Kerala Association of New England (KANE), one of the oldest associations in US with a rich history of about "4 decades" behind it dating back from 1970,(Duly registered and incorporated in Commonwealth of MA on 12/30/1994) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious cultural organization working towards the betterment of the social lifestyle of the Malayalee in the New England area. KANE provides a forum for its members to meet and exchange views and to foster friendship, goodwill, and understanding among its members and provides opportunities for cultural, and entertainment activities of its members.
Currently the Association boasts of over 500 member families and this number are growing. Our organization has been run by the members of this community for the past 49 years with increasing sponsorship from the local community and businesses.
During its 25th year the association wrote up its Constitution expressing its ideals of fostering the social, educational charitable and cultural needs of the Kerala Community in New England. An Arts and Sports subcommittee was started to keep the community's repertoire of musical, artistic and literary talents well represented in the various events.
The major events for the year include the Onam and Christmas Celebrations, Arts & Talents Day, Annual Camp and Picnic. An annual directory keep the members in touch with each other. Other events such as fundraisers, movies, etc are organized by the office bearers to keep the community active during the year.
KANE also allows the youth of the community to participate via KANE Jr. This dynamic subgroup participates in the parent events and also conducts events of its own.
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Board of Directors is the main governing body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of KANE. This board members governs KANE by establishing broad policies and objectives.
Executive Committee is a subcommittee which has well defined executive powers usually spelled out in the charter or by-laws and which meets frequently to manage the affairs and further the purposes of KANE and its operations. KANE's Board of Directors is part of executive committee.
Arts Committee is a committee on Arts and Culture which shall concern itself with the encouragement of arts, culture and creativity, including cultural development, humanities, performing arts, visual arts, film and filmmaking, music etc. The mission of this committee is to foster the creative environment and reputation of KANE, by motivating and training KANE members to perform and participate in public art, arts events, festivals and competition. KATADI is a social club for aspiring and amateur talents with in KANE.
KANE Junior is a youth led organization created to get everyone involved in today's society. To communicate and to experience the future. Kane Jr. is run under the Kerala Association of New England, a non-profit organization for the people of Kerala Origin. The mission of this group is to nurture cultural values and promote talents and opportunities. They are our future, leaders in making.