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about rcb

Established in 1934 and now in its 87th year, RCB is one of India’s largest and oldest Rotary Club. With 300+ committed Bengalureans, RCB runs very large projects for Education, Health, Economic well-being, Youth and the Environment.

RCB has spent over Rs. 25 crores, on various projects in & around the city, & given over US$ 1.4 million, to Rotary International, to support other communities across India & the World.

Some of RCB’s flagship projects are:
1. Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya – located at Nagadevanahalli, is a highly-subsidized, English and Kannada medium school with 350+ students, from Class 1 to 10, coming from the lower economic strata. The school has a Science and Computer Labs, and RCB provides free uniforms, books and midday meals.

2. Primary Education – built 40 green field schools in rural areas, refurbished 110 Government Schools and 60 Anganwadis, with water plants, girls’ toilets, benches, etc., benefitting 25,000+ students.

3. Ongoing Education - providing scholarships to deserving, but un-affording students by partnering with leading Trusts like Zenith Foundation, Azim Premji Foundation and RV Trust.

4. Blood Bank - We run the Rotary TTK Blood Bank at Indiranagar – which is also a centre for Stem Cell Registry

5. Attavar Memorial Hospital - provides free medical assistance to 800+ patients a month, from rural Bengaluru.

6. Dialysis facilities – started the Rajarajeswari Nagar Dialysis Centre in 2011, where we have installed 21 dialysis machines.

7. Vaccination – conducted drives to administer over 5,000 doses.

8. Economic Well Being – built a training centre for 750 destitute inmates of Auto Raja’s Home of Hope in Bengaluru.

9. Environment – In addition to regular participation in Tree Plantation drives & Lake Rejuvenation, we are focused on the Palar River Rejuvenation plan and are working, along with the Art of Living Foundation, at Kaiwara to support 6 villages for overall development.

We have over 300 members currently.

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