About Us

1st President - Anil Agrawal installed as Charter President on 09th January 2002

An Idea germinates - First Interest meet on August 2001 GSR PP.

Vinod Thakkar, R C Dahisar

The seeds are sown - Application with 25 Charter members Submitted in Dec. 2001

The Club is born - R.I. President signs Charter on 9th January 2002

- Municipal School adopted & Service are Service are opened Charter presented on

3rd March 02 to Charter President Rtn. Anil Agarwal

First Public Project Launch of Green line Project at the hands of Mayor of Mumbai on 19th May 2002

The most Unique - Jan Seva Abhiyan 12 days of daily & grand Project show service projects December 2002

Reaching out - First major fund-raising drive February 2003.

Service to youth - Rotaract Club installed & pilot project of Community library Launched on 11' May 2003

Awards & - R.I. District 3140-A4 (Outstanding work in all 4 Recognition Avenues of Service by a Club upto 5 years of age (02-03)

2nd President - Hemanand Suvama installed as 2nd President on 18th June 2003

Service to Senior - In collaboration with Dignity

Citizen - Foundation, Senior Citizen ID Card Desk opened on 23" June 2003

Club is 40 Plus - 8 new members inducted on 18th October & Vocational Award presented to Crime Branch Team, Unit II, Kandivli West.

Reach out to people - Rotary Mela 2003 an exhibition cum consumer

fair from 25th to 28th Dec. 2003. 107 exhibitors & over 50,000 visitors witnessed the Rotary Show.

R.I. Citation - Rotary International Four Avenues of Service Citation for Individual Rotarians presented to Rtn. Anil Agarwal

Awards & Recognition - R.I. District 3140-A4 (Outstanding work in all 4 Avenues of Service by a Club upto 5 years of age Consecutive for the 2nd time (03-04)

3rd President - Rtn. Manhar Mandaliya installed as Centenary President on 20th June 2004.

Members - 4 New members inducted.

Website - Website of Rotary Club of Mumbai Kandivli

West Launched in July 04

Avoidable Blindness - Project of 100 Free Cataract Operations launched

Counseling Center - Free Counseling center inaugurated on 4th July 2004. Counseling by Rotarians - Child, Legal, Investment, Taxation, Insurance & HIV/AIDS.

Service to youth - Interact Club formed in ‘Koshish School for the Deaf’ in Nov. 2004

Centenary Project - Public Library inaugurated on 6th Feb. 2005

Fund Raising Program - Padmabhushan Jagjit Singh Nite - 21st May 2005

4th President - Rtn. Pankaj Mahidhar installed on 1st July 2006

Gramotthan Project - 28th Aug. adoption of Ashramshala at Devgaon, Near Wada

Slumber Kit - Feb.2006 150 Slumber Kits Distributed at Devgaon Ashramshala

Construction - 616 Sq. ft. for Girls Hostel & 600 Sq.ft. of Kitchen Constructed at Devgoan, Ashramshala at Wada.

Avoidable Blindness - Sponsored over 240 Cataract operations

5th President - Rtn. Ashish kikani installed on 4th July 07

Avoidable blindness - Sponsored 121 cataract operations

District event / DSG - Co-hosted district assembly 2007. Built 3 check dams in Wada area from Dist.

Awards & Recognition - 202 Champion Award Governor’s Citation As Gold Club

6th President - Rtn. Mayank Bhandari installed on 26th June 2007

Avoidable blindness - Sponsored 75 cataract operations

Reach out to people - 1st Dec. 2007 World Aids Day mega fund-raising event

NID Centre - NID Centre Started at Swastik Pathology Lab

Interact Club - Interact Club formation at Y.B. Chavan School

7th President - Rtn Jatin Parikh installed on 14th June 2008.

Avoidable Blindness - Sponsored 69 cataract operations

District Event - Hosted Intercity Forum on Membership and PR.

“ASMITA” Reach - Co-hosted “KANHERI FESTIVAL” District out to people Event

Awards & Recognition - Presidential Citation on effort to reduce Child Mortality

- District Governor Award - “THE GREAT LORD CLUB”

- MAKE DREAM REAL Citation for outstanding leadership.

8th President - Rtn. Dr. Girish Trivedi installed on 21st July.

Avoidable blindness - Sponsored 75 cataract operations

District Event - Co-hosted Rotary Green Earth Summit and RYLA.

Reach out to people - Chanakya play to commemorate the World AIDS day with 9 other clubs.

Youth Development - 19 Workshops organized for School students, teachers, & BMC engineers-

“ O v e r c o m i n g S t r e s s t o I m p r o v e ” Performance.

Value and Ethics notebook distribution project in 15 Schools.

Awards & recognition - Gold Club at Rotary Green Earth Summit, silver club for the year 2009-10,

The Club becomes an EREY Club for the first time

Fund Raising Event - Musical Nite of Mr. Kaushik Kothari-Golden Great Orchestra on 28Th Feb, 2010

9th President - Rtn Kirit Sanghvi installed on 12th June 2010

Medical Projects - 720 free Dialysis sittings, Thalassemia & Rubella Awareness, Donated Glaucoma Detection Machine, Cancer detection camp.

Youth development - Formed Rotaract club in KES Shroff college, 18 RYPEN workshops, 10 students sponsored for DISHA, slumber kit distribution at Devgaon Ashramshala,

Short Term Exchange - Kshitij Sanghavi sponsored to Argentina TRF - 15 PHF and continued EREY status

Environment - Village electrification through Solar Energy and rain water harvesting seminar

Public relations - Distribution 5500 auto tariff card besides pasting 500 stickers of ‘END POLIO NOW’

10th President - Rtn. Vinay Bhat installed 23rd June 2011.

