The Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society (BIACS) is a Kentucky registered not for profit organization (Tax ID 61-1145155). Founded in 1988, BIACS provides people of Indian heritage and other interested members a platform to engage in civic and charitable activities in the Bluegrass Region. Consistent with its charter, over the years, BIACS has spearheaded or participated in a variety of social, educational, cultural, charitable and civic activities within the Bluegrass Region.

Two marquee events that the society has spearheaded since its inception are a scholarship awards banquet and a free health fair. At the awards banquet, BIACS awards cash scholarships to college bound high school graduates of many different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds from throughout the state of Kentucky. These scholarships are possible because of generous support from BIACS members and Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky. Guests of honor and speakers at these awards banquets have ranged from past presidents, leaders of industry, New York Times Best Selling authors, federal judges, ambassadors to other nations, mayors, and other accomplished members of the community. The annual BIACS health fair is free and open to all. The event, organized with support of the local government sponsored health board and volunteer physicians, provides checkups, basic screenings and consultations from physicians including internists, cardiologists, pediatricians, dentists, pulmonologists, and allergists.

In addition to these signature events, the society also participates in other civic activities such as volunteering at food banks, cultural showcases at events of local interest, and raising funds to assist those affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes and flooding within the state, the nation and beyond.

The executive committee of the BIACS, comprising of a President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer are assisted by councilors in managing the activities of the society. Every individual on the executive committee and the council volunteer their time for activities related to BIACS. The executive board serves a one year term, while the councilors serve for two years. A nomination and election process is used to select the executive board and councilors at the annual board meeting of the BIACS.

In order to foster civic engagement among the next generation of Americans of Indian heritage, a youth board works closely with the BIACS board, and often provides volunteers for the activities of the society. The youth board members are also elected.

Membership to the society involves an application and payment of nominal dues and is not restricted to those of Indian heritage.

We welcome you to our website, and encourage you to browse through its contents to learn more about us and what we do.

2017 BIACS Board

President : Mrs. Rekha Palli (president@biacs.org)
Secretary : Mrs. Vijya Parmar (secretary@biacs.org)
Treasurer : Mr. Gaurav Sadhir
Past President : Mrs. Sangeeta Kadambi
President-Elect : Dr. Adil Toddywalla

Councilors : Mrs. Jo Stone Rosenberg
Mrs. Kanaka Aspari
Mr. Srinivas Chithrala
Mrs. Shobana Venkatesan
Dr. Lakshmi Naidu
Mr. Rajasekhar Ravipati
Mrs. Sherri Weisenfluh

2017 BIACS Youth Group

President : Ms. Maya Anjur (youth@biacs.org)
Vice-President : Mr. Lalith Manukonda
General Secretary : Mr. Rohan Palla
Community Service Coordinator : Mr. Niran Chattha
Radio Program Coordinator : Mr. Ashwin Kamineni
Public Relations Coordinator : Ms. Ellora Kamineni
Information Technology Coordinator : Mr. Akhil Kesaraju
Radio program Coordinator : Mr. Rohith Kesaraju
Cultural Program Coordinator : Mr. Eesh Kulshrestha
Event Photography : Mr. Arjun Polisetty
Event Secretary : Mr. Neal Rekhraj
Volunteers : Mr. Pranay Agrawal
Mr. Adarsh Chithrala
Mr. Rehan Ghanta
Mr. Aneesh Kadambi
Ms. Elora Mukhopadhyay
Mr. Saiprasad Naidu
Ms. Radhika Sharma
Ms. Tharunika Venkateshan
Mr. Sharath Narasimha
Mr. Sylesh Sudharsan