KCA of SC needs General Body meeting , Board of Trustees and Term Limits and all KCA Board minutes sent to all requested members and posted on the KCA Website sign now

Dear KCA of SC Kannadigare,

This is a long email. Have patience for the sake of KCA of SC please. TAKE TIME and respond. THESE types of events NEVER HAPPENEND LIKE THIS IN 30 years of KCA of SC. WHERE KCA MEMBERS NEED TO ASK THE BOARD FOR ALL THESE THINGS.

If we read all these emails circulating and we will have to come to conclusion that all is not well with the current KCA of SC Board of Directors. It looks like it started right from April 2004 election results announcement. When two people from the same city they are leaving wanted to become President of KCA of SC. This is where it all started trouble for KCA of SC current Board. I hope I am right. This is I am writing after talking to number of Kannadigas close to them.

As per the Not-for Profit rules and as per 501 C (3) guidelines all members of KCA of SC are entitled to have copy of the Board Minutes. Current KCA Board should post all these on the website for the benefit of Life Members and Annual Members.

Everything was open and no problems like this before in KCA. KCA Board is not above KCA of SC members and KCA General Body.

Eight to Ten emails written by different KCA members are copied for your file. For some it might be repeat. For some it is new.

BY this email letter we sincerely request Mrs. Suma Bhat and Mrs. Suma Murthy to write, WHAT is the real reason for their resignation ? BY REPLY ALL to this EMAIL.

Some members of KCA of SC has received these emails. Current Board is not sending these emails to [email protected] so that it could hace reached all members.

All the emails of members that are circulating now is related to KCA, NO PERSONAL THINGS INVOLVED current KCA Board need to post all these emails through [email protected] to all members.

In a message dated 4/27/2005 7:09:15 AM Pacific Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
I would like you to accept my resignation as President and Director of KCA-SC since I am unable to function in full capacity because of the pressure brought on me to compromise on my Principles and Fiduciary Duties.

Sudarshan Chalan
QUESTIONS ??
Mr. Chalan owes it to members of KCA of SC to let them know about, Who put presure ? For what Reasons ? Why he was needed to Compromise ? KCA of SC members need to know from Mr. Chalan on things really happenend in a OPEN LETTER to KCA of SC members. Atleast he should REPLY ALL to this email.

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In a message dated 5/3/2005 9:39:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
It is with regret that the Board has accepted the resignations of Mrs. Suma Bhat and Mrs. Suma Murthy as Directors of KCA-SC due to irreconcilable differences.

Vijay Kotrappa., Secretary, KCA-SC
QUESTIONS ?
What are those Irreconcilable differences in KCA of SC business that these TWO elected Directors have to resign from their positions ? I think it is beyond that, we the members of KCA of SC need to look into. This is not good for our KCA of SC. This email from the Secreatry of KCA of SC prooves and it definately shows that there is no understanding between the current Board of Directors. That is the reason why we need to form KCA of SC Board of Trustees look into the matters of KCA of SC.

BY this email letter we sincerely request Mrs. Suma Bhat and Mrs. Suma Murthy to write, WHAT is the real reason for their resignation ?

Why both of you really resgin and did a resignation letter went out ? Can you send us the copy please for the benefit of KCA of SC members to know your real resasons for resgination.

WAS that so hard to solve the issues between all of you in the Board?

WHAT issues were involved ? WAS these issues so IRRECONCILABLE in KCA ?

KCA of SC is not entity that it is doing so much to keep everything secret like this !

Secretary of KCA of SC has responsibility to members of KCA of SC to write WHAT ARE THOSE IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES that existed in KCA of SC Directors for these two Directors to resign???
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In a message dated 5/2/2005 10:57:09 AM Pacific Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
I believe, the differences of opinions and the inability to cope with them have led to this situation.
-Vishweshwar - PAST PRESIDENT of KCA of SC
QUESTIONS ?
What are these differences in KCA of SC, that might have led to this situation ? In KCA of SC ? Can Dr. Dixit explain to members ? Past President of KCA of SC Dr. Dixit owes it to members of KCA of SC and let us hope Dr. Dixit writes an email to all members.

