ISSUE : 36 VOLUME : 31 04-04-2012 PAGES - 4 Editors Meet:Brainstorming on `The Club Bulletin’ Ann. Anuradha . N How the Rotary Family Rtn. Ramki should be involved in History of About Us. bringing a complete Bulletin? Rtn. Srinivas Rtn. Rakesh The Economics of Sources of information bringing a for About Us. Club Bulletin. Rtn. Mohan Kumar Rtn. Bhanu How being Tech Savvy What is an brings out a Ideal bulletin? better bulletin? Hearty Welcome to the Editors of Zone 7
04-4-2012 Presidents MessageMy Dear Rotarians, Last week was indeed an interesting business meet. Our IPP Rtn Mahesh V Murthy and his teampresented the Balance sheet of the club for the year 2010-11. It was interesting because the GeneralBody had a healthy debate on the Balance Sheet. I thank on behalf of Midtown IPP Rtn Mahesh VMurthy and his team for presenting the Balance Sheet. This month being the Magazine Month, todaywe have organized Editors Meet. Our Editor Rtn Dr Prahlad has done a wonderful job so far and need tobe congratulated. He has designed todays program and i am sure it will be an interesting one. Lookforward to the month ahead as we have good programs coming in. I wish you all a very prosperousfinancial year 2012-13.Bye till next week…..Thank You Rtn. Raghavendra Gift of Life Project MG 74139 My Dear Rotarians, April is the magazine month in Rotary Calendar. In this regard Midtown begins the month with Editors meet today. I, as the editor of the bulletin About Us plan todays meeting for brainstorming on The club Bulletin. I am bringing together the past, future, potential editors of the club and other intellectuals for a discussion forum on various aspects of the Bulletin. The editors of the other clubs in our zone are also invited and I hope they will add their dimensions to the Master Harthik Gowda S/o Mr. Mahadevu and Mrs. discussion. The members will definitely participate Pushparajini , aged 3 ½ yrs. from K.R. Nagar underwent actively and ultimately will help the cause of surgery for Atrial Septal Defect at Apollo BGS Hospitals on 27-03-12 and got discharged on 31-03-12. A cheque bringing a better bulletin in future. At this for Rs. 75000 was handed over to the family by juncture, I would like to express my sincere thanks Dr. K. A.Prahlad on behalf of President Rtn. Raghavendra. to all the members who have been contributing to the bulletin by writing articles, reports and in many other ways. You have helped me to bring this bulletin successfully. Let me end my editorial with this small tit-bit A blind man was begging at New York streets, with a board written “I AM BLIND, HELP ME” A guy passing that side saw him. He took the board and wrote something. On that day blind man got heavy collection. Can you guess what he wrote? He wrote “YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL, BUT I CANT SEE YOU” Expressions can change life. Dear friends, that is what I have learnt being an editor of About Us. To A Cheque for Rs. 1.5 Lakhs was handed over to RMF express myself, to give expressions to others... Chairman Rtn. Alagappan towards science lab in RMA Dr. K. A. Prahlad School from the club.
3 04-4-2012 International Womens Day @ Midtown International Womens Day is celebrated on March adopt a girl child from such rural families. Dr. Rama is an th8 every year. But throughout March, a number of inspiration to Innerwheel members who strive to workprogrammes are held and women who have made a towards the upliftment of women.difference are honoured. Innerwheel has taken the Dr. UlfathFathima enlightened the audience aboutopportunity of celebrating Womens Day amongst the PNDT (Preconception & Post natal Diagnostic) Actthose people who have stood by us and supported us and the punishment imposed on doctors of diagnosticboth morally & monetarily-none other than our own centers for revealing the sex of the child before birth.Midtown Rotarians. She went on to say how the change in male-female Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it ratio is a major concern for the society. She has set anconsists of primarily dealing with men. By and large, example herself, as to how we can work towards ruralmothers and housewives are the only workers who do upliftment, by adopting a slum area called Ondenot have regular time off. They are the great vacation- Mataram.less class. The two doctors truly inspired and encouraged us to Historically, women have been suppressed and work towards the noble cause of women empowertreated unfairly. International Womens Day can be ment. Mrs.Anupama Ravindranath gave the vote oftraced back to the womens suffrage movement in the thanks and invited the doctors to join our club in truelate nineteenth century. But even in this day and age, Bhanuchandran style. Lavanya Srinivasanwomen face discrimination and prejudice. Yet, womenall over the world continue to work hard to make adifference, to alter their lives and the lives of others. Secret of married lifeInternational Womens Day is the story of ordinary Once upon a time a married couple celebrated theirwomen as makers of history; it is rooted in the 25th marriage anniversary. They had become famous in the city for not having a single conflict in their period ofcenturies old struggle of women to participate in 25 years. Local newspaper editors had gathered at