ISSUE : 37 VOLUME : 31 11-04-2012 PAGES - 4 Fourth Estate Last week it was the editors meet to do some brain sortie on the club bulletin. Dr. Prahlad, the present editor of “About Us” came up with an innovative thinking of inviting past, present and future editors of all Rotary clubs of Mysore. The Editors Meet was presided by the Vice President of the club Rtn Bhanuchandran in the absence of president Rtn Raghavendra. It was a sizable audience and Rtn Ramki spoke about the history of the club bulletin “About Us”. He expressed his happiness about being editor by saying the words “I was the editor, just 3 times”. His words say that he is not satisfied with his tenure of 3 years and he wants more. He had brought along with him old copies of “About Us” which was printed in 1996 in typeset printing press. He spoke about the long history of “About Us” and how in those years he had to visit the printing press and spend time in proof reading and bringing out an error free bulletin. He wished that the club will continue with the bulletin and asked the future editors to do a better job with the latest technology. Rtn Rakesh, with impeccable English and well prepared power point presentation explained the sources of information for the bulletin. His presentation was very useful for all Rotarians, especially the future editors of all clubs. He also mentioned, when he was the editor the club bulletin was featured at the national level. He asked all the future editors to make use of the sources of information and bring out quality bulletin. The Financial & Management guru Rtn Bhanuchandran explained what an ideal bulletin should contain. If the club bulletin is to compete for an award, what all points should be kept in mind while printing and editing the bulletin. He explained in detail, the marks awarded to the bulletin for publishing rotary news, the 4 way test and rotary quiz. He hoped that all future editors of all clubs will keep in mind the points he explained to bring out the best bulletin. Woman Power, Ann Anuradha Nandhakumar spoke on the subject of how the rotary family should be involved Contd. to Page 2
11-4-2012 Presidents MessageMy Dear Rotarians, Last week we had a meaningful celebration of Magazine month with past, present & future editorsof our Club sharing their experience. Presence of editors from other clubs added more colour to theprogramme. Kudos to Dr. Prahlad for making the evening memorable one. Finally we have submittedall the records of projects towards District Awards 2011-12 to the AG Rtn. Aa.Cha. Ashok Kumar well intime. This has happened only because of our vice-president Rtn. Bhanuchandran who has worked day& night from past one month & our past president Rtn. Dr.Bheemesh along with his colleagueManjunath gave a final shape to it. I immensely thank all of them for making it happen. Today let us lendour hand to Shakthi Dhama Women Rehabilitation Centre to reach within to embrace humanity.Bye till next week….Thank You Rtn. Raghavendra PETS & SETS, A trip to Fourth Estate Contd. From Page 1 Hassan – poor mans Ooty! in bringing a complete bulletin. She said that she looks forward for the club bulletin every week when her Who is not excited at the prospect of visiting husband comes home from the weekly meeting and ones home town? That too, after the closure of a even her daughter is a fan of the club bulletin. She nerve wracking financial year end, I was looking expressed how Ann and Annets can involve themselves forward to a trip to Hassan, my home town, to by contributing articles for the club bulletin so that the th th unwind. And, PETS & SETS @ Hassan on 7 & 8 of bulletin will also have a Ann & Annet perspective. Rtn Srinivasan spoke on the economics of bringing a club bulletin. He explained in detail about the number of issues brought in a year and the number of copies per week and the cost involved. He was in the idea that whatever bulletin is being printed right now is good and also necessary to continue with the same or even better. He said that there is no point in cutting down the printing and publishing cost of the bulletin as the charm of the bulletin wade away if we try to bring a cheaper quality bulletin. His views were that a good quality, coloured physical bulletin is better than a cheaper version or the web version. So he desired that the club will find ways and means to fund the bulletin April made a perfect occasion. The company of cost. PHFs ( pun intended! ) added to the fun & frolic. The young blood Rtn Mohan Kumar, with Power We started our journey from Vishwas Point presentation explained how we can be tech savvy residence at 1pm joined by Harish, Manoj, Sundar and cut cost in bringing the weekly bulletin. He & Sunjay. On the way we stopped for lunch near KR explained that we can have our own web site where we Nagar and we reached Hassan by 5pm. The journey can upload the soft copy of the bulletin. E-mail is was full of jokes by Sundar. another alternative for soft copy bulletin. He stressed Vishwa & Manoj attended the intro session in that we can use these medium and cut cost in bringing the evening and joined us for dinner. Next day we out a physical bulletin. had our share of fellowship with the president On the whole, the experience was truly elect and secretary elect and journeyed back to knowledgeable for the future editors. The whole show Mysore. On the way Vishwa taught the paanwala was brilliantly anchored by Rtn Dr. Prahlad and he at the mess a lesson or two (See pic). Only warm honoured fellow Rotarians for writing articles for memories linger on PETS & SETS. “About Us”. Rtn Vishwanath proposed the vote of Thana Mohan thanks.
