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Greetings to all
Greetings to all I am so proud and honored to be the It is a privilege for me to be the Editor of 7th president of our prestigious club for this eBlossoms, the monthly eBulletin of Rotary Club Rotary year. My hearty congratulations to the of Tiruchy Central. IPP. Rtn. K. Ramasamy and his team for the excellent work done in the last 12 months. Enjoy the new look of eBlossoms. The front page has been redesigned to liberate more space. Actions are louder than words they say and eBlossoms can also be accessed on web, the link one year down the history lane will speak what of which has been provided inside. Thanks to our the Rotarians of Tiruchy Central have given to our Club member M. Sudhakar, who has made this community and to the respective selves. I am possible. confident about this task because of the help I know is always there from my Secretary We have released our Club Members Direc‐ Rtn. Prabu, my colleagues on my board and tory which can also be downloaded from the link members of our Club. I will do my best to serve provided. More coverage is given to Rotary you well and to facilitate your efforts to make News. dreams real by conducting the meetings more lively , interesting, informative , fun and fellow‐ Apart from this, there are regular features ship and above all service to the community. such as Rotary Gyan, Anns Corner, Annets Corner and useful articles. Please keep sending me arti‐ I thank you all for giving me this excellent cles so that everyone can be benefitted. opportunity and I will try my best to be the worthy of the confidence reposed on me and be Please send me your comments and feed‐ a worthy successor to the illustrious list of past back. presidents our club boasts of. Thank you. Thank you. Yours in Rotary, Yours in Rotary, A. Sukwinder Singh S. Selvam
John Kenny RI President
A. Purushothaman T. Valliappan Dist. Governor Dist. Gov. Elect
S. Selvam President
V. Prabu Secretary
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Dear Sukwi Hats off to you, June month eBlossoms comes really well with lot of information which many of us do not know. Keep it up & continue the same in coming months also Regards,
Rtn.PHF.G.J.SATTANATHAN Rotary Club of Tiruchy Central
Thanq Sukhwinder Blessings again you have dispensed with the first page photos??????????? but, where are they shelved to? • where did you get my photo? • See attachment; can you use it? Blessings again Punch Rotary Club of Tiruchirapalli
Dear Sukwinder, So much Info combined in so little space. Excellent work. Nice placement, Beautiful alignment and space utilisation. Your design is going from good to Very Good. I have put up all the issues of eblossoms recieved in the following link.
DEAR Rtn.SATTANATHAN., CONGRADS , FOR WONDERFUL E-BULLETIN BY YOUR CLUB , IT IS INNOVATIVE AND COST LESS REACHING MANY RTN IN VARIOUS CITIES,COUNTRIES BY EMAIL, I ALSO SUGGEST ONE OF OUR METRO CLUB RELEASED THE SAME ON C/D VERSION TO THEIR MEMBERS IT COST LESS THAN PRINTING.YOU CAN ALSO TRY . MANY WISHES FOR YOUR CLUB SUCESS AS YOUR PERIOD WITH REGARDS Rtn.PP.PHF.R.K.DURAISWAMY ROTARY CLUB OF MADRAS FORT
http://kreativindia.biz/rctc/images/ eblossoms/ Dear sir, Thanks & Regards This mail from S.A.Selvaraj Sudhakar Secretary from R.C. of Rotary Club of Tiruchy Dindigul C e n t r a l . Central I saw your e‐blossoms. It is very excellent work very good job Dear Editor Singh, done by your team. All the best and keep it up. Asusual it is very good. Keep it thank you up. Rtn. S.A.Selvaraj Secretary J.Sankaran Rotary Club of Tiruchirapalli R.C of Didigul Central
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Rt.S.Murugesan, Rt. Club of Trichirappalli
The mission of Rotary International, a worldwide association of Rotary clubs, is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Office Bearers 2009 - 10
PRESIDENT PRESIDENT‐ELECT SECRETARY TREASURER SGT @ ARMS
Rtn. PHF Rtn. PHF Rtn. PHF Rtn. PHF Rtn. PHF S. Selvam G.J. Sattanathan V. Prabu A. Sukwinder Singh V.B. Satish Kumar
