Dear fellow Rotarians Time flies, We are in the month of May cruising through the year of Peace through Service. When I look back I wonder how I could give justice to this respectable post of President of Rotary Club of Bicholim. Of course I cannot rule out your support as well I cannot keep aside the training imparted by the district at the President Elect Training Seminar (PETS), Pre PETS and the District Assembly. Knowing the Organization that we run throughly and knowing its working manual has made my job simpler. President Elect Rtn Prasad and his team have listed this training very high on their agenda and I feel proud at the speed and commitment at which the incoming team is getting equipped with all possible knowledge of Rotary, The Rotary Foundation and its programmes. Our district has many Rotarians who are resource material, it is heartening to see Bicholim Rotarians building relationship beyond club level for the benefits of local community. Concentrated efforts and focused funding has always reaped great dividends and let me take this opportunity to congratulate the incoming team for their determined, dedicated and devoted efforts to bring our clubâ€™s dream project of Rotary School building into reality. It is my earnest request to all my family of Rotary to take active part though their presence in the overnight picnic scheduled of 7th and 8th June 2014 and give me and my family an opportunity to thank each one of you individually for the support and cooperation during this Rotary Year
Rtn Santosh Sawal
Message May 2014
agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and received US$70 million in matching funds in January, which will be fully committed in this calendar year. We have four more years of this agreement remaining, during which the Gates Foundation will match two-to-one every dollar Rotary spends on polio, to a maximum of $35 million per year. I encourage all of you to do what you can to help us make the most of this opportunity. I know that together, we can engage Rotary to end polio - and change the world, forever.
Ron Burton President Rotary International I've had a unique opportunity to be a part of the polio eradication campaign from its very beginnings, more than a quarter century ago, to where we are now, which is truly "this close" to the end. None of us knew back then how long eradication would take, or how many obstacles we'd meet along the way. I'm not sure how we would have felt about taking on the challenge if we had known. But there is one thing I know for sure: that every single day of the last 29 years has been worth it. Because over those years, we have saved millions of children from being paralyzed by polio. There's no way to put a price tag on that. And today, we are closer than ever to a world in which no child will be paralyzed, ever again. It's been a long race to the finish line. That line is now in sight. But we'll only cross it if we keep moving forward. And the only way to do that is with the help of every single Rotarian, everywhere in the world. The first thing we need is your voice, and your advocacy. Think ahead to World Polio Day, on 24 October: What can your club and district do to raise awareness? Write letters to your elected officials, hold a purple pinkie fundraiser, plan an event with a local school. If you or someone you know has a story to tell a b o u t p o l i o , s h a r e i t a t www.endpolionow.org/stories. The most important thing is to keep the momentum going. Let your community, and the world, know that the fight against polio is at its most critical stage yet. I'm glad to report that the End Polio Now - Make History Today campaign is going well. Rotary met the terms of the new
Fellowship Greetings BIRTHDAYS MAY 2014 17 Sat 18 Sun 18 Sun 22 Thu 24 Sat 25 Sun 28 Wed 29 Thu 30 Fri
Ann Pooja W/o Rtn Amol Sawant Arushi D/o Rtn Sandesh Burye Rtn. Anand Desai Krittika D/o Rtn Prasad Kamat Ann Ashwini W/o Rtn Ajitrao Desai Rtn. Vishesh Mardolkar Ann Hema W/o Rtn Deepak Kadkade Ann Poonam W/o Rtn Sandesh Burye Snigdha D/o Rtn Sudin Nayak
JUNE 2014 3 Tue 5 Thu 7 Sat 9 Mon 9 Mon 9 Mon 10 Tue 14 Sat 14 Sat
Ann Smita W/o Rtn Vishesh Mardolkar Rtn. Ramanand Natekar Nikhil S/o Rtn Arun Salkar Rtn. Rajesh Kenny Ann. Kavita W/o Rtn Shamkant Mulgaokar Yashraj S/o Rtn Jitendra Bandekar Rtn. Raghunath Gauns Ann. Sandhya W/o Rtn Parish Khanolkar Rtn. Milind Shirodkar
Overnight Picnic: It is Decided that the overnight picnic will soon be held on 7th and 8th of June 2014 at Whispering Palms, Candolim Goa. Prize Distribution at Shrimati High school Velgeum President Rtn Santosh Sawal, Secretary Rtn. Vishesh Mardolkar, IPP Rtn.Nilin Karpe, Past
Secretaryâ€™s Report April 2014
Rtn Vishesh Mardolkar Club Service Membership: The strength of the club as on 30th April 2014 is 49, all active members. Attendance: The attendance for the Month of April 2014 was 57.6 % Club Bulletin: The April issue of monthly club bulletin Amigo was released. BOD Meeting: The tenth Board of Directors meet was held at Rotary House Rotary Information: Two to three minute Rotary information was given during every Rotary Meeting. Pets and Sets Seminar: President Elect Rtn. Prasad, Secretary Elect Rtn. Sudin Nayak, Joint Secretary Elect Rtn. Gajanan Karapurkar along with secretary Rtn.Vishesh Attended the 3 day PETS and SETS seminar held on 4th,5th and 6th April at Saj Resorts, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra. Rotary Foundation Grant Seminar: President Elect Rtn. Prasad, Secretary Elect Rtn. Sudin Nayak, Joint Secretary Elect Rtn. Gajanan Karapurkar, attended the Grant seminar held on 27th April at Hubli, and our club earned qualification certification for the foundation Grants. Family Night: Family night was organized with Rotarians along with their Family and friends, at Club De Gasper Dias, Panaji. It was birthday of Ant. Prapti Prashant Chanekar on the same day, the fellowship and dinner was hosted by Rtn. Prashant Chanekar. Over 38 Rotarians and their family members attended the family night, there were dance and entertainment programs, price guess quiz and it uplifted everyone's spirit. The president Rtn. Santosh wished everyone a very happy Summer holiday; also acknowledged the hard-work and preparations put in by Annette's and their parents. Overall it was a evening of fun and frolic.
President Rtn.Vallabh Salkar were invited to distribute prizes to students of Shrimati High School for achieving excellence in academics and sports. Headmaster of Shrimati High School Mr. Babuso Gaonkar along with other prominent dignitaries was present. Ann. Shubhadha Mohandas Sawaikar , teacher at Shrimati High School introduced President Rtn. Santosh Sawal and also shed light on various projects that Rotary Club of Bicholim does for the service of Community School Report: Bicholim Rotary Charitable Trust's Primary school run under the auspices of Rotary club of Bicholim is proud to pass out the 5th batch of 45 students, on the 1st April 2014, after completion of their primary schooling at our school. Rotarians wished and thanked the students and their Parents, PTA members, Management and teachers of Bicholim Rotary Charitable Trust's Primary school for giving them the opportunity to serve and educate the community around. The feeling was applauded and reciprocated by the Parents by writing poems and letters to the Rotarians for doing a commendable job. Contd pg 6 -3-
One Person Company -
A New Business Ownership Concept Rtn. CS Swapnil J. Dixit, Practicing Company Secretary sharing news in his vocation BACKGROUND - THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013
On August 29, 2013 the much-awaited Companies Bill 2013 ('the bill') received assent from the President Pranab Mukherjee. With this move, our country has got new company law that has replaced the erstwhile The Companies Act, 1956 ('the existing Act'). The Companies Act, 2013 ('the New Act') provides for sweeping changes in the way company operates and regulates, making into a law that has replaced nearly six-decade old regulations that governed corporate in the country. The New Act has come up with many new concepts (including one-person company ('OPC'), small company and dormant company) as compared to the existing the existing Act and made some material changes to provisions under the existing act before adopting the same. The New Act has empowered the Central Government to provide for a simpler compliance regime for OPC and small companies. This article deals with OPC, a concept which is parallel to existing concept of Soleproprietorship whereas it shall be a separate legal entity distinct from its promoter and proprietors. ORIGIN Many entrepreneurs would choose to be self-employed in an OPC as a change from traditional based small companies with employees and increasing management responsibilities. Being unemployed after another wave of recession or global slowdown also triggers desire among people to be selfemployed especially in OPC. One Person Company, as the name suggests, means a company which has only one person as a member and where legal and financial liability is restricted to the company only and not to that person.
