Kolhapur Central, Maharashtra, India

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Rotary Club of Kolhapur Central[edit]

District 3170

* Club History[edit]

Late P.D.G. Rtn. Motibhai Doshi the than 77-78 D.G. of Dist 317 was very musch confident about starting one additional Rotary Club in Kolhapur – the fast developing and prosperous city. Therefore our beloved P.D.G. Rtn. Motibhai Doshi appointed Rt. Dr. M.N.Joshi s G.S.R., Dr. Ashok Jagtap, Shaishkant Nerlekar, Dr. Keertikumar Argade and Subhash Bhurke took the initiative to start the Rotary Club of Kolhapur Central. They contacted 35 enthusiastic, service minded and dedicated members and then all were inducted in the Rotary Family. We have received the charter on 13th May 1978 and Rtn. Dr. Ashok Jagtap became charter president and Rtn. Jayant Uchgaonkar shared the responsibility of the club secretary. Initially, even though there were 35 members, year by year membership developed gradually and then the club achieved the largest membership in the district 3170. Of course inspite of ups and downs in 34 years, the club awarded as best club/best president awards for 10 times and 2 times as best administered club. The Club also bagged various district awards almost every year and therefore the club is known as one of the most active, vibrant and best club of district.

There have been 8-10 district officers from our club for all these years, who have also won district governors appreciation awards for their work. We are very glad to state that, this club has provided the best leadership to our district in the form of Rtn. Raju Doshi as district governor of dist 3170 in year 1999-2000 and our five members namely Rtn. Dr. Murlidhar Dongare, Rtn. Shashikant Nerlekar and Rtn. Narendra Panditrao, Rtn. Dr. Niranjan Shah & Rtn. Dr. Ashok Jadhav served as Asst. Governors in year 1998-99,2001-02,2004-05 & 2010-11 respectively.

Every year we are hosting various district events like Dist Assemblies, Intercity meets, Multi district meets, PETS-SETS, Workshops for polio eradication etc.

We have registered Seth Ratilal Gosalia and Rotary Central Charitable trust through which we extend financial help for medical treatment an educational purpose. We had also established Rotary Central Education Society through which we are running Primary School and Vocational training center. Under matching grants, we are also carrying some community projects. We are proud to state that so far our annual giving to TRF is 61711.20 US $.

* Our Matching Grant projects[edit]

01. Educational Aids to Rotary School US$ 3300
02. Vocational Training Center US$ 3600
03. 3H – Computers in Indumati Girls High School US$ 5000
04. C.L.E. US$ 8000
05. Crematory Development US$ 5000
06. Sanitary Block Construction at Rotary School US$ 5000
07. Sanitary Block Construction at Kasaba Sangav US$ 6000
08. School bus to Svyam School US$ 10000
09. Safe drinking water project for schools US$ 12600
10. School bus for Shye High School US$ 21591
11. Safe drinking water project for schools US$ 15420
12. Ambulance for Lotus Medical Foundation US$ 15655
Total US$ 111166

Our contribution to T.R.F. all time giving US $.61711.20