The Rotary Club of Madras South is Chennai’s second Rotary club, chartered nearly 60 years ago on 30th June 1960. The club celebrated its diamond jubilee with eclat in 2019-20. Apart from events throughout the year, a grand celebration was held on 29 February 2020. The club has 67 members, has given Rotary four Governors over the years, and is a cosmopolitan mix of youth and experience, of businessmen and professionals from a variety of disciplines.
RC Madras South is one of the stand-out clubs of RI 3232. It owes its status and reputation to hundreds of service projects over the years, some of them unique; to distinctive fellowship -- through model club meetings, family participation events and out-of-town picnics; to first-rate speakers at weekly meetings; and to contributions in various ways to Rotary International and the district to which the club belongs -- most recently RI 3232, earlier RI 3230.
The club’s history has been well documented. • The diamond jubilee souvenir of our club, brought out in 2020. Click on the link for the souvenir. Google Drive • The golden jubilee souvenir of our club, brought out in 2010. Click on the link for the souvenir. Google Drive • A 2017 brochure on the occasion of a fund-raising event. Click on the link for the brochure. Google Drive • A 2018 brochure, also on the occasion of a fund-raising event. Click on the link for the brochure. Google Drive Significant service projects carried out by the club in recent years include heart surgeries for more than 200 children, and many more scheduled; more than 300 toilets in both rural and urban areas, many of them in schools; distribution of more than 11,000 computers and laptops to schools and NGOs mainly in Tamil Nadu but also in other states; skill training for thousands of young women and young men from poor families, enabling critically important jobs and incomes; leadership training for schools and colleges. “Project Selvi” aims at strengthening and empowering girl students and their schools. A community learning centre at Kattur village, 40 km from Chennai, hosts several classes and skill training courses. At East Eden Foundation, Manapakkam, whose inmates are mentally challenged or destitute, we offer annadhanam every month. We have donated ultrasound testing equipment to VHS Hospital, Taramani, dialysis machines to a hospital run by Rotary Club of Ambattur and the Sri Matha Cancer Care Centre, Adyar, colour doppler scanning machine to Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Egmore and baby warmers, in partnership with Rotary Club of Lake Spivey Clayton County, USA, to Government Children Hospital, Egmore.