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    After seeing many organizations I saw that SAASOA is very enterprising and are a core of the business community in and around Alabama. SAASOA is doing a lot of  good for the people in the community by doing many activities like Blood Camps, Health Fairs, Volunteering activities, Scholarships, etc. I am lucky to be a part of a group like this and I encourage my friends and community members to be a part of SAASOA.

    -Mahesh Batavia, Liquor Store Member, Mobile
  • In the nearly 2 years that we have been partnered with SAAAOA we have seen a growth in sales, profits and customer count in their group’s stores. The key to maximizing this is to become more seamless in execution,pricing and positioning. I am excited about the future with SAASOA and Coca-Cola.

     

    -Patrick Gueret, Coca Cola
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    SAASOA’s intention is to help their members and our community should support it by joining it. SAASOA is very committed to help our community and the financial profits are very substantial.

    -Haresh Patel, Multiple Store Member, Montgomery
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    Each and every member of SAASOA have their own voice. When it comes to making decision everyone is involved. We are like one big family!
     
    -Rocky Patel, Multiple Store Member, Saraland


  • The attention to detail and the constant striving to attain complete compliance by it's members is a true testament to the dedication the leaders of this organization have to it's success.  I am proud, on the behalf of Hackney, to be associated with such a successful and influential group such as SAASOA.
     
    -Marty Howell, H.T.Hackney
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    SAASOA has not only successfully brought the businesses together, but they have also brought the communities together.
     
     
    -Nishit Prajapati, Multiple Store Member, Ozark
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    My relationship with SAASOA has been a huge influence on my personal and professional life. Over the past years I have learned on their culture and values and how important solid relationships are. I truly believe that their passion for the community is genuine.
     
    -Mike Pritchett, GDC, Mobile

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Dear Friends,

 
As you may have heard by now, President Obama has taken Executive Action to help fix our broken immigration system. 
 
There are many components to this action, however, there is a large group of people that will be immediately affected by these changes. 
The biggest group of people that these Executive Actions will affect are those people who are here in the United States without legal status AND who are the parents to a child (over or under 21) who is a United States Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder). 
This group of people will be allowed to apply for and receive work permits. This in turn will allow them to apply for social security numbers, drivers licenses, bank accounts, credit cards, and so much more. 
Once approved, they will also be eligible to apply for Advance Parole - this will let them travel out of the country for a specified reason.
 
The second group of people that are affected by the President’s actions are those who were brought to this country before they turned 16.
A program for these children in already in place (DACA), however, they are now expanding this program to include people who have lived in the United States since January 1, 2010. There are also no age limits. 
For example, if you came in before you turned 16 and are now 44 years old - you qualify for this program.
 
I am sending you this email so you may know a little more about the President’s actions last night. I have attached a graphic that allows you to see if you, your family or your friends qualify for this relief. Please feel free to share this with your community. If there are any questions or clarifications that are needed on this program, please do not hesitate to contact me. Our office is fully prepared to assist you and your family and friends take advantage of these new forms of relief.

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Senate of Alabama Resolution

 

 

 

 

 

Senate of Alabama

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MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Resolution

COMMENDING THE 2014 DIWALI CELEBRATION

By Senator Hightower

WHEREAS, it is with great pleasure that we convey best wishes upon the Asian Indian Community in the State of Alabama in recognition of the 2014 Diwali Celebration; and

WHEREAS, Diwali, India’s Renowned Festival of Lights, is celebrating “One World Family” on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the Daphne Civic Center; and

WHEREAS, the Southeast Asian American Store Owners’ Association (SAASOA) is hosting this traditional Diwali celebration for business owners, corporate America, and the Asian Indian Community to experience the culture and ambiance surrounding this festive occasion; and

WHEREAS, Diwali or Divali, also known as Deepavali, is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated annually in autumn; the festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair; and

WHEREAS, Diwali is a holiday of joy and a time for gathering with loved ones, celebrating family, friends, and prosperity; and

WHEREAS, Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji, and Pakistan; and

WHEREAS, the Diwali festival features live music, traditional dancing, delectable cuisine, bright lights, and many activities for all ages; and

WHEREAS, the India Association of Greater Mobile was started in 1982 by a group of 30 families of Indian origin and has experienced rapid growth through the years; and

WHEREAS, the Asian Indian Community is a vital component of life in the Mobile area and in the State of Alabama, contributing substantially to the economy, culture, and quality of life; now therefore,

BE IT SOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE LEGSISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That the 2014 Diwali Celebration in Daphne, Alabama, is hereby most highly honored and commended, and it is directed that a copy of this resolution be provided for appropriate display, with best wishes for a joyous occasion and for continuing success far into the future.

 

[STAMP OF SENATE OF ALABAMA]

SAASOA Diwali Celebrations 2014

 

 

Please click here to register your free pass/tickets!

 
This is an invitation to the event SAASOA Presents: Diwali Celebration 2014 that is starting on November 02, 2014 3:00 pm.
·         In the link above you will also find information about why Diwali is celebrated for and how you can register.
                    
·         If you are a SAASOA member, simply follow the instructions in the video. CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO
 
·         Once you register your tickets will be sent to your email address that you provided during registration.
          
·         It is very important that you print the FREE passes/tickets and bring them with you at the event. Having tickets in your hand will allow you to check in the event via Express Lane.
 
  
The event starts at 3 pm. People who will arrive on or before 4pm will get their names added to a drawing of FREE $ 50 GAS CARD. There will be Three Lucky Winners of the $50 Free Gas Card.
 
Each family attending will receive ONE Diwali Goody Bag (Lhaani). The Goody Bags are LIMITED and will be given as First Come First Serve basis.
 
Thank you

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