Posted on Aug 24, 2019
23rd August 2019.  An important day for our 8-month-old Club.  President S. Zaki Hossain and his team were installed by District Governor Mahbub Ahmad for a 2-year term.  Among the new Club Officers were Sam Rahat-Muqtadir (CEO, Town MD) as Vice-President and Dr. Nazrul Islam as Executive Secretary.  Mati Pal continues as Treasurer, as does Rahat Hossain, (CEO, Pintail Coffee) as Membership Director.   Immediate Past President M. Nurul Alam is the new Club Rotary Foundation Director, while Tabin Ahmad stays on as Technology Director.
The ceremony at the offices of Modern Packaging of which President Zaki is the CEO, was attended by many members, their guests and a number of invited prospective members who expressed their willingness to join the New Club.  The evenings proceedings began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by an invocation by Dr. Abu Rahman and the 4-way test by Mrs. Zakia Khan.  Past President gave a roundup of the beginnings of the Club and the activities undertaken. 
Governor Mahbub formally installed President Zaki and the new team after which President Zaki welcomed members and guests and thanked them for their enthusiastic participation.  He said with the joint collaboration of all members, the Club would shine through impactful projects both locally and internationally. 
In his remarks, Governor Mahbub highlighted Rotary's new strategic plan and the new vision statement.  He said we are all volunteers and individually we can only do so much.  But collectively Rotarians are literally changing the world.  He quoted the Johns Hopkins study which concluded that Rotarians all over the world contribute volunteer time which conservatively translates to $850 million each year - which however is never reflected on any balance sheet.
The Treasurer provided a brief financial report to date and there was elaboration of projects that were completed or are in the pipeline.
The evening was rounded off by poetry recitation by VP Sam, a song by new Member Sonia Lasmin and a comic poem by Secretary Nazrul, following which.everyone had a great dinner and fellowship.