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KOA East Coast Camp 2016 Announcement

This year KOA’s Annual East Coast Camp will be held at Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 from Friday July 1st, to Monday July 4th.

June 8 Deadline is approaching fast. A $30 penalty applies.

Please register ASAP if not done so. All day campers need to send registrations as well.

In order to properly plan for the event and the catering , at the door registration and the event expense will be additional charges.

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Kailash Mehra Sadhu

The Kokila of Kashmir

Visit to the USA and attending KOA East & West Coast Camps

Kailash Mehra SadhuEasily the best known singer and titled as Lata Mangeshkar of J&K, the Kokila of Kashmir, the melody queen and Malika-e-Gazal by the listeners, Electronic and Print Media, Kailash Mehra Sadhu has enthralled music lovers virtually in all States of India and in several foreign countries. Her amazing range and versatility is reflected in the fact that she has sung not only in Kashmiri but entertained the masses in different languages like Dogri, Pahari, Gojri, Sanakrit, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Ladakhi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannad and Bangla. Her fans, of Kashmiri origin, and all the communities of J&K State are spread across the globe. She has held concerts in London, Pittsburgh, Houston, Washington, Florida, New York, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Detroit, Boston, Toronto, (Canada), Dhaka and Dubai among other places in India.

Gifted with a melodious voice, Kailash Mehra Sadhu began her initial training in classical music at the age of 10 from Pandit Swaroop Nath Saproo in Devki Arya Putri Pathsshalla (Arya Samaj School) Srinagar. This was followed by further training in classical music from Pandit Shamboo Nath Sopori known as the father of music of “Sufiana Gharana” in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. She was trained in techniques and voice modulation in singing light vocal music by Santoor Maestro, Padamshree Pandit Bhajan Sopori.

Upcoming Concerts*

July 1-4 KOA East Coast Camp
July 9-10  –
July 16-17 Chicago (Zone 7)
July 23-24 Houston (Zone 5)
July 30-31 Boston (Zone 2)
Aug 6 New Jersey (Zone 3)
Aug 7 New York (Zone 1)
Aug 13-14 North Carolina (Zone 6)
Aug 20-21 Detroit (Zone 8)
Aug 27-28 Seattle (Zone 9)
Sept 3-5 KOA West Coast Camp
Sept 10-11 Northern California (Zone 9)

* tentative, subject to change. Contact your zonal directors right away to book your tickets to a concert in your zone.

KOA East Coast Camp 2016 Announcement

This year KOA’s Annual East Coast Camp will be held at Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 from Friday July 1st, to Monday July 4th.

June 8 Deadline is approaching fast. A $30 penalty applies.

Please register ASAP if not done so. All day campers need to send registrations as well.

In order to properly plan for the event and the catering , at the door registration and the event expense will be additional charges.

Location: Lansdowne Resort is a Washington, DC area full-service luxury escape located in Leesburg, VA in the heart of Virginia Wine Country on nearly 500 acres overlooking the scenic Potomac River. The resort’s accommodations encompass 296 luxury guest rooms, including 14 suites with spectacular property and golf course views. Lansdowne Resort is home to The Golf Club at Lansdowne – the centerpiece for 45-holes of championship golf. The 12,000 square foot Spa Minérale is a world-class destination spa, featuring 13 treatment rooms and a wide range of pampering treatments and services. This resort is known for independence day firework display (scheduled on July 1st Friday 2016)

Access: Lansdowne Resort’s scenic setting is conveniently located in Northern Virginia, less than an hour from the Nation’s Capital. This resort is 30 minutes from the Capital Beltway and just eight miles from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

For more information contact Guest Services at 703-729-8400 or visit http://www.lansdowneresort.com/vacations/leesburg-va-location

ADDITIONAL ROOMS AVAILABLE AT MARRIOTT

It is a nice facility only 3 miles from the resort and has nice large rooms that can accommodate a family comfortable. We will all be at the resort all day so everyone will be able to use the Lansdowne facilities.

Book your group rate for KOA Room Block 

REGISTRATION FORM

Download the registration form KOA East Coast Camp 2016 – Registration Form for the KOA East Coast Event. Please fill it out and mail it ASAP to the address provided with your check.

