Friday, November 27, 2009

Blood Donation

The most noblest of the act that anyone can do at any time... in fact every three months is to give blood.
On 25th and 26th, we saw two blood donation camps that Rtn Hassan Mejie conducted for the Club at Fatehgarh Saheb. The local administration was actively involved and the team of doctors from Rotary Blood Bank Society Blood Resource Centre, led by Col. Dr. R.S. Shah was there.
The Deputy Commissioner and other district functionaries were present on the first day. On the second day, Mr. Rajan Kashyap, Chairman of our Blood Resource Centre was the chief guest and even on the second day DC visited the place.
Our heartiest compliments to everyone who made these camps a success.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Zone 3 goes full steam

My heartiest felicitations to all the Club Presidents in Zone 3 who are providing excellent leadership and working extensively with dedication and complete devotion, realising their commitment, "The future of Rotary is in your hands".

Chandigarh Midtown held a blood donation camp on 12th November at Dev Samaj College with Rotaractors and Inner Wheel as enthusiastic partners. Mayor of Chandigarh Mrs Kamlesh was the chief guest and 70 units of blood was donated by the girls. The credit of course goes to Dr Meera Modi and faculty in giving their full support to the noble cause. An equally successful camp was organised by Rotaractors of Chandigarh Midtown on 5th November at the Panjab University where over 50 units of the blood was collected. The Club is already planning another camp at village Khuda Ali Sher on 13th December, besides a medical camps at Sarangpur on 31st November and a Urology ENT camp on 6th December.

Panchkula also held a blood donation camp at Doon School, and another one has been planned at Barwala next week.

Rotary Club Chandigarh also organised a blood donation camp at Hotel Aroma today, in association with Darshan Darvesh Foundation and was ably supported by the Allied Institute of Hotel Management and Culinary Arts, Panchkula. Mr. Ram Niwas, Home Secretary, UT Administration was the chief guest, with Mr. D.K.Bansal, MLA from Panchkula, former mayors Mrs Harjinder Kaur and Mr Pardip Chhabra, Mrs. Saroop Krishan and many other dignitaries present on the occasion.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

RI's Strategic Plan

At its November meeting, the RI Board adopted a revised strategic plan that comprises three priorities, all of equal importance to Rotary's future.

The priorities are:

* Support and strengthen clubs.
* Focus and increase humanitarian service.
* Enhance public image and awareness.

Following a mandate from the Council on Legislation, the Board recently conducted a triennial review of the plan. This review included surveying 14,000 Rotarians worldwide about the organization's priorities and holding focus groups to assess Rotary's image in different countries.

In addition, the Strategic Planning Committee carried out a detailed analysis of Rotary's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges and considered its findings in relation to the organization's mission, vision, and strategic priorities.

The revised plan, effective July 2010, reflects the results of this research. For example, survey responses clearly linked membership growth to strong clubs, and external data indicated that opportunities for service and networking are Rotary's greatest appeal.

The plan also unifies the strategic direction of RI and The Rotary Foundation by emphasizing the connection between clubs' most popular service areas and the areas of focus in the Foundation's Future Vision Plan.

Moving forward, the Strategic Planning Committee and the RI Board will continue to refine the goals attached to each priority and develop tactics for achieving and measuring success.

"The revised strategic plan focuses RI's efforts on the clubs and getting back to basics," says RI Director Thomas Thorfinnson. "RI's main role should be supporting clubs and helping them to expand their service and publicize the accomplishments of their efforts." CJ

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Polio Plus Seminar on 15th November

Dear Rotary Leaders:
Please confirm your participation immediately in the forthcoming District PolioPlus Orientation Seminar at Gangoh on 15th November. Respond back
Please also come prepared with your suggestions on how you intend to take this campaign forward so that in whatever locality you work in, what steps you think you would be taking to banish polio from our neighbourhood.
Please coordinate with each other to organise a car pool.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Attack Polio. Strategic Meet on 15th November.

You can make the Difference!

Dear Rotary leader:

The children of the world need you. They are looking at you with great hope and confidence that just as Rotarians have banished polio from most part of the world, you will be able to do so in your own country too.

You as President, along with your President Elect, Director Community Service, and Chairperson PolioPlus Committee in the Club are a part of this strategic team.

PDG Shubkarn Gupta NPPC member, DG Chetan Aggarwal, District Trainer PDG Dr. R.S. Parmar, Counselor PDG Dr. Gulshan Thakral, Commissioner Meerut, D.M. Saharrnpur, CMO Saharanpur and Local Member of Parliament would be the main speakers at the seminar.

A new concept of organizing ORS and Zinc Camps at least 30 days before NID for preventing Children from diarrhea was taken up at NPPC meeting and 40 locations in our Rotary district are to be decided where such camps would be arranged in the first week of December, 2009.

To discuss it further, please reach Gangoh on Sunday, 15th November by 9:30am for registration and breakfast. The session would start at 10:30am.

Venue of the meeting is Balaji Gardens in Gangoh, which is 40kms from Saharanpur via Sarsawa and is at a distance of 36 kms from Karnal.

Please confirm your participation.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Polio Plus Seminar on 15th November

We hope that you have registered yourself for the District PolioPlus Orientation Seminar at Gangoh on Sunday, 15th November 2009.
There is NO REGISTRATION fee for the Club President, Secretary, and Club's Chairman for PolioPlus. Registration charges for others upto 9th November is Rs.400 Single and Rs.700 with spouse. On-the-spot Registration for others shall be Rs.450 and Rs.750 respectively.
Let's be there to continue our fight to banish polio from our country.
- Madhukar Malhotra

Monday, November 2, 2009

Gurpurab Greetings

Heartiest greetings to you on Guru Nanak's gurpurab. One of his significant saying had been “Kirat Karo, Naam Japo, Wand Shako”.

Do your work and perform your duty and serve with complete devotion, truthfulness, and honesty. And in doing so if you remember the name of the Almighty, that would not let you deviate from your truthful path of service. And last 'wand shako', is to always share your love, care, riches, with others...selflessly.

Let us celebrate of our being by continuing to remember his great teachings.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

RCC Chandigarh in News

Rotary Community Corps has always evinced keen interest as a powerful tool for sustainable development. Chandigarh Newsline of Indian Express has carried a story on the RCC that Rotary Club of Chandigarh established in Colony No.5. Just Click here to read the full story.

And during the District Governor's Official Visit to Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik on 30th October, I visited the village Perch where the RCC was set up and was featured even in the Rotary's Manual on RCC. The examplary work being done by the locals is commendable. A bridge built by the Rotarians at that time connected two villages which used to remain cut off during rains. Today the club is running a school.

Please do share your RCC's story with us too.