About us issue 27

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About Us is the weekly inhouse bulletin of Rotary Mysore Midtown.

About Us is the weekly inhouse bulletin of Rotary Mysore Midtown.

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  • 1. ISSUE : 27 VOLUME : 31 1-2-2012 PAGES - 4Club Assembly by PP PHF Aa.Cha.Ashoka Kumara : AG Zone 7 Aa. Cha. Joined Rotary in 1979 at Chikkanayakana Halli, Tumkur District continued at Malavalli and Mysore North. Club secretary in 1994-95, President 2003-04, Zonal Lieutenant 2005-06 AG for Zone 7 2011-12.Conducted 1st RAHALA in our district as Chairman. Attended many annual conference and district level Meetings and at International 100th Conference at Birmingham, UK. his happiest movement was holding the national flag at Route March at Birmingham convention and served as Sergeant –at-arms. Born on 02.12.43 at Krishnarajanagara father A.B.Channabasappa, school teacher. mother R.B.Veeramma, house wife. School and college studies at Marimallappa School and D. Banumaiahs College B.Com 1963. Joined State Bank of Mysore in 1964 as cashier clerk and retired as Senior Manager in 2001. Passion for Kannada from college days. Responsible in implementing kannada in SBM. Heading kannada Department at Head Office of SBM. One day hunger strike during GOKAK chaluvali. Implementing Kannada in Rotary club also. Trade Union : Union Leader from college Days. In Bank, also headed many posts as EC member. Now Retired bank Officers Mysore district General secretary. Hobbies: Reading and travelling-trekking. Trekk to Kailasa and Manasa sarovar in 1986 and many treks at Karnataka.Travelled extensively in India. Visited Europe countries, UK and USA and Dubai. Life member Kannada Sahithya Parishath, Akhila Karnataka Sharana Sahitya Parishat, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, ISCON. Ganabharathi. Trustee for Rotary Mysore North Foundation, Nrupathaunga Kannada Shale, Mukthaka Sahithya Academy . President of Samskara Bharathi, Vice President Sharada Souharda Sahakari Niyamitha. Happily married to Smt Sudhamani (Date 26.05.1967) Blessed with two children and two Grand Children st 1 Son Chidananda M A software engineer married to Dr Kavitha ,Daughter Sinchana 2nd Son Shivananda M A joined army Now Lt Col married to Dr Roopanandini ,Daughter Bhumika
  • 2. 1-2-2012 Presidents MessageMy Dear Rotarians, Last week we had Mr.Praveen Krupakar as speaker. He spoke about good & bad about Cinema. I hope youall enjoyed it. We had a Career Orientation for more than 1000 Students of Government College, Kuvempunagar. Iimmensely thank Rtn. PP.M.S.Raghu for conducting the programme. As you all know we are having SpecialOlympics- BANDHAVYA-2012 on 5th February Sunday. Chairman Rtn. Azeezulla & Co-Chairman Rtn.Vishwanath under the able guidance of senior member Rtn. P.P.Balakrishnan are doing excellentarrangements. I request you all to support them to make the event successful. Next week we are having District Governors official visit to our club. Vice President Rtn.Bhanu Chandranhas chalked out the whole days programme. I request all of you to be there whole day with us to make the day memorable. Today let us participate in the Club Assembly to be conducted by our AG Rtn. Aa.Cha. Ashok Kumar. Bye till next week….. Thank You Rtn. Raghavendra Rotary Midtown Bandhavya-2012 CONTRIBUTION FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS Last week it was talk on Good and Bad about Cinema by Mr. Praveen Krupakar, an Rtn. C.P.Venkatesh - 1,000 actor, director, producer, cinematographer Rtn. Azeezulla - 7,500 and a man who has seen the tinsel world in close quarters. Rtn. Gangesh - 5,000 Mr. Praveen spoke at length the influence of the Rtn. Chandra Guptha Jain - 2,000 contemporary cinema and advertisements on the present Rtn. Ganesh.V.A. - 2,000 generations. He told that the cinemas should be more Rtn. Milton - 2,000 relevant to the local cultures and the sensor boards should Rajesh Shah - 5,000 not have any political influence. It was interesting to listen Rtn. Harish - 2,000 Rtn. Suryani - 2,000 Mr. Krupakar addressing the queries Rtn.Sambasiva - 1000 Rtn.Pavithran - 1000 Rtn.Rajesh darla - 3000 Rtn.Rangarajan - 500 Rtn.Srinivasan KN - 2000 Rtn.Solanki - 500 Inner wheel club of Midtown - 5000 Rtn.Sanjay Shyamnur - 1000 Rtn.Mahesh Murthy - 2000 to his narration quoting many instances of his Rtn.Arun Shenoy - 2500 acquaintances with the bigwigs of the sandalwood dating Total contributions so far - 1,58,500 back to late 80s. On the way he tried to tell some Estimated budget for the event - 2,25,000 technicalities of film making. It was a meeting with a different subject and many of the midtowners who have For contributing please contact some association with the glamour world came up with Rtn. Azeezulla, Chairman, Special Olympics. few thought provoking queries including the vote of thanks from master entertainer of the club Rtn. Harish. President Raaghu and his team is all set for DGs Rotary Quiz visit next week with all the files and documents taking its Since 1988, the incidence of polio has plummeted final shape. Chairman Rtn. Bhanu, chairman for the day long programme is coming out with unique ideas to make by more than 99 percent, from about 350,000 the event including the family meet in the evening cases annually to fewer than 650 cases reported interesting, which otherwise would be a boring and a drab so far for 2011. The wild poliovirus is now formality. AG Aa. Cha. Ashoka Kumara is in the club today endemic in only four countries: Which are these for the dress rehearsal. I am sure he will find the club doing four countries? Ans. in Rotary information more than satisfactory in all the departments. column
