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chanduv23
10-02-2007, 11:18 AM
NOTE : THIS EVENT IS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH AND NOT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH

We would like to meet everyone and try and get to know each other. This will be a very casual "no obligation" event where everyone can chit-chat, have couple of drinks, discuss on past / future - IV / NON-IV events.

We would like to meet up at "Maya Lounge". Here are the details

Maya Lounge
14 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016
Located between Madison and 5th Avenue

Phone: 212 685 6275

website : http://www.mayalounge.net/

Date: 10/12/2007 - Friday Evening

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (If folks in Manhattan do not want to miss out on the happy hour, you are most welcome to come in a bit earlier)

They have a great Happy Hour Buy One Get One FREE on drinks.

Its situated couple of blocks away from Penn Station and a short walk from Port Authority Station and should be easily accessible for everyone.

For the ones who missed the rally this is a great chance to know everyone.

Guys please show up, bring your friends-co-workers lets try and make Tri-State Chapter a lovely & lively group.

A choice of Non alcoholic beverages also available

Do not miss out on the food - snacks are delicious

Average expense per person can be around $10 to $15 if you order stuff during the happy hour - food and drink.


Thank you all once again for being a part of this wonderful organization and we will see you there on Friday, October 12th, 2007

I am posting this message on behalf of IV member 'laborchic' who is hosting this event

chanduv23
10-02-2007, 12:07 PM
As I understand that the Tri State area is very big and has a huge population and everyone would love to make it to the events, a lot of events are being planned.

Now for those who cannot make it to NYC, please arrange your own MEET AND GREET events in a local Starbucks or meet up in a local mall food court or any other place you think is best - conference rooms in apartment complexes are very ideal places for meetings.

We want volunteers from the following areas

(1) Long Island, farther east - till Riverhead
(2) South Jersey, West Jersey
(3) Connecticut (Northern)
(4) Upstate NY (Albany and Poughkeepsie)
(5) Upstate NY - Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo

Folks in this area please volunteer for events in your areas. PM me of you need details. Join the Tri State Chapter by following the link on my signature.

tnite
10-02-2007, 12:31 PM
As I understand that the Tri State area is very big and has a huge population and everyone would love to make it to the events, a lot of events are being planned.

Now for those who cannot make it to NYC, please arrange your own MEET AND GREET events in a local Starbucks or meet up in a local mall food court or any other place you think is best - conference rooms in apartment complexes are very ideal places for meetings.

We want volunteers from the following areas

(1) Long Island, farther east - till Riverhead
(2) South Jersey, West Jersey
(3) Connecticut (Northern)
(4) Upstate NY (Albany and Poughkeepsie)
(5) Upstate NY - Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo

Folks in this area please volunteer for events in your areas. PM me of you need details. Join the Tri State Chapter by following the link on my signature.


Folks from CT , if you would like to meet up please do PM me or mention it in this thread.

paskal
10-02-2007, 12:46 PM
i will be in nyc this weekend on work and will try my best to be there.
look forward to seeing the tri state folks!

chanduv23
10-02-2007, 12:47 PM
i will be in nyc this weekend on work and will try my best to be there.
look forward to seeing the tri state folks!

This is on 12th - will u be there on 12th?

paskal
10-02-2007, 12:59 PM
guess i have my dates wrong! i will be there this coming weekend...starting thursday...all the best for your gathering!

chanduv23
10-02-2007, 01:36 PM
Those who are not in vicinity - please conduct something in your areas - gather folks in your areas and do a social

mpadapa
10-02-2007, 02:21 PM
Looks like this meeting is going to be fun..
I'll try my best to make it..

chanduv23
10-02-2007, 03:02 PM
Looks like this meeting is going to be fun..
I'll try my best to make it..

yes - and your presence is a must.

Come on folks - lets all meet and make this a mega event

chanduv23
10-02-2007, 03:42 PM
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chanduv23
10-02-2007, 04:20 PM
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singhsa3
10-02-2007, 04:26 PM
I will try..
^^^^^^^^^^^

chanduv23
10-02-2007, 04:28 PM
I will try..

