Family meet-PDG keeps the ladies in splits
President gets to have the cake and eat it tooâ€Ś
Family Meet-Who gets to cut the cake
HAPPY NEW YEAR. Let us pray and toil to make this year a fruitful and joyous one for all and a year full of service. The month of January is the Rotary Awareness Month. This is observed to expand the knowledge about Rotary and its activities among members and throughout the community. Make the public aware about the motto of Rotary, i.e. Service above self, initiate and maintain acquaintance for opportunities for service and keep high ethical values in profession, business, occupation or any other vocation, so that you can utilize oneâ€™s occupation as an opportunity for service. The commitment of Rotary to eliminate Polio from this world should be stressed to the community. Participate in the Polio Plus programme by helping the Health Authorities on National Immunisation Days- 23rd January and 27th February, Our District conference is fast approaching. Please do ensure 100% registration as it is being held in our city. Also help profusely by canvassing for banners and stalls. Extend all help to the organizing committee. Beach Willow Tournament is scheduled to be held on 20th of February. Give wide publicity for that. We have to start our practice soon to keep the high standards maintained by us in the past. Once again wishing the club, the members and their family a memorable 2011.
Yours in Rotary, President Rtn. Dr. K.V. Prabhakaran
Secretary’s Report This month we had five meetings. We had a joint celebration for Diwali, Bhakrid, Christmas and New Year. The celebration was inaugurated by our beloved Girija Chechi by cutting the X’mas cake. Though the celebration was really good and exciting, the participation of families was comparatively less. The members who came with families expressed their disappointment on this. This month actually, we were busy with preparations for our annual ‘Beach Willow’ tournament. This month started with the speech of our PDG on RI Institute of PDGs at Bangkok. He really motivated all of us to participate in all the RI conventions of Rotary. On 30.12.10 we had our New Year meeting. On this day, the New Year message by PDG was the main agenda. The full text of his message is published in this bulletin. His message was really informative and motivating. His presence and blessings always lead us in the journey of service. This month we completed election of new office bearers. As all know, Rtn. Dinesh Natraj is the President-elect and Rtn. A.R. Vinod is the Secretary-elect. Wishing all the members a very Happy New Year.
Rtn. Adv. V.P. Radhakrishnan, Secretary, Rotary Calicut Beach.
PDG Darius Marshalâ€™s New Year Message to the Beach Boys. What is the key to success? Experts agree that clearly defined goals often mean the difference between success and failure. Knowing where you want to finish makes starting a lot easier. Success is the ability first, to recognize opportunity, second, to form plans and strategies that leverage opportunity, third, to develop the necessary skills needed to execute those strategies. Ten rules for achieving success: 1. Be decisive 2. Stay focused 3. Write your goals 4. Plan thoroughly 5. Involve others 6. Welcome failure 7. Take purposeful action 8. Inspect what you expect 9. Reward yourself 10. Maintain personal integrity Achieving a goal is like opening a combination lockâ€Ś.you need the correct numbers in the correct right, left, right sequence. There are thousands of possible combinations, and if you are aware of the settings but not the sequence, your efforts will prove futile. The ten rules of Goal setting is the combination that opens the locks of success. Each rule is one piece of the combination, each seamlessly integrates with the other nine; each one counts! To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan but also believe. A decision is never made only once. A decision to lose weight and keep it off must be made every time you feel hungry. So stay focused. I wish one and all a very happy new year with lots of good health and happiness.
ROTARY INFORMATION Four new pilot programs will allow participating Rotary clubs to experiment with flexible membership requirements and club operations beginning 1 July. The three‐year pilots ‐‐ satellite club, associate member, corporate member, and innovative and flexible Rotary club ‐‐ were approved by the RI Board at its November meeting. Each one is designed to improve recruitment, allow for flexibility in club operations and structures, and provide Rotary clubs with an opportunity to explore new and innovative ways to promote member diversity ‐‐ all goals of the RI Strategic Plan. Other potential benefits include improved leadership and engagement among members and increased support of The Rotary Foundation. The pilots will allow RI to collect data and analyze results from the participating clubs to evaluate the effectiveness of each change. Clubs have until 1 April to submit applications to Rotary International to be considered for a pilot. Information and applications will be sent to each club in early January. Up to 200 clubs will be selected for each pilot. Rotary clubs must have been chartered before 30 June 2009 to be considered. Satellite Club The Satellite Club Pilot Program will assess the impact of allowing a Rotary club to conduct multiple club meetings during a week, each taking place at a different location, on a different day, or at a different time. Rotarians in the satellite club would belong to a host club but would meet at their own time and location and could have their own projects. This structure may be helpful in areas with many rural communities as well as in large metropolitan areas. The pilot could give a small, weak, or struggling club the opportunity to become connected to a larger, active, and vibrant club in a nearby area and receive ongoing support. Associate Member The Associate Member Pilot Program gives clubs a tool for teaching prospective members about the club and the expectations of membership before they join. Clubs would determine the length of time a person could remain an associate member before becoming an active member. The pilot is aimed at potential members who may be uncertain of the commitment involved with membership. It will provide them with an opportunity to get acquainted with a club's members, programs, and projects, thereby increasing retention. Corporate Member The Corporate Member Pilot Program will allow a corporation or company in a club's area to become a member of the Rotary club and appoint up to four people to serve as club members. These corporate members will attend club meetings, participate in projects, and vote on club matters, and are eligible to serve as club officers and committee members. One of the designees must be a member of the corporation's senior executive group, but the others could hold any full‐time managerial role. Only one of the designees would need to attend club meetings at a time, yet each would be considered an official member of the club and would be required to pay RI and annual club dues, as determined by the club. Innovative and Flexible Rotary Club Under the Innovative and Flexible Rotary Club Pilot Program, clubs will be allowed to change one element of its format or structure as an experiment. For example, a club might offer family memberships or conduct a blend of online and in‐person meetings. The change should not duplicate another pilot, however. The pilot is focused on encouraging Rotary clubs to be fun, dynamic, diverse, resilient, tolerant, interested in trying new things, member driven, inspirational, and relationship rich. Source: Rotary International News / Courtesy : eFlash_Rotary For more News and videos : www.eflashonline.org.
