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July 02, 2013

Special Issue 1


Rtn Ron D Burton District Governor: Rtn Gururaj S.

Club President:

Rtn Dr. Girija

Club Secretary:

The Chieftains: 2013 - 14





Rtn Renu Jayaram


Rtn Chetana Maddodi

Treasurer: Rtn Nirmala Shenoy

President Speaks


8 years in Rotary and I am just beginning to understand a little of what Rotary is all about. The methodology of collecting money and using it usefully and transparently; the energy of fellowship; and the satisfaction International of small helps rendered is what I understand now. But as time goes by I hope to understand the greater thoughts and ideas that Rotary uses to change communities for the better in a big way. I salute all the great Community Rotarians who worked so systematically for that. Hope to learn more of Rotary and be a little wiser by the end of this Rotary year.

Welcome DGE Rtn PHF Dr. Bhaskar S.! DGE Rtn PHF Dr. Bhaskar, son of Rtn P S Bhat (PP RC Puttur) and Ann Sathyabhama, joined Rotary in 1989. He was President of RC Puttur in 2002-03, AG of Zone 5 in 2007-08 and District Polio Plus Committee Chair in 2010-11. He was instrumental in starting the Rotary DGE with Ann Manjula Campco Blood Camp in 1997; the construction of RC Puttur's own meeting hall; and increasing Club membership to all time high of 101! He is PP of IMA (Puttur) and Puttur Jaycees. Orthopaedic surgeon by profession, and Managing Director of 100bedded Puttur City Hospital, he has a PG diploma from KMC Mangalore and MBBS from JNMC, Belgaum. His Ann PHF Manjula is PP of Inner Wheel Club, Puttur. Their son Dr. Varun (MBBS) is PP of Interact Club and daughter Varsha is pursuing her MBBS studies.




Club President : Rtn Dr. Girija A. Rtn Dr. Girija is a well-known gynaecologist who established and runs Sonia Clinic and Nursing Home at Manipal. She joined Rotary in 2005 and has brought her unique blend of flavour to our Club. Known for her tongue in cheek humour, Dr. Girija gives a false appearance of seriousness which hides the bubbly woman who will break into a peal of laughter or dance at the drop of a hat. She is someone who is always willing to lend a helping hand and in spite of a full working life, finds time to keep in touch with friends, family and Rotary . Rtn Girija takes any task assigned to her very seriously; she was the editor who made the Concord from a monthly to a weekly bulletin and she was the director who gave a whole new meaning to the designation Club service Director!! Rtn Dr. Girija is happily married to Dr Ramakrishna, an anaesthetist; they have 3 talented daughters and 3 grand children. We, the members of RC Udupi-Manipal, look forward to a year full of fun, service and surprises.

Editor's Message It is my pleasure and honor to take over as the new editor of the club bulletin. CONCORD has grown immensely and credit for this laudable achievement goes to past editorial teams. To succeed such teams is a great responsibility and a real challenge. We will strive to continue this legacy with the support and guidance of all Rotarians.

Club Secretary: Rtn Renu Jayaram

Rtn Renu Jayaram is a complete woman. Happily married to Lion – Jayaram Suvarna, Director, Jayadev Group, a flourishing automobile company. Rtn Renu is the managing partner not only in his company but at his home as well. Renu is pursuing MBA after B.Com and DCA. She is the mother of athlete Aneesh who is in 8th Standard and dancer Ameesha in 5th Standard.

Creating high energy everywhere with her electrifying smile, she started 'POWER', a platform to empower women and help Yours in Rotary, women entrepreneurs. Rtn Renu is a fitness freak, intelligent Rtn Chetana Maddodi and a very mature person for her age.

Team Rotary 2013 - 14 President : Rtn Dr. Girija A. IPP : Rtn Shyla Rao Vice President : Rtn P R Karanth Secretary : Rtn Renu Jayaram Jt. Secretary : Rtn Kusuma Pai Sergeant at Arms : Rtn Aruna Shenoy Treasurer : Rtn Nirmala Shenoy Editors : Rtn Chetana Maddodi : Rtn Dasharath Shetty Website : Rtn Dr. Kasturi Nayak Public Relation : Rtn Geetha Kaushik Documentation : Rtn Renu Jayaram Polio Plus Photography Intimation

: Rtn K S Jaivittal : Rtn Sripathy P. : Rtn Vijayalaxmi V : Rtn Aruna Shenoy : Rtn Hema Shetty : Rtn Sucharitha

