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​​​​​​​RomAmPro picnic photos and follow-up

Dear Friends,

The Romanian-American Professional Network would like to thank everyone who attended the Annual RomAmPro Picnic on August 5th, 2018 in Ridgewood, NJ.

Over 100 Romanian-American professionals from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut came and enjoyed Romanian appetizers, mici, carnati, salam de biscuiti, prajitura cu visine, and joined in the traditional Romanian hora dance.

Both kids and adults took part in the games and activities—including volleyball, badminton, face painting, and science experiments from the Mad Science of NENJ booth. Our sponsors were a hit and the tombola winners were very excited!

All regions of Romania were represented, from Sarmisegetuza, Sibiu, Timisoara, Oradea, Cluj, Craiova, Iasi, Brasov to Bucharest—and numerous industries, such as financial services, technology, Blockchain, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, logistics, professional services, recruitment, just to mention a few. It was a great opportunity to share ideas, develop new friendships with like-minded people and contribute to a growing network of Romanian-American professionals. We look forward to seeing the same level of engagement and excitement at the next RomAmPro event (Romania's Day and Christmas Party) in December.

Thank you to our supporters who offered gift certificates for our raffle/tombola:

  • Sorin Lungu, owner of Creatively Yours studios in Ridgewood & Tenafly, NJ (provided 4 gift certificates worth $259)

  • Marilena and Mihai Velicu, owners of Mediterraneo Restaurant in Ridgewood, NJ (provided 2 gift certificates as lunch for two, worth over $100 as well as logistic support)

  • Cecilia Coman and Dorian Neacsu, owners of Romanian restaurant Ryan's BBQ in Lyndhurst, NJ (provided the food and a gift certificate of $50)

  • Adelina Garabet, owner of Mad Science of NENJ (provided a $100 gift certificate for a camp at the Mad Science location or a birthday party along with a bag of fun Mad Science experiments)

  • Maria Moldovan, Independent Consultant at Arbonne (provided a gift basket with nutrition, skin care, and make-up)

  • Simona Vasile, Tax Director at PwC (offered a one hour tax consultation)

  • Bianca Garcia, Translator/ Interpreter at Rainbow Language Services (offered translation services).

A very special thanks to the organizing committee, Andrei Costache, Lou and Teo Lazar, Mariana Irimia, Horea Albu, Simona Vasile, Marian Dona, Corneliu Moldovan, Bogdan Bradu, Laura Farcas and Andrea Szasz. "Multumim din suflet".

We now invite you to view the wonderful pictures from the picnic by accessing this link. Thank you to Eric Matson and everyone who took these amazing pictures.

If you wish to get involved in future events please email us at and make sure you subscribe to the RomAmPro newsletter. If you wish to donate or support RomAmPro through AmazonSmile, just access the links on our website. You can also create a profile and participate in the forum online by clicking on "Join Us".

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

RomAmPro team

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