Rotary Club of Kathmandu North

District: 3292, Club Number: 29915

Club Profile

 

Club's Name:  

Rotary Club of Kathmandu North

Club Address: Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
Club Number: 29915
District Number: 3292
Chartered on: 29 Dec 1993
President: Rtn. Subash Ghimire
Secretary: Rtn. Rajesh Karki
Meeting venue: Shankar Hotel Lainchaur Kathmandu
Meeting day: Every Sunday, 5:30 PM (Summer), 4:30 PM (Winter)
Total Member: 40
Partner in Service: Rotaract club of Kathmandu North, Rotaract club of Kathmandu Medical College, Rotaract club of Reliance College, Rotaract club of Kantipur Dental College, Interact club of Orient College, RCC Sundarijal Kathmandu, RCC Kageshwori Manohara

 HISTORY OF RC KATHMANDU NORTH

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 3292

Rtn. Rajendra Pd. Dhoju

District Governor 2023-24

RI District 3292

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R. Gordon R. McInally

President 2023-24

Rotary International

Create Hope in the World

Objectives and Programs of Rotary Club of Kathmandu North for RY-2023-24

2023-24  ROTARY CITATION FOR ROTARY CLUBS

RI President

Rotary International 3292 Goal for RY 2023-24

 RI Plan


DG

District 3292 Goals for RY 2023-24

1.General
Setting of annual goal has been a regular phenomenon in modern organizations. Rotary Incapable of taking the charge; Assistant Governors and the Committee Chairs in the District team are committed to provide necessary support to the clubs, the District team and the Club Presidents have the requisite ability, energy, persistence in achieving the goal and are fully committed to the cause of Rotary, at the end, those positive energy will take us to the goal.

2. District Goal

2.1 Administrative Goals:
• Create a Rotary and Rotaract Alumuni
• Formation of at least 20 new Clubs
• Encourage all Members to enroll in My Rotary
• Review Club annual plans and by laws
• Clubs to streamline fi nancial plans including Budget and Audit
• Each Club to have a Strategic plan and implement
• 14th District Conference at Jhapa, East Nepal

2.2 Goals on Membership
• Each one. Try to bring one and more
• Retention target 95 -100 %
• Lady Members 20 – 25 %
• Minimum 1000 new Members
• Clubs to use online tools to support Membership growth and retention

2.3 Goals on Public Image
• Each Club to enhance Public Image and awareness through visual identity by hoarding
boards in their respective areas, Project sites and public events
• Conducting Marathons, Walkathons, photo exhibitions, Polio drive, ICM Seminars and
Workshops on areas of focus with Rotarians and non-Rotarians participation
• Engaging Media partners in Rotary’s humanitarian service creating an impact in the
Community
• Extensive use of social media platforms to promote and highlight Rotary’s activities
and achievements in alliance with Rotaracts
• Upgrade the District’s website and mobile app
• Enhance the system of recognizing Rotarians for their selfl ess eff ort and commitment
to Rotary’s core values

2.4 Goals on Service Projects
• Carry out 30 Global Grants
• Encourage active Clubs to partner and inspire other Clubs in GG Projects
• District Grants to focus in health sector
• 7 RYLA and ICMs in all 7 Regions
• RCC Conference
• Signature Project in Health sector partnering Rotaracts and Interacts

2.5 Goals for The Rotary Foundation
• Annual Giving $ 25 minimum per Member
• Polio plus $ 50 per Club
• Minimum new 10 Clubs to make all Members PHF and encourage PHF Members to become MPHF
• PHF 600 Members
• PHS additional new 100 Members to the already existing PHS
• Major Donor Level 4: 4 Members
• Major Donor Level Level 3: 5 Members
• Major Donor Level Level 2: 10
• Major: Donor 30
• AKS: 2 Members
• Total TRF contribution over $ 1.5 million

3. Other Goals
• All Clubs encouraged to participate and be eligible for Rotary Citation
• Empowering Girls: from teaching self-defense techniques to back to school programs
and counseling to victims of violence and discrimination
• Each Club to plant around 500 trees. Site, species selection and monitoring will be
required
• Clubs to invite non Rotarians to participate in Rotary Day Service

