Lucknow RT 255: Outbound Trip report

Lucknow Mavericks Round Table’s outbound trip

LMRT’s outbound to the Gateway Resort Gurgaon from 2nd to 4th April saw 11 families enjoy a great weekend together. This was LMRT’s first outbound and all the tablers had a fantastic time. It was a great occasion for this new table as an outbound trip creates wonderful bonds amongst families and LMRT’s fellowship spirit greatly benefitted from the bonds this trip created.

Mavericks were blessed with wonderful weather at the resort. Tablers spent quality time bonding over food, adventure sports, music or just chilling out in the open. Tablers enjoyed swimming, table tennis, cards, archery, carom, tennis, Segway, biking and rock climbing.

A lot of discussions revolved around the future activities which the table wants to undertake. It was a refreshing experience post the charter and it truly set the tone for the year ahead for LMRT 255.

Reported by
Tr Robin Goel,
Secretary, LMRT-255

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LMF Tr Sai Madhukar Rathi (RT 213)
National Blog Committee Member
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Kanpur RT 125: Report on International Relations

International Relations KHRT 125

Hosting Sq. Leg Steve Lord from Clitheroe, U.K

When we got the news that our old friend Steve Lord (now a 41er!!) was visiting Kanpur we were absolutely elated. We at 125 can never forget the effort that Steve had taken to help build our Round Table Phool Singh Memorial School. Steve is what we can call a Tabler at heart because he never fails to lend his helping hand wherever he goes.

We had the privilege of hosting Steve and his colleagues multiple times during his visit. The first was to a social hosted by our tablers. Even though he had just arrived that evening he made sure he attended the social and boy was he fresh as a daisy!!! After some solid partying he was dropped off for the night with promises to meet soon.

Next we had Steve attend one of our business meets where Steve shared his wonderful tabling experiences from across the world with us. It was again an honor to present him with the Table flag and the Table pin. It was decided in the meeting that Steve and his friends would be taken to visit the FTE project schools the next day.

Now the project visit and the drive through the rural outskirts of the city is what Steve was eagerly waiting for. There were numerous stops along the way to photograph scenes like the serene buffalo lolling about in the village ponds and the wide eyed little children wondering who these people were!!!! Once we reached the school the construction and classes was closely inspected by Steve. His smile told us that he was happy with the way things were being conducted and maintained. He had a detailed discussion with the School Principal about the classes and the education system being followed in the villages. It was here that Steve presented a small token of his appreciation- a gleaming silver beer mug of RTBI!!! With a promise to help in the further expansion of the school project we finally left. On the way back we also visited Jyoti Badhir Vidyalaya, a school for the hearing and speech impaired children.

Later on Steve also visited one of our community service projects at CSA University and saw the work done by a community group called the “Walkers Support Group”. Steve culminated his tabling journey in Kanpur by attending a special social hosted by the 41ers club 164 in his honor at Cawnpore Club. He had a great time meeting with all his old friends and acquaintances from his previous visits to the city.

I would like to salute the spirit of Tabling displayed by Steve Lord. The bonding and camaraderie that has developed between him and KHRT 125 is beyond the levels of just an International tabler visiting us or a one off support for a project. We are genuinely indebted to him for the support he has provided for our FTE projects and clearly look forward to more help in the future.

Cheers to Tabling!!!

LMF Tr Moriya Philip
KHRT 125

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Reported by
LMF Tr Sai Madhukar Rathi (RT 213)
National Blog Committee Member
blogs@rti.in

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Singapore RT 1: Report on Community service activity

Gurudwara Silat Road Team Event 10th & 11th April 2015

SRT 1 members came together and volunteered for a Langar at Silat Road Singapore Gurudwara. The table contributed SGD 850 for the event.

The team spent a few hours on Friday afternoon (10th) and Saturday (11th) April to feed a full batch of people coming in for the langar. The team collectively made about 4500 chapatis from start to end, cut vegetables, washed utensils & served food to all the incoming crowd into the Gurudwara. It was a fantastic experience.

Special thanks to Gunjan & Manisha who could make it on Friday 11th and all the team members who made it on Saturday 12th to make this another special event. It was a fantastic experience doing community service.

Overall another successful event organized by SRT 1.

