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  • 1. Vol. : 33 Issue : 30 Date : 29-01-2014 Pages : 04 District Governor's Official Club Visit to Rotary Midtown Hearty welcome to District Governor Rtn.S.Gururaj & Ann.Pushpa Gururaj It seems like yesterday that we heard a great news, another Mysorean taking the mantle of leadership in RI District 3180. There have been many stalwarts taking up the coveted post and it was now the turn of the soft, mild, friendly, popular Rotarian Gururaj to take up the prestigious post. Those who attended the recently held conference could see the first couple of the district moving around the venue as though it was a family wedding and they were to take care of the entire program, their personal touch to the proceedings was really notable. Anxious moments were ably managed and one could see the true grit and capacity of Rtn.Gururaj. In his speech RI representative Rtn.Arun showered praises on the governor and his entire team for putting up such a spectacular show. Ann.Pushpa exceeded one's expectation and was evidently busy during the 3 day conference, she even rendered a beautiful poem in her crisp address during the closing session. Rtn.Gururaj has close connections in Midtown, but still it is our pleasure to introduce and welcome the friendly governor. Rtn.Gururaj S is a active member of Rotary Club of Mysore for more than 24 years. In his active life as a Rotarian he has donned various responsibilities not just in the club but also at the District Level. He led the club during 2000-2001, being a President of the club he was instrumental in dedicating many meaningful permanent projects to the community, the club eventually won the “Best Club” for that year. He became the Assistant Governor during 2003-2004, took office as District Secretary during 2005-2005, led the Group Study Exchange team to New Zealand, RI Dist.9901 during 2008-2009. Recognizing his contributions RI has Governor couple with RI President couple awarded him with the prestigious 4 Avenues Citation. He has been a very popular face in Mysore and entire district and promises to create new chapters in service endeavours by leading Rotary District 3180 during 2013-14. Being from a family of teachers, he too began his career stint as a teacher but soon realised his entrepreneurship skills and got into agriculture and poultry. His notable contribution to the poultry feed is establishing co-operatives and a newspaper dedicated to the poultry farmers, a first of its kind initiative in the country. He is also the founder of Chaitra High School & P.U college in Mysore. Rtn.Gururaj is married to Ann.Pushpalatha, she is also a member of Inner Wheel and also served as a president of the IW club. The couple is blessed with one daughter & one son. Darling daughter Mrs.Charulatha who now resides with her husband Mr.Aditya while continuing her higher education in the U.S. Only son Mr.Shishir is pursuing degree in Engineering. Rtn.Gururaj is a Major Donor and all the four members of the family are PHFs (Paul Harris Fellows). Midtown extends a warm welcome to District Governor Rtn.S.Gururaj & Ann.Pushpa Gururaj February is World Understanding month emphasising Rotary's goal of world understanding and peace
  • 2. th 65 Republic day celebrations at RMA 26th January- RMA School children were all decked up to observe 65th Republic Day. In spite of it being Sunday and losing one holiday the spirits among the children were pretty high. Sharp 9am the proceedings started with the welcoming of the Chief Guest, our own Past President and Asst. Governor, Rtn. Dr. M. N. Bheemesh. After the flag hoisting and a patriotic dance for A R. Rehman's song at the open ground the gathering was shifted to the assembly hall. After the formal invocation, welcome by president Rtn.Bhanu, and a brief introduction of the Chief guest Bheemanna and a brilliant patriotic speech by one of the students, marathon prize distribution ceremony started. It is amazing that nearly 25% of the school population have won prizes. The events included science exhibition, PPT presentation, Gold from waste etc. even to primary school children, which goes to indicate the efforts, the management and the teachers have put in to bring in innovativeness. School children were managing the stage show and they really looked very structured and organized – culture inculcated from Midtown Rotarians. Chief Guest Rtn.Bheemesh, in his speech was interactive and narrated the inspiring story of Wilma Rudolph an American athlete, who contracted infantile paralysis (caused by the polio virus) at age four and scarlet fever and with sheer determination went on to become an Olympic champion with orthopedic braces on her legs. He then briefly explained to the young minds the significance of Republic day and gave away books of “making of constitution” to one of the students who answered the Quiz and to the school library. On the spot cash prizes sponsored by Alagappan sir were given to the girl who gave the patriotic speech, and the group which rendered the patriotic song. A good 2hr programme concluded by vote of thanks from the Principal Mrs. Vanitha Bhat who as usual recognized every single effort for the success of the programme. Children lined up for the sweet distribution and dispersed to enjoy the remaining Sunday.  - Rtn. Dr. Prahlad INTERACT NEWS Interactors from De Paul Interact Club visited tribal school in B.R.Hills and th donated Rs.5000/- on 25 Jan 2014. A rare picture of the delegates of the 1910 conference. Rotary has a long history, it is amazing to visit the archives and understand the journey of Rotary. Visit www.rghf.org for more on Rotary Global History Fellowship
