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RI President Ray Klinginsmith


Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar appeals to Rotarians to strengthen the Rotary Foundation


CM Uttrakhand inaugurates the PolioPlus Workshop at Dehradun & Saharanpur

Strategic Plan for District 3080 formulated at Level-2 Workshop

ur heart goes out to the family of President Ramesh Maini whom we lost suddenly at a very young age. He was a bright star and a performer. We shall miss him. I hope his club will continue with his plans and make his dreams come true.

Two months have flown and we have ten months to achieve goals we have set for ourselves. My club visits have started with the blessings of the Almighty with my first visit to the club in the holy city of ‘Anandpur Sahib’. As I move forward, the enthusiasm and energy I see in the Rotarians I meet, gives me hope that Team 10-11 will set new benchmarks this year. The Level-2 seminar on strategic planning at Panchkula and new members’ orientation meets at Dehra Dun, Roopnagar and Panipat were held successfully. Others are planned at Shimla, Kurukshetra, Chandigarh and Saharanpur. The zonal intercities start in September. There is a buzz in the District and Rotarians are enthused. September is the 'New Generations Month' and clubs are encouraged to hold joint meetings and have projects with Interact and Rotaract clubs participation. Encourage the children and youth to join the fight against Polio. Make them equal partners in securing the future as a ‘Polio Free World' for our children by participating in the drive to raise funds from the community for the $200 million Bill & Melinda Gates Polio Challenge. October is the ‘Vocational Service Month’ and it is time to reaffirm our faith and adherence to the Rotary values and the Four Way Test. Let us reach out and promote excellence in Rotarians through vocational awards and seminars. We are lucky that the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Rotary Foundation, PRIP Carl- Wilhelm Stenhammar addressed us at a special intercity in his honour at Chandigarh on 28th August 2010. The generosity of our Rotarians knows no bounds; nine MAJOR DONORS in this year and many PHF candidates already. Let the support to the TRF continue in the same flow for the rest of this Rotary year and we will set a new record of giving. District officers and zonal chairs are requested to forward their activity reports for the first quarter by end September. It is time to reflect on our plans and evaluate our achievements so far and continue with greater vigor to achieve our goals and may be exceed them as we go along Building Communities, Bridging Continents.



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Governor’s Official Visit Anandpur Sahib - Neeru & I accompanied by AG Trilok Anand started our visits with RC Anandpur Sahib. We were received by President Palwinder Jit Singh Kang and his team at Gurudwara Kiratpur Sahib. After seeking blessings of the Almighty and being honored with Siropas, we proceeded for the meeting with club officers followed by the regular meeting. We were joined by Ann Maninder Jit ji. The club leadership is determined to take the club forward and shall have support of the District. Good services project will lead to recognition in the community and growth of membership. My regrets to the members for my late arrival due to the unscheduled but necessary trip to Solan in the morning resulting in cancellation of the lunch and project visit planned by the club. I promise to visit your projects another time.

RC Ambala City – Neeru & I were received by President Mam Chand Gupta ji and Ann Sudhrashan ji who took us to the meeting venue where we were joined by AG Anand Khurania, AG Naresh Aggarwal and Ann Manju besides other senior Rotarians. Visited many club projects before returning for the club meeting conducted ably by PP Bajaj. The project to teach street children is commendable. The club is encouraged to concentrate on membership development and retention. RC Dehradun West – It was an eventful visit to a club struggling till last year. They have added eight new members and promise to grow to 30 by end of the year. They also propose to start an Interact club and form an RCC. Important to consolidate and ensure good fellowship amongst members before embarking on service activities... the club is on the right path.

UP State Polio Orientation Meet

UP State Polio Orientation Meet held at Saharanpur on 22nd August 2010 was hosted by RC Saharanpur Midtown under guidance of AG Vinod Bajaj. Congratulation to Pres. Harjit Singh member of the club for purposeful meet.

CM Inagurates PolioPlus workshop at Dehradun

Chief minister of Uttrakhand Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal inagurated the PoliioPlus workshop at Dehradun on 28 August 2010. The workshop was hosted by RC Doon Shivalik under the able leadership of President Jagriti Nawani & Piyush Mittal & AG Dr. Jayant Nirwani. There was good representation from the Uttrakhand Government & Rotary Clubs.

