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Meeting Date 19 Aug 2021
Meeting Time 07:00:00
Location Online Meeting on Zoom
Meeting Type Regular
Meeting Topic Innovation and Technology in Industry
Meeting Agenda Aameir Alihussain is the Managing Director of BSRM Group of Companies, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Chief Guest Aameir Alihussain
Joint Meeting With
Club Members Present 45
Minutes of Meeting Innovation and Technology in Industry: Talk by Mr. Aameir Alihussain, Chairman, BSRM, Bangladesh to RCPD by Video conference on 18 August 2021. Aameir is a successful, 3rd generation Bangladesh businessman of Indian origin, their family started as trading with Africa and now are the largest Steel producers of Bangladesh. A soft-spoken person who spoke passionately from his heart about his family’s journey of businessmen thru the ups and down of partition across three countries from India to Pakistan and finally to Bangladesh. “A journey that started with a spark and a flame that burns in their heart” in the words of Aameir, that represents their working style. Under his leadership, Bangladesh Steel Rolling Mills transformed from a small-scale rolling mill to a state-of-the-art largest steel producer in the country. Today SSRM their flagship company, produces 25% of the country’s 1.6 million tons of steel , has the world’s largest induction furnace, are the largest electricity consumer of Bangladesh, have 15,000 vehicles on the road anytime and direct employer of 4,000 people. Best Brand Award and National Export Trophy are a testimony of his contribution and achievements. SSRM contributes to Environment sustainability and giving it back to society by running schools and providing free education to needy students. These achievements in Aameir words are based on a companywide culture of adapting and welcoming change management , implementing new technology, focus on quality, people and team spirit, and above all the Values of Honesty, Integrity and Hard work everyone lives by every day. Additionally, under his leadership, the group conducts several CSR initiatives. He thanked RCPD for giving him an opportunity to share his thought and welcomed Rotarians to visit Bangladesh and his companies. Mr. Aameir Alihussain, a 3rd generation business leader & an entrepreneur of the Steel Industry of Bangladesh.


Meeting Date 19 Aug 2021
Meeting Time 18:30:00
Location Manohar Banquets
Meeting Type Regular
Meeting Topic New Members Induction
Meeting Agenda No Description Responsibility Time 1) Meeting called to order Pres Sneha 7.00 2) National Anthem Pres Sneha 7.00 - 7.01 3) Welcome members and President announcements Pres Sneha 7.01 - 7.06 4) Secretarial announcements Secy Surekha 7.06 - 7.08 5) On today’s Program PP Padma 7.08 – 7.10 6) Introduction of Prerana n Kedar Rtn Amita 7.10 – 7.12 7) Handover of Kit and pin Chief guest 7.12 – 7.14 8) Introduction of Uday n Hemlata Karne PP Dilip 7.14 – 7.16 9) Handover of Kit and pin Chief guest 7.16 – 7.18 10) Introduction of Aarya n Swanand Gudhate Anna Uday 7.18 – 7.20 11) Handover of kit and pin Chief guest 7.20 – 7.22 12) Introduction of Anand Puntambekar n wife PP Neelkanth 7.22 – 7.24 13) Handover of kit and pin Chief guest 7.24 – 7.26 14) Introduction of Reshma Sambare Ann Neelima 7.26 – 7.28 15) Handover of kit and pin Chief guest 7.28 – 7.30 16) Oath Taking and group photo All new members 7.30 – 7.45 17) New Members each to speak on points given 7.45 – 8.00 18) Introduction of Chief Guest Rtn Brij Sethi, Dist 3131 Membership Chair Rtn Hemant Atre 8.00 – 8.02 19) Chief guest speech Rtn Brij Sethi 8.02 – 8.12 7) Vote of Thanks PP Padma 8.12 – 8.15 8) Meeting Adjourned Pres Sneha 8.15
Chief Guest Rtn Brij Sethi, Dist 3131 Membership Chair
Joint Meeting With
Club Members Present 30
Minutes of Meeting Highlight of our Weekly Meeting on 19th August was the induction of new members into Metropolitan family. Membership Director PP Padma’s intensive, meticulous efforts bore fruit resulting in 5 new members joining RCPM that day. Formal induction was done with an Oath administered by the Chief Guest Brij Sethi, District Membership Chair. Rtn Brij has been a Rotarian for 17 years and has handled various important responsibilities at the District level, besides being a Major Donor Our new members include Rtn. Prerana Joshi and Anna Kedar. As you would have read in the previous issue of RCPM Bulletin, Prerana not only holds high educational qualifications, but is also a renowned sportsperson. Daughter of our own PP Avinash Joshi and Ann Ashwinitai, she has been a Rotaracter and became a PHF long ago. She wants to carry out her family tradition of doing great work in Rotary just like her sister Rtn. Amita Nene. Our next new member is Reshma Sambare who holds Engineering and Law degrees from India and US and has done exceptional work with youth and women in tribal areas and victims of domestic violence. She described problems faced by Asian women in US. They suffer from domestic violence, leading to visa deprivation, poverty and other problems. This experience propelled her to work for social service. She has established an NGO, Jhep Foundation Niwara for this purpose in India. RCPM has a Banker as a new member in Rtn. Aarya Palsule. Aarya wished to join Rotary in keeping with her family tradition. She said she is keenly interested in doing work for the benefit of the society, for which Rotary provides a channel. Last to join in, travelling through the difficult Pune traffic was Rtn. Uday Karne. Uday has inherited the aptitude for social work from his father, known as Karne Guruji who is a most popular figure in Yerawada area. Uday has carried out tremendous work for Covid warriors, patients and general public during the pandemic, being truly devoted to humanitarian work


