ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 3150
GOVERNOR’S MONTHLY LETTER
OCT 2017 ISSUE - 4
Ian HS Riseley J Abraham
RI President District Governor
Rotary International President’s Message
Some years ago in the Melbourne,Australia, World Polio Day activities, and I encourage you to
museum where my daughter used to work, visit endpolio.org for ideas and to register your
an iron lung was on display. For most people event.Whether you host a silent auction, a virtual
my age who remembered the terrifying polio reality viewing, a fundraising walk, or a Purple
epidemics of the 1950s, that iron lung was a Pinkie Day, your club can make a real difference.
testament to how far vaccination had brought us:
to the point where that once-critical piece of This year, our World Polio Day livestream event
medical equipment had literally become a will take place at the Bill & Melinda Gates
museum piece. Foundation headquarters in Seattle; you can watch
it on endpolio.org beginning at 2:30 p.m. Pacific
For much of the world, the story of polio is a time.As many of you know, Rotary has committed
simple one:After years of fear, a vaccine was to raising $50 million a year for the next three
developed and a disease was conquered. But for years.This amount will be matched 2-to-1 by the
some of the world, the story was different. In so Gates Foundation – effectively tripling the value of
many countries, the vaccine wasn’t available, mass all money Rotary raises on World Polio Day and
vaccination was too expensive, or children simply throughout the year. Let’s all make a difference on
couldn’t be reached.While the rest of the world World Polio Day – and help End Polio Now.
relegated polio to its museums, in these countries,
the disease continued to rage – until Rotary Ian H.S. Riseley
stepped forward and said that all children, no Rotary International President
matter where they lived or what their
circumstances, deserved to live free of polio.
In the years since PolioPlus was launched, the
combined efforts of Rotary, the governments of
the world, and the Global Polio Eradication
Initiative have brought the number of cases of
polio down from an estimated 350,000 per year
to just a few so far in 2017. But we must reach
zero cases, and stay there, to achieve eradication.
To do that, we need everyone’s help.
On 24 October, we will mark World Polio Day. It
is a day to celebrate how far we have come and
an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness and
funds to complete the work of eradication. I ask
every Rotary club to participate in some way in
Humans, being social animals don’t live in Clubs are encouraged to participate in various
isolation.They live in communities. projects associated with economic development
Rotary being an International service of the local communities leveraging various
organisation couldn’t have survived more than a schemes. Programs can be organized to spread
century without focus on community awareness on self-employment, skill and
development and its various facets of economic entrepreneurial development using locally
activities. Hence every year October month is available resources. Best place to conduct these
observed as time to focus on Economic & programs will be educational institutions at
Community Development. various levels and local community/vocational
centres in coordination with local NGOs
In any economy, micro small & medium operating in these ﬁelds.
enterprises (MSME) play a major role. Indian
Government recognizing this has come out with October 24th is World Polio Day. Rotary being
Mudra scheme to help MSMEs.Apart from the front runner in eradication of polio has
ﬁnancial assistance, Indian Government is also successfully made India polio free. But since
focusing on skill development in a big way very small parts of the world are still affected,
through National Skill Development there is every reason to continue and sustain
Corporation. State Governments of our District the campaign. Clubs are encouraged to carry
3150 are also encouraging MSMEs through the polio awareness campaigns to bring polio
DWACRA and other rural schemes. into focus till it completely eradicated from all
Nationalized banks are mandated to extend parts of the world.
credit to various priority sectors of the
economy. J Abraham
What do we mean when we talk about peace?
In 1921, the fourth object of Rotary was established: President Ian H.S. Riseley's six peacebuilding
"The advancement of international understanding, conferences – taking place globally from February to
goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of June – will explore the relationship among peace,
business and professional persons united in the ideal Rotary's areas of focus, and environmental
of service." sustainability. Our history proves that you don't need
to be a diplomat to make peace.
In Rotary today, we see peace not as an abstract
concept but as a living, dynamic expression of human When you mentor a student struggling to graduate,
development, integral to our humanitarian mission. you are a peacebuilder.
Much of our work for peacebuilding depends on the When you launch any project to support economic
ability of Rotary members to execute three important development in your community, you are building
activities: forming transformative partnerships, raising conditions for sustainable peace and conflict
funds to support our many hundreds of projects, and management.
recruiting and supporting Rotary Peace Fellows in
their work. When you support and collaborate with a Rotary
Peace Fellow, you are advancing peace.
This year The Rotary Foundation formed a strategic
partnership with the Institute for Economics and Today's complex conflicts require more creative
Peace, one of the leading organizations in identifying community-based initiatives.Together we can really
and measuring the attitudes, institutions, and make a difference.
structures that create and sustain peaceful societies.
Rtn. Paul A. Netzel
Through this partnership, Rotary will work with the Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair
institute to create an online learning portal for
Rotarians and peace fellows to build on their current
expertise, apply new methods, and mobilize
communities to address the issues underlying conflicts.
