Published on March 12, 2014
February 2014 Rtn. S. GururajRtn. S. Gururaj District GovernorDistrict Governor Rtn. S. Gururaj District Governor Rtn. Ron D. BurtonRtn. Ron D. Burton RI PresidentRI President Rtn. Ron D. Burton RI President Governor’s Monthly Letter RI Dist. 3180 From The Governor's Desk DwäÃAiÀÄ gÉÆÃlj «ÄvÀægÉ, £ÀªÀÄUÉ®è w½¢gÀÄªÀAvÉ ¥sóÉ§æªÀj 23 gÉÆÃljAiÀÄ ºÀÄlÄÖºÀ§âzÀ ¢£À. EA¢UÉ gÉÆÃljAiÀÄÄ vÀ£Àß 109 ªÀµÀðUÀ¼À ªÀÄ£ÀÄPÀÄ® ¸ÉÃªÉAiÀÄ£ÀÄß ¥ÀÇgÉÊ¹ ªÀÄÄ£ÀßqÉAiÀÄÄwÛzÉ. ¥sóÉ§æªÀj wAUÀ¼À£ÀÄß "«±Àé w¼ÀÄªÀ½PÁ ªÀiÁ¸À" JAzÀÄ UÀÄgÀÄw¹gÀÄªÀÅzÀÄ CvÀåAvÀ ¸ÀªÀÄAd¸À. £ÀªÀÄä f¯ÉèAiÀÄ C£ÉÃPÀ PÀè§ÄâUÀ¼ÀÄ MlÄÖUÀÆr ªÀ®AiÀÄ ªÀÄlÖzÀ°è F ¸ÀAzÀ¨sÀðªÀ£ÀÄß ¸ÀªÀÄAiÉÆÃavÀ ªÀÄvÀÄÛ CjªÀÅ ªÀÄÆr¸ÀÄªÀ PÁAiÀÄðPÀæªÀÄUÀ¼À ªÀÄÆ®PÀ DZÀj¸ÀÄwÛgÀÄªÀÅzÀÄ £À£ÀUÉ ºÉªÉÄä J¤¹zÉ. £À£Àß zÀÈ¶ÖAiÀÄ°è ¥Àæ¥ÀAZÀªÀ£ÀÄß CjvÀÄ £ÀqÉAiÀÄÄªÀ PÁAiÀÄð £ÀªÀÄä ªÀÄ£É ºÉÆ¹Û°¤AzÀ¯ÉÃ ¥ÁægÀA¨sÀªÁUÀÄvÀÛzÉ. ¥ÀæwAiÉÆ§âgÀÆ ªÉÆzÀ°UÉ vÀªÀÄä PÀÄlÄA§ ªÀUÀðzÀªÀgÀ£ÀÄß, CPÀÌ¥ÀPÀÌzÀªÀgÀ£ÀÄß ªÀÄvÀÄÛ ¸ÀÄvÀÛ°£ÀªÀgÀ£ÀÄß ¦æÃw, UËgÀªÀ¢AzÀ PÁtÄªÀÅzÁzÀgÉ £Á«gÀÄªÀ eÁUÀªÉÃ ¸ÀéUÀðªÁUÀÄvÀÛzÉ. «±ÀéªÁå¦ ¸ÀA¸ÉÜAiÀÄ ¸ÀzÀ¸ÀågÁzÀ £ÀªÀÄUÉ ¸ÀªÀiÁdzÀ d£ÀgÀ£ÀÄß MUÀÆÎr¸ÀÄªÀ dªÁ¨ÁÝj EzÉ. gÉÆÃljAiÀÄ°è vÉÆqÀV¹PÉÆAqÀÄ §zÀÄPÀ£ÀÄß ¥ÀjªÀwð¸ÀÄªÀ°è MmÁÖV zÀÄrAiÉÆÃt. ±ÀÄ¨sÁ±ÀAiÀÄUÀ¼ÉÆA¢UÉ, ¤ªÀÄäªÀ, J¸ï.UÀÄgÀÄgÁeï DearFriendsinRotary, rd We all know that 23 February is Rotary's birthday. Rotary will complete 109 years of service to mankind. February is aptly designated as “World Understanding Month”. I am happy to note that our clubs are joining hands with other clubs in various zones of our District to celebrate this event jointly by creating awareness and related projects. In my opinion, World Understanding starts from our doorsteps. If everyone can love and respect our family members first, and our neighbors and people in our surroundings and society, the place where we live will become heaven. As members and leaders of a universal organizationlikeRotary,wehavearesponsibilitytobringcohesivenessamongthecommunity. LetusallworktogethertoEngageRotaryChangeLives. WithWarmRegards, Yours S. Gururaj UÀªÀgÀßgï ¸ÀAzÉÃ±À Past District Governor Rtn. Sadananda Chatra (RC Kundapura South) has assumed the position of District Rotary Foundation Chair - RI District 3180, with immediate effect. PDG Chatra as District Governorduring2006-07hadbrokenallrecordsinFoundationGivings. Contact details: Mob: 97402 29999 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PDG Sadananda Chatra takes over as DRFC
2 RI President's Message - February 2014 Itwas109yearsagothismonththatPaulHarrisandthreeofhisfriendsfoundedthefirstRotaryclub.Hisgoalwas simple:tocreateanoasisoffriendshipamidacityofstrangers,withthosewhosharedhisvalues Over time, the philosophy of Rotary developed and matured, and Rotarian ideals expanded to include service, vocational ethics, and international understanding. As Rotary grew and spread, Paul Harris envisioned a world in whichconflictwouldultimatelymeltaway–aworldwherepersonalconnectionsandacceptanceofdifferenceswouldrelegatewar to history. If people could only come together in a spiritof friendship and tolerance,he felt,they would soon realize howmuch they hadincommon. Paul Harris was fortunate in his lifetime to see the Rotary idea take hold and establish itself in dozens of countries around the world. Every