Let us hope KCA of SC Board makes a good decision and posts all the KCA Board Minutes on the website and send it to all members. Also they should send the resignation letters of the TWO Directors of KCA of SC.

Thanks
Sincerely

V. M. Kumaraswamy
KCA of SC, Life Member

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In a message dated 5/7/2005 8:11:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time, Avarekad writes:
Dear friends,

It is indeed very unfortunate two more worthy directors have resigned after Mr. Sudarshan Chalan resigned. Long term KCA welfare is very important. Concerned well wishers of KCA can't be very oblivious to hard working dedicated officers leaving KCA in this manner. Naturally people are curious (more than being worried - I wish !!) about the reasons for their resignation. ( Hello, where are the so called leaders? Again I wish there was a Board of Trustees !)
For what it's worth, may I suggest, considering the present BOD will be here today and the mantle will get inherited by someone else in the future, it's important for them to have a comfortable working environment in the association. In light of that, may be the resigned directors can post some suggestions on how to improve or correct the problems they encountered and post it directly to the members as it will never leave the secretive fort of the BOD if it is sent via the KCA-SC group !! Also for this reason a parallel group email communication is in order out side the clutches of the KCA-SC BOD. Please view this one in a very constructive manner, so that if any reforms are needed to improve the Koota by way of amendments ( If it doesn't get blocked by the BOD) or as a motion at any general body meeting, you can act accordingly !!

Sincerely, Dr. Ramesh Gowda.

In a message dated 5/7/2005 3:33:44 PM Pacific Daylight Time, VISHWANATH writes:
We endorse the opinions expreseed by Sri. Kumar swamy and sri. Srinivas Bhat. The Call for a General body meeting is timely and reasonable. Let the membership at large know what the real issues are and let the general body try to resolve the issues. The Board of directors should not try to usurp the powers vested in the General body.

Lalitha Vishwanath - PAST PRESIDENT of KCA of SC
&
Nath Vishwanath - PAST PRESIDENT of KCA of SC

In a message dated 5/7/2005 12:01:33 PM Pacific Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
Dear KCA-SC members,

What is common in all these ????

1. "inability to cope with them have led to this situation". -Dr. Vishweshwar Dixit
2. "resignations of Mrs. Suma Bhat and Mrs. Suma Murthy as Directors of KCA-SC due to irreconcilable differences-" Treasurer, Vijay Kotrappa
3. "At times such individual opinions may lead to such unfortunate results".: Dr. Naganna Goud
4. "I wish KCA had a Board of Trustees to over see these things ": Dr. Ramesh Gowda
5. "because of the pressure brought on me to compromise on my Principles and Fiduciary Duties.": Resigned PresidentSudharshan Challan
6. "Resignation letters of Suma Bhat & Suma Murthy" : Not yet made public
7. "Term limit amendment from Srinivas Bhat" : BOD's plan to hide it from the General Body
8. "Board of trustees is the back door entry" : Mr. Vallisha Shastry
9. "hiding board meetings from the kith & kins of the BODs" : Srinivas Bhat

May I request the present BOD of KCA-SC to make all the minutes of the Board meetings availble to the general members, if you have nothing to hide. I for one respected your privacy (as often expressed by the BOD) and stayed away from the meetings, but personally feel have every right to know the collective decisions the BOD has taken on our behalf. It doesnot take much time and incurr NO cost to KCA-SC to bring all its members up to speed. I am sure, the present BOD may vote to turn this down without giving proper reasons.

Thanks

Srinivas Bhat - PAST PRESIDENT of KCA of SC
In a message dated 5/6/2005 1:16:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time, NovaMed writes:
Dear KCA of SC Kannadigare,

Some of you might have received some emails and some not. For some this news to you. But it is happenning in KCA of SC. As members you need to know. Current KCA of SC Board of Directors are not posting these issues of KCA of SC in [email protected],

Current KCA of SC Directors were elected by Members like us of KCA of SC. This Board can't be above the General Body of KCA of SC. That is us members. They are worried now that more things will come out if they have General Body meeting of KCA of SC. That is why the current KCA Directors are not holding the General Body meeting of KCA of SC.

