About

About

The Network of South Asian Professionals, Washington DC Chapter (NetSAP DC) is a non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer-based 501(c)(3) organization committed to identifying and celebrating the diversity of South Asians in America by promoting professional development; encouraging community service activities; raising awareness of the South Asian culture; and providing forums for the discussion of important societal issues. As one of the largest local and national South Asian organizations, we represent over 6,000 individuals in the DC metro area with over 400 members.

Winners of “Best Officer Board” and “Best Board Officer” in 2008, “Best Community Service Event” and “Best Large Chapter” in 2009, “Best Political Event” in 2010, AND the Washington DC Mayor’s Award for Community Service in 2011!

Mission

The mission of NetSAP DC is to serve as the unequivocal voice for the South Asian Diaspora by developing and engaging a cohesive network of professionals to benefit the community.

We aim to be more than just a networking forum; to be the facilitating vehicle used by South Asian professionals to improve and enhance the communities in which we work and live. NetSAP DC lays the foundation for the best and brightest to forge cohesive relationships to work together for a lifetime. We are not just today’s professionals who are the backbone of NetSAP DC, but we are also simultaneously emerging to be tomorrow’s leaders in business, politics and civic life. We will continue to interact closely with many of the acquaintances we make through our experiences within the NetSAP DC organization.

NetSAP DC believes that creating a strong personal bond between our members will strengthen our community across North America, as well as our ties to each other. To that end, NetSAP DC’s focus continues into the areas of economic growth and security, cultural awareness and preservation, family needs, and promoting education and learning. As an organization, we continuously persevere to help and give back to our local communities by recruiting experts in areas such as health care, banking, education, finance and technology.

NetSAP DC believes that our members are undeniably our greatest resource. We strive ardently to work with everyone in our local communities to provide a single platform for progressive professionals to target the many opportunities and challenges that come our way.

Board

Poonam Bal
President
Sanjib Sarkar
Vice President
Roxana Muzzammel
Sponsorship Director
Anil Khanna
Treasurer
Salil Deshpande
Community Service Director
Shilpa Kamdar
National Liason
Myra Benjamin
Marketing Director
Gunita Singh
Professional Development Director
Nimrata Kochhar
Special Events Director
Vikas J.
Membership Director
Ravi Rajkumar
Athletic Director
Nazia Rahman
Historian
Benita Talati
Book Club Co-Chair
Shaoli Sarkar
Book Club Co-Chair

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Iftar Dinner coming up tomorrow, see you at John Marshall Park! ... See MoreSee Less

Iftar Dinner

June 21, 2017, 8:15pm - June 21, 2017, 11:15pm

Join NetSAP during Ramadan for Iftar dinner on Wednesday, June 21st at John Marshall Park! Iftar meals are had just after sunset to break the day's fast. Please invite friends and family to celebrate. Curious about what exactly Iftar is? Check out this link for more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iftar If you would like to participate in the pre-meal prayer, meet us at the John Marshall Park at 8:15pm. We will provide mats/blankets for prayers. Then join us at 8:30pm at Grand Trunk where we will provide dates and water to break the fast. Food will be available for purchase, we hope to see you there! Where: John Marshall Park Address: John Marshall Park, Pennsylvania Ave. NW between 4th and 5th, Washington, DC 20001; Grand Trunk, 641 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004 When: Wednesday, June 21, 8:15 PM (Grand Trunk, 8:30 PM) Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial - Penn Quarter Cost: No admission cost, but you are responsible for the cost of your food

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Wondering what a NetSAP membership could do for you? Tomorrow's June Dinner Circle is a perfect place to find out - this is a small gathering of NetSAP members and friends getting together over dinner to discuss various topics of interest! If you plan on attending, remember space is limited, so email netsapdcmembers@gmail.com now to reserve your spot! ... See MoreSee Less

June Dinner Circle!

June 20, 2017, 7:00pm - June 20, 2017, 10:00pm

You are cordially invited to NetSAP's June Dinner Circle at Othello! This month's topic will be an open discussion on the importance of professional development - come ready with questions and comments on why you think professional development is important, how to advance and grow leadership, the best way to present yourself in the job market, and all other relevant topics! As with our past dinner circles, we will be capping this event at 15 people - the purpose is to keep the gathering to a small and intimate circle of professionals and to encourage open forum discussion and the exchange of ideas. Dinner circle never disappoints, so if you would like to attend, RSVP as soon as possible to guarantee your spot - details below! Where: Othello Address: 1329 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20036 When: Tuesday, June 20, 7 PM Metro: Dupont Cost: FREE for members, $5 for nonmembers RSVP: netsapdcmembers@gmail.com

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