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Indian Professionals Forge New Friendships over Wine and Cheese

August 2003
Indian Professionals Forge New Friendships over Wine and Cheese

On July 21, members of the Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP) Atlanta toasted to new friendships, contacts and successes at the Members-Only Wine & Cheese, held at Club Eleven50. The 2003 board hosted the event as a way to thank the organization's more than 300 current members.

"Just mid-way into the year, our membership number is what it was at the end of last year," said Ashish Mistry, NetIP Atlanta President. "I attribute this success to the efforts of the 2003 board and members in organizing a large variety of activities for people to find value in."

They're doing things differently this year. Among those activities are monthly community service projects, such as building a home for Habitat for Humanity or tutoring elementary school children. NetIP sports teams and professional development programs, such as the MBA Forum, have also been added.

The organization's next big project is its participation in the Festival of India this month. NetIP Atlanta is planning a healthy Indian cooking segment, a panel of young professionals involved in unconvential careers, and a membership registration booth. "Festival of India is our way of showing our support for the greater Atlanta South Asian community and providing a channel of involvement for our members," said Ami Sonawala, NetIP Chair of Community Involvement.

[Additional information on NetIP Atlanta is available at or (678) 623-0261]

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