The installation ceremony of the club was held on 8th Jul 2015 at the Gandhinagar club at Adyar. The event started with Kuthuvilakku being lit by the honorable Mrs Jaya Krishnaswamy, Mrs Saroja Sundarajan, Ann Padmavathy Gunasekaran, Ann Vanaja Krishnamurthy and Ann Geetha Krishnan. Rtn VNK who led the meeting as Master of Ceremony highlighted the significance of the invocation song that was chosen for this event and played a recorded version of the song. The song with its theme of peace for the world was composed to commemorate the 25th year of Madhuram Narayanan Centre. The song has been composed by Smt Sowbagyalakshmi, who was recognised by us with an award for vocational excellence during our last Charter Nite.
The welcome address given by outgoing President Rtn Venkataraman moved one and all gathered for the function and the secretaries report that followed given by outgoing secretary Rtn KVK meticulously covered all the projects, events and contributions of the club during the past Rotary year. There was a overwhelming support to the installation as demonstrated by the active participation and presence of rotarians from various clubs in the district whom Rtn VNK recognised during the event. It was a touching moment that followed as outgoing president Rtn Venkataraman installed Rtn Krishnan as the 19th president of the rotary club. This was followed by the exchange of the club charter from outgoing secretary Rtn KVK to incoming secretary Rtn Mahesh and new banner of the club was unveiled. The board members were installed with the announcement of president Rtn Krishnan followed by the acceptance speech. Rtn Krishnan moved everyone as he spoke from his heart.
The new website of the club was launched by Rtn AG Raghunathan followed by the release of the July edition of the club’s mostly newsletter ‘The Creek’. Rtn AG Raghunathan covered the introduction of Chief Guest Rtn P T Ramkumar, recognised the efforts of the club and shared the message from the District to the club assuring support for the club. Rtn P T Ramkumar’s addressed the gathering and his speech was full of praise and apprecitiation for Rtn Krishnan and the club members. He conveyed his optimism on the club’s potential and performance.
A new member, Srinivasa Varadan was introduced and officially installed as member of the club. Srinivasa was recognised by Rtn P T Ramkumar handing over the Rotary pin. Rtn Mahesh made the secretarial announcements and shared wishes on behalf of the club for the upcoming birthdays and wedding anniversaries of the club members, ann and annette. Rtn VCK provided a very pleasant vote of thanks followed by the meeting concluded with the national anthem followed by fellowship and dinner at the Gandhinagar club.