Dear TTS Family Members,
First things first, on behalf of 2015 Executive Committee and Committee, I wish you and your families a healthy, prosperous and successful 2015.
I am honored and humbled to be taking as a President of Telugu Association of Tennessee Andhra Samithi, the strong Telugu organization in United States representing Telugu Loving people and the largest Indian community in the Tennessee land area.
TAS has a long history of promoting and sustaining our culture & heritage in the Nashville area. As an organization we have come a long way thanks to the vision and foresight of our beloved founders, strong leadership provided by our past presidents & executive bodies. A big thanks also goes to the dedication and determination of our volunteers, donors, sponsors and unflinching support we have enjoyed among our community for the last 18 years.
As we enter into 2015, I want to assure you that we will do whatever is necessary to continue the momentum and build our organization.
Our Vision for 2015is simple.
We shall plan to organize activities which will provide quality experience and promote togetherness as a community.
To accomplish this vision we plan to put a strong emphasis on the following goals:
1) Increase the membership base. Over the last two years the average attendance to our programs is increasing rapidly. It is no longer possible to conduct events in small auditoriums to save costs. However considering the fact that there are about 1500-2000 people of Telugu origin in Nashville TN, there is still considerable scope to multiply the current reach.
2) Involve all segments of the community. We are one of the very successful groups of immigrants in terms of accomplishments in business, professional services and in education. However the participation of business community, College and University students and professionals (other than IT) is much less than their actual strength. We worked hard to integrate them with our activities and succeed to certain extent. I take this opportunity to thank them, particularly the business community, for their support.
3) Involve in community Service. One of the primary goals of our organization is to help serve the people in need as much as we can and participate in community service. I believe it should be our responsibility to serve the people of the land where we live, make careers and utilize its services. You will receive more communication on our activities to achieve this goal. I request all of us to actively participate in those activities with our children.
4) Improve and increase our current activities and practices. This include conduct more diversified events, improvement in communication, internal practices, better organization of programs, inviting different groups of people to show their talent etc.There is always a scope to improve every aspect of the organization. By looking at the record participation and appreciation we received in every event I believe our efforts are recognized. Needless to say there is still lot accomplish. I have faith and confidence that we are on right track and we achieve our goals with your support. Wishing you all a very happy holidays…
To accomplish the above goals I invite for your support and continued feedback. To realize these goals, you can participate as a volunteer, as a donor, as a sponsor or any other means as you deem appropriate.
Lastly I would like to leave you with couple of thoughts:
A lot of what we do is simply made possible by the generosity of our sponsors. Please make every effort to support them as they are critical to our continued success.
Secondly, always remember this is OUR ORGANIZATION. You, me & every one of us who are in here as volunteers have to continue to put in our efforts to make this a better place for our next generation.