Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Peace through Service to all! What a year! Wow! It started great with the support of my dear amigo PRIP Frank Devlyn; then meeting our RIP Sakuji Tanaka here in Houston, thanks to D5890, and honoured to have PRIP and current RF Chair Wilf Wilkinson dedicating his online presentation to our eClub. The joy of leading our online 50 weekly meetings without fail will stay with me forever. Attendance at our Guest Speaker group nearly doubled, 50 fantastic guest speakers, five Matching Grants signed this year, the closest to my heart was our Mexico one. We created an imprint on virtual fundraising thru the Virtual Global Swimarathon on Rotary’s birthday, as well as opened USA bank account and Paypal online donation possibilities. Proud to have brought in 5 of our 8 great new members, of which Dr. Nischal Pandey earned Member of the Year recognition! Have 5 Paul Harris and 5 EREY members too! Thank you Service Chair and PE Devashis and SAA Nischal for the Help Uttarakhand relief initiative!. I could not have done my work as President, Webmaster, Program Chair, and SAA (for the first 6 mo.) and actively helping with PR, online fundraising and membership if it had not been for the support of my fellow active officers and our friend and mentor Prakash Saraswat. Thank you. Welcome President Devashis and new officers team! Wooohoooo!
2011-12 Charter PR Chair