Over the Years

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RCM’s journey Over the Over the Years

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19th Aug 1949

18 leading citizens of Mangalore met at Canara Club to listen to aims and targets of the Rotary movement. The man responsible for this get-together was late M. Venkatesh Pai and the speaker was Hon. JLP Roche Victoria, then District Governor. Formal inauguration and first meeting of the Provisional Club was held at 5.30 pm on 1st Sept 1949, at CPC Hall, Kodialbail, Mangalore and Rotary’s constitution and bye-laws were adopted. V.S. Kudva was the first President, while M.V. Pai was the first Secretary.
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9th Dec 1949

Formal inauguration of our Club by Rtn. Governor G. Wignarajaat “Mohini Vilas”. Also present was Rtn. MA Billimoria, the Secretary of our sponsor Club, Rotary Club of Coimbatore.
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26th Jan 1950

Admission of our Club to RI under Charter 7427.
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7th May 1950

Charter presentation ceremony at CPC Hall, Rtn. MA Billimoria – Dist. Governor Nominee, presented the charter.
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15th May 1950

First bulletin of the Club was issued highlighting the details of the charter presentation ceremony. The first editorial sub-committee comprised of Rtn’s M.Venkatesh Pai, PRR Punja and H. Krishnamurthy.
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1958-59

Rtn. K. V. Kamath – Inter-City meeting of Clubs organized. RC Udupi was sponsored.
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1959-60

Rtn. M. S. Kamath – First symposium on traffic safety held. 100 “Halt & Proceed” sign boards donated.
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1960-61

Rtn. A. Umanath Rao – “Book Bank” introduced at erstwhile KREC(NITK), Suratkal.
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1961-62

Rtn. M. D. Adappa – “ Treat a TB Patient” scheme, where every Rotarian adopted the treatment of a TB patient.
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1962-63

Rtn. A. A. Bailur – Rotary Club of Mangalore Charitable Trust registered.
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1963-64

Rtn. Dr. K. P. Ganesan – First Interact Club formed at St. Aloysius school.
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1964-65

Rtn. Dr. M. P. Pai – Physiotherapy centre built at Wenlock Hospital.
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1965-66

Rtn. K. P. Kasturi – Rotary Children’s park completed.
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1968-69

Rtn. U. Rajaram Mallya – District conference held. Rtn. Dr. K. P. Ganesan was the District Governor.
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1969-70

Rtn. M. Baba Pai – Constructed a primary school building at Kinya.
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1971-72

Rtn. Dr. M. Srinivasan – Land adjacent to Children’s park taken into possession.
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1972-73

Rtn. M. R. Prabhu – Children’s traffic training park completed. District Conference held in Mangalore.
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1973-74

Rtn. Dr. C. R. Kamath Eye bank established and handed over at Govt. Wenlock Hospital in memory of PDG late Dr. M.D. Adappa.
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1974-75

Rtn. Dr. K. S. Prabhaker Rao – Silver Jubilee celebrations.
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1975-76

Rtn. M. D. Kushe – Interact Club started at Canara school, Urva.
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1976-77

Rtn. B. Damodhar Prabhu – Family welfare center started at Attavar.
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1977-78

Rtn. K. Ram Mohan Rao – RI President Jack Davis visits Mangalore. District Conference held at Mangalore.
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1978-79

Rtn. M. Ganesh Pai – Artificial limbs donated.
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1979-80

Rtn. Suresh Mallya – Nursery school building constructed at Shishu Nilaya, Jeppu.
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1981-82

Rtn. C. V. Kamath – Classroom constructed and donated to Govt. School, Kinya.
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1983-84

Rtn. S. S. Kamath – Medical camps held every month.
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1985-86

Rtn. Chandrakant Purushotham – A large scale eye camp conducted in Mangalore
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1986-87

Rtn. Dr. S. R. Ullal – RVC started at Kinya.
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1987-88

Rtn. U. Vishwanath Mallya – Classrooms built for the school at our adopted village.
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1988-89

Rtn. Dr. A. V. Shetty – Two new classrooms built at a school at the adopted village, Kinya.
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1989-90

Rtn. B. M. Sanjeeva Rao – Sponsored RC Hillside.
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1992-93

Rtn. Prakash Prabhu – Construction of Bal Bhavana at Kadri.
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1993-94

Rtn. K. A. Jalan – had pipe lines laid at adopted village.
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1994-95

Rtn. Dr. K. L. Agarwal – Water bed donated to Govt. Wenlock Hospital, Orthopedic ward.
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1995-96

Rtn. Dr. Vidyadhar Shetty – Dist. Conference held. Physio center built at Mangala Jyothi Integrated school.
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1996-97

Rtn. Srikanth Kamath – Fogging machines donated to City Corporation for Malaria eradication. Furniture donated to Navachethana school.
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1997-98

