Why Should I Take Up Membership? IC offers many classes, activities, events for participation, presidential awards for volunteering in community service and much more. Join us to let yourself and your family take advantage of many opportunities to connect, learn, grow and empower. Be a volunteer! Grow our services and outreach for the community! Cheer and Inspire our volunteers! WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A MEMBER OF INDIA CENTER? Your friends will feel proud that you are part of the very first Cultural Center in the Westchester Indian Community. Your association with the center speaks of how close you feel about your roots. You can vote in Center's elections held every two years. You can take up classes or be part of the many activities at member's rates. You can save on events too, as our non-members pay $10 more than members' participation fees. You and your family can become eligible for the presidential volunteer award by volunteering at and through the Center. You can start a class or an activity if you want to share or teach your skills and talents. Your community will bless you for years for your help in keeping our cultural center running for the next generation to connect to their roots. HOW MUCH IS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP? $ 0.35 a day.. $2.50 a week.. $10 a month Only $120 for the year. Yes, it is $120 only for the whole family including dependent children. IONLY COME FOR ONE ACTIVITY OR A CLASS, WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MEMBER? This is Your Second Home. 500 Families Have Adopted Us! We are paying utilities, snow cleaning, general cleaning, home insurance, real-estate taxes, garbage removal, etc just like our primary home - We need to maintain that funding through membership. India Center makes a comfortable home for everyone looking to belong to our beautiful and diverse art and culture. Appreciate the efforts of maintaining a place where we and our children learn social skills, make friends, and play games as well. Show your commitment to your family to support the culture you are proud of by joining us. WHERE IS MY MEMBERSHIP BEING USED? Annual Membership goes towards our maintenance expenses which is about $.35 for the family a day to cover yearly expense of $75,000. We only have about 270 Annual Members which barely covers 46% of total maintenance expenses. We still keep our membership rates low and affordable for everyone so more people can join in. So become a member! This is another way of giving back to the community. Help us maintain a cultural center for the community. I HAVE MY FRIENDS CIRCLE FOR SUPPORT WHY DO I NEED COMMUNITY SUPPORT? "You never know how much you will need the services that the Center will increasingly be able to offer. More and more programs are going to be added as we go forward. This is the core of our social groups and will become more so in the years ahead.", says Sumita Bhattacharya, President. Your Indian Community is there to support you and your family in many ways unknown to you but you need to show your support to them too. Whether you are looking for donating your items for Tag Sale, helping out in food drive, or take advantage of OCI/ passport renewal services or a support system to make new friends or networking for jobs. You need your community! BE PART OF YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY CENTER. JOIN US!