Club 24 Philanthropy Event Enthralls Houstonians
Club 24 Plus‘ annual philanthropy event turned out to be an amazing mix of compassion and fun. Bharti and Madhusudan Desai most graciously offered their beautiful home to make it an evening to remember.
The event commenced with an informal social reception that the Club members, and the heads of the various charities that the club supports, made good use of to unwind and catch up with one another. The buzz conversations filled the air as people relaxed in the lovely outdoor by-the-pool ambience. Artist Gopaal Seyn was on-hand to do a live painting. He worked through the evening to create brilliant abstract artwork.
The main agenda of the evening, of course was the philanthropy event. Signature Committee Chair, Dr. Asra Oberoi welcomed the audience and introduced Mr. Seyn before handing over to Asha Dhume, President of Club 24 Plus. Asha reiterated the commitment of the Club to giving, whose very profile was being a social club with the purpose of philanthropy & outreach to the community. Introductions to the various social organizations supported by the Club were given, along with a brief overview provided by the participants. Club 24 honored the work done by Ekal Vidyalaya, Daya, Habitat for Humanity, Houston Public Media, IEducate USA, Interfaith Ministries, Memorial Spring Branch Rotary, Ovarcome, Pratham, Save A Mother, University of Houston all of whom provided a glimpse of their significant achievements on the effort put in by their supporters in the Club. The Club presented matching funds checks to these charities.
After a sumptuous dinner the Club members rounded up the evening in a medley of Bollywood songs sung by some talented Club members.
Club 24 is an organization that was founded by members of the Indo-American community in Houston as a social club with a primary mission to build bridges with the broader community in Houston. Many individuals are involved with various organizations, serve on boards, and are active in different charitable causes. Club 24 sought to organize some of these individual activities and try to leverage those involvements to create a larger scale endeavor. Over the last several years Club 24 has developed deeper relationships with several organizations. This has been through jointly sponsored events, board involvement, and fundraising.
Inputs by Vandana Prakash