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FARMAGUDI Vol No. 36

Issue No. 8

February 2014

WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH

ENGAGE ROTARY

CHANGE LIVES ROTARY CLUB OF PONDA Club No. 15674, Chartered on 27/04/1978, RI Dist. 3170 Dist. Governor Rtn. Mohan Mulherkar

Club President Rtn. Venkatesh Kuncalienkar

Club Secretary Rtn. Nagaraj Shetty

Bulletin Editor Rtn. Ashok Nagvenkar


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ROTARY CLUB OF PONDA Club Number – 15674 Founded On – 23rd February 1978 Chartered On – 27th April 1978 Membership as on 31st January 2014 – 54 Board of Directors for 2013 – 2014

District Officers from our Club D.C.C. Rtn. Dr. Roque D’Costa Rtn. Ashok Nagvenkar Rtn. Shripad Talaulikar R.D.C. Rtn. Vilas Naik Rtn. Naguesh Shirwant Rtn. Krishna Shetye

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Of the thousands of matters on which [Rotarians] of so diverse a complexion disagree, [on] one we are in perfect accord. We believe in the brotherhood of man… Rotary International itself offers a preview of a world at peace.”

Paul Harris Founder, Rotary International

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Editorial The month of February is very special in the Rotary calendar since it is designated World Understanding Month. The month also includes the anniversary of the first meeting of Rotary held on February 23, 1905, now designated World Understanding and Peace Day. In designating World Understanding Month, the Rotary International board asks all Rotary clubs to plan programs for their weekly meeting and undertake special activities to emphasize "understanding and goodwill as essential for world peace." To observe this designated month, many clubs arrange international speakers, invite youth exchange students and international scholars from schools and universities to club meetings, plan programs featuring former Group Study Exchange team members, arrange discussions on international issues, present entertainment with an international cultural or artistic them and schedule other programs with an international emphasis. Many clubs take the opportunity to launch an international community service activity or make contact with a Rotary club in another country is a good month to initiate a Rotary Fellowship Exchange, a 3-H project o encourage support for PolioPlus and other Rotary Foundation programs. In this February we have a special attraction and significance as our own District Conference is scheduled to be held on 22nd & 23rd February at Kala Academy Panaji. In true sense we will be participating in the World Understanding month as our concluding day of conference coincides with the anniversary of the first meeting of Rotary held on February 23, 1905 World Understanding Month is a chance for every club to pause, plan and promote the Fourth Avenue of Service-Rotary's continued quest for goodwill, peace and understanding among people of the world. Rtn ASHOK NAGVENKAR EDITOR

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RI President’s Message It was 109 years ago this month that Paul Harris and three of his friends founded the first Rotary club. His goal was simple: to create an oasis of friendship amid a city of strangers, with those who shared his values. Over time, the philosophy of Rotary developed and matured, and Rotarian ideals expanded to include service, vocational ethics, and international understanding. As Rotary grew and spread, Paul Harris envisioned a world in which conflict would ultimately melt away – a world where personal connections and acceptance of differences would relegate war to history. If people could only come together in a spirit of friendship and tolerance, he felt, they would soon realize how much they had in common. Paul Harris was fortunate in his lifetime to see the Rotary idea take hold and establish itself in dozens of countries around the world. Every week, in 34,000 communities, his vision lives on in every Rotary club meeting. But nowhere in the world does Paul Harris' vision take life as vividly as it does at our annual Rotary International convention. At a convention, for a few short days, we see the world as Paul Harris imagined it: a world where men and women from every corner of the globe come together, to build peace, to serve others, and simply to enjoy one another's company. Differences of background, politics, culture, and religion are woven together, all part of one bright tapestry. It is an unforgettable experience, one that Jetta and I look forward to every year. Every convention is different, and every one becomes a memory that we cherish. This year, I will have the tremendous privilege of presiding over the 105th Rotary International Convention in Sydney, 1-4 June. Sydney is a vibrant international hub, a gateway between East and West, and a wonderfully appropriate city to host a Rotary convention. It is tremendously diverse, rich in culture and history, and one of my favorite cities to visit; at once exciting and relaxed, it is a place where I know I will always feel at home – and always find something new to see and do. In 2014, Rotary members will gather to say G'day from Sydney. We will come together as friends and Rotarians, to reach out to the world and to one another, in an environment where all are welcome. I hope you will join us as we celebrate our successes, look to the future, and discover new ways to Engage Rotary, Change Lives.

