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KEC 2017

Introduction

President : Mani Sreenivas

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: dr_malini2002@yahoo.com
Year of arrival: 2001
Current Location: Herndon, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Been a member since 2008. Has been actively involved in Kaveri activities, Choreographed group and solo dances for Kaveri events, successfully served as the Program Coordinator , KEC 2016, directed Cheluva kannada Naadu (Yugaadi 2016), Sambhrama at AKKA 2016, Utsava 2016(Deepavali 2016). Proudly represented Kaveri Kannada Sangha at AKKA 2016 assuming the role of Co chair for National programs during the convention , coordinating multiple events

Family details:
* Spouse, Sreeni Thimmaiah, daughter, Anagha Sreenivas and sons, Aneesh and Anshul Sreenivas. Active participants in Kaveri events ,KEC and KYC. Anagha was the Vice president of KYC, loves to take part in cultural activities at Kaveri, was actively involved in Choreographing Cheluva Kannada Naadu, Sambhrama, Utsava 2016 among others

Hobbies:
* Dance, cooking, dreaming big

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Gathering as many Kannadigas as possible for all events and getting maximum participation from them, marketing, promoting Kannada , making all events during 2017 enjoyable and memorable for our Kannadigas! Program coordinator and overall management of KEC 2017!


Vice President : Vinod Kumar

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: vinodkumarn@yahoo.com
Year of arrival: 2000
Current Location: Herndon, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Was Kaveri Committee member for 2016,Current Vice President of VSNA ( VA-DC Chapter),Volunteer at JSS Spiritual Mission

Family details:
* Shilpa(Wife) , Daivik(Son) and Sanvi(Daughter)

Hobbies:
* Running,Hiking,Skiing

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Head of Kaveri 2017 Food Committee


Secretary: Rangaswamy Hanumantharaju (Swamy)

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* Been a member since 2009, Joint secretary for 2016, Committee member for 2015

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

Hobbies:
* Photography,Music,Hiking and Movies

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Stage Manager and Website maintenance


Joint Secretary: Muktha Belagutti

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* Secretary for 2016, Committe member for 2015,Program Management, Publicity Marketing, Fund Raising, Meetings/Communication

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

Hobbies:
* Cooking,reading and traveling and watching movies

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Backstage co-ordinator- Program Committe


Treasurer : Girish Kulkarni

Native place: Hubli , Karnataka
Email Id: girishgkulkarni@yahoo.com
Year of arrival: 2004
Current Location: Herndon VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Involved with Kaveri from lasst 6 years, Initially as a Kannada Kaliyona Teacher and later as a volunteer for Kaveri Activities

Family details:
* Married to Madhuri Kulkarni and with Kids Trivikram and Charu

Hobbies:
* Interested in Hindustani Classical Music

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Kaveri Treasurer


Joint Treasurer : Chinmayi Hunsagi

Native place: Karnataka

Kaveri Involvement:
* Front Desk and food committee

Family details:
* Chaitra(wife)

Hobbies:
* Singing and Dancing

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Joint Treasurer


Youth Committee Coordinator : Sreenivas Thimmaiah

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* Active member since 2008. Served Kaveri as Joint Secretary (2015), Vice President (2016)

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, Finalist of Dance India Dance North America 2015. Mani and Anagha was actively involved in representing Kaveri Kannada Sangha at AKKA 2016 assuming crucial roles and directing/choreographing Sambhrama which was well appreciated by the Audience. Successfully directed and choreographed all events during Kaveri 2016. Anagha, Aneesh and Anshul actively participated in the Youth activities of Kaveri including DC Central Kitchen

Hobbies:
* Chess, Music and Dance, Graphic Design, Cricket, Soccer and Last but not Least "Reading and sharing jokes". From 2016 onwards actively playing Carrom Board game

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Leading Kaveri Youth Committee Group, Marketing, Fund Raising, Meetings/Communications, Web team activities. Audio Visual Management, Program team activities with other additional responsibilities


Youth Committee Coordinator : Prakash Keranahalli

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Leading Kaveri Youth Committee Group


Executive Committee Member: Kiran Lakshman

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: Kiran.lakshman@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2008
Current Location: Rockville, MD

Kaveri Involvement:
* Kaveri President for 2016, Visiting artists co-ordinator for 2015

Family details:
* Rinah and Rishi, 2 kids

Hobbies:
* Yoga,Learning and unlearning

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Food committee


Executive Committee Member: Purushottam Puranik

Native place: Raichur KA
Email Id: purupuranik@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2005
Current Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Kaveri Involvement:
* 2014-2015 Volunteer: Front desk Coordinator 2016: co-treasurer: Front desk, Kaveri Membership & Financial Management

