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Rotary Club of Berhampur Today’s Program : Official Club Visit of District Governor Dr. Ashok Singh Next Week’s Program : (21st Dec ‘12) : Closed door meeting for the conduct of elections for RY 13-14. Vol. LVIII

No. 25



earty Welcome to DG Dr. Ashok Singh and first lady Dr. Neelam Singh on the occasion of the DG's Official Club Visit to Rotary Club Of Berhampur .

After an absorbing GSE team visit schedule spanning from 12th to 14th Dec. the club is fully geared up to face the real challenge of updating and satiating the District Governor Dr. Ashok Singh about its achievements thus far, and its future juggle for the activities to follow in the ensuing months in the official club visit today. The official club visit of the DG wouldn't have come at a better time than in the course of the all important family of Rotary month. Lets all join together in supporting the DG and make the visit successful and eventful one. The pleasure that runs through as Rotarians taking part in the various service projects, speaks volumes about why the 135 dedicated people from various vocations belong to this great club who are committed to fulfilling the club and district goals passionately. Keeping in streak this momentum and passion all the devout Members of this 3rd oldest and 2nd largest club of RID 3260 extends a rousing and cordial welcome to our esteemed DG Dr Ashok Singh and his beloved wife the first lady of our district Dr. Neelam. The governor's official visit is the personal visit of the governor to each Rotary club in the district, individually or in groups, for the purpose of o Focusing attention on important Rotary issues oProviding special attention to weak or struggling clubs oMotivating Rotarians to participate in service activities oPersonally recognizing the outstanding contributions of Rotarians in the District. The governor or assistant governor should review the status of the Club Leadership Plan during the official Editor : Rtn. PP Ranjit Panda Chaterjee lane, Near Old Bus Stand, Berhampur- 760001 Cell : 9437011024

Saturday, 15th Dec. 2012 visit. To maximize the impact of the governor's presence, visits should coincide with events such as charter nights, induction ceremonies, new member orientation programs, citation or award presentations, special programs, Rotary Foundation events, or intercity meetings. Multi-club or intercity meetings should emphasize strong attendance from all participating clubs, not just the host club.

Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs The Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs is a tool to help clubs assess their current state and establish goals for the coming year. It is based on the Club Leadership Plan. Club presidents-elect should provide a completed copy to their assistant governor by 1 July. Assistant governors and governors can use the planning guide to monitor club achievements during the year. Governors shall identify which clubs in the district are failing to function and make appropriate arrangements to strengthen these clubs so they are able to fulfill the minimum standards for all clubs established by the RI Board. Governors must report to the general secretary by 1 June on the Memo of Club Visit form any clubs that are failing to function.

Duties of a Governor The governor is the officer of RI in the district, functioning under the general control and supervision of the board. The governor is charged with the duty of furthering the Object of Rotary by providing leadership and supervision of the clubs in the district. The governor should work with district and club leaders to encourage participation in a district leadership plan as may be developed by the board. The governor shall provide inspiration and motivation to the clubs in the district. The governor shall also ensure continuity within the district by working with past, current, and incoming

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district leaders in fostering effective clubs. The governor shall be responsible for the following activities in the district: (a) organizing new clubs; (b) strengthening existing clubs; (c) promoting membership growth by working with district leaders and club presidents to establish realistic membership goals for each club in the district; (d) supporting The Rotary Foundation with respect to program participation and financial contributions; (e) promoting cordial relations among the clubs and between the clubs and RI; (f) planning for and presiding at the district conference and assisting the governor-elect in the planning and preparation for the presidents-elect training seminar and the district assembly; (g) providing for an official visit meeting individually or in multi-club meetings conducted throughout the year to take place at a time that maximizes the governor's presence for the purpose of: 1. focusing attention on important Rotary issues; 2. providing special attention to weak and struggling clubs; 3. motivating Rotarians to participate in service activities; and 4. personally recognizing the outstanding contributions of Rotarians in the district; (h) issuing a monthly letter to each club president and secretary in the district; (i) reporting promptly to RI as may be required by the president or the board; (j) supplying the governor-elect, as soon as possible following his or her election prior to the international assembly, full information as to the condition of clubs with recommended action for strengthening clubs; After making the club assessment as to fulfilment of goals and other perquisites and depending on the performance the D.G. will make an appraisal and recognize the clubs and award them.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY (DECEMBER 3) An international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was originally called "International Day of Disabled Persons". Each year the day focuses on a different issue.

CONFERENCE REMINDER Hurry!! Rush your registrations for the Dist. Conference from 28th through 30th December, 2012 which is going to be a grand one to Rtn. Srinivas Prusty or Rtn. Eswar.

