Saturday, August 28, 2010

Trustee Chair visits District 3080

Trustee Chair of The Rotary Foundation, Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar was on a whirl-wind tour of India, and spent two days in the city. After addressing a 300-strong gathering of Rotarians of District 3080 at The Rotary Foundation Intercity at Chandigarh at 5pm, he rushed to the airport to catch the 5:45pm flight.
He was pretty excited meeting with the Rotarians and visiting some of the notable projects in the city, and reiterated the need for the Rotarians not only to support the Foundation, but also keeping the focus on the eradication of polio from India.
Amongst all the past RI officers of the District in attendance along with Past Rotary International President Rajendra K. Saboo, Rotary International Director Elect Y.P. Das, PDG Shubhkaran from adjoining District 3090, DG Madhukar Malhotra took the opportunity to recognise the efforts made by IPDG Chetan Aggarwal in achieving the record contribution of the District 3080 to The Rotary Foundation, USD 3,33,291 during his year 2009-10.
There had been several clubs which became 100 percent contributor of USD30 to the Bill Milinda Gates Polio Challenge, which also got the opportunity to receive a special hand shake and gratitude from Trustee Chair Carl-Wilhelm.
He also appreciated the fact that India ranks third for its financial contribution to the Rotary Foundation after USA and Japan, and hoped that it would definitely continue to improve its ranking with its enthusiastic participation and growing number of Rotarians.
Yesterday, he visited the 3-H Grants Project of Rotary Club of Chandigarh, the Rotary and Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, and their 'Roshni' project run in association with the Rotary Community Corps in a slum, where he saw the women who felt empowered after attending functional-literacy classes.
He later visited the Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown's matching grant project for setting up rain-water harvesting facilities in the eight government schools of the city.
Earlier in the day he met the College of Governor over lunch and shared The Rotary Foundation's future plans.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Rotary Foundation Intercity on 28th August

Have you registered yourself to meet the Trustee Chair of The Rotary Foundation & Past Rotary International President Carl-Wilhelm Stanhammar at Chandigarh?
The Trustee Chair of one of the world's biggest, The Rotary Foundation, would be in Chandigarh, on 27th and on 28th August he shall address the Rotarians of our District.
It is a unique honour and privilege for all of us to be there and meet him.
The District Intercity in his honour has been scheduled for 28th August at 2:30pm at Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42, Chandigarh.
The registration for the meeting is just Rs.250 for single and Rs.450 for couple.
Please get in touch with the host Club of Chandigarh, and confirm your participation now. Your confirmation shall help the club in making suitable arrangements for you.
The meeting would be over by 4:30pm to be followed by hi-tea.
So hurry, and inform Rtn. Abhilash Kapoor, Registration Chair, 09357211131.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Video contest for Interactors

Grab a camera and create a short video about this year's theme, "How do you Interact?", for a chance to have your entry featured at and to receive a certificate signed by RI President Ray Klinginsmith.

The contest gives participants the opportunity to tell the world about the impact Interact has made on their lives, while bringing Interactors and Rotarians closer together.

For more details click here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

GML for August 2010

The Governor's Monthly Letter for August would be reaching you soon. In the meanwhile you can read the online version by clicking here.

Relief for Leh victims

All Rotarians are requested to send their minimum contribution of Rs.500 towards relief to be sent to the District 3070. Since there is an urgent requirement for tents and blankets, please rush your generous help. The clubs should send in their contribution to "Rotary 3080 District Fund", and those seeking 80G exemption under the Income Tax Act may please make the cheque in favour of "Chandigarh Rotary Club Service Trust".
Be quick. Be generous. Respond to your brethren in trouble.