Forum elects new executive committee, board of trustees and Sanjay Kudrimoti as president

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Three-member nominating committee (from left to right): Kaplesh Kumar, Gope Gidwani and Rita Adwani

LEXINGTON, MA—The Indian American Forum for Political Education Massachusetts on Sunday elected Sanjay Kudrimoty as its new president as well as a new executive committee and a new board of trustees for a two-year term.

Kudrimoti replaced Neena Kedia Mohanka. Sonali Lappin was elected to the newly-created position of Preisdent-Elect.

Members of newly-elected executive committee.
Members of newly-elected executive committee.

IAPFE, which previously operated as a local chapter of the national Indian American Forum for Political Education, will now operate as a separate and independent entity. To read more about the change in the structure of the organization click here.

Elections for the IAFPE-MA were held at the organization’s general body meeting on Jan. 17 at Lexington Historical Society in Lexington, MA. The General Body voted on the names recommended by the three-member nominating committee, which consisted of Gope Gidwani, Rita Advani and Kaplesh Kumar. Gidwani served as chairman of the nominating committee.

Three-member nominating committee (from left to right): Kaplesh Kumar, Gope Gidwani and Rita Adwani
Three-member nominating committee (from left to right): Kaplesh Kumar, Gope Gidwani and Rita Adwani

Here is the list of newly-elected members of the executive committee and trustees:

Executive Committee
President: Sanjay Kudrimoti
President-Elect: Sonali Lappin
Treasurer: Kumkum Dilwali
Secretary: Raminder Luther
Associate Secretary: Shrutih Tewarie
Member at Large: Mohini Malhotra
Member at Large: Pradyuman Tewarie

Trustees:
Sanjay Kudrimuty, President
Neena Mohanka , Past President
Kumkum Dilwali, Treasurer
Ramesh Advani
Janine Saldanha
Sahdev Passey
Melvin Mendes (Mendes was out of town and could not be confirmed)

Members of the board of trustees.
Members of the board of trustees.

Earlier, the local chapter was operating under the umbrella of the national IAFPE, the oldest and largest Indian American organization for political education in the United States. Established in 1982, IAFPE had 22 state chapters across the nation. The Massachusetts chapter broke away from the national organizational because the national body had lost its non-profit 501c3 status a few years ago.

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  1. Congratulations to new team
    Wish everyone the best
    Challenging times for any ethnic group so having new blood with fresh ideas can drive the engine in what I call as participatory democracy and political advocacy for issues of concern.
    It is also nice that Lexington was selected for the venue .
    Best

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