Club Matters – October 2016 Issue

RC Kallakurichi — D 2982


Close to 300 villagers were screened for cataract and 120 surgically treated at a camp conducted by the club in association with Sankara Eye Hospital, Coimbatore. This camp was conducted to provide good eye care for the villagers who would otherwise simply neglect the treatment because of the expense and travel to the city, said Club President R Dwaraka.

RC Madurai North — D 3000


School children from in and around Madurai got sporty at a district level Inter School Athletics meet conducted by the club. The event had 54 track and field events. Over 800 students from 68 schools participated in the sports meet. PDG Ravindranath awarded the overall championship to OCPM Girls Higher Secondary School, Madurai, for their “good and fair performance.”

RC Sidhpur — D 3051


Aiming at a total literate India, the Rotaract and Interact clubs of the club have jointly started an Adult Literacy Centre. It was inaugurated by DGE Maullin Patel who lauded the efforts of the youngsters.

RC Phagwara — D 3070


The club in association with the Inner Wheel Club of Phagwara donated sports equipment to the Government Primary School, Gulabgarh, at a colourful ceremony involving students in fun activity and games. This will help improve the basic infrastructure and sports facilities of the school that caters to students from rural regions.

RC Faridkot — D 3090


Ten students from underprivileged backgrounds were honoured at Veerawala Khurd village for their exceptional academic performance. Each student was given a potted plant and Rs 5,000. “Whenever we come here to carry out our literacy projects, the children ask us: ‘Polio ki dawa dene aaye ho, (have you come to give us polio drops),” says the Club President Pritpal Singh Kohli.

RC Agra North East — D 3110


Rotarians distributed stationery and nutrition kits to the students of an aided school in Agra. New school material would help children develop interest to attend school regularly.

RC Pune Cosmopolitan — D 3131


When the club members realised that the ­haemoglobin level of women blood donors at Kalpataru was low and hence they could not donate blood, they hosted an awareness ­programme to sensitise women about anaemia. This ­programme emphasised on home remedies to increase ­haemoglobin levels, said Club Secretary Sanadiip Bbiswas.

RC Bombay
Hanging Gardens — D 3141


Mumbai’s women police stationed at the busy Western and Eastern Express Highway can breathe a sigh of relief as the club has set up 16 portable toilets at various chowkis that fall under the highway region. Recycled from discarded ­containers, each toilet includes a western facility, wash basin, mirror and a water tank. Each toilet costs Rs 90,000.

RC Nizamabad — D 3150


The management of the Raoji High School in Delhi was grappling with lack of clean drinking water. Rotarians from this club not only installed a drinking water filter at the school but also upgraded the classrooms by providing benches and desks and sports equipment; total cost Rs 1,50,000.

RC Miraj — D 3170


As part of its youth services, the club, along with RC Sangli, conducted its Annual Rotary Shree 2016 body building championship. Winner of the title advances to compete at the National level championship. “We have so far won two national titles,” says Rtn Ramkrishna Chitale, organiser and judge of Rotary Shree. He adds that this is to encourage the youth of the region to stay fit and keep away from substance abuse.

RC Karkala — D 3180

600---RC-Karkala-—-D-3180Known for its natural and historical landmarks, the small town of Karkala was losing one of its ancient lakes to Solvenia weeds. Club members initiated a clean-up project at a cost of Rs 40,000. After ten days of hard work the lake was cleaned and opened for the general public. The municipal authorities thanked the club for restoring the lake.

RC Bangalore West — D 3190


The Club organised a comprehensive health check-up camp in association with Himalaya Health Care and Oracle at the Rotary 3190 Nephrology Centre. Nearly 300 people benefitted from this camp. Those diagnosed with disorders were referred to the hospital associated with the Centre.

RC Erode — D 3202


Emphasising the need for outdoor sports and ­recognising local sports talent, the Rotarians ­conducted a District Level swimming championship. Over 300 students participated in the competition. “Through this event we reached out to students and their parents and in turn enhanced Rotary’s public image,” said Club President Ar K K Vijayachandhran.

RC Gauhati West — D 3240


I came here to be the person I always wanted to become, and I can positively say that I am a changed person,” was the feedback of a participant at the International RYLA that was organised by the club at Downtown ­University, Guwahati. Students from Nigeria, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh were among the 44 students who participated in the three day RYLA.

RC Bhubaneswar
Temple City — D 3262


The club, along with the National ­Aluminum Company, conducted a cleanliness and hygiene drive in Bhubaneswar. The Rotarians sensitised people on cleanliness and participated in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan programme by sweeping the city roads.

RC Kasba — D 3291


Under its ongoing literacy project, the club provided spoken English classes and basic computer training to over 200 girls from various schools around Kasba.

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