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Rtn. Holger Knaack
International President

Knaack is the CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company. He was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125-year-old family business.

He is a founding member of the Civic Foundation of the City of Ratzeburg and served as president of the Golf-Club Gut Grambek. Knaack is also the founder and chair of the Karl Adam Foundation.

A Rotary member since 1992, Knaack has served Rotary as treasurer, director, moderator, member and chair of several committees, representative for the Council on Legislation, zone coordinator, training leader, and district governor.

He is an endowment/major gifts adviser and was co-chair of the Host Organization Committee for the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg.

Knaack and his wife, Susanne, are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and members of the Bequest Society.

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Rtn. Jose Chacko M
District Governor

Jose Chacko M

Jose Chackowas born on 18 th May 1963 to the late M.C Chacko and Mrs. Rosy Chacko. Jose, led the early stages of his life in Perumbavoor, Kerala. He went on to do his High school at the Nirmala High School in Moovattupuzha, and later on, pursued his college days at the St Paul’s College in Kalamassery, Kerala.

Jose, completed his BE (Civil), from the famous University Viswesaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore.

In 1985, the very initial days of Jose’s career marked his entry to FACT as a trainee engineer, which ledhim to later on join the family business.

In 1996, Jose took his first bold step by venturing into a manufacturing business, producing Plywood and allied products, M/S Delta Plywood & Boards.

2004 marked the inception of his second venture- M/S Delta Wood Panels, producing chemically treated Edge Glued Finger Jointed Boards, using Malaysian technology.

He was alsoa member of the Trade delegation to the USA under the Ministry of Commerce and trade of Government of India in the year 2008.

In 2011, He commenced his third manufacturing venture, which involved the production of Film Faced Shuttering Plywood, required for the construction of multistoried buildings.

Jose was instrumental in the formation of Perumbavoor Plywood Construction PVT Ltd at SIDCO Industrial Estate, Angamaly, under the Cluster Development program,Ministry of MSME, Govt of India.

He was instrumental in the formation of SOPMA Importers & Exporters P Ltd, andserved as Director of SOSEL Ltd, a public Ltd company involved in the distribution of petroleum products.

2015 marked beginning of another venture, being the Managing Partner of Delwin Plywood at Bangalore,a company into the distribution of building materials and allied products.   

Jose was also the Recipient of the Export award for two consecutive years, 2009 and 2010 respectively, from the CAPEXIL, Export Promotion council under the Ministry of Commerce and Trade, Govt of India.

As a proud Rotarian, he began his journey during 1990, by joining as a member of the Rotary club of Perumbavoor.

Served Rotary club of Perumbavoor as Secretary in the year 1993-94 and President during 1996-97.

Apart from these, he had also served as many other relevant positions during his remarkable journey as a Rotarian. Jose had contributed a lot at the club level- by serving as a Director for many avenues.

At the District level, Jose had been actively involved in many major activities like, member of Governors nominating committee, served as District Director, Chaired for the Regional Fellowship Meet, Chaired for DTTS (DOTS), served as Faculty for training events and much more.

The District Level saw an even more active Jose, with his notable activities, such as -

  • Served as GGR.
  • Took active role in organizing the Multi Regional Fellowship meet.
  • Organized PETS at Kandy, Sri Lanka, for the first time, organizing an event abroad in the history of our District 3201.
  • Organized DTTS.
  • Served as the chairman of District Conference 2014 “Thejus“at Karukutty, Angamaly.
  • He was the Assistant Governor for the year 2005- 2006.

An avid traveller, an active social person, an attendee of many Major Rotary events,he attended five Rotary International conventions and has also won many awards.

Jose is married to Rtn. Mrs. Rose Mary Jose. The couple has been blessed with 2 children, Mrs. Rosmy Jose, married to Dr. Joseph kurian and Mr. Jacob Jose respectively.


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Rtn. S.Ravichandran, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Vadavalli
RCC Vadavalli and RC Centennial donated a Water Purifier cum Dispenser to Government Art's college for women, on 22nd February. For more photos, please click the link below... https://photos.app.goo.gl/VbV2zEjn5ixvZLo8A
Rtn. Shaheena Nizar, Rotary Club of Cochin Milan
We had a wonderful GOV at IMA House, Cochin. Inducted 5 new members to Milan family..Big thank you to our DG,Rtn.Jose Chacko, DD,Rtn.Balagopal and GGR, Rtn.Rajesh for the kind words and valuable suggestions. Special thanks to our own AG,Rtn.Chitra Ashok for the great support.Thank you Rotaractors of St.Teress's for your presence..
Rtn. Dr. Rohini Sharma, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Smart City
Rotary Club of Coimbatore Smartcity`s Signature Project "HOPE VANAM" as well as DISTRICT PRIORITY ENVIRONMENT PROJECT Hope Vanam Chair Rtn. PHF Manish Vyas updated about the Vanam project regarding the completion of phase 1 and starting of phase 2. The project is expected to be completed by March 2021 end. Till now 13,000 trees have been planted.
Rtn. Dr. Rohini Sharma, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Smart City
DISTRICT PRIORITY YOUTH PROJECTDonation of Stationery items: on 30.1.2021 There was a requirement in Ashraya Orphanage for stationary for 15 boys and 18 girls. Ms. Retcy had send the request to the club. A fellow Rotarian came forward and donated stationery of Rs. 4670 towards the stationary.
Rtn. Dr. Rohini Sharma, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Smart City
PUBLIC IMAGE: Indian Achiever's Award Description: Our Rtn. Rakhi Shah was awarded Indian Achiever's Award for her work done as an entrepreneur and her company purple tulip.
Rtn. Dr. Rohini Sharma, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Smart City
Inspiring Woman Entrepreneur Award Description: Heartiest congratulations to our Rtn. Rashmi Nanda for receiving the Inspiring Woman Entrepreneur award. Its a well-deserved recognition for the wonderful creative work she has been doing. Wishing you many more laurels. She was featured in Times of India Coimbatore edition.
Rtn. Dr Nirmala Natarajan, Rotary Club of Kovaipudur
The School for Perfect Eyesight, an initiative of the Aurobindo Ashram was started in 1968 by Dr. R S Agarwal, an expert and a believer in the power of the Bates Method. School for perfect vision is a noble initiative for children and adults suffering with defective vision. It is a centre for improving vision through exercises, eye massage, relaxation and rejuvenation. Dr. Satish helps relax and rejuvenate the eye muscles at The School for Perfect Vision, Sai Baba Colony, Coimbatore. He is the President of RCC of Meridian. He is a Physiotherapist.
Rtn. Dr Mathews Baby, Rotary Club of Cochin Suburbs
WALK TO MEET every sunday rotarians , anns and annets of Cochin Suburbs get together and walk about 8 to 10 kms meeting different people around our club and find out the service opportunities of a rotary club near our localities.
Rtn. S.Ravichandran, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Vadavalli
RCC Vadavalli handed over 10 computers to Government high school, PN pudur. This project was initiated by RC Saicity under CSR activities. Our Sincere thanks to Team RC Saicity.
Rtn. S.Ravichandran, Rotary Club of Coimbatore Vadavalli
RCC Vadavalli handed over 10 computers to Government Elementary school, PN pudur. This project was initiated by RC Saicity under CSR activities. Our Sincere thanks to Team RC Saicity.
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