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  1. 1. ISSUE : 29 VOLUME : 31 15-2-2012 PAGES - 4District Governors visit to MIDTOWN For the past month Midtown secretariat was a hub of activity with papers, photos, files and club matters. The day arrived for the homework to be scrutinized. President Ragavendra along with fellow Rotarians was ready at 7.45am to greet the evaluator who is none other than our beloved DG Rtn. Hunasagatta Lingamariyappa Ravi. He was ready waiting for us with AG Rnt.Aa Cha. Rotarians along with DG & AG proceeded to SGDM Trust at Chamundivanam for breakfast and execution of matching grant # 75571. After breakfast, DG officially handed over the Hi-Tech Ambulance to the exofficio trustee the present DC of Mysore Mr.Vastrad. RMA was the next destination on the days agenda and we arrived there at 10am to a wonderful welcome by the students with dance and song performed by them. The DG inspected the school and was very impressed by the MARS Project. He inaugurated the sophisticated science lab and expressed his happiness about RMA and its activities. The next stop was at Sufi Memorial School for special children. DG was dumbstruck about the special childrens creativity in making dolls, baskets and other things. He handed over gifts to the special children and also purchased handmade articles made by the children. He also met the six year old child Kauser who had undergone heart surgery under matching grant # 74139 at the school. Rs 20,000 was donated to the school from the club as community service project. Before lunch RCL was the next pit stop. DG spent time in the secretariat inspecting all the work done by the president, secretary and directors. MIDTOWN passed the inspection with colours and the DG was pleased with the work. Next DG conducted the club assembly by pulling out a long book full of notes, called all the directors, associated people and fired questions, everybody came out with crisp answers. Club assembly came to an end with the screening of Mast clippings. Lunch followed the club assembly at 2.30pm. Pai Vista was the venue for the days evening. President, Secretary, DG, AG and President elect were on the dais. Meeting started with a Contd to 2 page
  2. 2. 15-2-2012 Presidents Message My Dear Rotarians, Hearty Congratulations to all of you for the successful day on the occasion of our District Governorsofficial visit. I immensely thank Rtn. Bhanuchandran for making the whole day memorable. Icongratulate & immensely thank all the Board Members for the execution and presentation of excellentprojects on that day. It is my pleasure to thank members of RMA School Management Committee,members of SGDM Trust and members of Sufi Trust for the excellent co-operation extended on that day.Its my privilege to thank Rtn. Narendra Babu for providing space above his building to erect the 4-WAYTest Hoarding. And also I thank the entire Donors including two major donors Rtn.PP.Ramakrishna.P.K. & Rtn. Narendra Babu for theircontribution towards TRF. Today let us hear to Rtn. Chandra Guptha Jain about Tobacco -Love & Fear. Bye till next week….. Rtn. Raghavendra Thank You District Governors visit to MIDTOWN Today’s Speaker Contd. from 1 page Rtn. Toofan Chandragupta v jain Born to shri vijayraj sohanbai katariya on 5/06/1967 at sindhanoor a small town in raichur district, he completed his diploma in electrical engineering from c.p.c polytechnic mysore He joined s & v agencies, chemist and druggist in 1986 , he was instrumental in creating a niche in the pharmacy business and currently he is the managing director of aushad group comprisingwonderful unique invocation sung by Annet Anusha. Rtn of about 4 wholesale and 7 retail pharmacies in mysore .Bhanu alias Bindass Bhanu handled the evening as MC. He He is happily married to latha and is blessed withintroduced the guests in a unique way which is possible only three sons jinesh , siddharth and dhanpalby Bhanu. International service director handed over the He is a Rotarian since 2003.TRF contribution cheque for $ 20,000 to the DG. Two major He attributes his success from blessings of his parentsdonors Rtn Narendra Babu and Rtn Ramki were felicitated , support from his brother mahendra kumar jain ,for their contribution. Ann Ashwini, Ann Lavanya, Annet inspiration from his partner mr k.p shivprasad andKushal and RMA principal Mrs Vanitha Bhat were also affection from his dear friendsrecognised for their contribution to RI Foundation forbecoming Paul Harris Fellow. DG spoke about the club andhow he felt when he is in the midst of Midtowners and Community Service Projectanswered all questions posed to him. DG has an unwrittenrule of not accepting any mementoes from any club, but hecouldnt refuse the one given by MIDTOWN. He wasspeechless after seeing the special memento and theMIDTOWN families wanted to know whether it was YES orNO from him for the memento. It was a YES from him.Reproduced below is the mail received from him later “Itwas a delight in your Official Club Visit. I cherished eachand every moment of my visit to one of the most vibrantRotary Clubs of India. Keep going. I am sure Suma missedthe visit. The Masthalli Jathre photo which you allpresented to me in the General Assembly will be in myMaster Bed Room for ever. regards.. H L” Fellowship anddinner was as usual MIDTOWNs highlight with fun and Provisions worth Rs 5000 donated to Ajithnale and Rtnlaughter. DGs visit A Happy and Memorable day. Kumaraswamy donated one bag rice.
