Association of Indian Students at USC

Thursday, September 01, 2005

AIS: Sandesh 08/31/05 - Party on Sep 4, OPEN for ALL.. and much more

Hi all,
We have a lot to tell you this week, but lets cut to the chase.. make sure you are there at Ground Zero this Sunday from 7:30 pm onwards for the kickoff party of the semester.

Event of the Week: AIS Welcome Party

What: Fall welcome (back) party
What more: Desi Food, music spun by DJ Varun, lots of Dhamaal
Also, a Jukebox so that you can request the song of your choice for just a quarter [25cents!]
When: Sunday, Sep 4th, 7:30pm onwards [no IST... come on time - we are expecting quite a crowd!]
Where: Ground Zero Coffee House [behind the REG building]
Cost: FREE.. for everyone.. and we mean everyone [members/non-members/Indians/Non-Indians/Trojans/non-Trojans...]!

Also in this issue of Sandesh :

1. AIS Membership FAQ: Why, When and How to become a member.

2. Event Calendar : So, what's gonna happen?

3. Question of the Week : New quiz section

4. Notes on the Newsletter

5. Join the AIS mailing list

1. AIS Membership FAQ: Why, When and How to become a member.
Q. Why should I become a member?
A. Because you love the AIS and want to support the events! And yes, for just $15 for the whole year, people tell us it is a great value for money.

Q. What do I get as a member... is it really worth my hard earned $15?
A. Do the math - Entry to Garba : $10, Desi Food at Diwali : $5, Entry to the career event : Another couple of dollars. ... the list goes on.
Getting all these [and much more, like a 15% discount at India's Tandoori restaurant] for free with the membership : Priceless :-).

Q. I am convinced, I want to be a member! But How and Where?
A. Great! We shall be taking memberships on the spot at all our events. So bring Cash or Check at the welcome party on 9/4 and get in!

Q. I have the receipt, when do I get my sticker to be pasted on my ID?
A. Thanks for being one of the early birds! We will be giving the stickers at the welcome party. Remember to bring your receipt!

2. Event Calendar : So, what's gonna happen?
The Fall semester is all planned out, well, at least the big events , but trust us to pepper the sem with our small-scale events (movies, socials) also.
Sep 4 : Fall Welcome Party
Oct 1: Garba
Nov 6 : Diwali
Nov 26 : End-of-sem party
Also in this sem: Cricket tournament, Career Workshop, Social Work, Movies, Quiz, Socials ...
Note: Some dates above are tentative, and we will be letting you know more as we finalize venue bookings.

3. Question of the Week : New quiz section
We are starting a new section in Sandesh, the weekly quiz question - whoever sends the correct answer first to will get a mention as the whiz-of-the-week in the next edition of Sandesh. The theme will be India.

Question of the Week:
What is common to: Zeenat Aman, Meenakshi Sheshadhri, Poonam Dhillon, Tina Munim and Aishwarya Rai.

So... what are you waiting for, send that email to if you think you know the answer!

4. Notes on the Newsletter
The newsletter has a name now - Sandesh, which we felt best represented the fact that this is our sandesh or message to you all. We will usually be sending it out every Friday, so that you know what to do this weekend :-). (This also means that this week, there will be two editions.)

5. Join the AIS mailing list
Some of you have, and some of you have not - but we want to reach out to all those who are interested in our activities, so please join the list [and also ask your friends to join] at

That's it for now folks, see you all at the party.
Very truly yours,
USC Association of Indian Students

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  • hey guys,
    Atleast if you ask a question please ask a question such that the answer is not the first one that posps up in google if you type in the *exact* same question in google. And just so that people dont try to google and answer : the answer is they were are either (1st or 2nd ) in Miss India contest who took up acting. Now lets see if you can find out who I am:-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:19 AM  

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