77 at the AREA AGM Bezzwada Galatta 2.0
Area AGM, a time to celebrate and look back on the year gone by at Area 9. It was a very important and a milestone AGM for us at 77 as our very own Tr . Sandeep Chowdhary was all set to take over the highest post at the area as the Area Chairman. History was made that day as he was yet another area chairman from 77. A proud moment for the 77 family. Also, Tr. Umesh Padia took over as Area fellowship convenor and Tr. Ramayya took over as Area Projects convenor. …and Tr. Sandeep Reddy took over as the go green convenor; Major milestones for 77.
It all started on Friday night 2nd September 2016, a big contingent of us 77ers and 41ers travelled for the AREA AGM to Vijaywada to show our support and encouragement .
When we got on the train and settled down, we were in no mood to sleep immediately so we chatted on the train and pulled each other’s legs. We made so much noise on the train that the other passengers told us to quiet down. We told them that we will try to keep it down but we are trying our best to be well behaved and that they were lucky that we had not started singing yet (haha). We spent time chatting for a very long time. It happened to be Tr. Rohit’s wife Vamika’s birthday so we had a cake cutting for her on the train. We continued chatting until late and then it was time for all of us to call it a night. However, there were still some of our tablers and Sq.Legs who were awake in other bogies and they continued the night by singing the night away till 5 AM.
The next morning, we reached Vijaywada at around 7 AM. Tablers from VRT 68 had come to receive us. We got into our respective cars and headed for the venue which was Hailand Resort, a beautiful property on the outskirts in between Vijaywada and Guntur. It also had a nice theme park and water park.
When we reached the hotel, we were greeted with a grand welcome with a dhol playing. We checked into the hotel and then went for breakfast. After breakfast, some of the ladies and twinklers headed straight for the water park. They had a great time being inside the pool while some of us others got ready for the morning AGM sessions and the rest of the ladies just wanted to relax. Some of us went to the spa for a nice massage.
By the time the AGM sessions started it was 12 noon. The theme for the AGM was Bezzawada Galatta 2.0 and boy they did create a lot of a Galata!!!! Some of the major highlights of the morning session was the sergeants act where the theme for the act was a radio show where the sergeants would pick tablers to dedicate songs to each other. The tablers would request a song but since it was supposed to be a new radio channel, a song would be played that was almost close to the dedicated song, It was a typical radio show where RJs would talk about latest news in tabling in typical radio jockey style. It was very entertaining.
It was raining awards for 77. During the morning session, we received awards for:
Star Treasurer recognition award
COM for IRO
COM for Extension
COM for HRD
Award for Publicity
Award for Projects
COM for Community service
COM for Twinklers.
These were the awards that we had won in the morning session. There were still more to come for the chairman’s banquet in the evening.
After the morning session, we stayed back in the hall to chat and pose for pictures. We wound up by 4PM. Some went back to rest while others were just killing time till evening.
For the Chairman’s banquet we dressed in our best and were ready to witness history. The evening began with introduction of the present Area head table members along with their better halves and also the dignitaries from the National Board. Tr. Sandeep entered the hall along with all the ladies of 77 (haha) After the introductions it was time to give away the main awards of the evening, we received the following awards :
COM for fellowship
Award for best Chairman
Award for Balanced activity
Award for convention.
6 awards and 6 COM’s an achievement we can all be proud of!!!
After the presentation of awards, it was time for Chairman Vinay to give his outgoing speech. He thanked all the tablers for their support and for congratulated area 9 for the outstanding work done throughout the year and then came the moment we were all waiting for as Tr. Vinay invested the Area chairman’s jewel on the new chairman, our very own Tr. Sandeep Chowdhary. It was a proud moment for all of us. Area Chairman, Tr. Sandeep gave his incoming address and urged everyone to continue the good work being done this year also. He also encouraged 41ers children to join the wonderful movement of tabling. After his welcome address, he announced his team and spoke a few words, During the banquet, awards from the friendship day competition organized by the fellowship team were given away .
Sq. Leg Raghu was awarded for his “Yeh haat mujhe dede Thakur” caption.
After the chairman’s banquet, the informal night began with performances from the host table VRT 68 which was appreciated by everyone. They made a lot of Galatta here too. After that the DJ took over for the night and we partied till the wee hours of the morning. Some of us had a flight to catch back home while others who were on the area board attended the AEX and came back by evening.
All in all, an AGM to remember forever….
Tr. Shashank Dutt Kancharla,
Vizag RT 77