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RC E-City Annual Report-15-16.

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RC E-City Annual Report-15-16.

  1. 1. ANNUAL REPORT 2015-2016
  2. 2. Sponsor Rotary Club: Rotary E-Club of Bangalore No. Of Members: 28 Meeting Day & Time: Every Sunday, 10:00 AM Meeting Location: 1st Floor, “Prathibha” #132, 17th Cross, 11th Main, Malleswaram, Bangalore. Total No. of General Body Meetings: 22 Total No. of Board Meetings: 09 No. Of Club Projects: 26 No. Of events Participated: 04 Beyond the Club: | Participation - Rotasia | One member on EC QUICK FACTS
  3. 3. INSTALLATION CHIEF GUEST: MR. AUTO RAJA FOUNDER, HOME OF HOPE VENUE: Jain Heights, J C Road DATE: AUGUST 16, 2015 • FOUR new members were inducted by DRR Rtr. Manohar. • Board of Directors 2015-16, were installed by DRCC Rtn Prakash Belavady. • Club e-bulletin “E-Go!” was released by Chief Guest, Mr. Auto Raja.
  4. 4. PR EFFORTS
  5. 5. BEYOND THE CLUB Participated in Utthan - the Annual Rotaract Conference. Attended the Parent club Governor’s Official Visit.
  6. 6. It was a proud moment for E-City to be one of the four clubs recognized at the Inter City General Forum, District 3190. The club was recognized as the “Best Community Based Club.” ICGF
  7. 7. Community service
  8. 8. CLUB VIDEO OBJECTIVE: To create an awareness video about various issues in the world that have not been given sufficient importance. The video also set the agenda for the Rota year 2015-16. OUTCOME: Information regarding 14 burning issues were presented in the video. The video was shot and edited by Rtr.Sabareesh Arumugam along with his friend Mr. Nithin. DATE: AUGUST 8, 2015 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Sabareesh Arumugam NO. OF MEMBERS: 18 PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: COMMUNITY SERVICE
  9. 9. JEEVARATHNI FOUNDATION DATE: AUGUST 2, 2015 VENUE: Jeevarathni Foundation PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Sandeep Singh NO. OF MEMBERS: 10 PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: COMMUNITY SERVICE OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project was to participate in the Annual Day program of Jeevarathni Foundation; which is a home for orphans. School supplies and food grains were also provided to the foundation. OUTCOME: The members enthusiastically participated in the annual day program, they danced in the Zumba session and also contributed to the in-house fundraiser.
  10. 10. HOME OF HOPE DATE: AUGUST 23, 2015 VENUE: Home of Hope PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Sujith Prakash & Rtr. Vivek Raveesh Bhatt NO. OF MEMBERS: 08 PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: COMMUNITY SERVICE OBJECTIVE: The objective of the project was to spend quality time with the residents of Home of Hope. OUTCOME: A small entertainment session was held and the members volunteered by serving lunch for the residents. A need for a health camp was recognised and this lead to the planning of the Dental Camp.
  11. 11. DENTAL CAMP OBJECTIVE: To aid the residents with screening and treatment of dental issues at Home of Hope. OUTCOME: E-City in association with SVDC conducted a dental camp, screening 240 residents and treating 80 in a day long project. The residents were also provided with required medicines. This lead to planning of Eye Camp at SO Care. DATE: JANUARY 26, 2016 VENUE: Home of Hope, Hennur Bande, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 22 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Shreyas PROJECT TYPE: Joint Project Other AVENUE: COMMUNITY SERVICE Hats off to the interns of SVDC for their grit and determination as they treated the residents; People living “such” conditions whom doctors have refused to treat.
  12. 12. SO- CARE EYE CAMP DATE: MARCH 11, 2016 VENUE: The So-Care Institute, Leggare, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 11 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Sujan & Rtr. Sai Venkat PROJECT TYPE: Joint Project Other AVENUE: COMMUNITY SERVICE OBJECTIVE: To aid the children of So-Care with an eye screening and to follow it up with the required treatment. OUTCOME: In association with Solanki Eye Hospital Bangalore, the children (80) were screened. As a follow–up spectacles were also provided to the children based on the screening results.