Come on - leaders like you MUST not TRY you MUST COME

chanduv23
10-02-2007, 05:07 PM
Come on folks - lets keep the momentum going. Just do it, all you have to do is show up and greet your friends

siravi
10-02-2007, 05:46 PM
Will be there

chanduv23
10-02-2007, 05:57 PM
Will be there

Glad that you will be there :) Please take the poll

chanduv23
10-02-2007, 06:12 PM
guess i have my dates wrong! i will be there this coming weekend...starting thursday...all the best for your gathering!

We can meet u when u r around too - some of us - u know :) - we can meet for dinner or just a casual meet depending on your free time - we can discuss this offline

paskal
10-02-2007, 06:41 PM
i'm there starting late tomorrow night...we'll plan something....
will e mail or call you or something like that!

chanduv23
10-02-2007, 08:19 PM
bumppppppppppppppp

natrajs
10-02-2007, 11:44 PM
Folks ,

I will try my best, I work in North Jersey , Usually I leave from my office around 7 PM, I will let you know

chanduv23
10-03-2007, 07:06 AM
Folks ,

I will try my best, I work in North Jersey , Usually I leave from my office around 7 PM, I will let you know

Same here, I work in Fort Lee - I plan to start early on that day.

chanduv23
10-03-2007, 11:15 AM
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chanduv23
10-03-2007, 12:41 PM
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gc_bulgaria
10-03-2007, 12:49 PM
I will be in NY that Friday for a meeting. I am not sure if my flights are booked for Friday evening or Saturday. If I can I will definitely make it!:)

chanduv23
10-03-2007, 12:50 PM
I will be in NY that Friday for a meeting. I am not sure if my flights are booked for Friday evening or Saturday. If I can I will definitely make it!:)

Wonderful - if you can make it - we will see u here :)

chanduv23
10-03-2007, 02:27 PM
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chanduv23
10-03-2007, 04:08 PM
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chanduv23
10-03-2007, 05:41 PM
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chanduv23
10-04-2007, 12:28 AM
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chanduv23
10-04-2007, 01:13 PM
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chanduv23
10-04-2007, 04:14 PM
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chanduv23
10-04-2007, 05:53 PM
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bestofall
10-04-2007, 06:04 PM
Your Commitment is Amazing !
I hope people from NJ/NY members will join me to support you


Thanks !

chanduv23
10-04-2007, 06:07 PM
Your Commitment is Amazing !
I hope people from NJ/NY members will join me to support you


Thanks !

Yes, things have improved now in the chapter - we have extremely dedicated members - and we are all buddies - there is a new energy in this chapter.

The Tri State area has a huge potential and we must tap it.

Thanks for your support. Please help me bump this thread :)

If 50+ people make it to Maya - we will ask the manager to give 3 for 1 happy hour :)

chanduv23
10-04-2007, 08:20 PM
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gc_bulgaria
10-04-2007, 09:12 PM
Yes, things have improved now in the chapter - we have extremely dedicated members - and we are all buddies - there is a new energy in this chapter.

The Tri State area has a huge potential and we must tap it.

Thanks for your support. Please help me bump this thread :)

If 50+ people make it to Maya - we will ask the manager to give 3 for 1 happy hour :)

Now I am definitely in! :D Haven't still heard back from the travel coordinator but requested the flight to be moved to Saturday. So you will have representation from Louisiana!

chanduv23
10-04-2007, 11:21 PM
Now I am definitely in! :D Haven't still heard back from the travel coordinator but requested the flight to be moved to Saturday. So you will have representation from Louisiana!

Most welcome :) see u there

paskal
10-05-2007, 12:11 AM
i hear there will be a special dance performance by the chapter leader...not worth missing :D

chanduv23
10-05-2007, 07:26 AM
i hear there will be a special dance performance by the chapter leader...not worth missing :D

You mean - leader of all the chapters? :D:D:D

Well - I heard that if there are more than 50 people - the manager arranges for belly dancers - more added incentive - check out the pics on the site

So, yes - make up your mind right now - don't miss this opportunity

chanduv23
10-05-2007, 11:33 AM
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chanduv23
10-05-2007, 12:52 PM
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laborchic
10-05-2007, 03:26 PM
Guys .. Guys.. Guys....


