ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 3150
GOVERNOR’S MONTHLY LETTER
JULY 2017 ISSUE - 1
Ian HS Riseley J Abraham
RI President District Governor
DG with our Trendsetter AGs
Rotary International President’s Message
Ian HS Riseley
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
There are as many reasons to come to Rotary as there are Rotarians – maybe even a few more. But
each of us has stayed in Rotary because it adds something to our own lives. Through Rotary, we are
Making a Difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference
Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people: to become ambitious in
the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily
What kind of difference Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians make through their service will always
be their own decision. As an organization, we are guided by the three strategic priorities our Board
has set in our strategic plan: to support and strengthen our clubs, to focus and increase our
humanitarian service, and to enhance Rotary's public image and awareness.
In the year ahead, our clubs will have the support of a greatly augmented array of online tools,
including a refreshed Rotary.org, a simplified Rotary Foundation grant application process, an
improved My Rotary experience, and a rebuilt Rotary Club Central. As we look to strengthen our
clubs, two specific challenges stand out in our membership: our gender balance and our average
age. To keep our clubs strong, we need to build a membership that reflects the communities we
serve and that will continue to develop knowledgeable leaders for generations to come.
For many years, one idea has stood at the heart of all our service: sustainability. Sustainable service
means our work continues to have a positive impact long after Rotary's direct involvement has
ended. We don't dig wells and walk away; we make sure communities can maintain and repair those
wells. If we build a clinic, we make sure that clinic has a way to keep running without ongoing
support from us. And when it comes to polio, we aren't working to contain it; we're working to end it.
Eradicating polio is the ultimate in sustainable service. It is an investment that will yield not just a
long-lasting but a permanent benefit, on a global scale. It is and must remain our No. 1 priority until
the job is done.
For 112 years, Rotary has made a difference to more lives, in more ways, than we can ever count or
will ever know. Today, each of us bears a torch, its flame lit by Paul Harris, that has been passed
forward from generation to generation, in Rotary: Making a Difference.
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District Governor’s Message
Dear Rotary Leader,
The Rotary Year has just started and we are all geared up for "Making the Difference".
It is a great honor and privilege to lead the district with 3500+ Rotarians who are leaders in their
profession. We have a wonderful legacy of leadership and achievements for our district and as it
always happens in Rotary, we strive to surpass the good work done by past leaders. I am confident
that every Rotarian in this district would join me in this journey and at the end of the year when we
look back, we should feel proud of the journey.
Individual effort, when well directed, can accomplish much, but the greatest good would necessarily
come from the combined efforts of group of like-minded people. Individual efforts may be tuned to
individual needs but combined efforts should be dedicated to the service of mankind. The strength of
combined effort knows no limitation. This is the power of Rotary which has kept the organization
going strong for the past 112+ years.
Governor's Monthly Letter is an important tool for the DG to reach every Rotarian in the District. It
acts as a two way tool, one for the clubs to report their accomplishments and the other for the
district to communicate important matters. We are trying to simplify the process for clubs to submit
their event/project details so that our good work is visible to every Rotarian in the District and also
the whole world. Please await some exciting changes coming up to make our district a front runner in
adopting new technology.
I sincerely request every club to report all their good work to us on time which would motivate others
to do more.
I take this opportunity to compliment our IPDG Anne Ratna Prabhakar and his team for a wonderful
year and reaching new heights in performance on various fronts especially TRF contributions and New
clubs extension reaching the century mark.
As per the call given by our RI Director C Basker, Let us be Trendsetters, setting a new Trend in
Whatever we think, say or do..
Yours In Making the Difference,
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Training the “Trendsetters”
PRE PETS & SETS
Ankuram - Pre PETS & SETS was the first training program for the leaders of 2017-18. Ankuram meaning "Seeding"
was a great start for a wonderful year of Making difference to Rotary and to the world. The program was held on
3rd and 4th Dec 2016 at Bhadrachalam, hosted by Rotary Club of In Bhadra Sarapaka.
PDG Ravi, PDG Vijender Rao, Ratna Prabhakar (DG 2016-17), DGN Ramesh and Sivan along with other Rotary
leaders were faculty for the Seminar. Abraham (DG 2017-18) along with Trainer PDG DK Anand led the program.
