WISMA Koottaymakku Orikkal Koodi Pranamam!
We are happy to share we had 358 attendees (seniors, adults, and children) for our Christmas and New Year celebrations - this despite the severe cold, many members having travels and conflicts with office parties. We had 24 programs with 227 stage performances (many of them first timers on stage), running to 2.5 hrs of pure enjoyment! The programs were put together by the combined efforts of 34 people as coordinators, choreographers and other support roles. Since Onam, we have had little time till this event. Teams have met every week more than once to ensure an amazing stage rendering. Thanks to the performers and the support of even more people opening up their homes for practices, audio and video recordings, getting costumes designed and delivered, organizing transport, and more. It was a night to remember and a worthy tribute to the decade of growth for WISMA Community.
Thank you all for attending and making this event a memorable one! WISMA is definitely growing with each passing year. Thank you for the kind, encouraging comments and feedback regarding the event.
Here is the link to his google album for photos : https://photos.app.goo.gl/7jLocSqdQXSsoHVr9 . Please feel free to add any pictures and videos that any of you took.
Videos for the 2019 Christmas and NewYear are now uploaded on Youtube as playlist : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3im_sIWz8u0_HMJkbSGO-kJ4vAYfkDwD
(Bollywood Rockstars could not be uploaded due to copyright concern).
Videos can be downloaded from https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RA29qd2fIzAYhidK3Jw82Vs_BHiOcVRE
We would like to wholeheartedly acknowledge and thank everyone for participating. As we all know, the event would be simply impossible without the kind support of the volunteers taking pictures, videos, ushering in at the backstage, serving a sumptuous dinner and helping to clean up. We truly and deeply appreciate your help.
We would also like to thank our sponsors: Christina Craig (College Counselling), India Garden restaurant, Acura of Brookfield, Sri Gayatri Foods, Desi Market, Taste of India, Dipti Krishnan - Financial Adviser, Kairali Grocery & Catering, Karate America, Taj Grocery, Raja Bazaar, Indian Bazaar, Anmol restaurant, and Kumon of Menomonee Falls.
Last but not the least, all our combined efforts wouldn't be worth much if not for the amazing and engaging audience. Thank you for gracing the occasion and encouraging all the participants with your loud cheers and applause!
Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year / Decade!
2019 WISMA Committee