Rotary Club of Ambattur is the first of the second generation clubs. With 53 active members in the club, we're known for successful running for 4 major community projects including Ambattur Rotary Hospital, Ayappakam After School Learning Centre, TV Nagar School and SCAW.
Long term projects
Rotary Club of Ambattur (RCA) Chartered on Twenty Eighth August 1980 - the sixth club in the city of Chennai was sponsored by R C Madras West and the first of the second generation clubs.
Ambattur is an industrial area where one of the largest & oldest industrial estates of Asia is situated. Looking back to 1980, the industrialists felt the need for serving the neighborhood with education and healthcare which would be an integral part of the workers’ welfare.
This is how a few like-minded industrialists led the way to the formation of RCA. Thus the formation of club followed the needs of the community rather than the other way of forming the club and exploring for projects.
A Trust under the Name of “AMBATTUR ROTARY CHARITABLE TRUST “was registered on 1st June 1987 to carry on the projects to serve the under privileged. Rtn. Jai Shetty, one of the charter member of Rotary Club Of Ambattur was instrumental in starting this Trust in June 1987 & became the founder trustee of the TRUST (better known as ARCT).
The Trust started with humble beginning and now has four long term signature projects under its umbrella, namely, Ambattur Rotary Hospital, T.V.Nagar School, SCAW & Ayapakkam Neumayer after school centre project.
ARCT runs with the funds raised through their fund raising activities and from the generous contribution from corporate companies and many philanthropists from around the globe.
The Trust is managed by the board of trustees of eminent background and integrity but necessarily members of Rotary Club of Ambattur. ARCT is registered as a charitable Trust under sections 12AA and 80 G of the Income Tax Act. It has also got Permanent Registration under FCRA (Foreign Currency Regulation Act) to be eligible to receive donations from outside India.