That is why we need to do like this. If questions reply to this email. You will get more information on what is happenning.

Several KCA of SC Life Members and Annual Members are meeting and deciding on what to do in these conditions. If you are interested in joining, please send a reply email to this.

In a message dated 5/2/2005 10:00:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
Namaskara,

In my opinion, Board of trustees is the back door entry. The board is elected body and always has the power to form an external advisory committe. If things go really wrong or the situation warrants, board knows its responsibility to act accordingly.
Vallisha
I think we need to ask VALLISHA what is meant by "BOARD of TRUSTEES is the back door entry" WHAT does he mean by that? Vallisha might want to explain to the KCA of SC members.

BUT I would like to inform KCA of SC members what Vallisha did in one such egample of back door entry, which matches to BACK DOOR ENTRY by Vallisha.

This is about VALLISHA starting a Kannada Koota in between NEW YORK KANNADA KOOTA and TRIVENI (NJ) called as BRINDAVANA KANNADA KOOTA. I have article written by Srivatsa Joshi in September 2004. At this time Kannadigas from that area had called to find whether Vallisha moved from California to NJ.

I had written about this during August/September 2004. What Vallisha did is that he gathered all the Kannadigas who were practicing a DRAMA for Conference 2004 in FLORIDA and made some of them as Executives of that Kannada Koota. He had done this to get himself know in 2004 conference. I have written about this.

Vallisha - This is called as Back Door Entry into Kannada Kootas. !

NOT THE SUGGESTION of KCA of BOARD of TRUSTEES ???
KCA needs Board of Trustees and Term Limits to stop what is happenning in KCA of SC.
KCA of SC needs to have General Body meeting to solve some of the problems and to form KCA of SC Board of Trustees.

PLEASE READ THIS FOLLOWING EMAILwhich was written in 2004 to Srivatsa Joshi.
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In a message dated 9/5/2004 3:38:38 PM Pacific Daylight Time, NovaMed writes:
PLEASE - do not provide wrong information in your reports of Sammelana

Hello Srivatsa Joshi,

I read your report of Friday.

Do you work for www.indiainfo.com ? Do they have an office in USA ?
Please provide the office address in USA. Contact phone numbers.

Can you provide me your contact phone numbers please.

You wrote about BRINDAVANA Kannada Koota of New Jersey. That it is becoming AKKA Members. Can you find out about the details of the BRINDAVANA.

Did you check all these following information on this Kannada Koota ?

When it was started ?
Who are the Executives ?
Contact information of Executives and Brindavan Kannada Koota
How many functions they have held in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 ? Let us get the details of this Please.
Where do they holf the meetings on regular basis?
How many active members are there in BRINDAVANA?
Is it registered ? Where ? Which City ? When Date?
Is it a Not-for-profit organization obdtained from IRS ?

The other kootas have mentioned are also wrong. If you have talked to these Kannada Kootas please provide the contact information for them also.

I hope you will provide TRUTH in REPORTING.

Today, May 6th, 2005, I have received some news about BRINDAVANA:

Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 09:52:55 EDT
From: [email protected]
Subject: Vasanthothsava

Dear Friends,

Karnataka Cultural Organization, Brindavana (KCOB) is a non profit
organization established in 2004 to promote and nurture the culture and heritage of
Karnataka. One of the main focus of Brindavana is to engage in charitable
activities as well as volunteering services.

For direction and additional information about Brindavana, please visit our
website _www.brindavana.org_ (http://www.brindavana.org/)

Dhanyavaadagalu
PR Committee, Brindavana
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All I am providing is information to all of you as members of KCA. Looking at things happening in KCA of SC.

I will be sending few more emails why KCA of SC need to have General body meeting.

inthi nimma

V. M. Kumaraswamy
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In a message dated 5/3/2005 8:10:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time, NovaMed writes:
KCA of SC Kannadigare,

We all want good things in KCA. We all agree that we need to think of ways of improving and functioning of KCA of SC. By forming KCA of SC Board of Trustees by Members of KCA is one of them. This creates openness in KCA of SC. Also TERM LIMITS for KCA of SC Directors is also an essential thing in KCA.