Rtn. Arthur Gonsalves – Donation of Accident- Relief van to police department in
the 50th year of Independence.
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1998-99

Rtn. Percival Fernandes – Additional classrooms constructed for Navachethana school.
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1999-00

Rtn. Suryaprakash Bhat – 50th Club Anniversary celebrated. Foundation stone laid for our Mega project to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of our Club. Mobility training camp organised for visually handicapped. RC Mangalore launches its own website.
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2000-01

Rtn. Dr. R.L. Kamath – Mobility Training Centre for visually handicapped. Modernisation of Physiotherapy Dept. at Govt. Wenlock Hospital.
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2001-02

Rtn. Nagaraj Palke – Expansion of Navachethana School. Conducted District Seminar.
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2002-03

Rtn. Srinivas S. Kamath – Donation of ‘Suraksha’, the fully equipped ambulance van to district police.
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2003-04

Rtn. Ganesh Kamath – Construction of ‘Suraksha Ambulance Shelter’ at pumpwell junction.
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2004-05

Rtn. Isaac Vas – ‘Suraksha Ambulance Shelter’ handed over to MangalorePolice Department. A new classroom provided to Rotary Navachethana School.
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2005-06

Rtn. Dr. Ajay R. Kamath – Equipment worth Rs. 10 lakhs donated to the Dept. of Ophthalmology, Wenlock hospital, A Mangalore tourist guide unveiled.
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2006-07

Rtn. Kalbavi Prakash Rao – Established a waste to energy project- to convert wet garbage to biogas at a cost of Rs. 8 lakhs at Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Mangaladevi.
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2007-08

Rtn. C. Devdas Kamath – Provided a new class room at Rotary Navachethana school. Provided a solar water system at Bharath Sevashram, Kanyana.
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2008-09

Rtn. K. Narendra Kamath – Child Activity Centre at the RAPCC, Govt. Wenlock Hospital – RI Award as the best Community Service project.
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2009-10

Rtn. CA Ranganath Shenoy A.K. – The flooring of physiotheraphy centre done at Govt. Wenlock Hospital at the cost of Rs. 2.14 lakhs. Rs. 2.50 lakh received at Rotary Club of Mangalore Charitable Trust for Eye care project.
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2010-11

Rtn. CA Satindra N. Rao – A Gobar gas plant constructed and handed over to Bharath Sevashram, Kanyana.
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2011-12

Rtn. Er. Rajendra Kalbavi – Re-installed the Bio-Gas Plant at Fr. Muller’s Hospital.
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2012-13

Rtn. K. Madhava Suvarna – Solar Lighting Project at Bharath Sevashram, Kanyana. School bus donated at the cost of Rs. 15 lakhs to Rotary Navachethan School.
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2013-14

Rtn. Oswald D’Silva – 10 new members inducted. A TRF collection of $25,000.
Obtained a global grant of $40,000 for school upgradation project.
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2014-15

Rtn. Dijaraj Nair – Initiated the upgradation of Physiotherapy centre at the Govt. Wenlock Hospital with the help of District Administration (Rs. 20L), and Rotary Foundation under the Global Grants project funding (USD 37,000), which included the restoration of the building structure, Supply and Installation of State-of-the-art physiotherapy equipments. Project Angel, a project with Inchara Foundation to promote awareness and encourage action against child sexual abuse was initiated.
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2015-16

Rtn. Yathish Baikampady – Upgradation of Rotary Physiotherapy Center (under Global Grant No. 1635750) at cost of Rs. 21 Lakhs at Govt. Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore was executed and completed. Hosted RI Director Manoj Desai’s visit to District 3180 held at our club meeting.
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2016-17

Rtn. M. Venkatesh Pai – The Blood Donation bus (BloodMobile) projectinitiated. TRF Charity Dinner conducted with highest TRF collection.
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2017-18

Rtn. H. Vasanth Shenoy – The BloodMobile (Bus) project worth Rs.53 Lakhs completion and handover to Indian Red Cross Society, Dakshina Kannada.
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2018-19

Rtn. Dr. M. Vasanth Pai – CPAP apparatus donated to Lady Goschen Hospital. Chairs and Benches to Navachethana Kindergarten worth 4.25 lakhs were donated.
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2019-20

Rtn. Jathin V. Attavar – Initiated the biggest Global Grant Project in the District – A Mobile Cancer & NCD Screening unit – with special preference given to women’s health, worth US$ 170,000, which has been approved by the Rotary Foundation. Sanitary Napkin Vending & Incinerating units for 14 institutes covering nearly 10,000 girl students under District Grant Project. Collection of over US$ 25,000 was contributed to TRF.

(Source: 1949-2003 Information Rotalore Sep. 4, 2003 issue edited by Rtn. PP. Dr. Narendra Kamath and compilation for later years by Rtn. Divakar Pai Kochikar)

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