What is AIACPA?
Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania
( AIACPA) was founded in 1991, is a nonpartisan, secular and a nonprofit organization.
The organization was created with following five objectives:
AIACPA is an association of persons who trace their
origin in India. AIACPA is a non-partisan and secular association. We, as an organization,
do not support any political ideology; rather we are interested in the political
process of the country. The Association undertakes several social and cultural activities
and initiatives as well.
AIACPA promotes the interests of Asian Indians. We wish to make the elected officials
and the policy makers aware of the issues that interest & concerns that affect the community.
AIACPA does not serve the interests of Indians only. United States of America is
our country of which we are proud. We wish to be active participants in our local
communities, the Commonwealth, and this nation. AIACPA undertakes several activities
to promote this goal.
AIACPA hopes to spread friendship and understanding between the country of our heritage
(India) and our adopted country (United States). Our two countries have so much
in common. Both countries profess the same core values: functioning democracy, freedom
of press, religious freedom, individual liberty, separation of religion and state,
primacy of family in the social order. These two countries are natural allies in
the world affairs.
The organization is governed by its bye-laws. To achieve its objectives the organization actively support charities such as Bethesda Mission ,Blind Association, Red Cross, World Surgical Foundation, Earth Quake Relief Fund and raise funds for various other casues, organize cultural events, participats in Trade Delegations to & from India, provided forum and training to participate in the democratic process, and as and when needed defended the rights and dignity of the Indians of the Asian descent.
What has AIACPA done for the
AIA has been active since 1992. One of our biggest
achievements has been to put the Indian Community, of this area, on the politica and
social map. When, we came we were seen as immigrant from a poor country. In
office and in society we were not equals -although all of us were professionals.
We had hard time in getting bank loans. Realtors will not show us houses in "good"
neighborhoods. Today, Asian Indians in US and particularly in this area, have a reputation for professionalism, education, being business savvy, and
Why should I join AIACPA?
Those who received direct benefits from the organization do realize the importance of this organization and unity. But because most of the
activities are done behind the scenes, a majority of our folks do not realize the importance of unity and of this organization - while we all are reaping
Please support your community and make it stronger by becoming a member.
Membership Fee (Effective Jan,08): Regular Annual is $50.00 and Life Member is $500.00. Senior Citizens(65 and above): $250.00
This membership fee includes complimentary dinner for couple at Annual general body meeting that is held in Oct/Nov, discount on AIA sponsored cultural programs and free entry to some of the seminars.