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District Grant Completed in Tanzania!
Thanks to a District Grant of $3,000 and $500 from the Munster and  $500 from the Huntington Clubs plus additional funds from globalbike, this beautiful Bike Shop is now in existence and functional in Tanzania!
 
The Rotary Club of Munster is proud to report that we received the 2020-21 Rotary Citation from Rotary International, the parent organization. This is an apt recognition of our community activities in Munster, Northwest Indiana, and in other countries. We accept this honor with humility. This honor will surely encourage our club members to continue with our selfless service to the community in years to come.
The citation letter and the citation certificate are attached below.
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To: 2020-21 club presidents
Dear 2020-21 Club President,
Congratulations! Your club has earned the Rotary Citation, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve, for 2020-21. During a year that was challenging for many Rotarians around the world, your club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape our future.
Please find your Rotary Citation certificate in this folder. They are named by district, then club name. I encourage you to display it proudly to celebrate your club’s achievement.
Once again, congratulations on a successful year as club president!
Sincerely,
Julia Donohoe
Recognition and Service Awards Specialist
ONE ROTARY CENTER
1560 SHERMAN AVENUE
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS 60201-3698 USA
The Rotary Club of Munster recently presented The Salvation Army of Lake County and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana each with a $2,500 donation.The organizations will use the funds to buy food to assist individuals and families impacted by the pandemic.“Food banks and other humanitarian organizations have seen the need for food multiply since the COVID-19 pandemic began,” said Subir Bandyopadhyay, president of the Rotary Club of Munster. “We can think of no better way to put our donation to work to help people in need than to support these two fine organizations.”Between March and May the Food Bank has distributed 2,058,292 meals to individuals in need around the Region. The Salvation Army of Lake County has experienced a 500% increase in demand for its services since March.Source: https://nwindianabusiness.com/community/business-news-bits/support-plentiful-to-groups-assisting-community-during-pandemic/
For the past several years, 3rd-grade students enrolled in Munster, IN schools, both public and parochial, have benefited from a literacy project sponsored by the Munster Rotary Club.
A handful of Munster Rotarians recently helped present "A Student’s Dictionary & Gazetteer" to nearly 350 students and their teachers. The excitement generated by these dictionaries is palpable, a sentiment echoed by their teachers. According to Munster Rotarian Linda Dunn, “The Dictionary Project is one of the most satisfying projects I’ve been associated with in my 17 years as a Rotarian. It’s a tremendous resource that helps expand students’ knowledge of the English language, geography, American history, and more.”
Our Club takes tremendous pride in contributing to the education of our youth. Thanks, Linda Dunn, for leading our efforts in the Dictionary Project over the years. Thanks to all Munster Rotarians, for labeling and distributing the Dictionaries.
 
Munster Rotary Club is proud to celebrate its 50th Anniversary tonight at Theo’s Restaurant. We also thank District Governor Dan Ryan to join us in our celebration of this important milestone for our Club. In the picture above, Subir Bandyopadhyay is installed as the new President. In the picture below, the immediate Past President Jorge Benavente addresses the audience. 
 

Rotary Club of Munster is pleased to host District Governor Al Brothers on September 24, 2019. Thanks, DG Brothers, for your valuable suggestions on how our top-performing Club can reach even greater heights! 

In the picture above, DG Brothers is with Munster Rotarians who attended the luncheon meeting. In the picture below, DG Brothers presents the Rotary banner to Club President Subir Bandyopadhyay.

Another successful Munster Rotary Run-A-Round on June 8! More than 150 runners participated. Everyone is a Winner. Thanks to all sponsors and volunteers.
 
During the week of July 16, 2018, the Bike Shop built in Tanzania as a joint venture between the Rotary Clubs of Munster and Huntington, Indiana, Rotary District 6540 and globalbike in Spartanburg, South Carolina was completed by C-re-aid and handed over to the local women of Enaboishu in Tanzania.
 
A community gathering was held to celebrate the handing over of the Bike Shop to the local women's group.