12 Dec – Rtn. Jamshad Ahamed th
14 Dec – Rtn. Tradib Jayapal 16th Dec – Ann. Girija Karunakar st
21 Dec – Rtn. Dinesh Natraj th
25 Dec – Ann. Nisha Murali 10th Jan – Ann. Dr. Lailabi M.P. 17th Jan – Rtn. Sandeep Mehta
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02 Dec – Rtn. D. Karunakar & Ann. Girija 05th Dec – Rtn. V.P. Radhakrishnan & Ann. Sasikala th
09 Dec – Rtn. Sunil & Ann. Binita th
13 Dec – Rtn. Jitendra & Ann. Dipti 15th Dec – Rtn. Darius & Ann. Katy 21st Dec – Rtn. Shiraj & Ann. Mini th
25 Dec – Rtn. Hashim & Ann. Mariyu 03rd Jan – Rtn. Shakir K. & Ann. Dr. Lailabi M.P. 04th Jan – Rtn. Jeesh Venmarath & Ann. C.P. Kala th
08 Jan – Rtn. Jamshed Ahamed & Ann. Sucharita Hota th
15 Jan – Rtn. V.K. Satheesh & Ann. Sabna 27th Jan – Rtn. Sujith Ram Parayil & Ann. Apoorva th
30 Jan – Rtn. Dr. Abdul Kader & Ann. Zareena Begum
WORDS OF WISDOM…… • • • • • • • • • •
The heart that gives, gathers. – Marianne Moore If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. ‐ Anonymous Burn brightly without burning out. – Richard Biggs It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life….that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Laughter is an instant vacation. ‐ Milton Berle The best sermons are lived, not preached. – Cowboy wisdom The only things that stand between a person and what they want in life are the will to try it and the faith to believe it’s possible. – Rich Devos Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise that they were the big things. – Robert Brault It’s choice, not chance, that determines your destiny. – Jean Nidetch To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. – David Viscott
Did you know that…. • • • • • • • • • •
The barometer was invented by Evangelista Torricelli, in 1643. On April 17, 1903 Henry Ford gave his first automobile an initial road test. The country of Egypt has the lowest suicide rate in the world. On January 1, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves. John Keats and Robert Louis Stevenson wrote their greatest books while weakened by tuberculosis. Honey contains all the vitamins which nutritionists consider necessary to health. A ‘curtain lecture’ is a private scolding received by a husband from his wife. Chewing gum was invented by William F. Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, USA, on December 28, 1869. Ducks do not get wet because their feathers are kept in an oily condition by small oil glands. A female mackerel can lay about 500,000 eggs at a time.
Look for more facts in the coming issues of ‘Baywatch’…………… Rtn. Dinky
MIRTH Just before giving a lavvish party at his estate, a ttycoon had his swimming pool filled with poisonouss snakes. He called the gguests together and annou unced, “To an nyone brave eenough to swim across thiss oice of a thou usand hectarees of my oil fie elds, 10,000 h head of cattlee or my pool, I willl give the cho daughter’’s hand in marriage.” No sooner were his wo ords spoken tthan a young man plunged d in, swam across the pool and climbed out, unscaathed but bre eathless. “Congratu ulations!” the e tycoon greeted him. “Do you want myy oil fields?” “No!” gassped the guesst. “The 10,0 000 head of caattle?” “No!” the e young man sshouted. “Well, how w about my d daughter’s haand?” “No!” he puzzled ho ost. “You musst want sometthing,” said th “I just want to know th he name of th he guy who pushed me in!”
COCKTAIIL OF THE M MONTH GIMLET Requirem ments: 60 ml Gin 15 ml Lim me Cordial (preeferably Rosee’s) Cracked Icce To Make: Shake thee Gin and Cordial with craccked ice. Strain into o a cocktail gllass.
Editor December was family month. Families of our Rotarians got together for a family meet…a rather tame affair, if I may say so. Although it was the festive season somehow the gaiety was missing. Maybe because the venue was not so exciting and the fact that quite a few of our Rotarians were out of town due to the holidays. Another question we have to ask ourselves is whether we did enough for the Rotary family itself. January is Rotary awareness month. There are two facets to Rotary awareness. One, are we doing enough to make the world at large, aware of Rotary and its activities? Two, are Rotary members themselves aware of the tremendous amount of selfless work being carried out by Rotarians in the various avenues of service in Rotary? Just getting to know of the contributions of their time, service and empathy is so awe-inspiring and motivating. There are many who are not members of Rotary and still do exemplary service to humanity. You must read about one such messiah, Queen Noor – the widow of Jordan’s King Hussein, in the latest issue of the ‘Rotary News’. RI President Ray Klinginsmith, in his New Year message, says it is ‘test time’. That is, at this half way point in the Rotary year, time to test the strengths and weaknesses of our club. Time to see whether our club’s activities match up to those of other clubs in our districts and around the world. We beach boys, I dare say, may have to get out of the sand, put on our socks and pull them up! Dinky