Posted on Jun 23, 2019
The HeritageNY Rotary e-Club had the second largest contingent at the District Team Installation on Sunday 23 July, at the picturesque American Yacht Club in Rye, NY.  The bright sunny day heralded not only the beginning of the new Rotary Year and a new District Leadership Team, but also the beginning of the first full year of our new fledgling club.
Incoming District Governor Mahbub Ahmad and the new District Team were formally installed by Rotary International Director Jeffry Cadorette.  Nine Assistant Governors, the Governor-Elect and Governor-Nominee as well as the District Committee chairs were also installed.  Incoming Governor Mahbub Ahmad in his acceptance remarks thanked all District Rotarians and his family for the strong support he has received.  He said the District was here for the Clubs, and pledged to do everything possible to ensure the clubs are provided with the necessary knowledge, training and assistance they need to make them vibrant and attractive to new members.  He said membership engagement and retention was perhaps the most the important goal Clubs should strive for.
Five HeritageNY members and their three guests were present, topped only by the new Governor's home Club, the Yonkers-East Yonkers Club, which had  eleven attendees.
Crowning the HeritageNY group's presence was the outstanding presentation by one of the youngest Rotarians present.  Raaid Ahmad, Head of Data Science and Analytics of the Blockchain Group at Facebook and the son of incoming District Governor Mahbub Ahmad and District First Lady Bina Ahmad, spoke about how Rotary can get the younger generation interested in Rotary's Service Above Self motto.  He presented a new look at the 4-way Test and demonstrated how it can be made more appealing and relevant to the new generation.  He said we can all be together in service without sacrificing the original core values and core principles of Rotary.  He highlighted  the example of MIcrosoft - how it became relevant again as the leading business entity by taking stock of the changes that had taken place in its world and rethinking and retooling its business model - all without sacrificing its original core product.
Among the 91 attendees at the ceremony, HeritageNY Rotary had Directors Abdur Razzaque Khan and Dr. Abu Rahman, members Lina Rahman, Raaid Ahmad and Tabin Ahmad. The three guests were Zakia Khan, Pushpa Rahman and Wally Rahman.
Incoming District First Lady Bina Ahmad who is also the sponsor of our e-Club, thanked everyone for attending the ceremony.  She said it is important for Club members to attend District and Rotary events, because it is through these events they can get the larger picture of the extent of the service, Rotary is providing all over the world.