Regional Announcements

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1.  Dr. Reddy’s message on Mahasivarathri

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

OM Sri Sai Ram.

I am happy to share a video message from Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman, Prasanthi Council, about the spiritual significance of Mahasivarathri, as related by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

In his message, Dr. Reddy shares the revelations of Swami as Lord Siva, and the inner meaning of Mahasivarathri. He urges everyone to participate in this auspicious Mahasivarathri celebration on 13th February 2018, and experience divine bliss.

The video message can be viewed at:

Zone Chairs, kindly forward this email with the link to Central Coordinators, Deputy Central Coordinators, Zone Young Adult Coordinators and National Council Presidents and request them to distribute it to all the members of Sathya Sai Centres, Groups, Trusts, Schools and Institutes, including Sathya Sai Young Adults. In addition, please publish this communication on SSIO websites at the zonal, country, sub-regional, or local level.

Thank You.

In the Loving Service of Sai,

Anupom Ganguli, Ph.D.
Chairman, Media Committee
Sathya Sai International Organization

2.  Launch of sathyasai.us web site

In Feb 2017, the USA IT committee was formed and was assigned as it’s first task the creation of a new USA website. With Swami’s Divine Grace and the efforts of many of His instruments the new USA website is officially released as of today the 23rd of November 2017 on the auspicious occasion of our beloved Swami’s 92nd Birthday.

Here are some salient features of the website:

· The style and design is consistent with the guidelines of the SSIO IT committee and along the lines of sathyasai.org.

· All the pages and content are designed for broad consumption by the general public and focusses on Swami’s legacy, His message of Love and Service along with information abut the SSIO-USA and articles about various community activities undertaking in the USA.

· The members section is for those who wish to get more details about the Organization structure in the USA and has pages dedicated to the three wings and the Young Adults. In addition, there is a “Find a center near you” capability.

· The devotion section has a devotional songs and discourse search capability.

· The members home page has all a “Resources for Office Bearers” link that has all the eight discourses and the training material that was discussed as part of the Officers training program.

The website will continue to be updated by the USA website team and we welcome any and all feedback via the contact tab. We pray that Swami continues to guide the team in their efforts to deliver authentic information about the SSIO-USA organization and the various activities undertaken by members of the SSIO-USA.

Regional Presidents, please forward this email with attachments and to all centers and devotees.

SaiRam,
Dr. Jack Feely
President – SSIO-USA National Council

3.  Regional YA Reps Selection

Dear Center Presidents and Group Leaders,

The Young Adults (YA’s) are starting their selection process for 2 regional positions.  Please pass this message on to YA’s at your center:
 
Sairam Dear YAs and YA reps,

 
We are now holding selections for 2 regional rep roles – the regional female YA rep and regional male YA advisor. Nominations will be accepted for a 2 week period so please go ahead and submit your responses as soon as your receive this! The last date for nominations is Monday August 28th.
 
Please Note:
 
1) We are now accepting nominations for “Male YA Advisor” and “Female YA Rep” only. Males can nominate a male YA advisor and females, a female YA rep.
 
2) All Young Adults (18-40 years) living in Region 3 are eligible to submit one nomination form. Each form allows up to 3 names. 
 
3) Please click on this link Region 3 Young Adult officer nomination form to submit your nomination: https://goo.gl/forms/VXe7XCESFzCE2Khs1
 
4) Nomination process will be open for two weeks.
 
Loving Sairam,
On behalf of the regional YA team
5.  Global Aradhana Mahotsavam – 28 March to 27 April 2016
Sairam Dear Center/Group Presidents:
Please read Dr. Reddy’s email below about Global Aradhana Mahotsavam and share it along with the attachment with your center/group members. 
Loving Sairams
Gnana Bhaskar 


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Om Sri Sai Ram.

 

Sathya Sai devotees all over the world solemnly observe 24 April by remembering and practicing the teachings of Lord Sathya Sai, the Paripoorna Avatar, who left His physical form on this day. This year, let us resolve to conduct the Aradhana Mahotsavam with 30 days of intense spiritual practice to express our gratitude to our loving Lord, Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba. Further details about the activities recommended for our 30-day observance of Aradhana Mahotsavam may be found in the attached letter. We are happy that our brothers and sisters from India will also join us in paying homage to our Lord during this period, 28 March to 27 April 2016.

 

Zone Chairs, kindly forward the attached letter to all members of Sathya Sai Centres, Groups, Trusts, Institutes and Schools in your respective geographical areas. This letter can also be found on the SSIO website at http://www.sathyasai.org under the News and Announcements section.

 

Let us all join together as one Sai family in this noble and uplifting spiritual exercise to honour and cherish the memory of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

 

May His blessings light up our lives, sanctify our existence, and make us realise our innate divinity – in His mission of love and selfless service.

 

Jai Sai Ram.

With loving regards,

 

Narendranath Reddy, M.D.

Chairman, Prasanthi Council

 

 

 

 

Download: Global-Aradhana-Mahotsavam-2016.pdf

6.  Annual Regional Retreat 2016

Retreat

Sairam Dear All:

With Bhagavan’s grace and blessings we are happy to announce the Sai Region 3 Annual Regional Retreat – 2016.  The retreat will be held at the University Student Center, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL (http://www.usfsp.edu/housing/usc/). The retreat will be held during the Memorial Day weekend, May 27th – 30th, 2016.

The theme of the retreat is “Practical Spirituality – Living the Message of Sathya Sai Baba”. As always we’ll have elevating Morning Prayer sessions, exciting YA programs, fun filled activities for SSE children, inspirational talks by guest speakers, uplifting bhajan sessions and useful Workshops by experts. In addition we’ll also have group discussions for center officers, cultural programs etc.

Over all, it will be a spiritual weekend with activities for the entire family and is a great opportunity for all of us to connect and collectively offer our gratitude to Lord Sai.

The Retreat Planning Committee will soon be releasing a registration form, along with the program agenda, details of the guest speakers, and accommodation details. Please mark your calendars, and plan for your travel to St Petersburg, FL. We look forward to seeing and serving you all at the retreat.

 

In Sai’s Loving Service,

Your Regional Officers

http://sairegion3.org/retreat/