Know your Honourable Dist. Governor Dr. Ashok Singh Rtn Dr Ashok Kumar Singh was born at Jharsuguda on 14th June 1959 to mother Karuna, & Father Late Chandrika Prasad, a police officer of repute. He did his schooling at Berhampur, Bokaro Steel City & Sambalpur. After a year in G M College Sambalpur, he joined the V S S Medical College in Burla & did his MBBS & MD in General Medicine. He served the Government of Orissa as Assistant Surgeon at Sambalpur and then as Lecturer at the VSS Medical College. He also served at the JLNH&R Hospital in Bhilai. Dr Singh is a Physician & Diabetologist and works as a consultant in his own hospital 'Delta Diabetes' at Sambalpur. Ashok had been to R I District 4630 Brazil, as a G S E Team Member in April 1993 and joined Rotary on return. He & his wife Dr Neelum had been to R I District 7020 Jamaica in West Indies as Rotary Volunteers in 1997. He successfully managed a TRF grant in 1998 to establish the Sickle Cell Project at Sambalpur which has been serving the people of Odisha & Chattisgarh till date. Ashok became the President of the Rotary Club of Sambalpur in 2002-03. Besides several awards, he got one for 'Outstanding President' of the District. The Sickle Cell Project received the 'Significant Achievement Award'. The club also got the award for 'Highest membership growth' and Banner for 'Second highest contributor to TRF'. He was adjudged the 'Outstanding Governors Representative' in 2003-04, and As Assistant governor was given the 'Centennial Governors Special Recognition' during 2004-05. In 2005-06, Ashok successfully organized the 'One O One Assembly' as it's Chairman, for which he was awarded the 'Governors Special Recognition'. In the same year he received the 'Four Avenues of Service Award' form RIP Carl Stenhammar. Dr Singh as GSR was instrumental in forming the Rotary Club of Raigarh Steel City in 2007. He is also a faculty for the Rotary Leadership Institute. Ashok has represented Sambalpur University in Basketball & played football for the District. He was also commissioned as an officer in the NCC. Dr Singh loves meeting people and has traveled extensively throughout the world. Dr Ashok Singh is happily married to Neelum. In them we have a couple who are both TRF Alumni. They are blessed with two sons Rishabh & Karan who are currently studying.



The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of theUniversal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 4 December 1950, when the General Assembly declared resolution 423(V), inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit.[1][2] The day is normally marked both by high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues. In addition, it is traditionally on 10 December that the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rightsand Nobel Peace Prize are awarded. Many governmental and nongovernmental organizations active in the human rights field also schedule special events to commemorate the day, as do many civil and social-cause organisations. The theme for 2006 was the struggle against poverty, taking it as a human rights issue. Several statements were released on that occasion, including the one issued by 37 United Nations Special Procedures mandate holders.

Ride to End Polio raises more than US$375,000 Ninety Rotarian cyclists from clubs throughout the United States took part in the El Tour de Tucson in Arizona on 17 November, raising more than US$375,000 for polio eradication. RI General Secretary John Hewko and his wife, Marga, were among the Rotarians, friends of Rotary, and family members who joined some 9,000 participants from around the world in the charity bike ride. The Hewkos far exceeded their goal of $111,000 in pledges, raising more than $200,000 for the ride.

LITERACY IN INDIA The literacy rate in India is 61 percent. The Rotary clubs of Pune Parvati and Culver City, Calif., USA, are working together to improve education in rural parts of the country by providing potable water, sanitation facilities, furniture and other materials, and teacher training to 18 schools around Pune. The Health, Hunger and Humanity Grant project, which launched in 2008, is expected to help 8,000 students every year. ACUPRESSURE HEALTH CAMP An Acupressure health camp shall be conducted from 16th Dec'12(Sunday)to 23rd Dec(Sunday) at RCS Hall from 8 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 8pm daily.The camp shall be inaugurated on 16th Dec'12 by District Governor Dr.Ashok Singh.

See GOD in all This is the gist of all worship - to be pure and to do good to others. He who sees Siva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Siva, and if he sees Siva only in the image, his worship is but preliminary. He who has served and helped one poor man seeing Siva in him, without thinking of his cast, creed, or race, or anything, with him Siva is more pleased than with the man who sees Him only in temples. GOD IS WITHIN YOU It is impossible to find God outside of ourselves. Our own souls contribute all of the divinity that is outside of us. We are the greatest temple. The objectification is only a faint imitation of what we see within ourselves. PERSEVERE IN YOUR SEARCH FOR GOD To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. "I will drink the ocean," says the persevering soul, "at my will mountains will crumble up." Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal. TRUST COMPLETELY IN GOD Stand up for God; let the world go. LOVE OF GOD IS ESSENTIAL Giving up all other thoughts, with the whole mind day and night worship God. Thus being worshipped day and night, He reveals himself and makes His worshippers feel His presence.

