The Peninsula Post - Rotary Club Of Bombay Peninsula

The Peninsula Post
October 2011
From the President’s desk
We started October – designated month for “Vocation Service” by Rotary International- with a
bang with Lead hosting with 9 other co-host clubs the prestigious “District Seminar on Values &
Ethics” on 01-Oct at MC Ghia Hall. Hon Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud and Prof. Sanjay Ranade
were keynote speakers. This reinforced the values which enshrine our Rotarian life viz. Truth,
Fairness, Build Goodwill & friendship, Beneficial to all.
The momentum achieved in the previous month in various community service activities
continued and spilled over to District Events where our club made its presence felt. Thanks to
all members who came forward to contribute their time, effort and money in service of the
We now take up the challenging rural community service project under District Thrust Area viz.
Check Dam at Shahpur Taluka for which we have received District Grant approval for 1/3 of the
cost. We are raising the balance 2/3 cost through complimentary entry into Standard Chartered
Mumbai Marathon on 15-Jan-2012 for all donors above Rs. 10,000/-. We have completed 15
entries. We have obtained few more entry bibs. Please hurry to ensure your participation in the
Dream Run – which is total fun.
District Seminar on Values & Ethics: 01-Oct-11
• Hon. Justice Dhananjay Chandrchud and Shri Sanjay
Ranade, journalist & professor were the speakers
• They brought out values & ethics by speaking about daily
life experiences. It was very lively and well attended talk
• Our club was the lead host for this District Seminar along
with 9 other co-host clubs
Senior Officers Training Seminar
• Our club co-hosted the SOTS – Senior Officers Training
Seminar for the District Team 2012-13 under
leadership of DGE Dr. Bal Inamdar
• It was held at YMCA, Near Bombay Central, Mumbai
from 9am to 5pm. Asst Governors, Asst Trainers and
Joint Secretaries underwent Rotary and leadership
training at the able hands of various PDG and faculty
• Rtn Anil Jain joined Prez Jay & Asha Toshniwal in the
Spectacles Distribution: 09-Oct-11
In continuation of Project Roshni-Cataract Eye Camp, our club distributed
prescription lenses free of cost to over 50 persons at Simlanagar, Napean
Sea Road, Mumbai.
Many of our members with R/Ann along with guests attended this
Event Sponsored by Rajesh Shah, Ketan Manek, Sanjay Dalal, Nilesh
Shah, Gopal Dave, Pankaj Vora, Jay Toshniwal, Anil Jain, Rajiv
Maheshwari, Kashi Deora, Pradeep Kainya.
RCBP thanks all the donors for this program.
Free Eye Check up Camp: 13-Oct-11
• On the “World Sight Day” our club sponsored a free eye check
up camp at Municipal Eye Hospital, Near Do Taki, Grant Road
East, Mumbai.
• Over 200 patients got their eyes checked up.
AGM & Elections:14-Oct-11
Our club held its AGM + Elections at Garware
Club House Hall on Friday, 14-Oct-11 at
7:30pm. After the regular business of accounts
approval, auditor appointment, etc. the Elected
Board members for Rotary year 2012-13 were
announced elected unanimously unopposed.
The members welcomed PE Anil Jain, PN Pankaj
Vora, Secretary Anup Taparia, Treasurer Vijay
Zanwar, Directors Chandrashekhar Daga,
Prakash Mandana, Shyam Todi
Diwali Party: 14-Oct-11
Our club celebrated the festival of lights “Deepawali” on Friday, 14-Oct-11 at Garware
Club House Hall, D Road, Churchgate after the AGM
Beautiful Rangoli and Foral Decoration welcomed members who were anointed with
Keshar Tilak and shower of Rose petals
Radhika Shukla arranged innovative “Antakshari” based on situations and words which involved
all members into singing and dancing
The team captains duly supported by their co-captains, vice-captains and team members put up
the great show. Sumptuous dinner was served with “high” spirits.