Ron D Burton President, Rotary International

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President Speaks My Dear Fellow Rotarians, We all know that the February Month is designated as “World Understanding Month” in the Rotary Calendar. We will live in peace in this world if we understand each other in our family, business, profession, friends and Rotary. To understand others we need to listen others patiently and carefully. The world is very big and full of diversities. Here live many communities, many tribes, many civilizations with different cultures, traditions and worships. If we understand and respect them we will live in peace in this world. The five core values in the R.I. strategic plan are Fellowship, Service, Integrity, Diversity and Leadership and their core values are the characteristics that distinguishes Rotary from all other organisations. They are the essence of “who Rotarians are and what Rotarians have in common around the world”. We should be very proud to be Rotarians because the Rotary is always doing lot of good things to the world. Latest good in the world is POLIO FREE NATION INDIA. Every Rotarians should be very Proud in India because their hard work, dedicative and team work has been recognized by WHO and as no new Polio case is detected for last 3 years the INDIA is declared as Polio Free Nation and we all should work more hard to make the World Polio Free i.e. END POLIO NOW. The January month was full of activities. At the beginning of the month club celebrated the Christmas and New Year with lots of entertainment, fun, happiness and joy. Rtn. Dr. Roque D’costa and Ann Savita organized Christmas Quiz, Carol Singing troups and other programme. Rtn. Sanjay Bhandari was a wonderful and Genius Santa Clause with lot of Chocolatee and the Rotarian families participated joyfully.Then on 10th January there was Club Assembly conducted by AG Rtn. Deepak Talaulikar who wonderfully gave valuable guidance and suggestions. Then on 15th January we conducted BLOOD DONATION CAMP at Gomantak Ayurvedic CollegeShiroda jointly with Rotaract club and Innerwheel club of Ponda. Rtn. Pandurang Ghate organized this project meticulously. About 35 donors donated Blood in this camp. Also our club Released 7th issue of club bulletin Farmagudi at the hands of Ann Dr Suneela Baban Kakodkar.On 19th January our members attended the first NID of Polio Plus for the year 2014 wherein packets to the workers of NID were distributed. During the month of February we will be organising Accupressure Camp from 11-02-14 to 16-02-14 at Gulmohor Co.-op.Housing Society’s Hall at Khadpabandh. The team from Dr. Rani Manohar Lohia, Hanuman Gad, Rajastan are conducting this camp. Also our 55th District 3170 conference will be held on 22 & 23 February. We all will join with great joy in this Annual Programme. We will also Distribute Free Spectacles to need people in this month. So in this “WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH” Let us understand each other and ENGAGE ROTARY TO CHANGE LIVES. I thank each Rotarian and their family members for your co-operation and support for completing many projects successfully and assure you, we will complete many more in future. Thank you very much and God bless you all.

Rtn. Venkatesh Kuncoliencar President 2013-14

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Secretary’s Report January 2014 3rd January 2014 Christmas and New year celebrated in club with participation of Rotarians, annes and annettes. Rtn Dr Roque D’Costa and Anne Savita beautifully organized the program with Christmas Quiz, Carol singing, and blessings from Father Pinto. Guest troupe from Khandepar organized lot of the culturals. The Rotary hall was much filled with X-mas environment. Distribution of authenticated Nestle sweets and typical Santa Claus actions was the center of attraction in the entire function…. None other than our Rotarian Sanjay Bhandare. 8th January 2014 Seventh meeting of Board of Directors was hosted by Rtn Laxmikant Naik was held at Rotary Hall.The matters pertaining to DG’s Official Visit to the club coupled with the public function , induction of new members , giving vocational awards etc was discussed in the meeting. 10th January 2014 In the weekly meeting, club assembly was conducted by our beloved Assistant Governor Rtn Deepak Talaulikar. He gave valuable guidance and tips regarding DG’s Official Visit and wished the public function a great success.He also appealed to all Rotarians to put more efforts in selling the Raffle tickets and helping Rotary Foundation. 15th January 2014 The blood donation camp was organized at GOMANTAK AYURVEDIC COLLEGE Shiroda in association with Rotaract club of Ponda, Innerwheel club of Ponda and Gomantak Ayurvedic College .Around 35 donors donated the blood during the camp. Rotarian Pandurang Ghate who is also the Chaiman of the Ayurvedic College organized the event very meticulously. 17th January 2014 Regular weekly meeting.IPP Rtn Laxmikant Naik presented the accounts for the Rotary Year 201213. 19th January 2014 The first Polio-National Immunization Day (NID) was held at Sub District Hospital Ponda. Many Rotarians participated in serving the polio drops to the children. Our own Rotarian and Hon MLA Rtn Lavoo Mamledar participated in the NID by putting the polio drop to the first child on the day.President Rtn Venkatesh, Nagaraj, Dr.Vilas, Abhijit, Rajesh, Sanjay, Nagesh, Dr. Baban, Laxmikant & Priya attended the NID. Around 8200 children were given the Polio dose all through

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the day.Innerwheel President Sheetal Rathi, Secretary Shobha Kelekar along with others also participated actively in the event. 24th January 2014 Regular Weekly meeting in which seventh monthly bulletin of the year FARMAGUDI was released at the hands of Anne Dr. Sunila Kakodkar. 31st January 2014 Regular weekly meeting. President informed to the meeting about the second semiannual dues dispatched to R.I. Rtn. Abhijit placed in the meeting the details regarding Nepal Tour to be conducted in the month of April-May.

