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1 From the Presidents desk: The month of May each year is the Holiday month with many Rotarians going abroad and in India leaving handful members to attend the meetings and activities. It also offers opportunity for our members to visit Rotary clubs in different countries during their travel schedule. We hosted Dr. Nupur Krishnan, Clinical Nutritionist who added knowledge of members regarding the clinical aspects of nutrition. She provided an informative write up which was circulated to members. We also hosted Rtn Gopal Mandhania, Avenue Chair (RYLA, RYPEN) who gave a very interesting talk on Begin with the End in Mind. It highlighted the goal orientation of life.Our club organized the movie DEPARTMENT at Inox which was well attended. IThe 4th Club Assembly saw active participation of members who also approved the Budget for Our club had opportunity to meet Maharashtra Government Home Minister Shri R.R.Patil on 11-May-12 alongwith RC Bombay Hanging Garden, Bay View, Queen City. Shri RR Patil commended Rotarys community service efforts and invited Rotary to take up various projects and assured full support from the administration. As a beginning, our club is sponsoring few plastic water tanks of 2000 litres for drought hit areas in Sangli district. We are also trying to organize a members meeting with him in the near future. Our club participated in the Rotary International Convention at Bangkok from 6th to 9th May President Jay Toshniwal, Vijay Zanwar and 1 guest represented our club strength. Over 36,000 delegates from over 175 countries attended the convention. The Host Organising Committee arranged the logistics, arrangements in a splendid manner with volunteers everywhere including at BTS stations ever ready to help. Our District was declared as the BEST DISTRICT in the Rotary World and Prez Samir Javeri of RC Bombay Bayview was declared BEST PRESIDENT in the Rotary World. Our congratulations to DG Vijay Jalan and Prez Samir Javeri. We get ready to the final month of this Rotary year and look forward to your active participation. We also invite you to the Presidential Awards Shukriya evening with entertainment at C K Naidu hall, CCI club on from 8 pm onwards, an evening with high spirits. Jay Toshniwal President The Peninsula Post May 2012

2 RIP Kalyan Banerjees message: (May 2012) My dear brothers and sisters in Rotary. When we talk about building membership, we all recognize that welcoming a new member into a Rotary club is only the beginning of our task. To turn a new club member into a committed Rotarian, much more is necessary – and the first step is helping that new member to get involved. Every Rotarian in every club should know that he or she is not only needed but relied upon. Every Rotarian should have a job within the club – a role to play. After all, why we are in Rotary? We are here to make a difference. Yes, we enjoy our Rotary service, but that is not enough if we are to make Rotary a priority week after week, year after year. The knowledge that we are having an impact, that we are changing lives – that is what keep us going, no matter what other demands may compete for our time. And this is why all of us, however long we have been in Rotary, must always be striving to grow as Rotarians – to find new ways to help others, and to bring about all the positive change we possibly can. For this, more than anything, is what makes our Rotary service worthwhile. Whether we are new members or old ones, each of us can find ways to become more involved in Rotary service – at the club level, the district level and beyond Rotarian Action Groups are a wonderful opportunity to put specific expertise or interests to work in a way that brings Rotarians from every part of the Rotary world together for a common goal. Whether your passion is water and sanitation issues, or micro-credit or blindness prevention – whether you want to volunteer your dental skills or help organize blood drives – chances are there is a Rotarian Action Group for you. And if not, why not organize yourself? You can learn more about Rotarian Action Groups at Rotary is and always has been an organization based on its clubs. The purpose of Rotary International is not to direct its clubs, but to connect, inform and support them. Where and how each club, and each Rotarian, chooses to serve, is ultimately the decision of each one alone. So follow your own ambition and your own vision. Open your eyes to the challenges in our world, and use the strength you have through Rotary to find ways to overcome them. Every one of us has so much potential, and can achieve so much when we Reach Within to Embrace Humanity. Yours in Rotary, Kalyan Banerjee R. I. President,

3 Healthy through Diet: 03-May-12 Dr. Nupur Krishnan, Clinical Nutritionist enlightened members on various clinical aspects of nutrition. She also mailed an educative write-up for all members. She highlighted the methods and timing of absorption of various nutrients by the body and appropriate times to eat the respective nutrients.

