New York: North American Telugu Association (NATA) New York team has organized a membership drive on June 19, 2015. This drive was coordinated by RVP Ashok Attada & RC Raghu Rama Raju Thotakura with the backing and support of Senior BoD Dr. Stanley Reddy, Executive Director Rami Alla Reddy, BoD Vishnu Kotimireddy, NCA Pradeep Samala, membership chair Chinnababu Reddy, Regional Coordinators Bhagvan Nadimpalli, Bala Konda Reddy, Murali Mettela, Prasad Koyi, and Srinivas Tammisetti. President-Elect Rajeshwar Reddy graced the occasion along with NJ NATA team BoDs Anna Reddy, Shiva Meka, Srikanth Reddy Penumada, and RVP Dwarak Varanasi coming all the way from New Jersey. The main event started with NATA NY RVP Ashok Attada welcoming with "Swagatham Suswagatham Uttara America Telugu Samithi Sabhyatva Namodu Karyakrmaniki Swagatham" amid rousing claps of NATA family members. Ashok has explained the benefits of being a NATA member and urging to utilize NATA organization as a platform for socialization & networking through various sports events and other activities. President-Elect Rajeshwar Reddy has explained the activities that NATA been doing in USA including Cricket tournaments, Health Camps and community services back in India. He was so proud to see how NATA helping community when it needs and matters most. He was so thrilled to see so many new members and active supporters for NATA in this region. NATA New York Membership Drive Event 2015 Senior BoD Dr. Stanley Reddy, staunch supporter and advocate of youth involvement in organization, in his welcoming speech praised the team’s hard-work, dedication and delivery. He enthralled to see the dream of young and enthusiasm members right in front of him. Dr. Reddy reiterated NATA is there for every Telugu family and thanked each individual for attending today's occasion. BoD Vishnu Kotimireddy speaking on what it takes to build a strong team and took audience through each team member for their workmanship and dedication towards the task at hand. Vishnu explained how team made it possible to do three events in less than two weeks span. He was so excited to see what team delivered so far and looking for more. Rami Alla Reddy, Executive Director, excited to see new beginning for NATA with young blood (Yuva Ratnalu) under capable leadership team. He explained the NATA activities, community services and seva-days. Rami Reddy was excited to announce that 110 new families joined NATA and that shows the enthusiasm. Membership chair Chinnababu Reddy spoke of his NATA days and how happy he is to see so many new faces in the organization. Public Relations chair Phanibhushan Thadepalli narrated NATA as TRA (Telangana, Rayalaseema and Andhra) organization. RCs Srinivas spoke of his experiences with NATA and how it helped him to show his dedication, leadership and positive attitude towards duty. Bhagavan Nadimpalli spoke of how much he enjoyed working with this team and seeing NATA maata in everyone's nota. BoD Srikanth Reddy Penumada explained importance of us together as a community being far from our inherent places, expressed unconditional support to all NATA members. NJ RVP Dwarak Varanasi sounded resonant to see the way NY Team organized the event and echoed more of these types will be coming. Meeting ended with Vote of Thanks from Ashok Attada who thanked all the BODs/RVPs/SCs/RCs from North East for making it a phenomenal event. Thanks to our Grand Sponsors Dr. Prem Reddy and Dr. Stanley Reddy for supporting this event. Thanks to all the members and volunteers who helped this event. Thanked media TV5 - Simha, NTV Srikanth and TV9 for covering this event and thanked all the NATA new and current members who attended this and making it an event to remember forever. Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/dCbfhe8FG91LnHq29