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PUBLIC RELATIONS ADMINISTRATION SERVICE PROJECTS MEMBERSHIP ROTARY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
Rtn. PP PHF Rtn. PP PHF Rtn. PP PHF R. Ramasamy M. Ramanathan S.A. Clements
Rtn. PHF Rtn. PHF S. Subramaniam S. Kumar
DIST. GOVERNOR ELECT
MEMBERS DIRECTORY Members Directory of our Club can be downloaded from the following link: Members Directory
Rtn. PP Major Donor Rtn. PP Major Donor RA. Manikandan T. Valliappan
T H E F O U R - WAY T E S T
Of the things we think, say or do 1. 2. Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. 4. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
NO PERSONAL PRIVILEGES Frequently, friends ask and far less should he ask for, normal development which whether Rotarians receive more consideration or advan‐ takes place outside of Rotary as special business benefits from tages from a fellow Rotarian well as inside, so it is not an their Rotary membership. than the latter would give to infringement on the ethics of Should Rotarians expect a any other business or o t a r y R m e m b e r s h i p . special discount or some professional associate with preferential service just whom he has business It is important to remember because they are dealing with relations." Over 50 years ago that the primary purpose of a fellow R o t a r i a n ? the concept was expressed Rotary membership is to that "true friends demand provide each member with a The answer is clearly "no." nothing of one another, and unique opportunity to serve The Rotary Manual of Proce‐ any abuse of the confidence of others, and membership is not dure expressly states the friendship for profit is foreign intended as a means for Rotary position on this matter. to the spirit of Rotary." personal profit or special The policy, originally approved privileges. by the RI Board of Directors in On the other hand, if new or 1933, is that in business and increased business comes as professional relations "a the natural result of friendship Rotarian should not expect, created in Rotary, it is the same PUBLIC RELATIONS OF ROTARY Historically Rotarians perpetu‐ ated a myth that Rotary should not seek publicity, but rather let our good works speak for themselves. A 1923 policy stating that "publicity should not be the primary goal of a Rotary club in selecting an activity" of community service, was frequently interpreted to mean that Rotary clubs should avoid publicity and public relations efforts. Actually, the 1923 statement further observed that "as a means of extending Rotary's influence, proper publicity should be given to a worthwhile project well carried o u t . " A more modern public tial that Rotary clubs make relations philosophy was every effort to inform the adopted in the mid‐ 1970s public about their service which affirms that "good projects which have been publicity, favorable public rela‐ well p e r f o r m e d . tions and a positive image are desirable and essential goals As Rotary clubs and districts for Rotary" if it is to foster consider effective public understanding, appreciation relations, it is important to and support for its Object and remember that when Rotarians programs and to broaden think of Rotary, we think of our Rotary's service to humanity. noble goals and motives. But Active public relations is vital when the world thinks of to the success of Rotary. Rotary, it can only think of our actions and the service we A service project well carried have performed. out is considered one of the finest public relations messages of Rotary. It is essen‐
P O L I O P L U S FA C T S & F I G U R E S
By the time the world is certified polio-free, Rotary’s contributions to the global polio eradication effort will exceed US$850 million
To date, 122 nations around the world have benefited from PolioPlus grants for polio immunization and eradication efforts.
From the launch of global initiative in 1988, 5 million people, who would otherwise be paralyzed, will be walking because they are immunized against polio.
In 1995, Rotary International launched a task force to advocate the cause of polio eradication to donor governments .
