We are excited to inform you that we have celebrated 40th anniversary TANA in the city of Milwaukee during the week of September 19, 2016 with various events that were part of the celebratory week.
Back Pack Drive: ( September 19th) We selected Sherman Arts School in Sherman Park in Down town Milwaukee. This is an inner city elementary school that serves the educational needs of low socio economic Afro American children. We are able to collaborate with Milwaukee Public School district ( largest school district in Milwaukee). This event attracted lot of attention with postings on MPS web site, inclusion in the parents newsletter as well brief TV broad cast. The MPS and the school authorities are appreciative of TANA efforts.
Here is the link http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/en/home.htm#
Sai Karthik and the Padutha Theeyaga singers live Orchestra: ( September 23rd): In collaboration with Telugu Association of Greater Milwaukee, this event was hosted and was a grand success with more than 200 attendees. Dr. Jampala Chowdary, President of TANA, was the chief Guest and Rajani Alkurati, TANA Woman Services Coordinator, was the special guest.
In addition to the musical performance, Dr. Chowdary Jampala was able to address the Telugus in Milwaukee and highlight TANA activities over a period of 20 minutes speech which was well received
5k Walk and Run : ( September 24th AM ): TANA foundation 5k walk and run was organized on the following day. This was arranged at a short notice and was a great success. A total of 92 members participated in the run and 150 members attended the event
Vana Bhojanam: ( September 24th) : Grand finale of these events was vana bhojanam after the walk run where members were served delicious telugu bhojanam on banana leaves. This novel idea was widely appreciated by all the members of Telugu Community.
Dr. Hari Prasad Bandla, Regional Coordinator for TANA North-Central Region, and his team of TANA volunteers were successful in bringing TANA organization and its activities to the city of Milwaukee for the first time and create a buzz and impact in the community. Invitations were sent to all the life members of TANA in Wisconsin.
Dr. Hari Prasad Bandla organized all these events and he thanked Dr. Jampala Chowdary, Sreenivasa Gogineni, Ravi Potluri, Murali Vennam and Rajani Akurati for providing all their support. He also extended thanks to Ravi Nadendla and other volunteers, who have contributed their valuable time for these events.