In a briefly held induction today, Kalyanasundaram, a law professional was inducted as a new member of our Club. It was a hybrid event, with Rtn. Mukund and Rtn. Renjit joined our President Rtn. Sujeesh for the induction, and rest of the members joined the meeting virtually. Rtn. Mukund pinned and welcomed the new member, now Rtn. Kalyanasundaram.

Our Annettes Club for the year 2020-2021 was installed on Sunday 26 July and Annette Faheem Abdeen Magdoom took over the mantle from Annette Divya Balaji as the President. Annette Kavya Rajanbabu took office as Secretary and Annette Venu Arvind Arangarajan as the Treasurer. District Annettes Council Chairman Rtn. S M Balaji was the chief guest of the event and later he interacted with the the annettes, answering volley of questions. District Annettes Representative Annette Manas Reddi felicitated the new team.

Rtn. A N Sujeesh, an industrialist into automobile parts manufacturing and animal lover, took over as the President of our Club for the Rotary 2020-2021. At the virtual installation ceremony held on 1 July 2020, he took over the mantle from the outgoing Presdient Rtn. M C Srikanth. In his acceptance speech as the Clu President. Sujeesh highlighted that Club Service will be his focus for the year, as also a mega project to rehabilitate small businessmen and roadside vendosrs in Chennai affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

The RCMS diamond jubilee gala nite of February 29, 2020, was a mixture of solemnity and razzmatazz, cheered by an audience of about 300 -- with male Southerners clad in elegant cream shirts and dark suits and female Rotarians in classy eye-catching sarees. It began with a beautiful dance invocation by Interactors of Asan Memorial School and a welcome by president Srikanth. Members of the club came to the stage in three batches, after highlights of their personal, professional and Rotary careers flashed on screen in words and pictures. There were beautiful music and dance interludes, all presented by members, organized by Rtn Shyamala Jayaprakash . The special diamond jubilee book edited by Rtn S R Madhu was released by the chief guest, Past RI President K R Ravindran. Governor G Chandramohan read out a citation for a special award of "Doyen of the district" conferred on our club doyen, Rtn PDG Ramakrishna Raja. Finally, Rtn Ravindran made a moving speech lauding our club and explaining the role of Rotary in an ever-changing world. Diamond Jubilee chairman B B Vengatesh proposed a vote of thanks. Rtn Mukund Vedapudi and his daughter Manveena emceed the fast-moving and entertaining function.

Rtn. Janaki Raman, senior advocate, notary public and commissioner of oaths, practicing in Madras High Court was inducted as new member of our Club at the weekly meeting on 7 January 2020. Our Past President Rtn. Sridharan warmly welcomed and inducted her as a member in to the Club. Rtn. Janak whose classification is 'Civll Lawyer' is also government pleader and specialises in debt recovery suits. Incidentally she is the 6th lady member of our Club.

The elections for the Rotary year 2020-21 was held on Tuesday 17 December 2019 and Rtn. A N Sujeesh, auto component manufacturer, was unanimously elected to lead the Club. The team of office bearers for various services are also elected. Accepting the results, Rtn. Sujeesh said he will focus to increase the Club services and will continue all the service projects. Congratulations Sujeesh and team.