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Rotary Club of Emory Druid Hills celebrates birthday of Rotary International

April 2014
Rotary Club of Emory Druid Hills celebrates birthday of Rotary International


Rotary Club president Ravi Chander welcomes Rotarians and spouses to celebration of Rotary International's 109th birthday. (Photo courtesy of Ravi Ponangi)

The Rotary Club of Emory Druid Hills (RCEDH) celebrated the 109th birthday of Rotary International on March 1, 2014, in Ashiana Banquet Hall, Global Mall, with over 200 people in attendance.

The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. This mission was vividly explained and clearly demonstrated through speeches, power point, and video presentations by Past District Governor Barry Smith, RCEDH President Ravi Chander, Past President Chittaranjan Jyotishi, and others.

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Rotary Club president Ravi Chander with chief guest Past District Governor Barry Smith. (Photo courtesy of Ravi Ponangi)


A major project in which Ravi Chander has been instrumental has been setting up water plants in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, where fluoride in the water has crippled thousands. Rotary has provided reverse osmosis purification there. Attendees donated over $4,500 for this and other Rotary projects here and in India, and more than 10 attendees showed interest in becoming members.

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Dedication ceremony for science kits given to Cary Reynolds Elementary School: another of the Rotary projects, with students, teachers, and Rotarians of Rotary district 6900 and RCEDH present. (Photo courtesy of Ravi Ponangi)

Emcees Ritu Srivastava and Ashok Goyal introduced students who danced to Bollywood numbers. The evening was filled with fun and a delicious dinner. The club meets every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15pm for “Service above Self” with the slogan “Together Everything Is Possible.”


Some of the club members with spouses celebrating Rotary's work for fighting poverty and promoting peace. (Photo courtesy of Ravi Ponangi)

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