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about rcb

RCB established in 1934, was the 6th club to be chartered in Colonial India. From a charter membership of 25 eminent Bangaloreans, both British & Indian, the club now has almost 250 members and is the 2nd largest Club in India. Each & every member of the Club is an exemplary representative of his/her chosen Vocation with a strong sense of duty & service to the society/community. Every vocation, be it from Industry, Commerce, Finance, Legal, Medical or the Fine Arts is abundantly represented. Women members comprise about 15% of the membership.

Rotary rests on the twin pillars of Fellowship & Service. RCB has over the past 8 decades used the vehicle of friendship & camaraderie of its members to establish innumerable projects. A model blood Bank, a School imparting quality subsidized education, a hospital in Rural Bangalore, 108 Happy Schools, a Library, the longest-running Inter Collegiate quiz competition, and more are some notable ones.

Every year several projects in varying spheres that impact the Community in Medical Attention, Water Management & Availability, Health & Hygiene, Education, Vocational Training & Awards, Youth Objectives, Substance Abuse, etc.; are conducted. All this and more is administered professionally by a well-established set of bye-laws & systems by a Board & several sub-committees which all function professionally. Every successful project has been established because of the unstinted support of Members, Corporates & the Public.

For more than 110 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world. Grassroots at the core, Rotary links 1.2 million members to form an organization of international scope.

WHATEVER ROTARY MAY MEAN TO US, TO THE WORLD IT WILL BE KNOWN BY THE RESULTS IT ACHIEVES.”
—PAUL P. HARRIS

Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

OUR ONGOING COMMITMENT

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Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—we’ve been a part of them. From the beginning, three key traits have remained strong throughout Rotary: We’re truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Today we’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems. We persevere in tough times. During WWII, Rotary clubs in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan were forced to disband. Despite the risks, many continued to meet informally and following the war’s end, Rotary members joined together to rebuild their clubs and their countries. Our commitment to service is ongoing. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2012, only three countries remain polio-endemic—down from 125 in 1988.

NOTABLE ROTARIANS

Rotarians are your neighbors, your community leaders and some of the world’s greatest history-makers: 

  • Warren G. Harding, U.S. president
  • Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer
  • Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of Mayo Clinic
  • Guglielmo Marconi, Italian inventor of the wireless radio and Nobel laureate
  • Thomas Mann, German novelist and Nobel laureate
  • Friedrich Bergius, German chemist and Nobel laureate
  • Admiral Richard E. Byrd, American explorer
  • Jan Masaryk, foreign minister of Czechoslovakia
  • H.E. Soleiman Frangieh, president of Lebanon
  • Dianne Feinstein, U.S. senator
  • Manny Pacquaio, Filipino world-champion boxer and congressman
  • Richard Lugar, U.S. senator
  • Frank Borman, American astronaut
  • Edgar A. Guest, American poet and journalist
  • Sir Harry Lauder, Scottish entertainer
  • Franz Lehar, Austrian composer
  • Lennart Nilsson, Swedish photographer
  • James Cash Penney, founder of JC Penney Co.
  • Carlos Romulo, UN General Assembly president
  • Sigmund Sternberg, English businessman and philanthropist
  • ROTARY International Themes over the years

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Rtn. Girish Ramanathan
President
Rtn. Vincent P. Raj
Imm. Past President
Rtn. Sanjay Udani
President Elect
Rtn. Nalini Nanjundayya
Vice President
Rtn. Gowri Oza
Secretary
Rtn. M.C. Dinesh
Joint Secretary
Rtn. Mangu Gautam
Treasurer
Rtn. A N Manjunath
Director-Community Service
Rtn. Naveen Sridhara
Sergeant at Arms
Rtn. Solomon Paramel
Director-Youth Service
Rtn. Nilesh Kapse
Director-International Service
PP. Rtn. Ranga Rao V.S.
Additional Director
PP. Rtn. Pradeep Rao
Additional Director
Rtn. Kalyani Talukder
Sergeant at Arms