RNLM Programs/Project Goals and Target for RY 2021-2022
(Assuming 150 Clubs/150 adopted Schools)

1. T-E-A-C-H

1.1 Teacher Support – 9000 nos.
• Teachers Trained in Child centered teaching and management skills
• Teachers trained on online classes
• Supply of educational materials and stationary for child friendly teaching
• HEP (Happiness Excellency Program)

1.2 E-Learning – 150 nos.
• Establish E-Learning Centers, if required
• Upgrade existing E- Learning Center
• Provide computers with teaching programs
1.3 Adult Literacy – 12000 nos.
• Promote, Identify and conduct Training
• Supplying Teaching Materials
• Training on income generation and skill development activities – 6000nos.

1.4 Child Development
• Health Checkup – 15000 nos.
• Stationary – 1500 nos.
• Uniform – 1500 nos.
• Re-admission of dropouts in adopted school – 1500 nos.

1.5 Happy School
• School Adoption – 150 nos.
• Science Laboratory – 150 nos.
• Library/Book Corner – 150 nos.
• Desk & Benches – 3000 nos.
• White/Black Boards – 1200 nos.
• Assembly/Play areas – 150 nos.
• Hygienic Toilets – 150 nos.
• Drinking Water Facility – 150 nos.
• Hand-wash Facility – 150 nos.
• Playground
• Boundary wall
• HEP (Happiness Excellency Program)
• Meditation/Yoga Programs

2. WinS (Water & Sanitation in Schools)

From needs assessment improve toilets and drinking water facilities
• Improve and build toilets for senior girls and handicap and teachers, as required
• Install proper drinking water facilities
• Training on cleanliness and hygiene

3. Back to School

Raise funds to support out of school children @ Rs. 6000/child through NGOs in Districts and CSR/Non Rotarian funding – 800 nos.

 


 rc president

Club Goal for RY 2023-24

1. RCKN was chartered on 29th Dec, 1993, as a member of Rotary International (RI) and its charter presentation ceremony was organized on 8th May, 1994. RCKN was formed with 25 members including a female member, led by the Charter President (CP) Shyam Bahadur Pandey, Chairman of Hotel Shangri-la. RCKN was sponsored by RC Kathmandu, the pioneer Rotary Club of Nepal, which was formed on 13th, April 1959. Past District Governor ( PDG) Rotarian (Rtn) Themas Manekshaw was assigned as the Governor's Special Representative to guide for smooth functioning of the club in the initial years. According to the record this club was the 10th club formed in Nepal and the fifth club formed in Kathmandu valley.

2. The name of this club was adopted Kathmandu North because there were no other Rotary Clubs north from central Kathmandu back then. Also, all of the founding members of this club were residents of Lazimpat and Maharajganj area.

3. RCKN designed its banner depicting the unique sixth century stone sculpture of sleeping Lord Vishnu “Budhanilkantha” on its foreground under the majestic Himalayans Range (abode of snow), to signify the universal symbol of peace, progress and prosperity.

4. RCKN was founded at a time when Rotary was known to very few and the service activities of Rotary were also limited. According to the Charter President Rtn Shyam, there were groups of professionals and business persons who were inclined towards social service. These individuals were making efforts to form more Rotary clubs around Nepal in order to expand the service-oriented activities and extend the fellowship base of professional acquaintances. CP Rtn Shyam gives credit to one of his friends, veteran Rotarian Kamal Mani Dixit, who encouraged him to form a Rotary club by organizing meetings with like-minded friends residing in Lazimpat and Maharajganj. CP Rtn Shyam also wishes to remember one of his close friends, Late Dilli Raj Upreti who worked diligently for organizing working meetings with prospective members in the process of forming this club and finally RCKN became a member of Rotary International (RI) having the motto “Service Above Self ".

5. In the initial years of its formation, RCKN extended its support to Sri Ram Primary School and Dhurba Tara Primary School, both located in the villages of Budhanilkantha area. The support was provided to construct class rooms and toilets. One of the notable community service activities of this club is the construction of bus stands on either side of Dhapasi, Chakrapath (Kathmandu Ring Road).