Club Service Director Additional Dir Membership Classification Sports Club Programmes Cards & Badges Fellowship Attendance

Rtn Shubha H S : Rtn Rooma : Rtn B. Maddodi : Rtn P R Karanth : Rtn J P Kini : Rtn Col. Devadas : Rtn Surendran Nair :

Advisors Rtn PDG Dr. H Shantharam Rtn PDG I Narayan Rtn Mohan Bhandarkar Rtn Padmakar Nayak Rtn Mithra Bhandarkar

International Service Director

: Rtn Dr. Gowri

Matching Grants & TRF : Rtn H N S Rao

Vocational Service Director

: Rtn Mithra Bhandarkar Additional Dir : Rtn Nagaraj Consumer Activities : Rtn I V Sharma Vocational awards : Rtn Diwakar Rao Parent Insurance : Rtn Karunakar Shetty Career guidance : Rtn Col. Shanbhag Four way Test : Rtn Jayaraj Shetty

New Generation Service

Director : Rtn Srikanth Prabhu Additional Dir : Rtn Prasanna Rotaract (M U) : Rtn K S Jaivittal Rotaract (MIT) : Rtn B. Maddodi Rotaract (Sagri) : Rtn Sripathi P. : Rtn Shubha H S Rotaract (Dr. TMAPP) : Rtn Holla : Rtn Cmdr V V Nair Interact Panchanabettu : Rtn Prasanna : Rtn Hema Shetty Interact MJC : Rtn Indira Rao

Community Service Director Additional Dir Basic Edu. & Lit.

: Rtn Karunakar Shetty Econ. & Comm. : Rtn Premaleela Bhat Development : Rtn Indira Rao Peace & Conflict : Rtn Diwakar Kini Prevention Water & Sanitation : Rtn Dr. Narayan Shenoy (Women (Maternal & Child : Rtn Dr. Sanjay Empowerment) Health) : Rtn Dr. Raviraj Env. protection Disease Prevention : Rtn Dr. Nagesh Kumar RCC Badagabettu & Treatment Rao RCC Hebri

: Rtn K S Jaivittal : Rtn Geetha Kaushik : Rtn Niranjan : Rtn Rooma Iyengar : Rtn Dr. Kasturi : Rtn Mitra : Rtn H S Shetty : Rtn Shyla Rao

Club Service April 2013 02/Apr : Rtn I Narayan on 'Humour is a Blessing'. 09/Apr : Rtn H N S Rao on 'Future Vision'. 16/Apr : 'Mimicry Show' by Sri Rajesh Acharya. 23/Apr : Rotarians in singing spree---

May 2013 01/May : Honouring teachers at 'Sri Krishna Balaniketana'. 07/May : Sri Vidyavantha Acharya on 'Social Service'. 14/May: Meeting at 'Sowparnika'art gallery. 21/May : 'Making of Concord' by Mrs. Shashikala Bhat 28/May : Felicitating Community Helpers

June 2013 04 /June : Condolence meeting of Ann Latha Bhandarkar. 11/June : Rotarians sharing experience. 18/June : Celebrating President's B'day. 22/June : AG Rtn Mahesh Kumar's maiden brain storming session with incoming Presidents & Secretaries, at Sonia Clinic. Rtn Jnana Vasanth Shetty presided over. 25/June : Members visited the installation ceremony of RC Perdoor.

AG thanking our President...

International Service Solar Lights reach homes...

Solar Lights to students

Vocational Service May 28

May 28

Rtn I Narayan honouring Mr. Ram Bhandary

Rtn Bhandarkar honouring Mr. Prem

Community Service Mar 24

Dr. P N Srinivas Rao Memorial Eye Camp Mar 31

May 19

Eye Camp At Mudrady Mar 29

Street Cleaning

Dental Camp At Patla

New Generation Service Rotaractor Manjunath Karanth of Rotaract Club of Sagri will be taking over as Zonal Rotaract Representative of Karavali zone during 2013– 2014. Congratulations!

Nava Ratna Special!

9 A W A R D S !!

District Awards: Navarathna Winners!!

“Shanthi Samagama�: Zone-2 TRF Toppers!