  • THE REGISTRATION FEE IS: $ 50/family
  • CAMP COST IS: $149/person for all 4 days.
  • DAY CAMPERS: Registration Fee $50/ family plus $75/person /day
  • Kids under 5 are Free

THE CHECK SHOULD BE PAYABLE TO

“East Coast Event 2016”

AND MAILED TO
Harpreet Kachroo
12806 Awbrey Ct
Herndon, VA 20171

CAMP EXPENSES are all included in /person charges. AND INCLUDE:

Food charges:  (3 dinners, 3 Breakfasts, 3 midday snacks and 2 lunches)

Havan, Resort service charges (for clean up, serving food, linen for tables etc.), Hall expenses, Performing Artists, DJ, Paper goods etc.

TOURS

Smithsonian air and space museum @ Udvar-Hazy Center in VA.

We have guided tour planned for 20 people/day on Saturday and Sunday (total 40). Due to the 4th of July weekend and the celebration of 40th

Anniversary of Smithsonian in DC, the museum is not able to confirm more than 20 people /day

Tour timings:  Saturday & Sunday 1-4:00.  The entrance to the museum is free. It is 15-20 mins from the resort.

Self DRIVING, Car parking is $15.

If we are not able to accommodate everyone interested in the guided tour, you may still visit the museum free of charge of your own.

Wine tours:

COST: $37/person. We have arranged for a Bus ride and wine tasting. We do not want people to drive to this event. We again have a limit of 25 people each day

Tour timings:  Saturday & Sunday 1-4:00.

 Sorry we will not be able to accommodate additional people to the Tours.

Please send in your registration form with your interest for the tours ASAP and the total amount We will take first come first serve basis. Please make sure to give us total number of family members joining.

DISCOUNTS TO KOA MEMBERS:

For ‘at the door/on-spot’ 2016 KOA LIFE membership only:

  • 15% off registration fee – deduct $7.50

KOA Membership: KOA Membership Dues for 2016 (http://koausa.org/koa/join/):

  • $25 for single/senior,
  • $50 for family,
  • $500 for LIFE

As you know, membership dues are used to cover the ongoing costs for newsletters, directory, calendar, mailing expenses, and maintaining the association website, as well as to offset costs associated with our annual camps. Our current board has just recently approved some benefits to be given to our annual dues-paying as well as life members. Support your organization and volunteers who work tirelessly to make this camp a success by becoming a KOA member.

With Regards,

KOA EAST COAST 2016 EVENT TEAM

  •  Shakun Malik: Team Lead
  •  Zone 1: Anil Mattoo
  •  Zone 1: Kavita Wanchoo
  •  Zone 2: Sanjay Kaul
  •  Zone 3: Nirja Sadhu
  •  Zone 3: Anil Kachroo
  •  Zone 3: Deepika Raina
  •  Zone 4: Sujata Ambardar
  •  Zone 4: Inder Bhat
  •  Zone 4: Amit Gangoo
  •  Zone 4: Rohini Ganjoo
  •  Zone 4: Harpreet Kachru
  •  Zone 4: Hema Raina
  •  Zone 4: Mohan Sapru
  •  Zone 4: Preety Raina
  •  Zone 4: Swapna Raina
  •  Zone 4: Lalit Wanchoo:
  •  Zone 6: Seema Kak

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KOA West Coast Camp 2016 Announcement

Dear KOA Family,

Namaskaar!

We are excited about announcing this year’s KOA West Coast Camp from Sept 3 – Sept 5 @ Atascadero, CA (Near Paso Robles).

Atascadero is almost mid-point between Northern and Southern CA. There are tons of places and things to do around Atascadero. It is

  • 20 minutes away from world famous San Luis Obispo,
  • 25 minutes away from Morro Bay
  • 30 minutes away from Pismo Beach
  • 3.5 hours away from Los Angeles
  • 3 hours away from Bay Area

The volunteer team has negotiated great discounted rate for KOA members with SpringHill Marriot Suits.

The volunteer team is also working hard to plan a fun filled program, Some of the highlights are:

  • Ever Popular Kashmiri Cultural Night
  • Showcasing our Youth KP volunteers.
  • Kashmiri Skit
  • Teen Patti \ Poker tournaments
  • Kids & Adults talent show
  • Kids and adults Fashion Parade
  • Tons of activities (Kho-kho, cricket, Antakashri, dance)
  • DJ Nights

Visit to San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay and Pismo Beach

 Try ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) on Pismo Beach or simply drive your car on beach

We look forward to your participation and together lets make this camp yet another memorable event.

More details about the camp can be found by clicking http://tinyurl.com/KOA2016.

Thank you.

Regards,

KOA West Coast Camp Volunteer Team