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
2018 Executive Committee
I wish everyone a Happy New Year ! I hope everyone had good holidays and were able to spend time with family and friends.
Looking forward to a great 2018!
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
Monthly Meeting Format
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
Pathshala Fees for Calendar Year 2018
One of the founding principles of Jain Study Center of NC is to serve our young kids to instill spiritual development, self-awareness and promote Jain identity in individuals. It is with this goal that we have established a twice-a-month Pathshala. The volunteer teachers pay special attention to the needs of young and older groups and have structured curriculum as such.
Pathshala registration for 2018 has been completed.
JSCNC rents an after-school facility off Morrisville Pkwy., which charges a nominal rental fee for holding these Pathshalas. Based on this and a few other factors, the committee has calculated the Pathshala fees for 2018 to be $75 in total per child.
Please make the check payable to “JSCNC” and write your child(ren)’s name in the memo. For example, "Child1, Child2".
Every family whose children attend the Pathshala must do one of the following. Deadline to complete either option is Sunday Feb 18th, 2018.
Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Board of Directors Nominations
As we announced during the General Body Meeting, we are facing an unusual circumstance where we still haven’t filled the Board of Director position for the role of the President. If you are interested in serving the community in this capacity, please contact Mr. Kamlesh Shah, BOD Advisor for JSCNC, at (919) 270-5111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that a nominee must be a Center member in good standing for at least 3 calendar years to be eligible for the position.
Dec 2017 General Body Meeting
General Body Meeting was held on Dec 17th, 2017 as part of the Monthly meeting. Notes for this meeting were shared with community using our mailing list.
A key topic that was discussed in the meeting was the need to amend the constitution to address the situation where a full committee hasn’t been elected for any reason. Provision to form an Interim Governing Body in such circumstances was unanimously approved by the members and the constitution has now been amended to include this provision.
Updated constitution document can be viewed using the following link:
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:
Food served during monthly meetings and special events has played a vital role in building our community over the years. It has enabled us to spend quality time to learn Jainism and socialize with other fellow Jains without having to worry about our usual lunch/dinner planning that day. In fact it has also served as an incentive to come together and promote our community. This wouldn't have been possible without the hard work and monetary donations from several individuals. We are extremely grateful for their efforts and thank them for their continued contributions. Visit the following link to find more details on these individuals.
Note that as our community has grown over the years, sustaining the food table program has become challenging. We encourage you to help us here by volunteering to serve as a host, volunteering to prepare food or providing monetary donation so that some food items can be catered.
Please contact our food coordinator, Mr. Ajay Shah @ (919) 601-2624 for any questions / details.
December Monthly Meeting Lunch
Please take a moment to thank the following individuals for volunteering and/or sponsoring food items for the December monthly meeting lunch.
Food Table Host: Lataben Zota
Food Table Schedule
Food Table Team - please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments. Updates are highlighted in Yellow.
Note the Tithis shown in the table. Please ensure proper rules are followed and contact the Food Coordinator, Ajay Shah, for any clarifications or concerns.
2018 Pathshala Registration & Dues
Please refer to the announcements for more information on the 2018 pathshala registration and dues.
Pathshala Time and Location
Champion Learning Academy
106 Pheasant Wood Ct
Morrisville, NC 27560
10:45 am onwards : Drop- off
11:00 am : Classes begin
12:30 pm : Pick-up on 1st Sunday
12:15 pm : Pick-up on 3rd Sunday (due to monthly Jain Meeting)
Note: Please always refer to the emails from the JSCNC Pathshala mailer as the most up-to-date and accurate information for upcoming Pathshala events and potential changes to its schedules.
For further inquiries, please contact the Pathshala teachers at JSCNCpathshala@gmail.com.
YJA Pathshala is an online self-paced course for learning more about Jainism. Intended for youth ages 16-29 who cannot regularly access a traditional pathshala, but open to anyone interested, these materials provide a basic foundational understanding of Jain principles and practice.
Visit yja.org/pathshala to get started! For more information, please contact Hetali Lodaya at (919) 260-9619 or via email at email@example.com
You can support our Center by:
Your support is greatly appreciated.