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2018 Executive Committee
Please note a change in the the monthly meeting schedule for this month. It will be held on March 11th.
As the preparations for the Mahavir Jayanti Celebration program continue to move at a fast clip, let’s take a moment to recognize the army of volunteers who are already helping with the Puja and various cultural programs. And those who will follow shortly to help with the stage decorations, video shooting, kitchen duties and more. It is these soldiers that help make a grand program like Mahavir Jayanti celebration a success.
Equally important has been the sponsoring for many different aspects of the program. To those who have already pledged, we sincerely thank you. We also still have one available sponsor category. Please consider pledging for this auspicious occasion, and contact Mr. Pratyush Mehta if interested or need further details.
Please read on for full details …
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
March 2018 Monthly Meeting & Pathshala - Schedule Change
Please note that the March monthly meeting has been rescheduled from Sunday March 18th to Sunday March 11th due to conflicts with another program at the Hindu temple.
Daylight Savings Time begins on March 11th as well, so please make a note of this.
Corresponding pathshala classes has also been rescheduled to Sunday March 11th (no change to time & location).
Mahavir Jayanti Celebration
Reminder to mark your calendars for 2018 Mahavir Jayanti Stage program:
Thursday Apr 19th @ 6:00pm
Mandatory Stage Rehearsal
HSNC Cultural Hall
Sunday Apr 22nd @ 1:30pm
HSNC Cultural Hall
Sunday Apr 22nd @ 3:45pm
Mahavir Jayanti Cultural Program
HSNC Cultural Hall
Planning is already underway and all involved are gearing up for another great event.
Mahavir Jayanti is one of the largest events sponsored by JSCNC, is open to everyone, and demonstrates the unity and generosity of the JAIN community. As an interesting note, last year’s event attracted a record turnout of approximately 450 participants, volunteers and guests!
The Executive committee puts in a lot of planning to cater for such an event, but your support is what really makes this program a grand success.
Taking part in the stage program is not the only way to participate/support. We are looking for volunteers and pledgers alike to help in many other ways. Here are some ways you can help:
To the volunteers, participants and all involved, we humbly ask that you provide your full cooperation to Program Directors and Choreographers. This will help tremendously to plan and execute this program smoothly. If there are any issues or concerns, please contact the Mahavir Jayanti Cultural Coordinator, Mrs. Neha Kuruwa.
Please note a change this year is that Choreographers/Coordinators/Skit Directors will be solely responsible to find/select participants needed for their item. If necessary, Mrs. Neha Kuruwa can try to help.
Mahavir Jayanti Program Rehearsal
The rehearsal for MJ program is now finalized to be held on Thursday April 19th at 6pm at the Hindu Center Main Hall.
Mahavir Jayanti Puja sign-up
Please look at the separate detailed email sent out on signing up your child(ren) for Puja participation. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for Puja, please contact Mrs. Shweta Shah @ (919) 434-8240
Mahavir Jayanti Program Sponsors
The following sponsorship opportunities are available for the MJ program. Please contact Mr. Pratyush Mehta or Mr. Bhairav Shah if you are interested. .
We greatly appreciate your support and contributions.
Mayurbhai and Ritaben Lodaya
Jagdishbhai and Naliniben Shah
Children goodie bags
Rekhaben Lalit Banker
MJ Snacks & Tea
Triangle Jain Group
Shantibhai Mehta & Family
The Learning Experiences
Apex, Cary & Holly Springs
* - Amounts are approximate - Sponsors have pledged full amount based on actual cost
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:
Pathshala Fees for Calendar Year 2018
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.
If you haven’t already sent in your payment, please mail the check to our Treasurer ASAP at the following address:
Please make the check payable to “JSCNC” and write your child(ren)’s name in the memo. For example, "Child1, Child2".
Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
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.
February Monthly Meeting Lunch
Please take a moment to thank the following individuals for volunteering and/or sponsoring food items for the February monthly meeting lunch.
Food Table Host: Sejal Nanavati
Avani Doshi / Shah
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.
Schedule change owing to Mahavir Jayanti Practice/Program
As communicated earlier, our next pathshala is on March 11th.
There will be no Pathshala in the month of April. The first and third Sundays ( April 1st and April 15th) will be devoted to Mahavir Jayanti practices. The following Sunday ( April 22nd) is the day of the Mahavir Jayanti celebration program.
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
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