The year has got to a good start. We had our first board meeting and are energized to delivering on our missions. The board remains almost the same with new folks assisting important roles as a seamless transition could happen when terms end.

The first temple sponsored event Pongal/Makara Shankranti drew a huge crowd of devotees. The priest in attendance performed a Ganapathy homam and abhishekam on Lord Shiva—this has set a positive energy and tone for the year to come.

We also had visitors from the Congregation Albert participate in our Pongal celebration. Dr. Satya Tikare and Dr. Umesh Pandey were on hand to explain the Hinduism concepts to the visitors.

This year our focus will be on a handful of committees, a brief description is provided in the following pages on the focus and goals of this coming year.

The membership drive and the year end function will be our next couple of important tasks. Please show your support and participate.
January had a lot in store for our temple, Makara Sankranti/Pongal, Surya Namskar day, Nikhilanand Bhaiya visit, Yoga, Hanuman Chalisa chanting. Please join us in any or all of the activities that are ongoing.

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Thank you,
Krishna Jaiswal
President, HTSNM