Club Matters – May 2020

RC Chidambaram Central — RID 2981


The club constructed a waiting hall and ­toilet block at the Sub-Collector’s Office and planted trees on the premises. The project costing ₹1.5 lakh enhanced the public image of Rotary.


RC Pudukkottai City — RID 3000


The club members visited the neighbouring villages and distributed groceries to the people as the livelihood for these daily wage earners is affected due to the lockdown.


RC Faridabad Midtown — RID 3011


The club set up a Thalassaemia Care ­Centre at the Rotary Blood Bank with a global grant ($61,501) under the stewardship of past president Satish Gossain who donated $33,001. The global partner RC Latina contributed a Term Gift of $28,500.


RC Rajahmundry River City — RID 3020


Around 3,000 food packets are prepared every day since the start of the lockdown and distributed to the needy. The meals are prepared at the restaurants owned by club members and the project is led by V Basker Ram, an AKS member.


RC Chopda — RID 3030


The club handed over 300 face masks to Tahsildar Anil Gavit for distribution to the Asha workers in and around Chopda. The club has erected six hoardings to create awareness on coronavirus.


RC Indore Meghdoot — RID 3040


Masks and sanitisers were distributed, along with pamphlets with details about COVID-19 and ­precautions to be taken, to the public with support of the police personnel.


RC Jodhpur Midtown — RID 3053


Rtn Mahendra Jain distributed 300 umbrellas to ­policemen to protect them from the scorching sun; More than 20,000 food packets were distributed. PPE kits were given to the district hospital to protect doctors and ­paramedics from coronavirus.


RC Junagadh — RID 3060


The club members prepared 500 food packets and ­distributed them to the stranded migrant families with the help of the Corporation staff.


RC Amritsar North — RID 3070


A sanitation drive was organised at the Katra Moti Ram Colony benefitting over 100 houses, with disinfectants sponsored by Past President Sanjay Malik. Former ­Punjab Health Minister Baldev Raj Chawla and other political ­leaders took part in the mega drive.


RC Musoorie — RID 3080


The Rotarians gave long protective face masks to Dr Pradeep Rana, CMO, Civil Hospital, to be used for the medical and ambulance staff. Similar masks were given to the Nagar Palika office for use by sanitation workers.


RC Padampur — RID 3090


Around 250 sanitation kits with masks, soaps, ­sanitisers and gloves were distributed to protect the community against the coronavirus outbreak. The club facilitated sanitising shops and commercial outlets thoroughly with disinfectants.


RC Moradabad Brasscity Stars — RID 3100


A disinfectant tunnel was installed on the premises of Siddh Hospital in the city for the benefit of doctors, paramedical staff, patients and caretakers. This facility will give protection against the COVID-19 infection.


RC Bareilly Shree — RID 3110


A general health camp was organised at the Saraswati Shishu Mandir in which over 280 students were given consultations for various illnesses. Rotarians supervised the event as doctors examined the children and prescribed medicines.


RC Varanasi Central — RID 3120


A cataract surgery camp was held at the Hindu Seva Sadan Hospital in association with RC Mumbai North End, RID 3141. Hundred surgeries were done. Medicines and spectacles were given to all patients after surgery.


RC Panvel Elite — RID 3131


Food grains kits were donated to 15 underprivileged families in association with RAC Panvel Elite. Around 1.2 tonnes of food grains and essentials were given to Ashalaya Orphanage which has 55 children. The club, in association with RC Panvel Horizon, distributed food grain kits to widows to support their families hit hard by lockdown.


RC Bombay Queen City — RID 3141


DG Harjit Singh Talwar inaugurated a mega medical camp which benefitted 2,500 people. This camp is being organised for the past 14 years, in partnership with local hospitals, voluntary agencies, private firms and Rotaractors.


RC Dombivli Industrial Area — RID 3142


DG Mohan ­Chandavarkar participated in a health checkup camp organised by all Rotary clubs of Dombivli at the Rotary Health Centre to ­promote Positive Health project. Vitals such as BP, sugar and BMI were examined in over 100 people.


RC Greater Hyderabad — RID 3150


Rtn Sreenivas and his friends contributed ₹80,000 to provide food, oral rehydration salts and provisions to the daily wagers, traffic police and sanitary workers at Vijayawada. Besides, club members donated ₹1.6 lakh to PM CARES Fund.


RC Karwar Paschim — RID 3170


Around 600 people participated in a Walkathon ­organised by the club as a fundraiser to facilitate medical camps in the region. Winners were honoured with cash prizes.


RC Mangalore Metro — RID 3181


A generator set was donated to Sri Sai Seva ­Prathistanam, an old-age home, at Daigoli under a DDF grant. Besides, the club gave ₹4.5 lakh to take care of other repair works and meet general administrative expenses of the home. Woollen blankets and pillows were provided to the inmates.


RC Tarikere — RID 3182


A disinfectant tunnel, costing ₹1.5 lakh, was installed at the APMC Gate, a busy spot, through which at least 3,000 people pass daily. It will be maintained by the club for three months.


RC Coimbatore Meridian — RID 3201


Under its signature Project Firststep, the club sponsored corrective surgeries for four physically-challenged children at the One Care Medical Centre in February. They are among the 44 children shortlisted from a screening camp organised earlier.


RC Tirupur West — RID 3202


DG A Karthikeyan donated shelves and kitchen ­appliances worth ₹75,000 to eight PHCs at the ­Mangalam Panchayat. Besides, an amount of `10,000 each was given to two beneficiaries as assistance for undergoing surgery.


RC Haripad — RID 3211


The club is reconstructing a house for an aged woman and her 40-year-old invalid son who were living in a dilapidated house near the sea at Thrikkunnapuzha.


RC Srivilliputtur Green City — RID 3212


Grocery items were provided to 50 visually-­impaired people in Virudhunagar to help them tide over the lockdown period.


RC Vellore Cosmos — RID 3231


The Rotarians provided breakfast to the vegetable vendors at the local market and at an old-age home during the lockdown. They provided refreshments to sanitary workers and police personnel and distributed food grains for the needy.


RC Raigarh Steel City — RID 3261


Grocery bags and vegetables were distributed to 400 needy families in the presence of government ­officials. Project Chairman Jayanta Tetwar was supported by local councillors in his endeavour.


RC Paradeep — RID 3262


The club members have been distributing lunch packets to beggars, pavement dwellers, migrant families and other needy people since the lockdown as they were left high and dry with no means to sustain their livelihood.


RC Central Calcutta — RID 3291


More than 5,000 ration kits consisting of rice, dal, potato, oil, salt and soap were given to daily wagers and their families across various parts of Kolkata with assistance from local police and ward councillors.

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