Useful information for new members
Never miss another vibrant activity. By becoming a member, you and your family are connected to the wider Marathi community. Our events, most often free for members, are a great opportunity to meet people and enjoy some relaxing family-friendly down-time.
The operational tenure for Auckland Marathi Association (Inc) is for a period of one year each starting from June. To begin with an Annual General Meeting is held in the first week of June every year. During this meeting, either the existing Executive Committee continues into their second term or a new Executive Committee is formed for the next two years.
The first program is held in July/August, which is usually a get together for members to get acquainted with the new Executive Committee and is in the form of a Satyanarayan Pooja or an entertainment program with a Fun Fair, or just a casual get together that we in Marathi call as gappa goshti. The Ganapati Utsav follows this program, normally celebrated before Anant Chaturdashi. This program is performed predominantly by children ranging from toddlers to those in their teens.
This is followed by a Dandiya night to celebrate Kojagiri Purnima and then comes the Diwali celebration. Our annual magazine publication, “Zunju Munju” is unveiled at the Diwali function. We usually celebrate Diwali by organising a Natak presented by our local talent,but lately, we have also hosted a Diwali Pahat for all members to celebrate this event together.
During the period from January to March, we have a picnic, which is organised at a place in or around the Auckland area. This is followed by the Annual Sports Day, where games like Badminton and Chess are played between members. In the months that follow, we host a Musical Evening, giving the local talent a platform to showcase their skills. This is usually our final programme for the year leading up to the next AGM.
Auckland Marathi Association (Inc) charges $75.00 for family memberships or $40.00 for individual members. A family membership is applicable to a family made up of the husband, wife, their children and/or their parents living together. This fee covers the period between the two Annual General Meetings.
The above mentioned programs are a summary and can vary with every individual executive team and their decision for annual programs.
For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us or visit our website.
The payment of fees can be done as follows-
- Internet transfer to our account number: 12-3030-0544846-00 with ASB Bank Limited.
- Direct cash or cheque payment done personally to the above account in any ASB branch.
- Cash or cheque payment at the time of any event.