2017 RANA NJ Camping Recap

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We had an amazing camping Adventure with participation of 44 families and 120 people.  This was the largest and perhaps the best camping trip ever.  In fact, long time camper, Rajesh Singh mentioned it was the best trip in his 30+ years of camping.  The camping sites were all in one location that surrounded a single Kitchen.  Organizers collaborated and did an amazing job

We had 2 catered dinners, a catered Dosa brunch party, an amazing Chulha party sponsored by the Rathod Family and 2 nights of Barbecue.  We were fortunate to have a beautiful sunny 4 days without a drop of rain.  The holiday weekend was packed with activities including boating, fishing (Shaurya caught a fish!) swimming, tug of war, charades, Famous jodis, antakshari, volleyball, cricket, karaoke, bingo, sack race, pin the tail on the donkey, freeze dance, trip to Hershey park, visit to Amish village, who had the best camping tent contest with RANA theme (Chandrik and Rasik won) and so much more.

Sponsors for camping were Vibha Singh of Montgomery Mortgage and Dr. Sanjay Singh who came all the way from the Alabama Chapter.  They both contributed $500 each.  A special thanks to Chandrika Jadav and Minaxi Singh for logistical guidance, Anupriya Sengar for activities.   Mukesh Parmar did outstanding work to locate and identify the campground and had the vision of reserving the pavilion (which we had all to ourselves) on the banks of Laurel Lake at Pine Grove Furnace State Park where everyone enjoyed a Dosa/Ice Cream Brunch on Sunday afternoon.  Above all, thank you to all the participants.  We are fortunate to have participation from NY, DC and Alabama Chapter.  2 Founders of RANA were in attendance, JB and Pushpa Singh as well as KN and Raj Singh.  Everyone was enthusiastic and there was lots of positive energy.  Here is a list of families.  An apology in advance for missing names and or errors:

Naivedya Sengar
Rajiv Singh (Manu)
Sudhir Rana
Sadhna Singh
Anand Singh
Dr Sanjay Singh (Alabama)
Jayvijay V Raol
Dilipsinh Rathod
Rasiksinh Jadav
Deepa (Vibha) Singh
Mukesh Parmar
Sanjay Singh; PA
Surensinh Rathod
Jay Gohil
Raghu and Minaxi
Raj Vaghela
Mukesh Mahida
Virensinh Rathod
Priti Singh
Guddi /RIcchi
Raj Shekhar Singh
Uday Tanwar (Saachi is an amazing singer)
Raghvendra Singh
Rohit Tandon
Veerender Attri
Sameer Rao
Devender Singh
Ajay Singh
Mukesh and Shilpa Mehta (MMahida Friend)
Pankajsinh Jethavat
Prakashsinh Chauhan
Rajesh Singh
Viresh Singh
Avan Singh
Uday Tanwar
Chetan Puwar
Sujata Singh
KN Singh
Mahendrasinh Raol
Chandrika Friend/Family
Chandrika Friend/Family
Devrajsinh Jadeja
Dharmendrasinh Jadeja

The next camping trip will be organized by Surensinh Rathod, Mukesh Mahida, Naivedya Sengar and Raghu Singh.  President Dilipsinh has made a goal of 60 families next year.

Not only did we have the largest camping trip ever (previously the most families attending was 26), we had a profit of over $2,000.  We will have a firm number after Treasurer Sahaab does the final numbers this weekend and we will report it to you.  All money was through Paypal into RANA’s account or directly to treasurer.
We all had serious masti time.  On the last day, we sadly packed our stuff, no one wanted the trip to end.  We made new friendships and deeper bonds with existing friends.  Attached are just a few pictures.  Lots more Pictures (taken by Jay Gohil and others) and Video will be up on our site soon.  Will advise accordingly.

Picnic information to follow soon.  Hope to see you at the Business conference on the weekend of July 15th.


NJ Executive Committee.


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