y stint as editor last year
has taught me so much
and I had thoroughlyMenjoyed the learning experience. Dr.
Prahlad asked me to be the guest editor for this
week's issue, as editor Rakesh is occupied with his
marry one and get the responsibility of two more. I
did not think twice and my mind started working
immediately with the ideas to be implemented and
the result of which is in your hands.
Working under the leadership of Vishwa
taught me the feel good factor and how to co-
ordinate effectively. Bhanu by profession is a
strategic planner which is widely evident in his style
of working. He knows his job well and also the job
of his team mates and goes strictly by the books. If
you are open to ideas and have the heart to learn,
every president at Midtown has something to share
from their style of administration. Having been on
the board for the past three years I have slowly
evolved into a better person both personally and
Many thanks to Rotary Midtown for giving
me all the good times, wonderful friends, relatives
and experience, and special thanks to Rtn. Silicon
Naveen for bringing me into Midtown family fold.
higher plain by requesting for out of the box
ideas, even if it seems impossible or crazy, “But
let's present with a sense of humour”, he said. All
of them gathered there and contributed ideas.
Innomantra's Mr Lokesh documented and read
Rotary Samartha 2013, the next edition of Rotary the summary. Mrs. Anuradha Nandakumar
Mysore Midtown's event for empowering adults proposedvoteofthanks.
with disabilities will be held on Saturday and
Sunday, 16th and 17th Nov 2013. Rtn.
Nandakumar the organizing committee
chairman and members President Rtn.
Bhanuchandran, Secretary Rtn. Dr Prahlad, AG
Rtn. Dr Bheemesh, Director of Vocation Service
Rtn. Narendra Narayanan and IW Dist ISO Mrs.
Anuradha Nandakumar along with occupational
therapist Dr. Shashikala Ramanath, RUDSETI
director Somashekar, Ms Shakunthala Iyer,
Indusrialist from SPI Mrs Sujatha Rajpal, Mr
Ramakrishna Mudre of Vivekananda Youth
Movement, builder Rtn Shriram from Rotary
Central, Mr Deepesh Mehta and Mr Javeed from
Enable India, Innomantra Mr. Lokesh, Chennai
we CAN's Mrs. Hemamalini Jayram had a
brainstorming meeting on 1st Sep, 2013 from
President Rtn Bhanuchandran welcomed the
gathering and moderated the session. Chairman
and Dist Secretary Rtn Nandakumar triggered
the discussion while PP Rtn Raghu steered it to
A Brain Storming Session
Teachers’ Day will be held on 5th Sep at RMA
between 11am & 1pm along with Innerwheel
members. Prof. Niranjan Vanalli will be the chief
guest and address the gathering. IW will be
conducting a Fashion Show for the teachers and
lunch is arranged for teachers, Rotarians and IW
members. Rotary and Innerwheel Midtown
wishes all the teachers A HAPPY TEACHERS'
ERSH ’DCA AE YT
The first office bearers of Rotaract Club of Sarada
Vilas College for the year 2013-14 will be installed
by Rtn. M.S Nandakumar. The programme will be
held at Audio Visual Center at 12:30 pm on 7th
Sep, 13. Rotarians wish the new Rotaractors all the
very best and they can expect good support from
the parent club.
Third Eye View
Installation of Rotaract Club
Sarada Vilas College
the day. They looked so cute, a sight to cherish
(their thuntathanas) but poor mothers had a
tough time trying to retain their accessories. And
the little Annet Rithvik (the junior silicon
marketing head) stole the show along with all the
other chotus. Melodious songs were sung byHare Krishna Hare Krishna- Krishna Krishna
Our M.C. Ann Lavanya as usual had done herJanmashtami celebrations began with great
home work well , (no wonder she got the 1st rankfervour. The stage-a model of Kanakana Kindi,
in her MBA). She shot questions at us and hadby our own member Ann Amitha, the creative
entertaining gameswhichallofusenjoyed.queen and colourful rangolis and putta putta
"Highlights of the day"-The Navarathnas-9hejje decorations by Anns Kamalakshi, Prabha
Rotarians who have been in Rotary for a decadeand Annet Prerana added to the festive look. All
were all inducted by Rtn Nandakumar and wereour members attired in full gujju style were
honoured by him too! They were the hosts forlookingbright andcolourful.