Rtn. Nagraj Shetty Secretary

Fellowship Greetings - February 2014 BIRTHDAYS 4th February

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Anne Pallavi Pandurang Ghate

6 th February

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Rtn. Mohan Agarwal

15th February

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Annette Pooja Jaiwant Priolkar

15th February

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Annette Sailee Shripad Talaulikar

17th February

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Rtn. Nagaraj Shetty

21st February

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Annette Ashtami Sanjay Bhandari

22nd February

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Anne Vandana Venkatesh Kunkalienkar

24th February

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Anne Shivam Ratnadeep Kurtarkar

25th February

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Annette Uttara Rajesh Bhat

28th February

:

Annette Shivangi Uday Dangui

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 6th February

: Anne Ashwini & Rtn Vinayak Nayak

11th February

: Anne Smita & Rtn Mahendra Khandeparkar

24th February

: Anne Pradnya & Rtn Prakash Naik

100%

Attendance - JANUARY 2014

1. Rtn Ramesh Kanekar 2. Rtn. Dr. Baban Kakodkar 3. Rtn. Navin Katkar 4. Rtn. Adv. Daniel Rodrigues. 5. Rtn. Gajanan Sawant 6. Rtn. Abhijeet Kelekar 7. Rtn. Uday Tilve 8. Rtn. Ashok Nagvenkar 9. Rtn. Shripad Talaulikar 10. Rtn. Dr. Vilas Naik 11. Rtn. Laxmikant Naik 12. Rtn. Dr. Rajiv Usgaoncar 13. Rtn Priya Naik 14. Rtn. Venkatesh Kunkalienkar 15. Rtn Rajkumar Rathi 16. Rtn. Pandurang Ghate 17. Rtn Akshay Khandeparkar 18. Rtn. Nagesh Shirwant 19. Rtn Nagraj Shetty 20. Rtn Sanjay Bhandari 21. Rtn Rajesh Lawande 22. Rtn. Prakash Naik N.B.: Kindly note that in the last month Dr.Vilas Naik was 100%.But due to clerical mistake it was not mentioned - Secretary

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Interesting Facts For Kids The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. * There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball. * Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand. * The average secretary's left hand does 56% of the typing. * A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. * There are more chickens than people in the world. * Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey. * A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours. * A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. * If you are a goldfish, you probably won't even remember what website brought you to this page.

Computer Diagnosis One day x x x complained to his friend that his elbow really hurt. His friend suggested that he go to a computer at the drug store that can diagnose anything quicker and cheaper than a doctor. ''Simply put in a sample of your urine and the computer will diagnose your problem and tell you what you can do about it. It only costs $10." x x x figured he had nothing to lose, so he filled a jar with a urine sample and went to the drug store. Finding the computer, he poured in the sample and deposited the $10. The computer started making some noise and various lights started flashing. After a brief pause out popped a small slip of paper on which was printed: "You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water. Avoid heavy lifting. It will be better in two weeks." Later that evening while thinking how amazing this new technology was and how it would change medical science forever, he began to wonder if this machine could be fooled. He mixed together some tap water, a stool sample from his dog and urine samples from his wife and daughter. To top it off, he added his sputum into the concoction. He went back to the drug store, located the machine, poured in the sample and deposited the $10. The computer again made the usual noise and printed out the following message: “Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener. Your dog has worms. Get him vitamins. Your daughter is using cocaine. Put her in a rehabilitation clinic. Your wife is pregnant with twin girls. They aren't yours. Get a lawyer. And if you don't stop pumping off sputum, your tennis elbow will never get better."

INBOX Dear Rtn. Ashok You should be appreciated for the continuing efforts for publishing monthly Bulletin "FARMAGUDI". Keep it up Ashok!. Give attention while publishing photos of functions, events , so that most of the Rotarians, Annes and Annettes are included. All the best for the forthcoming issues.

Dear President "Writing is one of the most important inventions of all time. It draws the most distinct line between a civilized and uncivilized society" I am very much thankful to our Parent Club, Rotary Club of Ponda for giving us a space in your monthly Magazine “FARMAGUDI” And my special thanks to Rtn Ashok Nagvenkar. Rtr Gautami Naik PRESIDENT ROTARACT CLUB PONDA

Rtn. L. D. Naik

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REPORT OF ACTIVITIES ROTARACT CLUB OF PONDA

1) Charter Day Celebrations on 6th January 2014 We celebrated our clubs birthday as it was fun and fellowship filled evening as we had a plenty of celebration and fun. 2) Blood donation Camp Along with parent Club. on 14th January 2014. The Project was jointly done with our parent club as it was done for a good cause and was a successful project. Almost 35 donors donated their blood for life saving cause. 3) Zonal Meet Organized by Rotaract club of Vasco on 26th January 2014. We attended Zonal Meet Organized by Rotaract club of vasco. It was a good session and we joined with Rotaractors from all over Goa & saw some great projects done by all the clubs in the District 3170 .It was a good event and had a pleasurable and fruitful time.

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HAPPY SHIVRATRI

Our Rotarian Akshay and Anne Rajashree Khandeparkar were adjudged the best couple in the SARASWAT FOOD & CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2014 and MR. & MRS SARASWAT OF THE YEAR award was given to the pair. Rotary Club of Ponda Congratulates you...!!!


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