Chess fellowship stays one move ahead
By Ryan Hyland and Arnold R. Grahl Rotary International News -- 2 June 2009
Tutu says, ‘You and I are created for goodness’
By Arnold R. Grahl Rotary International News -- 18 June 2009
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said Rotary's dedication to peace in the world makes God smile. During his keynote address Thursday, 18 June, at the Rotary World Peace Symposium, Tutu shared how he envisions God looking down on His creation and crying when He sees all the bad things His children are doing to each other. But, Tutu said, then God looks again and sees Rotary. "God begins to smile through His tears, and the sun shines through. God says that is exactly why I created them, for goodness," Tutu said. "You and I are created for goodness. You are helping wipe the tears from God's eyes." Read More…. Gone are the days when it took a couple of years to complete a chess match by mail. Now, instead of licking a stamp and mailing their winning moves, the members of the International Chess Fellowship of Rotarians can capture the king with a click of a mouse. By playing through e-mail, players can finish matches in a few weeks. But Internet correspondence did more than just speed up games, says fellowship chair David Smith. It fostered closer friendships, better communication, and a stronger sense of fellowship Read More…..
Klinginsmith elected RI president for 2010-11
By Joseph Derr Rotary International News – 24 June 2009
Two young people set 'shining example' in polio fight
By Arnold R. Grahl Rotary International News – 23 June 2009
Alaskan students go digital
By Peter Schmidtke Rotary International News -- 15 June 2009
A close-up photo of a sleepy-eyed Labrador retriever. A family crest reproduced on a class blog. A two-minute movie featuring a bear catching fish in a rushing, clear river. These varied projects were all produced by students in Soldotna, Alaska, USA, using digital cameras, editing software, and printer/scanners purchased through a District Simplified Grant and contributions from the Rotary Club of Soldotna, the city, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Read More….
Ray Klinginsmith, of the Rotary Club of Kirksville, Missouri, USA, was elected as president of Rotary International for 2010-11 by delegates during the fourth plenary session at the 2009 RI Convention in Birmingham, England. Klinginsmith thanked the audience, saying that his election completed a long Rotary journey of nearly 50 years that began with a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship. "Thank you for permitting me to complete a circle in my Rotary life. It was 25 years ago, in this very building, that the delegates to the 1984 convention elected me as .. Read more….
Two children who decided to do what they could to rid the world of polio received thunderous applause 23 June during the third plenary session of the 2009 RI Convention in Birmingham, England. Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Jonathan B. Majiyagbe brought Joshua Kim, a 14-year-old from Northbrook, Illinois, USA, and Anna Zanotti, a 10-year-old from Mantova, Italy, on stage to "share with you the story of these two young people who have taken Rotary to heart." Anna and her fifth-grade classmates in Mantova raised about …. Read more….
Rotary can influence top policymakers to produce needed changes
By Joseph Derr and Arnold R. Grahl Rotary International News -- 21 June 2009
The world faces several multifaceted and critical problems that cannot be solved by individual nations or existing international systems, says Jean-François Rischard, author of High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them. From climate change and biodiversity loss to water shortages, the challenges may seem daunting. The good news: All the global problems he describes have cost-effective solutions that are technically and politically feasible -- and Rotary has a lot to contribute. Read more….
P O L I O P L U S FA C T S & F I G U R E S
As part of the global polio eradication effort, in 2006, over 375 million children were vaccinated in 36 countries using 2.1 billion doses of OPV. Type II wild poliovirus has not been found since October 1999, suggesting that transmission of one of the three types of wild poliovirus may have been interrupted.
As a result of the efforts of Rotary International and its Foundation more than two billion children have received oral polio vaccine, since 1985.
Activities of last month
Our Club celebrated Past Presidents Day & Family Meet on 9th June, 2009 at Hotel Royal Southern. The Chief Guest of the evening was PDG AN. Muthuraman. Our AG L. Nagappan also graced the occasion. President of the Club K. Ramasamy welcomed the gathering. PP M. Ramanathan adorned the shawl to PDG AN. Muthuraman and PP RA.Manikandan to AG L. Nagappan. Our Secretary G.J. Sattanathan highlighted the achievements of our Past Presidents. PDG AN. Muthuraman honored by adorning shawls to our Charter President T. Valliappan, Past President RA. Manikandan, Past President R. Ramasamy, Past President M. Ramanathan, and Past President S.A. Clements. Our AG L. Nagappan graced the occasion and felicitated our Past Presidents. The Chief Guest PDG AN. Muthuraman was introduced by our PP R. Ramasamy and finally the chief guest felicitated our Past Presidents and appreciated our Clubs teamwork.