District Governor 2013 - 14 RI District 3180 Rtn Gururaj S. is a member of RC Mysore since 1989. During his Presidential term in 2000-2001, Rtn Gururaj dedicated many permanent projects to the community and RC Mysore was adjudged as the Best Club in the district during that year. Rtn Gururaj has served as Assistant Governor in 2003-04, as District Secretary in 2005-06 and led the GSE team to RI Dist. 9910, New Zealand in 2008-09. He has received 4 avenues citation by RI.

DG with Ann Pushpa Rtn Gururaj founded an educational institution -

Chaithra High School and P U College in Mysore. Rtn Gururaj has a cohesive family comprising of wife Ann Pushpa who is assisting him in all walks of life; and is also a member of Inner Wheel and served as a President. Daughter Ann Charulatha is pursuing higher studies in the U S, son John Shishir is studying in II PU. All 4 are PHFs and Rtn Gururaj is a Major Donor.

Assistant Governor - Rtn M. Mahesh Kumar

Rtn M. Mahesh Kumar is a self made man - a role model for the youth who lack high qualifications and are striving hard to succeed. After his training at RUDSET he went in for self-employment and gradually grew in strength to set up “Shri Vigneshwara Press” in Malpe. This experience will enable him to feel the pulse of the common man which in turn will help him to AG with Ann Suma guide the activities of Community, Vocational and New Generation Services. Rtn Mahesh is an office bearer of many social, professional and alumni organisations. The decade old Rotarian has held the offices of Secretary (thrice), President (twice) in the Malpe – Kodavoor club and a Zonal Lieutenant of Zone 2 in 2011-12. Rtn Mahesh and Ann Suma were married in 2001 and they are the proud parents of Kalpitha and Hashmitha.

Zonal Lieutenant : Rtn Balakrishna Maddodi Ever smiling Rtn Balakrishna Maddodi born on 10th Sept, 1971 is double MSc in Marine Geology and Chemistry and an M Phil in Marine Geology. He is now the Asst Prof in the Dept. of Civil Eng. in MIT. Rtn Maddodi is also pursing his Ph D. He has worked at the Sikkim-Manipal University and RNS Polytechnic College, Murudeshwar improving the working and strength of the college. Married to calm and collected Rtn Chetana Maddodi who is incharge of Indian Admissions and faculty at Dept. of Commerce, MIM, MU. They have 2 children. The couple are instrumental in starting the Rotary Google group for our Club and keeping it active.

'Engage Rotary Change Lives' The Rotary Theme for 2013-14, “Engage Rotary, Change Lives”, is a call and also a reminder to all Rotarians, by the incoming RI President Ron D. Burton. Every one of us in Rotary is here because we were invited, and because we made a choice to accept that invitation. Every day since then, we’ve been faced with another choice: whether to just be a member of a Rotary club, or to truly be a Rotarian. Being a Rotarian is a commitment that goes far beyond just showing up at meetings once a week. It means seeing the world, and our role in it, in a unique way. It means accepting our communities as our responsibility, and acting accordingly: taking the initiative, making the effort, and doing what’s right, not what’s easy. All of us came to Rotary to get involved, and to make a difference. And in Rotary service, as in just about everything else in life, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. If we only put in a token effort, we won’t accomplish very much, and we won’t find very much satisfaction in what we do accomplish. But when we make the decision to truly engage Rotary — to bring Rotary service and Rotary values into every day of our life — that is when we start to see the incredible impact that we can have. That’s when we find the inspiration, the excitement, and the power to truly change lives. And no one’s life will be changed more than our own! We've chosen to wear the Rotary pin! Let us now heed the RI President's earnest call to Engage Rotary, Change Lives !

Ron D. Burton is RI President 2013-14 RI's new International President is Ron D. Burton, a member of the RC of Norman, Oklahoma, USA. A Rotarian since 1979, he has served RI as Director; Rotary Foundation Trustee; International Assembly Moderator, and group discussion leader; and District Governor. Ron Burton is Vice Chair of the Future Vision Committee and a member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force for the United States. He retired as President of the Ron D. Burton with Ann Jetta University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. in 2007. He is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the bar associations of Cleveland County and the state of Oklahoma. He is admitted to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court. Rtn Burton has received the RI Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Award, and International Service Award for a Polio-Free World. Rtn Burton and his Ann, Jetta, have two children and three grandchildren. We meet every Tuesday between 7pm-8pm at Dr. TMA Pai Rotary Hall, Fortune Inn Valley View, Manipal. Please send your feed back to; Web:


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