In 2005 J. J. Irani committee recommended that law should recognize the formation of a single person economic entity in the form of OPC. OPC IN FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS The concept of OPC is new to India. However, various countries like the United Kingdom, China, Pakistan, the USA, Singapore, Baharin etc. permit this kind of a corporate entity in which the promoting individual is both director and shareholder. In most countries, the law governing companies exempts an OPC from holding Annual General Meetings, though documents and records are to be maintained. An OPC gives the advantage of limited liability to entrepreneurs whereby the liability of the member will be limited to the unpaid subscription money. This benefit is not available in case of a sole proprietorship. An OPC being an incorporated entity will also have the feature of perpetual succession and will make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise capital for business. Also, since it will have lesser compliance burden compared to private companies, it can be preferred mode of business for small industries. INCORPORATION OF AN OPC As per section 2(62) of the New Act, OPC means a company which has only one person as a member. Thus, entrepreneurs doing business as sole proprietors will now be able to avail benefits of limited liability without a second person to form a company under the New Act. As per section 3(1)(c) of the New Act, â€œA company may be formed for any lawful purpose by one person, where the company to is to be One Person Company that is to say, a private company.â€? Salient features in relation incorporation of an OPC include:
a. The memorandum of an OPC shall indicate the name of a person ie a nominee, with his prior written consent in the prescribed form, who shall, in the event of the subscriber's death or his incapacity to contract become the member of the company;
b. The written consent of the nominee shall also be filed with the Registrar at the time of incorporation of the OPC along with its memorandum and articles. (Detailed explanation of provisions related to nomination by sole member is given ahead.); c. The words â€œOne Person Companyâ€? must be mentioned in brackets below the name of such company, wherever its name is printed, affixed or engraved. [Second proviso to section 12(3)] (Similar to manner in which private limited company uses 'Pvt ltd'); d. Only natural persons can incorporate an OPC. Also, the person incorporating an OPC must be an Indian citizen who has stayed for at least 182 days during the immediately preceding one financial year. e. No person can incorporate more than five OPCs or become member in more than five OPCs. Where a person who is already a member in an OPC becomes a member in another OPC by virtue of his being nominee in that OPC, such person shall meet eligibility criteria specified in within a period of 180 days. LESSER COMPLIANCE BURDEN Section 2(68) of the New Act provides for the definition of private company to include OPC. It also explicitly excludes OPC from the condition for minimum number of members i.e. 2 for its incorporation. Thus, all the provisions of the New Act which are applicable to a private company shall also be applicable to the OPC. However, OPC have been granted numerous exemptions and therefore have lesser compliance burden. Such relaxations include: a. Financial Statements of OPC may not include the cash flow statement. b. In case, of an OPC, the Financial Statements & annual return can be signed by only one person / director of the company. C. An OPC is not required to hold an annual general meeting. Provisions related to annual general meetings, general meetings, extraordinary general meetings, notice convening such meetings and procedures to conduct general meetings does not hold good for an OPC. -5-
Further, the New Act provides that any business which is required to be transacted at an annual general meeting or other general meeting of a company by means of an ordinary or special resolution, it shall be sufficient if, in case of OPC, the resolution is communicated by the sole member to the company and entered in the minutes-book and signed and dated by the member. Thereafter, the resolution shall become effective from the date of signing such minutes. a. The Financial Statements of an OPC shall be signed by only one director irrespective of the number of directors. [ section 134(1) ] b. The minimum number of directors in the case of an OPC has been limited to one. [ section 149(1)(a) ] Thus, there is no constraint to appoint more than one director subject to a maximum of fifteen. c. The directors shall be appointed as per the provisions laid down in the Articles of the OPC. d. An OPC (having more than director) must conduct at least 1 meeting of the board of directors in each half of a calendar year with a gap of at least 90 days between the 2 meetings. For an OPC having only 1 director, the provisions of section 173 (Meetings of board) and section 174 (Quorum for meetings of board) will not apply. NOMINATION BY THE SOLE MEMBER OF OPC
Section 3 of the New Act provides that at the time of incorporation, memorandum of the OPC should state the name of the person ('nominee') who shall become member of the company in the event of death of the subscriber or his incapacity to contract. Inclusion of name of the person in the memorandum of OPC shall require prior written consent of such person. The consent of such person shall be obtained in the prescribed written format and shall also be filed with the Registrar. Also, the member of OPC may at any time change the person nominated by him for any reason including in case of the death or incapacity to contract. Only a natural person who has stayed in India for a period of not less than 182 days during the immediately preceding one financial year is entitled to be a nominee for the sole member of an OPC.
