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KEC 2019

Introduction

President : Shailaja Arkacharya

Native place: Mysore, Karnataka
Email Id: sarkacharya@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 1994
Current Location: Centreville VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteering in Kaveri since 2010 Life member 2010, KEC Member(2010), Joint Secreatary(2011) , Treasurer(2012,2013 ), Vice President (2014, 2018) Kannada Kaliyona Teacher( 2010 - Present), Kannada Kaliyona director(2018)

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

Hobbies:
* Gardening and travelling

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Fund Raising, Publicity, Communications and overall Management


Vice President : Mahesh Mahadeva

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2006, Joint treasurer (2010), Secretary (2014), Youth Coordinator 2018). 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 and also Chess. 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 several 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, Photography

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Bring out hidden Kaveri talent in instrumental music, focus on sports culture in Kaveri and elevate the quality of programs


Secretary: Mithri Manjunath

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.. 2018 - Secretary

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

Hobbies:
* Cooking , gardening and watching movies

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Membership drive, sponsorship drive , front desk, food responsibilities


Joint Secretary: Anitha Rao

Native place: Bangalore, Karnataka
Email Id: annasaru@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 1995
Current Location: Centreville, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Kaveri member since 1996 or so. Volunteered in KEC in 2004-2005. Then through pioneering Kannda Kaliyonna program for youth in 2008. My family has benefited from a lot of kaveri activities and continues to do so. We have a good circle of friends due to Kaveri involvement

Hobbies:
* Travelling, keeping up with friends, Binge TV Shows when kids are around. Indulge in baking. Sudoku puzzle, video gaming with kids, gardening in summer

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Involve Food committee, Program and Event management by involving seniors and youths and Kaveri outreach committee


Treasurer : Purushottam Puranik

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2007-2014, Life member - 2015, 2016 - Joint Treasurer, 2017 - Executive member, 2018 - Volunteer

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

Hobbies:
* Cricket, Tennis, Volleyball

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Financial management, membership registration, front desk


Joint Treasurer : Ashwini Shetty

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* 2016 committee member, Front Desk activities

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

Hobbies:
* Cooking, Photography, Travelling, Watching Movies

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Front Desk and Outreach


Executive Committee: Satish Belagutti

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

Kaveri Involvement:
* Volunteering in Kaveri since 2014. Served as Extended Committee member in 2015, 2106 and 2017, Served as Joint Secretary in Kaveri Executive Committee in 2018, Serving as Kaveri Kannada Kaliyona Teacher since 2017 at Herndon Center

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

Hobbies:
* Teaching, Gardening, Poker, Watching sports and movies

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Kaveri outreach


Executive Committee: 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 2019:
* KYC coordination, membership drive, front desk


Executive Committee : 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. Kaveri Treasurer 2018

Family details:
* Sudhir Sharma(Spouse)

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

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Assisting event planning and execution for 2019


Executive Committee: 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 2019:
* Front desk


Executive Committee: Rajeeva Chikkaputtaiah

Native place: Maddur, Mandya, Karnataka
Email Id: rajeeva.mc@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2015
Current Location: Herndon, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Executive Committe Member in 2018, Food committee volunteer and Program Coordinator

Family details:
* Reshma (Spouse), Shaurya (Son), Shreshta (Daughter)

Hobbies:
* Music, Movies, Dance, Travel, Sports

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Active participation and volunteering in Organizing events, Front Desk, Stage Decorations. And as always, I will support /help and work towards the growth of our KAVERI KANNADA SANGHA


Executive Committee Member: Jyothi Mandya

Native place: Mandya, Karnataka
Email Id: Mandyajoji@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 1997
Current Location: South Riding, VA

Kaveri Involvement:

Family details:
* Prem & Preetham (Kids) Sparky (Puppy)

Hobbies:
* Yoga, Dancing,Gardening, Walking

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Helping KEC activities


Youth Coordinator: Girijaa Sudarshana

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Email Id: girija.sudarshan@gmail.com
Year of arrival: 2005
Current Location: Clarksburg, MD

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2008, involved in Kaveri stage setup, Photobooth Decorations, MC'ing, Choreographing kids dance performances

Family details:
* Sudarshana Bhaktavatsala (Husband), Samarth and Aditi (Kids)

Hobbies:
* Painting, Jewelry making, Sketching, Making art sculpture

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Encourage and assist in giving opportunity to KYC kids to improve and maintain Kaveri website. Involve KYC for Stage Decoration and Photo booth setup. Conduct and expand the fundraising activities by setting more stalls in events and explore different channels. Encourage Kannada Kaliyona in Maryland. Conduct art workshop, Chess workshop


Youth Coordinator: Chetana Metagudmath

Native place: Byadgi, Karnataka
Year of arrival: 2000
Email Id: Imchetana@gmail.com
Current Location: Chantilly, VA

Kaveri Involvement:
* Member since 2008, involved in Kaveri stage setup, Photobooth Decorations, MC'ing, Choreographing kids dance performances

Family details:
* Husband :Jagadeesh, kids: Riya and Aarnav

Hobbies:
* Painting, Jewelry making, Sketching, Making art sculpture

Major Responsibilities for year 2019:
* Conduct fund rising and volunteering activities by kids