- Chartered on 17th June 1985, Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen’s
Necklace is one of the most vibrant and effective clubs
of Pilot Dist. 3140.
- Its membership strength comprising of 132 members and
1 Honorary Member Meera Sanyal, is a cross-section of Mumbai's
successful business and professional men and women, all
accomplishers in their own field ranging from doctors to
architects, legal luminaries to bankers, entrepreneurs to
educationists and merchandisers to communicators.
- Today, it is a 100% EREY and Paul Harris Fellow Club.
Our Club also has the distinction of having 2 Major donors
and 12 Paul Harris Society Members.
- Our Club has diversified its activities through different
committees constituted to look after the various avenues
of service. Of these, most contribute to community services.
- Some of the outstanding projects of the Club include
- Rotary Sanskardham Academy - Our Club
has set up a school and college for the hearing impaired
in Goregaon, Mumbai, entirely funded by our Members to the
tune of Rs 5.5 crores. The school caters to 200 hearing
impaired children as also to children with our handicaps
such as spasticity, vision, mentally challenged, speech
defects and learning disability. It concentrates on all
around development of children. This Project has been bestowed
with several honors from Rotary luminaries as also by prominent
citizens in the city. Principal, Mrs Lata Nayak has been
the recipient of an award from the President of India.
- State-of-the-Art Blood Bank at Somaiya Hospital
- Our objective was to provide uncontaminated and quality
blood to the needy at highly subsidized rates. Our Club
sponsored the cost of all equipments required for setting
up of the blood bank. State of the art equipments will ensure
separation of blood plasma and platelets whereby recipient
will be administered only that which is required and which
is medically advocated. Somaiya Trust has now created a
paid for service cancer hospital which has consistent need
of blood, which will be bought from this blood bank at full
market rates. The profits from same will ensure sustainability
towards running cost, salary and maintenance. On 19th April
the Club inaugurated the Blood Bank by the hands of DG Rtn
Set up at a cost of Rupees One Crore this blood bank will
subsidize the cost of blood, platelets and plasma by 75%.
- Set up a Cancer Home for Children below the age
of 15 years who are non residents of Mumbai at Trust House,
Parel. The Centre is operated by St Jude a NGO.
It houses 11 families in 11 cabins. The Rs 7.5 crore worth
3000 sq ft office space has been gifted rent free for nine
years to St Jude. The approximate interior cost of Rs 35
lakhs is entirely funded by Verma Medical Trust. The child
and parents will receive free stay , chemotherapy and medication,
all meals, transport to and fro to Tata Memorial Hospital,
education during treatment upto 6 months and vocational
training to parents. The Centre was opened on Tuesday, 17th
June 2014 by the hands of our DG Rtn Lata Subraidu.
RC of Bombay Metropolitan, RC of Bombay Hanging Garden,
RC of Bombay, RC of Mumbai Malabar Hill, RC of Bombay Mid-city
and RC of Bombay North have each sponsored one family unit
@ Rs 4.5 lakhs for a period of nine years.
RC of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace has sponsored five family
units @ Rs 22.5 lakhs for a period of nine years.
Rtn Hiten Shah, a Member of our Club, has given a donation
of Rs 25 lakhs for a period of one year as the Founder Donor
towards operating expenses for the initial year.
- Sponsoring of 20 Low Cost Housing Shelters for
the tribal families of Shilonde Village, Dahanu District.
The privacy and dignity of a toilet. Providing safety and
comfort of a well built home. The fulfillment of a dream
for those who at times are scared even to dream. The house
dedication of the Rotary Kutirs in Shilonde Village, Dahanu
District was held on Sunday, 1st June 2014 with symbolic
handing over of key and plaque to two families.
- Setting up a Centralized Midday Meals Kitchen
in Mumbai, operated by ISKCON which will feed up to 1,50,000
Midday Meals per day to children of age group of 5 years
to 15 years of Municipal and non aided Government schools.
It will also include filling, packing and dispatching the
food to the schools in 20 special vans. ISKCON ensures a
different menu everyday by addition of dal, vegetables,
lentils and spices to ensure variety to the recipient. The
plot of land has been identified at Municipal Marathi Primary
School, Byculla, for setting up the Kitchen. The kitchen
will be constructed on Plot CST No 2025 of Byculla Division
by MCGM. The area of construction will be approx. 6000 Sq
Ft. The Project cost is Rs 3.5 crores which includes setting
up the Kitchen and towards cost of 25 delivery vans.
- A K Munshi School for the Mentally Challenged
- Our Club continues to support A.K.Munshi Institution which
does the honorable service of helping the mentally challenged
children get basic schooling and vocational training. The
school has recently been renovated and painted by the Club.
The Members of the Club celebrated Christmas with the 140
mentally challenged children of the School at their premises.
From 11th Feb to 15th Feb our Club sponsored five day educational
camp to Ajanta and Ellora, Aurangabad, for 17 and 33 differently
abled girls and boy students of the age group of 7 to 42
years of A K Munshi Yojana. The project cost was Rs 96,000/-
The aim is to provide training to reduce their dependence
on their over protective families and experience the world
from outside their routine lives of home and school. They
develop self-dependent daily Living skills and become independent.
They learn to bond with each other in natural surroundings.
- Rotary Kohinoor Vocational Training -
Our dream of providing vocational training to the underprivileged
youth of our society in coordination with Kohinoor Technical
Institute has turned into a reality with the receipt of
Global Grant of US$ 30,000. We commenced six month vocational
training courses for underprivileged youth in Air conditioning
and refrigeration Engineering Services, Electrical Engineering
Services and Electronics engineering Services at a discounted
fee. These students are from very poor background. The fees
for each of the courses is Rs 21,500/-. Each student contributes
Rs 6,500/- per course and the Club sponsors Rs 15,000/-
per student per course. Kohinoor guarantees them employment
with larger companies, offering salaries of over Rs 10,000
post probation / in house training. Once employed, they
have to sign a bond to pay back Rs 500/- per month to Kohinoor,
so as to subsidize the next batch of students and make it
self-sustaining. The first batch comprising of 84 students
and the second batch of 41 students have already secured
jobs. The third batch of 150 students have already started
- Medical Projects such as sponsoring cancer
detection and medical camps, sponsoring free cataract surgeries,
donation of medical equipments such as Tonometer to Conwest
Jain Clinic, sponsoring of 8 NICU beds at Ruxmani Hospital,
sponsoring free open heart cardiac surgeries, sponsoring
polio corrective surgeries, sponsoring the setting up of
a local Rehabilitation Centre.
Most of our projects are ongoing, long term, sustainable,
much appreciated at the District level and benefit the poorest
of the poor.