SWARGADHAM UPDATE Sri.Dr. P. Siba Prasad Senapati, brother of Rtn. PP P.S.N. Senapati has donated Rs. 21,000/- to Rotary Swargadham

The President and members through Chilka present their warm wishes and wishes many more happy returns of the day to the following Birthday Rotarians of the last week :

Rtn. A.Ramlal - 9th Dec Rtn. PP CA V.S Raju - 11th Dec Rtn. B.Appana Subudhi - 13th Dec The President and members through Chilka present their warm wishes to the following Rotarians who celebrated their wedding anniversary in the last week : Rtn. K.Suresh Subudhi - 8th Dec Rtn. Birendra Prasad Rath - 12th Dec Rtn. Pres. E.Siva Prasad Rao - 12th Dec Rtn. Santosh Kumar Sahu - 13th Dec Rtn. Bijay Kumar Bagaria - 13th Dec Rtn. PP M.L.Narayana & Rtn. M.Kameswari - 14th Dec Rtn. K.Chandra Sekhar - 14th Dec

A TRIBUTE TO PANDIT RAVISHANKAR BharatRatna, Pandit Ravi Shankar, one of the great exponents of Indian Classical Music (Hindustani classical) and an accomplished sitarist is no more. With his demise a musical era, one of its kind has come to an end. The Sitar maestro had left no stone unturned in bringing together different styles of music all across the world. In fact he was the person who first conceptualized the idea of fusion in music. In true sense he was an ambassador of Indian music. Many students were trained under his tutelage and subsequently earned name and fame as well accomplished sitarists. The Late sitar maestro has left behind a legacy of social and political engagement in India and all across the world, thereby promoting International understanding, peace and goodwill. His demise has left a void in the world of music and will take another great artist like the late Pandit Ravi Shankar to fill in. Our condolences to his family and may his soul rest in peace. Contributed by P.P. D. Sunder Srinath

Diabetic & Hypertension detection Camp Report The 6th Diabeties & Hypertension detection camp was held on 9th Dec, 2012 at 7 A.M at R.C.S Hall. Thirty seven (new & old) patients in total were examined and advised futher treatment by Rtn. PP Dr. J.Bhartudu. M/s IPICA Pharma provided the medical kits. Committee Chairman Rtn. P.V Suryanarayana along with Rtn. P.Sivalingam, Rtn. A.Sivanarayana, Rtn. Ranjit Panda, Rtn. Gopiram Agarwal, Rtn. Kamal Kant Misra and Rtn. IPP T.Susant assisted in the successful funtioning of the camp.

Minutes of the 23rd meeting held on 7th Dec'12 Proceedings of the 23rd regular meeting of Rotary Club of Berhampur for the RY 2012-13 held on 7th Nov'12 at 7.00pm at Rotary Centennial hall, Berhampur ; 1. President called the meeting to order. 2. President welcomed all present to 23rd regular meeting of RY 12-13 and Inauguration of Family Of Rotary Month -December and "Best couple Contest" 3. President welcomed Rtn. Satyadev Khemani,Committee Chairman-Family of Rotary on to the dais. 4. President appealed to all to invoke the national anthem 5. Minutes of the 22nd meeting held on 30th Nov'12 were confirmed. 6. Rtn.Gopiram agrawal felicitated the birthday boys &

members who celebrated their wedding anniversaries during the week. 7. Presidents announcements : * President announced the finalization of annual picnic date as 6th Jan'13 * President announced the forthcoming events for the month of dec'12 * President announced the postponement of 14th dec'12 regular meeting to 15th dec'12 for OCV of District Governor ,Dr.Ashok Singh. * President announced the Joint club meeting of all Rotary clubs of berhampur for the presentation of GSE team from RID 7020,Jamaica. * President extended invitation to all to attend with families for a breakfast on his marriage anniversary on 12th Dec'12 at his residence. * President extended invitation to all to attend the Prasad sevan at Bhairavi temple on 9th Dec'12. 8. General Announcements : * Rtn.I.Ramesh extended invitations to all members for his son's Marriage & dinner on 12th Dec'12. * Rtn.Rajendra Padhy extended invitations to members for his son's Marriage &lunch on 12th Dec'12. 9. Committee announcements : * Rtn.K.Prasant,Committee Chairman -GSE announced the forthcoming visit of the GSE team from RID-7020, Jamaica from 12th to 14th Dec'12 to Berhampur. * Rtn Eswar Subudhi ,Chairman On-To-The-Conference appealed to all to participate in the last District conference of RID 3260 to be held from 28th to 30th dec'12 at Sambalpur. 10. President invited PP Rtn.Dr.S.Manmadha Rao,to commence the "Best Couple " contest,07 families participated in the program. 11. First couple of the club were the winners of the lucky dip. 12. PP Rtn.Prof.K MPathy talked spoke in commemoration of World Aids Day. 13. PP Rtn.Dr.J.Bharatudu spoke about Diabetes and clarified several myths about it. 14. The attendance analysis of the meeting was read by Sgt-at-arms Rtn.Srinivas Prusty as ; Total members Effective Members Members Present Rotary Anne's Visiting Rotarians Guests % of Attendance 15.

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135 135 55 07 02 01 40%

President adjourned the meeting.

Rtn. E. Siva Prasad Rao President

Rtn. R.Murali Krishna Hony Secy (2012-13)

Published by Rtn. R. Murali krishna, Hony. Secy. Rotary Club of Berhampur, Edited by Rtn. PP Ranjit Panda Printed by Ravi Graphics.

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