Family details:
* Chandrika Puranik (spouse), Veda Puranik (daughter), Vasudev Puranik (son) (Children)

Hobbies:
* Tennis, cricket

Activities in other organizations:
* JSS Spiritual Mission

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Food committee


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:
* 2016 committee member, Front Desk activities ,Volunteer

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

Hobbies:
* Cooking, Photography, Travelling, Watching Movies

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Volunteer as a Committee Member, Front Desk


Executive Committee Member: Jaisimha Jaithirth

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: jaisimha@chrysaalis.com
Year of arrival: 2012
Current Location: Herndon, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Committe member in 2016, Marketing and Publishing
* Volunteer

Family details:
* Married for 18 years with a 14 year old son - spouse name - Vaishali and son - Yash

Hobbies:
* music, movie and travel - loves playing golf

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* marketing/front desk/website - looking forward for a exciting and eventful year


Executive Committee Member: Rohini Kumar

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: rohini.ramanna@gmail.com
Year of arrival: May, 2007
Current Location: Ashburn, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member

Family details:
* Narendra Kumar(Spouse), Vansh (Son), Reva(daughter)

Hobbies:
* Travelling, Dancing, Music

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Executive Member - Front Desk


Executive Committee Member: Nitish Sridhara Murthy

Native place: Mysore, Karnataka
Year of arrival: 2016
Email Id: nithish1988@gmail.com
Current Location: Washington DC

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteer
* Member

Family details:
* Mangala Sridhara Murthy (Mother) and Sridhara Murthy (Father)

Hobbies:
* Theatre, Music, Dance and Literature

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Program Co-ordination & Guest Artist Co-ordination


Executive Committee Member: Kumar G N

Native place: Don't worry, Definitely not from chennai!!
Email Id: Everything goes to "president_kaveri@gmail.com"
Current Location: somewhere in DMV
Year of Arrival: 2016

Kaveri Involvement:
* Been around
* Member

Family details:
* No kids yet!!

Hobbies:
* Frequently move/shake my body differently. Can help teach the same :-)

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Makes sure audience DO NOT get to watch all the chaos on the stage - Stage Manager


Executive Committee Member: Subodh Koparde

Native place: Bagalkot Dist
Current Location: Fairfax VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Kannada Kaliyona Teacher,KEC 2014

Family details:
* Wife Vani, Son Suchit, Daughter Vibha

Hobbies:
* Flying, Swimming, Tennis

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Audio Tech -Program Committee


Executive Committee Member: Jagadeesh Puttaswamy

Native place: Mysore, Karnataka
Email Id: jags_bp@yahoo.com
Current Location: Ashburn, VA
Year of Arrival: 2005

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2007
* Volunteer

Family details:
* Mamatha, Kids: Tanush & Trishika

Hobbies:
* Tennis, TT, Swimming, Cycling, Volley ball, Movies

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Food committee


Executive Committee Member: Girish Tumbapura

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: giritumb@gmail.com
Current Location: Bethesda, MD
Year of Arrival: 1998

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteer

Family details:
* Pavithra Tumbapura (wife), Sons (Arjun, Krish), Dog (Dino)

Hobbies:
* Running, Hiking, Tennis, Cooking, Happy Hours

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Food Committee


Executive Committee Member: Chandra Mohan

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: chandra.mylarappa@gmail.com
Current Location: Ellicott City, MD
Year of Arrival: 1998

Kaveri Involvement:
* Active member since 2016.Involved in various types of events held in Kaveri Association

Family details:
* Spouse-Harsharani Gnanamurthy. Niranjan Chandra (Son)

Hobbies:
* Photography

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Food Committee


Executive Committee Member: Divyashree

Current Location: MD

Hobbies:
* Music and Dance

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Front Desk


Executive Committee Member: Kavana Mallana

Native place: Mysore,Karnataka
Email Id: Kavana.m@gmail.com
Current Location: Ashburn,VA
Year of Arrival: 2008

Kaveri Involvement:
* Dance and Fashion Show programs, MCing (Master of the Ceremony). Executive member in 2017

Family details:
* Amrith Anand, my beloved husband from Bangalore

Hobbies:
* Being a State Champion and National medalist in Chess; in spare time I like to play Chess. In general, I enjoy sports, Outdoors and music. I often play Table Tennis (ping pong), Tennis, enjoy Swimming, running and hiking. I love traveling to new places

Major Responsibilities for year 2017:
* Backstage co-ordinator- Program Committe, Hoping to give good quality cultural programs and also conduct Chess workshops