week, in 34,000 communities, his vision lives on in every Rotary club meeting. But nowhere in the world does Paul Harris'visiontakelifeasvividlyasitdoesatourannualRotaryInternationalconvention. At a convention, for a few short days, we see the world as Paul Harris imagined it: a world where men and women from every corner of the globe come together, to build peace, to serve others, and simply to enjoy one another's company. Differences of background, politics, culture, and religion are woven together, all part of one bright tapestry. It is an unforgettable experience, one thatJettaandIlookforwardtoeveryyear.Everyconventionisdifferent,andeveryonebecomesamemorythatwecherish. This year, I will have the tremendous privilege of presiding over the 105th Rotary International Convention in Sydney, 1-4 June. Sydney is a vibrant international hub, a gateway between East and West, and a wonderfully appropriate city to host a Rotary convention. It is tremendously diverse, rich in culture and history, and one of my favorite cities to visit; at once exciting and relaxed, itisaplacewhereIknowIwillalwaysfeelathome–andalwaysfindsomethingnewtoseeanddo. In 2014, Rotary members will gather to say G'day from Sydney. We will come together as friends and Rotarians, to reach out to the world and to one another, in an environment where all are welcome. I hope you will join us as we celebrate our successes, look to the future, and discover new ways to Engage Rotary, Change Lives. ASSISTANT GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE Dear Friends in Rotary, As Rotarians, we have the onerous responsibility of making the dreams of Rotary come true. Even as the intentions are clear, much of it depends upon the Rotarians' ability to execute the projects at club level. It is heartening to note that almost all the clubs have gone into projects during the year on strengthening literacy, ending of Polio and other dreaded diseases, supporting community development programs, etc. While some clubs excelled in variety, many more were busy with the intensity of their projects. Now it is time for all the clubs to take stock of their activities and achievements over the year, as Rotary is evaluated by our activities in Community Service. Concentrate on the areas which remain unfulfilled and on such other thrust areas for the remaining months of the year. Instead of treading the beaten path, exercising creative and original methods to realize Rotary goals ought to be encouraged and implemented with a new vigor and collective participation. With the experience gained over the period and with cooperation, motivation, and zeal, let us all join hands, Engage Rotary and change the society we live in and make our RI President's dream theme of “Engage Rotary and Change Lives” come true. The dictum that never fails to work is: "No matter how good your intention is, people see your presentation. No matter how good your presentation is, God sees your intention." Let us in Rotary do justice to both - intention and presentation. Rtn. B. N. Ramesh Assistant Governor Zone-9 Ron D. Burton President, Rotary International Dear fellow Rotarians, On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Rotary, here are a few