Due to the pandemic, Rotary clubs are wanting to stay safe and scale back their installation ceremonies. “Because of coronavirus, clubs are inducting members from a distance,” says Gauri Hiremath, past president of RC Seven Hills Dharwad, RID 3170. The club hosted a drive-in ceremony with just the six newly-added members and 12 other guests.
The meeting was organised in line with local regulations complying with basic preventive measures. “Despite challenging times, Rotarians are willing to adapt and do what they can. After all, making your new members feel welcomed is very important,” she says. PDG Ravi Deshpande inducted the new office-bearers and wished them good luck.