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Bharat Pandya
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Dr. Bharat S. Pandya Director 2019-21 Rotary Club of Borivli India Bharat Pandya is a practicing general and laparoscopic surgeon. He and his wife, Madhavi, a gynecologist, own a private hospital in Mumbai. He is a fellow of the International College of Surgeons and has served on the board of the Jan Shikshan Sansthan vocational training institute, sponsored by the Indian government. Pandya joined Rotary in 1989 as a charter member of his club. During

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Kamal Sanghvi
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Kamal Sanghvi Director 2019-21 Rotary Club of Dhanbad India A graduate of Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India, with a degree in pharmaceutical sciences, Kamal Sanghvi is managing director of a family-owned banking, financing, and construction conglomerate. Sanghvi joined Rotary in 1991 and has served RI as training leader, Chair-Rotary Institute, RI committee member, president’s representative, and in numerous other capacities. He helped

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Gary Huang
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Gary C.K. Huang Chair 2019-20 Trustee 2016-20 Rotary Club of Taipei Taipei, Taiwan Gary Huang is an adviser for Wah Lee Industrial Corp. and Bank of Panhsin, and a director of Federal Corporation and Sunty Development Co. Ltd. He previously was president of Malayan Overseas Insurance Co. and chair of Taiwan Sogo Shinkong Security Co. Ltd. He received the Civic Service Award of the Federation of Non-Profit Associations and the Outstanding Community

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Gulam A. Vahanvaty
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Gulam Vahanvaty joined his family’s scrap processing and ship-breaking business, and later diversified into other enterprises. In 1978, Vahanvaty traveled to Indiana (then District 656) as a member of a Group Study Exchange, which he describes as “a life-enhancing experience” that made him want to join Rotary. A Rotarian since 1979, he oversaw a record contribution to The Rotary Foundation of $654,000 as district governor, the largest in Indian

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Brenda Cressey
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Brenda Marie Cressey is president and CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business in Maine. She has served in many volunteer capacities with civic organizations such as the American Cancer Society. Brenda is a member of the Rotary Club of Paso Robles, California. A Rotarian since 1989, she has served as a regional membership and Foundation coordinator and RRFC training institute moderator, an Endowment Major Gift adviser, Council

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C Bhaskar
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Basker Chockalingam holds degrees in Commerce and Law from the prestigious University of Madras where he was bestowed with the Rt. Hon’ble Madhavan Nair Award for the best overall performance in law. An entrepreneur by profession, Basker has built his firm VNC from scratch into one of the largest industrial houses in Karur employing over 1000 people with a turnover exceeding 10 billion rupees (USD 151 million). Apart from manufacturing, VNC is

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Ray Klinginsmith
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TRUSTEE CHAIR 2015-16 ROTARY CLUB OF KIRKSVILLE, MISSOURI, USA Ray Klinginsmith, a retired attorney, served as general counsel, professor of business administration, and dean of administration for Truman State University. He was director of the Macon Atlanta State Bank in Macon, Missouri, from 1971 to 2008, and is a director emeritus of the bank and a director of the bank holding company. He is president emeritus of the Chariton Valley Association

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Manoj Desai
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DIRECTOR 2015-17 ROTARY CLUB OF BARODA METRO, INDIA Manoj Desai is a spinal surgeon at his own medical facility, Arpan Spine & Fracture Clinic. He is a life member of the Indian Medical Association, Spine Surgeons Association of India, and the Indian Orthopedic Association. A Rotarian since 1986, Desai has served Rotary as regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, regional Rotary membership coordinator, task force and committee member, RI training

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John Kenny
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John Kenny Trustee Chair 2014-15 Rotary Club Of Grangemouth Scotland John Kenny, a graduate of Glasgow University, is a past dean of his local law faculty, a judge, and a notary. He is past president of the Forth Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Scottish Junior Chamber of Commerce and past general legal counsel of Jaycees International. He was also appointed deputy lieutenant of his district by Queen Elizabeth II. Kenny is

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AKS Gallery
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P. T. Prabhakar
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P. T. Prabhakar Director Rotary International 2013-15 Rotary club of Madras Central P.T.P. is the managing director of P.T. Power Gear, (P) Ltd., engaged in systems engineering and marketing of Siemens switch gears, motors, and programmable logic controllers. He is the founder and project chair of a blood bank in Chennai that is supported by Rotarians. A Rotarian since 1983, P.T.P. has served RI as RI training leader, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator,

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Rotary Foundation Gallery
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Message from the RF(I) Chair
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Dear Fellow Rotarians, I am very happy to inform you that India once again has ranked world # 2 in giving to The Rotary Foundation. With a contribution of USD $21.39 million Rotarians in India have once again experienced and displayed the Joy of Giving. With nearly USD $10 million, Zone 4 is amongst top 5 zones for Rotary in total contribution. With with Endowment Fund of USD $ 2.9 million, Zone 5 is amongst the top 5 in the world. At district level:

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Shekhar Mehta
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Shekhar Mehta. Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar. Director, Rotary International 2011-13. Shekhar Mehta is a Chartered Accountant and chair of the Skyline Group, a real estate development company. He has been actively involved in disaster management and worked to build 500 homes after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Shekhar has also helped establish hospitals in Bhubaneswar, Hooghly and Kolkata, and he chairs the Saving Little Hearts charity, which

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M.K. Panduranga Setty
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M.K. Panduranga Setty. Rotary Club of Bangalore. Director, Rotary International 1991-93. M K . Panduranga Setty is a well-known educationist and industrialist of Karnataka and Past Director of Rotary International (1991-1993 ) is a member of Rotary Club Of Bangalore for the last 54 years with perfect attendance record, his services in the field of Industry and Education was recognized by Government of Karnataka and was awarded Karnataka Rajyotsava

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Sushil Gupta
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Sushil Gupta. Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest. Chair, Rotary Foundation (India) 2012-13. Director, Rotary International 2003-05. RI Director (2003-05). Sushil is Chair & Managing Director of Asian Hotels (West) Ltd.-owners of Hyatt Regency Mumbai and JW Marriott Aerocity New Delhi. He is the Chair of Edenpark Hotels (Qutab-Clarion). He has served as president of the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India and as director on the Board

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TRF Trustee Chair Message
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We have some very good problems that I want to discuss with you. The number of Rotary global grant requests is exploding. Rotarians are seeing the amazing impact of our grants, and they want to harness the power of global grants to take on ambitious projects. One crucial aspect of our global grants is the emphasis on sustainability when planning a project. When we come together to tackle a problem, we do not just drop off a check and leave. We change

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Wilfrid J. Wilkinson
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Wilfrid J. Wilkinson. Rotary Club of Trenton, Ontario, Canada. Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2012-13. Rotary International President 2007-08. Wilfrid J. Wilkinson was a founding partner of Wilkinson & Company, a public accounting firm. After retiring, Wilf served as the part-time executive director of the Quinte Ballet School of Canada. He has also been chair of the Belleville Cheshire Home for Physically Handicapped Adults and the Loyalist

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Yash Pal Das
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Yash Pal Das. Rotary Club of Ambala. Director, Rotary International 2011-13. Yash Pal Das is the chief executive officer of a family-owned car dealership and has served as an executive officer in the Indian Merchant Navy. He is a member of the Indian Roads and Transport Development Association, the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations, and the Society for the Hearing Impaired. Yash has served Rotary as an India PolioPlus Committee member,

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Sudarshan Agarwal
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Sudarshan Agarwal served as Secretary General, Rajya Sabha for over 12 years and later on as the Member of the Human Rights Commission. He has served as Governor of the States of Uttarakhand and Sikkim from January, 2003 to July, 2008. He is a former President of the Delhi Gymkhana Club and former Director of Rotary International having served as such during the period 1987 – 89.

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Rajendra K. Saboo
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Rajendra K. Saboo. Rotary Club of Chandigarh. Rotary International President 1991-92. Trustee, The Rotary Foundation 1992-98. Director, Rotary International 1981-83. Rajendra K. Saboo is Chairman of Saboo Business Group which includes Kamla Dials and Devices Limited a leading manufacturer of ornamental watch dials and watch components, Saboo Coatings Limited manufacturing specialised lacquers and surface coatings and ETHOS, high-end watch retail

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O. P. Vaish
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O P Vaish RI Director 1999-2001. Rotary Foundation Trustee 1991-1994. Chair: 2012 RI Bangkok Convention Committee. O P Vaish, called ‘OP’ by his friends in Rotary, is a Rotarian of long standing. He is designated Senior Advocate and founder of International Tax, Corporate and Business Advisory Law Firm, Vaish Associates, Advocates. He is member of Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown. He has served Rotary as a Member of Board of Directors of Rotary International

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Kalyan Banerjee
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Kalyan Banerjee. Trustee Chair 2016-2017 Rotary Club of Vapi. Rotary International President 2011-12. Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2001-05. Director, Rotary International, 1995-97. Trustee member, The Rotary Foundation 2013-17 He has been marshaling his energies for Rotary since 1972, when he joined the fledgling club in his hometown of Vapi, India. Around the same time, the young chemical engineer was starting up a small company to produce red

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Ashok M. Mahajan
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Ashok M. Mahajan Rotary Club of Mulund, Maharashtra, India Vice Chair, Rotary Foundation (India) 2012-13 Trustee Member, The Rotary Foundation (India) 2009-13 Director, Rotary International 2007-09 Ashok M. Mahajan is senior partner in Raj Industries, a firm he founded in 1973. He is a member of the Punjab Kesari Club and Council for Fair Business Practice, and has served on the Civil Defense Advisory Committee Maharashtra. Ashok joined the Rotary

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