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Club ID: 15761 District: 3180 Rtn. Ron D. Burton R I President
Rtn. Gururaj S District Governor
Rtn. Dr. Girija A Club President
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President’s Buzz With the polio seminars last weekend and another coming up on 10th August … it’s time to repledge ourselves to fight polio with vengeance … till it is eradicated the world over … and not just our country … the bottom line is polio plus and pulse polio … two similar sounding names meaning two different things … find out … dear Rotarians. Did you know the president of USA Franklin Roosevelt had polio? … it can happen to anyone … if we don’t bother about polio in other countries it will attack us again … so polio anywhere is OUR concern. This year again we will have national immunization day – that’s PULSE POLIO… read the article on polio by Rtn. Dr H J Gowri in this issue.
Rtn. Renu Jayaram Club Secretary
Rtn. Nirmala Shenoy Treasurer
Ways to Give!
Rtn. Chetana Maddodi Rtn. Dashrathraj Shetty Bulletin Editors
4 way test
of the things we think, say or do: 1. Is it the TRUTH?
It was a rare combination of flashback and future forward time for the members of the club
2. Is it FAIR to all
at the weekly meeting! The guest speaker, Rtn. Vasanth Prabhu provided an opportunity to
concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
the members to look back in time with a sense of pride, know more about the present with a sense of wonder, and look ahead to future with a sense of excitement! Rtn. Prabhu, the Director, International Service for RC of Central Chester County and District 7450, was the person behind the solar light matching grant project executed last year. The honored guest from the USA was a known face to the club and associated with its activities over the years. He relived the past by thanking Rtn. Padmakar Nayak and PDG Rtn. Dr. H Shantharam for introducing him to Rotary in the year 2001.
Rtn. Prabhu has executed many exciting projects in more than 45 countries. He mesmerized the audience by giving insightful details on matching grants executed by his club. The inspiring talk made the members to think of the future with new hopes and greater sense of interest! The second speaker for the day was none other than Annet Surekha Kotwani daughter of Rtn. Mithra Bhandarkar. She gave a glimpse of her association with Union Park Residents’ AssociaRtn Dr Vasanth Prabhu
tion (UPRA), a housing society which has now been a model for Green Mission. She has launched the campaign ‘Jaago Mumbai’ which promotes ideas on rain water harvesting, reducing global warming, water treatment plants and many more. ‘Save, Educate and Empower Girl Child’ is her another project to help and educate young girls in Mumbai. Rtn. M S Bhat from Rotary Club of Puttur East and Rtn. Rajaram Bhat from Rotary Club of Kal-
Annet Surekha Kotwani
lianpur graced the occasion.
Let’s create a Polio Free World! Just 24 weeks for India to be declared polio free!!! As we march towards polio free India, the continent of Africa is struggling with a polio outbreak in Somalia. Somalia did not have a case of polio for six years and suddenly in May a fresh case was diagnosed. Somalian children are fertile ground for the virus as they have never received the polio vaccine. Somalia has a non existant government and no routine immunization. From Somalia the virus can easily spread to Yeman and from there to the middle east and then to south east Asia -- which is us. This is the reason we need to be vigilant and continue our routine immunization programme and make sure every child receives the polio vaccine. This year there have been 140 cases world wide and 72 cases Rtn. Dr. H J Gowri
have come from Somalia. Polio virus has been detected in the sewage of Israel. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria were once thought to be the only countries which were endemic for polio. We may need to revise this picture. RI has estimated that 550 billion will be needed for polio eradication. Bill Gates has donated 1.8 billion and it’s up to us to raise the rest. We need to do it as polio is a disease which can be totally eradicated. The P2 virus has not been seen for a long time and now the P3 virus has also not been detected for almost a year. So we have only the P1 virus to get rid of.
Rtn. Dr. H J Gowri addressing the gathering at Zonal Polio Plus Seminar organized by RC Parkala on July 28.
Every club and every Rotarian must contribute towards polio eradication because eradication of polio not only saves countless children from a debilitating and disfiguring disease it improves the infrastructure of a country as one can’t be achieved without the other. End Polio now!
Rotarians in Action Rotarians engaged in Natti to change lives! From Secretary’s Desk
In a gesture to promote agriculture & also support a very poor family , Rotary Clubs of UdupiManipal, Parkala & Perdoor came together along with the 40 plus students of Interact Club of Madhava Kripa School to help execute a noble project of cultivating a 1.5 acres of abandoned paddy field, making it fit for agriculture. The plot owned by a very poor family of Sharadamma, aged 90 plus & her 3 unmarried children (Damodar Rao, Prakash Rao & Shrimathi). The entire team of Rotarians & Interactors including our Rotarians: Secretary Renu Jayaram, Mithra Bhandarkar, Kusuma Pai, Jaivittal, Vijayalaxmi Jaivittal, Shripathy, Jayaraj Shetty, Prasanna, Lord
Rtn. Renu Jayaram
Ramakrishnan, Annet Amisha, President Dr Girija’s grand kids Akshath & Anoushka ably led by our leaders of community project, director Rtn. Karunakar Shetty & additional director Rtn. Premaleela Bhat on Sunday morning, headed to their field in Perdoor. The tears of happiness seen in the eyes of the family members after the seeding process, made everyone’s Sunday outing worthwhile. It was a thrilling & hands on experience for students as well & they had to be literally forced out of the fields. The total project cost is Rs 15000.
My Rotary — Manual of Procedure — The Manual of Procedure (M.O.P) is a reference manual for Rotary leaders. It is published following the meeting of the Council of Legislation. This is the first and foremost tool available for a complete understanding of Rotary procedure. It is a reference book on policies and procedures, interpreting fundamental matters concerning Rotary International. It has been evolved, developed and perfected through the practical experience of all the member clubs of Rotary InternaPDG Rtn Dr H Shantharam
tional. Each member club will get a copy of M.O.P as soon as it is published. Additional copies can be prescribed from the Rotary regional office on payment. Have you seen this Rotary Bible?
Bon Voyage to Rtn. Dr. Sanjay Rtn. Dr. Sanjay Pattanshetty will be visiting University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA (August 18 - 25 August, 2013) for acquiring expertise in Telehealth technology. Using Telehealth technology a project called Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) was started in the year 2003 at University of New Mexico. This technology was used as a platform to enhance the capacity of community health care providers to safely and effectively treat chronic, complex diseases in New Mexico's rural and medically underserved communities. The idea was: if rural physicians could receive the support necessary to treat common and complex diseases, patients in rural areas could be treated in their own communities. The learning objectives of this program are to know the implementation, scientific theories behind the model, appropriate technology and sustainability of the model. The aim is to start similar project in India after he comes back to Manipal. Rotary Club of Udupi Manipal wishes him every success in this endeavor.
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