A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina
509 Carriage Woods Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 U.S.A.
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2018 Executive Committee
We are now looking towards the next two big events of the year - Paryushan and Camp Lalit. The committee is planning out both and will be sending out details as we get closer.
Additionally we have Food Bank Volunteering event planned in October for our youth.
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
Sunday, Aug 19
“Atma Siddhi Shastra”
“Dr. Ramnikbhai Zota”
Food Volunteers & Sponsors Needed
This year, on average, 150 headcounts including kids, are attending monthly meetings. Our current group of volunteers can only support to prepare food for 100 head count. In order to support our monthly meeting food need for 150, we require 6 additional volunteers to prepare food in monthly meetings (3 volunteers for each alternate month). Unfortunately, the alternative for the lack of volunteers means that we have to either order some food from outside, which requires additional sponsors, or a reduction in the quantity of food that can be served. So, please consider joining our fine group of volunteers for preparing food for the monthly meetings. It is a great way to give back to the community. Please contact Ajaybhai, our Food Coordinator this year, for more information and to sign-up.
Additionally, as a small community, any changes in attendance can mean the difference between a lot of food left over or not enough food for all our members. As you can imagine, and probably also experienced, this can lead to frustration on both sides. As an example, in last month's meeting, there was a considerably low turnout. However, only a few members had informed Ajaybhai about it. We would humbly request, that we all be mindful of the wastage of food, time and energy of all the volunteers preparing the food. Please take a few minutes to inform Ajaybhai if your plans regarding attendance to the meetings change. This will help tremendously to make the correct plans for food and avoid wastage and/or insufficient food.
Youth Event - Durham Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity
We have organized a volunteering opportunity on Saturday, October 20th from 9am-12pm at the Durham Food Bank. It helps encourage bonding amongst our JSCNC youth and promotes community service. More information will be shared via email later on.
Paryushan Maha Parva - 2018
Jain Study Center of North Carolina will observe Paryushan from Sep 8 - Sep 15. Please note that these dates are different from traditional Paryushan dates [Sep 6 - Sep 13]. The Committee is planning a number of activities to be held in this period. You can find the detailed Paryushan planner at the following link.
September Monthly Meeting - Date Changed
Due to the Paryushan schedule, the September monthly meeting has been moved early and will be held on Sep 9th. No change to the meeting time and venue.
Fall Camp Lalit
Mark your calendars for the annual camp this Fall.
Topic: “Password for real happiness”
Dates: Sept 29 & 30, 2018
Timings: Start at 8 AM on Sep 29, finish around 6 PM on Sep 30
Location: Umstead State Park, Camp Laphio, Raleigh NC
Camp Guest: Samani Kanchan Pragya & Samani Pranav Pragya (Their Biography)
Please plan to stay at the camp Saturday night on Sep 29 for fun programs for youth and adults. Registration and other details will be sent out later via email.
Reminder that we have introduced a new process to request reimbursement for eligible expenses.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information to request a reimbursement:
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.
July Monthly Meeting Lunch - Food Volunteers and Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following individuals for volunteering and/or sponsoring food items for this monthly meeting lunch.
Food Table Host: Geetaben Mehta
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.
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
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