CONVERSION OF OPC INTO PRIVATE OR PUBLIC COMPANY
1. Voluntary Conversion: An OPC can get itself converted into a private or public company after increasing the minimum number of members and directors to two or minimum of seven members and three directors as the case may be, and by maintaining the minimum paidup capital as per requirements of the New Act for such class of company and by making due compliance of section 18 of the New Act for conversion. 2. Mandatory Conversion: The Rules prescribe certain circumstances when an OPC will be mandatorily required to convert into a private or public company, if - the paid up share capital of an OPC exceeds 50 lakh rupees or- Its average annual turnover during immediately preceding
From pg 3 COMMUNITY SERVICE Water Filter: Water purifying unit was provided to Shri Siddharth Bandodkar Higher Secondary
School under the matching Grant # 79470 of the TRF of Rotary international , Rotary District 3170 in Partnership with Rotary Distrcit 4490, Brazil. The inauguration was done at the hands
3 consecutive financial years exceeds 2 crore rupees. 4. Such OPC shall be required to convert itself into either a private company or a public company in accordance with the provision of section 18 of the New Act a. Within 6 months of the date on which its paid up share capital is increased beyond 50 lakh rupees; or b. the last day of the period immediately preceding 3 consecutive financial years during which its average annual turnover exceeded 2 crore rupees; or c. the close of the financial year during which its balance sheet total exceeded 1 crore rupees, as the case may be TO CONCLUDEâ€Ś OPC, promising but still is a half-baked concept, one shall have to adopt wait and watch strategy to conclude about success of OPC. As of now, OPC business model exists only on paper, not majority of the common people in India are aware of introduction of such business model. There is need to create mass awareness OPC can be one of the excellent vehicle which will surge to unleash the entrepreneurial capabilities within an individual. -6-
of our beloved IPP Rtn. Nilin and president Rtn Santosh. The water filter shall provide safe and pure drinking water for the students of Shri Siddharth Bandodkar Higher Secondary School, having a strength of over 500 students. House to Homeless: Rotarians have decided to sponsor in kind the house of one Mr. Camilo Lobo, residing at Punarvasan Colony, near Dodamarg Goa Boundary, the help in building his house would give a stable shelter to his family of 7 members. The following members Rtn. Vallabh Salkar, Rtn. Parish Khanolkar, Rtn. Milind Shirodkar, Rtn. Santosh Sawal and Rtn. Sagar Shetye have come forward and extended help in building and donating towards the house of Mr. Camilo Lobo.
SECURING OUR FOUNDATION’S FUTURE Our Foundation has been Doing Good in the World for almost a century, thanks to the generosity and hard work of Rotarians. While contributions have primarily funded programs, strong investment returns over the years have been used to fund operating costs. This strategy of funding operating expenses from investment returns, year after year, was not sustainable throughout the recent financial crisis, mostly because we did not use all the returns from the good years to build up our reserves. Our Foundation weathered the storm better than many nonprofits, but those “tough times” caused Rotary to consider what actions might be needed to ensure another century of strong programs. Recognizing financial markets will continue to be volatile, the Trustees have developed an enhanced strategy to achieve long-term financial sustainability. OUR LONG-TERM STRATEGY 1. The Trustees have agreed that our first priority must be to ensure that we have sufficient resources to operate our Foundation. Given the current environment of volatile investment markets, we need additional sources to provide sufficient and more reliable funding. 2. Our second priority is to build a reserve to keep our organization operating if annual funding sources are not sufficient. Therefore, effective 1 July 2015, we will draw on the following new sources of funds to help operate our Foundation and build a strong reserve: 5%0 OF ANNUAL FUND CONTRIBUTIONS* 5%0 OF CASH CONTRIBUTIONS TO FUND GLOBAL GRANTS** 10% OR LESS OF SELECT CORPORATE GIFTS 3. Once the operating reserve has been fully funded, any surplus will be moved to the Endowment Fund. The surplus will generate spendable earnings to fund the Foundation into the future and ensure that our Foundation can continue its good work in the world.
