Club Matters – July 2018

RC Vedaranyam — D 2981

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A camp for detection of bone diseases was held by the club in association with K S ­Orthopaedic Centre, Karaikal, and other medical organisations. Over 500 patients were diagnosed for various ailments at the camp and were given free treatment by a panel of doctors.

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RC Karur — D 3000

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Three solar powered lamps worth ₹50,000 were handed over to the villagers of Nedungur by RI Director C Basker, along with a water filtration system costing ₹1.50 lakh, following a representation by the local ­people who were hit by lack of drinking water and sufficient ­streetlighting in their area. An all-women SHG will ­maintain the RO system.

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RC Rewari Main — D 3011

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A water filtration and cooling unit was installed at the urban primary health centre. The facility will benefit 200 patients who visit the centre every day. The project cost is ₹40,000.

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RC Kundli — D 3012

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Over 30 bicycles were distributed to government schools in Aterna village near Kundli. The club also inaugurated a gender-segregated toilet block at a government school at Manoli village, and a sanitary pad vending machine was installed at a government girls high school in Nangal.

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RC Bikaner Midtown — D 3053

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Four black boards were given to the government high school in Idgah Bari. Club President Gulab Soni, Secretary Giriraj Joshi and other members were present on the occasion. Principal Munni Devi expressed her gratitude to Rotary.

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RC Palanpur City — D 3054

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The club distributed wheat, dal and sugar to over 250 needy people with the donation from Rtn Dr Prakash Shah. This is an ongoing project of the club which had earned the goodwill of the community.

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RC Umbergaon — D 3060

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A water hut was set up in front of the Railway station for the benefit of rail commuters. The hut has a water purifier and a cooler unit to provide clean, safe and cool water. The club has undertaken the responsibility of maintenance.

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RC Amritsar North — D 3070

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Sewing machines were donated to underprivileged women to help them earn a living. The club has also organised training classes for the women.

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RC Karnal Midtown — D 3080

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A group hearing aid system for 10 hearing deficient children was installed at the Tapan Rehabilitation Society in Nilokheri town. DG T K Ruby inaugurated the new facility at the society during his official visit.

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RC Allahabad North — D 3120

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An LN-4 prosthetic hand fitment camp was ­organised jointly with RC Poona Downtown, D 3131, at Vatsalya Sabhagar in the city. Over 300 amputees were ­fitted with artificial limbs and the camp helped spread awareness about Rotary in the community.

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RC Pune Magarpatta City — D 3131

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Women Rotarians and Anns celebrated ­Women’s Day giving out awards and organising ­cultural events. Top achievers — Accenture CEO Ruhi ­Ranjan, social activists ­Shobana Gavas, Shilpa ­Venkat and Sanjeevani Balgude, and Dr Madhavi Vaze — were felicitated.

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RC Mumbai Ghatkopar — D 3141

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A solar rooftop panel was installed at the Sant Ghadge Maharaj School in Kurla, a central suburb, at a cost of ₹4 lakh. The solar facility will help the school to save 50 per cent of its electricity bills. The club also donated sports and fitness equipment to the school.

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RC Nizamabad — D 3150

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Sports equipment was donated to a Zilla Parishad High School in Gupanpally village. This will ­benefit 140 students. An awareness meet on sunstroke ­prevention was held at the school in which 90 students took part.

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RC Kollegal Midtown — D 3181

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Desks were donated to Sri Salur Krupa High School which gives free education to rural children. DG Suresh Chengappa, Damayanthi Chengappa, AG Praveen Kumar and Club President Pradeep Fernandes were among those present at the event.

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RC Palladam Rainbow — D 3202

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A tea stall was donated to a ­physically handicapped woman at a cost of ₹60,000. The shop with ­appliances and grocery items was sponsored by Club President S Kavitha and an NGO.

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RC Alleppey East — D 3211

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A Rotary Mammogram ­Centre costing ₹40 lakh was inaugurated by DG Suresh Mathew. The centre will be of great help to the needy women in and around Alleppey, including Kuttanad, a place with a large number of cancer patients.

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RC Karaikudi Heritage — D 3212

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A medical camp was held in which screening for breast cancer, along with other ailments, was done at the  Alangudiyar Municipal Primary and High School in the town.  An awareness talk on breast cancer was given by Dr Karthikeyan.

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RC Rourkela Midtown — D 3261

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A handwashing station was installed at an upper ­primary school in the town. The facility was ­inaugurated by PDG A B Mohapatra, who is also Vice-Chairman, National WinS Recognition Committee, and WinS Chair PDG Shashi Varvandkar.

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RC Joka — 3291

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A two-day RYLA was held for 36 visually-impaired students of Calcutta Blind School. The event was inaugurated by DG Brojo Gopal Kundu and Swami ­Vedaswarupananda of Ramakrishna Mission. PRID ­Shekhar Mehta was the chief guest at the ­valedictory session.

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