LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL                                       LIONESS DISTRICT 323 A 2                                LI...
8th May A pleasant evening at Charter Night Celebrations of Lions Club of Uptown along with the incoming team2011-2012 - L...
3rd July A fun filled day as we traveled to Alibaug to attend the Installation of Ls. Club of Alibaug along withLs. Jyoti ...
20th July I was Guest of Honour at the Installation & Charter Day Celebration of Ls Club of Juhoo Nagar atMerchant Gymkhan...
fellowship in the train with singing, games and dance. We reached Surat at 5pm.The Multiple Installation later that evenin...
JAI HIND!Had a Lovely Evening, at the “VOICE OF INDIA”-a Singing Competition on patriotic Songs organized byLn Kuntal Ladd...
2nd September attended Anaajdaan Project by Ls Nirmal Narula, DC- Anaajdaan where she donated food grainsto Spastic Societ...
-11th September It was touching to participate and attend along with LsClub of Vasant Vihar Members, in a Rally GRANDATHON...
22nd September I was invited to be Chief Guest at the Cervical cancer check up camp at Gade Hospital, Uranorganised by Ls ...
Dr Manjula gada and Lion Anil Goradia. Lionesses from Thane, Mulund, Ghatkopar and Navi Mumbai attended inlarge numbers an...
9th October A sight First Camp was organized by Ls Club of Koperkhairne14th October On this day, all the Past District Pre...
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9th January Was Chief Guest at the inauguration of Water Cooler Project atThakur School & College,Thane by Ls Club of Kopr...
Our District won the 1st prize for Lioness District Pin , 3rd Prize for Group Dance on GONDHAL ,3RD Prize forDeclamation C...
22nd February A day of Twin Official Visits. The Lioness District Team visited Ls Club of Chemburfor their Official Visit ...
Donated 36 Benches to School in Wada              Computer Class Centre               Anaaj Daan to 90 Blind Families     ...
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"YATHARTH"-1...Online newsletter invites you to join us in retracing the Journey of the previous months, .The Journey .of Thousand miles...of the greatest and the most cherished moments.with the support and Love of all my Lioness of my District-323A2.
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  1. 1. LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL LIONESS DISTRICT 323 A 2 LIONESS DISTRICT PRESIDENT LS RAJNI SHETTY ( 2011-2012) YATHARTH-1it is YATHARTH as ehyksa ds lQj dh ]nj dne ds lkFk dh] -- viukas ds vuqjkx dh ]dk#.; ds ehBs vglkl dh] lqcg dh ueZ /kwi dh ]‘kke dh lqugjh NkWao dh] vc rd dh ;k=k dh ]ltho dgkuha gS ;FkkFkZ AFriends, Yatharth is an earnest record of my heart warming Lionistic journey along with myLioness Family through the Lionistic Year 2011-2012. I invite you to join me as I travel backinto time to pen ‘Yatharth.24th April First news of my prospective appointment as Lioness District Leader for 2011-2012 reached mewhen I was in Mangalore. On this day, I flew down from Mangalore and visited District Governor2011-2012 PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra Undoubtedly, this date will always be one among the mostmemorable days of my life as I was declared Lioness District President 2011-2012 by District Governor2011-2012 PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra at the Felicitation Function of New Leaders presided overby District Governor 2010-2011 MJF Lion Rajesh Prajapati at Somaiya Auditorium, Ghatkopar.25th April On the threshold of a new responsibility, I sought the blessings of the Lord at the Temples ofSiddivinayak and Mahalaxmi and those of my Mother Mrs Sarojini Shetty.I was touched when Members of my Home Club -President (2010-2011)Ls Ruchitaa Mehra , PDP Ls Rachna Bothra, Ls Uma Nagpal, Ls Anuradha Murty, LsPramila Bharani, Ls Shobha Rao and Ls Toral Mathrawala came home tocongratulate me, to express their Best Wishes and to celebrate the joy.It was a pleasure to also welcome PDP Ls Harbans Oberoi who spontaneouslycame to give her blessings.26th April This day and some of those following were spent in constantcommunication with our Lionesses to form the District Cabinet Team.2nd May We paid a visit to PMDP Ls Nirmal Mathurji to enquire about LionMathurs health and were treated to delicious chaat and we also paid a visit toMDP ( 2010-2011) Ls Dr Shashi Rajpal.4th May I visited District Governor 2011-2012 PMJF Lion Hasmukh Jobanputras residence along withClub President (2010-2011)Ls Ruchitaa Mehrra and Charter President PDP Ls Rachna Bothra to thank himand to express my commitment for the year 2011-2012.This also happened to be my son Siddarthsbirthday and we celebrated it at Mankhurd Childrens Home along with my Home Club members bydistributing snacks and cold drinks to the children5th May I had the pleasure of attending a Musical Orchestra, a Fund Raising Programme of Lions Club ofUptown at SNDT Auditorium on this day.6th May One of the first of a series of meetings at my Residence with the new team of District Secretariesand Treasurers to begin our work for the Lionistic Year 2011-2012.. Serve Earth With Compassion
