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LMBCS | Lower Mainland Bengali Cultural Society

Focus Groups 2018-2019

One of the key initiatives of EC 2018-19 was to broaden the scope of various LMBCS core operations to foster vision 2018-19 – Inclusion, Transparency and Celebration. Creation of various focus groups is one of such many innovative steps, which this team will undertake throughout the year to engage with the community.

BELOW ARE THE MANDATES OF THE FOCUS GROUPS:

  • Ensure fairness in the decision-making process
  • Bring Transparency.
  • Generate new ideas.
  • Respect organizational objective.

COMMUNICATION FLOW

General members are encouraged to send their suggestion(s) directly to respective focus group(s) using email addresses provided above. Focus groups will collect all the feedback and present the ideas with their recommendation to EC through their respective representatives. Final decision will be made in EC meeting and members will be notified about the outcome. Below is the proposed communication flow: –

Below are the lists of focus groups, with leads, EC representatives, members. Please note, members can join in any of the focus groups throughout the year as per their availability.

FOCUS GROUP TO MANAGE PUJA ACTIVITIES

Lead: – Supriya Bhattacharyya

EC Representative(s): – Vijoy Chakraborty.

Email id:[email protected]

FUNCTIONAL AREAS:

STORAGE

  • Storage Management
  • Transport

PUJO

  • Organize Pujo
  • Puja Shopping

MEMBERS:

  • Kaberi Ghosh.
  • Nandini Sen
  • Indrani Mirta
  • Jaya Chakraborty
  • Rupa Chakraborty
  • Ranu Chakraborty
  • Sudarshana Ray

FOCUS GROUP FOR BYLAW AND COMPLIANCE:

Lead: – Supriya Bhattacharyya

EC Representative(s): – Binay K Bhattacharyya and Debasish Sanyal

Email Id:[email protected]

FUNCTIONAL AREAS:

BYLAW

  • Review bylaw
  • Prepare documentation
  • Liaison with BC Registry

COMPLIANCE

  • CRA
  • Insurance
  • Liaison with BC Societies
  • Health and Safety

MEMBERS

  • R.P. Ghosh
  • Prithwish Ghosh.
  • Amiya Mitra
  • Bhaskar Bhattacharya
  • Soumali Ganguly
  • Amrita Banerjee

FOCUS GROUP FOR FUNDRAISING AND ADVERTISEMENT:

Lead: – Indranil Guha.

EC Representative(s): – Sumanta Das

Email Id:[email protected]

FUNCTIONAL AREAS:

FUNDRAISING

  • Brainstorm and execute fundraising operations throughout the year

ADVERTISEMENT

MEMBERS

  • Binay K Bhattacharyya
  • Debasish Sanyal
  • Kaushik Biswas
  • Soumojit Sarkar

FOCUS GROUP FOR EVENT MANAGEMENT / CULTURAL ACTIVITIES:

This is a broad category. Hence subdivided into three teams with specific goals:

  • Cultural Activities
  • Food
  • Media and Publication

LEAD (S):

  • Anuradha Mitra – Cultural Activities.
  • Kasturi Ghosh – Media and Publications
  • Food – Ananya Sanyal

SUB LEADS:

  • Cultural Activities: – Paulami Das, Aparajita Chowdhury & Paromita R Roy
  • Food – Susmita Gupta & Soutomi Kundu
  • Media and Publications – Sanchita Biswas

EC REPRESENTATIVE(S):

  • Cultural Activity: Rajesh Chakraborty, Anindo L Roy. Sirsha Guha,
  • Food: Vijoy Chakraborty, Sujit Chattopadhyay
  • Media and Publications: Moumita Chakraborty, Soumali Ganguly, Vijoy Chakraborty

FUNCTIONAL AREAS:

CULTURAL PROGRAMS

  • Rehearsal
  • Program Format
  • Musical Instrument

FOOD

  • Menu
  • Vendor Selection

EVENT MANAGEMENT

  • Hall booking
  • Decoration
  • Sound system
  • Setup and Dismantle

MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Facebook posts
  • Evite and RSVP management
  • Magazine
  • Marketing content
  • Newsletter

MEMBERS:

  • Kasturi Guha
  • Rituparna Ghosh
  • Rupa Chakraborty
  • Ranu Chakraborty
  • Shalini Das
  • Parijat Chattopadhyay
  • Shyamali Ray
  • Supriya Bhattacharyya