BULLETIN OF BANGALORE DISTRICT II, SOUTH INDIA REGION, INDIA AREA
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Number 3 & 4
From the District Governor
From the District Secretary
Dear Y’s Men, As I write these lines there is a sense of satisfaction for what our District has accomplished during the last ten months. Still the question remains, have we lived up to our motto? Did we acknowledge our duty? Were we charitable enough with our time and resources? We had excellent participation in all the programmes this year with our members giving their best in every area. This created a space for fellowship among members and kept the flock together. It is now pertinent to see if these events translated into executing community projects. This year we executed projects worth nearly Rs.20 lakh including international projects. Let us introspect to see if we, in our individual capacity, contributed proportionally. Our district has set a new standard in almost every arena. Our fellowship was among the best through various cultural programmes. Our members met, competed, collaborated and networked with each other. Every opportunity to del-
Dear fellow Y’s men
egate leadership was successfully executed. We have consciously built up a second line of leadership. I know in the days to come these new leaders will take up higher responsibilities as they have been tested and tried. All this would not have been possible without a strong and committed team. I was fortunate enough to have some of the best members in my District Cabinet and an equally competent team of Presidents and club officers. I take this opportunity to thank each one of them who have directly or indirectly extended their support to me. This is also the time to wish the new team under the leadership of Ym Mathew Kurian all the very best. We need to give him the same support you gave to me. Ysm. Louis Paulose District Govenor
Editorially Speaking We have come to the end of the Y’s year and this is the last issue of the bulletin for the current year. Owing to situations beyond control we had to skip the third issue which should have been released in February at the third Council meeting. Hence this issue contains news that cover the span of two council meetings, which is why the issue is numbered as 3 and 4. Getting news has not been easy and those who sent their pieces have been keenly following up with additional information. On behalf of the district team, let me thank all club leaders who cooperated in publishing the bulletins this year, both by way of news pages and by sponsoring its cost of production. A special word of thanks to Ym Johney John of National Press, who often had to execute last-minute jobs for us. With all good wishes, Koshy Mathew Bulletin Editor
A very hectic and eventful Y’s year for Bangalore District II is coming to an end. We had an excellent start with all active clubs installing their officebearers in time and then attending the first council and PST Training in record numbers. The first main celebration of the year was Onotsavam 2011, which was a grand success with the highest level of competitions witnessed by a full house. Sports was held at some of the best facilities in Bangalore. The badminton competition was held at the Karnataka Badminton Association courts on 1 November 2011 and the track and field events at Kanteerava Stadium on 27 November and 10 December 2011. Congratulations to Metro, Millennium, Carmalaram and Barons for finishing as the top four teams. The strong competition from young clubs like Barons, Carmalaram, Gardenia, Northwest and Silicon City was greatly encouraging. Christmas and New Year celebrations were held at the ECA Auditorium on 22 January 2012 under the able leadership of Ym K.T. Paul. In the carol-singing competition held that evening, Gardenia, Barons, Millennium and Midtown were the top four teams. Barons won the cake-decoration competition while Metro finished second. The evening was sponsored by the Arattukulam Group and we thank the generosity of Ym Tony Vincent and his company. The programme was well-organised and the credit for that surely goes to Ym K.T.Paul, the chairman of the organising committee. This year we also facilitated organising the Menettes, Youth &
Lings Nite. The Menettes, under the leadership of Ymt Leena Kurian, Ymt Seegla Louis and Ymt Sunita Tony did a sterling job and made the Nite a grand success. A TOF (Time of Fast) dinner was organised for the first time by our District and a seminar on TOF was also held that day. Area President, Ym Isaac Palathinkal was the chief guest and he gave an excellent presentation on taking up TOF projects. Our IPRD, Ym Jacob Varghese and Ymt Susan Jacob of Cantonment Club enlightened us with talks about the TOF projects their Clubs have undertaken. All the District Councils were wellattended and I thank all the clubs for the same. We had regular District Cabinet meetings and the discussions were lively and fruitful. A special thanks to my cabinet colleague. Ym Johney John, district treasurer for his support. Communications from all clubs were prompt and I thank all the secretaries for the same. Special mention should be made here about Ym Sunil Kulamackal of Millennium Club and Ym Daly Joseph of Silicon City Club. My thanks are due to the recording secretaries at the three Councils – Ym Jose Vettickal, Ym Sunny Kuruvilla and Ym Jom James for doing a good job of recording the discussions at the councils. I would also like to congratulate the chairman of Training and Communications, Ym Koshy Mathew for bringing out some excellent bulletins this year. Finally, I take this opportunity to thank our DG, Ym Louis Paulose for reposing his faith in me and giving me invaluable support throughout this Y’s year. With warm regards, Ym. Raju P.U District Secrtary.
News from the Clubs Millennium
Ym Tony Vincent, who contributed Rs. 100,000 through the Millennium Club to Asha Neketan being greeted by its officials during their visit to the club
Ym P.V. Kurian being honoured by RD for his contribution towards Y’s Extension Support, making him eligible to receive the YES Gold Award from IHQ
Ym Tony Vincent handing over his contribution to Ym P.V. Kurian, ASD for YES. Ym Tony will also receive the YES Gold Award from IHQ
RD Ym N. Ramesh being honoured by the Millennium Club President Ym K.T. Paul and Menette’s President Ymt Shini Paul
DG-Elect Ym Mathew Kurian being greeted by RD for his contribution to the Endowment Fund by becoming an Honour Roll Member (HRM)
Past President of Millennium, Ym Abraham Chacko being honoured by RD for his significant contribution to Roll Back Malaria (RBM) project.
