25th nov. 2011CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore                                            Vol. 48 / 20                 P...
Introductory remarks                                Exchange of bannersPresident Tapan Rao welcomed members to the        ...
Welcome of visiting                 The RotaryRotarians and guests                FoundationDirector   Peter-Paul   Nijste...
Vocational         visit     to New members Boys townRtn.     Dr.    Irina  Francken    President Tapan was pleased to    ...
The Guide to Daily LivingMARK YOUR DIARY                     Before doing the things we        COMING ROTARY EVENTSBirthda...
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  1. 1. 25th nov. 2011CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 20 PANEL DISCUSSION ON “THE ROTARY FOUNDATION” SPEAKERS: PP Paliath Mohandas, Rtn. Robert Craiu, PP Dr. Oliver Hennedige MODERATOR: VP Brigitte Holtschneider Find Your bulletin on facebook – and you can download it Joke of the week “What did God say after creating man ? I must be able to do better than that” 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. 2. Introductory remarks Exchange of bannersPresident Tapan Rao welcomed members to the Club banners were exchanged with the Rotary Club4th meeting of The Rotary Foundation Month of Agrigento and Rotary Club of Paris Nord-Est.(TRF). He added that the highlight of the meetingwould be the panel discussion on the Foundation We thank all members for their donations to thewhich would be moderated by Vice President and Sunshine Box – the total collection this week wasTRF Chair, Rtn. Brigitte Holtschneider with 3 S$919.00, including a donation from PDG Willyspeakers – PPs Paliath Mohandas, Dr. Oliver Wiguna who was present at the meeting.Hennedige and Rtn. Robert Craiu.President Tapan also thanked Vice President Ashi Sunshine Box CollectionSarwal for chairing last week’s meeting. We thank all members for their donations to the Sunshine Box – the total collection this week was S$919.00, including a donation from PDG Willy Wiguna who was present at the meeting. 2
  3. 3. Welcome of visiting The RotaryRotarians and guests FoundationDirector Peter-Paul Nijsten PP Paliath Mohandas started thewelcomed our guests and visiting discussion by presenting therotarians. slides which he received from PDG Dr. K.A. Abraham,- Guests : highlighting the programmes ofMr. Sari Christian The Rotary Foundation. He also After the presentations, the floorMr. Louis Lim briefed members on the history was opened to members for theirMr. Giuseppe Mendola of TRF and spoke of the questions to the panel speakers educational and humanitarian and there was a lively debate onVisitors : programmes of the Foundation. the Foundation’s programmes asPDG Willy W. Wiguna – Jakarta (A copy of the presentation well as funding issues. In closingAG Erich Schneider – material is available from the the discussions, President TapanQueenstown Secretariat.) hoped that members wouldSalvatore Taormina – Agrigento, Next, Rtn. Robert Craiu spoke of consider contributing at leastSicily TRF’s Matching Grants US$100 towards the Foundation’sPhilippe Tauvel – Paris Nord-Est, programme, adding that the Annual Fund.France Club was a donor club undertaking projects with otherToast Rotary Clubs to aid the poorer countries. He hoped to get more members involved in theToastmaster, Rtn. C H Tan invited Matching Grant projects, andvisiting Rtn. Salvatore Taormina not just International Serviceand his guest, Mr. Giuseppe Committee members. HeMendola to address the Club. Mr. summarized the Club’s list ofMendola spoke on behalf of Rtn. matching grants which wereSalvatore, who presented the being undertaken, some ofClub with a bottle of wine and which funding was still required.boxes of chocolates, which were PP Dr. Oliver Hennedige statedmuch appreciated. Rtn. Salvatore that The Rotary Foundation wasand Mr. Mendola were in the “Face of Rotary” andSingapore for a Food and Wine proceeded to give a wideConference and warmly invited overview of the variousmembers to visit their beautiful programmes of the Foundation.country, Sicily. He highlighted the fact that through the funding provided by TRF, there were 47,000 Ambassadorial Scholars from 110 countries, who have benefited from this programme. 3
  4. 4. Vocational visit to New members Boys townRtn. Dr. Irina Francken President Tapan was pleased to which the Club was not involvedannounced that there would be call upon PE Jimmy Ooi and Rtn. in and looked towards thea visit to Boys’ Town on Friday, Uttam Kripalani to introduce senior members for theirDecember 9th, 2011 at 3.00pm. their candidates, Rtns. Jeremy wisdom and support. Rtn.She advised that the visit was Han and Suman Aggarwal, Suman also assured membersopen to all members, their whose classifications are that she planned to get morefamilies and friends. She added “Education: Leadership Training” women to join the Club!that a presentation on Boys’ and “Art Consultant” Rtn. Jeremy warmly thankedTown would be made at the respectively. Particulars of Rtns. members for accepting him intoweekly meeting of December 7th Suman and Jeremy will be the Club. He spoke of his2011. circulated to members. involvement in community work Upon their induction, President which started in his university, Tapan invited Rtn. Suman, including his work mentoring followed by Rtn. Jeremy to say a troubled youths, which he few words about their decision continued with in his teaching to join the Club. Rtn. Suman career. Rtn. Jeremy added that stated her pleasure in joining he joined PE Jimmy on one of the Club and recounted her the Club’s projects to Thailand family’s involvement with and found that Rotary was a children’s charities, particularly good platform for him to with the Mother Teresa’s continue his community ashrams. She hoped to help involvement. raise awareness of activities 4
  5. 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 MonthDecember 1 – Carlo Van Den Akker and act upon them:December 2 – Jayant Gadgil First: Have I spent some timeDecember 6 – Director Dr. in self-examination? DecemberChristopher Teo & T K Chew Second: Have I spent quality Family Month time with my family?Anniversary Celebrants Third: Have I given my best to December 9th my work? Visit to Boys’ Town at 3.00pmRC sends best wishes to Fourth: Have I given someWedding Anniversary time to someone near andcelebrants: far? December 15thDecember 6 – Director Dr. The Guide, in fact, Christmas Fellowship DinnerChristopher & Karen Teo encompasses the 4 parts of the Object of Rotary. JanuaryThis week Rotary Awareness MonthNovember 30th 2011 Next week December 7th 2011 February World Understanding MonthReception Desk duty: Peter- Reception Desk duty: PPPaul Nijsten, Moshood February 23rd Peter Tan, Jim PollockOlaniyan World Understanding and Sunshine Box duty: Jean-Sunshine Box duty: PP Philip Peace Day Philippe Lionnet, C H TanLeong, Joseph Chia Speaker: Ms. Jean Elizabeth The Four-Way TestSpeaker: Honorary Member, Of the Things we think, say Lee, writer and film directorHis Excellency Mr. Yoichi or do: Topic: Gathering Support forSuzuki, Ambassador for Japan * Is it the truth? a wonderful short film, * Is it fair to all concerned?Topic: “Beyond The Quake” "Cahaya" * Will it build goodwill and better friendship?Community Service Vocational Service * Will it be beneficial to allDate of meeting to be Date of meeting to be concerned?advised advised. Queries, comments and articles request can be sent to Jean-Philippe Lionnet bulletin@rotary.org.sg 5

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