Dear Fellow Rotarians,
in this issue of the e-
Bulletin the main focus
will be the initiative of
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
Rtn. Theodora Atanasova, club’s secretary & e-
Bulletin editor 2013-14
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.
We meet on-line every
Wed. @ 6pm IST on
Notes from the e-
Notes by Rtn.
Dr. Ted Voloyiannis—
modalities in the
management of colon
and rectal cancer
Happy Birthday to all
members born in the
month of August
What exactly is
Featured project of the
The 4 way test &
Social media links
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
Rtn. Devashis Kuthari, President 2013/14
”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"
Secretary & Webmaster
Public Relations Chair &
Sgt At Arms
Charter President &
IPP, USA Treasurer,
Virtual Fund Raising Chair
Service Project Chair
Club Service Chair
TO ALL ROTARY E-CLUB OF D-3170 MEMBERS BORN
Rtn. Archana Tare
Rtn. Teodora Atanasova
Page 3August 2013, Issue 2
What exactly is polio?
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
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
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...”
FEATURED PROJECT OF THE MONTH
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
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
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
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.
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The Four-Way Test
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all
The new Rotary year: Changes you should know about
By Arnold R. Grahl Rotary News -- 1 July 2013