  13. 13. SO-CARE - Skill Development DATE: November 1, 2015 VENUE: The So- Care Institute, Laggere, Bangalore PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Sagarika Gowda and Rtr. Keerthi MHM NO. OF MEMBERS: 17 PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: COMMUNITY SERVICE OBJECTIVE: Having conducted life skills program in the past years, the club decided to re-visit So-Care for yet another session. So-Care is a home for children of prisoners. OUTCOME: Children were divided into three groups to cater to their needs. The youngest were engaged with games, the middle school group with skill development activities and the high school children were engaged in a serious debate on burning societal issues and also discussions regarding careers. This lead to planning of a computer lab for the children.
  14. 14. SO CARE LAPTOPS DATE: JUNE 05, 2016 VENUE: The So-Care Institution, Leggere, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 04 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Sagarika Gowda PROJECT TYPE: Joint Project Other AVENUE: COMMUNITY SERVICE OBJECTIVE: To set up a computer lab at So-Care. OUTCOME: We approached GSK to provide us with their old laptops. They provided us with 8 laptops. The necessary OS and software were installed by the members and then handed over to So-Care to start the Computer lab.
  15. 15. CHENNAI RELIEF DATE: DECEMBER 3, 2015 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 06 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Vivek Raveesh Bhatt PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: COMMUNITY SERVICE OUTCOME: In a span of 7 hours, Rupees 9000 was raised to buy relief materials. Blankets, canned food, medicines and sanitary napkins were bought and sent to Chennai with a well wisher of the club Mr. Ajay Salanky. OBJECTIVE: To aid the victims of the Chennai Flood with food, medicines and other relief material.
  16. 16. SPARROW CONSERVATION DATE: MARCH 27, 2016 VENUE: Frazer Town, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 10 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Pallavi PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: COMMUNITY SERVICE OBJECTIVE: To understand reasons for dwindling sparrow population in Bangalore and also learn about the efforts of Mr. Edwin to conserve the existing sparrows. OUTCOME: Members visited Mr. Edwin’s residence, where he has built homes for over 200 sparrows. We also learnt about simple home made techniques which we could use to build shelters for sparrows. This lead to a workshop on making Bird Feeders.
  17. 17. SERVICE ABOVE SELF- MARATHON DATE: APRIL 10, 2016 VENUE: Manyata Embassy Business Park, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 07 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Shreyas Gowda PROJECT TYPE: Joint Project Other AVENUE: COMMUNITY SERVICE Service Above Self Marathon 2016 was organized by Rotary clubs of District 3190 to raise funds for the Rotary TEACH Mission. Our members participated in the marathon and 4 of them completed the 5k run.
  18. 18. MATHRUSHREE MANOVIKASA KENDRA DATE: MAY 8, 2016 VENUE: Kumara Park, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 15 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Surabhi Chatrapathy PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: COMMUNITY SERVICE OBJECTIVE: Members wished to learn about what the State provides for physically and mentally challenged orphans. A visit to Mathrushree Manovikasa Kendra was organised for the same. It is a home for over 100 such children. OUTCOME: The visit was an overwhelming experience for the members, as we learnt about the sad living conditions and the less than minimum that the State provides them with. Future projects were discussed with the founder of the centre.
  19. 19. Club service
  20. 20. CLUB SERVICE From trying to make portraits of each other to saving a burning city to playing a game of wolf! The club this year has seen many wonderful club service projects and activities.
  21. 21. NEWSPAPAER DRIVE DATE: JANUARY 17, 2016 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 25 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Sandeep Singh PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: CLUB SERVICE OBJECTIVE: To raise funds for future projects through a massive newspaper drive. OUTCOME: With the newspaper drive stretching over 45 days, 2.4 tons of newspaper were mobilised by members. The drive earned the club INR 24000! It also turned out to be a very impactful PR project. Where members have collectively spoken about Rotaract and our projects with over 200 households.
