Rotaract Club of Hubbali Dharwad, RID 3170, is probably the first community-based Rotaract club in Hubli, says Dr Mahima Mohit Dand, president of Rotary Club of Hubli Vidyanagar, the parent club. The charter certificate was presented by DGN Nasir Borsadwala on March 8.
The 24 Rotaractors of the club are excited to begin their Rotary journey with a badminton tournament scheduled on April 24 at Vidyanagar near the town. “We are conducting the sport to spread awareness about diabetes and how physical activities can help in keeping the disease at bay,” says club president Poornima Hegde.
Next on the club’s agenda are an eye camp for school students and a blood donation drive. “We are actively planning to plant 10,000 saplings before the yearend,” she smiles.
Most of the Rotaractors are employed. Poornima and club secretary Poornapradnya Pandurangi are pursuing BCom and preparing for CAT. The club does not limit its membership to the city alone. Some of the members hail from places such as Belagavi, Goa, Bengaluru and Canada too. They are a mix of students and working professionals.