Congratulations everyone on a very successful AKUAANA Reunion in Washington, DC. We hosted the largest gathering ever, with 190 tickets sold. There were 117 alumni at dinner, with the classes of 1989, 1994 and 2004 celebrating their class milestones. We are now the 4th largest component society at APPNA and the fastest growing.
Dale Shaw, Immediate Past President of the Duke Medical School Alumni Association, was our guest speaker. We had a surprise faculty visitor in the form of Dr. Nasir Ahmed, one of the founding surgeons at AKU.
Our biggest accomplishment of the night was successfully ratifying the new constitution. We also surveyed the group about the direction they wanted their association to head in and the top three choices were:
- Philanthropy for healthcare projects in Pakistan/Medical School
- Philanthropy for education related projects in Pakistan
- Development of programs in Pakistan that can engage our offspring, such as exchange programs, volunteering opportunities
After a lively dinner, we sang and danced the night away with Shazia Mansoor and Kumar Sanu. The banquet was very well attended the next evening, where Shreya Goshal entertained us and dancing was strictly not optional. Please visit our Facebook Page to view pictures from the reunion, tag yourselves and like the page as well.
The next reunion will be held on August 14th at the Gaylord Resort in Orlando. Elections will be held that year, so consider running for office as President, Secretary and Treasurer. The classes of 1990, 1995 and 2005 will be celebrating their respective milestones.
We look forward to seeing you there, and remember to buy tickets and book hotel reservations as soon as they become available.
Thank you again!
Our best regards,
Faisal Qureshi, President
Atif Shafqat, Secretary
Shazia Hussain, Treasurer