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Kaveri Executive Committee 2013
Sharmila Murthy   

Year of arrival: 1996
Native place: Bangalore, Karnataka
Education: M.S in Computer Science, Virginia Tech
Current Location: Fairfax, VA

Kaveri Involvement: Since 1996, took part in various cultural activities
KEC 2012: Vice President
KEC 2011: Secretary
KEC 2010: Joint Secretary
KEC 2009: Executive Committee member
AKKA 2006:Stage Manager,Program coordinator
Program Concept developer and coordinator for Boogie Woogie, Dance Kaveri Dance and various other cultural activities held in Kaveri. Coordinated Kannada Kaliyona Dance, program for Naavika - July 2010 in Bangalore, India. Choreographed children and adults dance and other cultural activities., Stage Manager, Program Coordinator, Introduced Kaveri 5K walk/run for the first time in Kaveri. AKKA 2006 Stage Manager and Program Co-ordinator for kids program, Procession, and Dance committee member

Family details:
Husband: Sri. Rama.Murthy Joint Secretary KEC 1995, Joint Treasurer KEC 2008, Kannada Kaliyona Teacher, Coordinator Kaveri Tennis since 2008
Children:
Vishnu Murthy: Youth Committee member since 2009, Secretary Youth committee 2011,2010, Joint Treasurer 2012
Veda Murthy: Participated in Kannada Kaliyona and kids dance/song in Kaveri

Hobbies: Choreographing dance, Long distance running
Activities in other organizations: Active member of VMS (Vishwa Madhwa Sangha), Coach for Odyssey of Mind team in Hunter's woods elementary school.

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Fund Raising, Publicity, Website design, Communications, Food Management, Overall Management

Girish Vasudeva   

Native place: Mysore, Karnataka
Education: Masters from University of Mysore
Year of arrival: September 2005
Current Location: Herndon, VA

Kaveri Involvement:: Part of Kaveri from 2006, Actively involved in most of the Kaveri's Events, Worked and coordinated in Stage Management, Food Committee, Registration,5K Walk/Run, Cricket Tournaments and other Sports events.
KEC 2012: Secretary
KEC 2011: Treasurer
KEC 2009: Executive Committee member
KEC 2008: Extended Committee member

Family details: Wife SmitaGirish Coordinator/Choreographed many children and adult dances for Kaveri
Children: Ishika & Ishaan. Ishika is the winner of AKKA Dance Competition and participated in most the Kannada events
Hobbies: Playing with kids, Driving, Meeting new people and helping others.
Activities in other organizations: Part of VPA

Major Responsibilities for year 2013 : Fundraising, Publicity, Sports activities, Reception, Food Management

RK Bhat   

Native place: Vittla Near Mangalore, Karnataka
Education: B.E Computer Science from UBDT Davanagere, PMP Certified Year of arrival: 1997
Current Location: Herndon, VA

Kaveri Involvement::
KEC 2012: Joint Treasurer
Volunteerd for Kaveri for 14 Years.Kaveri Executive Committee Member in Year 2001.
Volunteered in Web & Registration Committee for 2006 AKKA Convention.

Family details: Prathibha Kumari (Wife), Children: Vipra Bhat & Vibhava Bhat
Hobbies: Watching Cricket, Learning about Economy, Helping others
Activities in other organizations: VP Havyaka Organization, Producer of Kannada movie 'PARIE'

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Kaveri Membership & Financial Management, Fund Raising, Publicity & Marketing

Ravi   

Native place: Mudigunda, Kollegal Taluk, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka
Education: Bachelor of Engineering, SIT Tumkur
Year of arrival: September, 2007
Current Location: Alexandria, VA

Kaveri Involvement:: KEC 2012: Executive Committee Member
From the beginning of arrival, attended all Kaveri Functions.
Also participated in many Kaveri programs/skit and earned the name - the King/Raja

Family details: Wife: Rekha, Daughter: Yukta
Hobbies: Singing.
Activities in other organizations: Secretary in VSNA Maryland

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Food Committee, Program/ Stage Mangement, Sports

Shailaja   

Native place: Mysore, Karnataka
Year of arrival: 1994
Current Location: Centerville, VA

Kaveri Involvement:: KEC 2012: Treasurer
Worked as executive committee member in 2010 and Joint Secretary in 2011.
Also served as Kannada kaliyona teacher, stage and prgoram manager in different Kaveri functions.

Family details: Umesh (Husband), Children: Chiraag Umesh: Youth Committee member & Kannada Kaliyona student,
Charith Umesh: Youth Committee member Kannada & Kannada Kaliyona student
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading, Math Tutor

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Kaveri Membership & Financial Management

Sudhakar   

Native place: Saraswatipura, Chickmagalore
Year of arrival: 2000
Current Location: McLean, VA

Kaveri Involvement:: New to Kaveri, Served on Kannada Sanga of Arizona(KSA) board for two years before moving to Virginia.

Family details: wife Chaitra and son Akshay
Hobbies: Love Music, Drama and Yakshagana

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Kaveri Membership & Financial Management

Kumar GN   

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Education: BE in Electronics and Communication
Year of arrival: 1998 and DC area since 2011
Current Location: Reston, VA

Kaveri Involvement::
KEC 2012: Kaveri Executive Committee
Got introduced to Kaveri during 2012.

Family details: Mamatha (wife)
Hobbies: Dancing, Public Speaking. Won many swing dancing contests

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Audio/ Video Mangement, Technical support,
Managing children activities during each function

Nutan   

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Year of arrival: 1988
Current Location: Alexandria, VA

Kaveri Involvement::
KEC 2012: Kaveri Executive Committee
Got introduced to Kaveri in 1988. Innvolved in Women?s Forum during
AKKA 2006 and gave a Batik and cake decoration demonstration and display of paintings during Kaveri Kalamela 2008.

