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JAINA EC, BOD, Project Meeting at Siddhachalam and NJ

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO SHARE YOUR COMMITTEE/PROJECTS PROGRESS WITH JAINA EC AND BOARD MEMBERS, SECURE FUNDING, AS WELL AS MEET WITH OTHER PROJECT LEADS AND FURTHER YOUR VISION. JAINA's EC, BOD, Committee, Project, and volunteer members will meet at Siddhachalam, Blairstown, NJ and JCNJ (Jain Center of New Jersey) on Oct. 10th 2014 Friday (5:00 pm ET) to Oct. 13th Sunday (12:00 pm ET).

10/10/2014 to 10/12/2014
When: 10/10/2014
5:00 PM
Where: Siddhachalam and JCNJ
Blairstown and Franklin, NJ
Contact: Parth Savla
510-434-4249


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JAINA's EC, BOD, Committee, Project, and volunteer members will meet at Siddhachalam, Blairstown, NJ  and JCNJ (Jain Center of New Jersey) on Oct. 10th 2014 Friday (5:00 pm ET) to Oct. 13th Sunday (12:00 pm ET).

Our progress over the remaining one year is directly related to your presence and participation. It is critical that you attend – JAINA and Jains need your guidance!

Please save the date (and finalize your transportation). If traveling by air, please MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS ASAP. Newark, NJ airport is about 60 miles from Siddhachalam. We will help coordinate car pool from the airport.

Last year, we all had a BLAST with thorough discussions of the current state of affairs, "water cooler" conversations, and late night chats.    We want to a create a balance of bonding together as a "collective", coming together as a "community - One UNIFIED BODY", and discussing the future of JAINA while empowering each other in a renewed commitment to service.

View the picture gallery from last year's meeting.

Learn more about Siddhachalam.

Learn more about Jain Center of New Jersey

Food and Accommodations: $25 for Siddhachalm.  For NJ, see below.

We will also have time for prayers, meditation, walking, and just hanging out!!

**THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO SHARE YOUR COMMITTEE/PROJECTS PROGRESS WITH JAINA EC AND BOARD MEMBERS, SECURE FUNDING, AS WELL AS MEET WITH OTHER PROJECT LEADS AND FURTHER YOUR VISION.

Siddhachalam/JCNJ  2014 JAINA Meeting - Tentative Agenda

Here is a tentative agenda will need to get feedback from the larger EC and the planning team over the few weeks.

 
Jai Jinendra JAINA EC / BOD / Committee Chairs / Project Leaders:

We are excited to be with you during this weekend's JAINA Leaders Meeting in Siddhachalam / JCNJ.  Please note the below call in details in for this weekend's meeting.  If you have not already, please prepare your powerpoint presentation as a "show and tell and documentation" to share with each other and email it to jainahq@jaina.org to make it easier to present.  Attached is the template.  

One of the primary aims of this meeting is to share how we are all doing and more importantly look for ways that JAINA can empower you in making a difference in near and far in future.

Yogendra Jain
JAINA Secretary
781-856-0769

 Planning Team:

Registration/Support:  Parth Savla, JAINA Manager (parth.savla@jaina.org) (510) 434 4249
Accommodations & Finance: Gunvant Shah, JAINA Treasurer (prof.garyshah@yahoo.com) (732) 331 5082
Transportation: Haresh Shah, Mideast VP  (harryshah2000@hotmail.com) (302) 740 9232
Meeting Logistics/equipment / Call in: Rajeev Pandya, Northeast VP (rajeevkpandya@gmail.com) (917) 783 7017
Agenda/Meeting:  Yogendra Jain, JAINA Secretary (yokjain@yahoo.com) (781) 856 0769

On-line Registration:  http://www.jaina.org/event/JAINAleadersmeeting2014. 