6. RY 1995-96 is the most remarkable service activity of this club has been the successful initiative of acquiring a 3-H Grant from the RI in partnership with other clubs in March 1996. Rotary International approved the first 3-H (Health Hunger and Humanity) Grant for Nepal (one of the 11 approved projects out of 138 applicants) worth of US $ 3, 70,000 to provide Radiotherapy Cobalt 60 Teletherapy Machine to Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital on the request of Nepal Cancer Relief Society (NCRS), Govt. of Nepal contributed Rs: 5.5 million and NCRS raised 2.5 million to construct a new building with bunker for the Radiotherapy machine. The new department was inaugurated on October 8, 1999 by the late King Birendra. All this effort was the initiative of Rtn. Dr. Bibek Bahadur Pradhan from the Rotary Club of Mansfield UK, who had proposed for this project with Rotary clubs of Nepal and the Rotary Foundation. The seed money of US $ 5,000 was contributed by the 5 Rotary Clubs of Kathmandu valley (1 thousand each), when there were: Rotary Club of Kathmandu, Rotary Club of Patan, Rotary Club of Kathmandu Mid Town, Rotary Club of Kathmandu North and Rotary Club of Patan West. In 2004 a Rotary Walkathon was organized to collect funds to make up for treatment of destitute cancer patients and raised Rs 3 million. The fund has been awarded to the hospital to provide free treatment to 200 destitute cancer patients every year. Till date the facility is continuing.

7. In 1999, RCKN contributed an ambulance to the Maharajganj Community Service Centre and the ambulance was used by that community for 7 years. In 2007, that ambulance was donated to Budhebare ,Jhapa based Mother's Group, where it is reported to be operating well.

8. In 2003, in conjunction with the support from RI International Humanitarian Grant No 20641 and World Community Service, RC of Tiel, the Netherlands and donation from the Netherlands, RCKN was involved to equip the Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery Department with medical equipment and materials and provide medical services to the patience with orthopedic problems at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. This US $ 80000/ worth project also included Rotary Volunteers Services and 6-month long scholarship to an Orthopedic doctor for the postgraduate training in Europe and 6 weeks long scholarship to three orthopedic nurses for training in the Netherlands.

9. In 2004, The Rotary Foundation Matching Grant (MG) # 0423051, International Partner RC Sutton Coldfield, England, District-1060, MG Amount USD 15,939.00. Project Objectives - The project helped set up a library, science and computer labs at Pegasus English School located in Jorpati VDC, Kathmandu.

10. In 2005-06, MG#51049 International Partner RC of Remuera, New Zealand, District- 1065, MG Amount USD 15035.94.Project Objectives - The project was focused to provide scholarship to young Sherpas for various vocational trainings useful in the community. On behalf of the host club RCKN, Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation contributed USD 731.94 to match for TRF Grant allocation.

11. In 2006-07, in partnership and support from Action Aid Nepal, the club has provided physiotherapy equipment and accessories worth Rs 3,70,000.00 to the Jeevan Kalyan Kendra, located at Kalanki, Kathmandu, which provides trainings and rehabilitation to the mentally and physically challenged young children.

12. In 2007-08 the club supported to add 3 more class rooms in Ishwori Primary School, situated in the remote hilly area of Sundarijal, with the financial support of Rs 350,000/from RC Salt Lake City, Utah,USA and Rs 80,000/ from the club and about Rs 100,000/ worth of materials and labour from the local people/club and Rotary Community Corps (RCC), Sundarijal . Those additional rooms helped the school to elevate it to middle school level, allowing younger students to continue studying up to class 8 in their own locality. In 2013-14, 2 more rooms were added to facilitate Library and Computer class. For construction of those rooms, financial support of Rs 200,000/ from RC Jackson Heights, NY,USA, Rs 100,000/ from Rtn Bir Bahadur Tamang and Rs 100,000/ from other members of the club was received. During construction of the 2 rooms, and for painting of the whole 5 rooms of the school, Rotoracts and students of Reliance International Academy, Chabahil provided physical and material support.

13. In RY 2007-08, MG #, International Partner RC of Ahrensburg, Germany, District- 1890, MG Amount- USD 31,000.00.The project was aimed to purchase an ambulance for the benefit of the Children-at-Risks of Nepal at Charity ( Agape) Nepal, a subsidiary charity organization of Agape Germany. The club managed ambulance service extensively for the benefit of as many children homes in Kathmandu valley and outside the valley.