Family details: Simha Dodbele (husband), Daughters: Samantha and Nikita
Hobbies: Painting, Experimenting new recipes and have a Cooking blog, Aerobics.

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Reception, Food Management, Stage Decoration

Shobha   

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Education: Bachelor of Science, BMS College for Women, Bengaluru
Year of arrival: May 1997 and DC since Febraury 1998
Current Location: Boyds, Maryland

Kaveri Involvement:: From 1998 to till 2012: volunteer
KEC 2012: Kaveri Executive Committee
2002: Assisted Kaveri Treasurer
2002: Assisted Gaana Sudha orchestra started (Feb 2002) in Kaveri
2003: Assisted Orchestra : Kaveri Deepavali (Nov 2003) New Jersey Kannada Koota 'Triveni' Deepavali (Nov 2003)
Pittsburg Kannada Koota 'Sangama' (Dec 6th, 2003)
2004: Assisted Kaveri Youth Orchetra with more than twelve singers and more than 15 instruments connected
2004: Assisted Kaveri Secretary for the presentation and Secretary Report in the December General Body
2005: Supported Kaveri President, Assisted Treasurer, Assisted Secretary
2005: Choreography & Music edition along with Suchetha Managoli "Unity in Diversity" Dance program
2006: Kaveri Treasurer
2006: AKKA WKC 2006: Food Committee, Music Committee, Reception Committee
2007 to 2011: Kaveri Volunteer
2002 to 2006: Lead Kaveri Sankranti ELLu Bella preparation

Family details: Rama Rao (husband): President of Kaveri Kannada Association 2005. National coordinator 4th AKKA convention and singer. Played major role in forming Gaana Sudhaa team. Also working as executive commitee member in different Indian organizations
Children: Akhil Rao and Arpith Rao, both were very active in all Kaveri Youth activitis. Participated in dances, Kaveri music and Kaveri Orchetra. Both served as Kaveri Youth committee cordinators
Hobbies: Volunteer Work, Cooking, Reading, Carrom, Chess, Badminton, Arrange parties (event management)

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Food Committee, Program/ Stage Mangement, Kaveri Youth Talent Contest

Shashi Murthy   

Native place: Mysore, Karnataka
Education: Masters
Year of arrival: 1989
Current Location: Potomac, MD

Kaveri Involvement::
KEC 2011: Auditor
KEC 2010: Auditor
KEC 2009: Auditor
I have been actively involved in the activities of various Kaveri cultural activities.

Family details: Husband: Vasu Murthy - Currently in SSVT Religious committee, President of VMS (Vishwa Madhwa Sangha)
Children: Sindhoora Murthy and Vaishanavi Murthy - Both have been actively involved in Kaveri Youth Committee activities.

Nikhila   

Native place: Mysore, Karnataka
Education: Masters
Year of arrival:
Current Location: Herndon, VA

Kaveri Involvement:: I have been actively involved in the activities of various Kaveri cultural activities.
I would love to promote our culture, values and tradition to the next generation by involving and engaging youth in Kaveri as I believe our Kids are the future.

Family details: Guru Nagaraja (husband): President of Kaveri Kannada Association 2010.

Nikhila   

Native place: Karnataka
Current Location: MD

Kaveri Involvement:: First time being in the committee
Volunteering work: Divine Spark Maryland of USA, a spiritual organization with the parent organization situated in Saligrama, Karnataka, India. - Teach Kannada and conduct workshops, quizzes, conducted Geography Bee sessions and volunteer in the other activities of the organization. National Team-Facilities and Logistics Lead for North South Foundation that conducts Bee competitions for the children of Indian origin and runs charities in India from the competition proceeds.

Family details: Dr. S.K.Bhaskar, Assistant Dean, Computing @ University of Maryland University College.
Daughters: Dhatri Saamak (6th grade) and Dhrithi Saamak: (2nd grade)
My interests: Kannada and English Literature, especially essays, classics and dramas, listening to good Carnatic Music.

Savitha Rao   

Native place: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Year of arrival: 1990 and DC area since 1993
Current Location: Laytonsville, MD

Kaveri Involvement:: KEC 2012: Youth Committee Coordinator
Part of Kaveri from 1993. Worked as Treasurer in 1996.
Chairperson for the Procession commitee during AKKA 2006.
Have co-ordinated several programs of children and adults for Kaveri functions.
Also worked/ working as Kannada Kaliyona teacher.

Family details: Husband: Manjunath Rao Son: Amogh Rao

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Youth Committee Management

Narmada Ravindra   

Native place: Bangalore
Year of arrival:
Current Location: Chantilly, VA

Kaveri Involvement::
KEC 2009: Secretary
Attended Kaveri since early 90's, and actively volunteered over the years. Actively participated in Kaveri 2002 and in WKC 2006 as part of Women's Forum & Meravanige Committee, and helped out at front desk for registration on all three days. Sponsored 2008 Kaveri cricket tournament.

Family details: husband Ravi Dankanikote, and sons Rahul & Karan.

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Youth Committee Management

Jayaram Ubrani   

Native place:
Year of arrival:
Current Location: MD
Kaveri Involvement::
KEC 2012: Auditor
Has been volunteering in Kaveri for the last serveral years.

Family details:

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Audit

Jayaram Ubrani   

Native place: Mysore
Year of arrival: 1991
Current Location: Fairfax, VA
Kaveri Involvement::Joint Secretary KEC 1995, Joint Treasurer KEC 2008, Kannada Kaliyona Teacher, Coordinator Kaveri Tennis since 2008
Has been volunteering in Kaveri for the last 20 years.

Family details:

Major Responsibilities for year 2013: Communications, Publicity and Website Maintainance

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