  • 3. 3 1-2-2012 Think Before You Speak Republic Day At RMA A 24 year old boy seeing out from the trains window shouted: "Dad, look the trees are going behind!" Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year olds childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed: "Dad, look the clouds are running with us!" The couple couldnt resist and said to the old man: “Why dont you take your son to a good doctor” The old man smiled and said. “I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today’ Think before you speak. Like it….if you love it. Annet Amogh Vishwanath Dignitaries on the dais YOU ARE INVITED The Management and Staff of ROTARY MIDTOWN ACADEMY HOOTAGALLI, MYSORE Cordially invite you for the 3rd ANNUAL DAY FUNCTION Chief Guest Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Development activist , Leadership trainer, and founder of the Swami Vivekanda Youth Movement, Mysore. Chief Guest addressing the gathering Will preside over the function Date : 3rd Feb 2012 , Friday Place : RMA School Premises Time : 5.30 P.M Prize distribution by Dignitaries Solo Performance by Rtn. PP. Raghu- Career Orientation programme at Government College, Kuvempunagar. Today’s Tea is Hosted by Rtn. K.N. Srinivasan Thanks Srinivas Yoga display by students
  • 4. Rotary clubs worldwide meet US$ 200 million fundraising challenge Rtn. Amarlal K. Rotary International has succeeded in meeting the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations US$200 million match in funding for 4-02-2012 polio eradication, raising more than $202.6 million as of 17 9448052578 January. “Well celebrate this milestone, but it doesnt mean that well stop raising money or spreading the word about polio eradication,” Rotary Foundation Trustee John F. Germ told Rotary leaders at the International Assembly in San Diego, California,Wedding Anniversary USA. “We cant stop until our entire world is certified as polio- free.” The fundraising milestone was reached in response to $355 million in challenge grants awarded to The Rotary Foundation by the Gates Foundation. All funds have been earmarked to support polio immunization activities in affected countries where the vaccine-preventable disease continues to paralyze children. “In recognition of Rotarys great work, and to inspire Rotarians in the future, the [Gates] foundation is committing an additional $50 million to extend our partnership,” said Jeff Raikes, chief executive officer of the Gates Foundation. “Rotary started the global fight against polio, and continues to set the tone for private fundraising, grassroots engagement, and Rtn. Srinivasan K.N. & Gayathri maintaining polio at the top of the agenda with key 1-2-2012 Cell : 9448050456 policymakers.” Raikes also addressed Rotary leaders at the International Assembly. The new $50 million grant from the Gates Foundation is not a challenge grant. Since 1988, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99 percent, from about 350,000 cases annually to fewer than 650 cases reported so far for 2011. The wild poliovirus is now endemic in only four countries: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. However, India on 13 January marked a full calendar year without a case, paving the way for its removal from the endemic list. But other countries also remain at risk for polio cases imported from the endemic countries. In Africa in 2011, ChadRtn. PHF. Deepak D.S. Solanki & Dr. Suman and the Democratic Republic of the Congo had significant 1-2-2012 Cell : 9845116835 outbreaks. Also in 2011, a small cluster of polio cases in China, which had been polio-free for a decade, was traced to Pakistan. Rotary club members not only reached into their own pockets to support the Gates challenge, but also engaged their communities in a variety of creative fundraising projects, such as a fashion show in California that raised $52,000, benefit film screenings in New Zealand and Australia that netted $54,000, and a pledge-supported hike through Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, that brought in $38,000. Many events were planned around 24 October, widely observed as World Polio Day. To date, Rotarians worldwide have contributed more than $1 billion toward the eradication of polio, a cause Rotary took onRtn. PP PHF. Raghu. M.S & Chandrika . in 1985. In 1988, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the 1-2-2012 Cell : 9945122499 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined Rotary as spearheading partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. More recently, the Gates Foundation has become a major supporter. In 2007, the Gates Foundation gave Rotary a $100 Next Week in Midtown million challenge grant for polio eradication, increasing it to $355District Governors Official visit million in 2009. Rotary agreed to raise $200 million in matching funds by 30 June 2012. starting at 9 am Reaching children with the oral polio vaccine in the Family get together diseases remaining strongholds is labor- and resource-intensive due to a host of challenges, including poor infrastructure, at Hotel Pai Vista @ 6.30pm geographical isolation, armed conflict, and cultural th on 8 Wednesday misunderstanding about the eradication campaign