Metro New York chapter held a members general meeting on March 29, 2011 to kick off its 2011 activities. Diana Solash, the President of the Metro New York chapter, kicked off the meeting by highlighting the chapter's upcoming calendar of events and new initiatives for 2011 and welcoming new board members and officers. The upstairs room in TG Whitney's was packed with professionals and students and was filled with energy. Members were seemingly thrilled about the many exciting future events and initiatives in 2011. Many expressed their interests in supporting and participating in these activities. There was plenty of eating, drinking and networking in the room. The night was capped off with a speed networking event where members were asked to network with new faces that he or she has not met before that evening.