Message from Sri Prasad Sammeta, Chairman, APTA Advisory Council (AAC): Dear APTA Fraternity, As you all know, The American Progressive Telugu Association (APTA) did complete Ten full years (incorporated in 2008) in service of its membership community in the United States. As a symbolic celebration, it also conducted the First National Convention in 2018 at Baltimore, Maryland. This was one of well attended events with more than 4,000 members in the audience and scores of dignitaries from India. Now is time for all of us to review and understand how this organization metamorphosed and managed through the different phases of infancy, adolescence and finally to its young adulthood. In this process of evolution, APTA always stood rock strong and maneuvered many initial challenges. It is now recognized as the full pledged “Not for Profit organization” by Government of United States and qualified for TAX exemptions from different State and the Federal Governments. Over the years, APTA leadership teams worked very hard, incorporated own constitution and bylaws and formulated Short/Long term objectives in line with the wishes of its membership. With a strong 3300+ life memberships as well as 6,000+ members in the Email Distribution, scores of temporary Memberships and a hundred plus Patron and Grand Patron members, APTA racing faster towards assisting the Telugu community in US and back home in India Its continued efforts enabled the organization to extend the most regarded educational assistance to more than 3,000 students, organized up to date information on jobs and educational facilities, resolved many emergency situations for the member community, conducted marriage counseling and assisted the Community in many other aspects of day to day life. With the above on hand, APTA will be ever busy organizing its activities for many years to come. Those who can financially or intellectually support with the different tasks of APTA are welcome to join this cherished endeavor and serve the Telugu community in the United States and elsewhere in the world.
My Best wishes,