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Bulletin 48 18

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Rotary club of Singapore, edited By Jean-Philippe Lionnet

Rotary club of Singapore, edited By Jean-Philippe Lionnet


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  • 1. 14th nov. 2011CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 18 Speech of the week “What We Do Not Know About Wildlife Reserves” by Ms Serene Law Lunch meeting 9th November 2011 News : Find Your bulletin on facebook – and you can download it Joke of the week Sign in a Budapest Zoo “Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.” From the book of Humour compiled by Rewa Mirpuri HAVE MANY LAUGHS AND HELP THE NEEDY http://www.rotary.org.sg/bookofhumour.html 1
  • 2. Introductory remarks Happy BirthdayPresident Tapan Rao opened the second meeting Members joined President Tapan in wishing andfor the month of November, which is designated singing a “Happy Birthday” to Rtn. Shoichi Ishizaki,by Rotary International as Rotary Foundation as he cut his birthday cake.Month, with a warm welcome to members and tothe Guest Speaker, Ms. Serene Law from WildlifeReserves Singapore. 2
  • 3. Welcome of visiting Speakers of the week In his vote of thanks to Ms. Law, Rtn. Jamshid Medora advised thatRotarians and guests his company was the first auditors The Guest Speaker, Ms. Serene for the Zoo in 1974 and remainedPP Peter Tan welcomed our so, for about 10 years, and Law, was introduced by Rtn.guests and visiting rotarians. recounted some of the special Perlita Tiro. Prior to her appointment as Director of Sales difficulties encountered with zoo- Guests : valuations and accounting. Rtn. of WRS, Ms. Law was with theMs. Sandra Chui (WRS) Jamshid noted the similarity of Zoo hotel industry and worked inMs. Felicia Chia and the Club with its diversity of major hotels. Ms. Law’s forteMr. Tony Compagnino characters adding that there were was managing sales teams.Mr. Tamim Ibraham “bulls and bears, no boars Ms. Law informed members thatMr. Matei Iurascu (members were all interesting Wildlife Reserves SingaporeMr. Justus Krause-Harder people), no cows only cuddly pussy (WRS) was owned by Temasek Holdings and Singapore Tourism cats!Visitors : Board. She presented anPP Ian Petersen – Kowloon North, overview of the various award-Hong Kong winning attractions of the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari andToast the Jurong Bird Park. She highlighted the attractions’ rareRtn. Robert Craiu noted the time and endangered animal and birdhonoured custom of the Club to species and some of theraise a toast to another Rotary activities which were availableClub and invited visiting PP Ian to members of the public to bePetersen from the Rotary Club of up and close to the exhibits.Kowloon North in District 3450 to Ms. Law’s presentation alsosay a few words about his club. featured some the special diningPP Ian advised that his club was programmes and venuessimilar to our Club in that there available at each of thesewere many different nationalities attractions, such as theand with lady members. He “Gourmet Safari Express and theadded that the current club “Lunch with Parrots”president was the third lady programmes.president. He further advised Ms. Law highlighted the comingthat the club had undertaken attraction in 2012, when a pairseveral overseas projects of giant pandas as part of anincluding assistance to children agreement to mark friendlywith AIDs in Tanzania. He invited relations between Singaporemembers to visit his club which and China for the opening of themeets at the Holiday Inn, Nathan River Safari, the world’s first andRoad in Hong Kong. only river themed wildlife park. 3
  • 4. New MemberPresident Tapan was pleased toinduct the 10th new member tothe Club for this Rotary year. Hecalled upon Rtn. Uttam Kripalanito introduce his candidate, Rtn.Ronald Wong Kin Wai. Rtn.Uttam advised that Rtn. Ronaldcame with “Rotary almostoozing out of his veins”, since hegrew up listening to and living in District’s Seminar on “Thea Rotary family. Rtn. Ronald’sfather was the 5th President of Rotary Foundation”The Rotary Club of Jurong Town which was held on Saturday, 22nd[1979-1980] and was also October at The Tanglin Club.appointed District Governor’srepresentative for that year. Rtn.Uttam added that with hisfather’s active involvement, hefelt sure that Rotary goodnesswould have rubbed off onto Rtn.Ronald.Rtn. Ronald has a Bachelor ofCommerce degree inAccountancy, and is a SeniorManager in Ernst and Young LLP,providing Assurance, Tax,Transactions and Advisoryservices. His classification is“Accountancy: FinancialAssurance.”District’s Seminar on “TheRotary Foundation” which washeld on Saturday, 22nd Octoberat The Tanglin Club. 4
  • 5. The Guide to Daily LivingMARK YOUR DIARY Before doing the things we COMING ROTARY EVENTSBirthday celebrants want to do, consider first, theRC wishes Happy Birthday to precept of the guide. Ask Novembercelebrants: ourselves these 4 questions Rotary Foundation MonthNovember 16 – Kannan and act upon them: First: Have I spent some time November 18th - 20thVijayaraghavanNovember 19 – Narayan “Subbu” in self-examination?Subramanian Second: Have I spent quality 21st District ConferenceAnniversary Celebrants time with my family? in Kota Kinabalu Third: Have I given my best toRC sends best wishes to my work? DecemberWedding Anniversary Fourth: Have I given somecelebrants: time to someone near and Family MonthNovember 14 – Vaidy & Sumathi far?Krishnamurthy , Tan Hien Meng & The Guide, in fact, JanuaryMolly, Kannan & Usha encompasses the 4 parts of Rotary Awareness MonthVijayaraghavan the Object of Rotary.November 19 – Brian & DenaJones February World Understanding MonthThis week Next weekNovember 16th 2011 November 23rd 2011 February 23rdReception Desk duty: Shoichi World Understanding andIshizaki, Kannan Krishnan Reception Desk duty: PP Stan Peace DaySunshine Box duty: VP Low, Jamshid Medora The Four-Way TestBrigitte Holtschneider, Jayant Sunshine Box duty: Philip Of the Things we think, sayGadgil Kwan, S “Mali” Malaiappan or do: * Is it the truth?Speaker: PDG Dr. Wu Dar Panel Discussion on “The * Is it fair to all concerned?Ching Rotary Foundation” – learn * Will it build goodwill and more about Matching Grants better friendship?Topic: “How can Rotary * Will it be beneficial to allFoundation be relevant to our and other important areas of concerned?Rotary Club?” the Foundation.International Service New Generations Service Queries, comments andDate: Thursday, 17th November Date: Thursday, 24th November articles request can beTime: 7.30pm Time: 7.30pm sent to Jean-PhilippeVenue: The Wine Bar, The Venue: Multi-purpose Room, LionnetTanglin Club, 5 Stevens Road, 341 Bukit Timah Road, bulletin@rotary.org.sgS257814 Honolulu Tower, S259719Hosts: Rtns. Dinesh Sharma, Host: PP Paliath MohandasPP Sajjad Akhtar, HaiderNawaz, Rewa Mirpuri 5

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