Our club hosted a very successful TRF seminar on 20th November.
President Dr Animesh, event chairman PP Hitesh Anadkat and
the team did very meticulous planning.
Total registrations were 253 from more than
25 clubs of our region
Galaxy of PDGs graced the seminar. More than 10 PDGs attended
After Invocation, our president Dr Animesh Dhruva
welcome al the dignitaries and all the Rotarians and guests.
Our DG gave a very inspirational address on
TRF and the work we Rotarians do in District 3060
Our Guest of Honour PDG Dr Madhav Borate
came all the way from Pune. He was introduced by our assistant
Governor Bhuvanesh Malik.
PDG Dr Madhav spoke on "Giving - A new
perspective". He really changed the perspective of all
the Rotarians on TRF giving. The effect was soon evidently
Chief Guest PRID Kalyan Banerjee was introduced
by our dynamic DGE Bipin Vadhar.
PRID Kalyan spoke on "Our Rotary Foundation".
He made us believe that The Rotary Foundation is of us, by
us, for us. If we support it, it will help millions of less
privileged in the society and the world.
There was a surprise item by Rotary Club
of Rajkot Midtown! We have launched our 'Humanity in Motion,
Rotary in Action' CD by the worthy hands of PRID Kalyan Banerjee.
Soon we will be sending this CD to all clubs of our district
After a brief comfort break, there was a
panel discussion on Giving. PP Dr Jatin Mody moderated the
panel and panellists were PDG Hemant Desai, PDG Dr Chetan
Patel and PP Rajesh Bhatt.
PDG Devendra Shashtri spoke on "Our
Plans for GSE". He worked out the plans for incoming
and outgoing GSE teams very meticulously.
PDG Navzar Wadia conducted a panel on Foundation
Alumni and Rotary Volunteers PDG Praful Bhatt, PDG Manoj Desai
and PP Deepak Agrawal. This panel increased the knowledge
about Rotary Volunteers and foundation alumni. This panel
discussion was augmented by expert comments by DGSC Sunil
Vakil, PDG Hemant Desai and PRID Kalyan Banerjee.
DGSC Sunil Vakil than spoke on "Updates
on Humanitarian Grants".
"Ehsaas", PDG Dr Manoj gave feeling
of triumph to those who donate generously in TRF and others
felt left out. He also gave recognition to those who donated
and to our club who successfully completed our second 3H project.
PP Vikram, on behalf of RC Rajkot Midtown, accepted the completion
certificate of Rotary Midtown earthquake rehabilitation township
project from PRID Kalyan. PRID Kalyan praised PP Vikram's
work for foundation and his interview at RI centennial convention.
PDG Dr Manoj, Gabbar Singh of our District,
asked for donations and giving from all club presidents and
to everybody's surprise PDG Dr Manoj and DG Ashis could collect
US$ 78,000 as general giving. This is highest ever collection
in Saurashtra. The entire credit goes to PDG Dr Manoj, DG
Ashis and all speakers of the day for their inspiration and
DG Ashis concluded the TRF Seminar and Event
chairman PP Hitesh Anadkat thanked all the dignitaries and
delegates for their support for the event and the foundation.
Delicious lunch was than served and all the
delegates were requested to visit Rotary Dolls' Museum.