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SMSA - Clarification
Date: Fri Jul 23 1999 - 08:59:30 PDT

I would like to add, that the SMSA (Sri mAlOlan seva Association) is actually
a part of the SVSS (Sri Vaishnava Seva Samiti), and that all charitable
contributions made through SMSA must be first approved by SVSS's board.  The
focus of SVSS is mainly on SriVaishnavite causes; therefore only those
charitable contributions directed towards supporting SriVaishnavism are likely
to be approved by the board.  The idea is to not put board members in the
situation of having to turn away a charitable contribution; therefore seek
the SMSA route (with tax-deductible benefit) only if directly connected with
a SriVaishnavite cause.  Appreciate your understanding, and any further
questions may be directed to Vimala Rajaji [email:] or Nagu
Satyan [email:].

Presently the challenge (as far as financial support for SV temples is 
concerned) is to find suitable individuals in or around those temple towns
who could manage trust funds in the form of a non-profit organization.  If
anyone knows of friends/relatives in India who are willing to take up this
task, please contact Vimala Rajaji immediately.

Thanking you,
-Srinath Chakravarty