Governor’s Monthly Message

Dear Pratham friends…

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others". Natural calamities, contagious diseases, acts of terror, gory wars, and disasters due to failure of man-made systems – these create unforeseen human suffering. Our emotional responses in the face of such enormous problems fall in three predominant categories. We may feel like a straw thrown in fast rapids - too overwhelmed to act. We may respond with ostrich effect - bury our heads in the sand and refuse to acknowledge these adversities. Or, we can catch the wind in our sails - swerve to action. We all Rotarians belong to the last category. Let me give a few examples of how we at District 3141 have geared up to meet the demands of the times:

The events that unfolded at the Felicitation of TRF Trustee Rtn Kalyan Banerjee, the first felicitatio...

RI President's Monthly Message

On 23 February, we will mark 112 years since the founding of Rotary. It is incredible to think about how much has changed, in our world and in our organization, since the first Rotary club met in Chicago with Paul Harris as a founding member.

Some things are easy to compare between now and 1905. There have been changes in technology, medicine, and society. When we look at a map of the world in 1905 and a map of the world today, we can see what’s different. What we can’t do is compare what is with what might have been. There is no way to compare our world as it exists now with the world as it would have been without Rotary.

Rotary has risen to so many challenges in its 112 years. We’ve answered conflict with peace, and poverty with education. We’ve responded to a lack of basic health care with projects large and small, from equipping c...