Bay Area Prabasi board hosted its first virtual GBM on June 6th, 2020
More than 70 members had joined the meeting.
We maintained 30 seconds of silence in the loving memory of our members we lost this year – Dr. Arup Ratan Gupta, Mr. Asim Guha, and Mr. Balmiki Sur.

The board presented the FY2019-2020 summary including the financial, marketing/communication, cultural, and philanthropy. The new Board of Directors were introduced to the members by the Chairman of the current board.

The plan for FY 2020-2021 was discussed;

  • FY2020-2021 will have one level of membership ($200 single/$380 couple) which will include the following –
    • DP and KP 2020 events are TBD
    • Major physical events with overseas artists will be pushed towards the end of the year/early next year depending on the COVID-19 situation (SP + Spring/Summer event)
    • BAP will be conducting 4 major virtual shows on a professional platform with paid overseas artists – This will also help the artists in India during this difficult time
    • Kids summer events
    • BAP magazine – local (members) + overseas paid articles to increase the quality of the publication
  • Major philanthropic initiatives – “Amphan” and COVID-19 will continue
  • Other improvements planned-
    • BAP website/professionally done (membership portal, enhanced security, better administrative features, etc.)
  • Major initiative
    • BAP asset/Club as per our Mission
Chairman Sudipto Mukhopadhyay thanked the board, working committee, and volunteers who helped to make FY2019-2020 successful. He also thanked past President Mr. Subrata Saha and the advisory committee for all their effort and contributions.

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