P O L I O P L U S FA C T S & F I G U R E S
In 1988, 10% of the world’s children lived in polio-free countries; as of 1 January 2007, over 70% are living in polio-free countries. The number of cases of polio has declined by 99% since Rotary launched the PolioPlus program. A child can be protected against polio for as little as US$ .60 worth of vaccine.
Two hundred and ten (210) countries, territories and areas are now polio-free.
Activities of last month
The Chief Guest wished the following couples who celebrated their Wedding Anniversaries during the month and presented them with mementos. T. Valliappan & V. Shanthi RA. Manikandan & M. Vijaya T. Umakanth & Pathma Priya G.J. Sattanathan & J. Radha And also to Ann Vijaya, who celebrated her birthday during the month. After the meeting, the program was full of fun and frolic. Games were arranged for Anns, Annets and Rotarians. Prizes were distributed to the winners. Our Annets enjoyed each and every moment. And finally, the function ended with a delicious dinner.
P O L I O P L U S FA C T S & F I G U R E S
Since Rotary began its PolioPlus Program, the number of countries which continue to be polio endemic has declined from over 125 countries in 1985 to 4 countries at the start of 2006. The number of polio cases has declined by more than 99% since 1985.
At the start of 2007, transmission of indigenous poliovirus had been interrupted in all but four countries (India, Nigeria, Paki-
stan, Afghanistan). Within these 4 countries, polio is more geographically restricted
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P O L I O P L U S FA C T S & F I G U R E S
Once polio has been eradicated, the world will reap substantial financial, as well as humanitarian, dividends due to foregone polio treatment and rehabilitation costs. Depending on national decisions on the future use of polio vaccines, these savings could exceed US$1 billion per year.” Since 1998, the inclusion of Vitamin A supplements on NIDs has averted an estimated 1.5 million childhood deaths. The administration of VitaminA during polio National Immunization Days has resulted in fewer childhood deaths from measles, diarrhea and other causes.
A Rotary day in photos
Rotary International News ‐‐ 16 June 2009
On 10 October, Rotary clubs worldwide will take photos of Rotarians in action. The Rotarian is looking for a wide variety of photographs that showcase all aspects of Rotary life for its first "Rotary Day in Photos" feature. Get your club members together, and get creative. Shoot photos of Rotarians digging wells or planting trees, raising funds to eradicate polio or educate children, building parks or painting schools, leading a Group Study Exchange team or hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange student, playing golf or piloting an airplane with a Rotary Fellowship, networking at a local pub or baseball game, or attending a Rotary club meeting in a familiar place or an unusual location. The Rotarian is also interested in photos of or by Interactors, Rotaractors, alumni, and other members of the family of Rotary. Please e‐mail up to three of your club's best high‐resolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. All photos must be taken on 10 October and submitted by 17 October. Be sure to specify who's in the photo, what they're doing, where they are, what time the photo was taken, and who took it. http://www.rotary.org/en/Members/GeneralInformation/Announcements/Pages/090616_ARotarydayinphotos.aspx
We will miss you..
2009 RI Convention in Birmingham, England, 21-24 June
Our Club’s Charter President and Dist. Governor Elect T. Valliappan attended the 100th Rotary convention One of the senior member of our club held in Birmingham, England. a n d P o l i o P l u s C h a i r m a n , Rtn. S. Annamalai (remember his “Irandu Variyil Inbam”) has shifted to A drawing by Annet J. Karunya, daughter of our President ‐ elect G.J. Sattanathan, was Kumbakonam due to business reasons. published in Young World, supplement of “The Central Kudumbam will miss you.
Missed past issues of eBlossoms ?
Have you missed past issues of eBlossoms? Now you can download it from the following link: http://www.kreativindia.biz/rctc/ eblossoms/ Thanks to our club 2nd July
Hindu” newspaper dated 2nd June, 2009. Regards from Tiruchy Central Kudumbam.
