Vol. 59 No. 49 • June 19, 2018

Dear friends,
There are some important updates I need to give you’ll.

Firstly, work is currently on to convert the Ajit Deshpande Medical Centre (ADMC) at Talwada into a really modern and comfortable place for our patients and doctors. Towards this, three new dental chairs have been ordered. A new X’Ray machine (digitised) has been ordered. And five air conditioners have been ordered, one for each of our facilities there. Tara Deshpande is also looking at getting a Warli artist to paint parts of the walls (Warli originated in and around that region). That should really make the centre look and feel fantastic. After all, a medical centre that caters to over 18,000 poor adivasi tribals a year needs to be a showpiece of our Club.

Secondly we are embarking on an ambitious Centre for Vocational Excellence with our old and trusted partner YMCA. About 3800 square feet of prime space at Agripada will be converted into a skills development centre for mainly underprivileged members of the local community. We have a tried and tested track record with the “Y” and are very confident this will turn out to be one of the flagship projects of your Club. We are grateful to our friends at Bharat Serums and Vaccines who have indicated a willingness to help us make this a reality.

On the 28th. at 4.30pm please join us to inaugurate the ambitious solar installation at the CSVS Museum. Bittu Sehgal has kindly consented to be the guest of Honor. As you are aware your Club (the Environment Committee) is playing a major role in helping the Museum to get a Platinum LEED certificate. Something very commendable.

Finally I look forward to meeting all our members on the 25th. evening at 7pm at the Taj Vivanta (President) Hotel Cuffe Parade for our last meeting of the Rotary Year.

Please send your RSVP’s to the Rotary office.