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Rotary District Governor
Qualification: PGDBM(Symbiosis Pune), MBA(UK), MD(Sion Hospital Mumbai)
Dr. Shailesh Palekar is basically a Physician and Intensivist by profession. At District Level
he has held most of the critical posts and in the year 2015-16 he has been nominated as District
Governor for the year 2018-19. He has received "RAIGAD GAURAV PURASKAR" & "YESHWANT PURASKAR"
for outstanding work in the field of medicine and community service for last 25 years.
Qualification: BE(COEP Pune), MBA(North Maharashtra University), MS(Texas State University)
Amruta Deogaonkar is post graduate of Southwest Texas State University, USA and a Civil Engineer
from Government College of Engineering (Pune). She also has an M.B.A from North Maharashtra
University. She is currently Director at Jaisons Group and also leads the CSR activities
of the group. She has in depth experience in field of real estate development, hospitality
and specialty construction. She is one of the few woman real estate developers in Pune. She
is also an active Rotarian since 2004 and is currently the President Elect of Rotary Club
of Pune Gandhi Bhavan.
About Rotary District 3131
On 1st July 2008 Rotary District 3131 was formed by bifurcation of Rotary District 3130. Rotary District
3131 comprises of the Rotary clubs in the revenue districts of Pune and Raigad in the state of Maharashtra,
India. The Rotary District 3130 itself had been carved out of Rotary District 313 in Rotary year 1981-82.
Rotary began as an idea more than 100 years ago. Today, Rotary flourishes worldwide with 1.2 million members
in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. The world's first service club Rotary International
was founded on 23 February 1905 when lawyer Paul Harris and three friends met in a small office in downtown
Chicago. These men wanted to rekindle in the turn-of-the- century city the spirit of friendliness they
had known in their hometowns. World of the club soon spread and others were invited to join. They named
their new club Rotary to describe the practice of meeting in rotation at the members' various places
The first Rotary convention was held in the Congress Hotel in Chicago in August 1910. The National Association
of Rotary Clubs was organized at that time with 16 member clubs. Rotary Founder Paul Harris was elected
the association's first president.