In a message dated 4/29/2005 3:10:31 PM Pacific Daylight Time, Avarekad writes:

I feel it's time for all of us to set our personal views aside and get together to resolve any past issues that may have been the reasons for the presidents resignation. It is my humble request for the BOD to discuss it with the concerned members who are also well wishers of the KCA by calling for a special general body meeting. (I wish KCA had a Board of Trustees to over see these things !!)

Thanking you, sincerely,

--- Dr. Ramesh Gowda.

Also KCA of SC Life Member Dr. Ramesh Gowda wishes that KCA to have Board of Trustees. There might be more like this.


KCA members should know that, KCA of SC has a Board of Trustees for Life Members. This was done by our KCA past president Mr. Dixit. Why he did it ? He did it because not to have have problems in future. If there is any problems in this area these Board of Trustees for Life Members will decide what to do and report it to General Membership of KCA of SC. This is like checks and balances in KCA of SC.

As stated in the email of Dr. Dixit, he states " I believe, the differences of opinions and the inability to cope with them have led to this situation." YES !! . KCA of SC members can read what Dr. Dixit has written here and also read what is happening in current Board of KCA of SC from the correspondences of few members of KCA.

KANNADIGAS have faith in all. KCA of SC has grown to a stage where we need to have all these in place for our own good and for the future of KCA of SC.

Inthi nimma
V. M. Kumaraswamy
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In a message dated 5/2/2005 10:57:09 AM Pacific Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
We are all care about KCA passionately. We all want it
to grow and flourish culturally and build a strong
united community. Only we the members can make it by
active participation. We certainly need to think of
ways to improve the functioning.

I believe, the differences of opinions and the
inability to cope with them have led to this
situation. KCA has dealt with worse situations in the
past. We still have a functining Board. Having 9
independent Directors (different from the earlier
model) has only strenghtened KCA. I feel there is no
need to panic and rush to reform. We elected the
directors with full confidence just last year. We
need to continue to have faith in them to sort out and
resolve the real issues. My only suggestion to the
Board at this time is to have open communications;
Invite the members to Board meetings; Focus on the
future with a few clear objectives for the remaining
term.
-Vishweshwar - PAST PRESIDENT of KCA of SC
In a message dated 5/3/2005 5:48:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time, NovaMed writes:
KCA of SC Kannadigare,

The things that have happenned in the current KCA of SC baord should be discussed by the General Body of KCA of SC. This email should go to all General membership through [email protected] They all need to know this. They have the right to know and I have the right to request this message to be sent to all KCA of SC memebrs.

Now from the information which is spreading among only few Kannadigas is that TWO more KCA of SC Board of Directors who got elected have resigned from the board. Still most of the KCA members does not even know this . IS THIS THE WAY things need to happen in KCA of SC ? Still we do not know what is happenning ? WHEN DIRECTORS RESIGN WHY IT WAS NOTIFIED TO THE KCA OF SC members ? Did the current KCA of SC Board received their resignation email letters ?

In light of things that have happenned in KCA of SC, KCA members need to think of the suggestions made here to have KCA of SC Board of Trustees looking into the interest of KCA of SC. This is just an advisory body. KCA will have members even after forming this Board of Trustees. There are more reasons to do it now in KCA of SC.
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SUGGESTION for KCA of SC Board of Trustees.


KCA of SC Board of Trustees is an Advisory Board consisting of immediate Past Presidents of KCA of SC. The Trustees shall advice the Board on matters of Policy and high importance (which is happenning now) to KCA of SC.



The initial Board of Trustees consist of the immediate Past President of KCA of SC plus 2 other Past Presidents. The term of the Board of Trustees shall be for three years.(can be decided). This should be properly planned so that there will be understanding who will retire first as trustee. In the begining the term should be staggering. Must be in writing right now after discussions.



One of the trustee's position should become vacant in 2006. This should be fixed right now when this is formed. The current President should become a Board of Trustee once his/her term completed as President of KCA of SC in 2006.



