On the 18th of Feb '09 we reached Mumbai to organise the meet that was long awaited. The venue was decided a month before so we just had to make sure everything was in place and we went ahead to prepare the agenda as well as bring in a few more new ideas to ensure the meet turns out to be interesting .Deep in all our hearts we knew that how much ever we try but the success of the meet is all on the members. Still we did whatever we could do before the meet to make it happening.
In the morning just a few hours before the meet we called up the invited members to confirm their presence.We were glad to hear"We'll be there" but at the same time members who couldn't make it, we would be glad to see you next time.
Nervousness couldn't be escaped we all felt like we were going to face open fire in a battlefield as we received "besties" from our team, friends and family. I had to fire the first shot.
But before the meet started we personally met almost all the members present in there. The conversation we had with each and every member made us feel at ease and provided us the extra confidence to take the open fire …
The meet started with "Introduction of the Team of CAclubindia" followed by "Journey of CAclubindia". Then we went onto asking the introduction of the members present with us. This was an interesting session. We had members from the industry, Practicing CA's, students: the most wanted variety in an interactive session.
To increase interaction amongst the members we decided upon a game called the "Game of Intellect" which is very famous at CAclubindia Forum. None of the team was disqualified instead the members defined few very interesting terms on which we had quite a fruitful discussion too.
Then we requested three members to come forward and speak on a topic of their interest. We had Mr. Deepak who spoke on SAP, Mr. Arvind who spoke on Equity Research and Ms.Renu who spoke on e-filing. The speakers went onto clarify each queries that came in from the members.
We had an open session to discuss about CAclubindia, its future plans and what the members would love to see next on their Forum.
This Mumbai Meet'09 also paved way to the Mumbai Chapter. Mr. Prakash Somani was given the CAclubindia logo badge to officially begin the Mumbai Chapter. Worth mentioning here is the feedbacks and ideas shared by Prakash, Bhavir, Krunal, Ankita, Mr.Rajesh, Mr. Arvind and Mr.Deepak.
To feel what we felt and to enjoy the moments missed, have a look at these pics...