Dear Fellow Rotarians
The year has indeed begun very well. We started the year with a big bang with a grand installation Program. The induction of 10 new members out of which 6 are lady members was icing on the cake.
We resolved our Club’s Theme to be the 3S as SWATCHATA, SAKCHARTA, SURAKSHA. I am happy to see involvement of new Rotarians and improvement in attendance in the last 3 months.
In terms of projects, we have done fairly well and have made a mark in the society and Rotary world. The self-defense campaign undertaken by us for school and community kids has been one of its kind in the Rotary and got a mention of it in the RI representative’s speech at our District conference. It’s a big honor to our club. December was the month of intense club activity. We organized the thalassemia awareness program and Blood donation camp at DAV school and collected a whopping 93 units of blood for thalassemia patients. Next came the first of its kind, “The Boat Race At Upvan Lake” was a big hit and a very good PR activity by our club. The awareness program at the Thane Upvan festival also saw many new inquisitive citizens of thane interested in knowing more about Rotary. Our joy broke all boundaries when we hosted the Talk show of Shri. Devdutt Pattanaik. This was his maiden speech in Thane. The gratitude showered on us by the audience, for the thought of inviting and arranging the show was soul satisfying. It was a big team effort and all my club members made it happen.
Our Board of Directors are all very dedicated & motivated towards Rotary and have promised their commitment to serve not only the Club, or Rotary, but the entire community in need of a helping & a guiding hand.
Friends, theme for the year “Rotary: Making a Difference” is so apt and we all are making that difference to the few lives of the people from the community whom we serve and also to our own. I hope and am sure that I shall continue to receive even more support with the greater degree of passion & dedication you all have shown till now.
Yours in Rotary,
Rtn. Preeti Khandelwal
Club President 2017-18