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President's Blog


It’s August.

How time flies, it’s already a month into my year as Rotary President.  31 days of challenges, fun, anticipation, fulfilment and satisfaction.  During this month we held meetings and engaged in projects…

As a club we conducted 5 meetings.

1.    The Installation on 12th July:

The Installation of the BoD for year 14-15 was conducted on 12th July 2014. There were challenges on the personal front as I approached the Day.  But with fantastic support, timely suggestions and tips from all members of the club, the day was a super success.

The evening saw the first rains of the season, something that Pune was eagerly looking forward to.  So it started on a very good omen.

A great turnout of Rotarians, Anns and friends were addressed by our Chief Guest of the Day, Cmde Dilip Mohapatra, a decorated Navy Veteran. He spoke about leadership and it’s applicability in organizations like Rotary. It was a very well received and appreciated talk.

2.       Weekly Club Meeting on 15th July

We had the privilege of hosting Rtn Raveee Dhotre, Chairman for the Rotary India Literacy Mission for District 3131, at our club. Rtn Ravee, spoke about TEACH and adult literacy and guided our club on how we could participate in this challenging endeavor taken up by the district this year.  

3.       Weekly Club Meeting on 22nd July

With the new Education year starting, it was the right time to discuss and challenge the conventional way of education. 

We hosted Ms. Johana Mahrat and Mr. Amit Pratap who discussed If Seconday Education is a myth or reality?

4.       Weekly Club Meeting on 29th July

Serving the community needs fit Rotarians, a thought we believe in and so we hosted Sensei Aashish Kuvavala. He spoke about “Lifestyle Disorder Management”. He talked to us about the benefits of combining resistance, flexibility and strength to achieve greater fitness along with the method of efficient breathing.

5.       BoD Meeting on 26th July

We conducted the BoD meeting on 26th July. We discussed the plan and priorities for Project in the coming months

The first Project of the Year.

We conducted a Blood Donation Camp on 26th July. The camp conducted at Wing Travels was a joint project with RC Koregaon Park. We inspired the drivers of Wings Travels to come forward and donate blood. The total collection for the day was 42 bottles.

It has been a satisfying month with my responsibility getting shared by the July Committee comprising of Nitin Joshi, Jayshree Halbe, KB Gupta and Sundar Shastry with ample support from Sadhana Joshi. The committee was responsible for organizing speakers, co-ordinating the meetings, reminding and encouraging members to be present for meetings.

Now it is looking forward to the events in August...