Message from the RF(I) Chair



As we are in the last month of this Rotary year it is time to reflect back on how we served humanity during the centennial year of our Foundation. Many clubs undertook significant projects several Rotarians made large contributions to the Foundation and the number of Arch Klumph Society members is growing steadily in India.

Rotarians in India set out a very special and challenging goal for contribution to the Rotary Foundation – 26.5 million U.S. Dollars. It was special because our own Kalyan Banerjee is the TRF Trustee Chair in the centennial year of the Foundation. We will only know in the first week of July whether we have been able to accomplish our goal.

In the year 2016-17 Rotary Foundation India has been able to provide the Rotarians from India the facility to make online contributions in Indian Rupees. Some Rotarians have utilised this facility but I am sure as more and more become aware, online contributions will become the preferred option for a majority of the Rotarians.

Many of us are preparing our travel plans to attend the Atlanta Convention and see for ourselves the centennial celebrations of our Foundation. I look forward to meeting you all in Atlanta.

Warm Regards

Yashpal Das
Chairman, Rotary Foundation India, 2015–16
Rotary Club of Ambala.
Vice Chair, Rotary Foundation (India) 2013-14.
Director, Rotary International 2011-13.