Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) meets on Wednesdays at 6.30 p.m. at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Chennai. We have 178  active members as on 30 June 2021.

Qualitative involvement, high standard of speakers and healthy attendance are the main ingredients of our weekly meetings. Family participation is another aspect that stands predominant in our activities.

History of RCME

Rotary Club of Madras East was inaugurated on 3rd April 1985 and is part of Rotary district 3232 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

The Rotary principles and values of this club are enviably high. The founding fathers gave it the character it retains even today; at the same time strongly believing in evolving with passing time. 37 years down the road, you see a vibrant and happening club, young at heart and contemporary in thought.

The club believes in active engagement of women in Rotary, not only as Rotarians but as supportive Anns deeply involved in the club projects.The club boasts of 24 lady rotarians and is always on the lookout to engage more. The strong network of Anns form the backbone of the much acclaimed PHCC Cricket Carnival, an RCME event engaging the whole District 3232. 

Our newsletter, ‘Eastern Bridge’, has been a consistent offering since we launched it. Chronicling the activities for the month, it is an excellent source of archival information on club projects.

The club has always played a  responsible role in the Rotary District and spearheaded many projects benefiting the community and creating a pleasurable experience for its members. It has frequently won critical acclaim from the District and the beneficiaries, for its various programmes and the useful role that it has been playing in the community.

The club has been in the thick of action conducting programmes and running projects that are pertinent and of value to society. With hallmark projects such as The Winners Bakery, Annai Satyanagar-A slum No More, The Community College at Beemenapet, The vocational Excellence Center at Thoraipakkam, The Penn Nalam Cancer Screening Bus, RCME has earned a name of consistency and sustainability.

The RCC at Nandiambakkam, the Rotaract Club of Bharathi Women’s College, IIT Chennai and the Interact Clubs at National Public School, Kesari Higher Secondary School, Little Flower Matriculation School are some of the club’s pride.

 Health has been an important avenue of service, with many noteworthy projects in collaboration with prominent Health Care centers. Starting with The Rheumatic Heart Ailment Programme, RCME has been a frontrunner in providing infrastructure and equipment for the care and medical needs of society. The club members and families are active every year at Rotary Pulse-Polio immunisation centres.

RCME raises the bar each Rotary year, to bring more oriented and productive projects in its fold, with participation from clubs across different continents as well as the active participation of Rotary International, thereby giving back to society and enriching the lives of humanity near and far.