  22. 22. JAIL VISIT Objective: The visit to the jail was aimed at creating awareness among the members, about the living conditions in a jail and educational provisions provided to the inmates. As we work so closely with children of jail inmates, the members also wished to have a dialogue with the authorities to understand the provisions given by the state to these children. PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Amshuman NO. OF MEMBERS: 07 PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: CLUB SERVICE Outcome: In our visit, the members learnt about the poor sanitation conditions in the emergency rooms. In the kids sections, an acute shortage of play material was noticed. The members decided to collect the same for the kids and hand them over during the next visit. A dialogue with the authorities was not possible and hence a direct meeting with them was decided to be scheduled. DATE: SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 VENUE: Paraappana Agrahara, Bangalore
  23. 23. DOCUMENTARY SCREENING DATE: OCTOBER 4, 2015 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Vineeth Raj NO. OF MEMBERS: 18 PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: CLUB SERVICE Documentary screening is an on going project of E-City from its inception. The project aims at educating members about various world issues through screening of significant documentaries every few months. Screenings are followed by lively discussions about the concerned topic. This year documentary regarding the Syrian conflict was screened. This lead to the Facebook awareness campaign about the Syrian Conflict.
  24. 24. GUEST SPEAKER - Dr. Prashanth Rajaram DATE: OCTOBER 11, 2015 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Vijaya NO. OF MEMBERS: 14 PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: CLUB SERVICE OBJECTIVE: Projects related to Animal Welfare, was one of the objectives of the club for this Rota year. Dr. Prashanth was invited to the club to address the raising concern for animal welfare in today’s society. OUTCOME: Dr. Prashnath Rajaram, a director of Wildlife at Karuna, an animal rescue centre; spoke to the club of the various challenges in Animal Welfare today and care giving methods. This session enabled the members to understand the issue and discuss possible projects. This lead to a to a visit to Mr. Edwin’ Thomas’ s residence who is an enthusiastic bird lover and has over sparrows in his yard.
  25. 25. SECRET SANTA DATE: DECEMBER 25, 2015 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 25 PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: CLUB SERVICE E-City celebrated Christmas by playing Secret Santa. The best part of the day ,was when Santa arrived bearing gifts for all the members! We thank Rtr. Sandeep Singh for treating us with such a pleasant surprise and being such a sport!
  26. 26. GUEST SPEAKER- Dr. Anita DATE: JANUARY 10, 2016 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 20 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Chirag PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: CLUB SERVICE OBJECTIVE: Depression being considered as the modern Plague, the members of the club wanted to learn about the condition and also ways to support and help people suffering from mental disorders and illnesses. OUTCOME: Dr. Anita, who runs a special needs school called “Mind Trees” was invited to the club as a guest speaker. She spoke about depression, its root cause, treatment and emotional support required. Projects to build awareness amongst parents regarding mental disorders in children were also discussed. This lead to a visit to Mind Roots.
  27. 27. CLUB CALENDAR DATE: JANUARY 01, 2016 VENUE: Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 27 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Sabareesh Arumugam PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: CLUB SERVICE As a fun activity, the club came up with its own calendar for the year 2016. Groups of 2- 3 members chose a month and photos were clicked, designed as they wanted. This calendar was also given as a souvenir to well wishers of the club.
  28. 28. DATE: APRIL 24, 2016 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 15 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Pradyumna AK AVENUE: CLUB SERVICE CLUB WORKSHOPS – MIND PALACE OBJECTIVE: Inspired by the famous Sherlock series, the members decided to learn about the Mind Palace which is a great memory aid. OUTCOME: Rtr. Pradyumna who has been working on his mind palace taught the members how to build their own mind palaces through a simple activity of remembering a shopping list!
  29. 29. CLUB WORKSHOPS – PRESENTATION DATE: FEBRUARY 28, 2016 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 15 AVENUE: CLUB SERVICE OBJECTIVE: To help members over come stage fright and improve presentation skills by allowing them to present topics and issues that they would like to share with the club. OUTCOME: Inspired by Dr. Prashanth Rajaram’s talk, the first presentation in this project was given by Rtr. Sanjana. It was an informative session where the members learnt about slaughter houses and the cruelty towards animals.
  30. 30. BIRD FEEDER WORKSHOP DATE: MAY 1, 2016 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Rudravajhala Mukund NO. OF MEMBERS: 14 PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: CLUB SERVICE OBJECTIVE: Inspired by Mr. Edwin Thomas the member’s decided to help local birds battle the Bangalore summer with small bird feeders installed at members residences. To try and make a #DIY bird feeder with household items. OUTCOME: Lead by Rtr. Rudravajhala Mukund, the members experimented making a bird feeder. It was a fun morning with a lot of learning Some members have the bird feeder in their terrace!
