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2014-2015 VPA Office Bearers

Executive Committee

  • President & Trustee
    Mr. Ravishankar
    Byrappagowda, CA

  • Vice President
    Mr. Chandrashekar
    Basavalinganadoddi, P.E.,CA

  • Secretary & Trustee
    Mr. Sreenivas Nagaraj, CA

  • Treasurer & Trustee
    Mr. Vijay Lakshman, CA

  • Joint-Secretary
    Mr. Deepak Budaguppe, NJ

  • Joint-Treasurer
    Mr. Ravi Somanhally, IL

Regional Presidents

  • President - East
    Mr. Sham Devarunda, PA

  • President- VPA-West
    Mr. Vinod Keremane, CA

  • President- VPA-Midwest
    Mr. Prasad Krishnappa, IL

  • President -South
    Dr. Vasu Bommanna, TX

Board of Trustees

Past Presidents

  • 2012-13 - Mr. Shiva Shankar, IL
  • 2010-11 - Dr. Anasuya Swamy, MD
  • 2008-09 - Dr. Halekote Viswamithra, TX
  • 2006-07 - Mr. B.J. Arun, CA
  • 2003-05 - Mr. Amarnath Gowda, MI
  • 2001-02 - Mr. Srinivasa Gowda, NJ
  • 1998-00 - Dr. D.M. Sreekanth, IL
  • 1996-97 - Dr. K.L. Satyanarayana, CA
  • 1995-96 - Dr. Shashi Kumar, PA
  • 1994-95 - Dr. Krishne N. Gowda, NC
  • 1992-93 - Mr. Narayanaswamy Krishnappa, IL
  • 1991-92 - Dr. Raja P. Gowda, IL
VPA Central Office Address


4664 Rousillon Ave,
Fremont, CA 94555

VPA Charitable Work
  • Please mail your donations using the form below:

    VPA National Donation Form

  • VPA South raised $1250 for Sankara Eye Foundation

  • VPA sponsored a Dining Hall in the K.H. Ramaiah Hostel
    Please Click Here for photos

  • Dr. Sreekanth - $5,560 ($1,115 to Tunga Vidya Vardaka Sangha,Thirthahalli, Shimoga District and $4,445 to Devangi Manappa
    Rangamandira Samithi, Devangi, Shimoga District).

  • Mr. Amarnath Gowda - $3,000 ($1,000 to K.H. Ramaiah Hostel, Mysore and $2,000 to MSG - Memorial Family Planning Hospital, Mulbagal).

  • Dr. Appaswamy Gowda has donated $2,300 through VPA to following organizations:
    • $1,150 to Krushika Sarvodaya Foundation, Bangalore
    • $1,150 to Prathidhwani - Centre for Community Development, Hassan

Vokkaligara Parishat of America (VPA)
VPA Convention 2015 Updates

VPA is a non-profit organization (Tax ID: 31-1529941), established in 1991. VPA is dedicatedly to assist and promote literacy, cultural, educational, social, economic, health of rural farming community.

VPA members are those who can trace their ancestry to people engaged in the
farming occupation. VPA has also involved in many charitable work,

In order to encourage active and frequent involvement of the vokkaliga people in VPA, VPA has formed following four regional Chapters:

Further, each state under regional chapters are involved in various community and cultural events locally.

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VPA General Body Meeting & Election

General Body Meeting:

VPA General Body Meeting will be held during the upcoming VPA Convention 2015. Here are the meeting details:

  • Date: Saturday July 4th, 2015
  • Time: 1:30 PM PST
  • Place: Grand Ballroom, Double Tree Hilton, Sacramento, CA

    Meeting Agenda

Nominations and Election:

Nominations for the 2016-2017 VPA Executive Committee & Board of Trustees and Election rules can be found below:

Nominations and Election Rules


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