்திக் Rakshan Karthik Prize III  இமானு பெரனோ   Emanu Berno Thirukural-Grade 4 Prize Student Name in Tamil Student Name in English Prize I நேத்ரா அருண் Nethra Arun Prize II மதுஸ்ரீ அரவிந்த் Madhushree Aravindh Prize III சாய் க்ரித்திக் ஐஸ்வர்யன் Sai Krithik Aiswaryan Thirukural-Grade 5 Prize Student Name in Tamil Student Name in English Prize I மகதி தேவேந்த்திரன் Magathi Devendran Prize II சித்தேஷ் கணேஷ் Siddhesh Ganesh Prize III இனியா குமார் Iniya Kumar Thirukural-Grade 6 Prize Student Name in Tamil Student Name in English Prize I முகிலன் செந்தில்குமார் Muhilan Senthilkumar Prize II டான்யா தனசேகரன் Tanya Dhanasekaran Prize III கனி அன்பு துரைக்கண்ணன் Kani Anbu.Duraikkannan Thirukural-Grade 7 Prize Student Name in Tamil Student Name in English Prize I சூர்யா மோகன்குமார் Surya Mohankumar Prize II லஹரி சுந்தரேசன் Lahari Sundaresan Prize III ரச்சனா தேவநாதன் Rachana Devanadan Open Thirukural Competition Prize Student Name in Tamil Student Name in English Prize I லஹரி சுந்தரேசன் Lahari Sundaresan Prize I    சச்சின் ஆதர்ஷ் தனஞ்சயன் Sachin [...]

By |2023-04-01T07:44:00-04:00April 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TAGDV தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழா 2023 – Fancy Dress Competition for Children

Register Here Registration Deadline Jan 26 2023 பிரிவு (Divisions) பிரிவு 1 – Super Sub Junior (வயது 4-6) பிரிவு 2 - Sub Junior (வயது 7-9) பிரிவு 3 - Junior (வயது 10-13) பிரிவு 4 - Senior (வயது 14 -17) General Competition Rules: (Please read through the instructions carefully). 1. Registration is restricted to currently active TAGDV Members. 2. Age calculation is as of December 31st, 2022. Please see the two examples below for age calculation. a. Example 1 - DOB: December 31st, 2012- Age 10 b. Example 2 - DOB: January 1st, 2013- Age 11. Please make sure the age is filled correctly so they are in the proper age group categories. 3. The Judges’ decisions are final. 4. Finalists will be announced at the end of TAGDV Pongal Event. 5. Every Category will have 3 Prizes awarded to selected winners. Certificates will be provided to all participants.Fancy Dress Competition Guidelines • Register using the registration form provided for Fancy Dress competition. • Participant should come dressed up for the competition. • No additional time will be provided for dress up. • Every participant's Fancy dress performance should be stage appropriate. Please refrain from any materials that would hurt religious, political sentiments.

By |2023-01-21T19:14:57-05:00January 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TAGDV தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழா 2023 – Drawing/Painting Competition for Children

Registration Deadline Jan 26th 2023 பிரிவு (Divisions) பிரிவு 1 – Super Sub Junior (வயது 4-6) பிரிவு 2 - Sub Junior (வயது 7-9) பிரிவு 3 - Junior (வயது 10-13) பிரிவு 4 - Senior (வயது 14 -17) General Competition Rules: (Please read through the instructions carefully). 1. Registration is restricted to currently active TAGDV Members. 2. Age calculation is as of December 31st, 2022. Please see the two examples below for age calculation. a. Example 1 - DOB: December 31st, 2012- Age 10 b. Example 2 - DOB: January 1st, 2013- Age 11. Please make sure the age is filled correctly so they are in the proper age group categories. 3. The Judges’ decisions are final. 4. All submissions will be considered as the exclusive property of the TAGDV. Contestants agree to waive the Copyright for their submissions. 5. TAGDV reserves the right to use as determined by the Executive committee board. 6. All submitted work must be the original work of the contestant and must not include, be based on, or derived from any preexisting or third-party videos, designs, trademarks, or copyrighted images. 7. Contestants are not allowed to refer to any material during the competition. 8. Finalists will be announced at the end of TAGDV Pongal Event. 9. Every Category will have 3 Prizes awarded to selected winners. Certificates will be provided to all participants.Drawing Competition Guidelines • Register using the registration form provided for Drawing competition. • Please bring all necessary painting materials (color pencil, crayons, paints, pencil, eraser, markers etc.). • Painting paper will be provided by TAGDV. • All drawings need to be in Landscape mode. • Competition Theme is “Pongal Thiruvizha – Uzhavargalin Kondattam”

By |2023-01-21T19:14:41-05:00January 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TAGDV தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழா 2023

