Executive Committee

 Sudhakar Upadhyaya
 Anil Tumbapura    
 Ramesh Bookahalli
 Rajeev Kotrannavar
 Cultural Coordinator
 Basavaraj Ranganna
 Membership Director
 Niranjan Tumkur
 Communications Director
 Ananya Talikoti 
 Youth Committee Coordinator
 Divya Rao 
 Youth Committee Coordinator
 Vidhya Bhat  Youth Committee Coordinator

2010 Excecutive Board with Yakshgana Artists.Left to Right: Basavaraj, Ganapathi Bhat, Rajeev, Ramesh, Mantap, Niranjan, Anantha Padmanabha Phatak, Sudhakar, Anil

 2010 Youth Committee.Left to Right: Ananya,Divya,Vidhya

Board of Trustees

 Lakshminarayan Ganapathi
 Namitha Jathan
 Veena Rao
 Rekha Makham
 Prasad Kashyap

Advisory Board

 Netra Shivakumar  Greensboro
 Vishal Rao
 Suhas Satish  NC State
 Mallinath Hadimani
 Wake Forest University
 Rishi Acharya
 Yogeesha Vinayaka

Highlights of the year

When we started an year ago, we wanted to bring in some new ideas and events to triangle Kannadigas. We tried our best and made a genuine effort at that. We think we succeeded. Highest membership in the history of Sampige says people really wanted to see more. But you are the best judges. If you are in agreement, please spread the word and bring in your friends to Sampige. If you have constructive criticism, please do share it with us or the future board members. We would like to hear from you.
We hope you extend the same kind of support to the new Executive Committee Let us all have another great year ahead.

Once again, Thank you very much!
2010 Executive Committee Sampige

  1. Tax-exempt status approved. IRS 501(3)(c)
  2. Sampige website.
    • Ads on website raised $2000
  3. Independance Day event 
    • Raised $900 from the food stall
    • Membership dues accepted online
  4. Sampige Samachara.
    • Regular email twice a month.
  5. Events: Total of 11 programs with 2 major programs
    • Valentine's Day Party
    • Purandaradasa Aradhane & Basava Jayanthi
    • Veena Concert by Vidvan D. Balakrishna
    • Sampige Picnic 
    • Yakshagana by Mantap
    • 2010 Indian Independence Day
    • Kannada Movie
    • Literary Event
    • Dance Drama
    • Kids Night
    • Kannada Night


      Valentine's Day Party

      Sat, February 20, 2010, 6:30pm – 10:30pm Cary Senior Center @ Bond Park, 120 Maury O'Dell Place Cary NC 27513

      Valentine's Day Party 2010

      Purandaradasa Aradhane & Basava Jayanthi

      Sat, May 1, 2010, 11am – 3pm. Herb young Community Center Room A@ 101 Wilkinson Avenue, Cary, NC 27513

      2010 Basava Jayanti & PurandaraDasara Aaradhane

      Veena Concert By Vidvan D. Balakrishna

      Sat, May 1, 2010, 4am – 6pm. Herb young Community Center Room A@ 101 Wilkinson Avenue, Cary, NC 27513

      2010 Basava Jayanti & PurandaraDasara Aaradhane

      Sampige Picnic 

      Saturday, June 5, 2010, 3pm – 7pm. Reedy Creek Shelter @ Umstead State Park 

      Yakshagana by Mantap

      Fri, July 23, 2010, 7:00pm – 10:30pm.. Tandoor Party hall Highway 55, Durham NC

      2010 Independence Day

      Sunday, August 15, 2010, 10am – 3pm. 309 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560
      Glimpse of Sampige programs @ Indian Independence Day event at Hindu Bhavan Morrisville NC

      2010 Sampige at Independence Day Celebrations

      Kannada Movie

      Sat/Sun, August 21/22 1, 3pm – 6pm. Galaxy Cinemas 770 Cary Towne Blvd Cary, NC 27511-4222 
      Sampige partnered to screen the movie Eradane Maduve as a fund raiser for Sampige.

      Literary Event

      Sun, Sep 12, 2010, 2pm.  613 Royal Tower Way Cary NC 27513 
      Sampige co hosted the event the movie Eradane Mauve as a fund raiser for Sampige.

      Dance Drama 

      Saturday October 2, 2010, 6:30pm HSNC Auditorium, 309 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC 
      Sampige co hosted this unique event Roopa Viroopa by Dr. Sanjay Shantaram.

      2010 Dance Drama Roopa Viroopa

      Kids Movie Night and Tiger Dance

      Fri, October 29, 7pm – 10pmMiddle Creek Community Center. 123 Middle Creek Park Ave, Apex, NC 27539 

      Kannada Nite Gala

      Sat, January 15  2011, 7pm – 11pmHerbert C Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave Cary, NC 27512

      2010 Sampige Kannada Night