Our goal is to foster community-based projects in
peace and conflict resolution that are practical and
Rotary has also launched a Rotary Peace Centers
Major Gifts Initiative to raise funds for new
partnerships while continuing to garner contributions
to educate and support our peace fellows and more.
First Lady’s Message
I have proud moments, for the past three months, being participated in
the district events witnessing lot of ‘doing good to the world’. The
collective efforts of our Rotarians make this possible. I congratulate
each and every Rotarian and especially the women Rotarians for
participating in the service activities,very actively.
Twin cities women Rotarians initiated a Whatsapp group, with more than
100 members, to share their views, activities and had a meeting 1st time.
This initiative increases more participation of women in Rotary Activities,
for sure. The same may be tried by other club women members too.
I request women Rotarians to share your activities in Abu Times for more
visibility and encouragement to other Rotarians.Let’s increase our visibility
in the GML and show the women power in Rotary.
We have celebrated various festivals and literacy promotion activities in
the month of September with great enthusiasm. I wish you all the best for
the forth coming events.Let’s make a difference....
Rtn. J. Shailaja
This Rotary meeting was very
different. First time that the lady
Rotarians of the twin cities were
meeting as a group. They had
already been in touch on
WhatsApp and were meeting face-
to-face for the first time. Nearly 37
out of the 110 ladies attended. It
was felt that such interaction
would create better bonding
among the ladies and will improve
their participation as Rotarians in
From the Editor’s Desk
With plethora of Central and State Government schemes for
economic, entrepreneurial and skill development, it is always
confusing for budding entrepreneurs. Rotary can contribute in a
significant way by preparing a District level compendium of various
Indian and State Government schemes for MSMEs.
It would serve as a ready reckoner and needs an annual makeover
to incorporate changing policies and schemes.
Next to literacy, empowering MSMEs is the biggest to Nation
Clubs in Action
Ameerpet - Annets service project Armoor - Nation builder awards
Armoor Aadarsh - Teachers day Bhadrachalam - Essay writing competition
Bhuvanagir - Club Training Cantonment Secbad - Teachers Felicitation Program
Chimakurthy - Swatch Bharat Program Chirala and Kshirapuri chirala - Nation builder awards
Clubs in Action
Coal ﬁeld Manuguru - felicitating engineers Gajwel central - batukamma celebration
Greater Hyderabad - Distribution of Note Books Guntur - Nation Builder Awards
Guntur Aadarsh - School Sports Meet Hyderabad - School Benches Project
Hyderabad Central- Teacher Awards program Hyderabad Deccan - Speaker Meet - PDG Jawahar
Clubs in Action
Hyderabad Gachibowli - Teacher Award Program Hyderabad Himayathnagar -
note book distribution project
Hyderabad pearls - Teacher Awards Program InBhadra Sarapaka - Mera Swach Vidyalaya project
Inkollu central -note books distribution program Kamareddy - writing chair donation project
Kandukur central project Khammam - Joint Speaker meeting
on Millets & Global Grants
Clubs in Action
Kothagudem - nation builder awards Macherla - Wash project
Martur - DG ofﬁcial visit Miyapur chartered day celebrations
Narsaraopet - Youth festival Nizamabad - Awareness on Alzhiemer - Dementia Day
Ongole central - welcome board on highway Pandaripuram - Dental camp
Clubs in Action
Parchur Central -Tree Plantation and Piduguralla Lime City - Uniform
Distribution of Tree Guards Distribution to School Children
Saampradaya Hyderabad- Teacher Awards Program Secbad East - club training
Secbad Sunrise - Fellowship to Mahabaleshwar Secbad West - Nation Builder Awards
Secunderabad - Teacher awards program Singarayakonda Addanki -
Sewing Machine (Global grants) project
Clubs in Action
Andhra region AG review meeting Bapatla - Dental Checkup Camp
Chandanagar RC Puram - Nation Builders Award DG visit khammam 23 Sept
Guntur Vikas - Nation Builder Awards Hyderabad Metro - Donation of Sports equipment
Hyderabad North - Teacher Felicitation Program Jubilee Hills - Peach Pole Inauguration
Clubs in Action
Manjeera Sangareddy - Note Book Distribution project (1) Medchal - Eye camp & Avoidable Blindness Project
Pangaluru - Note books distbution Pedanandipadu - Honoring Teacher
Ponnur - Notebook donation project Sattenapalli - Remembering Mother Theresa
Vetapalem - Dental Camp for Children Guntur Vikas - Nation Builder Awards
Clubs in Action
Warangal - Nation builder awards Warangal central - Teacher day program
Zaheerabad - notebook distribution program
Cricket Match Rotarian vs Rotaractors
DG J Abraham Birthday Celebrations
9th September was an important day for our District 3150, project (RC Secunderabad) to Government Schools.
Not just it being Governor’s birthday, but for him it was an 12:30 pm - Birthday Celebrations byAll City Presidents.
intense day of events, projects, celebrations.A Quick catch 4:00 pm - Teachers Award Program by Twin City Clubs
up with his hectic schedule. (Hosted by RC Jubilee Hills).
