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Los Angeles 2015 JAINA BOD Meeting Details

 

Logistics

Meeting Minutes

Presentations (by sequence) 

 

Logistics

Location:

Jain Center of Southern California
8072 Commonwealth Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 523-5246

Dates:
Oct. 30th, Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st 2015 (Friday 5:30pm - Sunday 12:00 Noon)

Call Details: 

Video conferencingwww.jaina.org/LA2015Conferencing

 

*Please note that the link is not live yet, but will be once we go live. 

 

Audio conferencing:  

Dial in:             857 216 6700
Access Code:       192408

 

Meeting Minutes

2015 JAINA BOD Meeting Minutes

 

Friday – Oct.30, 2015


EC Meeting


5.30 pm – Greetings, Dinner And Evening Aarti

8.30 pm -10pm - EC Meeting

 

Attendees: Ashok Domadia, Prakash Mehta, , Rita Sheth, Shobha Vora, Mahesh Wadher, Prem Jain, Mamta Shaha, Gunvant Shah, Jayesh Shah, Manibhai Mehta, Virendra Shah, Dilip Shah, Haresh Shah, Rajendra Mehta,

 

Absent: Raj Patil, Pradeep Shah, Hemant Shah, YJA and YJP Representatives

 

  1. Namokar Mantra
  2. Welcome By Host Center President Virendra Shah
    welcome message
    • Keep presidents of all the centers informed.
  3. President's Message: Ashokbhai
    Welcome
    • News letter every two weeks. This time prepared by India staff
  4. Approve last meeting minutes – Shobha.
    • Delete Line" Ashokbhai to manage all JAINA employees" Approval proposed by Maheshbhai and seconded by Prakashbhai, approved by all
  5. JAINA Financial and 2015 Budget review – Ritaben
    • 2015 Convention revenue $173,594 as of 10-30-2015. $8000 in outstanding collection.
    • Pay world Parliament committee $2500 approved by EC in prior meeting
    • YJP and YJA should use online QuickBooks version for all the finance records... Proposed by Ritaben, seconded by Prakashbhai, approved by all
    • Add media bucket and Jain Digest bucket tabs to JAINA website for credit card payment Action item
    • Look for cheaper credit card processing fee company for the website Action item

 

Saturday – Oct. 31, 2015 EC and BOD Meeting

8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – 12 noon EC/BOD meeting


Attendees: Ashok Domadia, Prakash Mehta, , Rita Sheth, Shobha Vora, Mahesh Wadher, Prem Jain, Mamta Shaha, Gunvant Shah, Jayesh Shah, Manibhai Mehta, Virendra Shah, Dilip Shah, Haresh Shah, Puja Savla, Sheenika Shah, Nitin Shah, Dr. Sahota, Rajubhai Shah, Dilip Parekh, Sushama Parekh, Nirinan Khalsa, students from Loyala Marymont University and others

Attendees by phone: Yogendra Jain, Rajendra Mehta, Hemant Shah, Manish Mehta, Rajeev Pandya, Neil Daftary, Parth Savla, Pravin K. Shah


Absent: Raj Patil, Pradeep Shah

 

Agenda

  1. Namokar Mantra
  2. Introduction
  3. Welcome - Virendra Shah
  4. Welcome and Presidents message - Ashokbhai
    • All the projects are approved by EC, prioritized and implemented
    • JAINA YouTube Chanel has 250+ videos. Will be creating and extensive Jain material at one place. Dhimen Vora will upload all the videos
    • Jain leaders in Europe want to create convention at Europe. JAINA Diaspora committee to work with them.
    • Santhara issue explained and discussed.
    • JAINA should have clear guideline and process for the end of life time and abortion to save the mother ....action item to be followed by Manibhai.
    • Virayatan Yatra....Action Item to be followed by Dilipbhai.
    • Ashokbhai to visit Virayatan Jan 23 to 25
    • Convention foreign country visitors list to be given to JAINA Diaspora committee
  5. Convention 2015 Report & Financials –Rita Seth
    • Presentation of finances from July 5th to Oct.30th, 2015.
    • To collect approx.$8000 from convention pledges. Action item
  6. JAINA Membership : Haresh Shah
    • Approx. 150000 Jains in USA + Canada. JAINA has only approx. 15000 members.
    • Need to reach out to more Jains
    • Trying to get 9 new Jain centers to become members
    • Update the list of members who are receiving calendar.... Action item
  7. Review of JAINA services to JAIN Centers - Jayesh Shah
    • see attached presentation.
    • Will work with centers and committees to pramote JAINA services to the Jain centers.
  8. Jain Digest - Mahesh Wadher
    • see attached presentation.
    • need advertisements
  9. ALC - Academic Liaison Committee of JAINA - Dilip Shah
    • Presentations and speeches by San Diego State University, Loyola Marymount university, Sushma Parekh and students. Ms. Nirinan Khalsa and students
    • Teaching Jainism is making impact

 

12:00 noon – Lunch

1.30 - 5 pm (Presentations)

  1. Mangalam show - Mamta Shaha
    1. Need Mangalam show website to be connected with JAINA website
    2. Need permanent spot on e-newsletter for Mangalam show times
    3. Send informaion to all Jain centers to advertise.
    4. Contact Dhimen Vora to review plan and next steps.  Action Item

  2. JAINA Convention 2017 update – Gunvant Shah
    1. Send letters to all the Jain Centers regarding convention hosting policy.. action item Gunvantbhai.
    2. Scouting for the proper facilities in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Baltimore

  3. YJA - Puja Savla
    1. See attached presentation
    2. YJA convention 2016 in Los Angeles. In process to locate a facility.