Dr Arvind Gupta is new President of RC Solan Midtown Dr Arvind Gupta “Arpit” F#1, Ground Floor, Amit Apartments, Near Sanik Rest House, Solan 173 212 Telephone (O) : 01792-262097 (R) 01792-225586, Mobile : 94180 87667 E-Mail :

ATTENDANCE REPORT : AUGUST 2010 Ambala Ambala Central Ambala City Ambala Industrial Area Anandpur Sahib Baddi Bhakra Nangal Chandigarh Chandigarh Central Chandigarh City Beautiful Chandigarh Midtown Chandigarh Shivalik Club Nahan Dehra Dun Dehra Dun West Dehradun Central Deoband Doon Shivalik Hills Doon Vikas Gangoh Gharaunda Hardwar Himalayan Ranges Mansa Devi Jagadhri Jagadhri North Jawalapur Jind Jind Midtown, Jind Kaithal Kankhal Karnal Karnal Midtown Kasauli Kharar Kurali Central Kurukshetra Ladwa Morinda Mussoorie Nahan Sirmour Hills Nalagarh Nangal Central Narwana Panchkula Panipat Panipat Central Panipat Midtown Panipat Rainbow Panipat South Paonta Sahib Parwanoo Pinjore Hills Radaur Rampu Bushahr Ranipur Rishikesh Roopnagar Roorkee Roorkee Midtown Saharanpur Saharanpur Central Saharanpur Continental Saharanpur Greater Saharanpur Mid Town Saharanpur South SAS Nagar Saumya Uttarkashi Shahbad Markanda Shayampur Shimla Shimla Midtown Solan (HP) Solan Midtown Yamunanagar Yamunanagar-Riviera

67 65 80.2 80 70 60 68 57.5 72.73 60.75 41.64 76.6 68 20 75 65 90 80 84 79 72 61 48 47 65 57 75 75 85 73 75 65 85.71 78 75 79 90 77 73 72 57.5 58 64 52.8 60 64 71 65 65 65 70 85 75 34 62 44 60 56 72 67 78 75 89.25 80 78 69 86.66 68.45 52 30.63 42.6 29 72 43.75 57



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Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar Visits our District

Polio is our major concern The Rotary Foundation Chairman Rtn. Carl Wilhelm Stenhammar was in Chandigarh on 27-28 August 2010. He attended the college of Governors on 28th August over lunch and later addressed the Intercity at IIHM, Chandigarh. Major donors and other contributors to the Rotary Foundation were honoured on this occasion. Eradication of Polio from the remaining four endemic countries in the world is Rotary International's biggest challenge, said Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, the Chairman of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, while addressing the Rotarians. Stenhammar commended the Rotarians in their fight against polio and how they have been able to bring down the incidence over the years. He also appreciated the fact that India is one of the third largest country today for its financial contribution to the Rotary Foundation after USA and Japan, and hoped that it would definitely continue to improve its ranking with its enthusiastic participation and

Major Donors

growing number of Rotarians. The Rotary Foundation, which is one of the world's largest trusts, has spent over $ 800 million since the beginning of the fight against polio and in the last leg there is an urgent need for more money for which Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation has contributed US$355 million, and another US$200 million is being raised by the Rotarians. Earlier Rtn. Yash Pal Das, Rotary International Director Elect, District Governor Madhukar Malhotra and Past Rotary International President Rajendra K. Saboo provided an overview of the projects being undertaken by the District 3080, and informed him about the involvement of Rotarians in providing relief for the catastrophe-hit Leh area. On this occasion, some of the major donors to the Rotary Foundation and the clubs which have provided financial support to the polio challenge were also recognized.

Zonal New Members’ Orientation meets at Panipat & Roopnagar

PDG Hemant Arora

PDG D. P. Kalra

PDG Dr. R.S. Parmar

PDG Arun Sharma

Rajiv Bali

Jaspal S. Kandhari

Paramjit Singh

Pres. Raman Aneja

Dr S Farooq

Clubs in Action All clubs are requested to forward hard copies of photos and report for a special insert in the October Rotary 3080 News Upda te.

