Monday, July 9th, 2018 was the Installation of the President and Executive Committee of the Inner Wheel club of Bangalore at the Rotary House of Friendship. Rotary Club of Bangalore meeting formalities were completed crisply by President Vivek and secretary Musten. Outgoing President Swapna Mankani called the meeting to order for the last time. The Marathi invocation song rendered by Ann Lalitha Shiv enthralled the audience. After a heartfelt speech, President Swapna handed over the baton along with the collar to incoming President Kavita Pishay and presenting the Club Charter. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries on the dais.
After a crisp acceptance speech by President Kavita, Inner Wheel District Chairman Srividya Mohan, installed the office bearers and executive committee members for the year 2018-19. DC Srividya spoke about Inner Wheel as an organisation and urged members to participate fully during the year.
Chief Guest for the evening, Smt. Brinda Adige, a women and child rights activist, spoke passionately about empowering and changing the way the world perceives women. She expressed her views on becoming the voice for the many underprivileged women and children.
AC member Padmini inducted new member Sangeeta and IWCB members welcomed her to the club.
Installation day projects were announced by secretary Prema Aiyer and scholarship cheques were given away by Rtn Arjun Menda. Member Srishaila Raja donated towards 4 free heart surgeries.
The IWCB monthly newsletter compiled by Editor Chandni Iyer was released by President Vivek along with the dignitaries on the dais. President Vivek announced a generous contribution of Rs one lakh from RCB towards projects to the Inner Wheel Club of Bangalore. This was received with great cheer by the members. The meeting came to a close with felicitations followed by fellowship and a sumptuous dinner.
: Ann Tasneem Jiruwala