Posted by Sanjiv Prabhakaran on Jun 15, 2018
 
Venky Venkatesh explains his role as the International Chair. Some of her KEY tasks and comments were --
  1. The role involves a lot of interaction with the administrators at Rotary International.
  2. He has orchestrated over $400,000 in global grants since the past 5+ years.
  3. He has successfully completed grants for various countries, such as, India, El Salvador, Uganda, Madagascar, Zambia and Monrovia.
  4. The process was a lot easier in the early days, however, now there are lots of checks and balances and takes a lot longer to get approval.
  5. He said a recent global grant for Paraplegic/quadriplegic clinic in Kerala, India took almost 5 months from start to finish.
 
1. Why did you choose that position? He said that it was something he loved and he was motivated by other Rotarian cousins from India.
 
2. How would you improve it? He hopes the Rotary foundation will make the approval process a lot simpler. He has now passed the baton to another club member Herb Liberman for the next year.
 
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