Check out other threads on IV.. Our efforts will definitely show some good results..


We have to make this event succesful..


Join up .. Take the poll..

mpadapa
10-05-2007, 03:36 PM
come on folks. This is a great way to meet with fellow IV-ers.
There is lot of activity happening as a result on the rally, U might be fortunate to hear about them during the meet:D

sammyb
10-05-2007, 04:56 PM
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couldn't attend this time ...

laborchic
10-05-2007, 05:29 PM
You dont need to take a cab to come over to the place..


Beleive me friend .. Its a nice walk from Time to Maya Lounge... Probably 15 minutes..

Just go to google maps and you will be fine..

mpadapa
10-05-2007, 05:39 PM
The person was checking his option for the return journey (after the happy hr)
Its always good to have a designated driver:D
You dont need to take a cab to come over to the place..


Beleive me friend .. Its a nice walk from Time to Maya Lounge... Probably 15 minutes..

Just go to google maps and you will be fine..

laborchic
10-05-2007, 06:19 PM
Absolutely agree to that..

Especially when you have FREE drinks and chapter leader dance :eek:

chanduv23
10-05-2007, 06:55 PM
I am a "she" by the way and perfectly capable of walking back after 1 paid for and 2 free drinks:cool:

Do they have good food too?

Heard snacks are good - good enough for the sides when you do your 1 to 3 drinks - well get an alcohol meter with u, just to make sure u r doing fine.

laborchic - is doing a chic dance for all of us

singhsa3
10-05-2007, 06:56 PM
Just make sure you don't get yourself booked under DUI...
Heard snacks are good - good enough for the sides when you do your 1 to 3 drinks - well get an alcohol meter with u, just to make sure u r doing fine.

laborchic - is doing a chic dance for all of us

mpadapa
10-07-2007, 11:00 AM
This meet is a great way to meet with fellow IV-ersin the tri-state area. Hope everyone who are in the vicinity of maya's lounge can make it. It sure is going to be fun and a great way to make new friends with similar issues (GC).

mpadapa
10-07-2007, 03:54 PM
bump

ps57002
10-07-2007, 06:27 PM
bump

chanduv23
10-07-2007, 07:21 PM
Just make sure you don't get yourself booked under DUI...

Unless they book u for riding MTA :)

chanduv23
10-07-2007, 07:26 PM
couldn't attend this time ...

No problem :) hope to see u next time :) Take care of ur baby

h1bmajdoor
10-07-2007, 08:15 PM
will be there.

ps57002
10-07-2007, 09:00 PM
will be there.

Do update the poll if planning on attending :)

mpadapa
10-08-2007, 10:40 AM
Come on tri-state folks, this is a great way to meet with people who have same problems (GC issues). If U are new to GC process, then U can get expert advice.

What are U waiting for...

chanduv23
10-08-2007, 02:46 PM
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gc_bulgaria
10-08-2007, 02:48 PM
:mad:

chanduv23
10-08-2007, 03:41 PM
:mad:

:( - hope it gets reconfirmed

chanduv23
10-08-2007, 04:49 PM
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chanduv23
10-08-2007, 05:26 PM
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mpadapa
10-08-2007, 05:42 PM
Come on tri-state folks.

This get together is a great way to start U'r weekend :D

chanduv23
10-08-2007, 08:36 PM
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mpadapa
10-08-2007, 10:18 PM
time for a bump

chanduv23
10-09-2007, 06:47 AM
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chanduv23
10-09-2007, 11:28 AM
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chanduv23
10-09-2007, 12:34 PM
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mpadapa
10-09-2007, 01:35 PM
Looks like ppl require additional incentives (like free drinks) to attend this event.

chanduv23
10-09-2007, 01:53 PM
Looks like ppl require additional incentives (like free drinks) to attend this event.

