Your association was born in early 1970s. A small group of friends informally came together and celebrated various festivities while maintaining their rich heritage and educating their children about their culture and reminding them of their roots.
The informal group of friends became an informal association and now a formalised body which you know as the Indian Australian Cultural Association of Illawarra Inc. (IACAII). Our community South of Sydney continues to grow exponentially and IACAII continues to be a great source of enjoyment and cultural education to hundreds of people every year.
As every other year, over the last 12 months, IACAII has hosted/organised Holi celebration in early 2015, India's Independence Day in August 2015 and now, this Diwali function. IACAII is at a stage where the demand for our Diwali function tickets is much more than what our current venue can accommodate.
IACAII is always looking for ways to make our programs a better experience for our community members. This year is no different. A lot of emphasis has been placed on the quality of our program, entertainment, facilities and of course, the food.
Every voluntary association relies on its volunteers. Most of our volunteers are also our advertisers/supporters. IACAII continues to encourage our community members and local businesses to support IACAII, without which we cannot offer better programs.
IACAII continues to send email newsletters, announcements and photos as well as where relevant, uploads these on its website from time to time. Sincere efforts are made to send email to all community members that are on our email database with all local events, news and other relevant information.
Current President: Dr Sharad Tamhane