  3. 3. 3 15-2-2012 Melodious Anusha Bindas Bhanu About Us à About Them (Single) Major Donor PHF. Vanitha Bhat Romantic !!! Valentine Cherishing Every Moment Unforgettable Memento for Master Bedroom
  4. 4. Wedding Anniversary Past Ri President Glenn Estess Sr. Dies Glenn E. Estess Sr., who served as 2004-05 RI president during Rotarys centennial year, died on 7 February. He was 84. In 1993, Estess retired as chief executive officer of Glenn Estess Associates Inc., a sales and marketing Rtn. Shridhar S. Bagali & Savitha personnel consulting firm, to devote himself full-time to 19-2-2012 Cell : 9980325051 Rotary. Estess, who joined Rotary in 1960, was a member of the Rotary Club of Shades Valley, Alabama, USA. In addition to his term as RI president, he served in numerous capacities including Rotary Foundation trustee chair, RI vice president and director, presidents aide, PolioPlus national coordinator, RI Audit and Operations Review Committee chair, International Assembly group discussion leader, and district governor. He was a recipient of the RI Service Above Self Award Rtn. Mohd. Sulaiman Sait & Hanifa and The Rotary Foundations Citation for Meritorious 21-2-2012 Cell : 9845120208 Service and Distinguished Service Award. He was a Foundation Major Donor, a Paul Harris Fellow, andMatching Grant # 75571 benefactor. Through the RI theme Celebrate Rotary , Estess encouraged clubs to implement a Rotary centennial community project, form twin club relationships, and support the Every Rotarian, Every Year effort, which aims to achieve an annual US$100 per capita contribution level for the Foundations Annual Fund. Estess other accomplishments included director of Central Alabama Better Business Bureau; trustee chair of Baptist Medical Centers; chair of YMCA in Florida, the American Chemical Society, and the American Arthritis Foundation; and regent of the National Association of A sophisticated modern Personnel Consultants. Estess served as president of the Birmingham Salesambulance with ventilator and all & Marketing Executives Association and the Alabamaautomatic life saving devices, in Association of Personnel Consultants.short a complete ICU on mobile was “Glenn Estess had an uncomplicated but effectivedonated to SDGM Trust for public theme for Rotarys centennial year,” says RI President Kalyan Banerjee. “He celebrated Rotary so aptly andservice under this project. Its the simply during that year. It was amazing. Glenn was alwaysfirst and only ambulance in Mysore humble, courteous, straightforward, and always doing thewith all the latest medical gadgets. right thing.” “I am sure the word most often used to describe PastThis project was possible with the President Glenn is gentle,” says Rotary Foundationassociation of R C CHANDLER Trustee Chair William B. Boyd. “He was strong in hisHORIZON /R I DISTRICTS 5510 / 5490 beliefs but always gentle in expressing them and treated/ 5500. The total cost of the project is all people with respect and courtesy. He served the world through Rotary in many ways and always with a smile. TheRs 18,00,000/- Rotary family will miss him. Our hearts go out to his wife, Mary.” Next Week in Midtown "The Four-Way Test was never a challenge for the lifestyle Glenn lived by. He embodied those values and set Rtn. Nandakumar an example for so many Rotarians," says Donald E. Will Speak on Osburn, aide to the president during Estess term. "He always said Rotary is about making friendships for life and Event Management thats exactly what he did all over the world." at RCL Hall, J.L.B. Road, He is survived by his wife, Mary; son Glenn Estess Jr.; Mysore @ 6.30pm and daughters Elizabeth Wilson and Nancy Martin.