About RCME


Rotary Club of Madras East


Making the World a Better Place For All of Us

About the Club

Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) meets on Wednesdays at 6.30 p.m. at Fortune Chola, Chennai. We have 187  active members as on 30 June 2024.

Qualitative involvement, high standard of speakers and healthy attendance are the main ingredients of our weekly meetings. Family participation is another aspect that stands predominant in our activities.

History of RCME

Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) was inaugurated on 3rd April 1985, chartered on 21st May 1985 and Charter Presented on 26th June 1985 with charter no. 22791. Currently it is part of Rotary District No. 3234 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

The Rotary principles and values of this club are enviably high. The founding fathers gave it the character it retains even today; at the same time strongly believing in evolving with passing time, 39 years down the road, you see a vibrant and happening club, young at heart and contemporary in thought.

The club believes in active engagement of women in Rotary, not only as Rotarians but as supportive Anns deeply involved in the club projects. The club boasts of 30 lady rotarians and is always on the lookout to engage young and energetic individuals. The strong network of Anns form the backbone of the much acclaimed PHCC Cricket Carnival, an RCME event engaging the whole District No.3234.

Our newsletter, ‘Eastern Bridge’, has been a consistent offering since we launched it. Chronicling the activities for the month, it is an excellent source of archival information on club projects. Our club has embraced the digital world in sharing information and our website http://rcme.org is interesting to visit and has wealth of information designed with novel ideas to match the current trend.

The club has always played a responsible role in the Rotary District and spearheaded many projects benefiting the community and creating a pleasurable experience for its members. It has frequently won critical acclaim from the District and the beneficiaries, for its various programmes and the useful role that it has been playing in the community as well.

The club has been in the thick of action conducting programmes and running projects that are pertinent and of value to society. With hallmark projects such as The Winners Bakery, Annai Satyanagar-A slum No More, The Community College at Beemenapet, The Penn Nalam Cancer Screening Bus. RCME has earned a name of consistency and sustainability.

The Rotaract Club of Stella Maris College, Chennai and the Interact Clubs at National Public School, Little Flower Matriculation School, Dr Nalli Kuppuswami Vivekananda Vidyalaya Junior College, PS Matriculation School, GTA Vidhya Mandir, Sindhi Model Matriculation Higher Secondary School and Greater Chennai Corporation Community College are some of the club’s pride.

Health has been an important avenue of service, with many noteworthy projects in collaboration with prominent Health Care centers. Starting with The Rheumatic Heart Ailment Programme, RCME has been a frontrunner in providing infrastructure and equipment for the care and medical needs of society. The club members and families are active every year at Rotary Pulse-Polio immunisation centres.

RCME raises the bar each Rotary year, to bring more oriented and productive projects in its fold, with participation from clubs across different continents as well as the active participation of Rotary International, thereby giving back to society and enriching the lives of humanity near and far.

Letter from the President

Rtn. P Muthu
(2024 – 25)

Rotary President’s Message to Members

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

As we embark on another exciting Rotary year, I am filled with enthusiasm and anticipation for the incredible journey that lies ahead. Our international theme for this year is “Magic of Rotary” .This theme reminds us of the extraordinary impact we can create in the lives of our community through our dedicated services. Together, we can truly make magic happen and enjoy every moment of our Rotary experience.

Our focus areas will be:
Health: Promoting wellness through community health initiatives, awareness programs, and supporting healthcare services.
Community Development: Engaging in projects that uplift and empower our local communities, fostering growth and sustainability.
Vocational Service: Encouraging personal and professional growth by sharing skills, mentoring, and supporting vocational training.
Environment: Taking action to protect our planet through conservation efforts, clean-up campaigns, and sustainable practices.
Women Empowerment: Supporting initiatives that empower women through education, skill development, and leadership opportunities.

Youth Services: Nurturing the next generation through Rotaract and Interact clubs, providing career guidance, and fostering leadership skills.

Club Services: Enhancing our club experience with fellowship tours, both international and local, spiritual tours, fireside meetings, and diverse fellowship events.

    This year, I am particularly looking forward to increasing member engagement and participation. Our success hinges on your active involvement and dedication. Together, we can create a significant impact.

    Let us enjoy the camaraderie, the opportunities for service, and the satisfaction that comes from making a difference. I encourage each of you to take part in our events, bring in new ideas, and contribute to our shared goals.

    Thank you for your commitment to Rotary and for being part of this incredible journey. Let’s make this year one of joy, growth, and meaningful service.

    We at RCME embrace several Goals set by United Nations to make this World a better place to live

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