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'
· Builds world understanding and peace.
· Improves international solidarity and
· Contributes to membership growth.
· Contributes to diversity of age, gender,
race, ethnicity, culture, religion and
· Improves Rotary's public image.
· Strengthens clubs and their
commitment to service.
How do we care for fellow Rotarians like
· Remember birthdays and
· Assist when they are sick, lonely, or
· Share their grief during and after a
death in the family.
· Celebrate at births, weddings, etc.
How do we involve our own families in
· 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
· 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
· 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
· Christmas parties, change-over
· 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. .
Dental checkup camp
Career guidance program
Vinyas RCC in
RMM and IDA
organized a free
Dental Checkup Camp
students on 30th November 2013.
Rtn.Narendra inaugurated the camp &
handed over the camp
materials to IDA on
behalf of Rotary
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Today's Tea Host:
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:
Q: Cowboy, desk clerk, marble salesman, actor,
merchant, seaman, fruit picker were what?
Wedding Anniversary Wishes
Answer : Option C
The fifth through tenth members of the first
b. Classifications not included until after the
convention in 1922
c. Paul Harris's job descriptions between 1891 and
d. Occupations not thought to be good material for
Family month Special:
Panel discussion on Aarushi murder case &
disintegrating family values. (By eminent panellists)
Date : 11-12-2013
Time : 6.30 pm
Venue : RCL Hall, JLB Road
1. Is it the TRUTH ?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned ?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all