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KEC 2018

Introduction

President : Subodh Koparde

Native place: Rabakavi near Bagalkot Karnataka
Email Id: subodh.koparde@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2003
Current Location: Fairfax, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Regular member since 2003, KEC Member 2014 and 2017, Kannada Kaliyona Teacher in 2013, Developed Kannada Kaliyona iPhone App in 2013, Maintained Kaveri Web Site in 2014

Family details:
* Vani (Spouse), Suchit and Vibha (Kids)

Hobbies:

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Smooth execution of events, Increase Community involvement, Equal Opportunity to all Kaveri Families!


Vice President : Shailaja Arkacharya

Native place: Mysore, Karnataka
Email Id: sarkacharya@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2000
Current Location: Herndon, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2010, Volunteer in Kannada Kaliyona and Kaveri events

Family details:
* Umesh Veeraiah (Spouse), Chiraag and Charith (Kids)

Hobbies:
* Gardening

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Head of Kaveri 2018 Food Committee


Secretary: Mithri Jayadev

Native place: Davangere, Karnataka
Email Id: mythu0906@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2000
Current Location: Vienna, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2008, 2010 - Executive member, 2011- joint treasure, 2012- executive comittiee member, 2014- joint secretary and participated in various cultural events like dances, dramas etc..

Family details:
* Manjunath (Spouse), Milan and Manya (Kids)

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Membership drive, sponsorship drive , front desk, food responsibilities


Joint Secretary: Satish Belagutti

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* Extended Committe member in 2016 and 2017

Family details:
* Muktha Belagutti (Spouse) Megana Belagutti (Daughter)

Hobbies:
* Watching movies

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Backstage co-ordinator- Program Committe


Treasurer : Aruna Sharma

Native place: Dharwad, Karnataka
Email Id: asbilagi@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2010
Current Location: Ashburn, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2011, volunteer service in Kaveri and Kannada Kaliyona

Family details:
* Sudhir (Spouse)

Hobbies:
* Hindustani Vocalist, teaching Vocal music, travelling, Cooking, blogging and dancing

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Financial management, membership registration, front desk


Joint Treasurer : Sahana Prasanna

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: sprasanna2006@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2003
Current Location: North Potomac, MD

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2011. Have been active participant in Kaveri events. Volunteer and Kannada teacher at JSS spiritual mission

Family details:
* Prasanna Sadashivaiah (Spouse) and Samahith Prasanna (Son)

Hobbies:
* Music, Travel

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Assist financial management, membership registration, front desk


Youth Committee Coordinator : Mahesh Mahadeva

Native place: Biligiriranga Hills, Karnataka
Email Id: @gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2001
Current Location: South Riding,VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2006, Joint treasurer (2010), Secretary (2014). Served as the Chair for Awards and Recognition committee at Navika convention 2015. Conducted sports tournaments in Kaveri for several years like Cricket, badminton, Golf. Conducted dosa camp for 3 years in Kaveri picnic. As a Kannada Kaliyona teacher since 2013, involved in the enrichment of Kannada literature for the next generation. Written and directed Kannada drama for kids. Involved in pretty much all Kaveri activities like MC, front desk, decoration, backstage, food, organizing, Kaveri kitchen, website design, membership history management, booth co-ordination etc

Family details:
* Bhagya Mahesh (Spouse), Manya and Janya (Kids)

Hobbies:
* Volleyball, ping pong, cricket and running. Also currently coaching cricket for kids throughout the year in association with Washington Cricket Academy

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* KYC coordination, to make youth actively participate in Kaveri activities. Bring back the sports culture to Kaveri


Youth Committee Coordinator : Chandrika Puranik

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2007, 2014 - Executive member, 2015 - Joint treasurer, 2016 - KYC

Family details:
* Purushottam Puranik (Spouse), Veda and Vasu (Kids)

Hobbies:

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* KYC coordination, membership drive, front desk


Executive Committee Member: Jayanth Kannanur

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

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Food committee


Executive Committee Member: Shreenidhi Eshwaraiah (DJ Nidhi)

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* Joined Kaveri 2009; Executive Member 2014, Secretary 2016; Extended committee member 2016 & 17

Family details:
* Seema Shreenidhi (Spouse) and Vrushab Shreenidhi (Son)

Hobbies:
* Playing drums and DJing

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Responsibility of Audio System


Executive Committee Member: Veena Suresh Hosamane

Native place: Kasaragod, Kerala
Email Id: @gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2000
Current Location: Falls Church, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2000

Family details:
* Suresh Hosamane (Spouse), Nikhil & Nishitha (Kids)

Hobbies:

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Front desk


Executive Committee Member: Esthar Smitha

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* Committe member in 2016

Family details:

Hobbies:
* Music, movie and travel - loves playing volleyball

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Stage deocration and assistance in event management - looking forward for a exciting and eventful year


Executive Committee Member: Smita Girish

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: smigiri@hotmail.com
Year of arrival: 2006
Current Location: Ashburn, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2007, represented Kaveri at AKKA WKC Convention 2016 & was a Lead in th Opening Act. Have been active member in Kaveri & have co ordinated several quality performances & performed, involving many Kaveri members. Helped in front dest, stage, program planning & co ordinating

Family details:
* Girish Vasudeva (Spouse - Served Kaveri for 8 years, Past Kaveri President in 2014), Ishaan & Ishika (Kids - KYC member since 2009 & vice-President in 2017). Choreographed & performed in several Kaveri events, represented Kaveri at WKC AKKA Convention & was a lead of Closing Act & a Lead of Pageant

Hobbies:
* Dance Choreography, Event Planning

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Helping KEC in all tasks pertinent to the 2018 events


Executive Committee Member: Madhuri G Kulkarni

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteer
* Member

Family details:

Hobbies:
* Theatre, Music, Dance and Literature

Major Responsibilities for year 2018:
* Front Desk