Membership of HARI entitles a person and his/her spouse to the privilege of attending
and voting at membership meetings and to stand for election as a trustee or as an
officer of the Executive Committee. Three months standing membership is required
to hold any office. Only members who have paid their dues on or before September
15th of the year are eligible to vote. Additional privileges include enrollment
in HARI's Sunday School, participation in temple programs and trips, renting HARI
facility at a reduced rental, participation in HARI camps and retreats, participation
in Yoga and other classes.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER?
A person or family of the Hindu faith can make an application for membership of
HARI by completing and submitting an application for the approval of the Board of
Trustees. Family membership includes husband, wife, dependent children and dependent
parents living in the same household.
A person or family who has been approved for membership of HARI and is in good standing
is eligible for Life Membership. Enrollment for Life Membership can be requested
at the time of renewal of membership by payment of Life Membership dues of $600.
Seniors, over the age of 65 qualify to become members of HARI at half the above
Annual Membership - $25
Life Membership - $300
For additional details about Membership, please visit the Link "ABOUT US "
and review ARTICLE III under Bye-Laws
HOW TO APPLY?
Along with the application (HARI
Membership and Donation Form), a check for $51 towards annual membership
dues will be required. Please mail the form and check to
301 Steigerwalt Hollow Road,
PA 17070, USA
Service to HARI is service to GOD as well as to our community. As a non-profit service-oriented
religious/cultural/educational organization, HARI is always seeking volunteers for
various tasks. Interested community members should contact President of HARI.
Some activities that would be of benefit to all of us are
- exterior maintenance of the temple grounds by pulling weeds
- collecting and disposing of
trash and other discarded materials
- planting of approved shrubs and flowering plants
in accordance with the overall landscaping plan
- perform assigned tasks during major celebrations and special events
Volunteers are also
needed to teach Sunday School students in various academic areas such as Scholastic
Achievement Test subject areas, fine arts, namely, classical music and dance. Interested
people should contact the Director of Sunday School for further details.
Become a Volunteer /Sponsor
Opportunities abound for HARI devotees to help the temple
and the community at large. Temple is always seeking volunteers and sponsors for
various special causes. Devotees should ask themselves what they could do for the
temple instead of asking what the temple can do for them.
- Devotees can become sponsors
for dinner/prasad for temple's scheduled programs if they are not filled in yet.
- Devotees can also volunteer to sponsor artists, performers and musicians that come
to the temple to give cultural programs.
- It is very expensive to bring good cultural
programs by well-known artists to the temple. One way devotees can make it possible
is by coming forward to contribute generously towards partially or fully off-setting
the cost of specific programs
Contact the President if you want to be a sponsor
for a specific program. Contribute generously by placing your donations in the donation
boxes when special cultural programs are arranged.