  4. YJP - Sheenika Shah
    1. see attached presentation/notes
    2. Focus on professional seminars
    3. Develop YJP + YJA partnership programs

  5. Jivdaya Committee - Rita Sheth
    1. see attached presentation

  6. VRG Committee - Dr. Nitin Shah
    1. see attached presentation

  7. Wellness committee - Dr. Nitin Shah
    1. see attached presentation
    2. JCSC Pathshala offers healthy meals.

  8. Awards committee - Dr. Nitin Shah
    1. see attached presentation

  9. LRP Committee - Prem Jain
    1. see attached presentation
    2. How to bring in youth in JAINA
    3. Do more service projects

  10. Upliftment project - Prem Jain
    1. see attached presentation
    2. It is making a meaningful impact.

  11. World Parliament committee - Neil Daftary and Parth Savla
    1. see attached presentation
    2. Parliament Ahimsa Award, first time , $15000

  12. Education Committee - Pravin K. Shah
    1. see attached presentation
    2. There were other presentations submitted but could not be presented due to lack of time

5pm – Onwards: Dinner and Get together

 

Sunday Nov.1, 2015:

8:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am – Start meeting

 

Attendees: Ashok Domadia, Prakash Mehta, , Rita Sheth, Shobha Vora, Mahesh Wadher, Prem Jain, Mamta Shaha, Gunvant Shah, Jayesh Shah, Manibhai Mehta, Virendra Shah, Dilip Shah, Haresh Shah, Rajendra Mehta,

 

  1. Namokar Mantra
  2. Discussion Vision/Mission
    1. 24 hour media channel, internet channel, own a server, Dish network
    2. Always place in biweekly e news letter an one line for Mangalam show advertisement / show time - action item better communication between JAINA and community
    3. Database updates - action item (Dhimen Vora)
    4. Finance report by every committee each year
    5. Discuss what approach works best or lesson learned by every committee to help future planning
    6. Reach out Jain Center presidents and share the information.
    7. Visit as many centers as possible.
    8. the meeting was not well attended by teleconferencing due to tech problems.
  3. Finance presentation - Gunvant Shah
    1. Jain Digest spent Approx. $75000 on 4 issues, money comes from general fund.
    2. JAINA Endowment funds to be used only for endowment purposes.
  4. Thanks - Ashokbhai, Shobha, Virendrabhai

12:00 noon – Lunch
1:00 pm – Conclude

 

  

Presentations (by sequence)


1. Review of JAINA services to JAIN Centers - Dr. Jayesh Shah

 

 

2. jain Digest Committee - Mahesh Wadher

 


3. Academic Liaison Committee (ALC) - Dilip Shah

    


4. Mangalam show - Mamta Shaha

 

 

5. JAINA Convention 2017 update – Gunvant Shah


No Report Available, for questions contact Gunvant Shah at profgaryshah@gmail.com

  

6. YJA - Puja Savla

 

 

7. YJP - Sheenika Shah

No Report Available, for questions contact Sheenika Shah at sheenika.shah@yjp.jaina.org

 

8. Jivdaya Committee - Rita Sheth


 

9. VRG Committee - Dr. Nitin Shah

 


10. Wellness committee - Dr. Nitin Shah

 


11. Awards committee - Dr. Nitin Shah

 


12. LRP Committee - Prem Jain


 

13. Upliftment Project - Prem Jain

 

 

14. World Parliament committee - Neil Daftary and Parth Savla



 

15. Education Committee - Pravin K. Shah

     

 

 

16. Public Relations / Communications Committee - Hemant T. Shah

 

 

17. Womens' Committee - Mamta Shaha

 

 

18. Young Jain Professionals:

 

(No presentation, but notes below)

  1. 24 events throughout 6 regions focused on professional networking, spiritual development, and community service
  2. Added two new roles: Projects Director and Technology Director. We are in the middle of our election process for selecting our 2016 board. We have over 20 applications for 14 positions.
  3. Projects Director to directly work with JAINA for all collaborative projects between JAINA, YJP and YJA.
  4. We have established city-based Facebook regional groups
  5. Goals for next year include creating a new website, adding variety to our events such as seminars focused on professional topics and continued brand awareness / increased membership.
  6. For the first time, we had 4 sessions at JAINA Convention this year.
    We had 5 Professional Spotlight this year featured in our newsletters 

 

Master Presentation: 


 

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