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We had a great PGF 2019. This year core committee consisted of all women leadership for the first time. Here are some of the highlights for 2019

  1. Green initiative - paper mache Ganesha murti, bio-degradable plates for mahaprasad, electronic wargani letter
  2. Youth committee - 6 high school seniors leadership, each liasing with main committees. Greater plans to expand this committee in 2020
  3. Social responsibility - Support-A-Child foundation (India), Akhil Autism Foundation (NJ), Sewa Diwali Food drive thru ISKCON temple (PA), Urmisaroj Charitable Trust (Gujarat, India), Isha Foundation's Cauvery Calling project (India)
  4. Financials - 11 grand sponsors first time in the history of PGF. $219K collected through donations, parking, 2 days India Fest, brochure advertisements, corporate matching contributions etc. After $130K expenses including program artists honorarium, rental equipments charges and capital expenses etc, surplus of $89K was given to Bharatiya Temple for their charitable activities in Greater Philadelphia area
  5. Volunteer appreciation - many volunteers attended the volunteer appreciation dinner in December where they received kudos from Bharatiya Temple BOD.
  6. Feedback - Here are some of the feedback we received
    1. Adults volunteers trusted us fully and were found willing to give us opportunities to help out during the festival, making it easy for us to do our part. -A Young Volunteer
    2. People were very appreciative and kind to us as well. - A Devotee
    3. The organization that Ycomm had this year as compared to previous years, leads were very good - A Young Volunteer
    4. Overall Turn Out For Parking Volunteer, and the excellent co-ordination between leads and volunteers. - A Volunteer
    5. In addition to bhakti aspect, we liked the community effect, the volunteerism, and the general good vibe. - A Devotee / Volunteer
    6. As usual, the festival was a great event. I liked everything. Especially our commitment to be ecofriendly. - A Devotee
    7. Modak Decoration theme for Ganesh festival was a good idea - A Devotee
    8. The pgm started on time and good coordination between other teams - A Devotee
    9. Excellent quality of programs and artists - A Devottee
    10. Everything about Food and all other arrangements were fantastic as always...great planning and execution! - A Volunteer
  7. PGF 2020 dates - As per the US time, PGF 2020 will be celebrated Friday Aug 21st to Monday Aug 31st, 2020 (one day earlier than Indian calendar)
  8. PGF 2020 Kickoff - We will have kickoff meeting in March/April so start planning for 2020.
  9. PGF 2020 Plans - Please have PGF in the back of your mind and bring fresh ideas on how we can increase the participation from our diverse community.
  10. A Big Thank you - Core team thanks everyone for Excellent support by every devotee participating in this festival.
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