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About Club

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                                                    VISION STATEMENT
"To be an eminent service organization addressing the community's comtemprorary needs by excelling in all avenues of service."
                                                    ABOUT THE CLUB .......
Around 1968-69 Pune was served by two Rotary Clubs, Rotary Club of Poona and Rotary Club of Poona North in District 314. Pune was growing and it was felt that a third club was necessary to serve the growing population of Pune, especially the parts of the western side of river via. Deccan Gymkhana, Erandwana and surrounding areas. So Rotary club of Pune appointed well known banker C. V. (Alias Appasaheb) Jog as the GSR and he with his firsthand knowledge of Pune and its environs was able to gather band of 35, well qualified people from various fields of activities who became the charter member of this club. The club started functioning on Friday 4th July, with the installation of Dada Damle as its First President and Kalyan Varde the first Secretary of RC of Poona West.
Dada was no strange to Rotary because GSR Appasaheb was able to interest four serving members of his club (whose residences were in the area of the new club to make a shift from RC of Poona to RC Poona West and thus Rtn. Dada (A. M) Damle, Balasah

eb (P) Abhyankar, Kalyan (G. P) Varde and Appasaheb (P. S) Patki joined us as chartered members.
Pangs of growth never leaves Rotary, maybe at Club level or district level the rumblings of growth were apparent since 1981 and finally on a massive global exercise of re-districting, a new district was carved out of District 314 (25 Clubs) and 317 (9 Clubs) and other new District Nos 313 was born comprising 12 Revenue Districts of Maharashtra. Kalyan Varde who was first District Secretary of Rotary Club of Poona West, became the first District Governor of the New District of RI i.e. 313.