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E club bulletin issue 2 august 2013-14

  1. 1. Dear Fellow Rotarians, in this issue of the e- Bulletin the main focus will be the initiative of Rotary International END POLIO NOW part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative . The fight to end polio is led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which includes Rotary International, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and governments of the world, with the support of many other individuals around the globe. First I’ll present you with a short intro of what exactly is Polio (p.2) and a link to the Rotarian’s Guide to Advocacy for Polio Eradication. October 24, 2013 is WORLD POLIO DAY, so we can start from now brain storming ideas on how to celebrate it and make our contribution. On page 4 of the eBulletin you’ll see photos of the Project of the Month—the Blood Donation Camp at Gurgaon led by our fellow member Rtn. Nischal Pandey. On p.2 you’ll meet again our guest speaker for the month of July and his very informative presentation on colon & rectal cancer and the importance of early detection. Rtn. Theodora Atanasova, club’s secretary & e- Bulletin editor 2013-14 Sofia, Bulgaria Notes from the editor Rotary E-Club of D-3170 is based in Goa, India and was chartered by Rotary International on April 27, 2011. It’s sponsor club is Rotary Club Vasco Da Gama, Goa D-3170. It is a club without any GEOGRAPHICAL LIMIT. We meet on-line every Wednesday and @ 6pm IST and the meeitngs run 27/4 until the next one starts. The club is active in Community & Youth Service projects in India as well as sponsoring and participating in International Service projects around the world. Issue 2 August, 2013 We meet on-line every Wed. @ 6pm IST on Notes from the e- Bulletin editor—Rtn. 1 President’s Corner, Notes by Rtn. Devashis Kuthari— President 2013/14 1 Dr. Ted Voloyiannis— New surgical modalities in the management of colon and rectal cancer 2 Happy Birthday to all members born in the month of August 2 What exactly is Polio? 3 Featured project of the month BLOOD DONATION CAMP 4 The 4 way test & Social media links 5 Inside this issue: Dear fellow Rotarians, August is the Membership and extension month in Rotary International. We are looking forward to strengthen the fellowship betwen the members of our E- Club, as well as establish new contacts with Rotarians from other clubs around the world. Recently we have seen a high turnout at our club meetings.We have done some good work in the month of July like blood donation camps and collection of Relief Materials.We are on our way to do a Global grant Project for the Uttarakhand Relief work and we have changed the name of the project to " Rotary India Uttarakhand Flood relief ".Some Matching Grant projects are on the pipleline too, so we’ll be having action packed days ahead. Rtn. Devashis Kuthari, President 2013/14 PRESIDENT’S CORNER
  2. 2. Page 2 ”Early colon and rectal cancer can be cured with surgery only. If localized 80-90% survival.” Guest Speaker Dr. Ted Voloyiannis on 24/7/2013 topic : " New surgical modalities in the management of colon and rectal cancer" Club Officers 2013-14 President Devashis Kuthari President Elect Rajesh Shirakol Treasurer Jaya Saraswat Secretary & Webmaster Teodora Atanasova Public Relations Chair & Sgt At Arms Nischal Pandey Charter President & Foundation Chair Sandeep Mall Vice President Miguel Rivas IPP, USA Treasurer, Virtual Fund Raising Chair Lizette Ödfalk Service Project Chair Prity Poddar Club Service Chair Abhilasha Mall TO ALL ROTARY E-CLUB OF D-3170 MEMBERS BORN IN AUGUST Rtn. Archana Tare Rtn. Teodora Atanasova
  3. 3. Page 3August 2013, Issue 2 What exactly is polio? Polio is:  A crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, polio (poliomyelitis) still strikes children mainly under the age of five in countries in Asia and Africa.  Polio can cause paralysis and sometimes death. Because there is no cure for polio, the best protection is prevention. For as little as US$0.60 worth of vaccine, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life.  It can cause paralysis within hours, and polio paralysis is almost always irreversible.  In the most severe cases, polio attacks the motor neurons of the brain stem, causing breathing difficulty or even death.  Historically, polio has been the world’s greatest cause of disability. If polio isn’t eradicated, the world will continue to live under the threat of the disease. More than 10 million children will be paralyzed in the next 40 years if the world fails to capitalize on its US$9 billion global investment in eradication. Content provided from http://www.rotary.org ...“The world is 99 percent polio-free. india is no longer polio-endemic. We are closer than ever to ending the crippling disease for good, yet we are in emergency mode. We don’t have the funding to finish the job. that’s why we need you to use your network of contacts to help stop this disease. advocacy is not the job of a small group of senior rotary leaders – it’s up to everyone to make sure polio stays on the global agenda. Write to your government officials. Use your social network to spread the word. provide a link to ww.endpolionow.org in your email signature. host a fundraising dinner to help fill the US $700 million* funding gap that holds us back. in this issue, you’ll find tips to help you share your voice. More tools, such as letter templates and graphics, are available at www.endpolionow.org. Together, we will cross the finish line and leave a legacy of a polio-free world...” www.rotaryeclub3170.org
