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The Peninsula Post August 2011 From The Presidents Desk We resume our connect with you to bring to you the happenings at Rotary Club of Bombay Peninsula.

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1 The Peninsula Post August 2011 From The Presidents Desk We resume our connect with you to bring to you the happenings at Rotary Club of Bombay Peninsula. August is designated by Rotary International as Membership Extension Month. Rotary clubs provide excellent opportunity for fellowship, networking, friendship with a difference. These are among pillars of Rotary. Membership extension includes increase in membership strength. All members look for enrichment in membership meaning wider classification, diverse age group, ethnic diversity, different vocations & interests, interesting profiles. This makes the club tick. Our club invites you to introduce people from varied vocations from amongst your friends, geography, community, colleagues, business associates, etc. to the club to further enrich our membership profile. August beacons the start of festivities in India.

2 Chanakyas Leadership Strategies: 04-Aug-11 Shri Viraj Padhariya presented various Chanakyas Leadership strategies and their relevance in todays business organizations. He highlighted and appreciated the multifarious management qualities of Indian ladies amidst their chores.

3 Club Assembly: 11-Aug-11 Our club had the first club assembly wherein various activities being undertaken by the club were discussed. Directors Chairs of various Avenues of Service presented on the projects initiated and being implemented by them. The assembly saw active participation by several members.

4 Independence Day Celebration: 12-Aug-11 Our club has a long time association with SPJ Sadhana School at Sophia College campus, Breach Candy. This school is among the best in Asia for children suffering from cerebral palsy. It has various activities and departments including a full fledged kitchen to teach catering. The children celebrated Independence Day by presenting a skit depicting characters of various leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdeo, Rajguru, Rani Laxmibai, etc. Jasmine Pandya, Swati Sheth & Indra Sethi are volunteering at this institution since several years. PE Anil Jain joined Prez Jay & Asha Toshniwal in the program

5 Rakshabandhan – Bond of Love: 13-Aug-11 Our club continues its over 15 year association with Vatsalya Foundation which has been doing admirable support work for underprivileged street children. It provides them shelter, educational & vocational training, nourishment so that they can have a better quality life. Our members Vishnu & Anuradha Inani with their children and children of Yogesh & Puja Chandak joined Prez Jay & Asha Toshniwal who attended with their children.

6 Krishna Nite: 18-Aug-11: Our members celebrated Janmashtami by presenting Krishna Nite All in all 45 members & Anns participated in the show. The program was attended by over 125 members, Anns, children & guests. Teams presented Birth of Krishna, Childhood of Krishna, Youth of Krishna and Experiences of Krishna by way of skit, dance, drama and bhajans. The team captains duly supported by their co-captains, vice-captains and team members put up the great show Disclaimer: This slide may not be a representative of all teams/members/Anns

7 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars: 25-Aug-11: Our club hosted Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars Ms Sasha Anderson and Ms Hilary Collins from USA. They are studying at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. They presented on their subjects of study, talked about their clubs, culture, country, learnings in India. They were shown around South Mumbai after the meeting.

8 Bhakti Bhavna + Aarti Sandhya: 25-Aug-11 to 01-Sep-11 : Our member PP Jatin Desai invited all members to daily evenings of Bhakti Bhavna bhajans followed by Aarti during the most important Jain festival of Paryushan at the Derasar, Tirupati Apartments, Peddar Road, Mumbai. Paryushan marks the purification of the mind, body & soul and emphasizes on fasting and forgiveness.

9 District News: Aug-11: Inter-District RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) was held at Goa. Miss Medha Dalal, daughter of PP Sanjay & Ruchira Dalal, has been active RYLA participants since few years. She co-ordinated in the event Aug-11: The District Picnic was organized at The Retreat, Madh Island, Malad. 27-Aug-11: Our club co-hosted the District Iftar Party at Hotel Diplomat, Colaba. Rotary Club of Mumbai Downtown was the lead host club along with other co-host Rotary clubs. Prez Jay Toshniwal attended the party.

10 International Service: 25-Aug-11: Our club hosted Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars Ms Sasha Anderson and Ms Hilary Collins from USA. They are studying at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. They were shown around South Mumbai after the meeting. Rtn Ashok Kelkar visited Rotary Club of Wolsey, Ipwich, UK. He talked to the Rotarians in that club highlighting our club projects. He also discussed possibilities of partnering with that club for Global Grant projects. Rtn Anup Taparia and Family visited East Europe. He spoke the President of Rotary Club of Prague in Czech Republic. The Club meets on Friday and since it was already Monday, the meeting could not be attended.

11 Forthcoming Events Sep Sep: No meeting – Ganesh Chaturthi bank holiday 08-Sep: Our club lead hosts alongwith 7 other clubs a joint meeting on DAUD (District At Ur Doorstep). Arrow Sinha Roy speaks on Global Grants and Dilip Vora on FCRA Regisration 15-Sep: Uttam Maheshwari speaks on Miracles of Cow Therapy 22-Sep: FM bole to Radio City 91.1 RJ Archana speaks on RJ – an interesting vocation 25-Sep: Our club holds a Cataract Eye Camp at Simlanagar slum 29-Sep: Debate Aaj ka Upvas – No TV-Mobile-Internet between RC Bombay Queen City V/s RC Bombay Peninsula. Dist Secy Ramon Abrol moderates the debate

12 Rotary Quiz 1.Who is the current RI president-elect? 2. In what year did Paul P. Harris launch the first Rotary club? 3.In what city was the first Rotary club launched? 4.Who were the other three original Rotarians? 5.In what city was the second Rotary club chartered? 6.What is the approximate worldwide membership of Rotary? a) 600,000 b) 900,000 c) 1,200,000 d) 1,500, What is the approximate number of Rotary clubs worldwide? a) 14,000 b) 26,000 c) 31,000 d) 45,000 The Editorial Team thanks Mridu Taparia, daughter of Anup & Seema Taparia for designing & editing this issue of Peninsula Post Editorial Team Kalpana Marda * Asha Toshniwal


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