14. In RY 2009-10 , MG # 73403, International Partner- RC Leesburg, District-7610, Virginia, USA. MG Amount- USD 16,270.00. Beneficiary - Orphans of various Orphanage Homes under Nepal Children Organization, Naxal, Kathmandu and Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHV). Project sites - Nepal Children Organization, Naxal and Kantipur Dental College and Teaching Hospital(KDCTH) Kathmandu. Project Objectives - Checkup /Treatment of Oral and dental problems including follow up of children- at- risk and awareness/advocacy workshop to Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHV). On behalf of the host club RC Kathmandu North, Kantipur Dental College and Teaching Hospital contributed USD 3500 to match for TRF Grant .

15. In RY 2015-16, MG #1532880 , International Partner- RC Misbourne Matins, England. MG Amount-USD 48321. Beneficiaries- Mothers, neonatal babies, local FCHVs and caregivers. Project site- Primary Health Care Center at Yari Village of Muchu VDC ,Humla. Project Objectives- The project aimed to establish and fully equip the primary health care center already established by the Nepal Trust-Yalbang at Yari Village of Muchu VDC ,Humla district, and to facilitate that public health utility with dedicated birthing centre and also to recruit and train local staffs to upgrade their nursing and caring skills.

16. In RY 2015-16, two Swiss citizens, namely Mr Jurg Gunther and Ms Brigitte Werzinger,who had been supporting to run the Indreni Children Home (ICH), an orphanage, at Sundarijal , proposed RCKN for its support and cooperation toward construction of a permanent residence for the ICH. RCKN decided to undertake that project. Mr Jurg Gunther and Ms Brigitte Werzinger contributed USD 85,000(US Dollar Eighty Five Thousand) to purchase land and construction of suitable homes at Sundarijal locality. The club purchased land measuring 8.2 Aana of land and constructed the ground floor of the building. Later with the financial contribution of Rs 45 lakh from NEUTEC Ltd and Rs 25 lakh from Indreni Ireland, a 3 storied building was built. Now RCKN has entered into an agreement with the ICH management for use of the building exclusively for the residential purpose of the orphan by ICH.

17. In RY 2016-17 Global Grant (GG) # 1747108. International Partner- RC Stowe, Vermont, RID- 7850 USA and Canada. GG Amount- USD 35000. Beneficiary – Students, teachers and IT staff of Shree Ram Secondary High School, Koshidekha , of Panchkhal. Project site - Shree Ram Secondary High School, Koshidekha , of Panchkhal. Project Objectives- The aim of this project was to upgrade the existing library with additional books and shelves and train a librarian for proper management of the library, establishment of Resource Technology Center by providing necessary and reliable backups for electronic networks in the Shree Ram Secondary High School, Koshidekha , of Panchkhal Sub-Metropolitan City of Kavre District , Nepal. A team of volunteers from the USA, with expertise in library management and pedagogy, were also involved to impart training to the library staff and teachers of the school in two alternate sessions.

18. In RY2017-20 - GG#1532880, International Partners RC Wu Cu ,Taipei City and RID-3490 Taiwan. GG Amount US$ 111625. Project Objectives – A. Capacity building of oral health education for vulnerable/disparity groups in Nepal. B. Impart skill development trainings to the Specialist Dentists, PG Students, Dental Surgeons and Dental Hygienists of KDCTHRC . C. Conduct a National pathfinder survey and case-control study of Oral Health status in Nepal based on World Health Organization Survey. Beneficiaries – Patients of vulnerable/disparity category with special needs and Dentists and Dental Hygienists. Project Sites – Kantipur Dental College and Teaching Hospital and Research Center (KDCTHRC), one Oral Health Community Center in Pokhara , branch of KDCTHRC. The execution of this Humanitarian service project was accomplished by setting up one Special Need Oral Care Center in Kathmandu, at Kantipur Dental College and Teaching Hospital and Research Center (KDCTHRC), and three Oral Health Outreach Centers . The National pathfinder survey and case-control study of oral health status was carried out in certain areas of Syangja and Kaski districts. Having established the Special Need Oral Care Center, first in Nepal, along with Special Dentists , KDCTHRC was recognized as the TertiaryTreatment Center for treatment of oral diseases and entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Nepal Special Olympic Committee with the objectives to prevent and treat oral diseases of athletes of Nepal participating in Special Olympic Games.

