Community Clubs @IndiaCC

  • ArtICCulators Toastmasters
  • Book Club
  • Gujarati Literary Group - Bethak
  • Karaoke
    ArtICCulators Toastmasters

    Every Wednesday evening 7:30pm until 8:30pm
    • Looking to enhance your communication and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career?
    • Learn to give Impressive speeches and presentations in English to the public, media or in the office.
    • Improve your Communication, Leadership and Public Speaking skills in a friendly and supportive environment.
    • Improve your pronunciation, grammar and accent. Learn new words, phrases, body language, vocal variety and effective use of the stage.
    • Guest Cost: Free. Open to all. Come join us at a meeting and see what we're all about. In exactly one hour!
    • Activities: Each meeting, every member will have a chance to speak in front of people, either prepared or impromptu speeches. The meeting has three parts - the first part features prepared speeches, the second part involves impromptu speeches by randomly selected members and the third part consists of evaluation of the speeches. And finally awards. A friendly competition ensures members give their best.
    • Atmosphere: Meetings are friendly and lively with plenty of encouragement and support for each other. You will learn a lot and laugh aplenty as you listen to stories, experiences, and ideas of fellow members.
    • For more information, please email Sunil Tomar or Hariharan 
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      Book Club
      Are you a bookworm? Do you want to be part of a group that has like-minded people who love to read and discuss your kind of books. Do you want to launch into enthralling plot line debates, argue about your favorite authors and use the book club forum to tell other readers which parts made you laugh and cry, which parts made you angry, and why the book is a must-read.

      Come join ICC’s new book club – we will meet once every 2 months, talk about a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction, and maybe flavor the evening with spicy snacks and pungent arguments.

        Looking for a good book? Consider one of the ICC Book Club's past reads.

        1. The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
        2. The Palace of Illusions - Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni
        3. The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid
        4. The Guide - R.K. Narayan
        5. Hullaballoo in the Guava Orchard - Kiran Desai
        6. The Shadow Lines - Amitav Ghosh
        7. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
        8. Fasting, Feasting - Anita Desai
        9. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
        10. Evening is the Whole Day - Preeta Samarasan
        11. Riot - Shashi Tharoor
        12. The Hamilton Case - Michelle de Krestser
        13. Such a Long Journey - Rohinton Mistry
        14. The Garden of Evening Mists - Tan Twan Eng
        15. Anil's Ghost - Michael Ondaatje
        16. Half a Life - V.S. Naipaul
        17. Cracking India - Bapsi Sidhwa
        18. Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
        19. An Artist of the Floating World - Kazuo Ishiguro
        20. The Golden Gate - Vikram Seth
        21. Brick Lane - Monica Ali 
        22. The Lady and the Monk - Pico Iyer
        23. The Twentieth Wife - Indu Sundaresan
        24. The Enchantress of Florence - Salman Rushdie
        25. Book recommendations gratefully accepted.  The book must have a connection with the Asian sub-continent, be worthy of discussion, and preferably not exceed 350 pages.   

          The next meeting of the book club is on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, and the book selected is Bharati Mukherjee’s “The Middleman and Other Stories”.  This is the first time discussing a collection of short stories, so maybe each attendee talks about his/her favorite story? 

          For more information, please contact Sheila Mohan.


          Gujarati Literary Group - Bethak

          Meets the last Friday of each month at India Community Center.

          Our aim is to:
          - Preserve and promote Gujarati mother tongue in the bay area.
          - Support and encourage the community members to read & write in their Matrubhasha
          - Bringing together the community members without any religious barrier.
          - Provide a platform to local singers, writers & artists to showcase their talent and also encourage youth to participate in poetry recitation contests.
          For more information, please contact Pragna Dadbhawala.
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      The ICC Karaoke Club meets once a month on the 4th Friday (January - October). It is an Open Mic event and entry is free for ICC members and non-members. Singers who sign-up between 7:30 - 8:00 pm can usually be assured of a spot in the singers line-up.
      Karaoke at ICC is a family event and a great place to socialize, make friends with similar interests. Even if you are not up to it or shy you can approach one of the program hosts and they will guide you or arrange a duet for you to help you overcome your fears. This club gives great opportunity for sharpening your singing skills in a crowd, and is a great training ground for singing contests and even if you ever plan to go professional someday!

      We have the finest audio equipment and are very proud of and everyone who sings feels like a STAR!!!

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