PETS & SETS
PETS & SETS is the most important event for any district to train the incoming club leaders. For the year 2017-18
PETS & SETS was organized in 3 regions
City Region - organized at Celebrity Resorts, Shamirpet, Hyderabad on 11th and 12th Mar 2017, hosted by
Rotary Club of Ameerpet
Andhra Region - organized at Hotel Vijay Krishna, Guntur on 18th and 19th Mar 2017, hosted by Rotary Club of
Guntur Vikas and Guntur
Telengana Region - organized at Hotel Vamshi International, Nizamabad on 1st and 2nd of Apr 2017, hosted by
Rotary Club of Nizamabad
Galaxy of PDGs from 3150, Rotary leaders along with Ratna Prabhakar(DG 16-17) ,Ramesh (DG 18-19) and
Sivannarayana (DG 19-20) gave a power packed training to the incoming leaders. All three training programs
were led by DG Abraham along with District Trainer PDG Vasu.
Assistant Governor’s Training Seminar
Trendsetters AGTS (Assistant Governors Training Seminar) was hosted by Rotary Club of Kothagudem on 18th
and 19th Feb 2017 at Summer Green Resorts, Hyderabad.
PDGs - Ravi, Vijender Rao,TVR Murthy, Sam, Jawahar, Goutham and Ratna Prabhakar (DG 2016-17)
enlightened and motivated the participants with their vast experience. The event was led by DG Abraham
along with District Trainer PDG Vasu.
Grants Management Seminar (SEVA)
Every club in our District wishing to apply for matching grants for service projects (both local and international) is
required by Rotary International to qualify by having at least one member from their club attend a Grants
Management Seminar(GMS) every year. GMS is a orientation program on applying for global grants and the
complete process. This year GMS was held at Hotel Nagarjuna, Guntur on 18th Jun 2017, hosted by Rotary Club
of Guntur Aadarsh.
Laura Bradley, Regional Grants officer from Rotary HQ, Evanston gave an excellent presentation on Grant
Stewardship, reporting requirements and other important aspects of Grants. PDGs Ravi, Jasthi Ranga Rao &
DRFC Hari were also the faculty for the program.
District Team Training Seminar (SUPPORT)
District Team Training Seminar was held on 17th Jun 2017 at Hotel Nagarjuna, Guntur, hosted by Rotary club of
Guntur. PDGs and Rotary Leaders addressed the District team to train and motivate them for the upcoming
year. Breakout sessions were held to discuss the specific plan of actions with respective teams.
District Assembly (AAKANKSHA)
District Assembly was held on 18th Jun 2017 at GMCANA (Guntur Medical College Auditorium), Guntur and this
event was jointly hosted by Rotary Clubs of Guntur, Guntur Vikas and Aadarsh. PDG Kamal Sanghvi was the
chief guest and he gave an inspirational speech. Laura Bradely was the guest of honour who spoke about
sustainability in global grant projects. Several speakers addressed the gathering. Club leaders/directors were
trained through various breakout sessions.
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Pre President & Secretary Elects Training Seminar (ANKURAM)
On 3rd & 4th December 2016, Host : RC In Bhadrachalam, Sarapaka
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Membership Orientation Seminar for Regional/Area Chairs
On 25th March 2017, at Shirdi
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Assistant Governor’s Training Seminar
On 18th & 19th, Feb 2017 at Summer Green resorts. Shameerpet. Hosts : RC Gajwel, Gajwel Central, Hyderabad Metro
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PETS & SETS (City Region)
On 11th & 12th March 2017, at Celebrity Resorts, Shameerpet. Host : RC Ameerpet, Hyderabad
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PETS & SETS (Andhra Region)
On 18th & 19th March 2017, at Guntur. Hosts : RC Guntur Vikas, Guntur
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PETS & SETS (Telangana Region)
On 1st & 2nd April 2017, at Nizamabad. Host : RC Nizamabad
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Grant Management Seminar (SEVA)
On 17th June 2017, at Hotel Nagarjuna, Guntur. Host : RC Guntur, Adarsh
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Ditstrict Team Training Seminar (Support)
On 17th June 2017, at Guntur. Host : RC Guntur Vikas
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District Assembly (AAKANKSHA)
On 18th June 2017, at GMCANA Auditorium, Guntur. Hosts : RC Guntur, Guntur Vikas & Guntur Adarsh
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Interact clubs 20,372
Countries with 159
Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that
helps their school or community and one that promotes international
understanding. Rotary club sponsors mentor and guide Interactors as
they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.
