Message from the RF(I) Chair


Dear Fellow Rotarians,
The new Rotary year brings in more good news. We can cheer up to the fact that now for the 3rd consecutive year India is the 2nd highest giving country in the Rotary world. Our total contributions were $ 19 million. Of this $ 9 million was in the Annual Program Funds making a per capita Annual Fund contribution of $ 65.45 in India.

I am sure, with an excellent beginning we will again be at the number 2 spot for this year too. I am also happy to inform you that during the Rotary year 2017-18, 320 grants were approved for a total of $ 24.22 million.

The CSR pilot also is doing fairly well with CSR funds coming to nearly $ 1 Million. These are initial years and we are short on our target but I am sure this will have a multiplier effect soon.

The installations, I am sure were a great opportunity for contributing to TRF. Let the donations keep flowing.

The very fact that we have received more than $ 24.22 million shows that our clubs are working hugely in the six areas of focus.

Let us make bigger, better and bolder projects that have a lasting impact on the society and we truly live up to the motto of “doing good in the world”.

With best wishes for the season.

Yours truly,
Shekhar Mehta
Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar.
Director, Rotary International 2011-13.