  4. 4. FEATURED PROJECT OF THE MONTH Page 4 Dr. Nischal Pandey leading the Blood Blood Donation Camp at Gurgaon The Blood Donation Camp was held on July 26, 2013, and was led by Rtn. Dr. Nischal Pandey. Eighty nine donors supported the project and donated blood. The camp was done in cooperation with the Rotary Blood Bank—New Dehli (http://www.rotarybloodbank.org/) Phase 2 Uttarakhand, the project has been turned into a global grant “ Rotary India Uttarakhand Flood Relief “ There is no SUBSTITUTE FOR BLOOD! Despite all medical advances, we have found no way of duplicating it except in our own bodies. Only a human being can donate and help another human being. The village Khumera Malla ahead of Guptakashi which has lost its 9 residents and almost all the houses have collapsed or is about to collapse. In this village initially we plan to provide 5 shelters and set up a school with vocational training center for the children and women not only from this village but also from nearby villages. We expect that through this center we could educate more than 100 children and at least 50 women helping them to be self employed. The center will be run with the help of local NGO Space for Nurturing children which is engaged in the disaster relief work from day one whole heartedly. We are talking to many rotary clubs and after getting proper feedback we would apply for a global grant for this project .It would be a joint project will many Rotary clubs , NGOs and individuals who will contribute towards the project. We may scale up the project if we get better support. Rtn. Nischal Pandey will be in charge of the project
  5. 5. For three years, 100 districts have been testing Future Vision, a pilot of The Rotary Foundation’s new grant system, which was designed to increase Rotary’s effectiveness during the next century of service. As the new Rotary year dawns, the future has begun. All districts begin using the simplified grant structure 1 July. Districts have already been completing the qualification process and qualifying their clubs. A number of clubs and districts have begun preparing and submitting grant applications. There will be three types of grants: global, district, and packaged. You can learn about all three types, and get more details about the application process, on Rotary’s grant microsite . Also on 1 July, new leaders will take office at the club, district, and international levels. Ron D. Burton, of the Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma, USA, will become Rotary’s 103rd president and will encourage Rotarians to Engage Rotary, Change Lives . Read a profile of Burton from The Rotarianand download his convention speech. Anne L. Matthews, a member of the Rotary Club of Columbia East, South Carolina, USA, will become the first woman to serve as vice president. Matthews, a former director of South Carolina’s Department of Education, is president of Matthews and Associates, an educational consulting firm. Read her biography. Dong Kurn Lee, of the Rotary Club of Seoul Hangang, Korea, will take over as Rotary Foundation trustee chair. Read his biography and download his convention speech. Other changes for 2013-14:  Rotarians will be allowed to form satellite clubs, whose members meet at a different time and location from their parent clubs. The change, approved by the Council on Legislation in April, is intended to make it easier for members to develop the core for a new club.  Districts will be able to form an unlimited number of e-clubs. The Council removed a limit of two e- clubs per district. The change is designed to bring in new members and appeal to young professionals, who may be less able to meet in person weekly.  The name of Rotary’s fifth Avenue of Service will change from “New Generations Service” to “Youth Service.” This change was also approved by the Council. In 2010, this avenue of service joined Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, and International Service.  The dues Rotary clubs pay Rotary International will increase US$1 to $53 per member. Page 5August 2013, Issue 2 The Four-Way Test 1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? The new Rotary year: Changes you should know about By Arnold R. Grahl Rotary News -- 1 July 2013