4 4th Club Assembly & Budget : 24-May-12: Our club had its 4th Club Assembly for the year under chairmanship of AGE Nitin Doshi who appreciated our club working and gave constructive observations. The Assembly discussed working of the club in various spheres. The Assembly discussed the proposed budget for which was passed after lively discussion.

5 Begin with the End in Mind: 31-May-12: Avenue Chair Rtn Gopal Mandhania presented a very informative talk on the need for Goal setting by each person and who there is need to align actions to achieving the goals. The talk was very thought provoking and capable of being implemented.

6 Community Service (Medical): Our club continued to support Dr. Mona Shah for examination and cataract eye surgery at Municipal Eye Hospital, Near Do Taki, Grant Road (E), Mumbai. Project initiated by Rtn Ketan Manek, Gopal Dave & Pankaj Vora.

7 Community Service (Non-Medical): On 11-May-12 our club had meeting with State Home Minister Shri RR Patil and discussed various projects. The meeting was attended by Prez Jay Toshniwal and PE Anil Jain Pursuant to appeal, our club has sponsored 2 water tanks of 2000 litres for drought affected areas in Sangli. More projects are planned for future. District News: 1)TRF Seminar: 24-May-12 Prez Jay Toshniwal and PE Anil Jain attended the TRF Seminar at Hotel Ritz.

8 International Services : 23 May 2012 Our Dir. Club Admin Rtn Anup Taparia and Ann Seema Taparia visited The Rotary Club of Jumeirah, Dubai. He exchanged club flag. He also met Rtn Anne Mathews, Trustee (TRF). She spoke very high of Rotary services in India and of Mrs. Rajshree Birla for the contributions. There were 12 visiting Rotarians from many parts of the world.

9 Rotary International Convention 2012: Bangkok: Our District 3140 was declared the Best District in the Rotary World by RIP Kalyan Banerjee. Congratulations to DG Vijay Jalan and the entire District Team. Prez Samir Javeri of RC Bombay Bayview was declared among the Best President in the Rotary World. Congratulations to Samir and the entire club. Rotary raised US$215.7 million – in response to challenge of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation US$ 355 million matching grant for polio-eradication. India is no longer polio-endemic. Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan and recent outbreaks in China, Congo and Tajikistan require Rotary support.

10 Mrs. Rajashree Birla has contributed over US$ 4.2 million for polio-eradication. Our club was represented at Rotary International Convention at Bangkok from 6th to 9th May 2012 by Prez Jay Toshniwal, Vijay Zanwar and 1 guest. Interacted with several Rotarians across the world. Exchanged club flags with them. Got opportunity to discuss club projects under Global grant and on joint basis.

11 Some more clicks in Bangkok… Attending a RI convention should be a dream of every Rotarian as it provides an opportunity to meet Rotarians from different nationalities and opportunities to make friends across the world.

12 Family News: Ritu, daughter of Rtn Anup & Seema Taparia got engaged to Shri Aditya Bagree on 30th May All members of RC Bombay Peninsula convey our heartfelt best wishes to the young couple. Celebration time!!

13 Rotary Club of Bombay Peninsula JUNE 2012 EVENTS 07 th June: The noble act of Organ Donation. Mrs. Unnati Lohade, Counsellor, Nanavati Hospital for organ donation speaks. 14 th June: Your Turn Now. Mr. Rushabh Turakhia, a great motivational speaker speaks to us and present a new facet to look at life. 21 st June: Club Shukriya & Presidential Awards Nite. We present the President Awards for Attendance, Special support and activity with an evening of entertainment. Venue: CK Naidu Hall, CCI Club from 8 pm onwards. An evening in high spirits. 28 th June: No Meeting in view of District Shukriya celebrations of ForceXI year at Hotel Mehula Fern, Hiranandani, Powai. This edition is created and designed by Mridu Taparia, daughter of Rtn Anup Taparia and Seema Taparia.

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