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NATA Board meeting and Fundraising kickoff raised $600k

Atlanta: North American Telugu Association (NATA) had a board meeting and fundraising kickoff in Atlanta, Georgia on August 27, 2017.  

As you all know NATA is planning United American Telugu Convention to be held in Philadelphia during July 6-8, 2018 with ATA and TATA. This is a kick off fundraising as NATA Leaders have started planning for the mega convention in North East. NATA has raised $600,000 in the board meeting and kick off fundraising dinner.

NATA Advisory Council Chair Dr. Prem Reddy and members Dr. Stanley Reddy, Jithender Reddy, Dr. Adisesha Reddy, President Rajeshwar Reddy Gangasani, President-Elect Dr. Raghava Reddy Ghosala, Past President Dr. Mohan Mallam, EVP Sridhar Korsapati, Secretary Srikanth Reddy Penumada, Treasurer Chinnababu Reddy, Jt. Secretary Anna Reddy, IVP Samba Reddy, Ramesh Appareddy and Board of Directors Anjan Karnanti, Babu Rao Samala, Dwarak Varanasi, Hari Velkur, Janardhan Reddy Boyella, Mallikharjun Jerripothula,Narayana Reddy Gandra, Pradeep Samala, Prasuna Dornadula, Raghurami Reddy Etukuru, Ramasurya Reddy, Sarath Mandapati and RVPs/RCs from all over USA have participated in this Board meeting. 

NATA Atlanta team lead by Executive Director Sreenivasulu Reddy Kotluri, Membership Committee Chair Nanda Gopinath Reddy, Ex-BOD Ravi Kandimallla, RVP Kiran Kandula, Overseas Coordinator Venkat Mondeddu, Social Media Chair Madhavi Indurti, NATA Journal Committee Chair Guru Paradharami, Publicity Co-Chair Dhanunjaya Reddy, Sudheer Amireddy, Narasimha Reddy, Ramesh Meda, Anil Reddy, Venkatrami Reddy Chintham, Uma Kavalikunta, Krishna Naresapalli, Jayachandra Reddy have made excellent arrangements for these events. NATA National leaders Alla Rami Reddy (UATC Treasurer), Girish Ramireddy have coordinated Board meeting and Fundraising Kickoff event. Over 600 NATA members and well-wishers have attended this event.

NATA Board has discussed and planned NATA Sevadays to be held in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states as part of the community service commitment in India which includes Student scholarships, Health Camps, Water Plants, Toilets, Kavi Sammelanam and Business Seminars. NATA Sevadays will start on December 9 and covers Kurnool, Bangalore, Tirupathi, Guntur, Nalgonda, Warangal and finally concludes in Hyderabad on December 23.

NATA Board has also discussed the upcoming United American Telugu Convention (UATC 2018) to be held in Philadelphia during July 6-8, 2018 at Pennsylvania Convention Center. Dr. Prem Reddy in his speech requested Telugu Speaking people from both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states to make this convention a grand success.

NATA President Rajeshwar Reddy has thanked Atlanta team for making this event a big success. Dr. Raghava Reddy Ghosala has invited everyone to his home town Philadelphia for the United Convention. There was stupendous response from the audience when United Convention Treasurer Alla Rami Reddy announced that NATA has raised $600,000.  

YUPP TV CEO Uday Reddy was felicitated by Dr. Prem Reddy at this event for being an young CEO of a number one streaming service in the world for Indian channels.

Thanks to ATA President Karunakar Asireddy, Kiran Pasam, Venu Pisike, TATA Sunil Kuthuru, Subhash Amireddy, TAMA Bharath Maddineni, GATA President Guru Paradharami, Satyanarayana Reddy, Girish Meka for attending this event.

Thanks to Dr. Prem Reddy garu, Dr. Vasudeva Reddy garu, Dr. Mohan Reddy and NATA members for contributing money towards Dr. Varaprasada Reddy’s family during these difficult times. As you may know already Dr. Varaprasada Reddy has passed away recently because of medical complications. NATA has raised $25,116 and Dr. Prem Reddy garu has given the check at this event.

Thanks to our Media Partners NTV (Krishna Reddy), TV5 (Prakash), Sakhi TV, V6, Telugu Masapathrika Dr. Kumar Annavarapu for covering this event.  Thanks to Venkat Chennubhotla and Bhanusri for entertaining the audience with melodious songs.

Next Board meeting would be held in Houston, Texas in November and thanks to Advisory Council Member Jithender Reddy garu for coming forward to host this and Girish Ramireddy for helping this.

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