What will happen if we don’t change the funding model? In today’s volatile investment environment, we can’t rely on investment earnings to cover all of our operating costs and instead run the risk of depleting our reserves. In years when earnings were negative, we have had to pay for fund development and administrative expenses from the World Fund, reducing the amount available for grants. Our projections show that continuing our current model will keep us on this downhill path and prevent us from building our reserves to the targeted goal of 2.5 times the annual operating expense budget. What about expenses? Keeping expenses down is always top priority for The Rotary Foundation. But simply reducing costs won’t help us reach our long-term goals for growth and greater impact. If, like most nonprofits, we subscribe to the theory that you have to make strategic investments to grow, we need to invest more in our fund raising activities. The number of Rotarians who support their Foundation has grown in recent years because of concerted action to encourage giving. We still have many other members to reach, in addition to corporate and private foundations and other non-Rotarian prospective donors. To do that, we need to direct more, rather than fewer, resources to these efforts. Rotary’s new grant model, formerly known as Future Vision, was supposed to cut costs. What happened? The new grant model has greatly streamlined our processes and reduced program operation costs. Once all of the legacy grants have ended, we expect to enjoy an even greater savings. However, those savings are being applied to support program operations — not fundraising and administrative costs — so that more contribution dollars can go directly to grants. I thought that every dollar contributed to the Foundation went directly to support our program awards. Isn’t that the case? That statement was true until 2002, when steep market drops resulted in negative earnings for the first time. The Foundation then began to follow the example of almost every other
nonprofit and also use contributions to cover program operating costs. Operating costs for administration and fundraising, however, continue to be covered by Annual Fund investment earnings and a portion of Endowment Fund spendable earnings. In years when these are not sufficient, we use money from the operating reserves or the World Fund. How does the new funding model compare with that of other nonprofits? Most nonprofits allocate a certain percent of their contributions to support future fundraising efforts. Our current funding model severely limits fundraising resources and keeps the Foundation from competing on equal ground for the charitable dollar. Under our new model, the Foundation will direct 5% of Annual Fund donations toward fund development activities that will ultimately enlarge the financial resources available for district, global, and packaged grants. Nonprofits commonly apply an overhead fee for fixed or indirect costs from large corporate gifts — a practice that corporate donors generally expect and accept. We plan to have a flexible policy that will allow Rotary to adjust the fee up to 10% as appropriate on select corporate gifts. Cash contributions for global grants, formerly known as “flow-through cash,” are a unique feature of our Foundation and thus can’t be compared with policies for other nonprofits. Such contributions are not invested, so processing costs are not offset by the benefit of returns. The new funding model will include a 5% fee to cover administrative costs for handling these funds. How will the new model affect Rotary’s standing with charity rating agencies? Currently, The Rotary Foundation far exceeds the benchmarks that independent charity watchdogs view as a measure of high efficiency:
Has been called “the nonprofit starvation cycle.” Instead of judging an organization’s worth primarily on its frugality, they recommend assessing its impact and its success in achieving its mission and may change their criteria. Our new grant model’s emphasis on evaluation and measurability will help us to better document the true level of our impact. We expect that independent rating agencies will continue to give us high marks. Will the new model discourage giving? Currently, most contributions come from Rotarians. The Annual Fund broke new records in 2012-13, with over $115 million in contributions. Giving to the Endowment Fund was also up, and the number of bequests and Arch C. Klumph Society members continues to rise at a gratifying level. Spending more on fund-raising will allow us to expand our donor base and be more competitive in the market for corporate and foundation support. Our partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offers a successful model to follow moving forward. But we know that Rotarian support and participation is essential to our Foundation’s future success. We also know that our Foundation provides true value to Rotarians. Many appreciate the fact that they can personally participate in using Foundation funds to improve the quality of life both locally and abroad. Few other charities offer that opportunity. Similarly, it would be hard to find other charities that do not spend as much or more than The Rotary Foundation on overhead costs. We don’t take that loyalty for granted, however. Charitable giving is a highly personal decision, one that each Rotarian must make individually. We expect that some Rotarians will be upset by the new funding model, while others will understand the need for it and appreciate the farsightedness of the plan. What happens next? The new funding model takes effect on 1 July 2015, allowing time for the Foundation to communicate information about the new model, update the online grant application, and provide necessary training.