  2. 2. 8th May A pleasant evening at Charter Night Celebrations of Lions Club of Uptown along with the incoming team2011-2012 - Ls Jyoti Jagasia ,Ls Neelam Sharma , Ls Anuradha Murty where we were felicitated along withLs Jyoti Mehta.18th May Executive Council & Region Co-ordinators Schooling was held at Ls Uma Nagpals Residence. Theinformative and educative Schooling for Executive Council was imparted by PMDP Ls Kawal Rekhi & that of RegionCo-ordinators by PDP Ls Rachna Bothra.21st May I attended the Fund Raising Programme by Ls Club of Pant Nagar-EK SHAAM RAFI KE NAAM—a lovely evening with beautiful songs ofMohammad Rafi and excellent compering by Lion Lady Mohini Taneja .27th May The PST Schooling & Preliminary Cabinet Meeting was held atSomaiya Institute Auditorium. At the PST Schooling Members of the Facultywere PDP Ls Saroja Mekal for Presidents, PDP Ls Dr Manjula Gada forSecretaries & PDP Ls Harbans Oberoi for Treasurers.At the Preliminary Cabinet meeting that followed, the Lioness District Logo was unveiled and PST BookletADHYAY was released at the worthy hands of Chief Guest, District Governor (2011-2012) PMJF Lion HasmukhJobanputra. A booklet SANKALP for District Chairpersons by Ls Dr Arvinder Sandhu was also released at thehands of the Lions District Governor ( 2011-2012). The Schooling for DISTRICT CHAIRPERSONS was impartedby PMDP Ls Kawal Rekhi and that of PROTOCOL by PMDP Ls Lalitha Balchandran.27th June I was the Guest of Honour at Setting up of Toy Library Project by Ls Club of Anushakti Nagar at Ghatlamunicipal school and donation of Library at Sanatham Dharm School.28th June I was invited as Guest of Honour at Charter Day and Installation Ceremony of Ls club of Belapur whereDistrict Governor (2011-2012) Ln Rajesh Prajapati was the Chief Guest .29th June It was a pleasure to attend the Awards Function of Ls. Club of WestCoast at Only Parathas.1st July As an auspicious beginning for the new Lionistic Year,we attendedthe Pooja at Shiv Temple at Vashi & Sight first camp followed by lunch bySight First Chairperson Ln. Subhash Bhalwal.On the same day, I was invited as Chief Guest at the Installation ofLs. Club of Kopri Thane at Maria Plaza ,Thane.2nd July We attended the Launching of Sight first camp at Chembur at Sanathan dharm School by Sight Firstchairperson Ln. Subhash Bhalwal. This was also a day when I attended one of my favorite activities- that of Treeplantation at Sulabha school and Naidu colony garden, a Twinning Project of DC –Twinning, Ls. Supriya Kadam with Lsclub of Vasant Vihar & Lioness Club of Pant Nagar. A busy day, we also attended an Activity by DC Geeta Kanwal,where Lunch was provided to 380 mentally retarded children at Chembur Childrens Home, Mankhurd.This day also brought some very sad news as we learnt of the demise of our Past Dist. President Ls. Neelam Anand. Serve Earth With Compassion
  3. 3. 3rd July A fun filled day as we traveled to Alibaug to attend the Installation of Ls. Club of Alibaug along withLs. Jyoti jagasia , Ls. Anuradha Murty and Region Co-ordinator Ls. Asha Gupta .4th July I was invited to be Chief Guest at the Installation of Ls. Club of Thane Maliha North. In fond remembrance and with due respect, Lionesses of our District attended the prayer meeting to pay homage toour PDP Late Ls. Neelam Anand. May her soul rest in peace.5th July I was invited to be the Chief Guest at the Installation of Lioness Club of Bombay Mahul at Green Woods,Chembur.6th July I was invited to be the Chief Guest at the Installation Ceremony of Ls Club of New Panvel Steel Town.7th July I was invited to be the Chief Guest at the Installation Ceremony of Ls Club of Anushakti Nagar at HotelVaishali.9th July I was invited to be the Chief Guest at the Installation Ceremony ofLs Club of Koperkhairane at NMSA Vashi.11th July It was a pleasure to attend a Tree Plantation Drive and an awarenesstalk about the Laxmi Taru Plant at Tulsidham and D.A.V School by Ls AnitaPatankar, DC- Environment along with Ls Club of Upvan Thane.12th July I was invited to be the Chief Guest at the Installation Ceremony of Lioness Club of Nerul at NMSA Vashi. 13th July A memorable Welcome Home Function for our District Governor Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra. To mark a record attendance, more than 50 Lionesses were present. Lioness District presented a Cheque of Rs 66,250 to the Lions District for sponsorhip of 53 solar lights to a remote village in Wada. I attended the Installation of Ls Club of West Coast at Lions Community Hall, Ghatkopar as Chief Guest. 15th July We visited a school in Wada for Distribution of Books ,School Bags and Stationery along with PDP Ls Savitha Nayak , Lions DC Activity Lion Nitin Shetty ,Lions DC –Twinning Ln N R Parmeshwaran , Ls Rekha Sanghani, Ls Suprabha Rao Rane and members of Ls club of Belapur. This was a Project by DC for Rural Welfare -Ls Suprabha Rao Rane in Twinning with DC Activity Lion Nitin Shetty, Lions DC –Twinning Ln N R Parmeshwaran, Lioness DC Activity-Ls Mala Shetty, Lioness DCTwinning- Ls Veena Pokhriyal, Admn officer for Dist .Chairpersons- Ls DrArvinder Sandhu along with Ls Clubs of Vasant Vihar and Pant Nagar.An emotional moment for me where I was invited as Chief Guest at theInstallation of my Home Club, Ls Club of Vasant Vihar at Jewel of Chembur .16th July I was invited as Chief Guest at the Installation of Ls Club of Upvan Thane at Hotel Woodlands, Thane.I was invited to be the Guest of Honor at the Installation of Ls Club of Uran at Palak Maidan ,Uran, a jointInstallation organized along with the Lions Club of Uran and Leo Club of Uran. IPDG PMJF Lion Rajesh Prajapatiwas the Chief Guest.18th July I attended a project for Distribution of Uniforms and Snacks to children of Balwadi at Shell Colony byLioness Club of Chembur. Serve Earth With Compassion
