Posted by Marty Peak Helman on Aug 05, 2020
If you have already registered for the Zone 28 & 32 Online Summit on September 23 through 25, thank you! If you haven't already done so, please register now - it's free - and join your friends from throughout Zones 28 and 32 via Zoom for our annual gathering. Traditionally known as the Zone Institute, it's now a series of online opportunities to interact with Rotary’s movers and shakers, including breakout sessions for all attendees. The daily sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m.


One of our special keynote speakers is Rotary International’s president-elect, Shekhar Mehta (shown right), live from Kolkata, India. He will be keynoting our Summit on Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m. All Rotarians and Rotaractors are invited. New members are especially welcome to meet RI's president-elect.

PE Shekhar’s Rotary passions center on membership and service, and he recognizes the interdependence of these two concerns: The more members Rotary attracts, the more service we can accomplish together. He also believes that the communications tools we have become accustomed to during COVID -9 will have a long-term positive effect in promoting both service and growth.

The service initiatives PE Shekhar has led or been responsible for across his Rotary career are impressive. They include:
  • Constructing 500 homes for tsunami survivors.
  • Starting the Shelter Kit program in India, which has has led to distribution of more than 15,000 Shelter Kits aiding 75,000 disaster victims during 20 or more natural disasters.
  • The Healing Little Hearts program, which has resulted in 2500 heart surgeries for children from across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Africa.
  • Conceptualizing T-E-A-C-H, a holistic literacy program that has now reached more than 50,000 schools and 15 million children across India.
  • Setting up 15 eye hospitals across India that together, result in nearly 50,000 eye operations each year.
  • Initiating a scholarship program that has resulted in over 1000 scholarships to marginalized children.
  • Building 6,000 toilets that have benefited 30,000 people in rural communities.
Zoom-in to hear PE Shekar live. Join the Q&A and discussion afterward. He will present from Kolkota, and all Rotarians are invited to join at no cost. However, registration is required so we can properly prepare.
We promise you: Lots of time for Q&A and discussion, all designed to support you as you put the words of these Rotary leaders to work in your club and district.
Click here for free registration.
Thank you - I look forward to "seeing you" in September!
For more information, contact Marty Peak Helman, Rotary Zones 28 & 32 trainer and Online Summit coordinator, at