In a year where RI President Ian Riseley has put the focus on planting trees and greening the earth, in RI District 3232, Chennai, S N Balasubramanian, a passionate environmentalist, has been instrumental in chartering a new club — RC Chennai Green City. It has over 30 members, who are a mix of both young and old, and hail from 27 different classifications in classic Rotary style.
Balasubramanian, who was the charter president of RC Guindy Industrial City which was started in 2007, says a unique feature about RC Chennai Green City is that the club members have embraced frugality. “We are a vegan club, the members are not served alcohol and we have only breakfast meetings. It has been decided that the money thus saved will be utilised for service projects.”
On the installation day on July 16, where PDG ISAK Nazar was the chief guest, the club donated three computers and a printer/scanner to a government high school in the city. It has also started a Rotaract club, which was one among the 50 inaugurated by PRIP Gary Huang last month.