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  1. 1. Vol 18 Number 35 SELAMAT PAGI 24 April 2010 April is Magazine Member's Contribution Month A TURN OF THE ROTARY WHEEL THE 76TH DISTRICT ASSEMBLY SUNWAY LAGOON RESORT 17 - 18 April 2010 The Rotary logo is a wheel and at the recently held 76th District Assembly, the wheel turns another cycle. The delegates from RCBKS were incoming directors for RY 2011/12 Secretary Ghaurry, Treasurer Sunny, Club Admin Karen,Service Projects Graham, Rotary Leader is a multimedia, online Membership Chairman James Cheong, publication featuring practical Jeremy and yours truly. information and links to help club and district officers meet the challenges The incoming District Governor Lim Kok Beng they face every day. receives his badge of office and explains to the Assembly incoming RI President, Ray Current club presidents and district Klinging-Smith’s vision and theme. He governors who have provided accurate reported Pres. Ray’s wish for a briefly stated theme that would fulfill two objectives: the first Relaxing the tired muscles! e-mail addresses to RI via Member Access receive Rotary Leader to explain Rotary to non-Rotarians, and the automatically, but any Rotarian may second to validate our work for Rotarians. The words he selected to describe subscribe to this publication at any Rotary’s current mission and to highlight our achievements and what we do best time. Club presidents-elect, district are the year’s theme: Building Communities — Bridging Continents. governors-elect, club secretaries, district committee chairs, and Incoming DG Kok Beng added that Pres. Ray’s idea of “brief” is that we should be assistant governors are especially able to explain Rotary to a stranger in the time it takes for an elevator ride. Implied encouraged to subscribe. There is no in this search is the urgent need for Rotary to bring in new members. In response cost to subscribe to Rotary Leader . DG Kok Beng has challenged District 3300 to raise our membership from the Rotary Leader is published in eight current 1,700 to 2,000 in the year ahead. languages - English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, DG’S BANQUET Portuguese, and Spanish. Rotary Leader is an online-only publication; The Assembly was not without its lighter moments. The evening of 17 April saw print copies are not available for sale. the DG’s banquet held at the Grand Dorsett’s Grand Ballroom. The organizing Send questions, comments, or article committee managed to dig up some of DG Kok Beng’s history and made a ideas for Rotary Leader to hilarious sideshow of it. It was all in good fun and so the DG took it in good spirit. rotary.leader@rotary.org. The evening was graced by the Rt Hon Ong Tee Keat, Ministry of Transport. YAB FYI - In order to subscribe, all you have Ong is an Honorable Member of RC Pudu. He paid tribute to Rotary noting how to do is enter your “email address” and harmoniously the presidency passed from year to year unlike in Politics. This click “submit” at the original web-page observation drew loud applause from the Grand Ballroom. is below: Three of us, James Cheong, Ghaurry and me, found ourselves at a 1Malaysia http://www.rotary.org/en/ table with RC Metro Kuantan and RC Kampung Baru. We had good camaraderie MediaAndNews/Newsletters/ and more than that a very decent menu. After the spread we had during the last RotaryWorld/Pages/ridefault.aspx Conference held at the same venue, expectations ran rather low. So the improved meal was a welcome surprise. ....by PE Poay Lim
  2. 2. LAST WEEK'S SPEAKER ATTENDANCE Guest: Mr David Fong Reverend Aru, guest of Yoke Leong -Innovation Attendance: 60% Fines: = David, who is currently the chairman of the Malaysia Venture Capital & Private equity Assoc. presented a talk on 'Innovation". Innovation is a new way of Announcements doing something or “new stuff that is made useful”. It refer to an incremental An EGM was held and the proposed emergent or radical and revolutionary budget by the District for RY 2010/11 changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations. In many fields, such as the was adopted. PE Poay Lim was also arts, economics and government policy, something new must be substantially different appointed as the Club Elector to vote to be innovative. In economics the change must increase value, customer value, or at the District Assembly. producer value. The goal of innovation is positive change, to make someone or something better. Innovation leading to increased productivity is the fundamental source Club Service of increasing wealth in an economy. - The Fireside chat will be at Sri Wang- MEMBERSHIP saria condo on 14 May'10. It will be an DEVELOPMENT evening for sharing Rotary Information with new members. All club members are also welcome to attend. Here are things your club can do to recruit and retain younger members who maintain Rotary’s ideals: - 7 members are participating in the 'Relay for Life 2010'. Cost is $15pp. • Induct several young members at once, instead of recruiting them one at a time A younger member might feel intimidated or alienated if he or she is the only person Community Service in that age group in your club.Inducting several younger members at a time can help them feel more comfortable