Club Matters – April 2018

RC Nagapattinam Wings — D 2981

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Pongal was celebrated at Kalaimahal Nursery and Primary School in a traditional manner. Games were organised and over 200 students took part in the event. Sugarcane and sweet Pongal were distributed to them. Over 30 Rotarians were present on the occasion.

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RC Salem Young Town — D 2982

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A toilet block at Government Girls Higher ­Secondary School in Mecheri, a village near Salem, was ­inaugurated at a cost of ₹4.25 lakh. It had a global grant funding from TRF and RC Danville/Sycamore Valley, D 5160.

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RC Achalpur — D 3030

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The club organised a meditation camp for schools in which 1,500 children took part with enthusiasm. The Rotarians distributed 600 notebooks to the school children as part of their Happy School project.

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RC Jaipur Round Town — D 3054

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Groceries were donated to Shri Ram Vridh Ashram, an old age home, at Chaksu village near Jaipur by the club members. The inmates thanked Rotarians for their thoughtful gesture.

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RC Surat Roundtown — D 3060

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A friendship exchange team from Mexico visited the Mamta School for Special Children in Surat. The children entertained the visitors by staging programmes. The club is supporting the school with food, donations and other play and learning equipment.

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RC Jammu Midtown — D 3070

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A medical camp with focus on dental and oral hygiene was held at Naveen High School in which over 450 students were screened by a team of dentists and Rotaractors from a medical college.

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RC Shahjahanpur — D 3110

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A dental camp was organised for differently-abled children at Mata Asharfi Devi School. Free ­toothpaste and Ludo game boards were distributed to the children.

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RC Varanasi East — D 3120

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In association with Hotel Hindustan International, the club distributed blankets and clothes for the needy in ­Sarnath and nearby villages. Club President Chanchal Kumar ­Ganguly coordinated the project with the hotel executives who had assured that they would extend support to the club for such humanitarian projects.

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RC Pune Metro — D 3131

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A three-day workshop titled Tarunyabhan was held by gynaecologist and social worker Dr Rani Bang and her team at MIT polytechnic in Kothrud. Nearly 800 ­teenagers listened to a wide range of topics covering ­physical, ­emotional trauma, sexuality, choosing life partner, ­matrimonial life and other family issues.

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RC Ahmednagar Priyadarshini — D 3132

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Under Project Vyakti Vikas, the club joined hands with other clubs in the region to organise ­psychometric tests to evaluate the personality and psychological quotient of children in their Interact clubs. In all, 600 interactors benefitted from the project.

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RC Bombay Hills South — D 3141

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Economist and tax expert Homi Ranina gave a threadbare analysis of the Union Budget 2018 at a joint meeting of the club with RC Mumbai Nova. Listing out the salient features of the Budget in his inimitable style, he was heard in rapt attention by a distinguished audience of Rotarians and invited guests.

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RC Sullurpet — D 3160

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Stationery, pouches, hand wash and first aid kits were distributed to students of a primary school in Pamulamitta village, Tada mandal. Over 40 ­students benefitted from the project sponsored by Rtn V Vijayalakshmi who had spent ₹5,000 to purchase the donated items.

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RC Dharwad Central — D 3170

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A two-day workshop for teachers on Peer Leadership and Depression Prevention was held at the KLE RLS School. The event was part of a global grant project taken up by RC Hubli East, in partnership with RC Wellesley, Boston. Over 40 teachers took part in the workshop.

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RC Kuttiady Midtown — D 3202

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A musical night was held as a fundraiser and its ­proceeds of ₹3.25 lakh was donated to the families of 20 cancer patients and a homeless widow. The musical, inaugurated by Kuttiady legislator Abdulla Parakkal, had participation from about 680 people.

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RC Kottayam North — D 3211

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A public toilet run by the club at a private bus ­terminus was renovated at a cost of ₹7 lakh. An exclusive ‘wash and change’ room was set up for ­tourists at the top floor of the building.

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RC Sivakasi Central — D 3212

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Chairs and dustbins were donated to the ­government hospital in the town. The Chief Medical Officer appreciated the club’s contribution. The project cost ₹22,000.

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RC Katpadi — D 3231

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An eye camp was held at the Panchayat Union Middle School in Pallikuppam, in association with the Christian Medical College, Vellore. Around 250 students were screened for various eye disorders. Spectacles worth ₹20,000 were delivered at the camp.

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RC Madras — D 3232

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A Guinness attempt was made by the club in holding the longest lecture on ‘Drug abuse awareness and youth’. The talk was delivered by Dr Vengadesh Babu from the Indian Customs at the Jeppiar Engineering College and was attended by club members, Rotaractors, students and the faculty.

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RC Bhubaneswar Centennial – D 3262

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A mega health camp was organised at the Rajatota village in Jajpur district. Specialists from hospitals in Cuttack, ­Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Mumbai diagnosed and treated over 2,600 patients.

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