President who completed his/her term in 2004 will go till 4/2008. President who completed his/her term in 2002 will be there till 4/2007. President who completed in 2000 will be there till 4/2006.



The Board of Trustees shall elect a Chairperson who shall be empowered to attend the Board of Directors meeting but with no voting power.



The Board of Trustees shall directly report to the General Body their assessment of the performance of the Board of Directors.

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KCA of SC Board of Trustees is not a back door entry. These are the KANNADIGAS who have allready served KCA of SC. They do not need back door entry into KCA of SC. There will be more checks and balances in KCA of SC. KCA of SC members will be served well.



These will eep things OPEN in KCA of SC.



nimma



V. M. Kumaraswamy


In a message dated 5/2/2005 10:00:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
Namaskara,

In my opinion, Board of trustees is the back door entry. The board is elected body and always has the power to form an external advisory committe. If things go really wrong or the situation warrants, board knows its responsibility to act accordingly. After all the total members fo 250, if we have so many committees, I think there will be no ordinary members left.

Thx,

Vallisha
Opinon as odinary member of KCASC
(This is my individual opinion & not the board's)
In a message dated 5/2/2005 7:28:17 AM Pacific Daylight Time, NovaMed writes:
Dear KCA Kannadigare,

Thanks Mr. B. Nagaraj supporting this for the sake of KCA of SC.

We all know that KCA of SC members are the one who elected the current KCA Board for the year 2004-2006. KCA of SC General Body has more to say in function of KCA of SC. Current KCA Board is an elected body that's all. They are just following the directions of KCA of SC members and they will not be above General Body of KCA.

So in order to make KCA of SC work smoothly, we all eed to consider several more changes to KCA of SC ByLaws and Constitution. This can be done by having a General Body meeting of KCA of SC.

KCA of SC can also consider to have Term Limits to KCA of SC Board of Directors. All similar associations have this in their ByLaws and Constitution. It is high time we should also have it in KCA of SC. This also could be proposed at a General Body meeting of KCA of SC. This gives opportunities for new members of KCA of SC to work in KCA of SC.

There are othere proposals and changes could be considered in a General Body meeting.

I hope other members consider these and express their opinions on this.

Thanks
Sincerely

V. M. Kumaraswamy
[email protected] wrote:

Ellarigoo Namaskara:
Though initially I was skeptical about this proposal, after deep thinking and consideration with the overall interests of KCA as an organization in my heart and mind I fully endorse the suggestions.
With best wishes and warm regards

B. N. Nagaraj - PAST PRESIDENT of KCA of SC
In a message dated 5/1/2005 10:17:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:

It is very unfortunate President has to resign,I think KCA members deserve to know what led to his resignation.

As Mr gowda suggested, it is time to create a BOARD OF TRUSTEES, before KCA
fragments into smaller groups and disintegrate.

Calling special general body meeting is one way to start ball rolling to resolve the problems and go forward to build a stronger KCA.

Rajeswari Prabhakar Kadur

In a message dated 5/1/2005 8:57:13 PM Pacific Daylight Time, NovaMed writes:
KCA Kannadigare,

What is going on with KCA of SC board during this term of 2004-2006 is not good for our KANNADA community in Southern California. KCA has never had this kind of things happenning since last 30 years.

Why now ? What might be the problem in current KCA of SC Board ?

In order to have these kind of problems resolved KCA needs to consider to form a KCA Board of Trustees made out of Past Presidents of KCA of SC(suggestion). The modalities of the function of KCA Board of Trustees can be discussed in a committee meeting of Kannadigas. I think this kind of arrangements are existing in several similar kind of associations like KCA.

Then KCA of SC can have a General Body meeting to approve the formation of KCA Board of Trustees. This should be done as a measure to see that these kinds of problems does not arise in the future in KCA of SC.

I hope you all will give due consideration for this and make right of decision for KCA OF SC. I would like to hear the opinion from Kannadigas who are in this email circulation about this proposal.

Thanks
Sincerely

V. M. Kumaraswamy
KCA of SC Life Member

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