President's Message

Dear Telugu Community Members,
 
Greetings everyone! Welcome to Telugu Cultural Association of Austin (TCA). I wish you all a Happy New Year. I am honored and deeply grateful to TCA Board and members for their trust in me in heading the well-respected service oriented Telugu organization for the year 2017. I also thank our volunteers and supporters for their enthusiasm to support and promote literacy, cultural, educational, social, and economic and community affairs of Telugu community. 
 
Our executive committee is working hard towards the events and initiatives that celebrate our festivals to promote culture like Sankrathi, Ugadhi & Sri Rama Navami, Dussera, Diwali. Going forward we are planning to celebrate Women’s Day to respect, appreciation and love towards our women for their economic, political and social achievement. We will push forth events like sports events, picnics, Indian Independence Day and charitable activities.
 
Future initiatives include events that preserve, maintain and propagate Telugu community heritage, supporting events for women and children and health awareness events and dedication to serve our Telugu community in Austin area, USA and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. We can accomplish so much by working together. We thank you for your interest and participation in TCA events so far, and we welcome more participation and involvement in the future. We would like to emphasize that TCA provides an opportunity to serve your community.
 
TCA has reached an important milestone since its formation. TCA just celebrated 25 years last year, thanks for all the previous year executive team and Board of Directors and volunteers to make TCA silver jubilee a grand success. TCA will continue to uphold its main mission and respects the interests of people of Telugu origin. During my one year term we will be focusing on the following activities and they are:
 
  • Membership increase and bring more people into TCA
  • Financial stability
  • Women’s appreciation day
  • Provide scholarships to students
  • NRI services for seniors and retirees
  • Help and serve people of Telugu origin in Austin area through community activities
  • Conduct Seminars for Will, Estate, Health, Business and Networking
Please join me welcoming your 2017 TCA Executive Committee.
 
Executive Committee:
  • President: Venkat Siva Namala
  • Secretary: Venkat Gotham
  • Treasurer: Venkatram Reddy Vumma
  • Cultural & Event Management: Ram H MalliReddy
  • Membership & Technology: Vishu Kandi
  • Finance & Sponsorship: Sriram Bokkisam
  • Logistics & Food: Brahmendra Lakku
Board of Directors:
  • Jaipal Reddy Sivaiah
  • Sangameshwar Reddy Reddigari
  • Ravi Kumar Burujula
We appreciate all the support from the sponsors and donors for their continuous support. We are very thankful to all the volunteers and their families for their time and efforts. We take this opportunity to thank our Board of Directors and TCA committee members for their contribution to our Telugu community.
 
Warm Wishes and Regards,
 
Venkat Sivananda R Namala
Telugu Cultural Association, Austin, TX