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  1. 1. Vol 18 Number 18 SELAMAT PAGI 14 November 2009 Rotary Information November is Rotary Foundation Month I n 1917, RI President but the need for lasting world peace Teachers . The first peace forums were Arch C. Klumph generated great postwar interest in its held in 1987-88, leading to the Foun- proposed that an development. After Rotary’s founder, Paul dation’s peace and conflict studies endowment be set up P. Harris, died in 1947, contributions programs . “for the purpose of doing began pouring into Rotary International, good in the world.” In and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was Throughout this time, support of the 1928, when the endow- created to build the Foundation. Foundation grew tremendously. Since ment fund had grown to more than That year, the first Foundation program – the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, it has US$5,000 it was renamed The Rotary the forerunner of Rotary Foundation received contributions totaling more than Foundation, and it became a distinct Ambassadorial Scholarships – was $1 billion. More than $70 million was entity within Rotary International. established. In 1965-66, three new donated in 2003-04 alone. To date, more programs were launched: Group Study than one million individuals have been Five Trustees, including Klumph, were Exchange , Awards for Technical recognized as Paul Harris Fellows – appointed to “hold, invest, manage, and Training, and Grants for Activities in people who have given $1,000 to the administer all of its property . . . as a Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Annual Programs Fund or have had that single trust, for the furtherance of the Foundation, which was later called amount contributed in their name. purposes of RI.” Two years later, the Matching Grants . Such strong support, along with Rotarian Foundation made its first grant of $500 involvement worldwide, ensures a to the International Society for Crippled The Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) secure future for The Rotary Foundation Children. The organization, created by Grants program was launched in 1978, as it continues its vital work for interna- Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later and Rotary Volunteers was created as a tional understanding and world peace. grew into the Easter Seals. part of that program in 1980. PolioPlus was announced in 1984-85, and the next The Great Depression and World War II year brought Rotary Grants for University both impeded the Foundation’s growth, District Governor's Official Visit 7 November 2009 T he official visit by DG Leslie Salehuddin was held last Saturday at our regular breakfast meeting. Members were at the meeting as early as 7.30am to welcome the DG upon his Interactors of SMK Sri Hartamas arrival just before 8am. Also present that President Frances presenting morning were 10 Interactors from the a memento to DG Interact Club of SMK Sri Hartamas. A club assembly was held and all the Being the first meeting board of directors came prepared with of the month, there was their project reports on power point. DG a birthday celebration Leslie gave his address and spoke on for the November the Rotary goals of District 3300. 'babies'!
  2. 2. The Programme: ATTENDANCE RCBKS Education 7.00pm Registration Visiting Rotarian: 7.15pm Opening performance by Ballerinas REF Fund DG Leslie Salehuddin Welcome by Emcee Steve AG Veiven Goon, RC Gombak Fundraising Charity Nite Roll call Date: 14th November 2009 Toast to Agung (Alvin) and RI (PP Paul) Guests: Venue: Ti Chen, The Saujana Address by REF Chair PP Yoke Leong Niklas Kelsu, guest of DG Leslie Tickets: $120 Address by President Frances & Interactors : RCBKS members toast to guests Darren Hsing Shan Organising Committee Launching of REF Sarah Shiva Narrithine Chairman - PE Poay Lim Presentation to Awardees - PP Kong Wen Yi Sanjiv Treasurer - PP Graham Recognition of Major Donors Ticket sales - Kate Group photo session Attendance: 78% Fines: $160 Registration - Ghaurry 8.00pm Dinner & Chinese Combo Performs (Fines collected today was donated to Fundraising - PP Sunny intermission - Auction by CP Naga the Interact Club SMK Sri Hartamas) Floor manager - PP Karen Dinner (continue) Announcements 10.30pm Lucky Draw & Fellowship - Elsie announced that there will be a AUCTION ITEMS recee to the orang asli settlement in Ulu Yam immediately after today's The Rattlesnake meeting. by Frederic Remington Contributed by Past President Paul Lam - Nominations for the election of New Board RY 2010-11closes 30 Nov'09. Frederic ‘Sackrider’ Remington (1861 - 1909) was an American AGM will be held on 5 Dec'09. painter, illustrator, sculptor and writer who specialized in depic- tions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the - Sunny gave an update on the 19th century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U.S. programme for the members