Did I not tell : Belly dancing is available? I don't understand how people can miss the exotic dancers

laborchic
10-09-2007, 02:41 PM
So mpdapa can we expect you on Friday ?

mpadapa
10-09-2007, 02:57 PM
count me in.. I might be slightly late..
I'll try to sneak out of office early:D

So mpdapa can we expect you on Friday ?

chanduv23
10-09-2007, 03:09 PM
All the "I will try to make it" will be there. People like to play it safe always, thats why they choose that option.

chanduv23
10-09-2007, 04:23 PM
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chanduv23
10-09-2007, 05:21 PM
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chanduv23
10-09-2007, 05:58 PM
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chanduv23
10-09-2007, 06:34 PM
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chanduv23
10-09-2007, 07:05 PM
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chanduv23
10-09-2007, 09:05 PM
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mpadapa
10-09-2007, 10:24 PM
Hope there are at least 50 people for the meet:D

chanduv23
10-10-2007, 06:52 AM
Hope there are at least 50 people for the meet:D

More I guess :)

laborchic
10-10-2007, 10:59 AM
I wish the same.. Keeping my fingers crossed..

:confused:

chanduv23
10-10-2007, 12:32 PM
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chanduv23
10-10-2007, 01:54 PM
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mpadapa
10-10-2007, 03:01 PM
I assumed there are more than 35 ppl in tri-state area:D

Even though if U don't want to attend this event, just participate in the poll. Based on the poll results organizers can plan the next events accordingly..

chanduv23
10-10-2007, 04:03 PM
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EkAurAaya
10-10-2007, 04:06 PM
My folks are here visiting... so it will be difficult for me to attend... but i will try

chanduv23
10-10-2007, 04:09 PM
My folks are here visiting... so it will be difficult for me to attend... but i will try

Bring them along :D:D:D:D

EkAurAaya
10-10-2007, 04:16 PM
Bring them along :D:D:D:D

Only if you bring yours along... :D

chanduv23
10-10-2007, 06:30 PM
Only if you bring yours along... :D

If my parents start now, they go to consulate for high emergency appointment tomorrow get stamp and Start tomorrow night, they will land just in time and I will bring them from the airport, once the get together is over, I will send them back. is that OK? so they will come :D:D:D:D:D

EkAurAaya
10-10-2007, 06:37 PM
If my parents start now, they go to consulate for high emergency appointment tomorrow get stamp and Start tomorrow night, they will land just in time and I will bring them from the airport, once the get together is over, I will send them back. is that OK? so they will come :D:D:D:D:D

Sounds like a plan... pick up the phone and call them right away, you have committed to some serious dead lines over here :D

BTW Slate ( 54 W 21st St) is also a good place to hang out... they pool tables/ping pong good music too

chanduv23
10-10-2007, 08:36 PM
Sounds like a plan... pick up the phone and call them right away, you have committed to some serious dead lines over here :D

BTW Slate ( 54 W 21st St) is also a good place to hang out... they pool tables/ping pong good music too

I wish they had blackjack and slot machines too - not a problem i will take them to Mohegan Sun or Trumph Taj before they baord their flight :D:D:D

chanduv23
10-10-2007, 10:11 PM
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chanduv23
10-11-2007, 07:28 AM
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mpadapa
10-11-2007, 10:32 AM
iviviv

chanduv23
10-11-2007, 10:44 AM
So many "I will try and keep you posted". So what is the story here? R u all making it or not?

mpadapa
10-11-2007, 11:56 AM
count me in. "Will try" -> Yes
8+1= 9 (yes)

come on folks join in

chanduv23
10-11-2007, 01:34 PM
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chanduv23
10-11-2007, 02:35 PM
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chanduv23
10-11-2007, 04:49 PM
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chanduv23
10-11-2007, 05:23 PM
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siravi
10-11-2007, 08:15 PM
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mpadapa
10-11-2007, 08:19 PM
How long does it take for ppl to make up their mind on a casual get together??

Come on folks participate in this poll and drop in for the meet. If I can make it to the meet by commuting for almost 2 hrs (one way) what is stopping folks who are working few subways stops away from penn st or GCT :confused:

chanduv23
10-12-2007, 07:46 AM
How long does it take for ppl to make up their mind on a casual get together??