  31. 31. INTRA CLUB AWARDS DATE: MAY 29, 2016 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 25 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Sandeep Singh & Rtr. Sabareesh Arumugam PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: CLUB SERVICE OBJECTIVE: The annual Intra club awards aims at having a themed party for the members. We also give away awards recognising quirky but outstanding qualities of members. OUTCOME: The theme of this year was “Street”. The members dressed up flaunting their ideas of street, be hip- hop, hippie or desi! Every member was recognised with an award. This was followed by a hearty lunch.
  32. 32. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
  33. 33. RYLA DATE: OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2015 VENUE: Indian Social Institution, Benson Town, Bangalore PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Sandeep Singh NO. OF MEMBERS: 25 AVENUE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPEMENT SERVICES OBJECTIVE: To strengthen the bond amongst the members as well as provide them with an opportunity to experience RYLA in it’s true spirit. OUTCOME: The 2 day residential RYLA was a grand success thanks to the efficient planning and execution of the RYLA team. Hand picked sessions, chosen by the members were held with the support of our parent club. Impactful sessions covered Emotional Quotient, Lateral Thinking and De-Stressing techniques.
  34. 34. MIND ROOTS DATE: FEBRUARY 27, 2016 VENUE: Mind Roots NO. OF MEMBERS: 07 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Chirag PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICE OBJECTIVE: In continuation to Dr. Anita’s talk at the club, the members visited her special needs school Mind Roots to understand the different teaching techniques and skills required to be a special educator. OUTCOME: It was an eye opening experience to witness first hand the patience and perseverance required to teach special needs children. We are exploring how their therapies can be made available to children at Mathrushree Manovikasa Kendra
  35. 35. CLUB WORKSHOPS - ART DATE: APRIL 17, 2016 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 16 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Vivek Raveesh Bhatt PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: PROFESSIONAL DEV. SERVICE OBJECTIVE: To learn the basics of zen art and cartooning. OUTCOME: Through the workshop members who believed they could never sketch or draw managed to learn how to cartoon in a simple and effective manner. All thanks to our in house Da Vinci Rtr. Vivek.
  36. 36. CLUB WORKSHOPS - MUSIC DATE: FEBRUARY 14, 2016 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 13 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Sabareesh Arumugam PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICE OBJECTIVE: Members of the club who are also music enthusiasts wanted to learn about music as a profession. Hence a music workshop with a student of KM Music Conservatory was held. OUTCOME: In a day long workshop the members learnt about the history of music development, the music industry today and also basics of playing a musical instrument.
  37. 37. INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
  38. 38. IDYE DATE: November 20, 2015 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 06 PROJECT TYPE: Stand Alone AVENUE: INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Playing good hosts has always been a pleasure for E-City. This year we hosted the Kerala IDYE Team from District 3201. We showed them around Malleswaram and treated them to a delicious breakfast at CTR!
  39. 39. BEYOND DATE: FEBRUARY 01, 2016 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Vikhyath Benegal & Rtr. Surabhi Chatrapathy PROJECT TYPE: Joint Project Other AVENUE: INTERNATIONAL SERVICE OBJECTIVE: To connect with clubs across the world, to understand the projects they are carrying out in relation to International Peace and Development. OUTCOME: E-City connected with 11 clubs over 11 different countries and exchanged project reports. The same was published in “Beyond” a special edition of the club bulletin “E-Go”
  40. 40. DATE: FEBRUARY 5-8, 2016 VENUE: SRILANKA NO. OF MEMBERS: 06 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Rudravajhala Mukund AVENUE: INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Members of E-City participated in Rotasia 2016 at Sri Lanka. It being the first time out of country for most of the team members, it was a once in a life time experience. They not only learnt about Rotaract but interacted and connected with Rotaractors across the world.
  41. 41. AID NEPAL DATE: MARCH 1, 2016 VENUE: Malleswaram, Bangalore NO. OF MEMBERS: 10 PROJECT CHAIR: Rtr. Rithika, Rtr. Boomika & Rtr. Sanjana AVENUE: INTERNATIONAL SERVICE OBJECTIVE: To extend support to Marpha Foundation, which is a centre for extracurricular learning for children of migrants in a remote village in Nepal. OUTCOME: The club mobilised 21 sets of new clothes, blankets and children's books, which were sent to Nepal along with a local volunteer Ms. Samaiah Sulthana.
  42. 42. And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.

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