Executive Board Message

Dear Devotees, 
A very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year to you and your families. May lord Ganesh remove all obstacles and keep you in good health, Ma Saraswati bestow wisdom, and Ma Lakshmi brings happiness and wealth to you and your families. It is an honor and privilege to serve each and every one of you as HSNEF 2019-Chair. As you all know year 2019 marks the 12th year anniversary for the temple at Greenland Road. It is an important milestone for the temple, 12th year celebrated as Pushkarostav/KumbhMela from March 13th through March 24th.Executive Board 2019 seeks blessings from the congregation for a successful Pushkarostav/Kumbh Mela event and the year 2019.

There is also lot of work ahead to start the construction for next phase of our temple. You may have already seen progress in the back at the parking lot. We will be providing updates throughout the year as plans progress.I would like to thank outgoing members of 2018 Executive Board and Advisory council. I also take this opportunity to welcome new Executive Board and Advisory council members.

In addition to Executive Board and Advisory Council there are multiple ways you can help the temple by serving on the standing committees. HSNEF By-laws founding members have done a splendid job on defining these committees and eligibility criterion. Please see the list below and details are available on HSNEF About-us –> Policies section

a) Constitution and By-Laws Committee
b) Worship committee
c) Building and Maintenance Committee
d) Finance and Audit Committee
e) Special Events Committee
f) Nominations Committee
g) Children and Youth Committee
h) Senior Welfare Committee
i) Communications Committee
j) Safety and Security Committee
k) Human Resources Committee
l) Membership and Donor Relations Committee

Please send an e-mail [email protected]. if you would like to serve on a standing committee or have a suggestion for improvements or compliment for any staff member.

Please renew your annual temple membership ($121) for 2019 or consider upgrading to a life member ($5,000). Your support helps HSNEF provide the religious, social, educational and other services to the community. Please also consider supporting the temple expansion plan by sponsoring a brick for $1001. You can become a member and donate by going to the temple website www.hsnef.org, by calling the temple office at (904) 268-7630, or by visiting the temple.

Please consider volunteering at the temple. We are always looking for individuals who can help with temple maintenance activities, parking and temple setup for major religious events and other activities. Please send an email with your availability and interest to [email protected].

Sandip Gupta 
HSNEF Executive Board Chair