  4. 4. 20th July I was Guest of Honour at the Installation & Charter Day Celebration of Ls Club of Juhoo Nagar atMerchant Gymkhana. District Governor 2011-2012 PMJF Lion Hasmukh Jobanputra was the Chief Guest.21st July It was a pleasure to undertake the Journey to Nagothane along with Team Members and PDPs Ls ChayaKarekar, Ls Jyoti Narvekar and IPDP Ls Dr Anagha Kunnure to attend the Installation of Ls Club of Nagothane,where I was invited as Chief Guest.22nd July I was the Guest of Honor at WEALTH CREATION Seminarorganized by Lioness DC –Events, Ls Rekha Sanghani along with SEBI. Thisevent was participated in by DC Events –Ls Mamta Puranik and several LionessClubs. District Governor Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra graced the occasion asChief Guest.23rd July I was Chief Guest at the Installation of Ls Club of Vashi atNMSA,Vashi24th July I was invited to be the Guest of Honor at the Installation & Charter Day Celebrations of Lioness Club ofRabale, where District Governor 2011-2012 PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra was the Chief Guest.24th July It was a learning experience to attend the Lions First District Cabinet Meeting.25th July I attended the Installation & Charter Day Celebration of Ls Club of CBD asGuest of Honor. DistrictGovernor 2011-2012 PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra was the Chief Guest.26th July My Home Club, Lioness Club of Vasant Vihar held a meeting to discuss the preparations for the forthcomingLioness District Installation..27th July attended an activity by Lioness Club of Upvan Thane and DC – Education for Destitute Children Ls InduTalwar, where books, stationery and sweets were distributed to Adivasi students at a Municipal School in YeoorHills, Thane attended the Installation of Lioness Club of Chembur Galaxy at Green Woods, Chembur.30th July Another memorable day to mark the year as the Lioness District was Installed at Imperial Banquets,Raghuleela Mall, Vashi. District Governor PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra was the Chief Guest and InstallingOfficer. It was a day of heavy rains, and despite fears, Lionesses poured in from all quarters of the city toparticipate in the grand event, dotted with soulful performances, cultural hues and oratory excellence of Seniors.1st August We left for Surat by Surat Express Intercity to attend the Lioness Multiple Installation. It was fun fromthe word go. Our train was delayed by 6 hours and this delay gave us memories of a lifetime as we enjoyed wonderful Serve Earth With Compassion
  5. 5. fellowship in the train with singing, games and dance. We reached Surat at 5pm.The Multiple Installation later that evening, was a grand affair with great hospitality. Lioness Multiple President LsYasmin Dotiwala was installed along with her Multiple Cabinet with great fanfare. It was a richly attended eventmarked by the presence of Luminaries from the Lions and Lioness fraternity as well. Our Lioness District wasawarded 2 Best Dressed prizes for Parsee Ghara to PMDP Ls Kawal Rekhi[1st] and Lioness Jyoti Buta (2nd).2nd August We attended the Lioness Multiple Cabinet Meeting, where we won prizes for Highest Attendance,Earliest Registration, and yours truly, Lioness Rajini shetty was awarded the Best Bandhani Saree Prize.3rd August attended an Activity where Lunch was sponsored by a member of Ls club of Galaxy at Remand Home,Mankhurd.6th August It was a pleasant evening out where we attended the Screening of I am Kalam at Odeon as a FundRaising Activity by Lioness club of Vasant Vihar.7th August It was an engaging morning and a Grand Affair when we attendedthe Lions District Installation at Kalidas Sabha Griha, Mulund.8th August attended a free Screening of I am Kalam for BMC SchoolChildren by Lioness Club of Pantnagar. On a day of Twin Projects, we alsoattended an activity where a Water filter was donated and utensils weregiven to Adivasi school by Ls. Club of Kopri Thane and Ls Kamal Aligh- DC andMDC for Destitute Children and Adivasi Children respectively. Snacks werealso distributed.9th August We attended Womens Mangala Gauri Celebration by Ls Rajshri Palande, DC –Women Welfare from LsClub of Chembur Galaxy. This was a special event organized for women with games, Haldi Kumkum andother entertainment.10th August We attended a project by Ls. Manju Talreja- DC for Education for Girl Child and Ls Club of AnushaktiNagar where annual fees, books, geometry boxes, color pencils to 25 girls of Jawahar Vidya Bhavan, Chembur weresponsored. Ls Prabha Aggarwal had also participated in this Activity as DC- Education.10th August Inaugurated the 3 -day workshop (Computer Basics, Rangoli Art , Nail Art , Mehndi) by DC- VocationalCourses for Women, Ls Mamta Puranik at Mahila Mandal, Ghatkopar.We once again attended a Free screening of I am Kalam for BMC Children by Lioness Club of Pantnagar.12th August I was invited to attend Raksha Bandhan Celebrations organized by Lioness Club of Chembur at ChemburChildrens Home.13th August I had the pleasure of attending Independence Day Celebrations by little tots of a Nursery School inChembur dressed as Patriotic Leaders for a Fancy Dress Competition- an Activity organized by Ls Club of ChemburGalaxy.In the month of Raksha Bandhan I attended Raksha Bandhan Celebrations organized by Lioness Club of Pant Nagar atSulabha School.On a day marked with several Activities, I then proceeded to attend Independence Day Celebrations organized byLioness Club of Vasant Vihar and LsPadma Ramamurthi, DC- Work withDisabled, at Shartul School.15th August Heart warming experienceto see the Tricolor fly at FlagHoistingCeremony at Lions Service centerwhere Lions and Lioness Dignitariesalong with members converged to say Serve Earth With Compassion