3 11-4-2012 Destination Cambodia - A brief intro 21 rotarians from our club are attending the International Convention @ Thailand. Since we have some Thailand citizens who are familiar with the country and can give you information about that country, I thought that I must enlighten my hours. Khmer cuisine is closely related to those in friends visiting Cambodia for the first time about neighboring Thailand and Laos, although it is not the country and prepare them for a joyous as spicy. Curries, stir-fried vegetables, rice, noodles experience. and soups are staples of the Khmer diet. Fresh river fish and shellfish are both abundant and delicious. Western food is provided only in the major cities although other Asian dishes are widely available. Cambodia has a hot and humid tropical climate. The local currency is called Riel and the present conversion rate is Re1 = 77.35 KHR. The traditional clothing for both men and women is the krama, a long, narrow checked silk or cotton cloth available in most markets and shops. Bargaining is essential for all souvenirs shopping, if travelers are to obtain reasonable prices. When visiting temples or pagodas, including those of the Angkor complex, shorts and T-shirts are acceptable. Shoes (as well as hats) are generally removed at the entrance to Cambodia officially known as the Kingdom of pagodas. For visits to the Silver Pagoda, which is Cambodia, is a country located near Thailand and within the Royal Palace grounds, visitors are asked the largest city is Phnom Penh. Cambodia is ruled by to dress more formally. Gentlemen are required to the king and its language is Khmer. The time wear long trousers and ladies should wear long difference between India and Combodia is +1.30 trousers or long skirts. GOLD MEDALS RAIN - CongratulationsAnn Rashmi, wife of Rtn Balaji, bagged 4 gold medals in M.Ed at the recentlyheld convocation of Mysore University. She has also cleared the KSETexams held in October 2011, where the pass percentage was a mere 4.5%of the total number of people appeared. Being a busy mom of 2 daughtersshe found time to attend regular college and has achieved wonders.Midtown congratulates the role model who has set an example for many. Secretary presented club activities report to AG Aa.Cha. Ashok kumar at his residence for District Awards 2011-2012. Rtn Sundar, Bhanu and Srini accompanied him.
Happy Birthday RI President Presents Polio Medal To Afghanistan President In Kabul Rtn. Mohd. Sulaiman Sait 13-04-2012 (Mobile: 9845120208) Rtn. PHF. Srivatsa M.R. 16-04-2012 (Mobile: 9886506206) RI President Kalyan Banerjee presents Afghan President Hamid Karzai with a medal in recognition of Karzais support for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee presented a medal to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on 2 April in Kabul, in BIT offering Rs 5000 discount for recognition of Karzais support for the Global Rotarians ….. Ha Ha Ha Polio Eradication Initiative, in which Rotary is a spearheading partner. Romantic...SMS Banerjee is the first RI president to visit She sends the Afghanistan. His visit was made possible following message: through the work of Rotary Foundation TrusteeŸ My love if youre sleeping, send Stephen R. Brown and Fary Moini, both members of the Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden me your dreamsŸ If youre smiling, send me your Triangle, California, USA, which has carried out smile numerous successful educational projects inŸ If youre crying, send me your Jalalabad. tears During their 45-minute meeting, Karzai andŸ I love you Banerjee discussed how lessons learned fromŸ He Replied: Im in the toilet. What Indias success might be applied in Afghanistan. do I send? Banerjees home country of India was removed from the polio-endemic list in February. Next Week in Midtown “I encouraged the president to keep up the intensity of the immunization program Rotary midtown because, by doing so, they can stop polio as we did in India,” Banerjee said. “Once it stops, it Silicon Jounalism Award stops. You dont know when it will happen, orDate : 18.04.2012 at 6.30pm, where the last polio case will be; but one day it Venue : RCL Hall, JLB Road will happen if you remain ever vigilant.”