JAINA EC, BOD, Project Meeting at Siddhachalam and NJ
 
CALL IN DETAILS and WEBEX
Topic: JAINA Siddhachalam Weekend meeting
Date: Every day, from Friday, October 10, 2014, to Sunday October 12, 2014
Time: 9:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 209 610 105
Meeting Password: 242424
 
1.     Dial into Cisco WebEx (view all Global Access Numbers at
http://cisco.com/en/US/about/doing_business/conferencing/index.html
 
2.     Follow the prompts to enter the Meeting Number (listed above) or Access Code followed by the # sign.

US/Canada: +1.866.432.9903
San Jose, CA: +1.408.525.6800 RTP: +1.919.392.3330
 
Screen Share Link
 
To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
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1. Go to https://cisco.webex.com/ciscosales/j.php?MTID=m24b3f9718cd11f8c77b0c384408e9128
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: 242424
4. Click "Join Now".
 
AGENDA
Friday – Oct. 10 2014   
http://www.siddhachalam.org/
111 Hope Road
Blairstown, NJ 07825

5:00 pm – Registration / Meeting
6:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Evening Arti
8:00 – 10:00
EC meeting 8:30p – 10p
·       Review agenda
·       Setting the tone for the next three days (Prem)
·       Fund raising progress (Jayesh)
·       Convention update (Ashok – 4 min.) - Issues to be disused (more on agenda on Saturday)
·       How Forgiveness Day celebration was done in your centers
·       Mangalam fund raising (Jayesh)
·       Appointing JAINA Elections Committee (Prem)
·       Education: Jainam Jayati Sashnam issue: Changes being made without debate or discussion of thousands of year old mantra/slok being chanted. We need to discuss in the committee about validity, need and future consequences. Please read attached letter. (Piyush)  (on HOLD for next EC meeting)
BOD meeting
 
Saturday – Oct. 11, 2014 (Siddhachalam till afternoon and JCNJ in evening)
7:00 am – Walk and meditate
7:45 am – Breakfast
8:15 am – Start meeting

<<BOD MEMBERS TO CALL IN AT THIS TIME >>

Welcome Remarks and JAINA Vision/Mission
Treasurer's Report
Each EC member to get 3 min. to talk about their accomplishments over the last year and plans for next year
   - 2 min. presentation by each EC member on what they accomplished last year
   - 2 min. presentation by each EC member on what they plan to accomplish over the next year with monthly / quarterly deliverables

10:00 – 12:00  Committee Accomplishments and Plans for Year 2015: 3– 5 mins / each  
[ Committee members that are present will have 7 min; presentation only: 5 min.; voice update: 3 min. )
     
Academic Liaison                               Dr. Sulekh Jain
Academic Scholarship                        Mr. Udai Jain
Ahimsak Eco-Vegan                           Mrs. Jina Shah/Mr. Sanjay Jain
Award Committee                               Dr. Manoj Dharamsi
Calendar & Mini Library                       Mr. Rajeev Pandya
Campus Outreach Program                 Ms. Mayha Parekh
Constitution Committee                      Dr. Manoj Dharamsi
Education                                          Mr. Pravin K. Shah
Fund Raising Committee                     Dr. Jayesh Shah
Governmental & International Relations     Dr. Tansukh Salgia
Interfaith Activities / World Council of Jains           Mr. Arvind Vora
Jain Center Liasion Committee            Dr. Jayesh Shah
Jain Diaspora                                     Dr. Manish Mehta
Jain Digest                                        Mrs. Lata Champsee
Jain Milan                                         Mr. Gunvant Shah
 JAINA HQ                                        Mr. Parth Savla
Jiv Daya                                           Mrs. Rita Sheth
JNF / MIS                                          Dr. Mukesh Doshi
Loan Program                                    Mr. Jainesh Mehta
Long Range Planning                          Mr. Dipak Doshi
Media Production Committee            Dr. Mamta Shah
Media / Public Relations                     Mr. Hemant Shah
Membership Committee                     Mr. Haresh Shah
Patron Program                                  Mr. Udai Jain
Planned Giving Committee                 Mr. Yogesh Kamdar
Public Affairs Committee                    Dr. Manoj Dharamsi
Technology                                       Mr. Chandrakant Vora
Uplifting Underprivileged Jains            Dr. Sushil Jain
Veerchand Raghvji Gandhi                 Mr. Akash Jhaveri
World Community Service                 Mr. Prakash Mehta
99Yatra                                            Mr. Arvind Shah
         Convention 2014 Progress             Mr. Ashok  Domodia     
    Presentation by Siddhachalam President     Mr. Jaipat Jain