Members were presented with decorative “diya” and CD on “Cow Therapy”. The program was
attended by over 100 members, Anns, children & guests
Gandhi & 4-Way Test Quiz: 14-Oct-11
In line with the theme of the month - “vocation”, our club conducted a quiz on “Gandhi & 4-Way
Test” with Std X children at Nalanda School, Byculla on Friday, 14-Oct-11. Books on Gandhiji were
distributed a week before the Quiz. The teachers evaluated the quiz papers. Certificates, prizes and
snacks were distributed on Tuesday, 01-11-11.
Event Sponsored by -RtnVijay Zanwar
Regular Meetings
On 20-10-2011 Shri Sanjeev Nayyar addressed members on the
essence of festivals including Diwali. He spoke on the deeper
purpose of life
Celebration with underprivileged children: 21-Oct-11:
Our club celebrated the festival of lights – Diwali with
underprivileged children Muktangan school, BBD Chawl,
Worli. The celebration included fun activities like rangoli
art, craft, festoons, music, dance, games, snacks and
gifts. Over 300 children celebrated the festival.
Event Sponsored by-Anil Jain, Anup Taparia, Arun Gada,
Pankaj Vora, Sanjay Dalal ,Chirayush shah, GopalDave,
Hema Rakesh Shah, Ketan Manek, Nilesh Shah.
District News
District Seminar on Values & Ethics: 01-Oct-11
Hon Justice Dhananjay Chandrchud and Shri Sanjay Ranade,
journalist & professor were the speakers. They brought out
values & ethics by speaking about daily life experiences. It was
very lively and well attended talk
District Festival – Dandiya: 01-Oct-11
Our club members Prez Jay & Lady Asha Toshniwal
participated in the District Festival – Dandiya celebrated at
MM Pupils High School, Khar West, Mumbai. Over 650
Rotarians participated in festive mood
International Service : 12 Oct’11
• Our club hosted Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars Miss
Miss Hilary Clinton from USA. She is studying at Tata
Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Deonar
• She was shown around South Mumbai including Crawford
Market, Manish Market, Musafirkhana
Community Service
• Shartul Foundation: Our Club Donated
Special Chair to Physically Challenged
children. Chairs donated by- Manoj Pandya,
Jay Toshniwal, Vijay Zanwar, Vijay Biyani,
Nilesh Shah, Sanjiv Barad, Rakesh Shah,
Arun Gada, Dr. Rajesh Tiwari.
• Red Swastik :Sewing Machine donated by
Anil Jain, Arun Gada, Pankaj Vora, Ramakant
Chokhani, Manoj Pandya.
• TRF (PHF/Multiple PHF): Congratulations to
Aanchal Rajiv Maheshwari, Kamal Harlalka,
Aashi Anil Jain, Jay Toshniwal, Manoj
Pandya, Pankaj Vora, Ashok Bharaadia,
Anup Taparia for becoming PHF
Rotary club of Bombay Peninsula
• 01st November: Quiz : “Gandhi & 4-way Test”: Awarding Certificate
of Merit to students of Nalanda School, Byculla for participation in
Quiz. 2:15pm to 3:15pm.
• 03rd November
: Shri Paritosh Joshi, CEO, Star CJ teleshopping
channel speaks on “Changing face of business with e-commerce”.
• 10th November
: Guru Nanak Jayanti – Bank holiday. No
• 14th November
: Quiz: “Gandhi & 4-way Test”: Awarding
Certificate of Merit to students of Maratha Mandir Babasaheb
Gawde School, BBD Chawl, Worli, for participation in Quiz.
• 17th November
: Shri Jaiprakash Kabra, renowned
management expert, speaks on “Emotional Intelligence”.
• 24th November
: Shri Zafar Iqbal, IAS – speaks on “Indian
Muslims are Nationalist Indians”.
We thank all the Rtn. and R/Anns and their
friends who have put in their time, efforts and
money for RCBP projects.
We thank Five Online for creating our website.
This edition is created and managed by Mridu
Taparia, daughter of Rtn. Anup and Seema

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