Members of the Bangalore-Barons Club celebrated Christmas on 18 December 2011 with the inmates of Snehadan on Sarjapur Road. Snehadan houses over a hundred HIV+ children. Members shared snacks and gifts with them. Pic on far left: Ysm President Mathew Manoj hands over a cheque for Rs.10,000 to the Director of Snehadan
Y’sling Soniya hands over a New Year greeting card she made to Monisha of Infant Jesus Children’s Home. Monisha is supported every month by the Menettes. Y’s Men also donated a sum of Rs. 20,000 to the Home this year Page 2
GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Ym K.C. Samuel being honoured by NGO heads for his tuition fee-free sponsorship of three underprivileged students at Hindustan Academy. Left: Mr. Pramod John, chief functionary of Prakruthi and beneficiaries Jayaprakash (who completed his diploma in automobile engineering) and Shanti (computer science course) hand over a memento in the presence of RD Ym Ramesh. Right: Asst. Director of RLHP-Mysore, Ms Saraswathi and Roshan (who completed his BBM) hand over the memento. These students have been identified, sponsored and mentored by members of the Y’s Men’s Club of Bangalore with the cooperation of these NGOs.
Metropolitan For the Y’s Men’s Club of Bangalore Metropolitan, it has been a year of projects although the total membership of the club is only nine. Ym T.T. Paul, President of the Club writes that nearly a lakh of rupees has been spent to help the needy. Here is a list of major contributions: 1. In July 2011, the Club expended Rs. 12,000 to enable little Marie Veda acquire a standing frame and callipers. 2. In August 2011, the Club donated Rs.15,000 to help a poor patient at Rudrappa Nursing Home to conduct an eye surgery and for contact lenses. 3. In September 2011, a sum of Rs.3,500 was donated to a cancer patient who was needing treatment very urgently. 4. In October 2011, the Club helped an orphan girl in Idukki with her marriage expenses with a contribution of Rs. 10,000. 5. Watchman Rajanna received Rs. 10,000 in December to reconstruct his house which collapsed during the unseasonal rains in Bangalore. 6. A sum of Rs. 15,000 was donated to the Globe Eye Foundation, Bangalore, in January 2012 to conduct free eye surgeries for the economically weaker sections at that hospital. 7. Once again, in February 2012, a sum of Rs. 15,000 was donated to a person who underwent eye surgery at Rudrappa Nursing Home, Bangalore. Well done, Metropolitans!
Little Marie Veda with her calipers
Glimpses from the Menettes, Youth and Lings Nite – 11 February 2012
Left: Ymt Seegla Louis, first lady of the Distrct, lighting the lamp marking the inauguration of Nite watched by Ymt Valsa Kurian and Ymt Leena Kurian, Coordinator for Y’s Menettes activities in the District, and others. Right: Menettes deressed up in their best to walk the ramp in a fashion show during the occasion.
Y’s lings had a good time with colours. Over 30 children took part in the painting competition held just prior to the inauguration of the Nite
EXHIBITION OF TALENT: Y’s lings and youth showcased their stage talents during the cultural show segment
Y’s Menettes and youth with their floral arrangements Page 3
District Christmas and New Year Celebrations – 22 January 2012
Left: Chief Guest, Fr. Dr. Thomas T.V. , Director, Christ Institute of Management cuts the Christmas cake. Right: Ym K.V. Jose hands over a cheque for Rs. 1,00,000 to the Director of Asha Niketan on behalf of the Bangalore-Millennium Club, whose member Ym Tony Vincent made this gesture possible. Millennium President Ym K.T. Paul and an inmate are also seen in the picture.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Thomas V.T., delivers the X-Mas/New Year message
Jubilant members of the Bangalore-Gardenia Club celebrate their victory in the carol-singing competition
Mysore Heritage City has a New Y’s Men’s Club A new club, jointly sponsored by the Y’s Men’s Clubs of Bangalore-Gardenia and Bangalore Midtown was inaugurated in Mysore on Saturday, 5th of May 2012. Named the Y’s Men’s Club of Mysore Heritage City, it has 19 charter members. Dr. Gerry Pais and Ms Mary Sujatha have been named President and secretary, respectively. At the well-attended inaugural function at Sujatha Residency Hotel, Mysore, Mr. K.B. Ganapathy, editor-in chief of the famous evening tabloid Star of Mysore, lit the lamp along with other dignitaries marking the beginning of the rejuvenation of Y’sdom in Mysore. DG Ym Louis Paulose inducted the new members and RD Ym N. Ramesh installed the new officers. Members of the District cabinet and leaders of the sponsoring clubs also attended the function.
DG Ym Louis Paulose adorns the president’ s collar on Dr. Gerry Pais
RD Ramesh hands over a set of Regional and International papers to Dr. Geryy and Ms Mar Sujatha
Children had a good time with Santa distributing gifts and sweets ... lot of singing too
Paul William Alexande Fellows enrolled during the year Name Ym. K C Ashok Ym. Siji Malayil Ym. Santosh Neelangatil Ym. Prem Manoj Ym. Siby Alex Ym. Anil Skariah Ym. Jenish George Ym. Renny Samuel Ym. Prakash Ymt. Philomena George Ym. Varaghaswamy Ym. Mathew Manoj Ym. Sathosh Thazathu Ymt. Michelle Ym. Joshy Basil Ym. Sudhir Mohan
Club Bangalore Bangalore Bangalore Downtown Carmelaram Carmelaram Carmelaram Silicon City Metro Metro Sunshine Barons Barons Millenium Gardenia Gardenia
Edited and published by Ym Koshy Mathew (email@example.com / 98450-36147) for Bangalore District II of South India Region of Y’s Men International India Area. Printed at National Printing Press, Bangalore. For private circulation only.