The Bengali Association of Madison (BAM) was started in 1983 by a small group of people some of who are still part of the present group. Our simple intention is to enjoy the essence and spirit of Bengali food music and culture with each other, our children and the community in this beautiful town that we call home. We currently have about 100 members and membership and events are open to all. We are a small friendly group that is very welcoming to local students, new friends and would love for you to join us.

Bengali Association of Madison (BAM) is registered with the State of Wisconsin and Federal US Government. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has granted BAM a non-profit, tax exempt status (effective date: April 16, 2016). 



BAM Bylaws

BAM Bylaws

Committee Members

Executive committee was formed with a term limit of 2 years. The new executive committee
will be in office from August 1st, 2021 to July 31st, 2023.

The elected executive committee members are: 

President- Rahul Chatterjee
President elect- Jayshree Samanta

Co-treasurers- Ranjit Dasgupta and Bikram Nandi

The President and President elect will work closely throughout the term and the President elect will be the President in the next term. Elections will be held for the President elect and co-treasurers every 2 years.

Picnic: The majority of members voted for having a picnic on August 22nd, 2021. A picnic team was formed with the following members: Gautam Bhowmick, Saikat Das, Sangeeta Roy, Sukanta Ghosh, and Sagarika Mallick.

​Everyone is welcome to join BAM! To join, please click the "Contact Us" tab at the top of the page