Membership Information

The Southern Tier Indian Cultural Association (STICA) welcomes all who are interested in participating and being active members of the Indian-American community in the Southern Tier area.

By becoming a Member of STICA, your investment allows us to ensure that high quality events and programs are being held for all of our members interests. We love nothing more than providing great events in whereby everyone is enjoying time together as a community. Some of our major events that have become member favorites are:

     Spring Festival (April)

     India Day (August)

     Diwali Celebration (October/November)

In addition to these signature events, STICA also holds many smaller events throughout the year to bring the community together and build lasting friendships! In the past we have held Yoga Classes, Educational Sessions, and Hindi Movie Nights.

While the events hosted by STICA are extremely enjoyable, becoming a member of STICA is invaluable for the intangible benefits you and your family will receive. The opportunities to network within the Indian American community and build lasting friendships, to be recognized as a group for the value and diversity we bring to the local community, and celebrate our culture and background is something we are extremely fortunate to have.

Generations of children of have passed through STICA. Participation begins during the pre-school years and continues through their high school year. If there is one thing we have learned from our many years, it is that STICA’s greatest benefit is to our children. While we, as adults, may never forget our culture, it is our duty to pass along this knowledge to future generations. STICA provides a safe environment for kids to meet one other, learn about the history and culture of India, and adopt all the positives of our great Indian culture. Furthermore, STICA provides opportunities for our children to lead programs, participate in community service, and perform on stage.

Come join our community! We cannot wait to meet you!


There are three types of membership packages, which are valid from January to December each calendar year:

Full Extended Family Members: $150 per Family.
Covers free admission to STICA-sponsored activities for the member, spouse, their children and members' parents.

Full Family Members: $125 per Family.
Covers free admission to STICA-sponsored activities for the member, spouse and their children.

Full Single Member: $65 per Person.
Covers free admission to STICA-sponsored activities for the single member.

For further Membership information or questions - please email:

Hemant Patel -

2020 Membership