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Shri.H.S.Lakshminaryan Bhatta was felicitated on 18th
August. Shri.Bhatta later presented an interesting discourse
on The program was a joint project by
Rotary North, Midtown, Central and West.
AG Rtn. Bheemesh presided over the function and Past
PROJECT AT K. HEMMANAHALI
Rtn. Manickam sponsored 160 stainless steel glasses (worth Rs.4000/-) under the banner of Rotary Mysore Midtown
to K. Hemmanahalli government school. The school had earlier requested for the glasses to
facilitate “Kshirabhagya Yojane” which provides free milk to students. Chief guest-
Rtn.Bhaskar addressed the gathering. Rtn.Bhaskar motivated the young minds and
elaborated the importance of freedom. He inspired the students to take up farming as it is the
backbone of the country and quoted real life examples to justify the thought. Rtn.Manjunath
Independence Day at RCC-Vinyas Koorgally
RCC Vinyas Koorgally members celebrated 67th Indian Independence day at Vinyas Innovative Technologies
premises. Rtn. Narendra – Chairman of RCC and Managing Director of Vinyas IT hoisted the national flag.
Rtn Ayianna, Rtn Sanjay and RCC President Mr. Swaroop joined the occasion along with committee members.
RCC Vinyas Koorgallymembers inaugurated the treesaplingto markthe occasion and planned to plant 500trees
Friendship day with Innerwheel
Midtown never ceases to spring surprises. Last Wednesday was no exception. The
scheduled program was celebration of “Friendship Day” with Innerwheel members
followed by first business meeting of the year. By the time Rotarians assembled, the
venue was already colourful with the presence of Innerwheel
members in large numbers. Gujrathi delicacies dhokla, fafda,
by Innerwheel members, but not before each Rotarian was
tagged with a friendship band. Rotarians enjoyed the
Once President Rtn.Bhanu was thru with his opening
remarks, the Innerwheel members came up with a surprise
act, each of them came up with a unique reason for “Need for
Money”, the act was replete with humour spreading bursts of
laughter among the audience. Few of the punch lines were
hapless husbands. At the end of the act, the moral of the story
was revealed – “Funds for Innerwheel projects”. The gates of the KRS dam have been opened and so did the
pockets of generous Rotarians. Innerwheel pocketed a cool 72k for their community projects in just 15
minutes. A great act and a great response. The delighted innerwheel members left 'almost' satisfied making
Innerwheel news ŸAt the recently held Innerwheel District Assembly “Samaksh”. Past president
Ann.Anuradha Nandakumar was installed as the District ISO for the year 2013-14.
The privileged post is adorned by a Midtowner after a long gap of ten years.
Coincidencidentally the Nandoos seem to take up posts in tandem. The couple became presidents in the same
year (2003-2004) and now they are at the district level during the same period. Congratulations to the
ŸAnn.Prabha Prahlad was adjudged as the best Treasurer in Innerwheel
ŸInnerwheel raised funds for its service projects in a unique way. Midtown
Rotarians contributed Rs.72,000/- on 14th August. Innerwheel was able to collect
E-Hack post-event message by organizers:
Greetings ! Hope you are doing good, I am just writing to let you know that we were successfully able to make it to the
world Records, thank you for being a constant support all through the event. Your morale support meant a lot to us.
Highlights of the event : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpjouMxeOpM also find the attached.
The United Nations (UN) was Chartered in
San Fransisco in 1945.
How many Rotarians were present?
a. 7 b. 15 c. 49 d. 51
Rtn. Arun Shenoy
Rtn. Sanjay Shyamnur
1. Is it the TRUTH ?
2. Is it FAIR to all
3. Will it build GOODWILL
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to
all concerned ?
Date : 31-08-2013
Time: 6.30 pm
Rotary West Hall,
The happier we are,
the better we serve : By
Mary Berge, a Rotary
C o o r d i n a t o r a n d
member of the Rotary
Club of Johnstown,
Did you know that
p e o p l e a r e m o r e
interested in the “why” than the “how?”.This
applies strongly to Rotary membership. It's
far less interesting how you became a
Rotarian than why you became, and why you
I became a Rotarian because of my innate
character to give. I am, by nature, altruistic
and I believe in doing the right thing (even
when no one is looking). In a nut shell, I feel
good when I'm helping others. I remain in
Rotary because I feel good when I'm helping
I also remain in Rotary because of the
connectedness I feel with my fellowRotarians
through service and fellowship. We are
our Rotary meetings. My fellow Rotarians
really care about me and I really care about
them. Outside of family, where else does that
happen? Rotary has become my extended
family and the fact that my family reaches
10 years in Rotary
Some people, especially elderly, either forget or
don't care enough to look at the expiry date of their
medications, but some chemicals can lose potency
over time and may even become counter productive.
Designers Kanupriya Goel and Gautam Goel propose
a new design for pill blister packs that will display a
message not to take the drugs once enough time
The material would consist of two layers, with the
top containing the original drug's info label and a
bottom layer with ink that slowly seeps into the top.
After enough time passes, the warning message will
become clear and the patient will immediately know
to get a fresh refill. The Self Expiring, as the design
More details at: http://www.medgadget.com/2013/08/expiring-drugs-
Note found in a temple.