1:30pm – 2:15pm: LUNCH
 
2:30 – 3:45
Continue: Projects review – 5 min / each
BSA Jain Emblem Awards                  Dr. Sanjay Jain
College & Jainism Handbook              Ms. Sonali Vakharia
HS Teachers Non-Violence Summer Integration Prog          Ms. Laura Hirshfield
Huff Post – Jain Perspectives              Dr. Jennifer Craig / Dr. Manoj Jain
JAINA AJC Leg Internship (JALI)         Mr. Chirag Shah
Jain Mentorship Program                   Ms. Khushbhu Vora / Ms. Aditi Sheth
Jain Leadership Fellows Prog             Mr. Chintan Shah / Dr. Manoj Jain
Mahavir Childrens Book                     Dr. Manoj Jain
Vandana Stavans Book                      Ms. Avni Maru
 
YJA – 5 min
YJP – 5 min


<< 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm – go to JCNJ temple – Franklin Township  >>
http://www.jaincenternj.org/AboutUs/FTDerasar/Direction.aspx
Franklin Township Dehrasar Site,
111 Cedar Grove Lane,
Franklin Township

 
6:30 pm – Dinner at JCNJ
8:00 pm – Evening Arti
8:00 - 10:00 pm

·       (with JCNJ Sangh) Group Discussion:  Brainstorm on “Mission Critical Issues” facing Jains in North America; Breakup in small groups to propose solutions to these mission critical issues – 1 hour min
·       Group discussion – What is working and what is broken in JAINA – 30 min
 
Sunday:  EC/BOD/ Committee/Project Meeting 9 am – 12 noon
·       Regional VP and Directors Presentations – Challenges and opportunities in their region – 45 min
·       Roles and responsibilities
·       All JAINA Directors Call in (10:00 am to 12 noon) - EC updates them on status on key issues
 
12 pm – LUNCH
1:00 pm – CONCLUDE
Action items, dates and deliverables

 

Support Team Contact Information:

Transportation: Haresh Shah, Mideast VP  (harryshah2000@hotmail.com) (302) 740 9232
Agenda/Meeting:  Yogendra Jain, JAINA Secretary (yokjain@yahoo.com) (781) 856 0769
Meeting Logistics/equipment / Call in: Rajeev Pandya, Northeast VP (rajeevkpandya@gmail.com) (917) 783 7017
Registration:  Parth Savla, JAINA Manager (parth.savla@jaina.org) (510) 434 4249
Accommodations & Finance: Gunvant Shah, JAINA Treasurer (prof.garyshah@yahoo.com) (732) 331 5082

Hotel Information:

For Saturday night stay:

110 Davidson Avenue, Somerset NJ 08873
| T: 732.560.0500  | F: 732.560.0817
Hotel Somerset Bridgewater, New Jersey

You have a choice of a King Bed or two Double Beds in a room. 4 digit Reservation Code for the special price of $68 plus tax per room is "JAIN".

If you do not want to share hotel room, call the Hotel to reserve your room.
If you want to share hotel room cost, please e-mail prof.garyshah@yahoo.com with your phone and e-mail address. Gunvant Bhai will prepare a list and share the list with every one for them to find a person to share the room cost. Only one of them should call hotel to reserve their room.

After your room is reserved please contact Gunvant Shah to remove your name from the list so that others do not contact you.

 

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