  6. 6. JAI HIND!Had a Lovely Evening, at the “VOICE OF INDIA”-a Singing Competition on patriotic Songs organized byLn Kuntal Laddha, Ln Jyoti Narvekar & Ln Mushtaque Khan where listening to the patriotic songs rendered bythe participants made my day.16th August The Lioness District Team put their heads together for Preliminary Service Week discussion atNMSA.19th August We traveled to Alibaug to attend a Mono Act Play Mee Anandi Joshi Aahe organized byLs Club of Alibaug. I also had the honor to release a banner for Eye Pledge Donations by Ls Niha Raut,DC- Image Building.20th August SADBHAVNA DIVAS—In observance of this day and lovely thought, I went along with members ofLioness Club of Pantnagar to stick Auto stickers (100) propagating Animal Adoptions on Autorickshaws atSudha Park .Later, I attended Janmashtami Celebrations at Bal Sanskara school where 500 children participated as Krishnasand Gopis. An Activity at Koperkarine by Ls.Club of Koperkhairane, Ls Club of Vashi along with other Lions Clubs.21st August We attended Tree plantation at CBD Hill and Drawing Competition by Lioness Club of Vashi andLioness Club of Belapur. Stationary was also distributed after the Drawing Competition.22nd August In a project of a different kind, Grains & pulses were donated for Horses by Lioness Club ofVashi & Lioness Club of Nerul. Snacks were distributed to street children.Thereafter, we attended a Tree Plantation Activity by Ls Club of Vashi atShiv Mandir, Vashi.23rd August We participated in the Anti Corruption Rally at Chemburalong with members of Ls Clubs of Vasant Vihar, Chembur, West Coast,Anushakthi Nagar and Chembur Galaxy .24th August I attended the Activity organized by Ls Geeta Kanwal where shesponsored Lunch for Mentally challenged children at ChemburChildrens Home. 25th August In another landmark project of a different kind for a species other than human, I actively participated in the Drive of sticking Adoption & Auto Rickshaw Tariff Stickers in Autos at Sudha park, Ghatkopar by Lioness Club of Pant Nagar. Lioness District Advisor Lion Seema bai had not only attended as Chief Guest, she had also actively participated in the pasting of stickers. 27th August The 1st Lioness District Cabinet Meeting was held at Hotel Satkar Residency,Thane. Again, a veryvery rainy day, and rain drenched Lionesses attended in true Lionisticspirit. This was a day that brought happy tidings of an increase in ourLioness family with the formation of a new club, Ls. Club of Murud Janjira.29th August I attended the Board Meeting of my Home Club , Lioness Clubof Vasant Vihar at Ls. Uma Nagpals Residence. After the meeting Ls Clubof Vasant Vihar members took up the Drive for pasting of Animal AdoptionStickers on Auto Rickshaws.1st September To mark the annual Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations, we attended the Ganesh Celebration Poojaorganized by Lion Rakesh Chaumal at Lions Service Center, Koper Khairne. I also visited the residences of Ls.Kanchan Wig, Ls Jyoti Jagasia, & Ls Anuradha Murty to receive blessings of Lord Ganesha. Serve Earth With Compassion
  7. 7. 2nd September attended Anaajdaan Project by Ls Nirmal Narula, DC- Anaajdaan where she donated food grainsto Spastic Society Chembur.3rd September On this day, I attended a Meeting at Hotel Pooja for discussion on Activity Mela. PDP Ls.DrManjula Parekh & PDP Ls.Dr Manjula Gada, Ls. Dr Arvinder Sandhu, Ls. Mala Shetty ,Ls Supriya Kadamwere present.Ls.Dr Manjula Parekh & Ls.Dr Manjula Gada who were advisors for the ACTIVITY MELA gave a lot of input onwhich companies could be invited and earmarked the NGOs that could be asked to participate in the Mela.4th September I was invited to be the Chief Guest at the Health camp at Ghatkopar organized by Ls Club ofWest Coast. Later in the day I attended the General health Check up camp(eye checkup-,dental check up) at Gangotri Apartment CBD.5th September I was privileged to attend the Teachers Day Celebrationsat a Twinning Project of Ls Club of Maliha Thane North along with LionsTwinning Chairperson Lion N R Parmeshwaran and other clubs where 100Teachers were felicitated.6th September I was pleased to attend the honoring of Teachers ofSevadaan Special School by Lioness Club of Vasant Vihar. The children hadmade lovely clay Ganeshas and also sang songs. After the Activity we wentaround sticking Auto stickers propagating Animal Adoptions near OLPS School. The General Public as well asSchool Children enthusiastically supported us.7th September Preparations were already underway to make the Year 2011-2012 Service Week anoutstanding one. I attended the Meeting by Lions DC –Activity Lion Nitin shetty at MerchantGymkhana, Vashi to discuss plans for SERVICE WEEK.8th September I attended Literacy Day Celebrations by Multiple Chairperson for Adult Education, Ls. AtreyeeMandal at Anmol School,Thane and Ls Club of Upvan Thane . She had organized a Rangoli and Bhajan competitionfor the Women who attended the Literacy classes for adults. The rangoli depictions by the participants werebeautiful and the women sang melodious bhajans.9th September My Home Club, Lioness Club of Vasant Vihar was visited by our Region Co-ordinator Ls Dr AshaGupta at Ls Varsha Chaumals Residence.10th September ACTIVITY MELA - An ACTIVITY MELA was organized by Lioness District 323A2(Administrative officer for District Chairpersons Ls Dr Arvinder Sandhu, DC Activity Ls Mala Shetty and LsPrakash Khanna, DC Twinning Ls Supriya Kadam &Ls Veena Pokhriyal) along with DC Activity Lion Nitin Shetty &DC Twinning Lion N R Parmeshwaran on 10th September 2011 at Occasion Banquet Hall, RCity Mall. More than 25Institutions/companies &NGOs (Healthcare ,Workshops, Govt Facilities), participated in this event to facilitateand help clubs to set up camps and provide their services to the society. Immediate.Past District Governor LionRajesh Prajapati who was the Chief Guest at this event spoke about Chakras and Positve energy. This eventwas extremely well attended by Lionesses as well as Lioness Dignitaries. Serve Earth With Compassion
