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<ul><li> 1. ISSUE : 47VOLUME : 3120-06-2012 PAGES - 4 Count down for VishwaClub Assembly by Asst. Governor. Rtn. Joseph Mathew Rtn. Joseph Mathew was born on September 28th 1957 in asmall town in Kerala and had his early education there. Hegraduated in Arts from St. Philomenas College, Mysore and took apost graduation degree in Sociology from Manasagangothri,Mysore. He joined the faculty of Sociology at St. Philomenas College in1984 as a lecturer and is now a Professor. While at Philomenas hewas the staff adviser of the Rotract Club of St. Philomenas and gotinterested in the Rotary movements. He joined the Rotary Club of Mysore West in the year 2001and became the President of the Club in 2009. During his time as President of the Club, hewas able to bring the past president of India APJ Abdul Kalam and the then incoming RIPresident Kalyan Banerjee to the Club.During his term as president, the Rotary Club of Mysore West was able to get 32 awardsincluding the Best Club Award. He was a Zonal Lieutenant in the year 2011-12.He is happily married to Annie Joseph who is a teacher in St. Josephs Central School andhas two sons.Wishing All the Best to Rtn. Joseph Mathew and a very warm wel-come to Rotary MysoreMidtown.MATCHING PROJECTS FROM MIDTOWNRotary Mysore Midtown has done matching grant projects worth Rs. 1,45 crores!!! Here is some details.in Rs.1.Matching grant school benches project 2.0 lakhs2.Ambulance project - five ambulances 7.5 lakhs3.T b testing machine20.0 lakhs4.Operation theater equipments -biwi ayesha hospital 10.0 lakhs5.Mobile clinical laboratory 20.0 lakhs6.Neonatal care equipmements, jss13.0 lakhs7.Mobile dental clinic jss 14.0 lakhs8.Telescope project, rma 18.0 lakhs8.Dialysis machine, st josephs hospital16.0 lakhs9.Mobile ventilator ambulance18.0 lakhs 10.Heart surgeries (on going) 6.90 lakhs Total 145.4 lakhs</li></ul> <p> 2. 20-06-2012 Presidents Message Dear Rotarians, Last week we had meeting at Chayadevi Anathashrama. Total inmates were 55. We gave them Rs.15,000/- worth computer tables &amp; chairs and also monetary support of Rs.5,000/- collected through sunshine Box. Also we served food for the inmates. I thank all the Rotarians for their generous contribution. Today, it is my pleasure to welcome incoming Assistant Governor Zone -7 Rtn. Joseph Mathew who will be conducting Club Assembly which is mandatory before Installation. I wish President Elect Rtn. Vishwanath .R.S. &amp; his team a great success. Friends once again I welcome you all for the President Dinner on 30th Saturday June at 7.00pm. at Hotel Grand Maurya. Please attend with family. Bye till next week. Thank You Rtn. RaghavendraVisit to community service centre ROTARY LEADERSHIPChayadevi Anathashrama, 13th July 2012 TRAINING INSTITUTERtn M S Nandakumar and Rtn S.Bhanuchandran have completed Level 2 Certification program of Rotary Leadership Training Institute conducted in Mysore recently. The training program was sponsored by Rotary Mysore.BOOKS DONATEDRtn S. Bhanuchandran has donated Rs 1250/- towards books for a student of commerce studying PUC. The father of the student is an Auto Driver.Todays Tea Is Hosted By Rtn. Sundar Raja Rao.LETS ROCK-JOINT BOARD MEETINGOn 13th July 2012, as a part of visit to communitycentre, Midtowners visited Sri ChayadeviAnathashrama Trust at Jayanagar, Mysore.Anathashrama houses about 55 inmates including 13senior citizens and 40 children which included a 8 monthold female baby. From Midtown, food was sponsoredfor all the inmates, computer furniture worth Rs.15000was given and a cash of Rs. 5000 was also given whichRtn. Vishwa started his year with the jointwas the generous contribution of midtowners to theboard meeting on 15-06-12 at sports club. A cakesunshine box. This project was Raghavendras 12thwas cut on this occasion and the message wascommunity centre visit project during his tenure and thisactivity really has become a very meaningful project. Lets Rock. 3. 313-06-2012Cracked Pot Guidelines on Health A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung Keep your blood cholesterol less than 160 mg/dl.on the end of a pole which he carried across his neck.Even a 1% reduction in cholesterol reduces theOne of the pots was perfectly made and never leaked.chances of heart attack by 2%. The other pot had a crack in it and by the time the Uncontrolled diabetes and blood pressure canwater bearer reached his masters house it had leaked precipitate a heart attack. Keep these under check.much of its water and was only half full. Eat less, walk more. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearerdelivering only one and a half pots full of water to his Regular exercise is good for health. The bestmasters house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of exercise is walking, which should be brisker thanits accomplishments.brisk walking. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own Soya products are good for health. These shouldimperfection, and miserable that it was able to form an essential ingredient of the diet.accomplish only half of what it had been made to do. Fruits are better than juices. Brown rice better thanAfter two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure,polished rice and jaggery better than white sugar.it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. "I amEat a highfiber diet.ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you.""Why?" asked the bearer. Driving and drinking do not go together. "What are you ashamed of?" "I have been able, for Pregnant women must not drink. It harms the babythese past two years, to deliver only half my loadin the womb.because this crack in my side causes water to leak out Get your health checkup done at least once in aall the way back to your masters house.year. