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Bulletin 48 36

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  • 1. 9th April 2012CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 36 “In Youth We Trust” SPEAKER: Ms. Cathryn Berger Kaye Lunch meeting of the 4th April 2012 Find your bulletin on the Facebook page of “Rotary Club of Singapore” Joke of the week ! “Marriage is when a man and a woman become as one. The trouble starts when they decide to decide which one.” 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 ToastPresident Nominee (PN) Dr. Shahul Hameed PN Shahul called upon another new member, Rtn.chaired the meeting and advised that President Dr. Sanjay Nalachandran, the meeting’sTapan was away, and “after scraping the barrel” toastmaster. Rtn. Sanjay invited visiting Rotarianhe was requested to conduct the meeting. Peter Clements who is the Secretary of the EastQuoting President Tapan, PN Shahul noted that Timor Committee of his club, the Rotary Club ofchairing the meeting gave him the opportunity to Melbourne. Rtn. Peter advised that his club was“practise, practise”! the first Rotary Club in Australia founded in 1932. He spoke of his club’s relation with the Rotary ClubPN Shahul advised that the month of April was of Dili, in East Timor, particularly of their roofingdesignated by Rotary International (RI) as project there. He advised that his club was“Magazine Month”, and he requested members undertaking projects to reduce the death rates ofto read RI’s “The Rotarian” and our Club’s Award- infants through vaccination programmes.winning bulletin, to do justice to our Editor.PNShahul cordially welcomed the Guest Speaker,Ms. Cathryn Berger Kaye. 2
  • 3. Welcome of visiting Speaker of the week Next, Ms. Kaye spoke of the sense of “Responsibility” whichRotarians and guests she felt should be spelt as “Response – ability” as a muchRtn. Jasbir Koh welcomed our Rtn. Jeremy Han was pleased to needed 21st century skill to leadguests and visiting Rotarians introduce the Guest Speaker, to real solutions for the growing Ms. Cathryn Berger Kaye, an worldwide challenges. Ms. Kaye- Guests : Educational Consultant on shared some excellent examplesSpeaker, Ms. Cathryn Berger Kaye Service Learning and Keynote of youths in the United States and Speaker for the Ministry of in Hong Kong who have managed Visiting Rotarians : Education – National Institute of to save their environmentPeter Clements – Melbourne, Education 2011. Rtn. Jeremy through their creative projects.Australia advised that he found Ms. Kaye to be an inspirational speaker PN Shahul called upon Rtn. and immediately upon hearing Gerald Abeyawardena to extendExchange of banners her talk, contacted her to the Club’s vote of thanks to Ms. arrange for her to work with Kaye. Rtn. Gerald warmlyPN Shahul presented the Club’s him, with youths. thanked Ms. Kaye for her simplebanner to Rtn. Peter Clements, In her opening remarks, Ms. yet lucid explanation of howwith a request that he sends his Kaye stated that the sole important youths were and theclub banner upon his return. ambition for 21st century youths 21st century skills needed to should be that they become achieve success in harnessing members of Rotary Clubs, as she their creativity to address the saw the attributes of members growing problems of the world. from their welcome, and from the community service undertaken. Ms. Kaye advised the importance for the youths to hold on to the integrity of their thoughts, and to get them away from what their teachers want them to think, in order to create genuine thinking in the young. She further highlighted the need for youths to experience Happy Birthday ! intrinsic rather than extrinsic rewards. She noted that there PN Shahul led members in singing should be less “Control and birthday greetings to celebrants Manage” and more “Engage and PP Paliath “Mohan” Mohandas Inspire” so that youths would be and Dr. Sanjay Nalachandran, encouraged through role models both of whom would celebrate to do their best. their birthdays on 7th April. 3
  • 4. 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 Aprilcelebrants this week: ourselves these 4 questions Magazine MonthApril 12 – Etienne Chenevier and act upon them:April 14 – Raj Ramiah, Jeff Rajeck First: Have I spent some time in self-examination? April 12thApril 15 – Paul Phua Second: Have I spent quality Final Club Assembly forAnniversary Celebrants time with my family? Rotary Year 2011/12There are no Wedding Third: Have I given my best toAnniversary celebrants this my work? May Fourth: Have I given someweek. Community Service Month time to someone near and far?This week The Guide, in fact, May 6th – 9thApril 11th 2012 encompasses the 4 parts of Rotary International the Object of Rotary. Convention in BangkokReception Desk duty: Dr.Thomas Perkmann, Marcel June Next weekSchobinger Rotary Fellowships Month April 18th 2012Sunshine Box duty: IPP P June 30th Reception Desk duty: JosephBalachandran, Jean-Philippe Installation Dinner Chia, Win Lu ThutLionnet Sunshine Box duty: Noshir The Four-Way TestSpeaker: Mr Tay Lai Hock, Of the Things we think, say Mistri, Suresh Hathiramani or do:Ground-Up Initiative (GUI)Founder and President * Is it the truth? Speaker: Ms. So-Young Kang, * Is it fair to all concerned?Topic: To be advised. Catalyst/CEO from Awaken * Will it build goodwill and Group better friendship? Topic: ‘How to design * Will it be beneficial to all concerned? innovative solutions?’ Queries, comments and Happy Easter! articles request can be sent to President Tapan and the Board of Directors wish all Jean-Philippe Lionnet members celebrating Easter, a very happy holiday! bulletin@rotary.org.sg 4

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