19. In RY 2020-22- GG#1988030 , International Partners RC WuKu Jin Jong,Taipeh and RID-3490,Taiwan. GG Amount US$ 111800. Project Objectives -“Un-reach to Reach Oral Care Project in Rural Areas of Nepal''. Beneficiaries– Patients of rural remote areas affected with oral/dental problems and local health care professionals. Project Sites – Rotary Kantipur Dental Center in Galyang City Hospital Syangja ofSyangja District, Rotary Kantipur Dental Center Bhalwari Tilottama of Rupandehi District and Rotary Kantipur Dental Center Pokhara of Kaski District. This project aimed to address community needs and produce sustainable, measurable outcomes regarding prevalence of oral/dental problems with following goals: A. Improving the capacity of local health care professionals, promoting disease prevention and treatment programs that limit the spread of communicable diseases, B. Reduce the incidence and effect of noncommunicable diseases and C. Strengthening Oral Health Care systems. Kantipur Dental College Teaching Hospital & Research Center (KDCTHRC) is continuing monitoring the progress and providing oral and dental health care services like oral screening, extraction, scaling, restoration efforts periodically in the specific areas covered by the GG of The Rotary Foundation and also in different communities and institutions with the support of local Rotarians and communities.

20. In RY 2022-23, the club has adopted 22 girl students of primary level of Shree Kulmaya Bhagabati School, Biruwa , Bhaktapur District with the objective of continuing sponsoring them by providing school uniforms/bags and stationary items.

20. RCKN had sponsored to form 4 Rotary Clubs namely RC Balaju (Charter date – 13 June 2001) and RC Kathmandu West ,Kalimati(Charter date- 28 June 2001 CP – Hicmat Bahadur Mali), RC Charumati, covering Chabahil and Battisputali area (Charter date- 25Dec 2002) , and RC The Himalayan Gurkha Maharajganj (Charter date 10 Sep 2003) .

21. RCKN has organized and sponsored four Rotaract Clubs (Rtrc) under its wing. Rtrc of Kathmandu North, a community based club (Charter date- 30 Mar 2000,CP Abhishek Shah) and 3 are institution based, namely Rtrc Reliance College, Chabahil( Charter date- 24 Oct 2007, CP Rajesh Kafle), RtrC Kantipur Dental Hospital,Basundhara( Charter date- 19 Nov 2009 Charter President….. ), and RtrC Kathmandu Medical College,Sinamangal( Charter date- 25 Oct 2007, CP Dr.Nitin Nischal Bhandari ).It has also sponsored one Interact Club of Orient A level (Charter Date - 2019…. CP Anish Moktan Tamang) in RY 2018-19. The club has organized and sponsored two Rotary Community Corps (RCC), namely RCC Sundarijal and RCC Kageshwori Manohara. Both RCCs cover suburban locations of NE Kathmandu District.

22. The club is formally registered as a nonprofit motive service organization in Kathmandu District Administrative Office, Social Welfare Council, Kathmandu and holds ownership of permanent property at Sundarijal, Kathmandu.

23. Past Presidents of this club have been representing the club at the district and are assigned in responsible leadership positions to serve at the district level in Rotary District 3292 Nepal and Bhutan. They have thus contributed to the Rotary movement in Nepal and also have inspired the club to expand its leadership beyond the club level.

24. The club is composed of about 41 active members. The average age of the members is 45. Although the club started with relatively aged professionals, in recent years, young professionals and entrepreneurs have joined the club. These young professionals would be instrumental in making the club effective in its community service initiatives as well as leading the club in a more qualified manner. It is further emphasizing that the training and mentoring newer members is important, which prepares the members to be aware of Rotary values, the nature of resources available to carry out community services, application of individual's professional knowledge and enhance leadership skill in order to provide selfless service to the less fortunate and deprived fellow human being as a committed Rotarian. So newer active members are encouraged to interact more in the club proceedings, club activities and participate in various workshops, seminars, conferences organized by other clubs, Districts and by the RI through the year.

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