Come on folks participate in this poll and drop in for the meet. If I can make it to the meet by commuting for almost 2 hrs (one way) what is stopping folks who are working few subways stops away from penn st or GCT :confused:


Looks like people are forcing themselves to resist. Everyone sees advantage in IVs activities, but actually are far from deciding that they must get active.

The more you resist, the more USCIS will resist. When you cannot care about yourselves, how can you think the lawmakers and USCIS care about u

chanduv23
10-12-2007, 10:53 AM
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mpadapa
10-12-2007, 12:02 PM
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chanduv23
10-12-2007, 01:06 PM
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mpadapa
10-12-2007, 02:35 PM
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laborchic
10-12-2007, 02:43 PM
If you see a guy wearing a black suit and a pink tie in the party today than thats NOT me...


he he he .. I am getting in party mood already..

singhsa3
10-12-2007, 05:46 PM
Are we meeting today?

siravi
10-12-2007, 05:53 PM
Are we meeting today?

are you joining us?!

sammyb
10-12-2007, 05:56 PM
are you joining us?!

won't be able to join today ... lets update the thread about how it goes ...

singhsa3
10-12-2007, 06:09 PM
yes
are you joining us?!

siravi
10-12-2007, 06:27 PM
yes

see you then.

chanduv23
10-13-2007, 09:13 AM
We had around 17 highly charged up and dedicated IV members who definiitely want to do "something".

There was a diverse crowd this time. We had F1 students, who are now beginning to understand the gravity of this issue. One student is a student in Journalism and is currently doing project in legal immigration.

One physician came all the way from Connecticut and his wife another physician doing residency came all the way from Long Island and our dedicated leader mpadapa came all the way from Poughkeepsie.

Me and another family came from Queens. Some were from Manhattan.

Almost everyone else resided in New Jersey.

'laborchic' was the man behind this meet and greet and his enthu never went down, he always stood up and adressed the gathering. He stressed on the importance of Unity, which the community lacks.

mapdapa discussed about local law maker meetings. He has been managing and scheduling local lawmaker meetings. Almost everyone instantly offered to meet their lawmakers - but definitely with training and some direction and efficient management.

Me, mpadapa, singhsa3, siravi and laborchic were explaining to folks the importance of IV, our goals, plans etc...

One of them was a "Birthday Boy". He accompanied his sister and brother in law whose IV handle "sweet23guyin"

We had ndbhatt, healing_wong, dressking, supermann, frankiesaysrelax, devillion696 who also actively participated.

In addition, logiclife's email newsletter got us a few more people and I do not have their IV handles, they are Badri, Tejesh, Alpesh, Sailesh.

One guy (Alpesh) was a part of San Jose rally and was an active member in the CA chapter and recently moved to NYC.

Maya is a beautiful place for a evening drink and a snack and discuss things - only drawback was that they played music that was loud, and we had to ask them to reduce the volume. The snacks were very good.

Based on the feedback over past few days and also based on some feedback about local meetings in general
Everyone wants to have a Saturday afternoon meeting in New Jersey.
The meeting must be in a conference hall or a banquet hall and have parking facilities.
One or two core members must be present
Training for law maker meets must drive the entire session with other stuff also being discussed in between.
Educating people about IVs goals and the hard work IV does in the background is a must in every chapter meeting.

We all decided that we will be active from now on, if we were not active earlier. We will build a strong State chapter.

Those who were in the "meet and Greet" yesterday - please post your experience - we all took turns and spoke and shared ideas - do please post your experience and your views.

frankiesaysrelax
10-13-2007, 10:53 AM
I was glad I made it even if I was late. The local chapter is no more nebulous entity in my mind. Good to see you all.

PS: My only gripe: laborchic turned out to far from a "chic". What a letdown ;-)

chanduv23
10-13-2007, 10:59 AM
I was glad I made it even if I was late. The local chapter is no more nebulous entity in my mind. Good to see you all.