by giving them an immediate peer group in the club. - Ee Lay reported that the joint Medical • Conduct service projects that might appeal more to younger members. Research Camp project withRC Shah Alam has conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics determined that younger people been rescheduled to 9 May'10. We are don’t do less service work than older people. They determined that 25- to 35-year- required to source for doctors. olds do the same amount of service work as 55- to65-year-olds, however younger people’s work is more likely to focus on areas such as education, sports, and family REF • Recruit Rotaractors, GSE team members, and other Rotary program alumni. Their - Kong reported the committee has participation in RI and Foundation programs shows that they already know about selected a new candidate and two Rotary’s ideals and are interested in pursuing itsmission. Rotarians has been appointed as mentors. The committee has set a • Consider lowering the total cost of membership in your club. Some younger target of 15 awardees. members have trouble meeting the financial obligations of club membership. To combat this problem, some clubs have lowered their fees or have a meal only once Other announcements or twice a month instead of every week. - Yau reported on the1st Mentor Support • If your club is not interested in lowering the total cost of membership, consider Group meeting held on Monday at waiving certain fees or expenses for the first year or two. Younger members may be James Cheong's office. more apprehensive about committing to all of the financial obligations of club membership since they’re not yet fully invested in Rotary. Once they become - Steve reminded directors to submit involved in your club and dedicated to Rotary’s mission, they may be more willing their reports and photos asap for the and able to pay the full amount. installation souvenir programme. • Make sure meetings are efficient and productive. Younger members some-times 19th Installation Committee comment that clubs don’t conduct enough projects and activities and that some clubs mismanage meeting time instead of getting down to business.Younger Chairman: Steve Robinson members often have competing priorities and are more interested in attending Installation programme: PE Poay Lim meetings when conducted efficiently. Treasurer: Sunny Khoo Venue: Karen Chong • Recruit “up-and-comers,” managers who are on their way to becoming important Ticket sales: Tan Siew Hwa business and professional leaders. This group of people is often interested in the Jeremy Ng networking and professional development benefits of Rotary. It is important to get Emcees: Graham Bennett these people invested in Rotary while young so that they’re already dedicated Lim Fang Keong Rotarians by the time they reach top-level management, executive status, or an Ex-officio: President Frances ownership position. • Be open to the new ideas of younger members. Maintaining the status quo in your club may bore and discourage them. Younger members will be more likely to stay in your club if their opinions are valued and appreciated and if they aren’t treated like junior members.
  3. 3. NEXT CHANGE LEADERSHIP TRAINING 8 May (Sat) 7.30am CAMP EXPERIENCE Speaker: Adriana Aris by REF Awardee Topic: USS Nimitz Darshinii Pannir Selvam 15 May (Sat) 7.30am Speaker:Tbc Everyone faces challenges in life. Some of us overcome them and some of us might just give up. I was one of CALENDER of EVENTS them who almost gave up. I was feeling Board Meeting quite depressed due to stress in Date: 6 May 2010 school. To me, it felt as if the whole world was falling apart. During this Fireside chat confused period, my mentor Rtn Karen, Date: 14 May 2010 @ 7pm informed me about a leadership Venue: Sri Wangsaria Condo, training camp. I was a little reluctant to Meeting Room (Ground floor) attend it at first wondering how this camp could change my life? Apparently, I was wrong. This camp was an eye opener for me. Medical Camp th th Date: 13 June 2010 On 15 to 18 March 2010, the Rotary Club of Bukit Kiara Sunrise organized a 4 Venue: Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam days 3 nights leadership camp for 52 students from SMK Sri Permata. There were also a few Rotarians who accompanied us. They were, Rtn Graham, Rtn Dr Yee, REF Values Education Program Rtn Dr. Kong, Rtn Karen, and a few others. This camp was sponsored by CIMB Date: 8 - 9 June 2010 bank and we were trained by EQ Training and Development. First and foremost, I Venue: SMK Sri Permata would like to thank the Rotary Club of Bukit Kiara Sunrise for giving me this opportunity, CIMB Bank for their kind sponsorship and my mentor, Rtn Karen for Trip to Taiwan - informing me about this camp. RC Chungli Chung Shing Anniversary I have learned many things and gained lots of new experiences through this 4 days Date: 18 - 23 May 2010 3 nights journey. This camp in a way made me put aside all my worries and problems and made me open my mind into receiving new things. During this Relay for Life 2010 camp, Dr Yee has taught me how to accept challenges in life and not look at it as a Date: 29 - 30 May'10 burden. “Take it like an exam and just try your best to solve it, and if you don't Venue: Bukit Jalil Stadium