Thursday, March 26, 2009

RI President Elect John Kenny visiting Chandigarh

Further to my earlier communication, the Rotary International President Elect John Kenny would be in Chandigarh on 11th April 2009.
A District Meet to welcome him has been scheduled on that day at 4:30pm at the NIPER auditorium in Sector 67, SAS Nagar.
The Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown is hosting the event and has made special arrangements to welcome our world leader as well as the Rotarians from our District for this special evening. 
The programme for the evening is as follows : 
1630 Hours Registration
1700 Hours High Tea with RI President Elect John Kenny
1745 Hours Delegates to be seated in Hall
1800 Hours Meeting Called to Order
1810 Hours Welcome to Delegates
1815 Hours Overview of RID 3080 Activities-DG Satish Saluja
1835 Hours Introduction of RIPE - PRIP Raja Saboo
1840 Hours Address of RIPE John Kenny
1900 Hours Recognitions - DG Satish Saluja
1928 Hours Release of Club Roster
1932 Hours Expression of gratitude
1935 Hours Adjournment

All Presidents Elect and Secretaries Elect are requested to join at this Intercity.  The PETS/SETS programme has been made accordingly, and the classroom sessions would be over by 3:30/4:00pm to enable all the incoming club leaders to join the intercity.  
They are also requested to motivate their incoming teams along with their club members and spouses to attend this special meeting in large number. 

The registration for the evening is Rs. 250.00 per person.  The same may please be sent by cheque/DD favoring "Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown" mentioning your Classification & Club Name positively to Rtn. PP Ajit S. Gulati, 1152, Sector 44-B, Chandigarh 160047.
Your advance registration shall be highly appreciated.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

PETS & SETS in April

As Incoming Leader of Your Club, you have great responsibilities to bring about the change that you have always wished, engage your club members in realising those dreams, and paving a way for a strong 'Future of Rotary'. 
The Presidents Elect and Secretaries Elect Training Seminars are the first place to acquire all the tools that you would need to accomplish your goal.  
The PETS-SETS are scheduled for 10th - 12th April 2009 at Hotel Parkview, Sector 24, Chandigarh. 
You can check the route map by clicking here
More information on Hotel Parkview is available here too.

This is going to be a very Special PETS/SETS and very Unique Opportunity for the Incoming Leaders
The PETS/SETS shall open in the afternoon of 10th April with the inaugural address of Past Rotary International President Rtn Rajendra K. Saboo.
On 12th April 2009, your world leader, Rotary International President Elect John Kenny, would be addressing the incoming leadership in the morning...a grand opportunity to interact with your world leader, face-to-face.

Please keep your dates free as it is mandatory for the President-Elect and the Secretary-Elect to attend PETS/SETS.

Looking forward to be together with the 'Future Team'.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

World Water Day on 22nd March

Rotary International and USAID have launched a collaborative effort to implement water, sanitation, and hygiene projects in the developing world. The International H2O Collaboration was formally announced 18 March at the World Water Forum in Istanbul, in conjunction with World Water Day, 22 March. More on this can be read on Rotary International website. (Click here plese) 

Is your club planning any special activity to Save Water on our planet Earth? Great idea for the incoming leaderships to plan out a worthwhile project in their respective communities. 


Monday, March 16, 2009

SMS Alerts for Rotary Zone 3

Now you can get SMS alerts from Rotary District 3080 Zone 3. You can subscribe to the service by clicking this link and entering your mobile number. Just Click Here

District Team returns motivated

District Team Training Seminar held at PHD House on Sunday was a grand sucess.  Every member of the host club of Himalayan Ranges extended warm welcome and had provided excellent arrangements to make everyone comfortable. It was a packed house. And I do hope that all those who have been handpicked by our incoming Governor Chetan Aggarwal, from our clubs in Zone 3 had attended this highly informative, educative and inspirational interactive sesion. 
Past Rotary International President Raja Saboo was highly pleased to see such a large turnout of Rotarians and hoped that this zeal and enthusiasm would continue to live throughout the year in every district event.
Please get ready for the PETS/SETS on 10-12 April 2009 at Chandigarh, Hotel Parkview. Please block your dates as it is going to be one of the exceptional and memorable experience for all incoming leadership, as they would have the opportunity to meet with their incoming world leader, John Kenny.  The detailed programme shall follow.

Monday, March 2, 2009

March - Literacy Month

Message from the Chair
Literacy is the key to success 

March 2009 

Dear family of Rotary,

Knowing how to read and write can transform a person's life. These
basic skills, which so many of us take for granted, can mean a job,
an income, and hope for a better future for those who are struggling
to break the cycle of poverty. That's why Rotary has focused on
promoting literacy for more than two decades, and why The Rotary
Foundation has provided millions of dollars to support literacy

March is Literacy Month on the Rotary calendar, a time to consider
what your club could be doing to boost literacy rates in your
community and in communities around the globe. In parts of our world,
less than 30 percent of the population can read and write. Many of
those people are women and girls who have few opportunities for
education and who then cannot teach their own children to read. Even
in wealthy countries, you'll find substandard schools that are
failing to adequately teach basic skills and far too many adults who
cannot read or write well enough to function effectively in society.

Our Foundation's Humanitarian Grants Program is at work throughout
the world helping many disparate groups gain life-changing literacy
skills. Foundation grants are providing books, school supplies,
computers, and other educational equipment. With Foundation support,
clubs are adopting failing schools and helping them to thrive and
developing programs using the concentrated language encounter method
that has proven so effective in Thailand and many other countries.

Literacy opens doors to employment and economic security. Let's use
our Foundation resources to provide that essential key.

Jonathan Majiyagbe
Foundation Trustee Chair

Source: eFlash_Rotary