Our 1st Group Meet happened on 24th July2016 at a beautiful venue, 10 Downing Street on Dhole Patil Road, Pune. We were provided a separate hall for our meet. It was plush and cozy! It made us instantly comfortable.
Photo credits : Manasi Chivate.
She was the official photographer of the meet.
We were welcomed by a refreshing mocktail of virgin mojito.
Soon after, the yummy Starters started making a round . After our tummys were comfortable, we moved on to the introductions.
We had a good introduction session at the beginning. It was surprising to see a plethora of different businesses. Its a proof that if you put your heart to it, you can make your business work!
We had a group that dealt in goods from art and craft to clothes to customised merchandise to amazing services like tarot reading, Brain Mapping and Doctors. It was an interesting mix.
The introductions were followed by a very insightful and entertaining demonstration of Tarot Cards by Nandini Hate-Mane. Everyone was thrilled to know the applications of Tarot reading and how it can be used for soul healing. It ended with a beautiful form of meditation! She also gave free vouchers to the members of Puneri Thaska for 3 questions!
Everyone had something to take back from this talk!
We had plenty of time to talk and know each other. Since the number of attendees was limited, we could Remember each one by their name and work by the end of the meet.
We had members showing each other products and shopping as well!
This was followed by lunch. Again we had a dedicated separate place for lunch. Needless to say we were as impressed with the food as we were with the service and ambience of 10 Downing Street. After being stuffed ,we moved to the next agenda of our meet. Having more interaction and fun!
As we settled into our cozy settings of the hall, we had a lucky draw of the members.
*The grand prize was won by Sudeshna Bhattacharya. She was presented a voucher for 1 free consultation & one reading from Deepti Joshi and her enterprise Brain Matters
*Other Lucky Draw prizes were won by Bela kodnaney . She won 1 voucher for a free Dental Spa from Dentospect Dental Clinic, Kothrud.
We then stepped out in the beautiful setting of our venue alongside a river. Here we clicked some group photographs to carry home the memory of a memorable meet. Our photoshoot was seasoned well with some entertaining photo booth props.
Not just the adults ,even the kids were having a blast!
Just before we dispersed we handed over our goody bags to our members.
The goody bags and the contents were all made from scratch by our very own members. Talk about Team effort Puneri Thaska!
Beautiful bags were made by our youngest member, Abha Verma.
Puneri Thaska believes your service is your best advertisement. So All the contents were sponsored by our attendees. The contents of the bags were as follows:-
1) Rum balls by Deepali Shelke (professional Baker)
2) Muffins by Shruti Saraf (Professional Baker)
3) 1 pair of earrings by Chinmayee.
4) pamphlets, coupons and a toothpaste by Dentospect Dental Clinic ,Kothrud
All this made our goody bags every bit worthwhile.
We were pretty sure that we had earned some new friends.
Don’t miss out 2nd meet on 15 th October 2016.