District Governor - Rtn. Manjoo Phadke
Editor - Rtn. Madhur Dolare

Rotary District 3131 Celebrates Generosity and Impact at Black Tie Event Back
Cheers to you, the heart and soul of the Rotary Foundation. . It’s a celebration of the ripple effect that begins with one act of kindness and extends far beyond…. The event Black Tie

Black tie event was organized to honor those whose generosity knows no bounds. Their generous donation represents not just a financial gift, but a commitment to serve community. Whether it's providing clean water to those in need, supporting education initiatives or eradicating diseases, every act of giving resonates with the Rotary spirit of humanitarianism and compassion.

DRFC Rtn. Dr. Salish Palekar highlighted Rotary District 3131 rich history of service and a strong commitment to making a difference in communities both locally and globally. As part of Rotary International, District 3131 plays a vital role in advancing the mission of Rotary Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Rotary.

The contributions of District 3131 to Rotary Foundation are substantial and multifaceted. These contributions are instrumental in funding programs that address critical issues such as fighting disease, providing clean water, supporting education and alleviating poverty around the world.

Furthermore, District 3131 actively participates in Rotary Foundation's grant programs, leveraging its donations to implement impactful projects that address specific community needs...

Overall, Rotary District 3131's dedication to Rotary Foundation underscores the organization's core values of service, fellowship, diversity, integrity and leadership.

During her address, District Governor Rtn. Manjoo Phadke expressed immense pride in leading District 3131, which stands out as a top- performing district in Zone 4, 5, 6, and 7. She commended the collective efforts of Rotarians within the district, particularly emphasizing the dedication of Team Foundation.

Highlighting the district's focus areas, Rtn. Manjoo Phadke underscored the significant contributions made towards initiatives such as 700+ pediatric heart surgeries and the establishment of 3000+ bandhares and 100+ aaganwadis (childcare centers). These efforts exemplify District 3131's commitment to addressing critical healthcare needs and supporting early childhood development in underserved communities.

By prioritizing impactful projects and leveraging the collective strength of its members, District 3131 continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities, both locally and globally.

RRFC PDG Manjunath Shetty extended heartfelt congratulations to the District Governor and District 3131 for their remarkable consistency in foundation giving throughout past 9 months. In his speech, he emphasized the profound significance of giving, portraying it as an art that not only satisfies the soul but also serves the needs of the less fortunate.

EMGA Sam Movva praised the remarkable efforts of District 3131, highlighting it as a source of inspiration and a shining example of dedication to Rotary's mission. In his commendation, he emphasized that District 3131 consistently sets the bar high, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to making exemplary contributions that positively impact communities.

The presence of Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Barry Rassin at the event added an aura of prestige and honor, underscoring the significance of the occasion. In his address, Trustee Chair Rassin commended the exemplary efforts of the Rotarians from District 3131, led by DG Manjoo Phadke.

His words of praise not only acknowledged the outstanding contributions of District 3131 but also emphasized the district's leadership and dedication to Rotary's mission.

The acknowledgment from such a distinguished figure within Rotary further reinforces the importance of District 3131's achievements and serves as a source of inspiration for Rotarians across the globe. Trustee Chair Rassin's words of praise affirm the District's position as a beacon of excellence within the Rotary movement, showcasing the impact that passionate and dedicated individuals can make in creating positive change in the world Additionally, Rtn. Bharat Pandya, Vice Chair, commended District 3131 for its remarkable contributions to the Rotary Foundation, highlighting its exemplary position as the top contributor amongst Zone 4,5,6 & 7. This recognition was to appreciate the dedication and passion of District 3131 Rotarians in advancing the noble mission of Rotary and making a lasting impact on humanity.

The event was a testament to the spirit of generosity and dedication within District 3131, as generous donors were honored for their invaluable contributions to Rotary's mission. Among the distinguished recipients of special honors were:

1. DG Manjoo Phadke, who was recognized with the Sylvia Whitlock Award, an esteemed accolade celebrating her exceptional leadership and commitment to breaking barriers within Rotary.
2. PDG Dr. Shailesh Palekar was bestowed with the Service Above Self award, acknowledging his unwavering dedication to serving others and making a positive impact in communities.
3. The District Foundation Director received the Rotary Foundation Citation for outstanding work, underscoring the District's exemplary efforts in advancing the mission of Rotary Foundation through impactful projects and fundraising initiatives.
4. Rotarians who dedicated their time, talent, and resources to the Mission Kashmir initiative were also honored, highlighting their selfless commitment to humanitarian service in affected regions.

These honors reflect the deep appreciation and gratitude for individuals and organizations within District 3131 who embody Rotary's values of service, leadership, and philanthropy.

As the most prestigious event came to a close, heartfelt expressions of gratitude were extended to all the dignitaries in attendance. Their presence indeed added an extraordinary flavor to the occasion, elevating the event to new heights of significance and importance.

The contributions and support of each dignitary were acknowledged with genuine appreciation, recognizing the impact of their presence and words of encouragement on the success of the event. Their participation not only lent prestige but also enriched the experience for all attendees, underscoring the unity and camaraderie within the Rotary community.