D 3060 sets up Rotaract Endowment Fund
To inspire Rotaractors to make a transition into full-fledged Rotarians, a unique platform called Samanvay was organised by District 3060 with PDG Mohan Palesha (D 3131) as the chief guest. The one-day event conceived by DG Ruchir Jani and DRFC Ashish Ajmera as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of Rotaract was attended by nine DRRs and seven PDRRs-turned-Rotarians who shared their views and discussed issues related to becoming Rotarians and thus continuing with their service activities.
“A number of issues were resolved and past Rotaractors who could not become Rotarians had resolved to start new Rotary clubs in their hometown,” said Rtn Shrikant Indani, a PDRR and secretary, Samanvay. On the issue of funding Rotaract projects, Jani and Ajmera proposed a ‘Rotaract Golden Jubilee Endowment Fund’ with a corpus of $25,000. “The proposal was readily supported by the Rotaractors and those who could not attend the event also readily acceded to the idea of the Endowment Fund. They had also committed to fulfil their contributions to the fund,” said Rtn Ketan N Patel, a PDRR and District Secretary. An amount of $25,000 was committed for TRF giving.
DGN Anish Shah and DGND Prashant Jani said they would continue with Samanvay in the coming years. A debate on Rotaract versus Rotary was illuminating as it clarified many doubts raised by the participants on Rotaract projects and support from the parent clubs. The Event Chairman and PDRR Harish Kothari took care of the arrangements and facilities for the success of the programme.