Club Matters – November 2016 Issue

RC Villupuram — D 2982


The club set up a drinking water facility costing Rs 35,000 at the Panchayat Union Middle School in Melamangalam and renovated a classroom in another panchayat school in Nannadu, a neighbouring village, as part of their literacy project.


RC Sonepat Uptown — D 3012


The club organised the Nation Builder Awards event to honour 35 teachers from 25 government schools. These teachers have excelled in their vocation and have been voted as the best by their students and principals.


RC Vuyyuru — D 3020


The Rotarians joined hands with the local panchayat to organise a tree plantation drive in Vuyyuru. About 1,000 saplings were planted across the city and the club has taken up the responsibility for safeguarding these plants.


RC Bhopal Hills — D 3040


A tree plantation drive was organised by the club at Bachpan Play School in Lalghati and Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital. Club President Anil Agrawal said that the green drive will continue throughout the rainy season across Bhopal. The club organised a blood donation camp and donated 54 units of blood to the Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital.


RC Ahmedabad Metro — D 3051


The Rotarians celebrated World Literacy Day by distributing school bags to children of ­Paldi-Kankaj village. The club has adopted ­children of this village for a year and has planned welfare projects aimed at improving their lives.


RC Surat Roundtown — D 3060


The club sponsored 100 cataract operations and donated two special cameras, each costing Rs 2.5 lakh, to Tejas Eye Hospital in Mandvi. PDG Bharat Solanki said that the non-android cameras will help the hospital staff to examine tribal patients who are hesitant to visit the hospital.


RC Karnal Midtown — D 3080


An adult literacy project was held at Dadupur village (Nising tehsil), in association with Bharat Shakshrta Mission. About 80 adult learners were given books and stationery kits. It was a different experience to visit the village, sit with the villagers and get to know how they feel, says Club President B R Seth.


RC Sriganganagar East — D 3090


It was a grand Navaratri festival for Rotarians as they organised Dandia Mahotsav fundraiser for 10 days.  “Over 5,000 people including members of all the five Rotary clubs of Ganganagar participated in the festivities and the money we raised will be used for our club projects” said Lalit Doda, past president of the club.


RC Bareilly Metro — D 3110


The club took up Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by cleaning up the premises of Bareilly Railway Junction on October 2 to mark Gandhi Jayanthi. BJP MP Dharmendra Kashyap led the Rotarians and Railway officials in the clean-up drive. Club President Harsh Arora and Secretary Neeraj Malik were also there on the occasion.


RC Udgir Central — D 3132


A mega medical mission was held in Udgir located in southern end of Maharashtra from June 1–8 under the chairmanship of PDG Rajiv Pradhan. About 100 doctors examined 21,600 patients and medicines were given free of cost. Surgeries were performed for 1,260 patients for various disorders. Districts 3131 and 3170 co-hosted the programme.


RC Bombay Kandivli – D 3141


Interact Club of Gundecha Education Academy (ICGEA) had its installation on July 2. The ICGEA initiated by the club has got 330 new members, a record, thus bringing their total strength to over 600 interactors.


RC Panaji Riviera — D 3170


The Transport Minister of Goa Sudin ­Dhavalikar flagged off the ‘Wear Helmet, Save Life’ ­campaign organised by the club at Panjim ­Community Centre, jointly with the Goa Motorcycle ­Taxi-Riders Association. Helmets were distributed to two-wheeler taxi riders across the Union Territory to sensitise them on the importance of wearing it to safeguard their lives.


RC Kalladikkode — D 3201


Ammachu, a widow with two children, has moved into her new home, from the thatched hut she was staying in for so long, thanks to the Rotarians who have sponsored it for her. The Club President Thushar V K said that the ­members pooled in the money to meet the cost of construction.


RC Erode Metro — D 3202


Around 60 students with their parents benefitted from the one-day career guidance programme organised by the club.  It helps them make informed decisions when planning their higher education, as well as the various subject combinations available to them, said the Club President L Vairahvel.


RC Kottayam Southern — D 3211


The Rotarians organised a cancer awareness and screening camp with help from Caritas Hospital in Kottayam. Over 200 people were screened and the four people detected with cancer were offered treatment at the hospital. An awareness lecture by the doctors also sensitised the people about the disease.


RC Calcutta North Suburban — D 3291


A ‘Toto ambulance’ was dedicated by the club to RCC Natunpally Dankuni for use by the local people residing in the slums. The three-wheeler equipped with the basic emergency amenities can have access into the narrow gullies and thus save precious lives during emergencies.

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