  8. 8. -11th September It was touching to participate and attend along with LsClub of Vasant Vihar Members, in a Rally GRANDATHON’ for Grandparents.The rally organized by an Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Nair to createawareness about arthritis and Knee Replacement stretched from Diamondgarden to Chembur Gymkhana. PDG and Chairman of Chembur GymkhanaLion Surinder Sharma gave a very motivating speech to all the Elderspresent. 12th September In the early morning hours of the day after Ganesh Visarjan, I, along with Lioness District Advisor Lion Seema Pai, Ls Jyoti Jagasia,Ls Dr Asha Gupta and Ls Mala Shetty went to be a part of Beach Cleaning Exercise organized by the Times Group as an endeavor towards clean Environment. . I was invited to be Guest of Honour at Charter Day of Lioness Club of Vashi at Lioness Multi- diagnostic Center ,Vashi, where the Chief Guest was District Governor PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra.On the same day, I attended a meeting in preparation for Service Week by DC activity Ln. Nitin shetty at Nalanda Hall, Chembur. 13th September I was invited as Chief Guest at Orientation Seminar by DC for Orientation, Ls.Ujwala Khobrekar at NMSA ,Vashi. It was a very interesting session. The speakers were Ls Ruchitaa Mehrra-Administrative Officer for MERLO, who gave a wonderful , informative Orientation about Lionism on Powerpoint and Lioness District Advisor, Lion Seema Pai who conducted an interesting Quiz about the Lioness movement.At this meeting,I announced that the Lioness District would sponsor Rs 5,000 for setting up Water coolers atPublic Places during Service Week and Presidents who attended the Seminar were given sponsorship of Rs 1,000for 1 Jaipur foot as an incentive.18th September It was heart warming to attend the EYE DONATIONRALLY along with Ls. Mala shetty at Alibag. This Rally was organised by Ls.Niha Raut along with Civil Hospital and Laxmi Eye Bank ,Panvel. 1300 eyedonation pledges were made. Ls. Club of Alibag members, Jyestha NagrikSangha, Home Guards, Nurses of Civil Hospital, and more than 450 peopleparticipated in the rally. Prizes for a Drawing competition on Eye Donation(conducted earlier) were distributed on that day. Dr. NiturKar of CivilHospital was Chief Guest. I was invited to be Guest of Honor at thefunction.19th September A Felicitation Ceremony of 31 BMC teachers at BMC School No 3, Ghatkopar was organized byLs Club of Pant Nagar where District Governor PMJF Lion Hasmukh JobanPutra was Chief Guest and I, along with Lion Nitin Shetty was a GuestofHonor.20th September On WORLD PEACE DAY, Ls Club of Pant Nagar organizedan Activity for BMC School children where they took the Peace Pledgefrom District Governor PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra. I had thepleasure of addressing the children too, and sharing my thoughts onPEACE. Serve Earth With Compassion
  9. 9. 22nd September I was invited to be Chief Guest at the Cervical cancer check up camp at Gade Hospital, Uranorganised by Ls Club of Uran. Dr Gade also spoke about Cervical Cancer .The Club also donated blankets to theHospital.24th September I was Chief Guest at the Installation of Ls Club of Murud Janjira at Murud Janjira.25th September The first ever Adoption Camp “ADOPTATHON” for strays in Mumbai was initiated by LionessDistrict 32A2 and organized along with the NGO WORLD FOR ALL. The event which was inaugurated by PastInternational President PMJF Lion Ashok Mehta at the Bandra Hindu Association Hall at Bandra saw 114 straypups and kittens being adopted by families. The event was graced by District Governor PMJF LION CAHasmukh Jobanputra , Lionesses PMDP Kawal Rekhi,PDP Harbans Oberoi, Savitha Nayak, Lioness District AdvisorLion Seema Pai and celebrities like Sohail Khan (who adopted the 100th pup), Anaida, Varun Khandelwal, RichaChedda, Chanel V VJs Kashyap & Arpit and Nargis Fakri, Raveena Tandon and Tanisha (who adopted 2 dogs).The Print Media like TOI, DNA, Hindustan Times, Mumbai Mirror, TV Channel NDTV GOOD TIMES-HEAVYPETTING, Radio BIG FM gave pre-event coverage . Celebrities propagated this event on Twitter. Around 1500people attended this event and Fund raised on that day was Rs 1,28,50025th September attended the Leo District Bolllywood Tadka at Bhuriben Auditorium, Ghatkopar . Ls Club ofPant Nagar & Ls Club of Uran performed beautifully and Lioness club of Pant Nagar won the Consolation Prizefor their wonderful dance performance30th September We attended the Womens Fair organized by Lion Lady Auxillary of Lions District 323A3 atGoregaon , along with Ist Lady of the District Lion Lady Hema Jobanputra , Ls Jyoti Jagasia & Ln/ Ls ShobhaShetty.1st October I was pleased to attend the Eye Check up Camp at UES School, Palak Maidan , Uran by Ls Club ofUran. The response was absolutely overwhelming. Later that day, I attended Celebration of Elders Day atASHRAY, Nerul, a home for Senior Citizens as Guest Of Honor, where the Chief Guest was Mrs ManmohanKrishna. A Cultural Programmme was organized with group songs sung melodiously by the senior citizens andvolunteers, and some beautiful dances by young students. Games for the senior citizens were conducted by LsClub of Vasant Vihar and a Trophy for the most active senior citizen was sponsored by Ls Mala Shetty. On thesame day, I also visitedSenior Citizens of Vatsalya Trust, Sanpada along with District Secretary Ls Jyoti Jagasia where Lioness Club ofBelapur had arranged Dinner for the inmates. A busy activity filled day, we also attended the Thali Decorationcompetition at Durga Mandap, Ghatkopar organized by Ls Club of Pant Nagar. Prizes were given for the bestThali decoration. We interacted with the children who proudly showed the collection of drawings and paintingsmade by them.2nd October For the Launching of the Service Week, the Lioness District organized a Human Chain to protestagainst Female Foeticide. The morning started with Pooja Archana to the Deity. Human Chain started off at theDurga Parmeshwari Temple after initiation by Chief Guest District Governor PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputrain the presence of Guest of Honor PDG Lion Dr Jayant Parekh and Ls Dr. Manjula Parekh, Lion Nitin Shetty, Ls Serve Earth With Compassion
