2011 Executive Committee
Within the next few weeks, you will start receiving emails asking you to provide your information for including in the 2011 JSCNC directory. It is important that we have your accurate email address on file. If you have not yet registered with JSCNC Google group, please make sure you do it so now. There is subscription box on www.jscnc.org. Or you can send me a note to have your up-to-date email address added.
Inside This Issue
Our community holds its monthly meetings at the Hindu Temple in Morrisville, NC.
We invite everyone to attend the monthly meetings. Please inform our Food Coordinator, Mr. Ajay Shah for planning purposes if you are planning to attend.
Monthly Meeting Format
We will be celebrating Father’s Day in this meeting. Please follow the guidelines for contacting our Food Coordinator. Also you MUST RSVP to the eInvitation (link below).
NO MEETING THIS MONTH
WE WILL INSTEAD
HAVE OUR ANNUAL PICNIC
AT LAKE CRABTREE PARK
The 2011 JSCNC committee is excited to announce continuation of this annual outdoor event. This year's picnic is combined with Father's day Celebration.
We have an exciting fun-filled day planned with activities throughout the day (Volleyball, Frizbee, canoeing and hiking. We encourage everyone to bring your favorite group activity).
In the meantime, PLEASE fill out the form (Link BELOW) so that we can have a headcount - only one entry per family.
Picnic eVite [ must RSVP by Jun 12 ]
Beech Shelter - Lake County Crabtree Park
1400 Aviation Parkway
Cost to attend (If RSVP by Jun 12th):
Adult: $ 8.00
Youth (11-18): $6.00
Kids (5-10): $4.00
Kids (<5): Free
Cost to attend (After Jun 12th or At-the-Park):
Adult: $ 10.00
Youth (11-18): $7.00
Kids (5-10): $5.00
Kids (<5): Free
Adopt a Highway Cleanup (Spring)
Our center participates in Adopt-A-Highway cleanup twice a year. The statewide Adopt-A-Highway program was established in 1988 and is a joint effort between community volunteers and NC Department of Transportation to keep our roads clean. JSCNC adopted a stretch of Highway 54 in Cary between Morrisville Parkway and Airport Boulevard. This stretch was named in honor of Mr. Lalit Banker.
On 22nd of May, an enthusiastic group of approximately 25 volunteers woke up early to lend a hand for a good cause. The participants were treated to breakfast including masala tea. Soon thereafter, everyone broke into smaller groups and worked on portions of the assigned roadway. Due to everyone’s collective effort, such a big task was completed in no time.
Consider volunteering your time during the next cleanup. It’s a great community service and good exercise in the morning. Thank you Pritesh Shah and all the volunteers for making this year’s spring cleanup a big success.
Link to Photos
Mother’s Day Celebration
This year’s Mother’s day celebration was combined with monthly meeting (May 15th). The lunch was sponsored by Mr. Ramnik and Mrs. Lata Zota.
THANK YOU Mr. and Mrs. Zota for your support.
Link to Photos
Announcement from Fayetvilla Jain Samaj
18 ABHISHEKS & SIDDHACHAKRA POOJAN
The Fayetteville Jain Samaj had a Pratishhthha for our 24th Tirthankar, Shri Mahavir Swami, last year. We have arranged 18 Abhisheks for Shri Mahavir Swami followed by Shri Sidhhachakra poojan, to celebrate the first anniversary.On this holy occasion we are privileged to have the presence of Shri Narendrabhai Nandu from Mumbai, as a vidhikar to perform the poojan. We, the Jain Samaj of Fayetteville, NC, would like to invite you and your family to participate on this auspicious day at:
Hindu Bhavan Temple
907 Cedar Creek Rd., Fayetteville NC 28312.
Date & time: June 12th, 2011, Sunday (Jeth sud agyaras / baras), 12:39 pm (Vijay Muhurat).
Swami Vatsalya: 6:00 pm. (Courtesy of Fayetteville Jain Samaj) (Prasad / Dinner)
For those who wish to actively participate in the ceremony, we will reserve a few rooms in a nearby motel for shower & dressing purposes. Please note that rooms will not be provided for overnight stay. Please bring your personal idols (pratimajis), for the Abhishheks.
Detailed directions can be found on the web site of www.hindubhavan.org
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Daksha Gala (910)977-5948
Mr. Manish Mehta (910)494-1918
Mr. Nipun Shah (910)797-7324
Mr. Sanjay Shah (910)977-4024
Mr. Sanjay B. Shah (910)987-2571
16th Biennial JAINA Convention
As many of you might be aware, this year’s JAINA convention is in Houston, TX from July 1 - July 4. This year’s event features “JAINS GOT TALENT” (first time ever) a unique competition to show your talent and win prizes. For more details about the convention and to register online (early bird registration ends on May 15th) visit:
Mahavir Jayanti 2011 DVD Requests
If you missed the announcement, the Mahavir Jayanti DVDs are now available as a 2 DVD-set. Fill out your information by visiting the following link:
3. Upcoming Activities
Please visit http://www.jscnc.org/cal.php The calendar has the most up-to-date listing of all confirmed activities for the year.
JSCNC Pathshala serves our young kids to instill spiritual development, self-awareness and promote Jain identity in individuals, based on the principles of Jainism. The teachers pay special attention to the needs of young and older groups and have structured curriculum as such.
The Paathshala classes take place 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 call Mrs. Rita Lodaya or Mrs. Sejal Shah. Paathshala e-mail address is JSCNCpathshala@yahoo.com.
During the last monthly meeting, the children thanked their mothers on the occasion of Mother’s day. Children recited poems, stavans and thank-yous. Check out the link to the pictures posted above. The Mahavir group read Mata Marudevi's story during Mother's day celebration. The Mahavir group also learnt about the Samovasaran and the attributes of Arihantas and Siddhas. Vardhmaan group(younger kids) learned about “Ashtaprakari Puja” and discussed the meaning and importance of each of them.
The committee would like to remind the parents of Paathshala kids to send in their contribution to Hindu Center of NC. This is a Hindu Center of NC requirement for all groups who use the facility. The contribution is $10 per month and you can either pay monthly or annually. Whether you have already done so or would be doing this in near future, please send an email to Mr. Pravin K. Shah and Mr. Harshad Shah letting them know.
5. Recipe Corner
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Your support is greatly appreciated.