Vol. 59 No. 37 • March 20, 2018

Looking back with satisfaction. Looking ahead with confidence. On the 19th of March 1929, the Rotary Club of Bombay was founded. That means we are entering our ninetieth year. And unlike in a game of cricket, this will not be the nervous nineties for us. This is a time to look back, reflect on the […]

Vol. 59 No. 36 • March 13, 2018

Dear friends, Our Rotarians have discovered the joys of traveling together. And they are reveling in it. Anar Shah led a group of Rotarians to Rishikesh. And I vicariously enjoyed the trip through the lenses of our expert photographers. The next issue of the Gateway will show you how much these travelers enjoyed themselves. And […]

Vol. 59 No. 35 • March 6, 2018

Dear friends, The person who will head the Rotaract movement in the coming Rotary Year is our own Rotaractor Hansika Shahani. Youth has a large role to play in the Rotary movement and some of these young Rotaractors grow to become fine Rotarians. Our IPP Mukesh Batra is one of them. We have been encouraging […]

Vol. 59 No. 34 • February 27, 2018

Dear friends, There was a time when we looked out for material to fill up the Gateway in a meaningful manner, week after week. Yes, bringing out a weekly bulletin can be very challenging. I am very pleased to report we now have a problem of plenty. We are routinely holding over matter because of […]

From the President’s Desk

Dear friends, Seven months have passed by in a blur. New projects, consolidating existing projects and laying the foundation of a strong financial base that will let future Presidents concentrate on doing good has been the focus. I am glad to report that your Club has been successful in all these efforts. Somehow we’ve managed […]

Vol. 59 No. 31 • January 30, 2018

The Cancer Aid Committee has been working hard. And the results are showing. One part is the great help they provide to needy cancer patients at Tata Memorial Hospital. The other and newer part of their activities include preventive care. And this letter received by Rotary Anne Ekta Shah who plays a sterling role in […]

Vol. 59 No. 30 • January 23, 2018

So what makes for a good outstation fellowship? What makes a Rotary trip memorable? Is it the choice of the destination? Is it the hotels and logistics and food? Or is it even the quality of guides and the busses? I guess it’s a little of all this. And if it is, the RCB trip […]

Vol. 59 No. 29 • January 16, 2018

Dear Friends, The Official Club Visit of the DG went off very well. It was nice interacting with the District Team headed by District Governor Prafull Sharma and nicer hearing him say kind things about our Club. Yes the Rotary Club of Bombay is an institution built on the untiring efforts of its Past presidents […]

Vol. 59 No. 27 • January 2, 2018

Dear Friends, The reason for giving. Happy New Year to each of you’ll. I wish you all have a healthy and happy year ahead. The festive season is drawing to a close. But giving doesn’t need a season. Giving only needs a good reason. And I will give you some very good reasons to give. […]

From the President’s Desk

Looking back with satisfaction… Six months have flown by in a flurry of meaningful activities and great bonhomie. And that’s what Rotary is supposed to be. This is just to thank the RCB team, the Secretariat, the members and the donors who have made this six months so special. Think about it. We launched two […]