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  1. 1. Volume II | Issue 01 Rotaract Club of Loyola Community (Sponsored by Rotary Club of Chennai Sun City) 21st Aug 2011 Rotary International District 3230 Ductus Exemplo DD DICTUM DUCTUS The Leader Speaks... factory and warehouse for their trading enterprises. A year later, the British built Fort St George, which became the nucleus of the growing colonial city. Fort St. George housed the Tamil Nadu Assembly until the new Secretariat building was opened in 2010. In 1746, Fort St. George and Madras were captured by the French under General La Bourdonnais, the Governor of Mauritius, who plundered the town and its outlying villages. An old 18th century painting of Fort St George. The British regained control in 1749 through the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle and fortified the Chennai - That Was, That is towns fortress wall to withstand further attacks from the French and another looming The region around Chennai has served as an threat, Hyder Ali, the Sultan of Mysore. important administrative, military, and British forces reisted a French siege attempt economic centre since the 1st century. in 1759. In 1769 the city was threatened by Stone-age implements were found in a pit Mysore before the Treaty of Madras ended near Pallavaram in Chennai. According to the war. By the late 18th century, the British the Archaeological Survey of India, had conquered most of the region around Pallavaram was a megalithic cultural Tamil Nadu and the northern modern-day establishment. states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Rtr. Aditya Mohan establishing the Madras Presidency with President The area was ruled by various South Indian Madras as the capital. Under British rule, the dynasties, notably the Pallava, the Chera city grew into a major urban centre and naval Rtr. Sandhya S. Dynasty, the Chola, the Pandya, and base. Secretary Vijaynagar. The town of Mylapore, now part of Chennai, was once a major Pallavan port. With the advent of railways in India in the The Portuguese arrived in 1522 and built a late 19th century, the thriving urban centre Club Number port called São Tomé after the Christian was connected to other important cities such 88964 apostle, St Thomas, who is believed to have as Bombay and Calcutta, promoting increased preached in the area between 52 and 70 AD. communication and trade with the Chartered on In 1612, the Dutch established themselves hinterland. 26th July 2010 near Pulicat, just north of the city. Madras was the only Indian city to be On 22nd August 1639, Francis Day of the attacked by the Central Powers during World Plot No. 5,6,7 & 8, 1st Cross Street, British East India Company bought a small War I, when an oil depot was shelled by the Pallavan Nagar,Maduravoyal, strip of land on the Coromandel Coast. The German light cruiser SMSEmden on 22 Chennai,Tamil Nadu, region was ruled by Damarla Venkatadri September 1914, as it raided shipping lanes INDIA 600095 in the Indian Ocean, causing disruption to Nayakudu,, the Nayaka of Vandavasi. Hewww.facebook.com/rcloyolacommunity granted the British permission to build a shipping. Such is the history of this great city.www.rcloyolacommunity.blogspot.com rcloyolacommunity@gmail.com 01
  2. 2. DD DUCTUS DICTUM Volume II | Issue 01 President’s Message I deem it my privilege to be penning this message for the Club Newsletter ‘Ductus Dictum’ for two reasons. One, because it is my first message for our club newsletter for this Rotary Year and second because I take care of the responsibility of the Newsletters for the District Rotaract Council. Newsletters are an important component of our Rotaract Clubs because they are the means through which people get to know more about our clubs. Rotaract is a platform for our growth and I urge all members to use Rotaract to the fullest benefit. Let us Reach within to Embrace Humanity while Celebrating our Differences Yours in Rotaract!!! Rtr. Pres. Aditya Mohan Secretary’s Message Warm Greetings!!! It feels great to be a part of our Club Newsletter Ductus Dictum. I have always wanted to be a part of Rotaract from my childhood. It is a dream come true for me. Rotaract helps to mould us as better citizens and gives a lot of opportunity to do something for the community.. It also provides a wide platform for developing our professional skills, increase fellowship and friendship and also fosters teamwork….. So, Lets join hands together and be the Change Makers for creating a better community !!! Rtr. Sandhya S. Editorial Board MessageGreetings from the Editorial Board of the Rotaract Club of Loyola Community!The constant endeavor of the Club is to improve in each activity we do. The EB has tried to do the same with DuctusDictum.We sincerely hope that reading this newsletter is a pleasant experience. Please get back to us with your suggestions.RegardsEditorial BoardRotaract Club of Loyola Community The Club thanks the District Rotaract Council for Recognising the Efforts of the Club through 8 Awards (The 3rd Highest Number of Awards won by any Club in R.I. District 3230)02
  3. 3. DD DUCTUS DICTUM Volume II | Issue 01 2010-11: The Year Gone By AWARDS WON BY THE CLUB FOR 2010-11 1. Emerging Club of the Year 2010-11 Best Project in 2. Community Service : Footwalkers 3. Club Service : Pongal Celebration 4. International Service:2010-11 was an eventful year for the Rotaract Club of Loyola Community. The Club wasChartered on 26th July 2010. The year saw a whole host of activities conducted by the Twin Club AgreementsClub in all the major avenues of service. 5. Rtr.Pres. Aditya MohanThe year was special because an identity called Loyola Community was created and all : Outstanding Presidentmembers of the club are working together to develop and preserve that identity.It mustbe noted that no achievement is complete without struggle, the Club also went through a 6. Rtr.Pres. Aditya Mohanlot of challenging circumstances to emerge as a Club worth its reputation. and Rtr. PrabhooN.M. :The movement has embraced the Club with open arms and the Club is greatly thankful to Best President andall those who were instrumental behind its success. The constant endeavor of the Secretary Combo AwardRotaract Club of Loyola Community is to live upto the expectations of its well-wishers andto constantly increase the bar. 7. Rtr. IPP. Praveen T.V.:Awards, rewards and recognition are an integral component of ones life. Similarly, the Star of Rotaract AwardClub bagged the 3rd Highest number of Awards in R.I. District 3230 apart from thePrestigious Presidential Citation from Rotary International. 8 Awards were a real surprise 8. Rtr. Britto Manohar :and the Club would like to place on record its thanks to the District Rotaract Council 10-11 Star of Rotaract Awardlead by Rtr. Suresh Manoharan and its Awards Committee chaired by Rtr. PDRR. PrassannaR. for finding Loyola Community worthy of the recognitions.The main thing to remember here is that Awards are just a simple reflection of ouractions. We must keep our focus on performance rather than the Awards. These wouldnaturally follow our good deads and actions.The effort of the Club in 2011-12 would be to retain the good practices in the Club andimproving upon shortcomingsLet us Reach Within to Embrace HumanityLet us Celebrate our Differences The Rotaract Club of Loyola Community congratulates its Parent Club Rotary Club of Chennai Sun City for recieving The Most Supportive Rotary Club Award from District Rotaract Council, R.I. District 3230 03
  4. 4. DD DUCTUS DICTUM Volume II | Issue 01 2010-11: The Year Gone By in Photos04