21s nov. 2011CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore                                                  Vol. 48 / 19             ...
Introductory remarks                           Exchange of bannersVice President (VP) Ashi Sarwal welcomed the   VP Ashi i...
Welcome of visiting                  Speakers of the weekRotarians and guests                                     PP Palia...
Vocational           visit      to BOH Christmas Boys town                          PromotionBoys Town Singapore is a     ...
The Guide to Daily LivingMARK YOUR DIARY                    Before doing the things we        COMING ROTARY EVENTSBirthday...
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  1. 1. 21s nov. 2011CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 19 Speech of the week “How can Rotary Foundation be relevant to our Rotary Clubs?” by PDG Dr. Wu Dar Ching Lunch meeting 16th November 2011 Find Your bulletin on facebook – and you can download it Joke of the week “My wife dresses to kill. Sge cooks the same way.” Henny Youngman 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 bannersVice President (VP) Ashi Sarwal welcomed the VP Ashi invited Mrs. Kathryn Cummins to addressSpeaker, PDG Dr. Wu Dar Ching and members to the Club. Mrs. Cummins advised that she and herthe meeting. VP Ashi advised that President mother, Mrs. Anne Burns were making aTapan Rao was away and he was requested to commemorative visit to Singapore on behalf of herchair the meeting. father, who passed away at the age of 91 years. She advised that her father was in Singapore in 1941 and was captured in February 1942 and spend 2.1/2 years as a prisoner of war in Changi Prison. Mrs. Cummins added that her father was an active member of the North East Glasgow Rotary Club and served as president for a number of years. She stated that during his younger years, her father and mother would visit Rotary Clubs throughout the world and pass on their greetings from Scotland. Mrs. Cummins exchanged a banner from the Rotary Club of Kirkintilloch, Scotland, and read a letter from the Club’s President Gill Sinclair, sending his club’s greetings and describing the club’s varied activities. 2
  3. 3. Welcome of visiting Speakers of the weekRotarians and guests PP Paliath Mohandas introducedRtn. Haider Nawaz welcomed our PDG Dr. Wu Dar Ching. Amongguests and visiting rotarians. all achievements, PDG Dar Ching was the Director and- Guests : Cardiothoracic Surgeon ofMs. Lira Low (PP Stan’s daughter) PDG Dar Ching informed members Raffles Heart Centre, RafflesMs. Suman Aggarwal of the Foundation’s Programs – Hospital, Singapore, and aMrs. Kathryn Cummins Educational Cardiothoracic Surgeon atMrs. Anne Burns Programs, Humanitarian Grants Mount ElizabethMr. Cody Griggers Program and PolioPlus. He also Hospital, Singapore. He joinedMr. Louis Lim advised how clubs could make his club, the Rotary Club ofMrs. Jim Williams better use of the District Garden City in 1989 and become District Governor in 2006-2007. Designated Funds through District Visitors : Simplified Grants, Matching Grants PDG Dar Ching held many RotaryPDG Dr. Wu Dar Ching – Garden and donations to TRF Programs. portfolios, with the more recentCity ones being the RI Public ImageJim Williams – Lake PDG Dar Ching also spoke of the Resource Co-ordinator forWales, Florida, USA state of Rotary in Singapore and Rotary Zone 6 from 2008-2011 and RI President Representative pointed out the Club’s leadershipToast to District 3770 last year. role for community service in PDG Dar Ching highlighted the Singapore. To conclude, PDG Dar various sources of funds which Ching noted that the success ofRtn. Laveen Daryani called upon Rotary in Singapore would depend were available to Rotary Clubs invisiting Rtn. Jim Williams, a on greater cooperation among the Singapore, particularly fundingcharter member of his club, Lake clubs; earlier planning and efficient from The Rotary FoundationWales Breakfast in Florida to say management; better use of Rotary (TRF). He briefed members ona few words about his club. Rtn. Foundation and to achieve the raising and distribution ofJim stated it was a pleasure to meaningful contribution to the funds for service. He sharedvisit the Club, and added that the community. aspects of the fund-raising fromfirst person he met was Rtn. VP Brigitte Holtschneider, who is the Permanent Fund as well asLaveen, who went to college in the Club’s