Rotary Club of Dar-es-Salaam

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Dar-es-Salaam

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 07:15 AM
Colosseum Hotel and Fitness Club
Haile Selassie Rd
Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania  12729
Tanzania
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On the 29th of Jan 2014, Mark Topley visits our club all the way from Mwanza and enlightened us about his NGO, Bridge2Aid. He spoke to us how he got involved and to the point where he describes the level of pain a human goes through with a dental issue. Most enlightening was the NGO's success stories. 

A beautiful vote of thanks was given by our Rtn Anver Rajpar. Members of our club were thoroughly impressed with the knowledge he imparted with his presentation. 


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The District Governor of LIONS, Wilson Ndes (also a Rotarian from our club) visits us and exchanges banners! What a Kodak moment ! 

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The New Year started off with great spirits. Jim - our newest member (and our french model) talked to us about "LIFE IN FRANCE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR ORIGIN". He spoke so passionately about his roots that it left all members wanting to hear more! 

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What's Christmas without celebration! Ho Ho Hoooo!!! 

Families, Friends and Members of the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam gathered together to celebrate Christmas at the Angiti Restaurant on the 20th of December 2013. With over 50 people, the camaraderie and festive spirits were at the highest. 

and this is what came out of the evening : 

Anver shared with us how many wives he has, we all agreed Johnson is the most well dressed in our club but somehow never brings his wife to any of the socials - wonder why?, Abbas shared with us how many tatooes he has and also recited a poem, MJ prefers Salman Khan over Shahrukh Khan, Jim did us a fashion cat walk, Vinay gave us a recap of the "dance" at his installation evening, Anurag shared a joke and made us all laugh, our most senior rotarian - Mohammed Ismail - made his granddaughters do a moon walk .... 

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The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam hand overs a bunch of Radio/Walky Talkies to the Police Force. 

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Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam appreciated the Serena Hotel waiters with a little token of appreciation during their last meeting of the 2013 year for their excellent services! Merry Christmas and happy holidays! 

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President Elect Johnson Mshana annouces his Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Board of Directors 2014/15. 

President: Johnson Mshana
President Elect: Abbas Khimji
Secretary: Mehdi Soltani
Administrator: Mayur Champsi
Treasurer: Anver Rajpar
Fundraising Director: Mohammed Jaffer
Youth Services Director: Jim Matuba
Community Services Director: Zainul Dossa
Vocational Services Director: Shahid Javed (Azzan)
Membership Director: Nikki Aggarwal
Foundation Director: Vinay Chaudary
Family of Rotary: Sharmila Bhatt
Sergeant at Arms: Mohammed Ismail
Advisors: Hamza Kassongo and Moustafa Khataw 


Looking gooood PE! 

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On the 24th of November 2013, the Rotary club of Dar es Salaam hosted a golf tournament at the Gymkhana Club to raise funds in efforts to eradicate Polio from the face of this earth.

Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam mobilized together to raise $15,000 by selling each golf hole in form of advertisement/branding to corporates. Companies came forth willingly to eradicate Polio from this world such as Vending Services, Lake Oil, Coke, Barclays, Aua Industria, Spicenet, Soft Tech, Pheonix Insurance, Alliance Insurance, Maxinsure, Sea Cliff Casino, NSK Oil, Seaforth, Puma Energy, Platform. In addition, all sponsors came at the crack of dawn to set up their allocated golf hole to advertise their brand, free giveaways and coffees/drinks! 

The ray of the sun shining and the smell of coffee made the morning spectacular. Golfers trickled in with their kits, outfits and hats. Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam launched the Golf Tournament with a gunshot start where all golfers teed off on specific golf holes and ended their round at the same time.

Thereafter, a fun filled prize giving ceremony took place at the “19th hole” as they say it – a live band, a scrumptious lunch and cold drinks flowing. There were a number of prizes, to name a few, we awarded the overall winner (ladies, men and junior), overall runner up (ladies and men), closet to the pin and longest drive. We also had a few fun prizes such as best dressed, loudest on the course, a bad hair day, and a “piga mingi” (worst score card) prize – and for loudest on the course prize, it was a no brainer but to give it to our president, Zainul Dossa.

The District Polio Chair and our fundraising director, Rtn Mohammed Jaffer, spoke with inspiration about Rotary Internationals initiative to end Polio now and how we are “this close” to eradicate polio from this world. President Zainul Dossa spoke about the club, its projects and what it means to be a Rotarian and Rtn Nikki concluded with a vote of thanks.                

The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam celebrated after raising a compelling $17,642 to be sent to TRF in essence to eradicate Polio from this world. As Rotarians, not only are we proud of what we have achieved, but with the spirit of Rotary, we are determined to continue making a difference to our community. 

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A contribution of $3,000 for Project Pande - RC of DSM to participate in the purchase, placement and testing of medical instruments in Bagamoyo. Asante Sana Carlos!!!! 

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On the 11th of December 2013, DGE Harish Bhatt inducted two new members to the family of Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam. The induction was ceremonial with many guests, rotarians and toasts! Both sponsors introduced their members and lapel the Rotary pin on them as DGE Harish Bhatt created an inspirational induction! 