• A+ from the American Institute of Philanthropy • Full accreditation from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance • 4 Stars from Charity Navigator
Recently, the three major charity rating groups have publicly agreed that many charities should spend more on overhead and avoid what
International Rotary Foundation Awards $60,000 Grant to Asante Africa Foundation LIVERMORE, CA - The Asante Africa Foundation is proud to be the designated partner of a $60,000 Rotary International Foundation grant to fund the construction of a water well, pump, power source and four new classrooms at Nchaishi Primary School, located in one of Kenya's most impoverished rural regions. The grant reflects the contributions and collaborations of two International Rotary Clubs in Kenya, Nyvaisha and Narok and five California-based rotaries; Danville-Sycamore, Alamo, Rossmoor, Danville and San Ramon clubs. "This grant award reflects the important role everyone can play in making the world a better place. With the support of local and international rotary groups, the Asante Africa Foundation will be able to extend its reach that much farther, bringing lasting change to children and youth living in some of the most remote areas of East Africa." - Erna Grasz, CEO Asante Africa Foundation Nchaishi Primary School and its surrounding village suffer from a lack of adequate and clean water supply, poor building infrastructure, latrines, electricity and adequate awareness in health and sanitation practices. Due to these harsh living conditions, severe droughts and a lack of natural resources, many school-aged children are removed from school as their families migrate searching for food and water. The Rotary International grant will address these needs through funding the construction of a well and pump, a solar or wind power source, new classrooms, latrines and the implementation of a health and sanitation education program. "If a child has a full stomach, less dysentery sickness, and a classroom to sit in, they are more likely to be able to focus on learning, focus on what tomorrow can look like and dream about how they can help their families be better." - Erna Grasz, CEO Asante Africa Foundation As part of Rotary Foundation's Future Vision Plan, members of the Danville Sycamore
Rotary Club sought to work jointly with other rotary clubs, on a Future Vision International matching grant opportunity that would focus globally on impacting communities in Kenya. Through a partnership with Asante Africa Foundation, the grant will launch the Nchaishi project after a two-year planning phase. "With grant funds we can change the lives of all the poor children at the Nchaishi School. This will ultimately help the entire village since education, especially of women, is the key to lifting themselves out of poverty." - Ted Mendelson, Chairman of the International Committee for the Danville/Sycamore Rotary Club AAF has been working closely with Chief Salaton and Nchaishi school headmaster, Joseph Tikawa to develop the project and will continue this collaboration as the construction phase begins. "When we work as a global team, and strategically invest in schools, in teachers, and in young people, we are supporting locally led programs and laying the foundation for positive long-term change. It's a powerful formula for building a brighter future for children." - Erna Grasz, CEO Asante Africa Foundation In addition, Asante Africa Foundation and the Danville Sycamore Rotary will continue to work on other projects at Nchaishi to enhance and maintain quality of education and livelihoods for the school and local villagers. Asante Africa Foundation is committed to continue awarding educational scholarships to deserving children in the village to send them to high school and college. About Asante Africa Foundation T h e A s a n t e A f r i c a Fo u n d a t i o n , I n c . asanteafrica.zippysites.com, email@example.com, 925-2920245 is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with Global Headquarters in the U.S.A. (1334 Carlton Place, Livermore, CA 94550) and NGO status in Kenya and Tanzania. AAF's mission is to provide quality education for children in East Africa through three guiding avenues of impact
that: create safe and healthy learning environments, strengthen teaching quality and enhance learning, and provide meritbased scholarships. AAF envisions African communities and families in which all children have the opportunity to receive quality education to illuminate their paths towards brighter futures. Since its inception in 2006, AAF has stewarded the completion of thirty-five projects, provided thousands of valuable teaching supplies and resources to classrooms, and awarded hundreds of scholarships. AAF's current partnerships with eighteen schools and collaborations with seventeen villages have flourished, directly impacting 17,000 children in Tanzania and Kenya.
Fellowship Greetings WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES MAY 2014 17 Sat 21 Wed 22 Thu 22 Thu 24 Sat 24 Sat
Ann Sushma & Rtn Pramod Kadkade Ann Jayani & Rtn Atreya Sawant Ann Roopa & Rtn Pradip Lad An Sheela & Rtn Sagar Shetye Ann Ashwini & Rtn Ajitrao Desai Ann Maya & Rtn Damodar Prabhu
ROTAFACT Rotary Club of Bhuj is running Late Ade Majiagbje Rotary Primary School at Bhuj and have also started high School at Bhuj. The project was supported by two matching grants one for construction of school building and another for school bus. Kutch is backward area and we need to establish good laboratory so that the standard of education can go up. The school was built after massive earthquake and with a support from the Rotary Foundation. Now the school is progressing well and due to opening of High School we need to set good laboratory. Please visit at www.rotarybhuj.org
Attention !!! The fever of overnight picnic is on. The fellowship committee is all set to make it a memorable one with multiple programmes. Reserve your dates of 7th June & 8th June 2014 to enjoy the fellowship and friendship at its best. The committee is expecting a
JUNE 2014 02 Mon 04 Wed 05 Thu
Ann Shubhada & Rtn Mohandas Sawaikar Ann Tanuja & Rtn Paresh Kadkade Ann Vaishali & Rtn Nilin Karpe
overwhelming participation from club members and their families. The venue is Whispering Palms beach Resort at Candolim, registration is Rs 2500 per pax, reporting time Saturday 7th June 11.00 am and check out on Sunday 8th June at 4.00 pm