Message from Rotary International President
Dear fellow Rotarians:
We all took different paths to Rotary. I’m sure that you have found in Rotary what I have found since I joined my club back in 1980: fellowship and a sense of purpose. We belong to an organization that has had a profound impact on our world through effective, sustainable service. Since Rotary was founded, we have formed partnerships with like-minded organizations, launched the world’s largest public-private health initiative, and funded countless projects that have improved our local and global communities. It’s only by coming together that we’re able to accomplish so much.
And now, we have to look to the future and consider how we can continue to move Rotary forward. We have to make sure the good we do now leads to better lives tomorrow and beyond. We shouldn’t focus on this year or the next, but on how what we achieve will matter beyond our own time in Rotary. As our new vision statement says: Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change —— across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Our founder Paul Harris once said, “Rotary is a microcosm of a world at peace, a model which nations will do well to follow.” To me, Rotary is not only a model but an inspiration. I look forward to having you join me to Be the Inspiration our world needs.
President, Rotary International
Message from District Governor Dist.3141 (2018-19)
My Dear Fellow Rotarians,
We all belong to a world which is very consistent and dynamic at the same time. This mother earth has an established rhythm of day and night, months, years and seasons. Yet every year old dry leaves wither off in autumn and fresh leaves sprout in spring. Our Rotary world is very similar. We have established time-tested practices that ensure consistent adherence to values of service and transparency, and unswerving focus on the twin purpose of fellowship and service to humanity through well-defined avenues of Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Water & Sanitation, Infant Mortality, Basic Education and Community Development. At the same time, a fresh spring starts every year in July with the new Rotary leaders at Club, District and International levels bringing with them fresh out-of-the-box approaches to same old issues.
I feel proud and humble at the same time to lead District 3141. Proud to represent a District that has to its credit innumerable humanitarian projects year after year, and a stellar record of being on the top rung in its contributions to The Rotary Foundation. Humble to realize that there are miles to go and promises to keep.
Our guiding light this year is the inspirational message from our Rotary International President, Barry Rassin. He has exhorted Rotarians “to think differently about our role in Rotary, and Rotary’s role in the world to achieve truly transformational service… to focus on larger projects that have a more lasting impact, taking the time to research and plan work that spans Rotary years and terms of office… to Be the Inspiration for positive change, inspiring our clubs, our communities, and our organization to face today’s challenges head on, with courage, optimism, and creativity.”
With enhanced enthusiasm, larger membership and improved organizational skills, I am extremely confident that all the Inspiring Presidents and their Teams as well as District Officers are fully geared to take on the challenges that lie ahead of us in the Miracle Year 2018-19 and beyond. Yes… our theme for the year is “MIRACLE – Make It Happen! Nothing is Impossible!”. I truly believe that Miracles always happen when you believe. For me, Miracle in Rotary is an exceptional achievement or a remarkable development that brings with it welcome consequences. Everyday holds the possibility of a Miracle. Let us all expect Miracles in Miracle Year 2018-19 work for the communities in need to achieve them!
Yours in Rotary,
Message from Club President
My Dear Fellow Rotarians,
One of the greatest positives of the Rotary world is the change in leadership every July. While the new leader at Bombay West brings with him or her fresh ideas, permanence of purpose viz. fellowship and service to humanity is well achieved throughout its glorious uninterrupted history of over 64 years.
I consider an honour and privilege to be invited to lead this prestigious Club in 2018-19. My 25 years in Rotary coupled with experience of serving as Chairman and Director with several Past Presidents, and ofcourse the intensive training imparted by the District Teams during the past few months gives me immense confidence to fulfill my responsibilities in the coming Rotary Year.
The Miracle Board Members and Chairmen of various avenues have together chalked out ambitious plans to launch some innovative projects including Yoga for All – Yoga Classes in association with The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East, Layman & Housing Laws – a knowledge series for Mumbaikars, Rotary Green Oxygen – a tree plantation initiative, Student Guidance – higher education loan counselling, and Enhancing Worth – effective utilization of Rotary Service Centre and Shruti School premises. At the same time, we propose to continue the focus on prestigious permanent projects like KDN Shruti School for the Hearing Impaired, Medical Centre, DG Goenka Blood Bank, MP Ruia Educational Loan Scholarships, Bhavishya Yaan Centres of Excellence, School Excellence Awards, Vocational Awareness & Awards and Rural Support Initiatives particularly aimed at improving infrastructure at schools and education institutions. Projects like Organ Donation Awareness and Young Achievers’ Awards initiated in recent years too will be continued with enhanced zeal.
Our District team has designed a number of projects under District Thrust Areas and we shall be working closely with them. We also plan to partner with Rotaract and Interact Clubs, Inner Wheel Club as well as Senior Citizen Clubs and NGOs associated with us to serve the communities in need.
The Rotary International’s theme for 2018-19 is Be The Inspiration while the District’s motivational insignia is Miracle – Make it Happen, Nothing is Impossible. So friends, let’s be inspired to create miracles and achieve new heights in fellowship and community service!
Yours in Rotary,