District Governor 2017-2018

Rtn. B.M.Sivarraj

District Governor

Rtn. B.M.Sivarraj born in Ooty, a Commerce Graduate from Chennai University, did his Metallurgical studies in Sheffield UK and Migrated to Mumbai since 1988. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Saatveeka Group of Companies, having branches in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Coimbatore. Manufacturer, Importer, Exporter and Distributor of High Speed Steel and Tool Steels. Chairman of Saatveeka Foundation, a public Charitable Trust, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Nilgiris Swami Vivekananda Foundation, a public Charitable Trust. Senior Vice Chairman of 52 year old Thane Manufacturing Association, Member of CII, Indo German Chamber of Commerce & many more.

Joined Rotary in the year 1999, becomes the President in 2007-08 also becomes the President of all Rotary Club Of Thane and Bhiwandi (ARCOT). He started the “Rotary Club Of Thane Green City”, and “Innerwheel Club Of Thane North End” as club president and also started Rotary Club of Thane Urbania as GSR and becomes the best President of the District 3140 in 2007-08.
Recipient of Prestigious Rotary International Four Avenue Service Award.
Recipient of Distinguished Rotary Foundation Service Award for 4 yrs.
During Presidential year he has received more than 5 Rotary International Awards and many District Awards also many awards from various clubs too.
Recipient of “Son of the Soil” Award from Gandhi Seva Trust, Ooty and many awards from Society.
After he becoming the Successful Club President he worked in every Governors team, Convener of the District Assembly in 2010. Convener of RI Presidential TRF Dinner in 2012, Convener of RI President Elect TRF seminar in 2013.
In 2011-12 he became the Avenue Chair for TRF Support under the leadership of Governor Vijay Jalan. The District became No.1 in the whole world by contributing 3.45 million USD to Rotary Foundation and surpassed all the records of Foundation Collection of the District 3140 for past 80 years.
In 2014-15 he was appointed by Rotary International as Officer On Special Duty for the RI District 3140 for Membership Growth and Retention, He is the one and only non PDG holding this position in the whole country.
He is the Secretary of Rotary Leadership Institute for Western India which consist 9 RI Districts.
He is elected as a District Governor for the year 2017-18.
He has contributed more than 1.35 Millions USD to the Rotary Foundation and becomes the Level IV Major Donor and Benefactor.
Currently he has been elected as Chairman of Rotary Trust News which is an official Rotary International Magazine for South Asian Countries for the year 2017-18.
His Spouse Manonmani a Post Graduate of English Literature, Director of Saatveeka Group, and Charter Secretary of Innerwheel Club of Thane North End.
The Level IV Major Donor Couple is blessed with son Deepak Asish who is doing his higher studies at James Cook University Singapore a Charter Member of Rotract Club of Thane North End. His Daughter Sai Apoorva is studying in 9th Std. at Euro School, Thane, a Charter Member and President Elect of Interact Club of Thane North End.
Both the children are Multiple Paul Harris Fellows and all the family members are Paul Harris Society Members.

President 2017-2018

Rotary Club of Bombay

Yakub Bhetasiwala

President

Rtn Yakub Bhetasiwala Son of our Past President Late Dawoodbhai and Past President of Innerwheel club Shirin Bhetasiwala. Rotary runs in Yakub’s blood and Bhetasiwala Family including his Brother Huzefa. Dawoodbhai has carried out more than 3000 operation Free Cataract Eye Operations in his life time . His goal was to give vision back to the needy people. Dawoodbhai shall be always remembered for his Selfless Service to Community Following on the footsteps of his father, we have Yakub, ex Rotaractor, a very sincere & dedicated Rotarian. Yakub Completed his Instrumentation Engineering from Watumull Institute, University of Bombay, Mumbai and then did his MBA in Finance. Yakub started his career as Project Engineer at Yokogawa Ltd, a leading Japanese Company in the Field of Process & Distributed Control System in Bangalore. Later he worked as Marketing Engineer in Omron-Japan (ICA) for Mumbai Region providing PLC and Factory Automation Solutions. This was the stepping stone for a born entrepreneur to start his own company as Sharon Controls India Pvt Ltd (SME Unit in Dombivli MIDC) in July 2003 with his wife Rtn Hycenth who is also an Instrumentation Engineer and MBA in Marketing.

Today Sharon Controls has collaborations and association with Japanese Company like PATLITE and OPTEX. Also, BANNER a USA based Company. Sharon Controls provides High Quality Automation Products and Solutions for Industrial & Factory Automation to various industrial Sectors like Automotive, Iron & Steel, Pharma & Medicine, Food and Packing, etc across India. Sharon Controls Displays their innovations and technology at International Automation Expo every year in Mumbai. Yakub has delivered many presentations on Factory Automation at various business meet & forums in Singapore, Thailand, Germany, Korea and Japan. Though Yakub is involved in Rotary since his childhood, he become Rotarian In Sep 2011 and served Kalyan Club as Service Week Director in 13-14, International Director in 14-15 and Club Secretary in Year 15-16. He is a Paul Harris Fellow. Yakub has successfully carried out various projects for community, especially Cataract Eye Operation in Memory of Late PP Rtn Dawoodbhai. Yakub and Hycenth always feels connected and involved in Rotary with their active participation in all Rotary Projects. During his National or International Travel, Yakub always makes point to visit local Rotary Clubs, make fellowship with International Rotarians. In 2016. Yakub and Hycenth visited Rotary International Convention in Korea representing Rotary Club of Kalyan at RI Convention. Yakub has completed his Level-3 of Graduation at RLI i.e, Rotary Leadership Institute and he is now qualified faculty member at RLI. Yakub likes travelling and he is a foodie. He enjoys cooking Indian and International cuisine. His favorite food as Chef is Oriental, South East Asian and South Indian Food.

Dr.Sushrut Vaidya

Secretary

Chandrakant Bagrecha

President Elect (18-19)

Dilip Ghadge

IPP

Ganesh Jadhav

Club Co-ordinator

Hycenth Bhetasiwala

E Admin & Bulletin Editor

Jitesh Kariya

Jt. Secretary 17-18

Lalit Katkar

Club Trainer

Pradeep Suratkar

Vice President

Shailesh Prajapati

Seargent at Arms

Sushma Patel

Treasurer