Welcome to the website of Kerala Association of Washington (KAW), a non-profit, non-political, non-religious cultural organization working towards the betterment of the social lifestyle of Keralites in the Pacific Northwest. We, Malayalees, come from the southernmost state of India, Kerala. Also known as "God's own country", Kerala is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our native language is "Malayalam" and so the name "Malayalees". KAW strives to maintain and promote the golden heritage of Kerala through our highly acclaimed cultural events, stage shows featuring celebrities from Kerala, sports tournaments, literary and educational activities, and charity initiatives. KAW also serves as a forum of friendship to exchange of ideas and information for the Keralites. We exhort all Malayalees of Washington state to actively participate in the various programs organized by KAW. For a brief history of KAW, click here.

Are you new to Seattle? We have a list of resources to help you with some essential services you are looking for.

If you would like to receive communications from KAW, email secretary@kaow.org.

KAW 2016 EC-Elect (assume office in the next General Body Meeting)

Position Nominated Person
President Jyothish Nair
Vice President Jayashree Narayanan
Secretary Pramod Manjali
Treasurer Hari Prasad
Joint Secretary Rajesh Nanoo
Executive Committee Member Joe Jacob Thomas
Executive Committee Member Devina Balagopal
Executive Committee Member Santhosh Pittan
Executive Committee Member PM Mathew
Executive Committee Member Divya Gopalakrishnan
Executive Committee Member Ajith Kotharamath
Youth Executive Committee Member Reshma Maduri
Youth Executive Committee Member Gayathri Raj
Ex-Officio Santhosh Nair

Important Dates

  • KAW General Body Meeting and Handover: February 20 at Woodinville Library

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2016 Upcoming Events

  • KAW General Body Meeting and Handover: February 20

KAW Community Updates


    Looking for a travel companion:
  • Jerry Jacob is looking for travel companion for his mother in law from TVM to SEA some time around February. Please contact jerry.mj@gmail.com if you or anyone you know is travelling around the same time.

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