  10. 10. Dr Manjula gada and Lion Anil Goradia. Lionesses from Thane, Mulund, Ghatkopar and Navi Mumbai attended inlarge numbers and lent their voice to the Slogans. The Human Chain culminated at Lions Community Hall where aHealth Camp by Lions Club of Uptown was already in progress. Lioness were welcomed warmly and offeredrefreshmentsOn the same day, at the time of Flagging off of Human Chain, District Governor PMJF Lion CA HasmukhJobanputra inaugurated a Wtaer Cooler donated by Ls Club of Pant Nagar for the benefit of the General Public.Thereafter, I, along with Ls Jyoti Jagasia attended an Osteoporosis Camp organized by Ls Mala Shetty atChembur Station. I attended an Activity by Dr Ls Meena Deo, DC for Leprosy Patients where Medicines andDressing Materials and Shoes were donated to Leprosy Patients at Alert India. Later, I proceeded to the AnaajDaan Activity at Vatsalya trust where Lioness Club of Kopar Khairne donated Foodgrains and Toiletries. Finally,at the end of a long Activity filled day, we participated in a Tree Plantation Drive where 100 Saplings wereplanted at the Bonkode Bus Stand. Young Primary School Children were encouraged to join in and it was a feast to watch themplant the saplings as they expressed a lot of interest and happiness at the Activity.3rd October I attended the Mega Health Check Up Camp at RCF Police Station by Lioness Club of ChemburWe attended Eye Check up Camp by Ls Club of Vasant Vihar at Municipal School, Chembur Naka.I attended a project for Anaaj Daan and Footwear Donation at Anand Nagar Leprosy Colony-Thane by Ls Club ofKopri Thane and Multiple Chairperson for Leprosy Patients, Ls Chaya Dusane. We also visited the SPCA at Thanewhere a cheque of Rs 3000 was handed over for the Welfare of the animals by Ls Club of Upvan Thane.4th October We attended the Anaaj daan Activity at Saibaba Mandir, Vashi by Lioness Club of Koparkhairne5th October We attended the Distribution of Cloth Bags at Chembur Station by Lioness Club of Vasant Vihar.District Governor PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra was also present. Inaugurated Twin Garden Swings alongwith Chief Guest District Governor PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra at BMC School Tilak Nagar donated byLioness Club of Chembur District Governor PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra Inaugurated The day began withthe Inauguration of a School Library donated at Vidya Niketan School Thane by Ls Club of Maliha Thane North.I inaugurated the Water Cooler that was donated by Ls Club of Rabale to Paraplegic Foundation Airoli. ClothBags were also distributed by Ls Rajul Divecha. We also took the opportunity to visit the Seminar of the LionessLady Auxillary that was in progress in the neighboring room.7th October I attended the Installation and Donation of Water Cooler by Ls Club of West Coast at GaneshMandir, Pant Nagar, which was Inaugurated by Lions District Governor PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra.I Inaugurated 4 Toilet Blocks along with VDG 1 PMJF Lion Mahesh Gupta at Saraswati Vidyalaya, Wada.8th October I attended an Activity organized by DC Education Ls ChitraMelmane where 38 Benches, 3 Computers and cupboards and books for aLibrary was Donated for a Zilla Parishad School In Vasai. I attended theInauguration of Borewell and 700 pipe connections by Ls Club ofGhatkopar Galaxy and also a project by the same Club outside K Star Mallwhere they donated 5 Chairs to the Policemen providing security outsidethe Mall.FINALE DAY was held at Zaverben Popatlal Sabagriha with MahatmaGandhi as the Theme for the Event. I was extremely proud to reportthat Lioness District had carried out Activities worth 21 Lacs during the Service Week. Serve Earth With Compassion
  11. 11. 9th October A sight First Camp was organized by Ls Club of Koperkhairne14th October On this day, all the Past District Presidents got together at the PDP FORUM meeting at Bombay Presidency Golf Club. The Meeting was followed by Lunch. 15th October We participated in the Rally for the Blind by Lions Sightfirst Chairperson Ln Subhash Balwal and attended the programme at Palm Beach Galleria where MLA Mr Ganesh Nayak was the Chief Guest and an Enthralling Orchestra was presented by Blind Children of Badlapur. 16th October A learning experience once again at Lions 2nd District Cabinet Meeting. 19th October The 2nd Lioness District Cabinet Meeting was held on this day at Lions Community Hall, Ghatkopar. As Diwali Celebration, Karaoke Singing was organized for the Lionesses after the meeting. Stalls were set up for Diyas, Rangoli Decoration and Jewelry. 31st October My Birthday! It washeart warming to welcome my Micro Cabinet Members as they came over towish me with a beautiful Hand Made Card crafted by Ls Anuradha Murty andother goodies. Later that afternoon, we enjoyed Luncheon at Hotel RoyalOrchid as extended Birthday Celebrations. My Home Club made the dayspecial for me by organizing an Activity where we visited Bal Anand alongwith members of Lioness Club of Vasant Vihar to distribute sweets and handover a wheel Chair to one of the Handicapped students.5th November Had the pleasure of Meeting our International President Lion Wing-Kun Tam at Bajaj Bhavan andat the Banquet in his honor at HotelTrident, Mumbai.17th November I was invited to be the Chief Guest at ADHAR Old Age Homefor physically and Mentally Challenged where 2 CD Players, around 100 bedsheets, blankets and clothes were donated and a contribution of Rs 5000 forLunch was given by Ls Club of Kopri Thane.19th November Visited Wansda in Gujarat for a project on SCENT byLioness Club of West Coast . Multiple District President Ls Yasmin Dotivalawas the Chief Guest along with Ls Multiple District Secretary Ls NaynaKapadia & Ls Ls Daksha Kothari. Serve Earth With Compassion