Membership - 19 New members inducted, Participated in ROTAL - Bagged 1 Position in Singing, 2 Positions Dancing. Four Night Three days excursion to RANN OF KUTCH,

TRF - Contributed US$13,000 for the first time, 16 New first time PHF, 5 Multiple PHF, 2 PHS members.

Solar electrification - 32 huts and 2 Street Lights at village Ghetichapada, Near Wada

Check dam - At village Rautpada, Digashi, taluka Bhiwandi, Dist. Thane

Organ Donation - Inauguration of Eye Collection Center, Till April 56 inoculations done.

DISHA - Sponsored 15 needy youths for courses in computer education.

R.I. Convention - Delegation of 19 people from the club attended Bangkok Convention.

One year English Speaking and Personality Dev Course for 260 students in five economically backward schools

Medical - Medical check-up camp of 3000 students, Seminars on Aura, Energy & Healing, AIDS Awareness, Three day SATVIK AHAAR AND AROGYA MELA

Felicitation - Awarded 'KANDIVILI RATNA' to Shri Yogesh Sagar and Shri Dinkar Joshi,

New Generation - Conducted RYPEN Seminar on Value and Ethics.

Distributed 1000 value and ethics notebooks, Mega Teachers Seminar on 'Effective teaching through Emotional Engineering'.

International - Hosted public event on International Peace on theme 'Swayam Shanti Se Vishwa Shanti and Swayam Parivartan Se Vishwa Parivartan.

Awards - Change maker Award and got GOLD Club recognition.

11th President - Rtn. Bharat Dhruv installed on16th June 2012

Key projects during the year:

1. Project Read – Donated more than 2000 books

2. 13 New Members added

3. 125 Cataract operation done for needy people

4. Project “Rotary Kanheri Utsav”

5. Mega and mini medical checkup camps and awareness programs

6. First time participation in Long Term Youth Exchange program Ms. Urjita Sheth

12th President - Rtn. Bhushan Sheth installed on 15 June 2013

Key Projects during the year:

1. English Speaking & Personality Development Course in 11 schools benefitting 550 children.

2. Drishti Project camps conducted in more than 25 places including 2 large rallies

3. Importance of Money project conducted at 10 schools & colleges benefitting 500+ students.

4. Five Medical Projects done at Sahyadri Nagar, Bhurabhai Arogya Bhavan, Haryana Bhavan & KRC benefitting more than 1000 people.

5. 150 years of Swami Vivekanand " the need of the hour" attended by more than 150 people.

6. “Celebrate Life with your Children” attended by more than 450 parents.

7. “Transferring the technology of Mind Power” attended by more than 700 students.

8. “Visa Visa America America” attended by more than 100 people.

9. Fund Raising Event “Moods of Kishor” attended by more than 550 people and raised funds over 10 lakhs.

13th President - Rtn. Sunita Vikas Hirlekar installed on 8 June 2014

1. English Speaking and Personality Development course was conducted in 11 schools benefitting more than 550 students.

2. Mind Power Workshop was conducted in 12 schools benefitting more than 600 students.

3. Cataract operations done for needy people, in Kandivli area benefitting about 65 patients.

4. Cancer detection camp for women was conducted 32 were benefitted.

5. 2 days Mega Medical Camp was jointly conducted with Hariyana bhavan, around 1000 tests were done

6. Rubella vaccination camps were held in colleges, around 550 girls were vaccinated & awareness was spread for around 1300 girls.

7. On club’s chartered night, club awarded “Kandivli Ratna” award to Shri Kanti Bhatt.

8. Being First Lady President, President encouraged R/Anns to attend / conduct one meeting in a month, which was well attended by R/Anns.

9. Annapurna Day was observed thrice a year in which food was served more than 1000 children.

10. Community base 1st Drawing Competitions was organised in the month of april for the age group 5 to 14 years.

11. Swatch Kandivli Abhiyan drive was held at Kandivali Railway Station were in Rotaractors & other school children participated.

14th President - Rtn. Himanshu Agashiwala installed on 4 July 2015

Projects done 1. Medical-100 nutrition to AIDS patients throught the year. 42 TB patients provided nutrition whole year.

Total cost 2.40 lakhs. 60 cataract operations free, Eye enoculation project with Dr. Girish Trivedi, 500 eyes at cost of 1.5 lakhs.

2. Non Medical-1.5 lakhs to 70 Blind students for voice recorder and 15 thousand for white canes.

Kandivali marathon where 1000 ppl participated for 1.00 lakhs. 3 electronic wheel chairs to disabled students for 2.4 lakhs. 4 toilets in 2 schools for 4 lakhs.

3. English speaking-in 12 schools for 600 students for 3.5 lakhs.

4. Damu nagar relief for fire effected people for 1.25 lakhs. Also 30% increase in club membership.

5. Family Night and Fellowship- Every month including 4 days tour to Rajasthan and contribution of USD

13,500 towards TRF. All these highlights of Peak year 2015- 16.

15th President - Rtn. R.H.KOTHARI installed on 4 June 2016

1..English Speaking and Personality Development Course in 14 Schools.

2.Mind Power Workshop in 14 Schools.

3. Mega Medical Camp.

4. Diabetes Awareness Camp.

5. Seminar on GST.

6. Water Purifier and Water Cooler at Malwani Police station.

7.School Uniform and Note Book Distribution.

8.School Van Project.

9.Rubella Awareness Camp and Rubella Vaccine.

10.Pediatric Heart Surgery.

11.Eye Enaculation