Located in Englewood, Tamil Association of Colorado is a non-profit cultural organization that serves Colorado. It aims to preserve Tamil culture, community and educational activities. Its mission is to build and unite a community of Tamil-speaking Colorado residents. The organization works towards achieving its various objectives, which include providing a forum to share and maintain the Tamil heritage and culture; educating heritage and culture to the younger demographics; interacting with other communities to promote unity; as well as promoting and cultivating Tamil friendship and culture by organizing several social activities and cultural events.
The history of the Tamil Association of Colorado can be traced back on May 9, 2004, when about 50 families gathered at the Robert Clement Park in Littleton for the Tamil Picnic. Everyone felt the need to organize an association, which eventually led to the foundation of the Tamil Association of Colorado. Currently, the association is holding various cultural events that serve over 100 families in the state.
Membership at the Tamil Association of Colorado is open to everyone who is interested in participating, organizing and enjoying social, entertainment and cultural programs held by the organization. Membership is offered at three levels: single for $25 a year, family of 2 members for $40 a year and family of more than 2 members for $50 per year.
Members of the Tamil Association of Colorado will enjoy various benefits including admission to events held by the association, dinner in at least one event from April to March, as well as the chance to be part of a rich cultural association and help and support Indian and Tamil Communities. Memberships at the association expire in April.
The most recent event held by the Tamil Association of Colorado is the Chithirai Thiruvizha 2011, held on May 7, 2011 at the Rangeview High School in Aurora, Colorado. Members of the association enjoyed a night full of music and dance. Non-members also joined the fun for $10.
Tamil Association of Colorado manages to continue offering various events through the help of its several sponsors. Resources mainly come from Masalaa Restaurant, offering fine Indian vegetarian cuisine; Sathvik Foods, which supplies high quality grocery items at reasonable prices; grocery store My India’s; cinemoon; Tamil Tutor; and Indian Consulate at San Francisco. Other sponsors include Alpine Travel & Tours, ColoradoIndia.com, The Venkatesh Iyer Law Office and the Fortune Financials – Ravi Kachalia, among others.