  12. 12. 27th November nd Attended the 2 Lioness Multiple cabinet Meeting at ‘Saaj’resort, Mahableshwar with 44 Lionesses.Our District Bulletin “Saaraansh-1’ was released by Multiple Council Chairman Lion Anil Desai. th7 DECEMBER was Chief Guest at the Region Co-ordinators’ REGION MEETat-The Village Raghu Leela Mall, Vashi. First Lady of the District, Lion LadyHema Jobanputra was the Guest of Honor. It Was a Fun filledafternoon.9th December On a personal note, my Wedding Anniversary falls onthisday. I was invited to be Guest of Honour at Inter School SportsCompetition, where District Governor PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputrawas the Chief Guest. A Sports event organized for Disabled Children by Ln /Ls Jhaver Shukla DC Sports forHandicapped. 10TH Decemeber HUMAN RIGHTS DAY- We went to Wada for distribution of 46 Solar Lights and our Lions District Governor was the Chief Guest. 13th December attended the Inauguration of sewing Class Centre at Turbhe by Ls Suprabha Rao Rane—MDC & DC –Rural Development 19th December Was a great day for me when it was a double celebration of my Son Siddarths Engagement & my Husband Satyavan Shettys Birthday.20th December attended Inter school Sports organized by Rochiram Thadani School for Hearing Impaired whereT shirts for students of Rochiram Thadani school were sponsored by Ls Club of Chembur. 22nd December Was again a day of great joy and celebration as it was my Sons wedding to Shruti . My husband, Mr. Satyavan Shetty and myself along with our children express our heartfelt thanks to all the Lion and Lioness Dignitaries and Lioness Friends for giving their valuable time and being a part of our celebration to bless the married young couple.27th December I attended an interesting Seminar on Organ Donation at Sion Hospital as Guest of Honor. Aproject by DC- Organ Donation, Ls Mridula Shah in twinning with clubs.7th January This has been a cold winter and took the poor by even moresurprise. It was heart warming to participate in the project ofDistribution of 36 Blankets at night by Ls Club of Vasant Vihar at Flyoversof Amar Mahal and Chembur Camp.I was pleased to attend Charter Day Celebrations of Ls Club of West Coastwhere an Ambulance was donated to Kamraj Nagar. The Ambulance washanded over by Lions District Governor PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra. Serve Earth With Compassion
  13. 13. 9th January Was Chief Guest at the inauguration of Water Cooler Project atThakur School & College,Thane by Ls Club of Kopri Thane.We then proceeded to another Activity that was an evening out for 25Destitute children. A treat at Macdonalds by DC –Destitute Children LsSudha Kapoor of Ls Club of Kopri Thane. It was wonderful to see the childrenenjoying themselves.10th January – I joined in with my Home Club Mmebers as Ls Club of VasantVihar distributed a further 60 Blankets to the shivering poor on footpaths of Kurla and under flyovers of Govandi.11h January - I visited MAA NIKETAN in Thane and Vatsalya Trust at Kanjur Marg where 300 Night Dresses weredistributed by Ls Club of West Coast. 13th January We highly appreciated the imaginative and creative skills of children of BMC Schools as they participated in a Kite Making Competition organized by Lioness Club of Pant Nagar where the Chief Guest was Lion Lady Hema Jobanputra and the Guests of Honor were Lion Nitin Shetty and myself. 14th January I Inaugurated a Music Academy set up by Ls Club of Upvan Thane and to be handed over to a visually impaired woman for conducting part time classes. 15th January One more date marked in gold in the year so far when 17 Lionesses participated in the STANDARD CHARTERED MUMBAI MARATHON where we ran for the cause of “ SAVE THE GIRL CHILD” & “ADOPT STRAYS 29th January I inaugurated the Mega Medical Check Up Camp andDistribution of Toiletries at a Village of Shahpur. A project organized by DC- Health CampsLs Hema Malini Chari.The same day, four of us from the Micro Team left for Igatpuri where I attended the Lions District Cabinet Meetingat Manas Resort. From there on, we left for Shirdi to seek the Blessings of Baba. We took Darshan and reached backhome the next morning.30th January Our Lioness District Team carried out their Official Visit to Ls Club of Nerul at NMSA, Vashi.1st February This was a day marked for Charter Day Celebrations of Ls Club of Kopri Thane, where DistrictGovernor PMJF Lion CA Hasmukh Jobanputra was the Chief Guest.2nd February Ls Club of Juhoo Nagar had their Official Visit by the Lioness District Team at Pratibha School ofNursing, Ghansoli.3rd February Left by train for Delhi along with 17 lionesses for THE ALL INDIA LIONESS CONFERENCE.4th February Reached Noida in the afternoon and attended the Meeting organized by the All India LionessCommittee and then went sightseeing in the evening with the Lionesses.h.5th February We attended the ALL INDIA LIONESS CONFERENCE along with 23 Lionesses and participatedin the BANNER PRESENTATION, CULTURAL COMPETITON ,DECLAMATION CONTEST (COUNT YOURBLESSINGS), AND FANCY DRESS COMPETITION. Serve Earth With Compassion
  14. 14. Our District won the 1st prize for Lioness District Pin , 3rd Prize for Group Dance on GONDHAL ,3RD Prize forDeclamation Contest, 3rd Prize for Banner Presntation and 4TH Prize for Overall Performance.6th February A brief holiday planned saw us leave for Simla along with 5 lionesses –Reached in the Evening andwent for a walk on Mall Road.7th February We went Sightseeing at Kufri, went Horse riding, dressed in their Local Costume and reachedManali in the wee hours of morning.8thFebruary Experienced breathtaking Snowfall in Manali— Viisted theGurudwara at Manikaran , Lionesses purchased shawls at a Kulu Shawl Showroomand we reached Chandigarh at Midnight9th February Visited the Rose Garden & Rock Garden at Chandigarh . Left forMumbai in the Evening by Train10th February Reached Amchi Mumbai in the Afternoon at 1.00 pm.13th February An Official Visit to my Home Club turned out to be anexperience of a different kind. The LionessDistrict Team paid their Official visit to Ls