simplethoughtstomullover. Inourmeetings,therecouldbeinteractivesessions rather than speeches. This would lead to more involvement and participation, and more lively collaboration. Let individual members express themselves and participate in Rotary in their own way – in any area of focus or avenue of service – as the case may be. We can have more joint sessions with Rotarians of other clubs. We can have regular mentoring sessions with our youngsters – annetts, rotaractors, interactors – so that they identify their career goals and take firm initial steps. They are all potential Rotarians. Based on our local culture, ecosystem and requirements, our projects can have their own area of focus. We can improve the image of Rotary further, by highlighting the projects through differentmediaandwordofmouth. The Rotary Wheel is a symbol of progress. Let us growwithRotaryandtogetherscalegreaterheights. Arun B.R. District Editor RID 3180 Editor's Take
3 On February 23, Rotarians all over the th world celebrate the 109 birthday of Rotary and renew their commitment to Service above Self. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROTARY! “LIGHT UP ROTARY”, says RI President-elect Huang RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang was inspired by the teachings of ChinesephilosopherConfuciouswhosaid:"Itisbettertolightasinglecandle,thantositandcursethedarkness." "There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark," Huang told the 537 district governors and their spouses and partnerswhoareattendingthe2014InternationalAssemblyinSanDiego,California. "The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one.Together,welightuptheworld,"saidHuang,whoisamemberoftheRotaryClubofTaipeiinTaiwan. After announcing his theme at the opening session of the five-day training meeting, Huang urged club members to Light Up Rotary in the coming year by hosting a Rotary Day in their community and including local Rotaract and Interact members in their serviceprojects. "HowyouLightUpRotaryisuptoyou,"Huangsaid."Youknowwhereyouarestrong,youknowwhatyourcommunityneeds, andyouknowhowyoucanhelp." Huang also shared his membership development goals, including the need for more women and young adults and his goal to increase membership to a total of 1.3 million members. He asked Rotarians to invite their spouses, family members, and friends tojoinRotary. "Weneedtoassumeleadershipforbuildingstrongclubs,andthatstartswithbringinginnewmembers,"hesaid. Addressing the status of the fight against polio, Huang noted that with the current momentum Rotary is on track to achieve full polio eradication by 2018. "When we eradicate polio — and we will — we will have proved ourselves an organization capable of great things. And we'll be even better equipped for the next challenge we choose to take on. We'll have given the world a gift thatwillendureforever,"hesaid. By continuing to fight against polio, setting an example in local communities, and growing membership, Huang hopes to see Rotaryshinebrighterthanever. “Light Up Rotary is our theme, but it is more than our theme. It is how we live in Rotary, how we think in Rotary, how we feel, howwework,"Huangsaid."Itishowwemakeadifference—everyday,ineveryclub,everydistrict,andeverycountrywherewe serve."