PS: My only gripe: laborchic turned out to far from a "chic". What a letdown ;-)

Well - now I understand why you were there :)

siravi
10-13-2007, 11:12 AM
I was glad I made it even if I was late. The local chapter is no more nebulous entity in my mind. Good to see you all.

PS: My only gripe: laborchic turned out to far from a "chic". What a letdown ;-)

Well - now I understand why you were there :)

Helllooooo!
Jokes aside, I agree, it was a good meet.
As I said earlier, it was encouraging to see interested, motivated folks join the party. I enjoyed meeting with all, and was good to have some honest exchange about IV related questions, clarification of its goals, etc. Nice!
Glad you joined the fun, frankie. Hey, labochic! that was some speech--do you have a copy? :D

chanduv23
10-13-2007, 11:33 AM
We should have video taped 'laborchic' inspiring speech and post it on youtube :)

dressking
10-13-2007, 11:47 AM
The party was mostly good. I only regret that sometimes, I could not hear what people on the other side of the table were talking about. The room was too dark and not quiet enough. It might have been better if we had a round table.

The most important thing is that we need to come up with an action plan after the meeting. We were not just having fun. We had some serious discussions on various issues.

mpadapa
10-13-2007, 12:21 PM
It was a great meeting. I was blown over by the enthusiasm of the folks. It was intended to be a casual get together, but beyond a point it became more serious:D We did have action items and we will communicate it through emails, we cannot post such things on public forum. We are working on the next event planning once we finalize the place and time we will get in touch with U.

Yeah there were few glitches we can rectify it in future.

laborchic, thanks for taking the lead and organizing this event. U'r IV handle certainly helped to pull some additional members to the meet:D:D

The party was mostly good. I only regret that sometimes, I could not hear what people on the other side of the table were talking about. The room was too dark and not quiet enough. It might have been better if we had a round table.

The most important thing is that we need to come up with an action plan after the meeting. We were not just having fun. We had some serious discussions on various issues.

sweet23guyin
10-13-2007, 02:56 PM
I know I am not going to get my GC righ away by attending rallies/meetings and activity's. But there should be an efforts from every one to raise their hand and contribute for the cause. Appreciate the core members and state chapter leaders for your vision and work.

At the same note,I regret for not being at DC after meeting some of the members yesterday.

Before, I have little/no idea of how to approach lawmakers (my idea of meeting lawmakers was like meeting politicians in INDIA, Zindhabad...Zindhabad type), glad i do now :rolleyes:!

Main concern/talk was about not many people turning up with 3000 IV members in the tristate, I strongly believe we can do much better in the number department for the next meeting. Again, not just numbers but with some motivation to take part in the events to come.

I did not like the leaders thanking the members just because they turned up! It should always the other way around, members should thank the leaders for organizing such events. After all it is for ones own benefit, no one is doing a fa·vour to any one!

Come on folks, join ur state chapters.

h1bmajdoor
10-13-2007, 05:21 PM
It was a great meeting. I was blown over by the enthusiasm of the folks. It was intended to be a casual get together, but beyond a point it became more serious:D We did have action items and we will communicate it through emails, we cannot post such things on public forum. We are working on the next event planning once we finalize the place and time we will get in touch with U.

can you hold these meetings on saturdays? weekdays are impossible for me with a 1.5 hr commute (common with most tri-state folks).

informal get togethers can be held at the flushing hindu center on sunday evening, at least for those who are hindus living in queens. (the majority here, i guess)

chanduv23
10-13-2007, 05:26 PM
can you hold these meetings on saturdays? weekdays are impossible for me with a 1.5 hr commute (common with most tri-state folks).

informal get togethers can be held at the flushing hindu center on sunday evening, at least for those who are hindus living in queens. (the majority here, i guess)

The idea was to make it easy for majority folks who work in Manhattan and surrounding areas. We were also concerned that the tri state folks travel long distances and work long hours during weekdays will need the weekends for themselves and a Friday night after work must be the best time.