7:00am - DG inaugurated Cricket Match between Rotarians 8:30 pm - Special Dinner hosted by All AGs of the city and
V/s Rotaractors (Organized by PDGTVR Murti). graced by First Lady Sailaja, PDGs Sam,Vijendra Rao, TVR
9:00 am - DG participated in Sports equipment distribution Murti,Vasu,DGE Ramesh and DRFC Harihara Prasad.
September - designated month for Basic Education & Literacy, our clubs recognized and honored Teachers for their
outstanding role in Nation Building.Programs were organized across the district with spirit and enthusiasm. On 09 Sep 2017,twin
cities Rotary clubs joined together forTeachers Days Celebration andAwards to BestTeachers (hosted by RC Jubilee Hills).
ROTARACTORS ICYE General Body Meeting with all the
Rotaract District 3150, Rotaract ICYE teams in the presence of
club of NewAge Engineers hosted DRR Sneha Naraparaju, Parent
first Multi District Inter Club club RC Secunderabad west
Youth Exchange for the Rotary Secretary Rtn Chaitanya,
Year 2017 from 22nd September Director New Generation Rtn
2017 to 24th September 2017. Padmini, District council
About 10 Rotaractors from members, Members of other
various Rotaract clubs participated Rotaract Clubs.
in ICYE were Rotaract Club of Narsee
Monjee College, RID 3141, Mumbai; DANDIA DHOOM
Rotaract Club of Vishakha Satellite City, There was a festive air in Narayanamma College of
RID 3020,Vishakhapatnam and Rotaract Club of Calicut Engineering on 22nd September 2017.The third edition
East,RID 3202,Kerela. of“Dandiya Dhoom”, the flagship fund-raising project of
our Rotaract club of New Age Engineers was being held
First day they attended mega flagship event Dandiya from 5 PM to 9 PM.A major boost to the event was the
Dhoom. The second day all the ICYE teams were taken attendance of DG Rtn. Abraham, who also inaugurated
for Hyderabad city tour and on the third day, visited the event. and First lady Rtn. Shailaja sportingly joined in
Qutb Shahi Tombs located at Ibrahim Bagh and Taramati the groups and danced with everyone.
Baradari, witnessed the Nizam Culture. Afternoon a
Interact gives students ages 12-16 the chance to Invite Interact members to attend a Rotary Youth
make a real difference while having fun.Every Interact Leadership Awards event to connect with the next
club carries out two service projects a year: one that generation of community leaders. RYLA is a
helps their school or community and one that leadership development program that is organized at
promotes international understanding.Clubs meet at the club,district,or multi-district level.
least twice a month and are sponsored by their local
Rotary club. When you sponsor an Interact club,
you’re helping young people: connect with
community leaders develop leadership skills make
international connections discover more
opportunities to connect with Rotary, including
Women in Rotary
Why were wives of male members of Rotarians wrote a "Rotary Ann"
Rotary are called "Rotary Anns"? chant. On the train's arrival at the
Houston depot, a delegation greeted
This designation was never one of the West Coast Rotarians. One of the
disparagement, but rather grew out greeters was Guy Gundaker of
of an interesting historical Philadelphia, whose wife was also
occasion. The year was 1914 when San namedAnn.
Francisco Rotarians boarded a
special train to attend the Rotary During the rousing demonstration,
Convention being held in someone started the Rotary
Houston. Ann chant. The two petite
ladies, Ann Brunnier
In those days few and Ann Gundaker,
wives attended were hoisted to
Rotary events, the men's
and until the shoulders and
train stopped parade about
in Los the hall. The
Angeles, the group loved
only woman the title
aboard was given to the
the wife of two women
Rotarian named Ann.
the same term
As the train of endearment
picked up was used for
additional all of the wives
convention- in attendance and
bound delegates, the name "Rotary
Mrs. Ann Brunnier Ann" was here to
was introduced as stay.
the Rotarian's Ann.
This title soon became Nine years later, in 1923, Guy
"Rotary Ann". Gundaker became president of Rotary
International. Bru Brunnier was
Since the clubs of the west were elected president in 1952, 29 years
inviting the Rotarians to hold after that. Thus, each of the two
their next convention in San original Rotary Anns became the
Francisco, a number of songs and "ﬁrst lady of Rotary
stunts were organized which would International."
be performed in Houston. One of the
Be humble in your confidence,
yet courageous in your character.
Memories - way back 100 years
UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS
12th Nov 2017, Hotel Daspalla
Host Club : Rotary Club of Jubilee Hills
A district level Polio & Public image seminar Designed by For Private Circulation Only
23 DECEMBER, 2017 - GUNTUR
Published by : Abraham J, District Governor, RI District 3150 90003 60007
Editorial Board : Raavi Srinivasa Rao, Padmini Prasad, Ranjith Singh,
T Rajasekhar Reddy, Anil & Vijaya Durga.
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