APPNA Strategy Meeting 2019
January 25-27, 2019
I want to express my sincere appreciation to those who have traveled from all across the USA to attend the Strategic Meeting in spite of the recent severe weather conditions.
The meeting was held at the Double Tree Hilton Oakbrook, IL from January 25th until the 27th.
This meeting was a huge success and had more attendees than any other past meeting. The number of rooms sold was more than double our previous numbers.
The Host Committee worked hard for 2-3 months to hold a memorable meeting that would be enjoyed by all guests.
We held the first ever women empowerment session, another major achievement. Dr. Naheed Usmani, Dr. Lubna Naeem, Dr. Humera Qamar, Dr. Atiya Khan, Dr. Rabia Awan and Dr. Amera Rahman were the key members in planning and conducting this session. The president also gave a brief speech.
Friday night's banquet was a colorful event with the theme of "Awadh Night." People were dressed in Nawabi attire. Music was provided by Kamran Hassan, son of Mehdi Hassan, who entertained people with beautiful Ghazals and songs.
Local Chapter of APPNA IL, named PPS, IL held their general body meeting on Friday--prior to music and dinner....