DMA

It was a great drive and dream of the Malayalees in Detroit and neighboring suburbs to have an association whose main objective is that of preserving and maintaining the culture and heritage of Kerala. This craving led to the inception of Detroit Malayalee Association (DMA) about 30 years ago.Every year, DMA conducts numerous programs and activities for our community’s well being and its progress. We try to preserve the malayalee tradition and culture through the activities and events we conduct. The Association provides opportunities and encourages its members to participate. It also provides a forum for the Malayalees residing in Detroit and neighboring areas to meet and exchange views and also to foster their friendship, goodwill, moral, social, educational, literary, artistic and cultural heritage.

Detroit Malayalee Association is a non-profit organization catering to the needs of the Malayalee community living in and around the Metro Detroit area. We encourage our youth to participate actively and educate our people on matters of civic consciousness, political awareness and ways to foster friendship between the Malayalee community and other communities who we interact on a regular basis.
With our rich and colorful heritage our aim is to provide dynamism and diversity to the mainstream American society.

Detroit Malayalee Association was formed in 1980 by a few far-seeing individuals who met frequently. The first members to name a few were Andrews Achambi, C.J. Mathew, Babykutty, Jacob Palakkuzha and John P. Ninan. Their main objective was to establish a body which would encourage and promote the rich Malayalee traditions and values in America. They wanted the young generation to trace their roots back to Kerala. DMA started their cultural endeavor by screening black and white Malayalam movies in a hall on Woodward Avenue. DMA has made tremendous contribution in developing the social, cultural and political awareness of our community. On September 25th 2005, DMA celebrated its 25th Anniversary as a true success story. Members have come and Members have gone. Despite the changes, one constant remains – the co-operation that keeps DMA alive and well.

 

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We seek to promote a harmonious blend of our diverse cultural heritage and rich values with today's hi-tech, fast-paced, success-driven way of life with a view to nurturing well-balanced, exemplary new generations who will continue to be role models and enrich the world in greater measure. We welcome the Detroit Malayalee community to join our association and promote our rich cultural heritage.

Types of membership:

Individual Membership ($15.00 - Annual Membership Fees)
Family Membership ($20.00 - Annual Membership Fees)
Individual Life Membership ($125.00 - 10 years Membership)
Family Life Membership ($150.00 - 10 years Membership)

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Do you have any questions or comments ? DMA loves to hear from you !!! If you would like to receive information about our membership or upcoming events, please email us or contact any of our officer bearers:
Rojan Thomas President 248-219-1352 rojanthomas65@gmail.com
Sreekumar Kambath Vice President 248-680-1588 skambath@yahoo.com
Akash Abraham General Secretary 248-470-9332 akashkudilil@gmail.com
Sanju Koithara Joint Secretary 248-797-0741 koitharas@msn.com
Shaji Thomas Treasurer 248-229-7746 shajithomasm@gmail.com
Baijy Joseph Joint Treasurer 248-766-3293 baijy.joseph@gmail.com
 
  You can also write to us at:
Detroit Malayalee Association
926 Baldwin DR
TROY, MI 48188

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DMA appreciate the ongoing support of constituents and remain grateful for all suggestions and for the continuing participation of member families. We are constantly striving to become the best Malayalee organization and all your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Please contact us directly or email us.
Rojan Thomas President 248-219-1352 rojanthomas65@gmail.com
Sreekumar Kambath Vice President 248-680-1588 skambath@yahoo.com
Akash Abraham General Secretary 248-470-9332 akashkudilil@gmail.com

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