Friday, March 12, 2010

Get Ready Team 2010-11

District Team Training Seminar (DTTS) is being hosted by Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown on Sunday, 28th March 2010, at the Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector 42, Chandigarh. This is near the Beant Singh memorial. We are looking forward to the District Chair and Co-Chair along with Assistant Governors to be there, and plan for our year ahead.
Advance communication has already been sent to everyone. The registration fee is Rs.475 only which includes the kit, breakfast, tea and lunch. Please block the date and also register for the Felicitation Function in honour of Rotary International President 2011-12 Kalyan Banerjee at Ambala, which would be in the evening, and you can drive back from Chandigarh to Ambala to be there by 3pm.

Friday, March 5, 2010

SETS on Sunday

All Club Secretaries Elect are requested to be at PHD House, Sector 31, Opposite The Tribune office, Chandigarh, on Sunday 7th March 2010 at 9am sharp for Secretaries Elect Training Seminar. There is no registration fee, but you must report, register, collect your workbook kit, and have breakfast. You are requested to be on your seats by 9:45am so that we can start the session in time.
All Assistant Governor Elects are also requested to coordinate with their respective Secretaries Elect for this training programme.
The incoming District Training team has put together the sessions together with PDG Yoginder Diwan as Counsellor, while Rtn. PP T.K. Ruby, Seminar Chair, and host club of Himalayan Ranges-Mansa Devi has made elaborate arrangements for making the seminar effective.
We all look forward to meeting you on Sunday.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Presidential Emphases and criteria for 2010-11

On the top of RI President-elect Ray Klinginsmith's
"to-do" list is Polio eradication and outreach to youth
and young adults.
Also featured are the Future VisionPlan's six areas of focus:
 Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
 Disease prevention and treatment
 Water and sanitation
 Maternal and child health
 Basic education and literacy
 Economic and community development

“What are we the best in the world at doing? RIPE Ray continued, “Clearly, it is utilizing the Rotary network of more than 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas to advance international understanding,goodwill, and peace through a wide variety of programs”.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Your Rotary Foundation Goals for 2010-11

Club goal-setting is vital to the Every Rotarian, Every Year effort in building sustained support for The Rotary Foundation's Annual Programs Fund, the primary source of funding for the Foundation’s humanitarian and educational programs.

Setting a goal that is specific, manageable, and achievable will instill your club's members with motivation and commitment, increasing the likelihood the goal will be met. It's a way to help every Rotarian understand how vital his or her support is to carrying out the Foundation's mission of improving health, supporting education, and alleviating poverty.

As the presidents-elect training seminars take place, please be sure that your club sets its 2010-11 annual giving goal as soon as possible and sends it to your district governor-elect. The 2010-11 Fund Development Club Goal Report Form is available online, and copies of the form will be distributed at PETS. The club goal and percentage of goal achieved will appear on the District Monthly Contribution Report.

Through each Rotarian's contribution, the Foundation has the combined resources to improve people's lives on a tremendous scale. A US$100 contribution, for example, helps provide 50 mosquito nets for women and children in Tanzania; $500, a borewell to supply safe drinking water to 65 people in a rural village in India; and $1,000, microenterprise loans for 20 women in Guatemala. As your club sets its goal for the coming year, please remember that The Future of Rotary Is in Your Hands.

Download Club Goal Report Form 2010-11 here.

Club Presidents Elect to prepare for their Year ahead

In preparation for taking office, club presidents-elect should complete the Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs and submit a copy of it to their assistant governor by 1 July. The Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs is included in the Club Presidents Manual (222-EN), and can also be downloaded from
To highlight the importance of membership development, club presidents-elect should collaborate with all members of the club to set the membership growth goal for the upcoming year. Once the goal has been set, use this form to submit your club’s membership increase goal to your district governor-elect. If you require assistance with the development of the club’s goal, your governor-elect is charged with helping clubs set achievable goals for membership during the President-elect Training Seminar (PETS).
Download the Membership Goal form and send to your DGE.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rotary Theme 2010-11

Ray Klinginsmith, the incoming Rotary International President, unveiled the Rotary Theme for 2010-11 at the International Assembly today.
The Rotarians worldwide will be working to "Building Communities: Bridging Continents" in true Rotary spirit of creating a better world.
Ray Klinginsmith said: "Rotary is the best in the world at linking people of goodwill around the globe and then gaining their cooperation and support to make the world a much better place to live and work."
No wonder, the Rotary world has been working to assure "The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands", and it is Your Hands that would help link the communities and build bridges of understanding and goodwill through continued humanitarian work across every continent.

You can download the new theme graphics here.
Click here to read RI President 2010-11 Speech.

Download RI Presidential Citation 2010-11.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Get ready for the PETS

As you are aware, the Presidents Elect Training Seminar is scheduled for 9th - 11th of April 2010 at Kufri Resort. Please mark this day, as it is mandatory for every Club President to attend it. We shall appreciate if you come along with your spouse. However, your immediate response is required and please confirm it with your Assistant Governor.
Neeru and I along with our District team would be there to meet you, and learn new ideas from you to make the coming Rotary year a great success.