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Club ID: 15761 District: 3180 Rtn. Ron D. Burton R I President
Rtn. Gururaj S District Governor
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President’s Buzz After the Membership Development month in August we move on to the New Generation month in September. I just turned 60 yesterday … my body fails to move at the speed I want it to … my grandson imitates the way I walk … in films I wonder at the agility of Shahrukh Khan … whereas 20 yrs ago I never noticed that.
It’s now I am aware of the youth … all along I thought 'I' was the youth. Their immense potential to change things and passion in what they do is commendable. It’s this potential Rotary wants to tap for the betterment of mankind … with Rotaract clubs, Interact clubs … RYLA etc … teaching them leadership qualities … public speaking … ingraining the four way test by our example …
Rtn. Nirmala Shenoy
Let’s do that … Rotarians … teach our youth by our example.
Rtn. Dr. Girija A Club President
Rtn. Renu Jayaram
Rtn. Chetana Maddodi
Honoring teachers who transformed many lives!
Rtn. Dashrathraj Shetty Bulletin Editors
4 way test
of the things we think, say or do: 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Sri Parameshwar Ganapati Pandit was the Vice Prinicpal of MJC and has served for 35 years. He is a postgraduate from Dharwad University and recipient of Rashtrapathi Award, Scouts and Merit award from Karnataka. At present, he is rendering his services as Administrator in Indrali High School. Smt. B Ahalya, Headmistress of Govt. Higher Primary School, Badagabettu has served as a teacher for more than 40 years. She has taught in Basrur, Yellur, Anagalli, Mangalore, Kundapura, Balakur, Saralabettu, 80 Badagabettu schools. She will retire in October, 2013 Smt. Shyamala S is a Trained Graduate Teacher working at Little Rock Indian School, Brahmavar. She has served as a teacher for more than 20 years. She has obtained BEd degree in Kannada and History from TMA Pai BEd College, Manipal and MS in counseling and psychotherapy from Kuvempu University and Manasa Education Foundation for Mental Health.
The Great Rupee Fall ! The Rupee collapsed to a lifetime low of 68.85 against the Dollar last week and it was the right time to invite Mr Jayadev Moleyar famous columnist and economist to understand the current economic situation of the country and the falling Rupee.
Mr. Jayadev Moleyar
Mr. Moleyar in a very simple and understandable way spoke about factors affecting the rise and fall of Rupee. Mr. Moleyar said that India heavily depends on imported energy, gold and technology and hence, India has historically run a current account deficit (CAD), which it was funded by attracting foreign money into stocks, bonds and corporate investment. But the situation has changed as the global investors in anticipation of the U.S. Federal Reserve starting to wind back its stimulus have turned away from the emerging markets. He opined that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has a limited power to support rupee as it does not control the trading. He also opined that India's weak external position makes it more vulnerable to outflows and a balance of payments deficit. “Speculators punt on the value of the rupee” he said. He also explained how paper companies (funded by hawala players) from Mauritius are playing with our Economy. While the government has put curbs on gold imports and has taken other measures to narrow the gap on external accounts, investors and economists believe much more is needed to attract long-term funds to help balance the external accounts. Let’s hope Rupee will bounce back to normal and stabilize in the coming days.
Charter Day Celebrations It’s happy birthday to all of us as club marks the 55th Charter day on August 26. Charter member, Dr. Krishna Rao cuts the cake and recalls the outstanding contributions of our past presidents and members. Our club has a great history and we are proud of our legacy. Let the legacy continue...
Rotarians in Action Youth Service director of our club Rtn. Dr. Srikanth Prabhu delivered a talk on Independence Day and Aadhaar Card on August 20, 2013 at Rotary Club of Parkala. He spoke about the much talked about and hyped Aadhaar card that still remains a mystery to many, but the rush at the registration counters tells a different tale. He said that on a closer look one finds that though people are rushing to the centres to get their Unique Identity (UID) cards, they do not know the exact purpose. He explained that in India, the purpose of the UID project is to give every Indian resident a unique number and the complexity of the issue is in issuing this to a population of 1.2 billion. Dr. Prabhu said that the other big challenge is to make sure that this number is used effectively for various development purposes. Dr. Prabhu explained that despite substantial improvement in health since independence under-nutrition and hunger remains a silent emergency in India. He said that in the future it would be Aadhaar that would be used as mechanism to see that true independence is achieved by seeing that no one dies out of hunger and all developmental measures reach the right persons.
Rotaract Club of Sagri organized Muddu Krishna competition for the tiny tots on August 24, 2013. Rtn. Karunakar Shetty was Chief Guest. Rtn. Sripathy, chairman of the club graced the occasion.
Board Meeting was held on August 31, 2013 at Presidentâ€™s residence.
PDG Rtn Dr H Shantharam
— Club Bylaws — The board of directors of R.I. provides a recommended set of bylaws for adoption by new clubs. The clubs may make changes in the bylaws provided such changes are not out of harmony with the standard club constitution or with the constitution and bylaws of R.I. Club bylaws usually contain provisions for amendments. The recommended club bylaws provides for a two-thirds vote of the club at a regular meeting wherein a quorum is present. Notice of such proposed amendment must be mailed to each member at least TEN days before such meeting. No amendment or addition to the club bylaws can be made which is not in harmony with the club constitution or with the constitution and bylaws of R.I.
Rotary Shares I would like to share an incident, with Rotarian friends, which upholds the Rotarian spirit! Sohna, a village in Haryana, is a Tourist centre. My husband’s [Rajavarma Ariga’s] first opportunity to serve as a Branch Manager in the bank was at this place in the year 1981. All the staff were from UP and Haryana and he was the only ‘Madrasi’. There was something that kept the staff at a distance from him; sometimes it even went to the extent of non cooperation! Once, a terrible incident occurred. There was a daylight robbery. My husband was at pistol point; the cashier was shot at and was seriously injured. He bled profusely and was taken to AIMS, New Delhi. There was a need of blood transfusion. None of the staff who accompanied volunteered to donate blood. When Mr. Ariga volunteered they were surprised. After this incident the atmosphere in the office changed. The staff not only cooperated whole heartedly but also spread the news around that Manager Sahib ne apna khoon de kar cashier ko bachaya. They worked extra hours to achieve the targets and made it possible for my husband to get the Best Rural Branch Award from the then Union Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Rao Birendra Singh. - Ann Shashikala Rajavarma Good time management is not an issue for work. To spend your time is to spend your life. To waste your time is to waste your life. To spend your time wisely is to spend more time doing the things you enjoy with satisfaction Thought by— Rtn Nirmala Shenoy
Ann Asha I V Sharma
Ann Poornima Raviraj
Rtn. Kusuma Pai
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