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KEC 2015

Introduction

President : Sudhakara Saraswathipura

Native place: Saraswatipura, Chikmagaluru
Email Id: ssaraswatipura@yahoo.com
Year of arrival: 2000
Current Location: McLean, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteering Kaveri for a few years
* Served on Kannada Sanga of Arizona(KSA) board for two years before moving to Virginia
* KEC 2014: Treasurer
* KEC 2013: Joint Treasurer

Family details:
* Spouse Chaitra and Son Akshay

Hobbies:
* Travel, Volunteering for the good cause/community, interesting in construction activities & Music

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* Bring more people to Kaveri events, get children involved in Kaveri activities including cultural activities, and make each event fun filled and enjoyable


Vice President : Sudhir Sharma

Native place: Udupi, Karnataka
Email Id: 564975@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2010
Current Location: Herndon, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Part of Kaveri from 2012
* KEC 2014: Executive Committee member

Family details:
* Spouse:Aruna; Children:Ananya & Manasvi

Hobbies:
* Photography, Travel, Cricket, Fiction books

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* Kaveri Membership, Publicity, Food and Overall Management


Secretary: Sreenidhie Eshwariah

Native place: Bangalore,KA
Email Id: shreenidhie@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2007
Current Location: Annandale VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* KEC 2014: Executive Committee member
* 2008 - DJ, Audio Setup

Family details:
* Seema Shreenidhi (Wife),Vrushab (Son)

Hobbies:
* DJ

Activities in other organizations:
* ISKON, Gurudhavar

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* Meeting Coordinator, Audio/Video Management, Food


Joint Secretary: Sreeni Thimmaiah

Native place: Bangalore, Karnataka
Email Id: srininma@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2001
Current Location: Herndon, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Active member since 2008.Involved in various types of events held in Kaveri Association

Family details:
* Spouse-Mani Sreenivas: Has performed and choreographed for various Kaveri events. Kids - Anagha Sreenivas, Aneesh Sreenivas and Anshul Sreenivas...have participated in many Kaveri cultural events and have won in many Kids competitions in Kaveri. Anagha has won the Kaveri Kala Prathibha title award at Kaveri 2012

Hobbies:
* Chess, Music and Dance, Graphic Design, Cricket, Soccer and Last but not Least "Reading and sharing jokes"

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* Continuous improvements and Optimization on CMT, Audio Visual Management, Program Management, Publicity Marketing, Fund Raising, Meetings/Communication


Treasurer : Madhuri Kulkarni

Native place: Dharward
Email Id: madhuri_mr@yahoo.co.in
Year of arrival: 2004
Current Location: Herndon, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member Since 2010
* Kannada Kaliyona Teacher since 2012
* KEC 2014: Joint Treasurer

Family details:
* Spouse: Girish Kulkarni, Children: Trivikram and Charu

Hobbies:
* Singing and RJ

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* Kaveri Membership & Financial Management/Cultural Programs


Joint Treasurer : Chandrika Puranik

Native place: Raichur, KA
Email Id: chandpuru@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2006
Current Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteer
* KEC 2014: Executive Committee Member

Family details:
* Purushottam Puranik (Husband), Veda Puranik and Vasudev Puranik (Children)

Hobbies:
* Drawing, badminton, cooking

Activities in other organizations:
* JSS Spiritual Mission

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* Kaveri Membership & Financial Management/Cultural Programs


Youth Committee Coordinator : Kavitha Mattikalli

Native place: Shivamoga, Karnataka
Email Id: kmattikalli@yahoo.com
Year of arrival: 1995
Current Location: Potomac, MD

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteering Kaveri and member for many years

Family details:
* Spouse: Nandish; Daughters: Shivani and Simran ; Son : Tarun

Hobbies:
* Badminton, Hiking, Volunteering for the good cause/community

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* KYC Coordinator - Kaveri Youth activities


Executive Committee Member: Muktha Belagutti

Native place: Davanagere, Karnataka
Email Id: belaguttis@gmail.com Year of arrival: 1992
Current Location: Potomac Falls, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteer

Family details:
* Satish Belagutti (Husband) Megana Belagutti (Daughter)

Hobbies:
* Cooking,reading and traveling and watching movies

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* Reception,Volunteer as a committee member


Executive Committee Member: Aravind Hemmige

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: aravindhemmige@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2004
Current Location: Vienna, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteer

Family details:
* Spouse: Akshatha

Hobbies:
* Carnatic Classical Music, Photography, Travel, Cricket, Tennis, reading

Major Responsibilities for year 2015:
* Program and Event Management


Executive Committee Member: Ashwini Shetty

Native place: Mysore, Karnataka
Email Id: ashwinishetty@gmail.com Year of arrival: 2007
Current Location: Falls Church, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteer

Family details:
* Spouse: Hanumant Shetty; Daughter: Lekha Shetty; Son: Aditya Shetty

Hobbies:
* Cooking, Photography, Travelling, Watching Movies

Major Responsibilities for year 2015:
* Volunteer as a Committee Member, Youth Activities


Executive Committee Member: Rangaswamy Hanumantharaju (Swamy)

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: swamybhr@yahoo.com
Year of arrival: 2005
Current Location: McLean, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteer

Family details:
* Rashmi(Wife), Tushar(son) and Nikitha (Daughter)

Major Responsibilities for year 2015:
* Program Co-coordinator and Website maintenance


Executive Committee Member: Smitha Esthar

Native place: Hassan, Karnataka
Email Id: estharsmitha@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2012
Current Location: Ashburn, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member

Family details:
* Spouse is working in IT realm in Sterling, VA. Mother is working in Kuwait. Rest of the family is located in India

Hobbies:
* Painting, Singing and Dancing

Background:
* Bachelor of fine arts degree holder from Kalamandir School of Arts, Bangalore. Active in teaching Arts, Crafts and Clay modeling

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* Stage Decorator


Executive Committee Member: Prakash Doddabendigeri

Native place: Davanagere, Karnataka
Email Id: prakashvd@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 1998
Current Location: Reston, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteer

Family details:
* Wife, Sapna Yavagal and Kids, Sanket (10 yrs) & Daana (6 yrs)

Hobbies:
* Interested in Movies, Songs Sports, Gadgets, Cars

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* Program and Event Coordinator


Executive Committee Member: Jayashri Ravishankar

Email Id: jayshrir@yahoo.com
Current Location: Clarksburg, MD

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteer

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* Program Management and Food


Executive Committee Member: Kiran Lakshman

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: Kiran.lakshman@gmail.com
Current Location: Rockville, MD

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteer

Hobbies:
* Yoga

Major Resposnibilitis for year 2015:
* Front Desk and Event Coordinator