Central Ohio Bengali Cultural Association


COBCA strives to raise, solicit, collect, and disburse funds and donations for charities, cultural, educational, and humanitarian purposes, either directly or in cooperation with other registered non-profit organizations in the U.S.A. and abroad. COBCA members are part of a diverse group of professional leaders working to address various communities and international service needs. Through community service and other means, COBCA members help promote cultural diversity and understanding throughout Columbus. Our members are our most important asset. They are the force that allows us to carry out its many humanitarian efforts and achieve its mission. The members have the opportunity to do community service such as health care, hunger, promote cultural diversity etc. COBCA promotes connection among members by working themselves to address community needs. Such promotion involves local, national and international connection and involves families of the members in service efforts. 

Membership Application 

Please select Membership Application from left. Print the form. Fill it out completely and mail it with your payment with a check payable to COBCA.(memo:COBCA membership).

Mail it to COBCA, C/o Partha Nath,  5973 Painted Leaf Drive, New Albany, Ohio 43054

Who is entitled to become a COBCA Member?

Any person, 18 years or older, irrespective of race, sex and country of origin upon recommendation by 2 members of the Association in good standing and subscribing to the aims and objectives of COBCA as laid down in the Articles of incorporation, may become (and be) a member of COBCA, upon payment of the annual membership fees. 

What are the benefits of COBCA Membership?

Members are eligible to participate in core COBCA events at a discount. Minor children of COBCA members also receives discount at COBCA core events. Members will receive the COBCA Directory, which contains names, addresses and phone numbers of all COBCA Members. Each member?s family will be listed in the COBCA Directory (published once every year) along with other fellow COBCA Members. Only members have voting right. Each Member in good standing is entitled to 1 vote. Any member in good standing is entitled to get elected or nominated to COBCA executive committee or subcommittee as per due process. Any member in good standing entitled to nominate fellow members in any COBCA election as per due process.

Fees :

Membership Fees for 2019:

Family $30.00; Individual $20.00, Student Family $15.00, Student $10.00