But, yes, based on majority of the folks's response, we plan to do one more on a Saturday, but not in Flushing, location will be decided soon.

h1bmajdoor
10-13-2007, 07:42 PM
The idea was to make it easy for majority folks who work in Manhattan and surrounding areas. We were also concerned that the tri state folks travel long distances and work long hours during weekdays will need the weekends for themselves and a Friday night after work must be the best time.

But, yes, based on majority of the folks's response, we plan to do one more on a Saturday, but not in Flushing, location will be decided soon.

ok. i live in queens and work in CT. manhattan on weekdays does not fly for me. if anyone wants to meet in the hindu center on holly av. on sunday evenings please let me know.

if nothing else, maybe prayer will work.

"ab dawa nahin dua ki zaroorat hai".:rolleyes:

ps57002
10-13-2007, 09:13 PM
Meeting at hindu center in flushing on Sun evenings would not work so well due to the prayers being held during Sun evenings at the temple. I think we should poll people on when it's most conveninent for them to meet and go from there...

and yes prayers do help too but as they say "god helps those who help themselves...so both prayers and actions are needed :)

chanduv23
10-14-2007, 07:17 AM
ok. i live in queens and work in CT. manhattan on weekdays does not fly for me. if anyone wants to meet in the hindu center on holly av. on sunday evenings please let me know.

if nothing else, maybe prayer will work.

"ab dawa nahin dua ki zaroorat hai".:rolleyes:

WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY

People came all the way from CT and Long Island and Poughkeepise. We are working hard to gather people in various areas, you can see how people are dedicated and committed.

An entire family came from Hillside avenue and I dropped them in the night.

We will be doing more meetings in various places making sure there is enough majority and things workout

PLEASE FORGIVE US FOR YOUR INABILITY TO ATTEND.

You are most welcome to arrange for a meeting at the flushing temple. I will join as I live closeby, so will a lot of people. Let me know if you want to volunteer and I will help support.

IV is you and me and people like us, so if you plan to do something in Flushing, let me know, even if we get 20 people in Queens it is a good start.

Let me know. Thanks

laborchic
10-15-2007, 11:33 AM
I know I am not going to get my GC righ away by attending rallies/meetings and activity's. But there should be an efforts from every one to raise their hand and contribute for the cause. Appreciate the core members and state chapter leaders for your vision and work.

At the same note,I regret for not being at DC after meeting some of the members yesterday.

Before, I have little/no idea of how to approach lawmakers (my idea of meeting lawmakers was like meeting politicians in INDIA, Zindhabad...Zindhabad type), glad i do now :rolleyes:!

Main concern/talk was about not many people turning up with 3000 IV members in the tristate, I strongly believe we can do much better in the number department for the next meeting. Again, not just numbers but with some motivation to take part in the events to come.

I did not like the leaders thanking the members just because they turned up! It should always the other way around, members should thank the leaders for organizing such events. After all it is for ones own benefit, no one is doing a fa·vour to any one!

Come on folks, join ur state chapters.


Good to hear from you sweet23guyin... seems you guys had a ball after I left.. ;-)

chanduv23
10-15-2007, 12:10 PM
Good to hear from you sweet23guyin... seems you guys had a ball after I left.. ;-)

Well - his Brother in law silently announced that it was his brithday after you all left :) and they treated me with a nice dinner :)

laborchic
10-15-2007, 01:07 PM
Oh no wonder this guy was sitting quite.. Probably he was waiting for everyone to leave... :D:D

Oh I forgot to mention.. I reached home at 11 and found several envelopes laying on the floor at my doorsteps..


I received my receipts, FP notice and EAD all at same time.. YAHHHHHOOOOOOOO


USCIS found out that I attended IV Social Event and sent me my EAD ;)..

chanduv23
10-15-2007, 01:28 PM
Oh no wonder this guy was sitting quite.. Probably he was waiting for everyone to leave... :D:D

Oh I forgot to mention.. I reached home at 11 and found several envelopes laying on the floor at my doorsteps..


I received my receipts, FP notice and EAD all at same time.. YAHHHHHOOOOOOOO


USCIS found out that I attended IV Social Event and sent me my EAD ;)..


Your journey towards victory starts from here. Congrats for all those documents