Rotary Foundation the Annual Program Fund. HeFlorida! His club was about 29 Chairperson, extended the Club’s spoke of the Foundation’syears old and one of the first vote of thanks to PDG Dar Ching. unique funding cycle, usingprojects undertaken by the club VP Brigitte warmly thanked PDG contributions for programwas a camp for boys, who were Dar Ching for his inspiring activities three years after theynever given the opportunity to presentation and for sharing his are recorded. He added thatattend a camp. To fund these wealth of information and passion this cycle gives districts time forcamps, his club conducted golf for The Rotary Foundation. She program planning andtournaments as well as fishing added that next week’s meeting participant selection and allowstournaments and canoe-racing in would continue with an internal TRF to invest the contributionsorder to subsidize the expenses panel discussion into the depth of to pay for administrative andof the camps. The Rotary Foundation. fund development costs. 3
  4. 4. Vocational visit to BOH Christmas Boys town PromotionBoys Town Singapore is a VP Ashi called upon Rtn. Rewacharity Institution dedicated to Mirpuri who warmly thankedproviding members for their wonderfulguidance, shelter, education, voc support of the Club’s BOHational training and practical project. He advised that withliving skills to youths. It provides the help of members, 6,000boarding and residential care for copies of the “Bank of Humour”boys ages 11 - 18 who come was sold within 4 months andprimarily from was now in its 3rd reprint. Rtn.large, troubled, single parent Rewa added that 25,000 copies As a gesture ofand financially needy families. of the “Best of Humour” was appreciation, Rtn. RewaFor more information please sold and that the book was advised that a special one-timevisit the link below. given a new cover. He added offer to members would behttp://www.boystown.org.sg/ that this book was particularly given for purchases of 10The Rotary Club of favoured by corporations as books or more (inclusive ofSingapore, through the Patrick gifts. The first book, “Book of delivery) at a promotional priceHernon Trust Fund, has donated Humour”, Rtn. Rewa of S$8.00 per copy. Rtn. Rewaannually one to two advised, had crossed the reminded members that allscholarships to the boys in Boys 100,000 sales mark! He added proceeds would go towardsTown. We wish to make a visit to that this success was all due to charitable projects.Boys Town on 9 December 2011 members’ support and help.3pm in the afternoon. Allmembers and family arewelcome. 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 MonthNovember 27 – Shamin Vaswani and act upon them: First: Have I spent some time November 18th - 20thNovember 28 – Robert SchlesingerAnniversary Celebrants in self-examination? Second: Have I spent quality 21st District ConferenceRC sends best wishes to time with my family? in Kota KinabaluWedding Anniversary Third: Have I given my best tocelebrants: my work?November 23 – PDG Dr. Ivor & December Fourth: Have I given someMaureen Thevathasan time to someone near and Family MonthNovember 24 – Deepak & Bianca far?Nagrani The Guide, in JanuaryNovember 26 – Dr. M C Tong & fact, encompasses the 4 parts Rotary Awareness MonthGeh Min of the Object of Rotary.November 27 – Jayant & SmitaGadgil FebruaryNovember 28 – Suresh & Anita Next week World Understanding MonthHathiramani November 30th 2011 February 23rdThis week Reception Desk duty: Peter- World Understanding andNovember 23rd 2011 Paul Nijsten, Moshood Peace DayReception Desk duty: PP Stan Olaniyan The Four-Way TestLow, Jamshid Medora Sunshine Box duty: PP Philip Of the Things we think, saySunshine Box duty: Philip Leong, Joseph Chia or do:Kwan, S “Mali” Malaiappan * Is it the truth? Speaker: Honorary * Is it fair to all concerned?Panel Discussion on “The * Will it build goodwill and Member, His Excellency Mr.Rotary Foundation” – learn better friendship? Yoichi Suzuki, Ambassador for * Will it be beneficial to allmore about Matching Grants Japan concerned?and other important areas of Topic: To be advised.the Foundation. Queries, comments andNew Generations Service articles request can beDate: Thursday, 24th Community Service sent toNovember Date of meeting to be Jean-Philippe LionnetTime: 7.30pm advised. bulletin@rotary.org.sgVenue: 341 Bukit Timah RoadMulti Purpose Hall (onGround Level), HonoluluTower, S259719Host: PP Paliath Mohandas 5