General Body Meeting

Please join us for a virtual general body meeting of the members on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2 pm EST. We hope that you will attend and provide valuable input and suggestions to keep our beloved organization healthy and thriving.

Who All JIPMER alumni – student, faculty – in North America
What

Agenda:

  • Updates on JAANA activities
  • Plan for next in-person meeting in 2023
  • Review of JAANA status
  • JAANA Membership dues and fundraising
  • Other business (email jaana@jipmer.net to include in agenda)
Where

Online – RSVP is required to attend the virtual meeting

Dear alumni,

Heartiest greetings to you and your family! We want to take this opportunity to update you about JAANA activities over the past 2 years and to start a dialogue about the future of JAANA. 

JAANA Activities

  • COVID Fundraising 2021: Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise $130,000 towards COVID relief efforts at JIPMER in 2021, the biggest fund-raising exercise so far in the history of JAANA!
  • JAANA Research grants: We have continued to fund total of 6 JAANA Research projects over the past 3 years.
  • New Treasurer: After decades of tireless service to our organization, treasurer Pushpa Chandwani is stepping down as the Treasurer. Thank you, Pushpa, for your invaluable counsel and hard work. Deevakar Rogith (current Deputy Treasurer) has assumed the role of treasurer in the interim, till the elections in the 2023 in-person meeting.

Future of JAANA We are at crossroads where the future of JAANA in its current format is in jeopardy. We must organize an in-person meeting in 2023 and hold general body meetings to continue the organization.

Due to travel restrictions imposed by COVID, our traditional biennial in person meeting (to be held in fall 2021) was replaced by virtual meetings in December 2020 and June 2021. While a lot of hard work went into the virtual meetings and they were fairly well attended, the general consensus was that they didn’t hold a candle to our usual in person events.

We must also raise $20,000 to keep the orgnaization running through end of 2023 and to plan the in-person event. Contribute to JAANA at https://jaana.jipmer.net/donate/ 

Sincerely,
Raj Satyanaryana (Batch fo 1974)
Presdient,
Jipmer Alumni Association of North America (JAANA)

Saturday 03-Dec-2022 at 2 PM

Please join us for a virtual general body meeting of the members on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 2 pm EST. We hope that you will attend and provide valuable input and suggestions to keep our beloved organization healthy and thriving.

Make a contribution

You can donate online via PayPal

To make larger contributions or discus setting up fellowship or if you have other questions please email us at jaana@jipmer.net