Celebrate the global impact of Interact by getting involved in:
• World Interact Week
• Interact Video Awards
• Rotary Youth Day at the United Nations
• Global Youth Service Day
Can my Rotary club sponsor an Interact club?
Empower young people in your community to take action, develop
leadership skills, and gain a global perspective through Interact.
Not only will Interact challenge them to reach their full potential,
it will also energize and inspire your Rotary club while building
connections in the community and around the world.
Rotaract District Assembly
Rotaract District Assembly was planned in
a two stage –two days program.
Pre PETS & SETS and DOTS where the
initial interaction between the Rotary leaders,
club leaders and district council took place.
After a successful training program, kick starting
the works of a golden day - Golden Jubilee DRR
and office bearers Installation on June 25th where
DRR.Rtr.Sneha was installed as the DRR of RID 3150
in the presence of DG.Rtn.J. Abraham along with her
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From the Desk of First Lady
Greetings and Best Wishes.
We are happy to start a new initiative - a page for Women in
Rotary in the GML. Lady Rotarians and Anns can contribute
to this page and we will try our best to publish the same.
In case we get more number of entries, we would publish based on first
come first serve and also most interesting/relevant articles. Please send
your entries to [email protected]
The sections include - Quotes, Puzzles, Humour, Recipes, Festival of the Month etc.
Let's join together in Making a Difference to Women in Rotary and make it a more vibrant organization.
J Sailaja Abraham
Unity is the secret of social progress and service to society is the means to promote.
1. What 4- letter word can be written forward, backward, upside down and can still be read from
left to right...
2. What belongs to you, but others use it more than you do...
Tips and Tricks
Use some tricks and remedies to clean your nails and remove stains.
Squeeze a tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice in a cup of normal water and dip all your
fingernails or toe nails in this particular solution as for a couple of minutes. Then thoroughly clean
these with hot water and then use a moisturizer. This really is a helpful nail care tip to get rid of
stains on your nails. You can find the nails shining.
Festival of the Months
Bonalu is a Hindu Festival where Goddess Mahakali is worshiped. It is a festival celebrated in the
twin Cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad and other parts of Telangana state, during Ashada
Masam. Bonam literally means Meal in Telugu, which is an offering to the Mother Mahankali.
Women dress up in the traditional Sari along with jewels and other accessories during the
occasion. Some women dance with the balancing pots to the rhythmic beats made by drums in
honor of the Goddess.
Devotees offer Thottelu, small, colorful paper structures, which are supported by sticks.
Pothuraju, considered the brother of Mother Goddess, wears a small tightly draped red dhoti and
bells near ankles, and applies turmeric on his body, dances to the tunes of the drums.
Ghatam is decorated in the form of mother goddess and is taken as a procession from first day of
the festival and on the last day, it is immersed in water.
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Answers to Funny Riddles:
1. Noon 2. Your Name
SEMI ANNUAL DUES DISTRICT DUES
(In US $) Rs.600 Per Member
RI Per Capita Dues - 30
India GST(18%) on Dues - 5.40 DD/Cheque in favour of "RI District 3150"
payable at Kothagudem.
COL Fees - 1.50 (OR)
India GST(18%) on COL - 0.27 Deposit/NEFT/RTGS Transfer to below account :-
A/c name : RI District 3150
Total - 37.17 A/c No : 51750100005223
Bank Name : Bank of Baroda
Refer to SAR Invoice from Rotary International South Branch : Kothagudem, Telangana
Asia Office for more details and mode of Payment IFSC : BARB0KOTHAG (5th letter is ZERO)
Note : Member count as on 01 July 2017 as in SAR Invoice
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UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS
Maithrivanam - Membership Literacy Level 2 Seminar The Rotary Foundation Athmeeyam -
Development Seminar 20 Aug 2017 Seminar District Conference
19 Aug 2017 @ Hyderabad Gymkhana 12 Nov 2017 10th & 11th Feb 2018
@ Leonia Resorts, Shamirpet Host : RC Secunderbad @ Hotel Daspalla @Agricultural University, Hyd
Host : RC Hyd Himayathnagar Host : RC Jubilee Hills HostS : RC Hyd Pearls &
Editorial Board : Raavi Srinivasa Rao, Padmini Prasad, Designed by Balu - 8008850505
Ranjith Singh, T Rajasekhar Reddy, Anil & Vijaya Durga
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