the beautiful Gujarati dinner spread, not to missThe evening began with President Rtn.
some of the combinations being mixed andBhanuchandran welcoming one and all. The two
personally fed to some of our members bylittle Radhe's Annet Prerana and Annet Lekha
Thoofanandhisson.invoked the blessings of the Lord by singing
Last event of the day, the members danced and“Jaya janardhana” cho chweetly. Then came the
even had a yummy thamboola to carry backMalay Mahadeshwara Melodies troupe, Vishwa,
home. On the whole, a memorable JanmashtamiSudha and Anusha singing Daasara geethe,
after adecade!bandhane ne ranga bandhane ne as the bala
krishnas and radhes accompanied by their We hope to enjoy more such programmes in
parents walked on to the stage. The little ones future. KhudostoChairmanHarish!!
were interviewed by Ann Lavanya the M.C. for Ann SudhaVishwanath
a n d m e a s l e she power of Rotary on display inAfrica- By
immunizations, dentalMarion Bunch, Rotarians for Family Health
and eye clinics, familyandAIDS Prevention(formerlyRFFA)T c o u n s e l i n g a n dFor three days in May, Rotarians from 365
screening for HIV,clubs fanned out across Uganda, Nigeria, and
d i a b e t e s a n dSouth Africa to help medical professionals and
hypertension,breastgovernment workers provide free health services to
cancer, and cervical250,000 disadvantaged people. Rotary Family
cancer.Health Days, the third event organized by
More details at:Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention
http://blog.rotary.org/(RFHA), was an incredible success! The program,
2013/08/14/healthdaysinitially developed to address the critical issue of
/breast cancer, andHIV/AIDS in Africa, has always included other
cervical cancer.health care services. This year, we conducted polio
eptember is all about New Generation at Another leadership development
Rotary and Midtown has been playing an programme run by Rotary is the Rotary Youth
Sessential role in building young leaders Leadership Awards (RYLA). While participants
throughitsInteractandRotaractClubs. can be any age, most events focus on secondary
Midtown has two Interact Clubs, one at school students, university students, or young
De Paul International School and the other one at professionals. RYLAevents are typically 3–10 days
our own Rotary Midtown Academy. Interact is a long and include presentations, activities, and
club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with workshops that cover a variety of topics,
others in their community or school. Interact club including:
members have fun while carrying out service wLeadershipfundamentalsandethics
projects and learning about the world. Interact wCommunicationskills
clubs organize at least two service projects a year: wProblemsolvingandconflictmanagement
one that benefits their community and one that wCommunityandglobalcitizenship
encourages international understanding. While To learn about the inspirational events happening
these Interact clubs receive guidance from Rotary atRYLA followitonat:
Mysore Midtown, they govern and support https://www.facebook.com/rylaofficial
The newly installed Interact Club at Rotary
Midtown Academy has already done a number of
projects and it is heartwarming to see such
dedication.Interact club members can log on to the
following website to see what Interact clubs are
Rotaract Club of Mahajanas College has
also organised service activities and Rotary
Midtown is helping them develop their leadership
and professional skills which will be evident from
their participation at DIKSOOCHI this year. The
first office bearers of Rotaract Club of Sarada
Vilas College will be installed on 7th September.
Rotaract members around the world are the young
and new blood who will make a difference to the
world tomorrow. To follow what Rotaract Clubs
are doing around the world checkout the links
SEPTEMBER – New Generation Month
How many clubs were formed in
Germany after Hitler assumed power?
(a) 0 (b) 6 (c) 10 (d) 60
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 FOUR WAY TEST
of the things we say or do
NEXT WEEK IN MIDTOWN
Chairman, ‘Extension of New Clubs’
will be addressing our club on
Date:11-09-2013 Time: 6.30pm
Venue: RCL Hall, JLB Road
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