We want to thank you for your support of the Shivalya temple over the past eight years. Shivalya has grown tremendously over time, and has now become a safe cultural place for all of us to offer prayers, celebrate festivals, and more. We are now at a crossroads, and are reaching out for your support in order to keep our doors open.
As many of you are already aware, our founders, Dr. Vijay Goyal and Dr.Vinod Goyal, have been immensely generous with their time, money, and resources in founding and expanding the services offered at Shivalya. With our lease on the property coming to an end in August 2020, they have expressed a desire for a broader group of devotees to contribute towards funding and running day-to-day operations of the temple.
Numerous committed temple members have started meeting in person and on Zoom to begin discussing the way forward. We have provided details about the forthcoming Zoom meeting(currently scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 29th) at the end of this letter, and invite everyone to join us.
Below is a summary of key discussion points to date:
Creation of a new Board that will define the new model for running Shivalya including working groups
Reduce the Shivalya Temple’s footprint from 5000 sq ft to less than 2000 sq ft in order to reduce monthly lease expenses
Use this new space as temple premises for daily prayers and festival celebrations
Ensure professional oversight to have a smooth transition to the new location and improve the efficiency of daily operations
The working groups will aim to substantially reduce the monthly operating expenses of the temple. We should be able to cover these costs with 200 devotees pledging USD 25 per month.
If you would like to help keep the Shivalya Temple open, please consider donating USD 25 to the temple per month and indicating this willingness by sending us your name, email, and phone number over WhatsApp, text, or email so that we may include you in all future communications. We have included our contact information below.Please also indicate any interest you may have in joining a working group or the new board in order to help this temple.It would be ideal to have this information by Friday March 27th, in order for us to be able to make progress on these plans in a timely fashion, but sending the above information after this date is also okay.
Thank you once again for your support of Shivalya, and we hope to see you on the Zoom call.
Shivalya Working Group
Meeting details for the next Zoom meeting:
Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at 10:30 am
How to join directly through Cell phone?
You can dial below number and enter your meeting id to join the meeting,
Dial: +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 6393962238
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