My name is Nisha Patel (Shah) I am from Ahmedabad Gujarat currently settled in Atlanta, GA. I own a Boutique at Global Mall I love to get involved in community activities
First of all I wanted to thank each and every one for giving me an opportunity to serve as a First women elected as President of Gujarati Samaj of Atlanta which is the largest and one of the oldest organizations in Atlanta. It is special honor and privilege to begin my term as first women president in the history of the samaj. Our outgoing president Mr. Bakulbhai Patel along with his entire team deserves lot of appreciations from all of us who have guided us last year and have put samaj on path of prosperity. I would like to build upon the success of all the past Presidents. it's a very hard task for me to do but I pray to god to give me enough strength and guidance so I can do justice to the position which has been filled and served by so many distinguished and elite members of Gujarati Community of Atlanta.
With the help of continuing and newly appointed BOG and EC members I would like to take samaj to a new level. I would request my team as well as all members and volunteers to think outside of the box and come up with ideas on how to serve our community better. I challenge my team to find ways to solve problems faced by Gujarati community and unite them. It is my dream that Gujarati samaj of Atlanta will be seen as home away from home from each Gujarati family and Indian community at large in Atlanta. I would like to use traditional and digital media to reach out to each and every member of Gujarati community and invite them to actively participate in our all activities.
I know that task is big but I vow to tackle challenge and come out with the victory with your support. I would like to see Gujarati Samaj involves to solve challenges faced by our society. My team and I will help women facing domestic violence, children facing education and career issues, new immigrant facing job problems, seniors needing assistance with computer skills, children that needs to learn Gujarati and would love to help someone who just needs a shoulder to cry on. we will start by opening every Saturday and Sunday. We will plan so many activities and events that all members will be proud.
I have so much confidence in my executive team as well as board of governors with help of dedicated volunteers that our dreams will come true. I am asking support from past presidents as well as BOG and EC members. I know your past experiences are very valuable and we do need your guidance to run our Samaj.
I am requesting all members of samaj to actively participate and help me out in any way possible. One can help financially, devoting free time as a volunteer or just tell us few word of encouragement. I have open door policy and I welcome suggestion from everyone. If someone has an idea about any event that can benefit to the society, I would encourage them to come and take leadership and plan. My entire team and I will be behind you to support.
I know that our youths are our future and an important part of our society and families and I request EC and BOG members to find ways to attract them and get them involved. I would like to form a special committee that will oversee active participation of the youth.
we are non-profit foundation and we are not here to make profit. we need to serve our community to the best of our ability, on the same token we do need financial help to continue our mission and vision and I request everyone who is capable to donate to Samaj so we can continue to assist Gujarati community. I am requesting each member to bring at least one more friend and ask them to become member of the samaj.
We hope to receive strong and continuous support from all of you to make the 2019 Gujarati Samaj year a success!
Sau No Sath, Samaj No Vikaas