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About Us-issue 47-2012

  1. 1. ISSUE : 47 VOLUME : 31 20-06-2012 PAGES - 4 Count down for Vishwa…Club Assembly by Asst. Governor. Rtn. Joseph Mathew Rtn. Joseph Mathew was born on September 28th 1957 in a small town in Kerala and had his early education there. He graduated in Arts from St. Philomenas College, Mysore and took a post graduation degree in Sociology from Manasagangothri, Mysore. He joined the faculty of Sociology at St. Philomenas College in 1984 as a lecturer and is now a Professor. While at Philomenas he was the staff adviser of the Rotract Club of St. Philomenas and gotinterested in the Rotary movements. He joined the Rotary Club of Mysore West in the year 2001and became the President of the Club in 2009. During his time as President of the Club, hewas able to bring the past president of India APJ Abdul Kalam and the then incoming RIPresident Kalyan Banerjee to the Club. During his term as president, the Rotary Club of Mysore West was able to get 32 awardsincluding the Best Club Award. He was a Zonal Lieutenant in the year 2011-12. He is happily married to Annie Joseph who is a teacher in St. Josephs Central School andhas two sons. Wishing All the Best to Rtn. Joseph Mathew and a very warm wel-come to Rotary MysoreMidtown. MATCHING PROJECTS FROM MIDTOWN Rotary Mysore Midtown has done matching grant projects worth Rs. 1,45 crores!!! Here is some details. in Rs. 1. Matching grant school benches project 2.0 lakhs 2. Ambulance project - five ambulances 7.5 lakhs 3. T b testing machine 20.0 lakhs 4. Operation theater equipments -biwi ayesha hospital 10.0 lakhs 5. Mobile clinical laboratory 20.0 lakhs 6. Neonatal care equipmements, jss 13.0 lakhs 7. Mobile dental clinic jss 14.0 lakhs 8. Telescope project, rma 18.0 lakhs 8. Dialysis machine, st josephs hospital 16.0 lakhs 9. Mobile ventilator ambulance 18.0 lakhs 10. Heart surgeries (on going) 6.90 lakhs Total 145.4 lakhs
  2. 2. 20-06-2012 Presidents Message Dear Rotarians, Last week we had meeting at Chayadevi Anathashrama. Total inmates were 55. We gave them Rs.15,000/- worth computer tables & chairs and also monetary support of Rs.5,000/- collected through sunshine Box. Also we served food for the inmates. I thank all the Rotarians for their generous contribution. Today, it is my pleasure to welcome incoming Assistant Governor Zone -7 Rtn. Joseph Mathew who will be conducting Club Assembly which is mandatory before Installation. I wish President Elect Rtn. Vishwanath .R.S. & his team a great success. Friends once again I welcome you all for the President Dinner on 30th Saturday June at 7.00pm. at Hotel Grand Maurya. Please attend with family. Bye till next week…. Thank You Rtn. Raghavendra Visit to community service centre – ROTARY LEADERSHIPChayadevi Anathashrama, 13th July 2012 TRAINING INSTITUTE Rtn M S Nandakumar and Rtn S.Bhanuchandran have completed Level – 2 Certification program of Rotary Leadership Training Institute conducted in Mysore recently. The training program was sponsored by Rotary Mysore. BOOKS DONATED Rtn S. Bhanuchandran has donated Rs 1250/- towards books for a student of commerce studying PUC. The father of the student is an Auto Driver. Todays Tea Is Hosted By Rtn. Sundar Raja Rao. LETS ROCK-JOINT BOARD MEETING On 13th July 2012, as a part of visit to communitycentre, Midtowners visited Sri ChayadeviAnathashrama Trust at Jayanagar, Mysore.Anathashrama houses about 55 inmates including 13senior citizens and 40 children which included a 8 monthold female baby. From Midtown, food was sponsoredfor all the inmates, computer furniture worth Rs.15000was given and a cash of Rs. 5000 was also given which Rtn. Vishwa started his year with the jointwas the generous contribution of midtowners to the board meeting on 15-06-12 at sports club. A cakesunshine box. This project was Raghavendras 12th was cut on this occasion and the message wascommunity centre visit project during his tenure and thisactivity really has become a very meaningful project. “Lets Rock”.
