Volunteering: Your Temple is run by volunteers. By
volunteering your time and effort you can make a difference in the temple.
Volunteering is now made even more easier!
Signup for volunteering!!
Most of the activities in the temple are carried out by the dedicated efforts of
volunteers. The Religious, Kitchen, Cultural, Maintenance, Public Relations and
Youth committees are some of the committees where volunteers are
Volunteering helps meet people and make new friends; it helps the temple
increase and improve the services offered by the temple; and brings a feeling
of satisfaction and inner peace in the individual. For details about the
activities of these committees, call the temple and ask for the name and phone
number of the respective coordinator.
We strongly urge you to sign up for any volunteer activity and get your family
members and friends involved. Please contact us using the
feedback form , and the committee
co-coordinator will call or email you to set up. Students can apply the
volunteer hours they spend at the temple towards any school volunteer
Details of each committee/task force is given below:
Governance Board (GB)
Prem Chandar - President
Uma Potarazu (BOT Rep)
C.K.Dhananjayan (BOT Rep)
Ramachar Mukunda (BOT Rep)
Board of Trustees (BOT)
Coordinator: Chairman of the Board of Trustees – Uma Potarazu
The The Executive Committee (EC) of BOT consists of: :
Chairman – Uma Potarazu
Vice Chairperson Operations – Prabhakar Thyagarajan
Vice Chairperson Policy - Priya Ganesh
Treasurer - Krishna Bappanad
Secretary - Vasu Murthy
C. K. Dhananjayan
Dr. Rajagopala Rao Tripuraneni
Governance Board Members (BOT Representatives):
Vice Chair Operations – Anu Iyer
Vice Chair Policy – Nithya Nagarajan
Assistant Treasurer – Sreekumar Sridharan
Alternate Secretary – Vijaya Gollamudi
Operations Committees Trustee Liaisons:
Religious: Charu Narasimhan
Cultural: Sreekumar Sreedharan
Food: Vijaya Reddy
Education: Vijaya Gollamudi
Public Relations: Venkat Subramanian
Maintenance: Ananth Badrinath
Publications: Danny Dhananjayan
Vasthram/Saree: Pria Ganesh
BOT Leads/Representatives: Key Task Forces by GC/GB/BOT:
External Public Relations officer: Pria Ganesh
Security Officer: Prabhakar Thyagarajan/Pria Ganesh
Policy and Procedure Manual: Nithya Nagarajan/ Ram Mukunda
Volunteer Initiation/Training: Uma Potarazu/Anu Iyer
Youth Involvement : Nithya Nagarajan
Master Plan: Danny Dhananjayan/ M.G. Menon
Priest Term Review: Charu Narasimhan/Vasu Murthy
Review by laws: Dr. Rajagopal Rao Tripuraneni
SSVT Vidyaalaya: Danny Dhananjayan/Prabhakar
Devotee Satisfaction: Uma Potarazu
Legal Compliance: Nithya Nagarajan
BOT Leads: Annual Event Task Forces:
Annual Functions and Task force leaders:
Mini bazaar - Vijaya Reddy and Any Iyer
BYOG - Charu Narasimhan and Sreekumar Sreedharan
Ganesh Chaturthi - Vasu Murthy and Venkat Subramaniam
Diwali – Bangalore Shivacharan, Priya Ganesh and Nithya Nagarajan
Annual Dinner – Ananth Badarinath, Priya Ganesh and Krishna Bappanad
Service member recognition - Venkat Subramaniam, Ram Mukunda
SSVT Endowment – Investment Management Committee
Committee Chair: Shekar Narasimhan email@example.com
SSVT Endowment is designed to complement the temple’s income by creating two
Funds to secure the temple's future and support the achievement of its mission.
The Education & Culture Fund shall be managed so as to provide financial
support for educational, cultural and other efforts consistent with SSVT's
mission to benefit its congregation and the broader Hindu community. The
Financial Security and Stability Fund is to provide long-term financial
security to the Temple. It shall be managed so as to provide financial support
through its earnings for debt relief and for long capital needs of the Temple.
The Committee, consisting of the Treasurer, four trustee-emeritus and two
independent financial specialists, is a fiduciary committee, and is responsible
for monitoring the investment management of the Endowment and ensuring
adherence to the investment guidelines and asset allocation strategies approved
by the Board of Trustees. The Investment Management Committee will employ one or more
investment managers of varying styles and philosophies to attain the Fund's
SSVT Endowment -Development Committee
Committee Chair: K. G. Venkatraman (Ramani), (301) 646-1232,
Established to explore ways and means to market the endowment to the
congregation and to work alongside the Investment Management Committee to
provide seminars and educational opportunities for estate planning and planned
Coordinator: BOT Treasurer – Krishna Bappanad, firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance committee advises Board of Trustees on all financial matters: debt
levels, budgeting, congregation loan rates, expense ratios and other management
tools. Day-to-day operations are managed by the Accounting Team, which is
overseen by the Treasurer.
