Posted on Jul 15, 2019
District Governor Mahbub Ahmad paid his first official visit to the Club on Sunday 14 July.  Addressing the members, the Governor provided a brief history of Rotary and highlighted the 2019-20 Theme “Rotary Connects the World”.  He shared the Rotary vision and asked members to involve their families and help grow Rotary.
He congratulated the Club on its growth this year, from its charter membership of 20 to its current 26.  He also asked members to consider joining the Rotary International Aloha Convention in Honolulu 1-6 June 2020, saying it is a great opportunity for new Rotarians to learn about Rotary, share ideas with new Rotary friends from all over the world and witness the spirit of Rotary first-hand.  He asked members to continue to meet in person from time to time to strengthen their bonds through fellowship
Host Rtn Masum welcomed everyone and said his place is open for any Club gatherings. He said he is interested in working with the Club along with his Foundation, to maximize benefits for people in need.
one of the newest members, Rtn Aziz Ahmed, CEO of UTC Associates, said it is important to publicize the activities of Rotary, He said we should do more to make our lives purposeful and Rotary is a wonderful institution to serve those in need.  He lectures at a leadership course at the City University of New York.  He felt it may be worthwhile to pursue establishing a Rotaract Club there.  Rotaract clubs are for young people 19-30 years of age.
As part of the gathering, the members put together bags of items for the community service project for which the Club had received a grant of $750 from the Yonkers-East Yonkers Rotary.  The supplies included small size tubes of hand lotion, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, soap, socks, small hand towels, toothpaste and toothbrush, all in a reusable colorful bag.  Several kits contain a pair of reading glasses.  The bags will be distributed to needy parents of young children at a day care center in Yonkers.
The fun part of the gathering was the Aloha back-yard outing.  Special thanks to Rtn. Moni who took the time to cook the yummy food.  Some Rotarians brought in dessert. 
E-Club Advisor Bina Ahmad also joined the gathering and reminded the members that fun was very much a part of Rotary life along with doing good.  She said everyone has their own passion, and together we can realize the good results of their passions by touching the lives of others.