from Cavalry. our sister clubs next weekend. Frederic Remington enjoyed a successful career creating lively, animated depictions - Poay Lim reported on the ticket of western life. After studying art at Yale University and the Art Students League in New sales for the charity dinner. He also York, Remington travelled through the Dakotas, Montana, Texas, and the Arizona briefed members on the programme Territory in the 1880s. Inspired by the images of cowboys, Indians, and trappers that that evening. Two items will be he encountered there, he began portraying in his illustrations, paintings and sculp- auctioned and are sponsored by PP tures the rugged frontier lifestyle that was disappearing. Paul and CP Naga. Among his admirers was Theodore Roosevelt, who once said that “Remington Trivia portrayed a most characteristic and yet vanishing type of American life. The soldier, the cowboy, the rancher, the Indian, the horses and cattle of the plains will live in his ‘The Art of Happy Living’: pictures and bronzes, I verily believe for all time”. 1. Try to filter your perception The Rattlesnake is a dynamic achievement of action, danger and realism permanently suspended in motion. The lean and quick rider lifted out of the saddle, 2. Create two imaginary boxes - one clenches the reins and holds firm his hat with the other hand, as his horse rears for good and the other for bad away from the rattlesnake just a pulse away. 3. When you have any good This bronze reproduction statue measures 12 x 10 x 7 inches and sits on a marble perceptions, deposit them in your base. It is worth some RM1,500. good box and the negative one into The Generation Of Dreams Barbie Doll the bad box Designed by Robert Best 4. You should commit yourself to the Heritage meets haute couture with the Generation of Dreams filtering process that you will find that Barbie doll created by principal Barbie designer, Robert Best. you are able to predefine your The fabulous dress is adorned with a patchwork print of Barbie perception and stay focused in life. artwork from the past 50 years, celebrating decades of fashion trends and dreams. The end result here will be that you Wrapped in glitter and decorated with silvery sequins, Barbie remains always stylish, are about to make your evolving and reflecting the beauty that is within every one of us, radiating for all to see! choices freely and turn them to reality. Mattel is proud to donate a Generation of Dreams doll signed by Robert Best for the Charity Project. The retail price for this doll is USD$250 but now that it has been signed by Robert Best, it becomes priceless. RCBKS wishes to record a debt of gratitude to CP Naga in securing this unique Barbie doll for our cause.
  3. 3. Today's Programme NEXT CHANGE 21 November'09(Sat)7.30am Welcome to District 3360 DG Waewdao Limlenglert Speaker: David Velu and members from sister clubs Topic:Reaching out to the marginalised RC Bugis Junction RC Chiangmai Thinthaingam 25 November'09(Wed)7.30PM RC Chung-Li Chung Shing Joint meeting with RC Central D'sara Venue: Commonwealth Club SPECIAL 5 December'09 (Sat) 7.30am REPORT AGM & Elections Aunty Doshi’s 80th Birthday Celebration Date: 8 November 2009 (Sunday) CALENDER of EVENTS Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm Venue: Ideal Convention Centre Selayang Fundraising Charity Nite Date: 14 November 2009 The invitation card looks simple. When I said “yes” to attending the dinner party, I Venue: Hyatt Saujana, Subang did not realise that I was going to witness a Special event. I guess that Poay Lim, CY & Constance, Yoke Leong & Mun Yee also did not know what was going to be Special Speaker's Day in store (apart from eating dinner). Date: 12 December 2009 Speaker: Professor Suresh Govinda Aunty Doshi, as she is fondly referred to by all present, is Dr Sanjay’s mother. She has been involved in charity work most of her life and her Birthday wish is to start Family Day @ Kuala Kubu Baru up a Free Dialysis Centre to serve the needy with love and care. The target for Date: 13 December 2009 project initial cost is RM2 million and I understand that part of the money has already been donated/pledged. Christmas Cheer @ Orphanage Date: 19 December 2009 (Tbc) The tickets to the dinner event was sold out (1,200 tickets) and the Selayang Convention Centre which seats about 1,000 guests was almost full that evening. 