thesociety on an equal footing with men. The day is about occasion to find out the secret of their well known "happycelebrating the vital role women play in enhancing going marriage".economic security for their families, communities and Editor: "Sir. Its amazingly unbelievable. How didcountries as a whole. It is an occasion to honour and you make this possible?”praise women for their accomplishments. The UN Husband recalling his old honeymoon days said: "We had been to Shimla for honeymoon after marriage.theme for International Womens Day 2012 is Having selected the horse riding finally, we both started“Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty”. the ride on different horses. My horse was pretty okay but The programme began with the Innerwheel prayer the horse on which my wife was riding seemed to be aby Mrs.Geetha Krishna followed by a melodious crazy one.invocation by the two little singing mynas, On the way ahead, that horse jumped suddenly, making my wife topple over. Recovering her positionAnnetsPrerana & Pranav. The two women achievers from the ground, she patted the horses back and saidDr.H.V.Rama & Dr.UlfathFathima, recognized by "This is your first time". She again climbed the horseInnerwheel were introduced by Mrs.Prabha Prahlad. and continued with the ride. After a while, it happenedThey were honoured by PDC Chandrika Raghu and again. This time she again kept calm and said "This is your second time" and continued. When the horseRtnRaghavendra respectively. dropped her third time, she silently took out the revolver Dr. H.V.Rama, who has given more than 200 radio from the purse and shot the horse dead !!talks, spoke on how women can be empowered even I shouted at my wife: "What did you do you psycho.before they are born, and how we as members of social You killed the poor animal. Are you crazy?!!.organizations can make a difference by educating and She gave a silent look and said: "This is your firstempowering rural women. She gave examples of the time!!!!! ".”social stigma women face for having delivered a girl Husband:"Thats it. We are happy ever after."child, and how she has helped childless couples to Rtn. Ramki
Wedding Anniversary Ro t ar y In t er n at io n al Sign s Pro ject Par t n er A greem en t Wit h Sh elt erbo x Rtn. Rangaraj .N & Sumithra 5-4-2012 Cell : 9448247741 Rtn. Balaji K.J. & Rashmi Tom Henderson, CEO of ShelterBox, and John Hewko, RI 7-4-2012 Cell : 9900509018 general secretary, during the signing of a project partner agreement this month. Rotary International and ShelterBox, a grassroots disaster relief organization, signed a project partner agreement this month, allowing the two organizations to collaborate more closely to provide relief and temporary shelter to survivors of natural disasters. “Project partner” is a special status RI gives to groups started or managed by Rotary clubs. The agreement will build on the strengths of both organizations in responding to disasters all over the world. Rtn. PHF. Raghavendra S. & Ashwini “Our Rotary friends have always been there ready to assist – 9-4-2012 Cell : 9886011923 from generous donations to direct operational support on the ground Rotary has always been part of our DNA,” said Tom Henderson, ShelterBox CEO. “I feel like we have 34,000 ShelterBox offices around the world working together to help those who have lost everything when they need us the most.” Saving lives : RI General Secretary John Hewko said the agreement will enable Rotary club members to have an immediate, lifesaving impact in communities hit by natural disasters. “ShelterBox will be able to ensure that local Rotarians are provided an opportunity to participate in the distribution of ShelterBox containers,” he said. Rtn. Dr. K.A. Prahlad & Prabha Each ShelterBox typically provides a bespoke tent designed to 10-4-2012 Cell : 9845175006 withstand extreme weather conditions, stove, water purification kit, blankets, tools, and other necessities to help a family survive for six months or more after a disaster. There are 3 kinds Henderson, a civil engineer and former search-and-rescue of men in the world: diver for the British Royal Naval, founded ShelterBox in 2000. Its response teams of trained volunteers have brought lifesavingŸSome remain single & make wonders happen, supplies to victims of more than 175 disasters in nearly 80ŸSome have girlfriends & see wonders happen, countries. Mutual goals : “For more than 10 years, ShelterBox has givenŸThe rest get married & wonder what happened!? light to over one hundred thousand families worldwide in their darkest hour,” said Hewko. “This project partner agreement represents our mutual goal of helping those in need. It gives RI a N e x t We e k in Mid t o w n forward-facing approach to immediate disaster relief.” Noted Henderson: “This partnership with Rotary Visit to Community International is a formal recognition of our good work over the past 12 years. It will help Rotarians get a better understanding of what Service Centre we do. I hope Rotarians worldwide will see us as a coherent and able disaster relief organization.” Earlier this month, a ShelterBox team distributed more than Date : 11.04.2012 550 tents to communities in Madagascar where powerful cyclones Time : 6.30pm left more than 250,000 people homeless.