A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina
509 Carriage Woods Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 U.S.A.
A tax-exempt, non-profit religious organization. Federal Tax-exempt ID (USA): 56-1305715
2014 Executive Committee
Summer is in full swing now and lots of our members are traveling and on vacations. Enjoy your vacations and please, travel safe!
Last month’s Father’s Day Picnic was a success. We had a great turnout and everyone was able to have fun doing something, whether it was boating, playing or enjoying the different foods.
This month’s newsletter will be a little light, but there is still some information to share. There is also an important note about cooking for this month’s meeting.
So, please read on …
Inside This Issue
The community holds its monthly meetings at the Hindu Temple in Morrisville, NC. We invite everyone to attend the monthly meetings.
For planning purposes, Please inform our Food Coordinator, Mr. Ajay Shah, if:
a) You are not a regular attendee of the monthly meetings, but *are* planning to attend … OR …
b) You are a regular attendee of the monthly meetings, but are *not* planning to attend
Note: Due to a sponsorship of lunch at this month’s meeting, members who are assigned to bring lunch will not need to. Ajaybhai will coordinate further directly and as appropriate.
Monthly Meeting Format
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
Father’s Day Picnic
In keeping with the annual tradition, JSCNC celebrated Fathers’ Day in a special outdoor picnic format. Many thanks to Rajen and Puja Doshi for sponsoring the event this year.
Hopefully, everyone enjoyed *something* during the whole event. In-between breakfast, lunch and snacks, people opted to walk, take boats rides, play volleyball or just chat in the nice shade under the shelter. My favorite part though was the “Dad hour” where young and old stood up in front of everyone and either said some nice words about their Dads, sang songs, delivered funny jokes and poems and even remembered some heartfelt memories of the great things their Dads did. It was truly a moving and fun experience.
Check out some of the memories made here, courtesy of Harshadbhai, Sudhirbhai and Rajenbhai:
Mahavir Jayanti Program DVDs
Most of the DVDs have been distributed to those who pre-registered and also were present at the last meeting (May). If you pre-registered and did not get your DVDs or if you would like to get copies, please see one of the Executive Committee members at the monthly meeting. The cost for the entire DVD set is $3 (Cash only)
Scholar Visits for 2014
JSCNC is fortunate to host 2-3 scholars each year even though we are a relatively small center. We have the following scholars who have confirmed to visit our center. Please mark your calendars. We will send out detailed schedule with discourse topics once we get closer to their dates. If someone would like to host any of the scholars while they are visiting us, please contact Kiritbhai Shah (email@example.com). Also, if you would like to contribute to the scholar fund, please contact Anand Shah or Pratyush Mehta.
Shri Nirmal Sagarji from Hong Kong: 7/22 - 7/26
Shri Dhirubhai Panditji: 8/31 - 9/5
Swami Shrutpragyaji for annual camp: 9/19 - 9/21
The JSCNC online calendar has been updated to reflect this information.
Please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments.
Please note that weekly Swadhyaya time and location have changed. New timings:
When: Every Monday from 5:30p-7:00p
Where: HSNC Temple Hall Library
The JSCNC online calendar has been updated to reflect this change.
2014 YJA Convention
If you attended the convention this year, we welcome you to share your experience in the upcoming Jul meeting. Please coordinate with Mr. Anand Shah.
Please visit http://www.jscnc.org and click Events. The calendar has the most up-to-date listing of all confirmed activities for the year. All the tithis (Lunar Days) are also posted on the online calendar. Here is a list of some key dates:
Pathshala classes are held every first Sunday of the month from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Hindu Temple Cultural Hall AND on 3rd Sundays during the monthly meeting. If you plan to attend and/or need more information, please contact the Pathshala teachers at JSCNCpathshala@yahoo.com.
You can support our Center by:
Your support is greatly appreciated.