41st Interact Conference Part of the evening’s programme saw various individuals going up to give a Date: 10 - 13 December 2009 dedication to Aunty Doshi. I can clearly see that she is highly respected and Venue: Inti University College Nilai revered. There were numerous testimonials of her good work for the poor and needy, from community and religious leaders. She is also equated to Mother 75th District Conference Teresa of Malaysia. As the evening unfolded, I was overwhelmed and humbled by Date: 7-9 January 2010 the greatness of this one individual. Venue: Sheraton Subang Registration Fee: $400 Aunty Doshi, we in Rotary Club of Bukit Kiara Sunrise salute you and your noble deeds. If we all do our part in our own small ways, the world will definitely be a 76th District Assembly better place for all. Date: 16 - 18 April 2010 Contributed by Frances Venue: Sunway Resort Hotel DISTRICT NEWS Duty Roster The District Nominating Committee, District 3300 Bowling Fellowship chaired by PDG Dato Ir AP Perumal Nett proceeds to the DISTRICT 14 November (Membership) announced that they have selected AG DISASTER FUND. This event is open Sargeant-at-arms Sanjay Mansoor Saat from the Rotary Club of to all friends & families of Rotary, Desk Duty Yoke Leong Shah Alam as the Governor- Nominee Rotaract & Interact as well. It will be a Introducer - for RY 2012 -13 fun thing for everyone. Only 48 lanes Thank Speaker - available with 1 team to a lane. As Fines Fang Keong The name of the challenging such it will be on a first come first candidate shall be submitted basis. 21 November (Club Service) pursuant to a resolution by the club Date: 22 November 2009 adopted at a regular meeting. Venue: Sunway Bowl Sargeant-at-arms James Lau The club must file the resolution with Desk Duty Karen the Governor by the date determined Introducer Poay Lim MID Term Review by the Governor. Such date shall be at Thank Speaker Cecelia Date: 6 December 2009 least two weeks after publication of Fines Frankie Host Club : RC Sentul the announcement of the selection for Governor-nominee by the nominating Visit our Blog @ committee. The deadline for receipt of District International Night & TRF http:// rotaryclubbks. club resolutions naming previously Recognition Night blogspot.com suggested Rotarians as challenging Date: 6 March 2010. The Theme is candidates is: 5.00 pm, 24 Nov 2009 Rotary for World Peace.
  4. 4. Board of Directors 2009/10 Around The President Rotary World Frances Po 21731618(0) 2004 tsunami tragedy leads to educational triumph in President Elect Sri Lanka Tan Poay Lim In Sri Lanka, a five-year endeavor that 77277127(0) began in tragedy is ending in triumph. The Schools Reawaken project, started Immediate Past President/PR by District 3220 (Sri Lanka) shortly after Elsie Low the Dec 2004 tsunami that killed almost More than 11,000 students are enrolled 77281807(0) 40,000 residents of the island nation, in Sri Lankan schools built through the has dedicated its 22nd new school. Schools Reawaken project. Vice President/Membership Director Dr Sanjay Doshi Today, more than 11,000 students are enrolled in schools built through the 23008030(0) project, says RI Director K.R. Ravindran, chair of the project’s administration committee. “They would never have dreamt of a school like that,” Ravindran says. Honorary Secretary “To them, these schools are like Oxford and Cambridge.” The US$12 million Cecelia Matuya project received about $1.82 million donated by Rotarians and Rotary clubs to the 56342870(0) Solidarity in South Asia fund, established by The Rotary Foundation in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami. Honorary Treasurer PP Graham Bennett Lucky Pieris, who was district governor when the tsunami hit, explains that RC of 012-2918619 Sri Lanka — now celebrating 80 years in the country — have a history of suppor- ting literacy projects. “The education sector is something that Sri Lankan Rotary Club Service Director clubs have been taking care of even before the tsunami,” he says. “Children are PP Karen Chong the future of any society. Give them good facilities for them to study and encou- 012-2893380 rage them to study, and they will do wonders.” The project’s motto, “Building what cannot be destroyed,” conveys the goal of permanently improving the Sri Lankan Vocational Service Director educational system. But, as Ravindran points out, great projects are often born of PP CY Fong necessity. 78032276(0) “Sometimes it is not just Rotary clubs deciding and wanting to take on a project Community Service Director like this. Sometimes this demand is thrust on you,” he says. “You just take it on Ho Ee Lay and you do it because that’s your duty — it’s your obligation to your country.” 019-3395688 District 3300 Sister Clubs International Service Director District Governor Leslie Salehuddin RC Bugis Junction [D 3310] Susan Lim 03-77297761 (0) 03-77297762(Fax) Saturday, 08:00 am 012-2325860 dgles0910@gmail.com Hotel Inter-Continental 80 Middle Road, Singapore New Generation Director Assistant Governor Veiven Goon Ghaurry 03-79805529(0) 03-79813514(Fax) RC ChiangmaiThinthaingam[D 3360] 23003757(O) vgoon@streamyx.com Thursday, 12.00 noon International Center Rotary Foundation Chairman Rotary Clubs in Group 9 Chiangmai University, Thailand PP Sunny Khoo Ampang 22849089(O) Bukit Kiara Sunrise RC Chungli Chung Shing [D 3500] Bulletin Committee KL West Thursday, 12.00 noon James Lau/ Karen (Editor/Production) Pudu No 4, Ln 10, Gwo-Ti Street Poay Lim (Speaker's Programme) Sri Petaling Chungli, Taiwan