Dear Community Member,
I am pleased to inform you that the TRICIA Board appointed Nomination and Election Committee (NEC) has now completed the elections for the 2022 TRICIA team for the Executive Committee and the Board. The results are as follows:
TRICIA Executive Team 2022
Sridhar Pentyala   – President
Naga Kalapala      – Vice President
Preethi Gujju       – Secretary
Narashimman Renganatha  – Treasurer
Hiren  Pathak         – Executive Committee
Dinesh Dondapati  – Executive Committee
Alim  Samad           – Executive Committee
TRICIA Board (January 2022- December 2024)
Subhani Pattan    – Board Member
Krishan Luthra   – Board Member
Ram Lalukota     – Board Member
Peter Thomas     – Board Member
Congratulations and best wishes to those who are elected. We extend our great appreciation to all candidates. 
On behalf of the TRICIA Board, I would like to thank our NEC team, Elangovan Raman, Manoj Shah and Ashish Jain for their dedication and due diligent service. Also, I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped in the vote counting process.
Last but not the least, and on behalf of the TRICIA Board, I want to thank each one of you, for your overwhelming participation in the voting this year.
Ram Lalukota
Board Chair, TRICIA

List of nominations received by TRICIA NEC 2021 via email by 4:00 PM on October 25, 2021.

BOD Candidates (4 Positions)

 First Name Last Name Position Date Time
 KrishanLuthraBODOct-23-202112:08 PM
 SubhaniPattanBODOct-23-202101:14 PM
 VedShravahBODOct-23-202108:51 PM
 RamLalukota BODOct-24-202110:15 AM
 PeterThomasBODOct-24-2021 02:18 PM
 AbdulrahmanMoideenBODOct-25-2021 01:25 PM

President Candidates (1 Positions)

First NameLast NamePosition Date Time
 Sridhar Pentyala President Oct-21-2021 06:50 PM

Vice President Candidates (1 Positions)

First NameLast NamePosition Date Time
 Naga Kalapala Vice President Oct-25-2021 11:24 AM

Secretary Candidates (1 Positions)

First NameLast NamePosition Date Time
 Preethi Gujju Secretary Oct-24-2021 01:15 PM

Treasurer Candidates (1 Positions)

First NameLast NamePosition Date Time
NarashimmanRenganathaTreasurerOct-22-202111:32 PM

Executive Committee Candidates (6 Positions)

First NameFirst NamePosition Date Time
HirenPathakECOct-21-20218:08 PM
Dinesh Dondapati ECOct-21-20218:46 PM
AlimSamadECOct-25-20219:45 AM


Dear TRICIA members,

All of you received the following letter via email regarding the elections. Please remember that the absolute deadline to submit the self-nominations is October 25th, 2021! It is only 5 days away!
Please read the details to meet all the criteria so that there are no issues left to resolve!
Thank you for your interest and participation.
The 2021 NEC Team

Dear TRICIA Members,

This letter is sent to you to launch the election process. Enclosed, you will find:

1. 2021 Elections – Nomination, Eligibility requirements, and Schedule

2. Nomination Form for Prospective Candidates

Please read the requirements carefully before submitting your nomination. Any nomination that does not meet the eligibility requirements as mentioned in the attached form, or is incomplete, will be rejected. Upon receiving nominations, the eligibility of all the candidates will be validated, and all qualified nominations will be posted on TRICIA website. Members will be able to get to know the candidates before they vote as all of the candidates will be sharing with you their vision, past service to TRICIA and future service ideas, or any other not-for-profit experience. Every candidate’s photo and biography will be available on TRICIA website.

As directed by TRICIA Board, this year also we will be mailing ballots by postal mail to you. When you receive your ballots, please review the profiles of the candidates contesting on TRICIA website, cast your vote, and mail those ballots to Tricia NEC in the self-addressed, stamped envelope (postmarked by November 19, 2021). There will be no in-person voting this year due to the health/safety restrictions posed by Covid-19.

We would encourage you to be vigilant and report if you witness any voter fraud or irregularity in the voting process by emailing at We will need every member’s help to keep this election fair.

Any questions related to membership should be directed to Any questions from candidates related to the nomination and election process etc should be directed to TRICIA NEC via email at

The nomination form, digital picture, and write-up in PDF format can be emailed to, by October 25, 2021, until 4.00 PM or Nomination form, picture, and the write-up should be mailed to the NEC mailbox at TRICIA NEC ‐ 2021 P. O. Box 11560 Albany, NY postmarked by October 21, 2021.

Thank You,


2021 Elections – Nomination, Eligibility requirements and Schedule

Eligibility criteria for the Candidates

BOD Candidates:  Must have become Life Members on/before December 31, 2019

Executive Committee Candidates

   a) Must have become Life Members on/before December 31, 2020
   b) Must have been Members in 2020 and 2021 with membership fee for year 2020 paid on/before December 31, 2020, and membership fee for year 2021 paid on/before March 31, 2021.

Nomination requirements for the Candidates

Self-nomination form along with a passport-size photo and a short biography (up to 500 words) that includes: their vision, past service to TRICIA, future service ideas/plans, and any other not-for-profit experience, if applicable.

Nomination Submission and Election Schedule

  • TRICIA NEC will send details of Nomination process including Election Guidelines and Nomination Forms by email to the TRICIA Members on October 16, 2021
  • Interested candidates must send their Self-nomination forms, including the photo and short biography as stated above, by email to latest by October 25, 2021 4:00 PM EST or to NEC mailbox at TRICIA NEC ‐ 2021 P. O. Box 11560 Albany, NY postmarked by October 21, 2021.
  • NEC in concert with TRICIA Secretary will verify Self-nominations received from October 16, 2021 to October 25, 2021 for eligibility and then publish the names and the biographies of all eligible candidates on TRICIA website on October 27, 2021.
  • Self-nomination withdrawal date is October 29, 2021 before 4.00 PM EST by email only at
  • Final list of contestants will be posted on TRICIA website and TRICIA Members will be informed by email by October 30, 2021.
  • No use of TRICIA logo or any TRICIA property.
  • TRICIA NEC will mail ballots to all members by US postal service on November 4, 2021.
  • Ballots must be mailed back in the self-addressed, stamped envelopes provided by TRICIA NEC, postmarked no later than November 19, 2021. Ballots returned by any other means will be considered invalid.
  • There will be no in-person voting this year due to health/safety restrictions posed by Covid-19.
  • TRICIA NEC will announce the election results on November 29, 2021, after counting the postal ballots.

Eligibility to Vote: All members who paid membership on or before August 31, 2021 are eligible.
All correspondence regarding change of address, membership, and such needs to be addressed to the TRICIA Any questions related to nomination and election process etc should be directed to TRICIA NEC via email at All other questions will be directed to the board for clarification.