The Malayalees in the Greater Austin area have organized several community events over the last fifteen years. Over the years, it became increasingly clear that we needed a formal organization to hold these events. During the 2004 Christmas meeting, Thomas Cherian (Thampachen) took the initiative in recruiting several volunteers to form such an organization. Through their efforts, GAMA is now formally running as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
The objective of the Association is to spread the ideals of compassion, care and support, thus preserve the culture of Kerala in the true tradition of peace and brotherhood. The Association constantly invites ideas and suggestions and has a variety of projects on hand to support our community as well as our motherland.
GAMA is governed by a Board of Directors. For those interested, the Bylaws of the Association describe how directors and others are elected and how the organization operates.