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About us 22 - 2013-14

  1. 1. Vol. : 33 Issue : 22 Date : 04-12-2013 Pages : 04 December is Family month - emphasising Rotary's on going commitment to Family of Rotary. Why is the Family of Rotary important? · Allows us to build lifelong friendships. · Enhances our personal families' relationships. · Builds world understanding and peace. · Improves international solidarity and tolerance. · Contributes to membership growth. · Contributes to diversity of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion and profession · Improves Rotary's public image. · Strengthens clubs and their commitment to service. How do we care for fellow Rotarians like family? · Remember birthdays and anniversaries. · Assist when they are sick, lonely, or having difficulties. · Share their grief during and after a death in the family. · Celebrate at births, weddings, etc. How do we involve our own families in Rotary? · At special family oriented social events. · At club meetings for special programs. · Assistance at fundraisers. · In community service projects. · Hosting Youth Exchange and GSE teams. How can we care for spouses of deceased Rotarians? · Invite them to join Rotary. · Invite them to special club events. · Send them Rotary magazine. · Send them club newsletters. · Call on them regularly. · Celebrate their birthdays. How can Youth Exchange students become family members? · Encourage club members to invite them to their family functions · Communicate with the students' families back home · Maintain lifelong contact after the student has returned home How can we involve Interactors, Rotaractors and RYLArians in the family? · Invite them to participate in: · Projects, fundraisers, club and district social events · Christmas parties, change-over ceremonies · District conferences, assemblies · Have them attend other Interact, Rotaract, and RYLA activities. How do we keep Foundation Alumni involved in the family? · Invite them to join Rotary · Invite them to speak at meetings · Ask them to participate in club projects · Communicate regularly when abroad · Welcome them upon their return · Send them Rotary Down Under magazine or your club newsletter. Midtown is organizing a unique program next week to observe the family month. An interesting topic for discussion has been lined up. .
  2. 2. Dental checkup camp Career guidance program Vinyas RCC in collaboration with RMM and IDA organized a free Dental Checkup Camp for Koorgally Government School students on 30th November 2013. Rtn.Narendra inaugurated the camp & handed over the camp materials to IDA on behalf of Rotary Mysore Midtown. Rtn.Dr.Raghu rendered his valuable services for the camp. Rtn.M.S.Raghu conducted career guidance program for more than 400 students of SSLC on 23rd November 2013. The program was in association with Rotary club of Madikeri & R.A.C.E Congratulations!! Elected Awarded Rtn.Dr.Raghu.R.G has been elected as the Joint Secretary of Dentists Association. Hearty congratulations Doc. Pratham's birthday bash Midtown families joined Annette. Pratham Adithya Mohan on 1st December at Hotel Dasaprakash Paradise. The quicksilver boy was seen beaming with smiles on his big day alongwith his friends and guests. Best wishes for your future Pratham, may you be 'pratham' in all your endeavours. Megha Farm joined the elite list of top poultry farmers of the country. Constant efforts of Rtn.Manickam and family has made them win “The Best Layer Farmer 2013” award recently. A vocational visit to the upgraded farm is due for sure. The high tech farm has been making roadways in implementing state of the art technology in the field of poultry. Many congratulations!! Felicitated Rtn. Narendra - Managing Director of Vinyas I T and chairman of Vinyas RCC was felicitated by District Rehabilitation Centre for his extended efforts on development of differently abled persons. Mrs. Shika - Deputy Commissioner, Mysore District and Mr. Mahadev - Mysore Jilla Panchayat President were present during the felicitation ceremony.
  3. 3. TRF – DEMYSTIFIED November is Rotary Foundation month - emphasising our commitment to the important work accomplished by The Rotary Foundation. Midtown thought of the best way of observing the designated month, the last meeting of the month was slated for a talk on TRF by the “TRF Google” of Midtown Rtn.P.K.Ramakrishna. It is a rare sight to see so many Midtowners flocking on time for the weekly meeting and that too when the topic has something to ponder upon. But brand “Ramki” did wonders and the hall saw a healthy attendance with some rare birds visiting. Rtn.Ramki is well known for his indepth knowledge on TRF, he has been extensively associated with matching grants not only at club level but also at the Dist.3180 level. His commitment is evident from the track history and accomplished projects. First Rtn.Ramki explained the fundamentals of TRF, he explained how The Rotary Foundation started, activities, fund flow pattern and then went on to explain the nuances of Matching grants. Having completed many grants, he opined that anybody willing can take up matching grants. He stressed on the point that the most important factor of a grant is identifying a “contact” who can contribute to the proposed project either individually or through the club. He explained in simple terms how the grants actually work, the ratios, the flow pattern , et al. In his simple but impressive delivery he shared the details of grants. He emphasized that all Rotarians should make good use of online data available and advised to generate contacts who could be potential contributors. Rtn.Ramki wished to do an actual workshop showcasing the entire grant process. Young turks of Midtown were seen busily absorbing the information shared by Rtn.Ramki. Curios about the various aspects of TRF, Midtowners started shooting questions about TRF. In the midst of the Q&A, past Rotarian Subramaniam walked in to the hall with a guest. Mr.Subbu shared details of an initiative by the Traffic Police of Mysore and requested volunteers for the program. Midtown has one of the best resources on TRF, Rtn.Ramki is more than willing to share & mentor members in the area of Matching grants. Thank you sir for the valuable insights. For details on TRF, please visit: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/rotary-foundation Projects photo gallery
  4. 4. The political scenario is now a hornet's nest. INC is baffled, the media is frenzy, people are swept away with the hysteria. The new cabinet of ministers are about to be announced. Wait, what are we talking about?, Midtown was never into main fray politics… Well watch out for the out-of-the box presentation of Venky's team for 2014-15 on Saturday (7th December 2013) at Golf Club (6.30pm). Be there to witness the revolutionary moments. Rotary Information Family Health days help 250,000 in Africa. In 1994, Marion Bunch lost her son to AIDS. It was early on in the U.S. AIDS epidemic, and the stigma surrounding the disease kept her from talking about her son's illness with anyone but family members. Today's Tea Host: Rtn.Rajendra Babu Birthday Wishes Within a year, Bunch, a member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Georgia, USA, proposed an idea to her club, and through Rotary began connecting community and professional leaders who shared a passion for disease prevention. This was the start of Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention (RFHA), a Rotarian Action Group. More details at: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/family-healthdays-help-250000-africa Rotary Quiz Q: Cowboy, desk clerk, marble salesman, actor, merchant, seaman, fruit picker were what? a. Wedding Anniversary Wishes Answer : Option C Rtn.L.M.Manoj Kumar th 7 December The fifth through tenth members of the first Rotary Club b. Classifications not included until after the convention in 1922 c. Paul Harris's job descriptions between 1891 and 1896 d. Occupations not thought to be good material for Rotary membership Next Week Family month Special: Panel discussion on Aarushi murder case & disintegrating family values. (By eminent panellists) Rtn.Pramod Gubbi th 4 December Rtn.M.N.Bheemesh th 6 December Rtn.Rajesh Shah 9th December Date : 11-12-2013 Time : 6.30 pm Venue : RCL Hall, JLB Road Please Attend 1. Is it the TRUTH ? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned ? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ?