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Looking back on 2013, and Plans for the Future
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Jai Jinendra @@first_name@@,

 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We are humbled by the trust you have placed in us and assure you we will carry out our responsibilities to the best of our abilities. As a part of JAINA’s Executive Committee, we are proud to serve alongside professionals who provide leadership, integrity and progress as we move towards executing our Shared Vision: to lead North American Jain communities in living and sharing a Jain way of life.

Our community has accomplished much worth celebrating this past year. Click on the boxes below to see some highlights.

 



Descriptions of JAINA’s 16 active projects can be seen here: www.jaina.org/projects.


Looking ahead to 2014:

2014 promises to bring Jains together and spread knowledge of Jainism across North America as never before. We are creating a central hub for communication between organizations and projects. In February, we will be hosting our annual JAINA Leadership Conference. We will be offering a number of resources of youth and families, as we look towards providing over $150,000 through our education loan program and explore ways to bring interest free loans for family assistance programs for Jains in North America. We are also gearing up for the Young Jains of America Convention in Washington D.C. In India, we will launching our first pilot project of working with 61 students in adults through our Upliftment Project.
 
Furthermore, we are embarking on new educational, technology, and social media initiatives. These efforts will modernize how the Jain way of life is viewed by Jain youth and adults, as well as the wider world.

This was all made possible by the support of donations from members such as you and the leadership of JAINA's Executive Committee members, Committee Leaders, and Project Leaders.

Sincerely,
President
Ashok Domadia
First Vice President
Gunvant Shah
Treasurer
Yogendra Jain
Secretary


Upcoming Events
2014 Jain Leadership Conference

Feb. 21-23, 2014:
Are you interested in connecting with fellow leaders? Are you interested in playing a role in the future of the Jain community?

If so, then join us at the 2014 Jain Leadership Conference held in Miami, FL.
Together with community leaders, noted guest speakers Dipak Jain and Bharat Desai will provide guidance and direction in supporting the objective of the conference, which is to create the future of Living and Sharing a Jain Way of Life in North America.
Direct Link: jaina.org/2014leadershipconference
YJA Update: Two retreats, Two opportunities to learn, connect, and have fun!

Feb. 7-9, 2014:
Come join the fun at #MidBest14 in the exciting suburbs of Chicago. This is a weekend of learning about Jainism, connecting the mind, body, and soul, and a great chance for you to meet some new friends, learn something new, and have an amazing, fun-filled weekend!
Registration will close on January 23rd, so act fast!
Feb. 15-17, 2014:
Get excited for the 8th Annual Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Poconos Retreat! #Poco14 will be a weekend of exploring the connection between the mind, body, and soul, in Tannersville, PA in the Poconos.. Get ready for a fun filled weekend of good food, good friends, and skiing – can’t wait to see you all there!

Direct Link: jaina.org/yjapoco14
YJP Update
March 7-9 2014:
Join YJP from March 7-9 to unwind at the rustic Race Brook Lodge. This cozy lodge is the perfect location for a retreat filled with networking, educational sessions and social activities. The lodge is just minutes away from Catamount Ski Area where we will be enjoying the snow one last time before the season ends!

Registration ends March 3 at 11:59pm EST, so register ASAP!
Direct Link: jaina.org/yjp2014retreat


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