  3. 3. 3 13-06-2012 Cracked Pot Guidelines on Health A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung Ÿ Keep your blood cholesterol less than 160 mg/dl.on the end of a pole which he carried across his neck. Even a 1% reduction in cholesterol reduces theOne of the pots was perfectly made and never leaked. chances of heart attack by 2%. The other pot had a crack in it and by the time the Ÿ Uncontrolled diabetes and blood pressure canwater bearer reached his masters house it had leaked precipitate a heart attack. Keep these under check.much of its water and was only half full. Ÿ Eat less, walk more. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearerdelivering only one and a half pots full of water to his Ÿ Regular exercise is good for health. The bestmasters house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of exercise is walking, which should be brisker thanits accomplishments. brisk walking. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own Ÿ Soya products are good for health. These shouldimperfection, and miserable that it was able to form an essential ingredient of the diet.accomplish only half of what it had been made to do. Ÿ Fruits are better than juices. Brown rice better thanAfter two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, polished rice and jaggery better than white spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. "I am Eat a high–fiber diet.ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you.""Why?" asked the bearer. Ÿ Driving and drinking do not go together. "What are you ashamed of?" "I have been able, for Ÿ Pregnant women must not drink. It harms the babythese past two years, to deliver only half my load in the womb.because this crack in my side causes water to leak out Ÿ Get your health check–up done at least once in aall the way back to your masters house. year. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work,and you dont get full value from your efforts," the pot Ÿ Salt intake should be restricted.said. Ÿ Avoid APC where A stands for achar, P for papad The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and C for chutney.and in his compassion he said, "As we return to themasters house, I want you to notice the beautifulflowers along the path." Indeed, as they went up the hill,the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the TOOFAN –SPEAKERbeautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and thischeered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad AT ROTARY MYSOREbecause it had leaked out half its load, and so again thepot apologized to the bearer for its failure.The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that therewere flowers only on your side of your path, but not onthe other pots side? Thats because I have alwaysknown about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. Iplanted flower seeds on your side of the path, and everyday while we walk back from the stream, youve wateredthem. For two years I have been able to pick thesebeautiful flowers to decorate my masters table.Without you being just the way you are, he would nothave this beauty to grace his house." Each of us has our own unique flaws. Were allcracked pots But if we all allow it,. God will use our flawsto grace his table. In Gods great economy nothinggoes, to waste. Dont be afraid of your flaws.Acknowledge them and you too can be the, cause ofbeauty. Know that in our weakness we find our strength."Dont grieve that your roses have thorns ... Rtn. Chandu was the speaker at weekly meeting atRejoice instead that your thorns have roses". Rotary Mysore Midtown. He spoke on his favourite topic Kicking-Tobacco. Congrats Toofan!!
  4. 4. Wedding Anniversary Vocational training teams aid Adopt-a-Village project in Uganda An Adopt-a-Village project being carried out by Rotarians in Uganda andRtn. PP. PHF. Balakrishnan P.S. & Sudhamani California, USA, is helping to 22-06-2012 ; Cell : 949264396 improve life significantly for people in Nkondo, Uganda. The project involves four of Rotarys areas of focus: water and sanitation, basic education and literacy, disease prevention and treatment, and economic and community development. An important catalyst to the efforts success is the Rtn. Dr. Raghu R.G. & Sumalatha vocational training team (VTT), a group of professionals 25-06-2012 ; Cell : 98861 24215 that travels either to learn more about their vocation or to teach local professionals about a particular field. “The main role has been to help kick-start the project,” says Past District Governor Philippe Lamoise, who led a team from District 5340 to District 9200 in Uganda in late 2010 and early 2011. “The training I conducted was about business strategies, savings, and investments as they apply to family-size farming businesses.” Team results : Funded by a Rotary FoundationRtn. Syed Aftab Ahmed & Rukhsana Nazneen global grant, the team of four Rotarians and three other 25-06-2012 ; Cell : 9900904101 professionals also helped lay the groundwork for a clean water system, trained health clinic staff, and renovated a Revealed: Secret of HIVs computer room at a school. The results of the teams natural–born killers efforts were “a motivation to the local government to joinThe Times of India in and provide some additional public funding at theChennai: Scientists on Monday said they had school and clinic,” Lamoise says.found a key piece in the puzzle as to why a tiny The VTT also paved the way for partnerships withminority of individuals infected with HIV have a one local nongovernmental organization to trainnatural ability to fight the deadly AIDS virus. In community residents in microfinance and with another toa study they said holds promise for an HIV manage the microcredit effort, with oversight by thevaccine, researchers from four countries Rotary Club of Kampala North. In addition, the VTTreported the secret lies not in the number of inspired a partnership with an NGO to train farmers toinfection–killing cells a person has, but in how produce crops with high market values. A five-member team from Kenya and Uganda visited District 5340 inwell they work. Only about one person in 300 October and November 2011, learning about besthas the ability to control the HI V without drugs, practices in agriculture and irrigation, including the useusing a strain of "killer" cells called cytotoxic T of appropriate technology. VTTs give efforts like thelymphocyte (CTL) cells. Scientists reported Adopt-a-Village project a strong boost towardthat the strain has molecules called receptors sustainability, says Francis Tusubira, vice chair of thethat are better able to identify HIV–infected Foundations Cadre of Technical Advisers and pastwhite blood cells for attack. governor of District 9200. Learning and doing: “The GSE experience was Next Week in Midtown great to discover East Africa and establish new relationships with the Rotarians over there,” says Lamoise, who was part of a District 5340 team that President Dinner traveled to that region in 2001. “One of the great benefits Date: 30-06-2012 at 7.00pm of the VTT program is that we are doing some good work over there, instead of just learning about the culture and Venue : Grand Mourya Hotel, establishing connections. So from the host Hunsur Road, Mysore. [communitys] point of view, VTT has much more value.”