GSC Picnic 2021

You are invited to the annual Gujarati Samaj Chicago’s FAMILY PICNIC

Date:     Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Time:     11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Location:             Ned Brown Preserve (Busse Woods Groove#24), Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 60007, USA

Menu:     Gota, Chutney, Tea, Pav Bhaji, Chole Puri, Veg. Biryani and Mango Ras (Aamras)

The picnic combines the best food, family-friendly games, music, lots of activities, fun at the famous Busse Woods.

The samaj’s most sustainable picnic is accessible from major highways and at the center of Chicagoland.

Location Busse woods #24

Grove 24 – Google Maps

Online Registration & Payment:

For any questions related to the event, please contact any of the following Board members.

Dhitu Bhagwakar President 847-340-1120 Urvashi Patel Cultural Secretary 708-955-4612
Dakshesh Modi Vice President 630-306-7149 Chandrika Shah Joint Cultural Secretary 847-971-2596
Bhavesh Shah General Secretary 847-219-4241 Kamal Shah Board Member 708-945-3405
Vatsal Shah Joint General Secretary 203-526-7530 Neil Choksi Board Member 708-955-3704
Sandip Shah Treasurer 847-650-2659 Nimesh Shah Board Member 773-577-7918
Yatin Patel Joint Treasurer 847-275-4113 Praful Dave Board Member 630-379-9896
Bhavita Sheth Board Member 224-279-9340   Sanjay Shah Board Member 847-791-0425
Jayshree Thakkar Board Member 630-802-2555   Dr. Manish Panda Past President 630-965-2225
Suryakant Patel        Event Co-Ordinator / Advisory Board      708-955-4966

Bring your own water.

GSC reserves the right to change the menu and cancel the event.

By attending the event you are agreeing to follow Cook County & CDC’s COVID-19 guideline. COVID-19: Events, Locations & Precautions – Forest Preserves of Cook County (

Health Fair

Midwest Swaminarayan Temple
Lohana Association of Greater Chicago
Kadva Patidar Samaj of Chicago
Gujarati Samaj of Chicago
Sadhu Vaswani Center, Chicago


Sunday, September 22, 2019
Registration from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Testing will be done by 1:00P.M.

Midwest Swaminarayan Temple

21 West 710 Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143, (866) 838-4778

Free Health Screening
Height/Weight | Blood Pressure | Blood Testing | Blood Sugar
Bone Density | EKG | Urinalysis | Eye Screening
Dental Examination | E. N, T Exam | Physical Exam | Chiropractic consultation
Hearing Test | Physical Therapy | Diabetic Education | Diet/nutrient Consultation

This Year again we will have Flu Shot. Social Services and Benefits for seniors.
Approximately 25 Physicians & 75 Health care Professionals will provide volunteer services
12 Hours fasting required for blood tests. No food or drinks except water (after 8:00P.M. Saturday)
Registration on premises only. No pre-registration.
We welcome any medical volunteer or Sponsor who wants to help in the health fair. Please call Jayanti Thakkar at 630-213-6440 or 630-956-2677 or E-mail at [email protected]


For information please call:

Jayanti Thakkar (630) 213-6440 Coordinator

Midwest Swaminarayan Temple (MST) Kadva Patidar Samaj (KPS) Lohana Association


Gujarati Samaj of Chicago (GSC)  

Sadhu Vaswani Center (SVC)

Jagdishbhai Patel 708- 301-0390 Dipak Desai 630-768-6764 Kirit Thakkar 847-322-2070 Dhitu Bhagwakar 847-340-1120 Prakash Jotwani 847-477-7675
Ghanshyambhai Patel 847-809-5970 Rajesh Desai 630-251-7426 Vasudev Thakkar 847-873-3185 Suryakant Patel 708-955-4966 Kishore Chugh 630-670-2748
Vasantbhai Trivedi 847-298-9894 Narendra Patel 224-688-7403 Mukund Thakkar 847-977-0120 Bhavesh Shah 847-219-4241 Nargis Awatramani 847-738-8860
Vishnubhai Patel 630-675-4196 Satish Patel 224-430-4741 HardikThakkar 847-322-4129 Daksesh Modi 630-306-7149  

Mix & Mingle 2019

Online registration is now CLOSED.

But if you still want to participate. You are welcome to Walk-in. If possible, send us an email ([email protected]in advance so we can make proper arrangement.

Thank you.

Mix Mingle Agenda
1.    Ice breaker where participates can freely talk/eat/drink
2.    Speed Dating by age group
3.    Speed Dating one or more circles
4.    One on one connect options
5.    Host to help people get together/talk
6.    Several creative games for further interaction
7.    Dance floor for dancing  ( with professional DJ)

Click here for online registration.

You can also use off-line form. Download from here. Print, fill and send it along with check to:

Gujarati Samaj of Chicago

P.O. Box 267, Westmont, Illinois 60559


Venue Phone: (847) 541-3347

Venue Website:


700 National Pkwy, Schaumburg, Illinois, 60173, United States
Discounted Rate Hotels: If you would like to stay at the same hotel. Now, we have a discounted rate of US$ 125.00/night available. Ask for Mix&Mingle Rate when you call for reservation: 847-541-3347
Another nearby Hotel Comfort Suites (walking distance from the venue): 1100 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 330-0133 Discounted Rate: US$95.00/night


700 National Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Note. By registration you are giving consent to share information upon request to other participants of the Mix and Mingle 2019.

Picnic 2019

It’s time for fun, games, and FOOD. Gujarati Samaj Chicago’s picnic, the GSC Picnic, will be on Sunday, June 23rd, from 11 am – 6:45 pm. The picnic combines the best food, family-friendly games, music, lots of activities, fun at famous Busse Woods. The samaj’s most sustainable picnic is accessible from major highways and at the center of the Chicagoland.

Gujarati Samaj Chicago Executive Board 2019

Dhitu Bhagwakar President
Dakshesh Modi Vice President
Bhavesh Shah General Secretary
Vatsal Shah Joint General Secretary
Sandip Shah Treasurer
Yatin Patel Joint Treasurer
Urvashi Patel Cultural Secretary
Chandrika Shah Joint Cultural Secretary
Neil Chokshi Board Member
Sanjay Shah Board Member
Prafull Dave Board Member
Nimesh Shah Board Member
Bhavita Seth Board Member
Jayshree Thakkar Board Member
Dr. Manish Pandya Past President