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work,and you dont get full value from your efforts," the pot Salt intake should be restricted.said. Avoid APC where A stands for achar, P for papad The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and C for chutney.and in his compassion he said, "As we return to themasters house, I want you to notice the beautifulflowers along the path." Indeed, as they went up the hill,the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming theTOOFAN SPEAKERbeautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and thischeered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad AT ROTARY MYSOREbecause it had leaked out half its load, and so again thepot apologized to the bearer for its failure.The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that therewere flowers only on your side of your path, but not onthe other pots side? Thats because I have alwaysknown about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. Iplanted flower seeds on your side of the path, and everyday while we walk back from the stream, youve wateredthem. For two years I have been able to pick thesebeautiful flowers to decorate my masters table.Without you being just the way you are, he would nothave this beauty to grace his house." Each of us has our own unique flaws. Were allcracked pots But if we all allow it,. God will use our flawsto grace his table. In Gods great economy nothinggoes, to waste. Dont be afraid of your flaws.Acknowledge them and you too can be the, cause ofbeauty. Know that in our weakness we find our strength."Dont grieve that your roses have thorns ... Rtn. Chandu was the speaker at weekly meeting atRejoice instead that your thorns have roses".Rotary Mysore Midtown. He spoke on his favourite topic Kicking-Tobacco. Congrats Toofan!! 4. Wedding AnniversaryVocational training teams aidAdopt-a-Village project in UgandaAn Adopt-a-Villageproject being carried out byRotarians in Uganda andRtn. PP. PHF. Balakrishnan P.S. &amp; Sudhamani California, USA, is helping to22-06-2012 ; Cell : 949264396 improve life significantly forpeople in Nkondo, Uganda.The project involves fourof Rotarys areas of focus:water and sanitation, basiceducation and literacy,disease prevention andtreatment, and economic and community development.An important catalyst to the efforts success is theRtn. Dr. Raghu R.G. &amp; Sumalatha vocational training team (VTT), a group of professionals 25-06-2012 ; Cell : 98861 24215that travels either to learn more about their vocation or toteach local professionals about a particular field. Themain role has been to help kick-start the project, saysPast District Governor Philippe Lamoise, who led a teamfrom District 5340 to District 9200 in Uganda in late 2010and early 2011. The training I conducted was aboutbusiness strategies, savings, and investments as theyapply to family-size farming businesses. Team results : Funded by a Rotary FoundationRtn. Syed Aftab Ahmed &amp; Rukhsana Nazneenglobal grant, the team of four Rotarians and three other 25-06-2012 ; Cell : 9900904101professionals also helped lay the groundwork for a cleanwater system, trained health clinic staff, and renovated a Revealed: Secret of HIVscomputer room at a school. The results of the teams naturalborn killers efforts were a motivation to the local government to joinThe Times of Indiain and provide some additional public funding at theChennai: Scientists on Monday said they had school and clinic, Lamoise says.found a key piece in the puzzle as to why a tiny The VTT also paved the way for partnerships withminority of individuals infected with HIV have aone local nongovernmental organization to trainnatural ability to fight the deadly AIDS virus. Incommunity residents in microfinance and with another toa study they said holds promise for an HIVmanage the microcredit effort, with oversight by thevaccine, researchers from four countriesRotary Club of Kampala North. In addition, the VTTreported the secret lies not in the number of inspired a partnership with an NGO to train farmers toinfectionkilling cells a person has, but in howproduce crops with high market values. A five-memberteam from Kenya and Uganda visited District 5340 inwell they work. Only about one person in 300October and November 2011, learning about besthas the ability to control the HI V without drugs,practices in agriculture and irrigation, including the useusing a strain of "killer" cells called cytotoxic Tof appropriate technology. VTTs give efforts like thelymphocyte (CTL) cells. Scientists reportedAdopt-a-Village project a strong boost towardthat the strain has molecules called receptorssustainability, says Francis Tusubira, vice chair of thethat are better able to identify HIVinfectedFoundations Cadre of Technical Advisers and pastwhite blood cells for attack.governor of District 9200. Learning and doing: The GSE experience was Next Week in Midtown great to discover East Africa and establish newrelationships with the Rotarians over there, saysLamoise, who was part of a District 5340 team thatPresident Dinnertraveled to that region in 2001. One of the great benefits Date: 30-06-2012 at 7.00pm of the VTT program is that we are doing some good workover there, instead of just learning about the culture and Venue : Grand Mourya Hotel,establishing connections. So from the hostHunsur Road, Mysore.[communitys] point of view, VTT has much more value. </p>