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YJP December 2013 Newsletter – Upcoming Events, New Executive Board, and More

YJP is very excited to share with you its new 2014 Executive Board!

(from left to right in the image):

  • Co-Chairs: Vaibhav Ajmera & Ami Doshi-Shah

  • Secretary: Apurvi Mehta

  • Finance Officer: Dharmang Shah

  • Public Relations Officer: Pooja Shah

  • Regional Coordinator (Mid-West): Paras Parikh

  • Regional Coordinator (West): Sheenika Shah

  • Regional Coordinator (Northeast): Naman Jain

  • Regional Coordinator (Southeast): Rupal Vora

  • Regional Coordinator (Canada): Shaleen Jain (not pictured)

We are all extremely excited to be on the new e-board, and are looking forward to bringing all the members some refreshing events in the near future. Read our biographies!

12/7 – YJP Chicago – Professional Networking Dinner

Join us on Saturday, December 7, at 8:00 p.m., as we enjoy dinner at Chicago Diner in Boystown. Come network with other professionals in the area and exchange business cards. Learn how you can be part of some of the events we have planned in 2014 like citywide Vegetarian Ironchef competition as well as other volunteering and professional events.

Please RSVP “Yes” on Facebook event ONLY if you are attending, so that we can have an accurate count of the number of people coming for the dinner.

If you have any questions please email Paras Parikh at or call/ text 614-307-2529. RSVP on Facebook

12/14 – New York Holiday Dinner + Meet the YJP E-Board!

Join the YJP Executive Board on Saturday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m., for a delicious holiday meal and networking with other professionals in the tri-state area. Make sure to bring your business cards! Dinner will include appetizers, several choices of entrees along with Jain choices, soft drinks, and desserts.

Please pre-register online at for $30, otherwise on-site registration will be $40 cash. For all questions please email or call/text Vaibhav Ajmera at 917-238-6601.

12/20 – YJP is Back in the West!

We know you’ve missed having professional networking events in California. Join us on Friday, December 20, in both Los Angeles and San Francisco for our first event!

Los Angeles

Where: Networking Dinner at Real Food Daily; Ice Skating at ICE Santa Monica (5th Street) When: 12/20 at 8:00 p.m. Contact: Email Sheenika Shah for questions RSVP: Facebook Event

San Francisco: Save the Date Date: Friday, December 20 Contact: Email Jinay Shah for questions

Holiday Stress?

As we approach the holidays, we often feel anxiety and stress as we are about to meet with several of our friends and family. We go through extensive planning and preparation so the day can be perfect.

While doing all of that, we should also make sure our emotions don’t lead us to becoming irritated, frustrated, or angry. Anup Vora’s article in the Huffington Post addresses how to deal with anger, which is especially relevant during the holidays and share with your friends and family. As a result, you’ll enjoy the holidays even more. Read “How to Deal with Anger” via Huffington Post

Want to host an event in your city?

We are looking for local representatives! Email and we can help you host a professional networking or volunteer event in a city near you!

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