February 2021

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Sheeba Alousyes

Greetings to one and all. Hope this newsletter finds each one of you in perfect health. As you know, health is physical and mental wellbeing. Keeping that in mind, we have hosted events like vaccine awareness, blood drives, exercise and education focused meetings etc .  As we are moving deeper into 2021, we hope that everyone will be vaccinated and we will soon be able to see each other in person without the fear of COVID. 

I am aware of the terrible loneliness and isolation our people are suffering today. We never knew what we had till we lost it. Kairali was a way to bring people together by hosting various events. Especially, people like us, who have left our extended families behind to come to the United States. Kairali is our extended family here. The pandemic has taught me to value Kairali all the more. Hope you all are with me in this journey as we move forward to make our family, our association, our state and our country a healthier place to live and thrive in.  May God bless each one of you.

President - Sabeena Nazar | Vice President - Dr. Alphonsa Rahman | Secretary - Sheeba Alousyes | Treasurer - Jilu Lenji | Chief Editor - Tison Thomas

Joint Secretary - Jubin Kottaramkunnel | Joint Treasurer - Dr. Joseph Zacheria | Ex-Officio - Mathew Varghese | Elect - Jijo Allapat

Upcoming Events

Free SAT Prep Class

March 5, 2021 - 7:30pm

Wellness Walk

March 20, 2021 - 9:00am

Eid Celebration

May 15, 2021

Kairali Conversations

March 13, 2021 - 7:00pm

Blood Donation Drive

March 27, 2021

Picnic 

June 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: What you need to know - session

An informative and interactive Zoom session on raising awareness about COVID-19 vaccines was organized by Kairali of Baltimore’s Women’s Forum on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. The speakers were, Nishad Rahman, MD from the Department of Emergency Medicine, St. John’s Riverdale Hospital, New York and Surya Chacko, MSN, FNP-C, CRNP, Medstar Health, Baltimore. The purpose of the session is to build trust in the vaccine, get out the facts and help generate enthusiasm around the COVID-19 vaccination. The Q &A session was moderated by Alphonsa Rahman, DNP, APRN- CNS, CCRN from John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and facilitated by Amanda Abraham, MPH, Kairali Youth Mentor. Approximately 100 people participated in this virtual session and both Dr. Rahman and Ms. Chacko did a magnificent job in presenting the importance of vaccination and answering the questions from the participants. Thank you, Women’s Forum for the excellent session!

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Kairali Conversations

“Kairali Conversations” is a platform sponsored by the Women’s Forum of Kairali to encourage topical discussion of subjects of interest to the members of Kairali of Baltimore.  The format may be a general discussion of a chosen topic, a book of interest, TED talks of impact, or any other media of benefit to the members of Kairali of Baltimore.

 

You are invited to our first meeting of the forum on March 13, 2021 via Zoom.  Soon we will post the details of the first meeting on the website.

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Those who are interested in joining the discussion forum, please contact -

     Women's forum Chair

     Surya Chacko - 443-799-9454

Moderator:

Mr. Abraham Joshua

Meet our Grand Sponsor! Sebastian George (Anand)
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VEMA is open every day from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Please visit our sponsors website for more details - https://vemamortgage.com

Every Blood Donor is a Hero!

Giving it in blood is the best donation you can make. You save lives! Every single day 40,000 pints of blood are needed. 38% of US population are eligible to donate blood but only about 10% of them actually donate. Kairali of Baltimore in collaboration with Indian American Nurses Association of Maryland (IANAM) organizing a blood drive on March 27, 2021

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Be a Part of Kairali Activities...

If you are interested in joining the following events coordinated by the Women’s Forum & Youth Committee, please contact Mrs. Surya Chacko, Mr. Samir Nazar, Ms. Agnes Kooday & or Ms. Amanda Abraham. Please contact through email - info@kairaliofBaltimore.com

  • Wellness Walks, Charity Walk

  • Bollywood Cardio

  • Volunteering, Book Club

  • COVID -19 Vaccination Awareness & Education

  • Road/River Clean-ups

  • Knitting & Jewelry making classes/events

  • Winter Coat Drive

  • Frozen Casserole, Food Drive

Keeping Kairali Moments Alive...

Kairali is 37 years old!!!! Kairali likes to keep our memories alive. Do you have pictures from any previous events? We want to post this on our website for memory and keepsake. Some of them will be posted on Facebook or Instagram (just for fun!).

Please send these to info@kairaliofBaltimore.com

Women’s Forum Wellness walk  - Cromwell Valley Park

Are you ready to get out and breathe in some fresh air? Kairali of Baltimore Women’s Forum is pleased to introduce a new initiative- Monthly Wellness Walks, which are designed to inspire everyone to get into action and make walking a priority. Regular   walking    will    reduce

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mental stress, improve circulation, ward off heart disease, blood pressure and much more.

The wellness walk will be a family and community event and COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to.
The first walking session is scheduled for the first day of spring, which is Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 9:00 am-11:00 am. The walk will be held at Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville, MD 21234. More details will follow. 
For more information, please contact:

    Dr. Deepa Menon. 443 813 1998.

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