The new members: 

Jim Matuba - sponsored by Sharmila Bhatt - studied at the University of Saint Denis in Paris and is a French tutor/teacher and a translator. He is a man of many experiences, a tall shaped man, married and very promising! BIEN VU! Image

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Bhavit Bhatia - sponsored by Mayur Champsi  - studied at Kings College in UK and attained a BSc in Business Management with a core focus of finance, economics and organization dynamics. With experiences as Trainees in various companies, he now works as a Trade Finance Officer in the International Banking Department in Exim Bank. An ambassador in London Olympics in 2012, Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, plays Cricket and a rangoli artist! WOW 

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DGE Korhan Atilla - a TRF Cadre sent by the RI - visited our club for fellowship and he came to check on our Maji Kwa Maisha Project. Nice bow Sir! Good times! 

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In the light of FOUNDATION MONTH, The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam makes END POLIO NOW badges for the Golf Tournament participants, Rotarians and for YOU! Let's eradicate Polio from the face of this earth together!

Get yours NOW! 

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Rotary Foundation Month is the perfect time to spread the word among members in your club about the important work our Foundation is doing.


HAPPY WORLD POLIO DAY 

At our meeting on the 23rd Oct 2013, we collectively struck the famous world polio pose "this close" to honor the world polio day! 

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Polio was once a disease feared worldwide - suddenly striking and paralysing children for life. With Rotary's initiative and efforts for many years, we are "THIS CLOSE" in eradicating Polio from this world. 

24th is a day where we create awareness to ultimately make this world polio-free. 

Watch the billboard space near IST Upper School (donated by Rtn Vinay) as our club shows its commitment to fight Polio! 

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Families, Friends and members of the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam gathered together on the darkest night of the year for Halloween at one of the finest restaurants in Dar es Salaam, Zuane.

We dressed up (at least some of us did and some of us didn’t need too as they look scary enough) to trick and treat and mostly to scare one another. Pumpkins and candles on the table – pizza and wine to fill our stomachs, and of course shared laughs to create the ultimate fellowship! What an evening to remember!

Thank you to our Family of Rotary Director, Mehdi Soltani, for organizing a fun filled scary evening!

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During the DG Emmanuel Katongole's club visit on October 17th 2013, we witnessed an admirable and an inspirational induction ceremony for Shahid Javed - who has been sponsored by President Zainul Dossa. The words by the DG created enthusiasm and ownership of being an Rotarian. 

Shahid Javed was born on the 28th of June 1978, married and currently the MD of Maas Computers and Networks Limited. He has known President Zainul Dossa since his time as a member of Lions Club and has shown keen interest in serving above self. 

During this induction, Shahid Javed committed to become a PHF! 

A warm welcome to Shahid Javed to the family of Rotary

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Rotary, Bank M and Kalamandalam open "Rotary Pediatric Oncology Ward

Rotary clubs in Dar es salaam which comprises of 6 clubs in Partnership with Bank M and Kalamandalam opened the doors of "Rotary Pediatric Oncology ward " at the Jenga La Watoto at Muhumbili National Hospital.

Rotarians with Bank M every year organize the "Rotary Dar Marathon" and the ward was built from the proceeds of the marathon of year 2011 and 2012 along with support from Rotary International and a Rotary club in Belgium. 


In 2009, childhood cancer survival in Tanzania was only 12%!  Although there was a facility for children with cancer there was severe over-crowding in the wards and it did not have adequate medical facilities for cancer treatment. Some children did not survive the cancer due to cross infections they were exposed to due to over crowding where there were 3-4 kids to a bed. Rotary became aware of the bleak situation, and our instinctive and emotional reaction was…  
“What can we do to help these kids survive " .We were also told that most childhood cancer are curable if detected early enough and properly treated with good medical care  and hence our decision to build a "Rotary Pedriatic Oncology Ward" 


The childhood cancer survival rate in Tanzania has now soared
 to 55%.  A HUGE improvement due excellent care and services given by Doctors and nurses at the ward , but still well below where it could and should be.  In more developed countries, childhood cancer survival rates average around 80% and with the ward built by Rotarians this surely will be the case.


The new oncology ward we have built has approximately 400 sqmts of space with 23 beds and is built with 5 isolation wards where negative air pressure is maintained. The sick kids whose cells have been replaced will be kept in isolation rooms and these rooms have been fitted with special air pressure systems. Also every bed has been provided with piped oxygen and this means no child will have to be at the mercy of decision making on who will receive oxygen in times of need. 

 

The cost of the ward with furniture and equipment is 1.2 Billion shillings + VAT and we thank all donors in Tanzania for having come forward with your support. We are proud of what we have achieved with the strong support of our community.  Together, we’ve built one of the best pediatric oncology wards in Sub Saharan Africa… something that will save and change lives for generations to come!

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Visiting Rotarian, Miodrag Stefanovic, exchanges banner from the Rotary Club of Belgrade Center from Serbia!

 

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Welcome Joseph to the family of Rotary and to the family of Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam. 

He has been sponsored by Sharmila Bhatt, and proves to be a keen rotarian! Joseph currently working as the Human Resource Manager of CMC AUTOMOBILES LTD. Before his time with CMC, he was with Nokia Simens Networks Ltd, Aga Khan University and Zenufa Laboratories Limited as an HR Head. Joseph holds a SIX PAGE CV! He is 32 years of age and likes to play football, read magazines and journals, watching tv and listens to music! 

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An admirable induction ceremony for Mehdi Soltani was conducted by President Zainul Dossa on the 17th of July 2013. 

Mehdi is a 33 year old, Iranian, with a BA from Staffordshire University in England. He is a young managing director of the Soltani Group that mainly deals with cargo transportation, in Dar es Salaam. 

Welcome to the family of Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam. 

 

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