My message to JNF participants
« Thread started on: Jul 1st, 2007, 09:53am »
Welcome to JNF 2007! In less than 100 hours we shall convene at the Holiday Inn, Edison, NJ. As anticipated the response has been overwhelming. Nearly 450 young men and women have signed up for this meeting. And many of your parents are praying to Mahavir Bhagwan that your trip will be a grand success!
Not everyone attending JNF are seriously looking, they may be there because a. have nothing better to do b. window shopping. c. have someone in mind but are doing a comparison shopping. d. on a mission! e. desperate desi!
Designing a program for these diverse groups is not easy. My mantra is, “find what you want or fix what you have!” I would like to inspire and educate group a & b and seriously help you if you are group c, d & e.
As an old uncle who goes to these matchmaking events (hook up convention) 6-10 times a year (and I am not even looking!), I have a special perspective on this issue. I feel that your generation is treading uncharted water that no previous generation of Jain youth had to do.
I have come to realize that the time has come for us a community to be innovative and be willing to take this matchmaking process to the next level. Every committee that I know of always wishes to take it to the next level. Wanting to do it and actually doing it are two different things. JNF committee of 2007 has also spent countless hours coming up with ways to improve the process.
Some of our programs are new and have never been tested. The success of all these requires the attention to the details by the committee and enthusiasm of the participants to get out of their comfort zone. With your help, we might be able to come up with improving this match-making process and be role model for other groups in Desi community.
Since,Your mail box may be full of junk mails, I was cautioned by the committee not to send any more e-mail. They were kind enough to let me send at least this one. Please check my blog for all the ideas & information I would like to share with you. And if you are ready and willing to learn from Vijay Uncle as to how to maximize your JNF benefit - you will find some practical tips. go to http://vmehta.conforums3.com/index.cgi?board=Jaina2007
Some of the innovative programs are: Speed dating with a difference on Friday. Sneha Milan on Friday evening. Smart dating on Saturday, Ask Dr. Phil – session on Sunday.
If you can find time out of your busy schedule please check out my blog and feel free to leave me comments on the blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 254 774 8247 (H) or 254 534 0309. (Cell) Remember Vijay uncle is available, he is good and he is Free!
Hope to hear from you soon. At the end we let you decide if we really took it to the next level or not.