Dear AAPI Arkansas members and friends,
I'm humbled and honored to serve as the President of AAPI (Arkansas) on its 10th Anniversary year. I have served this organization for the most part since its inception. I have seen the organization grow leaps and bounds in that period. Our membership has grown from 18 in 2008 to 265 as of now and is at all time high now. We have donated over quarter million dollars in Charity since our inception. We have made significant impact and changed lives here in Arkansas and back in India.
While we take tremendous pride in our achievements so far, we are sincerely grateful to our supporters and volunteers who have helped us along this way. We also need to acknowledge that this just a beginning and we have to strive to use our collective voice and wisdom to do more. We need explore more ways we can make the lives around us and the communities that we live in, better.
We have a strong dedicated team this year that has already started working towards that goal. One of our priority is making our foundation that is our membership, very strong, so we will continue to sustain and grow for decades to come. We will make every effort possible to improve membership engagement and communication which is the key to the success of any organization. So please give us your feedback on how we can better serve you and our community. we are listening. you can reach me or anyone on my team directly to let yourself be heard. We are in this together. Also we have formed a NEW grievance committee to help our members in professional distress. We hope to help those members in most need.
Our charity collections for this year are going great. We have a newly formed charity committee with several prominent like minded and dedicated members. With their help, we hope to continue our current charity commitments and also if possible reach out to more in need this year.
We are already planning community talks on healthcare presented by our own member experts and other outreach initiatives to expand our scope and improve the wellbeing of people around us.
Lastly we are in full steam working towards our grand 10 year anniversary Event, which will be on August 25th. More Details to follow soon. Please check back periodically for updates.
Hope 2018 will bring new opportunities for us to continue to grow bigger and get better at what we do!