Cheers!!
Tr Ravi Nichani

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LMF Tr Sai Madhukar Rathi (RT 213)
National Blog Committee Member
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Lucknow RT 136: Report on best practices

Lucknow Round Table 136 – Faculty recruitment (Best practice)

November 2014 – April 2015.  In the month of November 2014, the RTI School (Lucknow Round Table 136 Shri Ram Murti Smarak School) took out an advertisement in the Times of India Ascent Section advertising for Teaching Staff and Principal.  This advertisement was published in the Times of India editions of Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi and Gorakhpur.

We would like to thank the Shri Ram Murti Smarak Trust for donating the cost of the advertisement of Rs. 60,000 for this advertisement.  We received over 300 applications for 7 positions.  We held intense shortlisting interviews and have finally selected 7 top notch faculty.  The purpose of taking out the advertisement in the Times of India was to ensure that we get top quality faculty from the entire state and not just any available faculty.

Yours in Tabling
LMT Tr. Amol Bansal
Secretary, Lucknow Round Table 136
Always a good time.

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LMF Tr Sai Madhukar Rathi (RT 213)
National Blog Committee Member
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Lucknow RT 255: Unveiling of new pin

Lucknow Mavericks Round Table’s new pin unveiled

Lucknow Mavericks Round Table unveiled its new pin on Saturday 28th march at Cappuccino Lounge, Lucknow. The new pin was particularly special as it was the first time that the number 255 was inscribed on the mavericks pin.

LMRT got chartered on 28th February and everyone eagerly waited for the new pin. On the occasion, Table Chairman Khushal Bhargava, Treasurer Bhushan Rastogi and Secretary Robin Goel pinned fellow tablers with the new pin.

Tablers met at the Cappuccino Lounge along with their better halves. Another major topic for discussion during the meet was planning for the outbound trip coming up in the first week of April. Various decisions were taken with respect to the nuances of the fun filled outbound trip. It was heartening to see a strong attendance at the meet from Mavericks and the enthusiasm of the ladies looking forward to the outbound excursion.

The meeting lasted late into the night as the tablers were seen enjoying snacks and drinks. The ambience of the lounge was soothing and provided the perfect environment for the tablers to enjoy the company.

Reported by
Tr Robin Goel,
Secretary, LMRT-255

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LMF Tr Sai Madhukar Rathi (RT 213)
National Blog Committee Member
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Varanasi RT 218: Twinkler’s Carnival

TWINKLERS CARNIVAL

This was a small fun activity  organised for our twinklers recently.A banquet hall was booked where we set up a few games for the twinklers like Roll your luck.Tail the donkey.Housey for kids.Painting competition etc.The winners and 1st runner up were given prizes in all the games.At the end all the twinklers returned with their  hands full.Followed by the games a lavish menu keeping in mind their delicate taste buds was also arranged which all the twinklers enjoyed to their fullest.

Thanks

Dr.Saurabh Chakrabarty
Chairman  Vrrt 218

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LMF Tr Sai Madhukar Rathi (RT 213)
National Blog Committee Member
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Kanpur RT 125: Report on Community Service activity

Jyoti Badhir Vidyalaya & KHRT 125

Kitchen Utensils for the new hostel Block

Kanpur Heritage Round Table 125 and Kanpur Heritage Ladies Circle 88 is closely associated with the Jyoti Badhir School for Hearing and speech Impaired children. This wonderful institution is doing a great job in the education of these children with special needs. Their special vocational training section gives these students the requisite training to be absorbed into the main stream after completing their basic education.

When Mr Dikshit from Jyoti Badhir informed us about the need of new utensils and other kitchen equipment to enable them to cater to the additional influx of students in the new hostel block (which is supported by our Ladies Circle!!), we didn’t wait a single second and said YES!!! The list was immediately prepared and we once again ventured out to look for donors for this noble project.

We were extremely lucky for we found the Good Samaritan in the form of Tr Udhav Vaid who immediately agreed to sponsor the expense for this project via his company M/s PahladRai Steel Forging works. He immediately took upon himself the entire work of cross checking the requirements with the list provided by the school. He also went out of his way to ensure that only the best quality material was purchased and no corners were cut. After all we are dealing with children here.

We visited the school thereafter and saw the shiny new plates, glasses and utensils being used for the first time. Seeing the children sitting at the table and using the new utensils to have their food was an extremely satisfying sight. We also know for a fact that these utensils will be maintained well and they will provide their functionality for a long period of time.

The warm fuzzy feeling that we get after the completion of any project is one of the best parts about tabling!!!!

Cheers to Tabling!!!

One for ALL for one

Tr Moriya Philip
KHRT 125

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LMF Tr Sai Madhukar Rathi (RT 213)
National Blog Committee Member
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