Accounting Team: Krishna Bappanad, Swathi Chandrasekharan
Tax Deductible donations: Usha Krishnamurthy
Debit-Order program management: including devotee communications
Coordinator: Vice Chairperson Operations: Prabhakar Thyagarajan, email@example.com
Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the temple including scheduling and
Authorized to spend up to $2,500 within budget parameters for operational
The Operations Committee coordinates the work of all Devotee committees and
Task Forces which are listed below
BOT Liaison: Vijaya Reddy, Coordinator: Nalini Iyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizes and conducts dance, music, drama, and other cultural programs under
Provides a venue for exhibiting the talents of young artistes in the region.
Assists in raising additional resources for sponsoring artistes from India.
Oversees the making and selling of audio tapes.
BOT Liaison: Ramaswamy Chandramouli, Coordinator:
Aparna Ramaswamy, email@example.com
Educate children of Hindu roots about their rich culture & religion
Increase the learning for parents and adults so that they can better teach
their children and better represent the Hindu community in interfaith
Provide an opportunity for those from non-Indian background to learn about
BOT Liaison/Coordinator - Danny Dhananjayan,
Provides technical advice on all matters relating to construction,
installation, remodeling and maintenance of all temple buildings and grounds
Maintenance Committee (reconstituted):
BOT Liaison/Coordinator - Ramachar Mukunda,
Keeps all temple-owned buildings and grounds in safe and working condition.
Hires and supervises contractors and other workers who perform maintenance
functions and capital projects.
Fund Raising Committee (New):
BOT Liaison/Coordinator - Pria Ganesh,
BOT Liaison: Sasikala Chandar, Coordinator:
Ramesh Kommuri, firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides refreshments during weekends, holidays and special puja days.
Assists in Temple's annual bazaar and special fund raising events.
Public Relations Committee:
BOT Liaison: Anu Iyer, Coordinator: Ravi Mittal,
Provides information on Temple services and programs to the congregation.
Recruits volunteers to assist in religious, administrative and other special
Conducts ongoing and special fund raising activities.
Schedule Front Desk volunteers
BOT Liaison: Vasu Murthy, Coordinator:
R S Venkatachalam, email@example.com
Plans and manages Temple's religious programs.
Organizes relevant pujas for Hindu religious days and special occasions.
Selects priests specialized in different services to serve the needs of the
Ensures the cleaning of sarees and dhotis for idols
Maintains inventory of jewelry and other idols-related assets.
Youth & Community Service Committee (Aakaar):
Provides a venue to teach Hindu mythology and rituals to children and young
Involves children and young adults in religious, cultural, and social programs
of the Temple.
Creates opportunities for social services in the larger community.
Information Technology (IT) Taskforce
BOT Liaison: Prabhakar Thyagarajan, –
Develops and implements computer systems and networks to support and automate Temple operations. Implement IT processes in various functional areas, including the phone system and front desk operations, Point of Sale (POS) and payment system, security system, ssvt website, email services including flyers/newsletter/program announcements, employee management (scheduling, timecards, payroll, accounting), audio/video operation and maintenance, temple document archival, and social media.
Coordinator: Bharathi Reddy
Decorates Temple premises during special pujas and functions.
Assists with decorations when devotees rent the Temple auditorium for marriages
and religious events.
Devotee Database Services Taskforce
Coordinator: Usha Krishnamurthy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintains current database of congregation members for mailing newsletters and
other promotional materials.
Prepares congregation lists for fundraising and special events.
Maintains an account of donations and provides devotees with a report of their
contributions for tax filing.
Coordinator: Mythili Ramesh email@example.com
Prepares garlands for all deities.
Estimates flower needs for special pujas.
Coordinator: K.G. Venkatraman
Plants and maintains flowers in Temple premises
Supervises workers who take care of Temple grounds.
Coordinators: Sasi Menon, K.G. Venkatraman
Deal with all temple employee insurance benefits, including health, workmen’s
compensation and other insurance, ensuring the best pricing, benefits and
coverage for all
Deal with all temple building insurance matters and ensure that the temple’s
assets are well protected
Hundi Collection Task Force
Coordinator: Geeta Mani  - firstname.lastname@example.org
Collecting, recording and depositing of all temple funds on a routine
Hundi Counting Team: Kusum Raghavan, Sundar Mahadevan, Suresh Narasimhan, Jay
Sriram, Kannan Ramaswamy and Bhanu Krishnakumar are team leaders who lead a
team of 5 to 6 volunteers.
Publications Task Force
BOT Liaison: Ramaswamy Chandramouli: email@example.com
Publishes Temple's monthly newsletter.
Prepares souvenirs and other special publications.
Releases new or updated versions of religious texts for devotees.
Publicity Task Force
Oversees telephone voice mail and messaging system
Coordinate the preparation and dissemination of publicity materials for the
Arranges for placement of ads, video clips, etc. for upcoming events in various
publications and television stations.
Transportation Task Force
Coordinator: Kannan Subramanian
Coordinates and manages devotee transportation and parking during temple
special events and weekends.
Please serve your
in the committees and taskforces that you like. You can contact the coordinator
listed or you can call the
at (301) 552-3335 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org