It was a special evening at Antuns’ on October 29, 2023. The Installation of Newly formed Rotary Charter the Rotary Club of North Shore, which was initiated by the Rotary Club of Hicksville was held at the Antun’s, LI. Rotary District 7255, District Governor Tom Crowley officiated the Oath ceremony of the Rotary Club of North Shore President Dr. Mamta Shaha along with her slate of officers, board members, and founding members to serve the club for fiscal year 2023-24.
Dr. Mamta Shaha thanked all members for putting their trust in as their Charter president. She talked about the importance of the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” and added that Honesty, Integrity, and Transparency will be the guiding principles for this club. She mentioned the work of club for the year will be focused on 1) Feeding Hungry 2) Protecting the Environment and 3) Mentoring and education of children.
She thanked Rotary district Governor Tom Crowley and his team. Special thanks was given to the host club-Rotary Club of Hicksville South, the charter President and Past District Governor Mr. Kamalesh Mehta, current President Mr. Mizan Rehman for their help through the process.
Nilima Madan- Past President of the Rotary Club of Hicksville South, was appreciated for her vision and leadership. She is also the Stewardship Chair of District 7255. She had the vision of starting a new club which came to fruition on October 29,2023. She has been a great mentor and guide to all of us throughout the process.
At this occasion, Indian Consul General Mr. Randhir Jaiswal was conferred upon the honorary membership of Rotary Club of North Shore. The Honorable Consul General was not able to attend. He will be presented with the plaque soon.
Naveen Shah of the Navika Capital Inc. was honored with a plaque for his leadership and philanthropy in the community. Nilima Madan was honored with a plaque for her mentorship and guidance.
Prominent among those who were in attendance included: North Hempstead Supervisor, Jennifer S. DeSena; North Hempstead Town Clerk Ragini Srivastava ; Nassau County Minority Affairs Executive Director, Lionel Chitty; Town of Oyster Bay Asian American Affairs Director. They all presented the Citations to the Rotary Club of North Shore and the awardees.
All the members of the Club celebrated by cutting a cake. The beautiful evening concluded with musical entertainment and dinner.