A gentle reminder for the KOJAIN 2013 Election Deadline of Sept 09, 2013
I encourage you to run for one or another position to support KOJAIN's mission and objectives. Consider it before you say NO to a request for a Nomination.
Be a back bone of KOJAIN by actively participating in KOJAIN's affairs... If for one or other reasons, you cannot run, please encourage a qualified person to submit a nomination. There should not be any position unfilled. On or before the deadline of September 09, 2013, Election Committee must receive duly filled in Nomination form for all the 15 positions (4 - Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer; 11 Regional Directors - one from each of the 11 North American Regions).
Time & tide wait for no one. Sept 09 deadline for the honorable and noble cause is approaching fast. Volunteering is a way of giving back to the community. It is a donation in the form of time, commitment, dedication, knowledge, etc.
For your convenience & ease, A letter from the Election Committee and a Nomination Form
1) are made part of this e-mail
2) are available in the attachment to this e-mail
3) were included in the recently mailed out August 2013 Newsletter
4) is available at kojain Yahoogroups or click on
Act now without delaying.
Remember Nomination Deadline is Sept 09.
KOJAIN's Constitution & Bylaws [Article VIII], available at www.kojain.org [Tab: About Us > KOJAIN Policies and Procedures] requires KOJAIN to hold an election every other year. It is very important to have a very strong organizaiton with dedicated, committed and enthusiastic leaders.
KOJAIN is inviting you to volunteer your time, skills and talents to commit and dedicate for the good cause and to serve our community. Volunteering in an organization, such as ours, is a stepping stone to develop your leadership skills, which can be applied easily into your professional career.
KOJAIN Sammelan Videos
Kojain Sammelan Videos are all uploaded to youtube channel "KojainSammelan". You can subscribe KojainSammelan channel on youtube to get the latest updates.
KOJAIN Sammelan Pictures
You can download the Picture Sets from here Friday Pictures
and Saturday Pictures
- Do not mix file from Friday and Saturday, because picture number are same.
- Combining two files will overlap the photos with same numbers and my loose photos.
MIS has been established to provide platform for an exchange of information between potential candidates to select life partner and provide a service to the KOJAIN community through the collection and distribution of information to candidates in a private and confidential manner.
Learn More about MIS...
In order to ensure that the Kachhhi community in North America and India receives the proper medical advice that is available, the Medical Information committee has created a source of communication between members of the medical profession and people with inquiries. Our goal is to make a comprehensive and easily accessible database of medical information and a list of medical professionals available to provide information.
Learn More about Medical Information Program...
KOJAIN Loan Program provides interest free financial assistance to needy persons in the community of Kachchhi Oswal Jains in North America, and seeks funds to provide this assistance. KOJAIN offers loans to students who are bright needy and pursuing graduate or undergraduate studies in North America.
Applications are invited all year along, The application form, rules and regulations and all the information about Loan Program can be downloaded at:
KOJAIN Youth Committee (KYC) represents youths of KOJAIN. Youth Committee consists of 11 youth directors, one from each region same as the regions of the Board of Directors of KOJAIN.
The Youth Committee directors have met more then four times this year on Yahoo Messenger and charted the course of action plan for the year. A trip to Kachchh India is under consideration by the youth committee in the time period of December 2003 January 2004 for the period of about two weeks.
A onetime KOJAIN Merit Scholarship is awarded each year to the KOJAIN students, residing in North America, graduating from High School and entering a college/university for higher studies in North America. Scholarships are awarded during 3rd Quarter of each year. Merit Scholarship Program provides recognition and encouragement to the high school graduating North American students.
All North America Kachchhi Oswal Jain community students, entering first-year college / university are eligible. KOJAIN membership of Parents must be current. Scholarship rules are described in the Scholarship Committee Program Details.
KOJAIN has formed a host family network in North America, whereby Kachchhi Students coming from India for higher studies here can spend a few days and get themselves acclimatized before joining their institution of higher learning and also feel connected with the Kachchhi community here. This also should go a long way in helping them overcome their homesickness that some of them experience here.
The host families may also host Kachchhi Youths born and/or raised in the U.S., who are visiting other states for college search, job hunting or even for recreational purposes and desiring room and board on a very temporary basis (2 to 3 days).