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Rtn. Pinky Patel


Rtn. Pinky Patel A glance at the life of the 1st Lady District Governor of RI Dist 3060 for RY 2018-19; DG Pinky Patel, shows that she is a person of varied interests and she does not abide by social stereotypes.

As a student, she graduated with a specialization in Child Psychology, followed by a Diploma in Industrial Purchase and Material Management. Both totally varied topics!

After the above education, she started her professional journey with GSFC (Gujarat State Finance Corporation), nothing to do with psychology or Materials Management! In some years, she ventured into her own business of importing machinery related to micro-tunneling, pipeline rehabilitation and waste management, breaking the stereotypical image of a woman by becoming an entrepreneur way back in the year 1990.

Even her Rotary journey reflects her disregard for gender barriers. When she joined Rotary Club of Baroda Metro in 2001, she was the first lady member of her club and was the ONLY lady member for four years in that club! She became the President of her club in 2004-05 and went on serve RID 3060 as Assistant Governor in the year 2010, for which she received the 'Outstanding Assistant Governor Award'

It is during the same year that she received the prestigious "Rotary Foundation District Services Award" for outstanding services rendered in promoting The Rotary Foundation. Rtn. Pinky has to her credit many Awards for her services in different avenues of Rotary.

Rtn. Pinky served as District Secretary in the RY 2012-13 for which District 3060 recognized her services by conferring on her the "Distinguished Rotarian" award in the same year.

Both she and her husband Rtn Sumul Patel are Major donors, level 1. Their son Yash and daughter Trisha are both Paul Harris Fellows.

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