We have grown to a size of 652 members (as on 20th July 2008) in a span of less than 4 months. A big 'Thank You' to all the LinkedPune members on this achievement!
I keep on getting requests from our LinkedPune members to arrange a club meet or an informal gathering. I too feel that it is now time to come out of online networking and at least plan to meet in the real world. I would like to invite suggestions from all the members on their expectations and other inputs from such a meeting.
We can fix up some convenient restaurant or club in Pune, where we can gather at least once in a quarter. I can keep the venue and other meeting details posted on LinkedPune.com for the future meets.
It will be a self sponsored gathering. However, if there are members interested in sponsoring a particular meet, they are most welcome to contact me.
Agenda for first meeting will be to have a face to face introduction and also to decide on the future course of action for this group. I will arrange badges of LinkedPune.com so that people can identify each other. I am planning to have the inaugural meet tentatively on Friday August 22 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
Please drop me an email if you are interested in participating for the inaugural meet. Once I get a list of interested members, I will talk to few clubs or restaurants and arrange the first meet.
Thanks and Warm Regards,