Club of Vasant Vihar atChembur Gymkhana.15th February Lion Lady Auxillary organized a fun filled picnic atEXOTICA Resort at Yeoor Hill, Thane. It was an enthusiastic group ofabout 40 Lionesses that joined in and had a fantastic outing.17th February I paid a visit to Ls Club of Mahad along with my Team forOfficial Visit at Lions Club Hall, Mahad. This was followed by our Official visit to Ls Club of Nagothane held atLs Sheela Modis Residence.18th February Ls Club of New Panvel Steel Town had their Official Visit at Prithvi Hall, New Panvel.From here the Lioness District Team traveled to Uran for their Official Visit to Ls Club of Uran at Ls SapnaGaekwads Residence.21st Februrary Ls Club of Alibaug had their annual Official Visit by the Lioness District Team at Sri RamMandir. We spent the interim period at the Alibaug Beach before proceeding for the Official Visit of Ls Club ofMurud Janjira at Ls Niha Rauts Residence. Serve Earth With Compassion
  15. 15. 22nd February A day of Twin Official Visits. The Lioness District Team visited Ls Club of Chemburfor their Official Visit and Hotel Star Parade and then later proceeded to Ls Kanta Pillais Residence for the Official Visit of Ls Club of Bombay Mahul.23rd February The Lioness District Team visited Ls Club of Kopri Thane for their Official Visit atLs Kamal Alighs Residence.24th February Another day when my Calendar was marked with twin Official Visits.The Lioness District Team paid their Official Visit to Ls Club of Pant Nagar at Lions Community Hall,Ghatkopar. Thereafter, we proceeded to Hotel jewel of Chembur for Official Visit ofLs Club of West Coast.25th February Lioness Club of UpvanThane was visited by the LionesDistrict Team for their Official Visitto the Club at Hotel SatkarResidency , Thane.26th February DG & PDG Honouringat Phoenix Mall, Kurla. We, Lionessesperformed GONDHAL —a MarathiDance for which we had won the 3rdPrize at the All India Conference.27th February Lioness Club of Ghatkopar Unnati had their Official Visit at Hotel Gurukripa ,GhatkoparLioness Club of Chembur Galaxy had their Official Visit at Chembur Gymkhana.28thFebruary Lioness Club of Rabale had their Official Visit at Hotel Navdurga, Airoli.From here, the Lioness District Team proceeded for the Official Visit of Ls Club of Belapur for the ClubsOfficial Visit at Club President Ls Swati Ghaisas Residence.1st March In a month earmarked for Official Visits of Clubs in the District, the last of these visits fellon the 1st of March. This was the day when the Lioness District Team paid their Official Visit to Ls Club ofAnushakti Nagar at Chembur GymkhanaOn the occasion of the 101st Women International Day celebrations. 8th March 2012.The Lioness District 323A2 observed the Womens week from 1st March 12 to 6th March12.Our theme this year is Womans empowerment.. For the Woman ..By the woman1st March to 6th March: Saw lots of activities carried out by various Lioness Clubs in their own Regions. Mehandi Classes for girls, Mehandi and Rangoli Competitions. Talk on ‘Second Innings’ forwomen,Entertainment and Lockers for Senior Citizens Paper bags making, Work Shops on SELF DEFENCE forGirls and Women etc. Seminars on Breast cancer and Cervical cancer, Mammography including AwarenessProjects /activities like Skits and Screening of Documentary Film on Say to no to a Female foeticide" and savea girl child. Various Seminars On MERLO-Personality Development- Public Speaking, Stress Management,‘Legal Rights of Women’ were also organised.‘LAVANYA’- A full day Wellness Camp was organised by District Chairpersons for Women Welfare WeCompanies- FORTIS, DR BATRAS,RICHFEEL, PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE FOR VARICOSE VEINS,HERBALIFE Offered their free services with seminars on Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer and Mammography.A Mini Medical covering hair analysis, random blood sugar, BMI & ECG with consultation.for ladies, Food andchocolate tastings Stalls and Garment Stalls were setup.6th March 12... Three in one Function-Ls Multiple District President Ls Yasmin Dotivalas Official visit/Lioness District 3rd cabinet meeting /Past District Presidents Honoring. Serve Earth With Compassion
  16. 16. Donated 36 Benches to School in Wada Computer Class Centre Anaaj Daan to 90 Blind Families Science Laboratory Ls District Project Ls Club of Kopri Thane Ls District Project Ls Club of Vasant Vihar Invocation by a visuallyImpaired Music Teacher National Anthem in Sign Language by OFFICIAL VISIT -Welcome with Banner Presentation Hearing ImpairedAddress by Ls Multiple Advisor-PDG Address by Ls Multiple President Inauguration of new Club .Presentation of Courtesy Resolution Ln Jamshed Dotivala Ls Yasmin Dotivala Ls Club of Nirmal Sanpada A play on FEMALE FEOTICIDE by A dance Performance by Honouring of Past Multiple & Past District Presidents slum Children Ls Club of Kopri Thane We were honored to have Ls Multiple District President MJF Ls Yasmin Dotivala and MJF Lion Jamshed Dotivala Past Dist Governor (Dist 323- F 2) amongst us to grace the events. We also thank all our past Multiple and Past District Presidents who added glamour to the occasion. On behalf of the Lioness District-Adm, I take this opportunity to thank all the lioness for making the 3 in 1 event a Grand success. Friends, this was Yatharth, a realistic version of my journey in the year so far. Thank you for joining me as I keep my tryst with the months gone by. Yes, there are promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, But your smiles will make these miles worthwhile, So do keep smiling, until next we meet Compilation Ls.Jyoti Raj & Ls. Uma Nagpal Lioness Rajni Shetty News Letter Editor News letter Co. Editor Lioness District President Ls. Shrimati Santanam Ls. Sujatha Rao Serve Earth With Compassion

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