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Presidents Message

Manoj Patel (Vaso)

My Fellow Chh Gam Patidar Samaj Members,

Namaste! I am Manoj M. Patel and I will be in your service representing you as a President of Chh Gam Patidar Samaj during 2014-2015. First, I like to tell you little bit about my background so you know me well. I was born in Vaso and while studying in Vaso High School, I immigrated to Hoboken, NJ in Apr, 1984. Then I graduated from Hoboken High and earned Electrical Engineering Degree from Stevens Institute in Hoboken with full Scholarship. Subsequently, I earned Masters in Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute and M.B.A. from Western New England College in Springfield, MA. I have worked in the Defense companies (GEC Marconi & ITT), Telecommunication company (Lucent) and recently Wall Street Firms (Salomon Brothers, Goldman Sachs, and Barclays).

I have been in Vaso committee for about last 14 years and in Chh Gam committee for about last 4 years. I have been contributing to various activities and events organized by Vaso committee and Chh Gam committee. Engaging youngsters, organizing cultural events and providing platform for networking and connecting our community have been our primary aim. It has been a pleasure to server my Gam Vaso and Chh Gam Samaj.

I am a strong believer of Stewarship which is to continuously improve on what we do. On this principle, I will carry forward our best practices in the past and improve upon our current processes which will make our ride smooth going forward. I also like to lay down proper structure/committee where needed and it will allow us to have stronger foundation for our activities. I believe in leading by example and will serve Chh Gam with Respect, Integrity and Excellence in my efforts.

To fill our life with joy, vigor and enthusiasm, following events are proposed during the year of 2014. These events will cement our relationship even stronger. We will communicate actual date of the event about 6 to 8 weeks prior the event.
1. Valentine Day Ski Outing – Sunday, Feb 16, 2014
2. Atlantic City Trip – Tentatively May 2014
3. Summer Picnic – Sunday, Jun 22, 2014
4. Golf Trip – Tentatively Jul 2014
5. Summer Camp for Kids – Tentatively End of Jun or sometime in Aug 2014
6. Garba – Tentatively Sept 2014
7. Host Natak ( Gujarati Play ) – Tentatively Oct 2014
8. Diwali Dinner – Tentatively Nov 2014
9. Chh Gam 25th Anniversary Celebration – To Be Announced
10. Matrimonial Event - Tentatively in year 2015

We want to encourage our young adults to participate in these events and would like to extend their participation in our growth. I want to reaffirm our primary mission to provide a platform for all members to connect with each other, build our network and exchange ideas by participating in various cultural activities. I especially want to encourage young adults to join us at the Ski Trip, Summer Camp, Golf Trip, Summer Picnic, Garba and most importantly take advantage of our scholarship fund. Our Student success and achievement will continue to be at the forefront of our activities and efforts and we look forward to contribution to the Scholarship Fund. We have updated our website to make it more interactive. I want to thank Kamlesh Patel from Bhadran who lead this project for us. Please provide feedback to Kamlesh Patel

Please free feel to contact me by phone and email listed below for any suggestions, feedback or if you like to provide volunteer service.

Manoj M. Patel(V) - President of Chh Gam Patidar Samaj
"United we Stand as One & Divided we fall"
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