succeed, learn from your mistakes,” he said. Many of us might have heard this phrase but for the first time I actually understood the meaning of it. Therefore, I RCBKS 19th Installation would like to thank Dr Yee for spending his time and giving me guidance. Date: 26 June 2010 (Sat) I would also like to thank Dr Kong. I must say that Dr Kong is filled with positive RC Bugis Junction Installation energy. He looks at things in a positive manner and he inspired me to do so. After Date: 10 July 2010 having a short conversation with him, he made me realize that life doesn’t have to be so dull, you can always polish it and make it shine if you really want it. Duty Roster Futhermore, I would like to thank Mr. Shankar, Mr. Andy and Mr. Selva for inspiring me. Throughout the camp activities, they instilled many values such teamwork, 24 April (International Service) overcoming your fear, adapting yourself in different enviroment and always rise up to challenges. My favorite part of this program which I shall always carry with me is Sargeant-at-arms Sunny the quote by Napoleon Hill, “I shall be the CAPTAIN of my SOUL”. This quote has Desk Duty Thomas a very deep meaning and it helps me in many ways when I practice it. After the Introducer - camp. I started taking charge of my life. In other words, being empowered. Thank Speaker - Fines Teng Yoong I realize that keeping the mind positive is something I can plan. There are a few things that I would like to share with all of you on how I keep my mind positive and 8 May (New Generation) calm. For instance: Before I go to bed, I allow myself a few minutes to review my day. What are the Sargeant-at-arms Ghaurry things that made me happy? And have Icompleted my task for the day? I asked Desk Duty Poay Lim myself these questions. If I did, I would congratulate myself for doing a specta- Introducer Jeremy cular job. At first, I find this habit quite “funny” but guess what? it actually works! Thank Speaker Elsie Fines Graham Then, I review those things that did not go so well. For example, I missed a dateline or I had a bad day with a friend. I would plan to improve those areas tomorrow. I learn the lessons I can find for that particular day and think how can I Visit our Blog @ make it better and then put a lid on it. I turn my back on the past and look forward http:// rotaryclubbks. for tomorrow. I will picture how my day is going to be. blogspot.com ,,,,, continue on next page
  4. 4. Board of Directors 2009/10 District NEWS President District Awards & Handover Night Frances Po 21731618(0) Towards the end of each Rotary year, an evening is set aside for the DistrictAwards Night. Each award given out is truly worth all the effort, hard work and commitment President Elect by the relevant clubs and members. It will be a recognition, meaningful and which Tan Poay Lim the club members will truly be proud to have earned. Such projects that had been 77277127(0) successfully carried out, for the objectives with which they have done so and the results are that they have realized and made beneficial to the communities as Immediate Past President/PR well as put a smile on the faces of those concerned. Elsie Low 77281807(0) Venue:Royal Selangor Club, Dataran Merdeka Date; 12th June'10 @ 7.30pm Vice President/Membership Director Cost: RM 90 Dr Sanjay Doshi 23008030(0) Leadership Camp Honorary Secretary ......continue Cecelia Matuya 56342870(0) My day might not turn out as smooth as I planned but at least it is not a disaster. I thank God for that. The thought of reflection here is “If we plan our life well, there Honorary Treasurer will be no regrets.” PP Graham Bennett 012-2918619 Besides that, I would like to thank all the students of SMK Sri Permata for being friendly and for accepting Ou Young Yu Xin and I as one of them. They also gave Club Service Director their full coorporation when I was the leader of my team on the second day. We PP Karen Chong became good friends and we still keep in touch. I would also like to thank Yu Xin 012-2893380 for sharing some tips on how to study. Vocational Service Director Lastly, I would like to thank my mum for permitting me to attend this camp. PP CY Fong 78032276(0) I consider myself lucky to have attended this camp and had the chance to attain experience and knowledge from very experience people. I have made the choice Community Service Director to have a better life by having a good start. “A BETTER START, A BETTER LIFE”. Ho Ee Lay 019-3395688 District 3300 Sister Clubs International Service Director Susan Lim District Governor Leslie Salehuddin RC Bugis Junction [D 3310] 012-2325860 03-61424628 (0) 03-61424058(Fax) Saturday, 08:00 am dgles0910@gmail.com Hotel Inter-Continental New Generation Director 80 Middle Road, Singapore Ghaurry Assistant Governor Veiven Goon 23003757(O) 03-79805529(0) 03-79813514(Fax) RC ChiangmaiThinthaingam[D 3360] vgoon@streamyx.com Thursday, 12.00 noon Rotary Foundation Chairman International Center PP Sunny Khoo Rotary Clubs in Group 9 Chiangmai University, Thailand 22849089(O) Ampang Bukit Kiara Sunrise RC Chungli Chung Shing [D 3500] Bulletin Committee KL West Thursday, 12.00 noon Pudu No 4, Ln 10, Gwo-Ti Street James Lau/ Karen (Editor/Production) Sri Petaling Chungli, Taiwan Poay Lim (Speaker’s Programme)