• RI Director  Zone 5 - 2015 - 17

Dr. Manoj D. Desaiis the Charter Member – Rotary Club of Baroda Metro. He became the President of RC Baroda Metro in 1988-89 and District Governor of RI Dist. 3060 in the year 1997-98. As DG, he had many records to his credit like highest Benefactors as well as starting Endowment Fund.

Dr. Manoj Desai is a well known Spine Surgeon at Vadodara since last 30 years. He is one of the most sought after Speakers for Rotary in India. He is known for his innovative presentations like Muskaan, Aadat Se Ibadat Ki Aur, Kal, AajAurKal, Khayali Biryani, Neta, Life Line, etc. totaling to more than 96 power point presentations. He has visited nearly all the Indian Districts more than three times in the last 12 years.

His motivational skills can be judged by the following data:

He was chosen as Training Team Member for GETS – (Governors Elect) six times. He has motivated delegates in many Foundation Seminars and Membership Seminars, apart from many other speaking assignments on non-Rotary forum as well like SBI Officers, NIRMA, PAN IIT Gujarat, BMA, etc. He was Chief Guest / Keynote Speaker for PETS – 109 times and District Assemblies & District Conferences – 122 times.

He has served on following RI and TRF assignments with distinction:

  1. RRFC – 2002-04
  2. RRIMC – 2007-10
  3. International Training Leader – 2009-10
  4. Moderator – 2011 Rotary Coordinators Institute, Chicago.
  5. RI Director (Elect) 2015-17.

He is recipient of the following RI & TRF recognitions:

  1. Regional Service Award for Polio Free World at Singapore Institute,
  2. Citation for Meritorious Services of TRF
  3. Service Above Self Award
  4. Distinguished Service Award of TRF.

He belongs to Doers’ Tribe which can be judged by his service for Rotary in more than 3256 Polio Corrective Surgeries performed free of charge in the last 25 years. He created the successful Pulse Polio Model Baroda in 1995 before NID was started in India. He was the Chairman of BRHF Committee who have successfully relocated two villages – NaniMatli (173 homes) and Dhutarpar (239 homes). He is an example of excellent balancing between profession, family life & Rotary. His wife Sharmishtha is a Rotarian, GSE Team Leader to Japan 2011-12 and Assistant Governor for 2011-12. His both sons Sapan and Neil are settled in USA. Manoj&Sharmishtha are Major Donors, BeQuest Society Members & Benefactors. All the family Members are Paul Harris Fellows.