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The PHF dinner, an evening to remember

April 26, 2015 divider image

Wishing you all a very good warm summer morning.

Missed my blog last week simply because there was nothing much to report. Now that we are at the fag end of the Rotary year, tempo of activities have come to a standstill. The only event last week was the Business meeting, which has become so predictable that it is not too surprising to see a lacking attendance. I would have liked these business meetings to be very vibrant, a forum for discussion on suggestions for the betterment of the club and also discuss potential projects to carry the club forward in the coming years. What we need is more and more members getting involved, come to these meetings, actively share their ideas and be a part of the movers & shakers of Rotary club of Nagpur.

Before I forget I must mention here the ‘Take Rotary Home’ organised at the residence of Atul Khandelwal last Friday. Awesome view of west Nagpur from the terrace of this high rise building and “Team Happy Street” was invited for this unqiue TRH – wonderful bonding & camaraderie. The pictures say it all and I am sure editor Nimish will do justice by printing the happy pictures. The scene at these TRH is entirely paradoxical than what I sometimes perceive otherwise. Thanks Atul for volunteering for hosting this pleasant evening and all our members who attended and made it a fun event.

Well well, now it’s time to speak about the “PHF & MD” extravaganza this evening being hosted by our four directors Vinita Chaturvedi, Sanjay Sethi, Gogi Bhasin & Pritesh Tank. This PHF & MD dinner concept was smooted a few years back not only to felicitate the existing Paul Harris Fellows & Major Donors of our club, but also to enthuse them and also others to contribute more to the Rotary Foundation. It is these contributions which fund the ongoing International projects of RI including the – Polio free world and now Literacy for all.

Due to some last minute problems with the arrangements the event had to be hurriedly postponed from Saturday to Sunday today. I am aware that many of our very respected senior members have been put to an unnecessary inconvenience and discomfort due to this change since they had some other commitments. Believe me, the Team PHF had a herculaean task to make this last minute change. While sincerely apologising to them for this inconvenience, it had to be done as the hosts had planned some very entertaining & classy departure from the usual TRH dinners, and they certainly did not want to compromise on any part of the arrangement. They wanted this normally serious event to become one where everybody looks forward to be invited to, and then the catch is friend you have to be a PHF or better still a highly respected Major Donor. ALL PHFs & MAJOR DONORS please come today to experience an enthralling evening of awesome music, dance, fellowship and delicious food.

Having attended the same this evening please feel free and post me your response to the event, where the hosts really justified in shifting this today just that all of you have a wonderful time.

Bharat Goenka


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