CMC Vellore Alumni ​​

​​ NORTH AMERICAN REUNION ​​        [Since 1981]

38th GOTC: 27-30 June 2019: ​WASHINGTON DC

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THEME 
From Toad Hill to Capitol Hill
A Shared Journey
Come as your favorite politician!

 ​COUNT DOWN

 VELLORE

  TO GO

  1. Lopa Mishra
    Lopa Mishra
  2. Bibhuti Mishra
    Bibhuti Mishra
  3. Kirti Shetty
    Kirti Shetty
  4. Pramod Hansdak
    Pramod Hansdak
  5. Vijaya Hansdak
    Vijaya Hansdak
  6. Vinciya Pandian
    Vinciya Pandian
  7. Sherwine John
    Sherwine John
  8. Daniel John
    Daniel John
  9. Devika Chase
    Devika Chase
  10. Pavan Bhargava
    Pavan Bhargava
  11. Christie Thomas
    Christie Thomas
  12. Ponna Thurairatnam
    Ponna Thurairatnam
  13. Sarat Kuppachi
    Sarat Kuppachi
  14. Kalyani Premkumar
    Kalyani Premkumar
  15. Jayashree Ramasethu
    Jayashree Ramasethu
  16. Margaret Kumar
    Margaret Kumar
  17. Jane von Gaudecker
    Jane von Gaudecker
  18. Suganthi Walter
    Suganthi Walter
  19. Samson Jesudass
    Samson Jesudass
  20. Dorothy Dass Evans
    Dorothy Dass Evans
  21. The Logo
    The Logo
 Meet The  
 2019 Team
 
They will be in charge of the        program and logistics in Washington. They will do their best to ensure you have a memorable reunion.
Contact them at
vellorealumni@doctor.com

For website issues write:
contact@vellore-gotc.com

COMMITTEE OF HOSTS
Lopa & Bibhuti Mishra, Kirti Shetty, Vijaya & Pramod Hansdak, Vinciya Pandian, Sherwine & Daniel John, Pavan Bharagava, Devika Chase, Jayashree Ramasethu, Dorothy Dass Evans, Suganthi Walter

​ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Christie Thomas, Margaret Kumar, Kalyani Premkumar, Sarat Kuppachi, Jane von Gaudecker, Samson Jesudass,Ponna Thurairatnam

​HOSTING 
If anyone, family or a group of alumni are interested in hosting a GOTC in their city or somewhere suitable and close to them, please get in touch with the North American Alumni Association or  the current hosts. We are looking for GOTC 2022 and beyond. Please remember that it requires about 20 months to plan this event. Ample experienced and supportive personnel with remote and electronic resources are available to help with the planning, budgeting and actual hosting. You have to believe that it is one of the most gratifying experiences in one's life! Become a GOTC Host and be in charge of one of the biggest and best known alumni reunion events in the world!
Come Together!
    

THE GATHERINGS OF THE PAST AND HOSTS


1981 - Gatlinburg, TN: Ten 'Founder Families
1982 - Gatlinburg, TN: Miriam & Subash Mathew
                                       Indira & Murphy David
1983 - Not held
1984 - Land between the Lakes, KY: Akthar Yousufji
1985 - Montreal, QC: Gudu & Sylvia Sahai
1986 - Wheeling, WV: Pratap Souri
1987 - Milwaukee, WI: Rachel & George Mathai
1988 - Toronto, ON: Asha & Sudi Devanesan 
                                   George & Leela Varkey
1989 - Ossining, NY: Wiji & Jo Ratnathicam
1990 - Oxnard, CA: Jacob & Shirley Korula
1991 - Stone Mountain, GA: Bobby & Joyce Thomas
1992 - Baltimore, MD: Sheila Chellappa
1993 - Indian Hills, IL: Margaret & Suren Kumar
                                       Manorama & Surjit Hermon
1994 - Hilton Head, SC: Subash & Miriam Mathew
1995 - Portland, OR: Moir & Saro Budden


1996 - Wheeling, WV: Pratap Souri
1997 - Marco Island, FL: Ranjan & Shahnaz Duara
1998 - Poconos, PA: Raj & Tina Narayan
1999 - Escondido, CA: Alex & Valsa Kuruvila
2000 - Ken Lake, KY: Akthar Yusufji
2001 - Montreal, QC: Gudu & Sylvia Sahai
2002 - Tarry Town, NY: Wiji & Jo Ratnathicam
2003 - Cape Cod, MA: Shiv & Honorine Pillai
2004 - Charleston, SC: Murphy & Indra David
2005 - Lake Lannier, GA: Ranjit & Rita Mathew
2006 - Sonoma, CA: Alex & Valsa Kuruvila
2007 - Lincolnshire, IL: Mano & Surjit Hermon 
                                       Suren & Margaret Kumar
2008 - Ottawa, ON: Sudi & Asha Devanesan
2009 - Galveston, TX: Alok & Raj Kalia
2010 - Charlotte, NC: Ashrito & Usha Dayal


2011 - Indiana, IN: Sajiv & Reena John
2012 - St. Louis, MO: Emmanuel & Reena Venkatesan
                                     Tara & Raj Talwar
2013 - Oklahoma, OK: Niraj & Anuradha Prasad
2014 - Dallas Fort Worth, TX: Samson & Anita Jesudas
2015 - Stamford, CT: Nalini Vadivel and Muthu
2016 - Ontario, CA: Alex and Valsa Kuruvila
                                  Sarala & Dan Gnanamuthu
2017 - Elizabeth, NJ: Jo & Wiji Ratnathicam
                                   Albert Johnson
2018 - Toronto, ON: Asha & Sudi Devanesan
                                   Anna & Ponna Thurairatnam

... AND THE FUTURE!


           2020 - Rochester, MN: Priya & Alex Alexander
           2021 - Seattle, WA: Roshny George
           2022 - 
           2023 -  
           2024 - 



           9 LAWS OF GOTC HOSTING
 1. Alumni come in two shapes; Reunionophils and Reunionophobes. Ignore the latter.
​ 2. It's difficult to host a GOTC without attending one. There's something called 'GOTC experience'.
 3. Whether planned or otherwise 80% of the work will be done by one individual.
 4. Only about 50% of attendees would have seen this website. Use other channels to communicate.
 5. Samson's Rule: At least one attendee will be pissed off with at least one item. Negativity can't be zero.
 6.  Actual attendee count will be 15% less than on the closing day; 20% will cancel and 5% will join late.
 7. Vendors' (including the hosting hotel's) targets are inflated to bring in business. They're easily met.
 8. Rat's Hypothesis: Most come because someone else does. Venue has zero effect on attendance.
 9.  Prepare to hear from a Preachy Person from near or far. They deserve whatever you let them have.