Club Administration I
DIRECTOR - RTN JAYSHREE SHENOY
The Committee makes intense efforts to bring in a good mix of distinguished speakers to address the Club at each Regular Meeting covering all the Avenues of Service. They are experts in their field of business such as medicine, finance, law, business, capital markets, etc. Snacks are served prior to each Regular Meeting and all meetings end with dinner.
We have one Spouse Night during a month which ends with Cocktails and Dinner.
Most of the speakers make audio visual Power Point Presentations, which are well received by the members. The attendance percentage has improved in the very first month of the new Rotary Year.
The speakers who addressed the Club are:
4th July, Dr Mohan Iyer, specialist in Epidural Analgesia (painless deliveries) on “De-stressing through Yogic Concepts for a Healthier and Happier Life”.
11th July, Dr Garima Anandani, Head – Clinical Operations, Qi Spine Clinic on “Diagnosis & Treatment of Back Pain – A New Approach”.
18th July, Mr Yatin Pimpale, a BEST Senior Mechanic having an unusual talent for miniaturizing and replicating metal-bodied buses and trains on Presentation on how to make BEST Bus using paper craft.
25th July, Rtn Surendra Kotadia was officially installed as the President of the Club. The Installation Meeting was attended by PDGs, District Dignitaries, Co-Presidents, President of Interact Club of Manav Mandir School, President, President Elect, Vice President and Hon. Secretary of Rotaract Club of Mumbai Downtown, Inner Wheel Members and guests. A Power Point Presentation was shown on the activities proposed to be taken up during the RY 2012-13. DG Rtn Dr Balkrishna Inamdar was the Chief Guest.
1st August, Mr Anant Jhaveri, Professor and HOD - Chemical Engineering, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering, NMIMS gave a humorous talk on "Oral Communication".
8th August was a joint dinner meeting with Rotary Club of Bombay Hanging Gardens at Malabar Hill Club "Mileage" (WIAA). Mr Alyque Padamsee addressed both the Clubs on "Eve Teasing and Sexual Harassment".
22nd August, Rtn Tanveer Hawa, Managing Director of Cresstar Company India Pvt Ltd on "Rotary Friendship Exchange to Brazil".
5th September, Dr Preeti Savardekar noted Dermatologist on “Skin Care”.
12th September, Mrs Mrinalini Kher, Honorary Secretary and Trustee Kherwadi Social Welfare Association showed a Power Point Presentation on “Transformation of Youth – Everybody Deserves a Second Chance”.
26th September, IPS Mr Bhagwant D More, Additional Director General of Police, Railways, Maharashtra State on “Nation Building”.
3rd October, PP Rtn Bankim Khona on “Vocational Service”.
10th October, Dr Nupur Krishnan, Clinical Nutritionist and Director, Nutrition Clinics showed a Power Point Presentation on “Health and Nutrition Management”.
7th November, Mr Amol Hendre, Proprietor of M/s Eventures on “Wildlife Conservation – A need of human life”.
21st November, Mr Kaushal Dalal on “Making a Will”. Kaushal is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner by qualification.
5th December, Dr Vivekanand Rege, Dental Surgeon showed a Presentation on “Regenerative Medicine – Dental Stem-cell Application”.
FELLOWSHIP & FIRESIDE MEETINGS
Fellowship is the second pillar of Rotary after "SERVICE".
Fellowship opportunities are available to the members at the Club meetings, at members homes, at fellowship events, outings and on occasions of joy, grief and illness.
The weekly Club meeting is a special privilege of Rotary membership. It provides the occasion to visit with fellow members, to meet visitors you have not known before and to share your personal friendship with other members.
Each and every Regular Meeting is a fellowship meeting with light snacks being served prior to the Meeting.
The last Wednesday of each month is Spouses’ Night wherein the Meeting ends with Cocktails and Dinner.
Several Rotarians invite their Rotarian friends as well as other members, particularly the new ones for a fellowship evening over lunch or dinner. This helps to develop camaraderie and friendship between not only the Rotarians, but also their families. Fireside Meets and Fellowships at homes have a special warmth inculcating bonding and friendship.
On 31st October our Club Celebrated Navratri Festival with Dandiya Raas at the M.C. Ghia Hall along with our Interactors, Rotaractors and Inner Wheel Members. Live Music was by Hasmukhbhai Dholi Group. On the drums were Hasmukh Dholi and Ramubhai, vocal was by Ami, Shehnai by Dattubhai and Organ Music Player was by Balkrishna. Dress code: Traditional Garba dress or Indian dress. This fellowship event ended with cocktails and dinner.
On 21st October the Club had organized a Fireside Meet at the residence of Rtn Sadiq Hawa from 11 am onwards followed by lunch. PP Rtn Dr Suhas Parikh imparted Rotary Information to the new members on History of Rotary, TRF, Matching Grant Projects. Rtn Shipchandler spoke about his experiences when he was in Rotary Club of Hyderabad and the projects of that Club. Rtn Tanveer Hawa spoke on Friendship Exchange Program.
On 18th December from 6 pm onwards our Club had organized a musical evening – Mr Anil Aquilla and his Group, for the Senior Citizens Group of Marathi Mission’s Nagpada Neighbourhood House followed by light refreshments.
Our Club co-hosted the Second District Felicitation Program for Rtn Subhash Kulkarni, District Governor Nominee (2015-16) held on Thursday, 24th January 2013 from 7 pm onwards at Rooftop, Westend Hotel. DG Rtn Dr Balkrishna Inamdar was the Chief Guest and PDG Rtn Bansi Dhurandhar was the Guest of Honour.
On 23rd February 2013 our Club participated in a mega event to coincide with World Understanding and Peace Day wherein the members visited our International Sister Club – Rotary Club of Colombo, Sri Lanka for a period of four to five days. 14 Sister Clubs from 8 countries also participated.