V. Rajeswari D/o. T. Valliappan member M.Sudhakar 3rd July P. Brindha W/o. V. Prabu who has uploaded all 8th July A. Sairabanu W/o. M. Alaudeen 8th July M. Chittukala W/o. A. Muthu the issues on the 21st July K. Lokanathan web. 23rd July L. Amul W/o. K. Lokanathan 30th July S. Malathi W/o. M. Sudhakar
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BANANA CHUTNEY RECIPE Ingredients: 6 Bananas ripe 3/4 cup Vinegar 3 teaspoons Salt 1/8 teaspoon of Cinnamon powder 2 ground Cloves 2 big cardamoms 1/2 teaspoon Red chili pepper 1 1/2 cups of Sugar 4 teaspoons Raisins 4 teaspoons blanched Almond GUAVA CHUTNEY RECIPE Ingredients:
250 grams Guava 1 cup Vinegar 2 cups Water 1 level teaspoon Red chili pepper 2 big Cardamoms 180 grams Sugar (1 1/4 cup) 2 level teaspoons Salt 2 tsps Ginger cut into thin long strips 2 cloves Garlic 1 teaspoon Raisins 10 blanched Almonds How to make banana chutney: How to make guava chutney: • Peel and chop bananas. • Peel the guavas, cut each into four pieces and • Cook with vinegar to a pulp and then stir in remove the seeds. sugar until it dissolves. • Cut into thin slices and cook with ginger, garlic • Remove from the fire, mix raisins, almonds (slit and water. into halves), salt, chili powder and ground spices. • Add sugar, crushed cardamoms, vinegar, chilli • Cool, stir and pour into clean jars and cork powder, raisins and almonds and cook on a hot fire tightly. till thick. Serve after 2 days. • Cool and put in a jar and cork tightly. • Serve the next day. STEAMED FISH INGREDIENTS: Half kg fish. 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder. 3 red chillies. 4 green chillies. 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds. Mustard oil for frying. Salt to taste.
Ann. Sathya Selvam
METHOD: Wash and slice fish. Smear with salt and set aside. Grind turmeric, red chillies and mustard to a smooth paste. Slit green chilli.Mix masala with fish. Add oil and green chillies and put in a vessel. Pressure cook for 10 minutes. Serve hot with rice.
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SMS Contest ‐ Riddles
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A farmer had nine sheep, and all but seven died. How many did he have left? Three large people try to crowd under one small umbrella, but nobody gets wet. How is this possible? If you had one match and entered a room in which there were a kerosene lamp, an oil burner, and a wood burning stove, which would you light first? An archeologist claims he found some gold coins dated 46 B.C. Do you believe him? Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer? Do they have a 15th of August in England? George's mother had three children: one named April, one named May, and one named what? How many 2 Rupees stamps in a dozen? If the Vice President of the United States should die, who would be President?
Answers will be published in next issue
Annets, SMS your answers for the riddles to +919842450167 (No premium sms charges applied, only standard charges by your service provider will apply) or alternatively you can email your answers to email@example.com The correct entry (or the one with most correct answers) will win a prize. If there is more than one correct entry, then the winner will be decided by lucky draw. Answers to last month’s SMS Contest puzzles 1. 4 2. 6 ‐ The lower numbers indicate the number of letters in the preceding upper number. 3. Horse, cat, dog, lion 4. The Word is: queue, The letter is: Q 5. How do you do? 6. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 ‐ 8 + 9 = 29 7. It will still be 38 degrees.
The following entries and the number of correct answers were received for the last month’s sms contest: 1. Annet Sowmya ‐ 6 2. Annet Andiyappan ‐ 4 3. Annet Kishore ‐ 5 4. Annet Meenakshi ‐ 6 5. Annet Krithikaa ‐ 4 6. Annet Nishanth ‐ 5 And the winner is Annet RM. Meenakshi D/o. Rtn. M. Ramanathan. Congratulations!!!
AG L. Nagappan distributing prizes to May months e‐Blossoms contest winners Annet A.C. Clarence for “Below 10 years” category and Annet A.C. Clarita for “Above 10 years” category. Regards.
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