Rtn Gerard Pushpanathan Installed As President 2011-12 Of Rotary Club Of Chennai Thiruva

Rotary Club of Chennai Thiruvanmiyur installed its new President for the Rotary Year 2011-12 on Wednesday June 22 , 2011 at a
By: V Kumar
July 25, 2011 - PRLog -- Rotary Club of Chennai Thiruvanmiyur installed its new President for the Rotary Year 2011-12 on Wednesday June 22. The incoming President Rtn Gerard Pushpanathan was pinned by Rtn Sampathkumar, the incoming District Governor of Rotary International District 3230. The Guest of Honor was Shri Natraj, IPS. Outgoing President Rtn K Kumaran in a symbolic ceremony handed over the Presidential collar and gavel to Rtn Gerard Pushpanathan.

Governor Sampath spoke about the twin priorities of Rotary International – Membership development and Rotary Foundation. Calling upon the scores of Rotarians in District 3230, Rtn Sampath urged each and every one to spread the word about Rotary and the positive impact the Rotary movement creates around the world. He also spoke about the importance of contributing to the Rotary Foundation and every small drop counts. Rtn Sampath led by example, and he had requested that no mementoes or flowers be given to him and the District officials; instead the club could forward this towards the TRF contributions! Guest of Honor Shri Natraj spoke about the dedication and leadership that Rotary stands for and the impact that the various projects done by Rotarians, have created worldwide. He had a special word of praise for the Rotary Club Of Chennai Thiruvanmiyur, as within a short span of time, the club and its members have done some wonderful projects, for which they have been recognized.

Incoming President Rtn Gerard Pushpanathan urged all spouses and children of Rotarians to participate in Rotary, as the movement is all about Fellowship and service. Calling this year as a momentous one for Rotary, as the Rotary International President is Rtn Kalyan Banerjee from India, Rtn Gerard stressed upon the three pivots on which this year stands – Family, Continuity and Change. Rtn Gerard, President of Chennai Thiruvanmiyur then reiterated that as Rotarians, he and his club members will “be the change that they wish to see in the world” and they would do this by “Reaching Within to Embrace Humanity,” which is the theme for the Rotary year 2011-12.

The well planned and executed event ended with the Vote of Thanks by Club Secretary Rtn Sriprakash followed by the National Anthem

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