டெலவர் பெருநிலத் தமிழ்ச்சங்கம் நடத்தும் 'தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழா' வரும் தை மாதம் 15ஆம் நாள் - ஜனவரி 29 2023 ஆம் தேதி காலை 10 மணி முதல் மாலை 5 மணி வரை நடைபெற உள்ளது. தமிழரின் பண்பாட்டையும் உழைப்பின் மேன்மையையும் உலகுக்கு உணர்த்தும் உன்னத திருநாளாம் பொங்கல் திருநாளை கொண்டாடலாம் வாருங்கள்!!! TAGDV Executive Committee is excited to announce  'Thai Pongal Thiruvizha' on Jan 29 2023 Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Venue: Phoenixville Area Middle School Address: 1000 Purple Pride Parkway, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Click here to reserve  your tickets online in advance. TAGDV Member children 14 and under - FREE!!!! (Need advance online reservation) Event Highlights TAGDV Thai Pongal 2023 ஜோடி # 1 நடனப் போட்டி  (Jodi #1 Couples Dance Contest) Register Here | Rules and Info தைப்பொங்கல் கோலப் போட்டி (Kolam Contest) Register Here | Rules and Info பானை ஓவியப் போட்டி (Pot Painting Contest) Register Here | Rules and Info முளைப்பாரி ஊர்வலம்  Bring your Mulaippari pots and arrangements and join in a ceremonial procession to celebrate our auspicious harvest festival celebrations. ​ ​கலை நிகழ்ச்சிகள்  (Cultural Events) For Cultural event participations:  If your child attends one of the TAGDV Tamil Schools (DTP(Middletown) DTP (Wilmington), ETP, PMTS) Please reach out to your respective school coordinators to register your children to participate in the cultural programs. For TAGDV members not part of any of the TAGDV schools, please reach out to us at programs@tagdv.org if you have any questions or need clarifications and to register your group participations. மேலும் தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழாவை இன்னும் சிறப்பாக்க ‘கொஞ்சம் நடிங்க பாஸ்’ நிகழ்ச்சி புகழ் ஆதவன் அவர்களுடன் பொங்கலோ பொங்கும் நகைச்சுவை நேரம்!!

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TAGDV தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழா – Kolam Contest

TAGDV தைப்பொங்கல் திருவிழா - Kolam Contest Register Here போட்டி விதிமுறைகள்: பொங்கல் திருவிழா "கோலப்போட்டி"  விதிமுறைகள்: 1.) ஒவ்வொரு அணிக்கும் குறைந்தது 2 பங்கேற்பாளர்கள் இருக்க வேண்டும், அதிகபட்சம் 3 பங்கேற்பாளர்கள் வரை இருக்கலாம். 2.) கோலங்கள் - பொங்கல், தமிழர் கலை, பண்பாடு, மரபு போன்ற தலைப்பை ஒட்டி இருக்குமாறு பரிந்துரைக்கப்படுகிறது. 3.) போட்டி நண்பகல் 10:30 மணிக்குத் தொடங்கிவிடும். கோலங்கள் 90 மணித்துளிகளுக்குள் வரைந்து முடிக்கப்பட வேண்டும். 4.) போட்டி நேரத்தின் போது தான் கோலங்கள் வரையப்பட்ட வேண்டும். 5.) போட்டி நேரத்திற்கு முன்பாக வரையப்பட்ட / கொண்டு வரப்பட்ட கோலங்கள் ஏற்கப்படமாட்டாது. 6.) கோலங்களை அரங்கின் தரையில் போட அனுமதி இல்லை. 7.) கோலங்களை ஒரு அட்டை / விளம்பரத் தட்டி மேல் மட்டுமே போட வேண்டும். 8.) கோலம் போடுவதற்குத் தேவையான  ஒரு 32" X 40" அளவிலான கருப்பு நிற அட்டை / விளம்பரத்தட்டி (Chart / Poster Board) மற்றும் இதர கோலப் பொருட்களையும், பங்கேற்பாளரே கொண்டு வர வேண்டும். 9) மொத்த கோலமும் Poster Board -ல் மேல் மட்டுமே வரைய வேண்டும். தரையின் மீது எதுவும் எழுதவோ, வரையவோ, எல்லைக்கோடுகள் வரையவோ கூடாது. 10.) கோலப்போட்டி முடிந்ததும், அரங்கத்தில் சிதறாமல், பங்கேற்பாளரால் அப்புறப்படுத்தப்பட வேண்டும். 11.) நடுவரின் தீர்ப்பே இறுதியானது. Kolam Contest Rules and Guidelines 1. There should be at least two members in a team and not more than 3 members. 2. Themes should be around Pongal, Arts of the Tamil people, Tamil Culture and Traditions 3. Contest starts at 10:30 AM on Jan 29 2023. 90 minutes will be allotted for the completion of the kolam. 4. Your team will be responsible for bringing a 32 X 40 chart or a poster board upon with the your team will draw the Kolam. 5. The Kolam including the borders should all be drawn on the Poster Board. Nothing should be drawn on the floor. 6. Participating team will be responsible for cleanups after the judges are done with the judging process. 7. Judges decision is final. Last Date to Fill Registration form is Jan 26th 2023. ONLY FOR ACTIVE TAGDV MEMBERS. Visit TAGDV.org for renewal and new membership.  For membership related queries -  please contact membership@tagdv.org. For queries, please contact programs@tagdv.org

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