Vol 18 Number 36                                SELAMAT PAGI                                           8 May 2010

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  1. 1. Vol 18 Number 36 SELAMAT PAGI 8 May 2010 From the Editor President's Message Rotary, Truly International! I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. The Rotary movement is truly international in every sense of the word. - Albert Einstein At our home base, RCBKS membership reflects great diversity and tremen-dous colourful personalities. Several of our members are from outside By all accounts, the faces were new Malaysia and they all call Malaysia “home” for now. Steve originated from – except for one which I recognized Britain and is trying to wing it such that his job allows him to be in KL more – I think - from 5 years ago. Taller, rather than Bangkok. Paul Lam is from Canada/Hong Kong and at present is scrawnier but a brighter face. based in Beijing. Graham has grown Aussie roots in Malaysia with wife and Perhaps nurture had erased from his daughter Jo in tow. Thomas Kim is proud of his native Korea but loves face the waif look sculptured on from Malaysia. Susanne is a lovely globetrotting Swiss. Grant spends his the earlier years of neglect. He summers in New Zealand while living it up in KL for several months in a year, looked different from the rest, abit Niklas is Swedish (but he is no stranger to Malaysia and Indonesia, having shy and was in a hurry so I did not spent more than a decade in these parts of the world). Our newest member get to say hello and asked “do you to be inducted, Abdul Ghafoor hails from Pakistan, has lived a major part of still remember me?” That all his adult life in Dubai and Malaysia. happened in my mind. Our Malaysian Rotarians are also frequently on the go and travelling over- Karen and I were there to assess a seas for work or pleasure. Guys like Alvin, CY, Fang Keong, James Lau candidate for REF and the Rumah Jeremy have to watch their days in and out of Malaysia to ensure that they Shalom now is a much tidier place still remain a tax resident here! Cecelia and Susan are on one incentive trip than that of 5 years ago. It is sad in or other to exotic locations, the fruits of being super salespersons. Poay Lim a way that places like these has an arrangement whereby he makes his way to Singapore once every continue to get “inmates” – proof that fortnight. Teng Yoong being mother to a lady pilot cannot help but travel society is not exactly filled with almost every month. And we hear of Karen making many impromptu trips happy families. It is tough for a kid with her family - going away for a weekend in Hong Kong, like it is just down but that is a good alternative through the road. Wow! the formative years. There are happy stories I am sure as some would Mix all these foreign individuals with our local home grown crowd who have make something great out of such travelled to many foreign countries; we have a melting pot of cosmopolitan formative years proving that and international culture, thoughts and practices. This enables us to have a adversary builds stern stuff. rich exchange of ideas and interesting conversations. Hence every weekly meeting feels like an international day. The other thing I noticed was the discipline level, the kids were well Then we have friends from our sister clubs in Singapore, Chiangmai and behaved, well mannered – greeting Taipei. All of them have been extremely supportive when it comes to carrying us and almost instinctively offering out common projects or attending important events organised by the other their hands for a hand-shake. The clubs. In July last year, I and several of our RCBKS Rotarians and spouses degree of self-confidence reflects the had the opportunity to catch up with RC Chungli Chung Shing during RC positive community living where self- Bugis Junction installation of President Whai Yih. We immediately said help is also the best help. “Yes” when asked to be a matching grant partner to the solar panel project initiated by RC Chungli Chung Shing. When we organized our Charity Night As we walked toward the gate to in November 2009, District 3360 District Governor Waewdao and represen- depart, we noticed the mango trees tative of RC Thin Thaingam gave moral and monetary support for the event. were starting to bear fruit – healthy RC Chungli Chung Shing members turned the trip into a short vacation and looking ones. .... continue on next page spent more money enriching the REF funds. ..... continue on next page
