Rotary Club of Thane Hills – A brief look
Rotary Club of Thane Hills (RCTH) was chartered on May 20, 1991. The idea of this club was sown sometime around October 1990 when a group of like-minded professionals and businessmen came together to form a new Rotary club. The idea of this new club was mooted by Rotary Club of Thane North, with strong support from the then President Nana Khambete and PP Suresh Dhawan.
The initial meetings of this group were held at Mr. Bhoomreddi’s residence and after the initial work of 7 months; the club got its charter. RCTH started its journey under the able leadership of PP Late Vasant Zalani as the Club President and PP (Dr.) Suhas Kulkarni as the Club Secretary. There were about thirty charter members and it is a matter of pride for us that a good number of those charter members continue to be the members of this prestigious club.
In the last 30 years of its existence, RCTH has grown by leaps and bounds and has turned into a strong tree from a sapling sown 30 years back. Today, the club’s strength has risen to 95 members and growing steadily with every passing year. In all these years, RCTH has been led by very able leaders and teams, who have made this club as one of the leading clubs in the District and the Rotary world.
Every year, RCTH has undertaken numerous projects for the community welfare. In fact, in 2000, RCTH founded a charitable Trust called Triumph Foundation and executes various social initiatives and community-based projects through this foundation. Besides the annual projects like the Triumph Run (sports events for special children), Blood Donation Camps, Senior Citizen Health check-ups, Vocational Guidance Seminars, RCTH has undertaken some huge projects in the past.
Listed below are a few of our Landmark projects:
- Earthen Dam Project at Shirol
- Tribal Employment Scheme
- Self-employment Centre for Destitute women at Premdhaan at Airoli, New Mumbai
- Triumph Garden at Jidd School
- Infrastructure for Vocational Training in Special School
- Upgradation for Crematorium at Thane
- Career Training Centre at Holy Cross Convent Special school at Thane
- Infrastructual Assistance to Tribal school, Utavali Village, Wada.
- Triumph Blood Bank and Thalassemia Day-care centre
- ‘Right to Go’ – building Toilet blocks for villagers in Sogav.
- Check dams at Shahpur and Murbad
- ‘Virtual eye’ – a learning tool for visually-impaired
- Pediatric Heart surgeries
- ‘Mission for Vision’ – Eye sight corrective surgeries
- Hamari Pari – Installation of sanitary pad machines in schools
- Rotarian Rakesh Wadhawan Memorial Education Complex at Shenve village, Taluka shahpur
- Check dams at ambadi and umroli in shahpur
- Joint venture between Triump Foundation and Seetabai Gadgil Trust Eye care center at thane
- are sure that this has just been a beginning of RCTH’s golden journey and it will grow by every passing year and contribute in all its might to bring in a positive change and cheer in the society.
Jayaram Mendon (President)