It was in the year 1986,that Rotary Bangalore-West thought of extending Rotary to the Community of Vijayanagar.Two enthusiastic & enterprising Rotarians were given the responsibility of surveying and finding members for the new club.Rtn.PP.M.R.Shankar of West Club was appointed as the GSR and under the able leadership of Rtn.K.M.Prabhu and another Rtn.PP.B.S.N.Bhushan, Rotary Bangalore Vijayanagar found the light on 28-12-1986 By provisionally getting inagurated by the then District Governor Rtn.Uday Shankar at Hotel Windsor Manor with Rtns.K.M.Prabhu & D.Muralidhara as the Chartered President and Secretary respectively,the total charter membership being 35.
Our Club was admitted to the Rotary International in a Record Time i.e. on 11-02-1987 and the “CHARTER” was presented to the Club at a gala ceremony on 10-04-1987.The RBV brought out its maiden club bulletin “VIJAYA CHAKRA” with the Stone Chariot LOGO of the Vijayanagar Empire known for its traditions and sculptures.
The Club has produced dynamic and dedicated leaders from its inception. Each and Every leader excelled the other by undertaking unique community service projects, which caught the attention of the community of Vijayanagar.A few of the projects endearing to the community of Vijayanagar are as follows:-
Apart from the above, the Club has also conducted, the following seminars over the years that has benefited the community in general:-
It is worthwhile mentioning a few Firsts for which the Club stood in the District:-
The secret behind the success of the Club are attributed to the leadership qualities of the members of the Club and to the total involvement of the Rotarians, Anns & Annets of the Club . Presently we have 52 dedicated members in our club ,who work towards the goals of Rotary.
In this Rotary Year 2007-08, Rotarians of RBV rededicate themselves to the ideals of Rotary under the leadership of President Rtn. P.V.Rai and will leave no stone unturned in treading the glorious path paved by the distinguished Past Presidents of the Club and will truly & sincerely excel in their endeavour of “ SHARING ROTARY” with the community..