Meeting Date 19 Aug 2021
Meeting Time 08:30:00
Location Royal Cannaught Boat Club, Bund Garden , Pune
Meeting Type BOD
Meeting Topic Second BOD Meeting
Meeting Agenda To confirm the minutes of last meeting and to update the board on the action items and to: # Agenda Item By Remarks Consider matters arising from previous meeting, if any. Rathnakar Grant leave of absence and consider resignations, if any. Rathnakar Consider proposals for membership of the club, if any. Rathnakar Read and pass receipt of payment of Club as well as Trust accounts for last month. Navin FCO campaign – Update Sandesh AndgaonSchool Project Update Purnima/ Niraj Cold Storage Project Update Harry /Samir Charter Day Celeberation Rathnakar Fellowship Arun E –Waste Collection Rathnakar E Ryla Programme as a Co host Swarupa Nurse vocational course- Sponsoring students Purnima Any other matter with the permission of the Chair Rathnakar Announce date of next board Meeting Rathnakar
Chief Guest
Joint Meeting With
Club Members Present 10
Minutes of Meeting Second BOD meeting held on 19th August at 8.30 AM at Royal Cannaught Boat Club. Following members Present Rathnakar Shetty - President Satish Deshchougule - Secretary Navin Gupta : Treasurer Harry George : IPP Sandesh Gupta - Director- Service Projects (Medical) Niraj Mehta - Director -Membership Ram Bhagwat - Director Foundation Pramod Sharma : Director -Public Image Shani Naushad : Director -International Arun : Director -Club admin President Rathnakar Shetty Presided over the meeting . President welcomed all the members to the meeting and taken up for discussion all the points as per the Agenda already circulated .


Meeting Date 19 Aug 2021
Meeting Time 00:00:00
Location Seasons Banquet, Akurdi
Meeting Type Club Assembly
Meeting Topic Installation Function
Meeting Agenda Installation
Chief Guest DG.Pankaj Shah
Joint Meeting With
Club Members Present
Minutes of Meeting


Meeting Date 19 Aug 2021
Meeting Time 19:00:00
Location Zoom Meeting
Meeting Type Regular
Meeting Topic Agale vegale paryatan. Israel and Japan farming experiences.
Meeting Agenda Out of curriculum for studying farming was selected by Bhide couple , for their two daughters. Elder one went to Israel and younger one to Japan. Both were there for few months. They learned a lot which was beyond our routine. Had some thrilling experiences. Priya Bhide nicely presented all through slide show.
Chief Guest Ms. Priya Bhide
Joint Meeting With
Club Members Present 25
Minutes of Meeting Out of curriculum for studying farming was selected by Bhide couple , for their two daughters. Elder one went to Israel and younger one to Japan. Both were there for few months. They learned a lot which was beyond our routine. Had some thrilling experiences. Priya Bhide nicely presented all through slide show.


Meeting Date 19 Aug 2021
Meeting Time 19:30:00
Location Zoom Meeting
Meeting Type Regular
Meeting Topic Discussion on Projects and Rotary 1st term dues etc
Meeting Agenda Discussion on Projects , Rotary 1st term dues , Planning etc.
Chief Guest Rtn Shrikrishna Vartak
Joint Meeting With
Club Members Present 9
Minutes of Meeting Discussion on Projects , Rotary 1st term dues , Planning etc.


Meeting Date 19 Aug 2021
Meeting Time 09:00:00
Location Atithi Hotel, Hadapsar
Meeting Type BOD
Meeting Topic Service Project Discussion
Meeting Agenda 1) Financial Literacy project completion brief and budget expense. Certificate distribution. 2) Tree Plantation Project updates 3) eRYLA participation and appeal to all. 4) Interact Clubs’ installations dates and arrangements. 5) Membership dues of last rotary year and current rotary year, collection and follow up responsibility distribution. 6) Environment projects 7) Water projects discuss 8) Happy School projects discuss
Chief Guest
Joint Meeting With
Club Members Present 9
Minutes of Meeting Discussed and decided: 1) financial Literacy - 9x200 to be paid by club - 75 students sponsored by Wise chanakya - 840/- for certificates by club 2) Tree plantation & water project : on Tuesday site visit with satish khade, water district chair 3) eRYLA Our club is Co-host 4) Interact installation Olympus 3rd sept Innovera online date to be decided 5) e-waste collection mega-drive 12th sept 6) Membership dues to be paid asap. 7) Happy School - Ambale school - painting school - stage shed - hand wash station - library can be added - sleeping kit can be added