  • 3. Club assembly by AG Rtn.Dr.M.N.Bheemesh Assistant Governor for Zone 7, RI District 3180 conducted club assembly at Rotary Midtown last Wednesday (22nd Jan 2014). All the directors presented the projects and shared details of club activities with Assistant Governor as a prerequisite for DG's OCV (District Governor's Official Club Visit). Bheemanna being from the host club felt at home and interacted with the Directors, Charimen and members of the club prompting them for the Governor's visit. Pre-induction Talk For New Member A Pre-Induction Talk was given to prospective member Mr. Gopal. AG Rtn. Bheemesh, Rtn. Bhanu, Rtn. Prahlad & Rtn. Ramki were present on the occasion.  Gopal Krishna M.P, founder of CPPA – Computer Printing Products & Accessories is the new member to join Midtown on the occasion of District governor's official visit. Born in mid 60's, Gopal is pursued his engineering from NIE. His father is a retired Principal of Mysore Medical college. Gopal is married to Ms.Sheela who manages both Gopal's house and office administration. The couple is blessed with a son, Abhiram who is pursuing his 2nd year PU. During late 80's the advent of computers was catching up and Mysoreans had to depend on Bangalore suppliers for their requirements. Sensing business opportunity, Gopal ventured into CPPA, a well know name among computer users in Mysore. The first IT hardware and Software dealer in Mysore now provides service of peripherals and networking on popular domains. They are the authorized service partners for Epson peripherals and Tally business accounting software. The firm now has branches in Mangalore & Hassan. It has employed 20 technical staff, mostly from the lower strata of the society. CPPA won the Best Engineer-Karnataka award from Epson in 2007-08, Best Spares Store award from Epson in 2008-09, Best Service Centre award from Epson in 2009-10. Gopal was the charter president of Deal-iT, he was the charter treasurer of FITDAK (Federation of IT Dealers of Karnataka), member of CLICK (Consortium of Electronic Industries in Karnataka), Vertical head-HR-Deal-iT. Gopal's interest include music, health , travel and occult sciences. He passionately handled ewaste awareness program for Deal-iT called “Shuddha Parisara” which imparted environment issues to more than 8000 school children. Driving, Swimming & cycling are few of his favorite pastimes. Rtn.Raju Baliga introduced Gopal Krishna to Midtown. Welcome to Midtown Gopal !!! (PS: Midtown adds one more Gopal, how would we differentiate between them?, a new nick name has to be finalized by the end of dinner/cocktails session today evening…, few proposed names – GK of Midtown, M.P, Computer Gopal, relevant suggestions are welcome)
  • 4. Practical Innovation Rotary Information Researchers have found a way to reduce heart swelling after a heart attack by using i n j e c t a b l e nanoparticles, which could help increase the patient's chance of survival. The process, developed by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Sydney in Australia, involves injecting negatively charged nanoparticles made of a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer into the bloodstream within 24 hours after the heart attack has occurred. The particles attract the positively-charged monocytes—inflammatory cells that hurry to the oxygen-starved tissue—and redirect them to the spleen instead. More at: http://www.gizmag.com/microparticles-heartattack-inflammation/30506/ Breakfast with the Governor Couple at Hotel Ramya. Rotary member Terry Caster and his wife, Barbara, announced a $1.1 million gift to Rotary to help eradicate polio. What's more, their gift will be matched two-for-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, resulting in $3.3 million in new funding for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The Casters' gift is one of the largest-ever individual contributions to Rotary for polio eradication. In addition to supporting our No. 1 goal of a polio-free world, the couple gave $750,000 to the Rotary Peace Centers to fund a peace fellow's studies every other year. Both gifts were made to The Rotary Foundation in December. More information at: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/couple%E2% 80%99s-11-million-gift-boosts-push-eradicate-polio Rotary Quiz Q: "The Golden Strand" is copyrighted by Rotary Club of Chicago. Who is the author of this book? a)Paul Harris  c)Oren Arnold  b)Harry Ruggles d)Herb Taylor Birthday Wishes Answer : Option C Next Week NEW MEMBER SPEAK th Date : 05 Feb 2014 Rtn. M. Azeezulla st 31 Jan Rtn. K. Amarlal th 04 Feb Time : 6:30pm Venue : RCL Hall, JLB Road, Mysore Please Attend Wedding Anniversary Wishes Rtn. K.N.Srinivasan st 01 Feb Rtn. Deepak D.S.Solanki st 01 Feb 1. IsittheTRUTH? 2. IsitFAIRtoallconcerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. WillitbeBENEFICIALtoallconcerned?