Club News - July 29

Paul Harris Fellows

Rtn Jagesh Khaitan presented the Paul Harris Fellow pin and certificate to Rtn S.P.S. Matharoo (left), Rtn Praveen Aggarwal (centre) and young Pranit Katia (grandson of Rtn Pawan Katia). Rtn S.P.S. Matharoo is a multiple PHF. Master Pranit is the youngest PHF of our Club.

Thank You DPS

Rtn Reema Dewan, Principal of Delhi Public School, presenting to PRIP Raja Saboo a cheque of Rs 1.5 lakh (donation from staff and teachers of DPS) and cash Rs 1.5 lakh (donation from children of DPS) towards the Uttarakhand Relief Fund. She wished that the donation be used to build a school in a village. PRIP Saboo informed that Rotary has indeed taken the decision to build schools in Uttarakhand as part of the rehabilitation work. Indeed a very commendable deed which was given a standing ovation.


Lucky Draw

The Lucky Draw this week (a crystal vase) was won by Rtn S.D. Sharda. [In the pic] Rtn Tajinder Kaur handing over the gift to Rtn Sharda

Our Ambassadors
Rtn Tajinder Kaur visited the Rotary Clubs in Rwanda and Kenya during her visit to both the countries in July 2013 She also met a child from Rwanda who had been treated under our Heartline project. She handed-over the two flags she received from the respective Clubs to PRIP R.K. Saboo.

PDG Madhukar Malhotra visited Rotary Club of  Jersey D1110 and exchanged flags with President Toni Roberts .

Blood Donation Camp
A Blood Donation camp was organised by us, in association with the Rotary Blood Resource Centre at the head-office of DTDC Courier, Sector 35, Chandigarh. PP Arvind Mehan coordinated the event. A total of 26 donations were received.

PP Praveen C. Goyal invited to be the Chief Guest
PP Praveen Chander Goyal was the Chief Guest at the Installation Ceremony of Rotary Club of Nalagarh on 30 July, 2013. He was accompanied by R’Anne Basu Goyal. In his speech, he projected the role of Rotary in humanitarian projects like Heartline and Medical missions. The gift received by him was put to American auction.  Rs 4000 generated through the auction was contributed towards the Uttarakhand Relief Fund. 

Inner-Wheel holds tree plantation drive
Inner Wheel Club of Chandigarh held a Tree Plantation drive at Sri Aurobindo School, Sector 27, Chandigarh. PP Arvind Mehan attended on behalf of our Club.

Fellowship Dinner on July 29

The Monday meeting was followed by a Fellowship Dinner and Karaoke Singing. The menu included a variety of tandoori paranthas and kulchas. Members were seen using this opportunity for exchange of ideas and lots of enjoying together.

Developing Leaders - For now and for the future

Joyce R. Gaufin
President-Elect, American Public Health Association

On July 29 we had Joyce R. Gaufin as our guest speaker. She talked on the importance of nurturing leaders for tomorrow. Quoting a 1989 report she said, “today, the need for leadership is too important to leave its emergence to chance.” She added that the next generation is ready to be a leader now, at a very young age. “The challenge is that they have the right mentors and coaches.”

She also emphasized on the importance of relationships, which, she said, is most fundamental of all human needs. To become a good leader, you have to learn to reach out to those who do not think and feel the same way as you do. “Good relationships help build trust, a very important ingredient for effective leadership,” she said.

Good leaders nurture their passion. “Only a small group of thoughtful and passionate people can change the world,” she added.

Leaders must also have vision as a good vision takes us forward. She gave the example of Walt Disney who went bankrupt several times before his idea of Disneyland actually fructified.

Ms Gaufin also emphasized on developing critical thinking abilities and having an open mind.

Leaders also have to be tough. “Leadership is not for the timid,” she added. And, one needs to keep it in mind that leadership is a journey and not destination.

Ms Joyce R. Gaufin was introduced by PP Man Mohan Singh Kohli. Rtn Ranjit Powar presented her a memento. The vote of thanks was proposed by PE Prof Paramjit Singh.