Pioneers of Our Club

MADHU DESAI
FOUNDER PRESIDENT – 1966-68
DISTRICT CHAIRMAN – 1972-73
She had the courage to take up this challenging job. She has sown the seeds which have gcontainern into a huge tree which has born many fruits.
The prize winning entries of the first drawing competition were sent to ROTARY CLUB in ITALY.The drawings were auctioned and the fund was donated for a scholarship for 1 year to a girl student in ITALY for learning painting.
Foundation was laid for the Bal Mandir at Khotwadi Slum Area. Sewing classes were also held for the young girls of the same place. International IW President Weightman visited the Bal Mandir & was highly impressed. Started ‘IMMUNAIZATION CENTRE’ at Nanavati Hospital for which donation received from Rtn. Chatrabhujbhai Thacker.

JAYASHREE DARU
PRESIDENT – 1968-69
Founder Member of Innerwheel Club of Bombay West. In her tenure, Balwadi was opened in Khotwadi, Santacruz West. Sewing & Embroidery classes for women were started and some of them were employed in Garment Factory.
Club was awarded a Trophy for Personal Contribution at a District Conference.

SANDRA SHROFF
PRESIDENT – 1969-70
She is one of the pioneer of our club. She was the instrument in running the free dispensary twice a week at our Medical Centre at Rotary club of Bombay West. Handicraft classes for helping the lower middle class women started in the previous year had flourished into a worth while unit. Napkins tray cloths & guest towels were sold at Poona Conference. Donation of drugs by pharmaceutical companies such as UNICHEM, FAIRDEAL, PARKE DAVIS & SARABHAI were given to the needy patient. Donated Rs 501 to the relief fund for Bharuch Earthquake.

SARAYU SHAH
PRESIDENT – 1970 – 71
DISTRICT CHAIRMAN – 1976-77
Many children projects were undertaken,especial focus on mentally retarded children. Aid for Gujarat relief fund was sent. “INTERNATIONAL DOLLS” exhibition was held more then 1000 visitors attended & was grand success.
She adopted a child suffering from T.B, whose parents were stricken with leprosy. She did many more community based projects.

NERGIS SORABJEE
PRESIDENT – 1971- 72
DISTRICT CHAIRMAN – 1974-75
Projects undertaken at Leprosy Home which was appreciated by Dr.Kalthare of ACHWORTH. Healthy & Clean Baby contest held for the slum dwellers, 68 entries were enrolled. Many medical camp were held occasionally.
She was instrumental in running the free dispensary twice a week at our Medical Centre at Rotary club of Bombay West. She did many more community based projects.
THE CLUB ORGANISED EKEBANA-JAPANESE DRY FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS SHOW, WHICH WAS INAUGURATED BY EDUCATION MINISTER MR CHAUDHARY.
Adopted (3 girls & 1 boy) children of Subedar Jaisingh who was killed in the war between India & Pakistan.
She donated rotating trophy to be given to a member who has rendered the best personal service through out the year.