Training Seminar for Assistant Governors & District Team The Assistant Governor Training Seminar and District Team Training Seminar was successfully held on the Feb 22nd and Feb23rdatRotaryGLSabhabhavan,Puttur. InagurationwasbyRtn.SooryaprakashBhatDistrictCounsellor2014-15. Dignitaries present were Rtn. Nagendran S. District Trainer 2014-15, Rtn. S. Gururaj DG, Rtn. Dr. Bhaskar S. DGE, Rtn. Dr. BharatheshA.DGN,Rtn.D.S.RaviDGND,amongothers Rotasia Mysooru – South East Asian R o t a r a c t o r ' s Conference, was hosted by RID 3180, for the First time, in Mysore, at Silent Shores. The event was inaugurated on 31.01.14andthevaledictorywasheldon02.02.14. Around 1200 delegates from Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Afghanistan and across India, participated in the event. The four days' event included DRR's Recognition, District Presentations, Discussion on Various LeadershipandLifeskills,TalkonLegacyofMysoreDynasty-Shri Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, Youth - Law – Parliament Dialogue, Visit to Palace, Musical Performance by Sivamani and Stephen Devassy, Dance, Singing and Rock band Performances. Along with Rotaract Quiz, Lucky Rotaractors, Mr and Miss Rotasiawerealsoconducted. The conference provided a platform for Rotaractors from 28 districts to present their cause, and exhibit their cultural, social and regional talents. The participants learned loads of Historical andTouristinformationaboutMysoreanditssurroundings. DRRRtr.RajeevpresidedattheconferenceandtheChairman of the event was PDRR Rtn. Abhinandan Shetty. Rotarians and Rotaractors participated in huge numbers and organized the event'smostchallengingendeavor. 4 Communication from DG DearPresidents, You are aware of the Resolution moved by the Rotary club of Mangalore Hillside. The Dist. Resolution Chair Rtn. B. S. Ravikumar and the Governor had informedthatsucharesolutioncannotbepassedinthe fitness of existingRotary Code of Policy.The matterwas referred to South Asia office Delhi and also to the RI Board. We are publishing the RI Board's response for your reference. The South Asia office had also given similarresponse.Thisisforyourkindinformation. - Gururaj S., DG 3 February 2014 Geethanand Pai, President Rotaryclubof MangaloreHill-Side,India 502 Veera Vittal Apt. Near T.V. Ramanpai Hall Kunialbail Mangalore 575003 Karnataka, India Dear President Geethanand, Thank you for your petition requesting the RI Board to amend the minimum criteria for the selection of assistant governors and revoke the sole authority of the district governor-elect to appoint them. The Board reviewedthismatteratitsJanuary2014meeting. The Board recognized that some districts may wish to consider additional qualifications for candidates for the role of assistant governor, which are acceptable to the clubs in the region. However, the Board declined to accept your recommendation for altering the minimum criteria for selection of assistant governors and reaffirmed the sole authorityof thegovernor-electtoappointthem. The Board also expressed its hope that District Governor Gururaj would address your club's concerns in accordance with the District LeadershipPlanas enumeratedintheRotaryCodeof Policies. Sincerely, John Hewko Cc: S. Gururaj, District Governor 3180 P.T. Prabhakar, Director, RI JatinderSingh, ClubandDistrictSupport, SouthAsiaOffice,RI John P. Hewko General Secretary T + 1-847-866-3431 F +1-847-556-2198 email@example.com
5 Message from District Awards Committee Chairman and Community Service Director Dear Rotarian President, More than half the Rotary year 2013-14 is over and it is time for stock-taking by all of us. Community Service is the heartbeat of Rotary and society judges us by our activities in Community Service. As the District Director of Community Service this year, I request you to concentrate on the thrust areas of community service in our district this year 1. Rotary Community Corps 2. Environment and Preserve Planet Earth 3. Women Empowerment 4. Areas of focus of the Rotary Foundation's future vision plan (which are the District Projects this year) a. Peace and Conflict Resolution b. Disease Prevention and Treatment c. Water and Sanitation d. Maternal and Child Health e. Basic Education and Literacy f. Economic and Community Development Please concentrate on the thrust areas in the remaining part of the year and make the year memorable. The Awards Evaluation booklet for the year 2013-14 has already been delivered to you. In the capacity of the DistrictAwardsCommitteeChairman,Irequestyoutogothroughthebookletpagebypageandfilluptheevaluation sheets with the necessary supporting documents. These booklets would have to be handed over to the Assistant Governorofyourzoneby10.04.2014.Pleasebidfortheawardssincerely.Ihopethatyourclubwouldcomeoutwith flyingcoloursintheAwardsevaluationthisyear. Yours in Rotary, IPDG MPHF Rtn. Dr. B. Devdas Rai RI District 3180 Awards Committee Chairman and District Community Service Director 2013-14 Award of Honour to Indian President President Pranab Mukherjee received Rotary International's highest award — Award of Honour — a recognition for heads of nations or governments who have rendered unique service to humanity and served theircountriesandpeople. As India celebrates its victory over polio — completing three years without any case of the debilitating infection —the nation becomes entitled to polio-free certification by the World Health Organisation in March. “After this historic victory of humankind where millions of lives have been saved through tireless efforts of many, we have to take care of neighbours also. We should commit ourselves to creating a polio-free world,”MrMukherjeesaidatafunctionmarkedtocelebratetheday. Forthcoming District Event: District PETS & SETS - April 5th and 6th at Manipal RI Exchange Rates for Mar 2014 Country Currency Per US$ US$ eqvt. India INR 62.00 0.01612903 Polio Update NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION DAY PULSE POLIO IMMUNIZATION: 23-02-2014 POLIO SUNDAY Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization, said, “India has showntheworldthatthereisnosuchthingasimpossible.Thisislikelythegreatest lesson,andthegreatestinspirationfortherestoftheworld.”Sheattributedthisto world-classhealthsurveillancesystemsinIndia.