New Members’ Orientation Meets were hosted by Panipat Midtown & Roopnagar on 15 August 2010

Level 2 Workshop

Strategic Plan for 3080 In a marathon session convened by ARC Shaju Peter at RVTC Panchkula on August 8, 2010, DG Madhukar Malhotra, DGN Manmohan Singh, 12 of the 14 Assistant Governors, District Committee Chairs of Rotary Youth Exchange and WCS, Interact Counselor PDG Yoginder Diwan, District Trainer Kawal Bedi, District Secretary Charanjit Singh, District Coordinator, Projects and Programmes Navjit Singh Aulakh and Coordinator, Projects A.P.S. Dhiman formulated the first draft of the Strategic Plan of 3080. The draft of the Strategic Plan was presented by ARC Shaju at the College of Governors and will be discussed at the Zonal intercities in September and October before being circulated among clubs in the district. Each AG has been requested to identify at least one pro-active club in his zone which will prepare and implement a Strategic Plan for the Club. The workshop was coordinated by AG Dr. S.K.Sharma and AG Praveen Goel.


18-19 DECEMBER 2010 TAGORE THEATRE CHANDIGARH Registration Fee From 1st August-31st October Single Rs.1,400 | Couple Rs.2,500

From 1st November & On-the spot (without Kit) Single Rs.1,800 | Couple Rs.3,000

Cheques should be made in favor of “DISCON2010” payable at Chandigarh. FOR DETAILS & REGISTRATION



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We lost a great Rotarian

Dear Friends,

It is very sad that we lost Rtn. President Ramesh Maini of RC Solan Midtown, on August 6, 2010. Our heart goes out to the bereaved family. His untimely departure has left a deep chasm in our hearts.

SEPTEMBER Club Roster & BOD details of club as also office bearers’ names and contacts of active Rotaract, Interact, and the RCCs may be sent to District Editor Rtn. Mohinder Paul Gupta to include it in the addendum to the District Directory latest by 30th August 2010.

Subscribe to eGroup All Rotarians are encouraged to subscribe to the eGroup by sending a blank email to

The movie ‘Come September’ comes to my mind as I pen and share my thoughts with you. After the melodious ‘Saawan ka Mahina’ by celebrating and savoring the fragrance of Teej – we have this month dedicated to youth. “To get what you never got - you have to do what you never did”. The phrase does ring a bell somewhere at some stage of our lives, so how do we go about it? We all have different personal experiences. When we talk of youth including our children, we may, at times, not be able to build the future for our youth but we can certainly, with some efforts, build our youth for the future. We need to nurture their capacity and sagacity. Caught up as they are in their self indulgent hectic lifestyles, where, in the daily hustle & bustle, the very purpose of life is often pushed into oblivion. So let us learn from the Rotary platform – ‘LEND A HAND’, ‘REACH OUT’, ‘BE A FRIEND’, ‘LOOK BEYOND YOURSELF’ & show that ‘ROTARY CARES’ & ‘ROTARY SHARES’ by ‘SOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE’ to ‘MAKE THE DREAMS REALS’. Am I able to drive home my point?? Till we meet next,

Sakuji Tanaka is RI President 2012-13 Sakuji Tanaka is choice of nominating committee for RI President 2012-13 Sakuji Tanaka, a member of the Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2012-13. Tanaka will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates.

International Convention Those attending should register now and apply for the USA visa well in time if you wish to enjoy the Good Times at New Orleans in May 2011.

Please note The change in leadership for Rotary Club Radaur Rtn M G Aggarwal has taken over as President supported by Rtn S. C. Saini as Secretary. The details are as given below: Designation Name Classification Address Telephone Mobile Email

President Rtn M G Aggarwal Veg Manufacturing Anurag Oil & Gen. Mills College Road Radaur 01732-296097 09466491197

Secretary Rtn S C Saini Medical Prectice Rama Nursing Home Mandi Road Radaur 01732-296013 09812264203

Last Date GSE Team Leader Selection GSE Team selection

District Governor’s Official Visit SEPTEMBER -OCTOBER 2010 1st September 10th September 11th September 17th September 18th September 23rd September 27th September

Panipat Ambala City Karnal Ambala, Ind. Area Kurali Karnal Midtown Nahan

9th October 11th October 14th October 15th October 16th October 20th October 21st October 22nd October 23rd October 27th October 28th October 29th October 30th October

Saharanpur Greater Roorkee Gharaunda Jind Mid-Town Narwana Doon Shivalik Hills Doon Vikas Kharar Nalagarh Panipat Shahabad Markanda SAS Nagar Ladwa

No Bouquets . No Mementos . No Gifts please. Rather shall appreciate contributions to The Rotary Foundation

Forthcoming Programmes SEPTEMBER -OCTOBER 2010

06 September 2010 20 September 2010

Application must reach the District Secretariat before above dates.


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GML September 2010  

District Governor's Monthly Letter of Rotary International District 3080

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