History

In the last couple of decades, Malayalees in the Greater Austin area have organized several community events. As the strength of the Malayalee community grew over the years, it became increasingly clear that a formal organization was necessary to conduct these events. During the Christmas meeting of 2004, Mr. Thomas Cherian (Thampachen) took the initiative in recruiting several volunteers to form such an organization.

Greater Austin Malayalee Association (GAMA) was officially formed on March 8, 2005. After a few years, due to the commendable efforts of the Board of 2016, GAMA was certified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This was a major milestone in GAMA’s history.

Objective

The objective of GAMA is to spread the ideals of compassion, care and support, and thus preserve the culture of Kerala in the true tradition of peace and brotherhood. GAMA organizes a variety of cultural and charitable events throughout the year with the intention of bringing the community together.

GAMA constantly invites ideas and suggestions to improve our service, and has a variety of projects on hand to support the Malayalee community of Austin.

By Laws

GAMA is governed by a Board of Directors. The By-Laws of the association describes how directors are elected and how the organization operates.

Greater Austin Malayalee Association (GAMA) was officially formed on March 8, 2005. After a few years, due to the commendable efforts of the Board of 2016, GAMA was certified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This was a major milestone in GAMA’s history.

Get Involved

Become a Member

Become a GAMA member and support GAMA by contributing $20.  GAMA membership allows you to purchase GAMA event tickets at a lower price!

Volunteer

Support GAMA by contributing your valuable time during GAMA events! Organizing GAMA events is no mean feat and any help from volunteers during the event is highly appreciated!

Join our Mailing List

Not a fan of Facebook? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Just subscribe to our mailing list to receive weekly alerts and updates about upcoming events.

Join our SMS List

Not a fan of Facebook / Emails? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Just subscribe to our SMS list to receive alerts and updates about upcoming events/news.

Follow Us

Want to stay up-to-date on GAMA news/events? Head over to the GAMA Facebook Group, Page / Twitter / Instagram / Youtube to follow us. This is the easiest way for you to stay engaged with the community.

 

Contact Us

For questions, inquiries, or if you just want to say hello send us a message.