6 Gallery: Rotary in Action Free Eye Testing camp 13 - day Patanjali Yoga Shibira - 120 people RC Hassan Mid-townRC Hassan Mid-townRC Hassan Mid-town RC KatpadyRC KatpadyRC Katpady RC KrishnarajanagarRC KrishnarajanagarRC Krishnarajanagar RC KoteshwaraRC KoteshwaraRC Koteshwara RC KrishnarajanagarRC KrishnarajanagarRC Krishnarajanagar RC Hungarcutta-SasthanaRC Hungarcutta-SasthanaRC Hungarcutta-Sasthana Road Safety Week Janapada Ulisi Belesi at Rotary School Vocational Guidance Program RC KoteshwaraRC KoteshwaraRC Koteshwara Free Blood Test Center RC BannurRC BannurRC Bannur Meeting Day at School RC BannurRC BannurRC Bannur Toilets constructed for poor & deserving Donation of books and utensils to school kids Honor to Mujaeed Alam - service to plantation community RC ArehallyRC ArehallyRC Arehally
7 Special Wheel Chair to Sneha Kirana Free medicine distribution RC KushalnagarRC KushalnagarRC Kushalnagar RC MysoreRC MysoreRC Mysore RC ShirvaRC ShirvaRC Shirva RC Mysore NorthRC Mysore NorthRC Mysore North RC ChannagiriRC ChannagiriRC Channagiri RC Misty Hills MadikeriRC Misty Hills MadikeriRC Misty Hills Madikeri Road Safety Awareness Camp Donation of refrigerator to Wildlife Research Institute National Immunisation Day RC Mysore NorthRC Mysore NorthRC Mysore North Polio Program inaugurated by Dist Surgeon RC KushalnagarRC KushalnagarRC Kushalnagar Polio NID I RC SaklaspurRC SaklaspurRC Saklaspur Inter-High School Patriotic Songs competition Bone Mineral Density camp at Govt General Hospital Family Day RC Kundapura MidtownRC Kundapura MidtownRC Kundapura Midtown
(for internal circulation only) Edited by: Rtn. Arun B.R. and Rtn. Aacha Ashoka Kumara, Printed at Tech Prints, Mysore. Published by: DG Rtn. S. Gururaj Dental checkup camp Donation of Uniform to kids fo Govt HP School RC KonandurRC KonandurRC Konandur RC KoppaRC KoppaRC Koppa RC Koppa RuralRC Koppa RuralRC Koppa Rural RC SringeriRC SringeriRC Sringeri RC Mysore MidtownRC Mysore MidtownRC Mysore Midtown RC HanubalRC HanubalRC Hanubal Donation of Water Drums to Anganawadi Center Free Dental awareness & checkup camp Farmers Training Camp RC KoteshwaraRC KoteshwaraRC Koteshwara Dental treatment camp RC NitteRC NitteRC Nitte Cancer detection camp RC SringeriRC SringeriRC Sringeri Blood grouping & donation camp Soofi Trust Special School visit Medical checkup camp RC ChannagiriRC ChannagiriRC Channagiri
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