  2. 2. LAST WEEK'S SPEAKER ATTENDANCE Guest: PE Poay Lim Ng Ann Ann , guest of Graham - RI Theme 2011/12 Building Communities, Attendance: 60% Fines: $45.00 Bridging Continents PE Poay Lim presented the new club Announcements banner for RY 2011/12 which he received at the recent District Club Service Assembly. He gave a brief description behind the new RI theme 'Building - The club meeting on 15 May will be Communities, Bridging Continents. held on Friday 14 May before the Fire- side chat. Guest and spouses are welcome. The venue is Sri Wangsaria Around the Condo at 7pm. Rotary World - 'Relay for Life 2010' is on 29 May. Cost is $15pp. 11 have registered. For RI's Council of Legislation approves E-clubs more details, see Karen. After more than an hour of debate, district representatives at the 2010 Council on Community Service Legislation voted to make e-clubs a permanent part of Rotary International. The measure, approved by a vote of 430 to 85, received loud applause. - Ee Lay reported on the updates of the joint Medical Camp project withRC “This will allow Rotarians with physical disabilities or [scheduling] restraints to Shah Alam in June'10. meet regularly and conduct service projects through the Internet,” said RI Director Antonio Hallage as he presented the proposal to the Council. Noting REF that the average age of an e-club member is 47, supporters of the enactment noted that the clubs are an effective way to recruit younger Rotarians. Some - Yoke Leong announced thatCIMB representatives expressed concern that e-clubs would introduce unintended side has approved REF's sponsorship effects if they were made permanent. “As the number of e-clubs increases, there appeal to be included in the bank's may be a situation in which there is division between the e-clubs and the website portal. The committee will be ordinary clubs. I don’t think that this is something we would want,” said Chohei finalizing the details at the next Hashimoto, of District 2650 (Japan). meeting. Others noted that too many questions remained unanswered about e-clubs. Other announcements “Which PETS [presidents-elect training seminar] does the president of the e-club attend, assuming he or she is not physically in the district? How does the - President Frances reminded district governor do his/her official visit?” asked Chris Offer, the representative directors to submit their reports asap from District 5040 (British Columbia, Canada). “Do we have to develop specific for the installation souvenir online training for one club in the district? There are probably more questions programme. than answers today.” Douglas W. Vincent, of District 7080 (Ontario, Canada), said e-clubs presented Club Meeting & Fireside Chat an opportunity too valuable not to embrace. “This is not taking anything away Friday, 14 May '10 from Rotary; it’s adding to Rotary.” Venue: Sri Wangsaria Condo Wheelchair GSE breaks new ground Jalan Ara, Bangsar “Just because we’re in wheelchairs doesn’t Programme: mean that we can’t do things that able-bodied people can do,” says Rob Martin, a participant 7pm Dinner @ Cafeteria in Rotary’s first-ever wheelchair Group Study 8pm Club meeting @ Meeting room Exchange (GSE). 8.30pm Fireside chat by PP James 9.30pm Fellowship Some Rotarians were initially a little uneasy about an all-wheelchair GSE because of a perception that disabledpeople “are either subnormal or unable to live and travel independently and hold down full-time, worthwhile employment,” says Sharp, a member of RC Crows Nest, NSW and the GSE’s cochair. “As a result of the exchange, the attitude in our district has totally changed.” In Arizona, “we’ve opened the door now to people with disabilities,” says Schiller, a member of RC Prescott-Sunup and the district’s GSE chair. “I can see disabled people participating in our next GSE, just like anyone else.”
  3. 3. Today's Programme NEXT CHANGE Adriana Aris 14 May (Fri) 7.00pm 'USS Nimitz' Club meeting @ Sri Wangsaria Condo Affectionately known as Ade, the highly diverse Adriana Aris has been in the 22 May (Sat) 7.30am Broadcasting Industry for 16 years. Born in Selangor, Adriana grew up in U.S.A. Speaker: Tbc choosing to pursue a Business degree in California State University. Two years as a media planner, in Saatchi & Saatchi and later Greys Malaysia, convinced 29 May (Sat) 7.30am her that advertising was just not her calling. Business meeting She started in Broadcasting in 1994 with TV3 as a broadcast journalist dabbling in all aspects of news broadcasting that came her way. Then she was headhunted CALENDER of EVENTS by ntv7 in 1998. There she rose through the ranks gathering experience and REF Values Education Program acumen along the way. Date: 8 - 9 June 2010 Venue: SMK Sri Permata Eventually in 2010, the multi-skilled Adriana was given a new portfolio as Executive Editor of News Production and Business Development. While her new challenge District Awards & Handover Night brings her back to her formal university training in business marketing, she Date: 12 June 2010 maintains charge of current affairs programmes, oversees the station’s News Venue: Royal Selangor Club @ $90pp Presenters and still plays a role in the daily news content. She also continues to present the News and occasionally goes out reporting on special projects. Medical Camp Date: 13 June 2010 While her first love is still Sports, she enjoys all the new challenges and relishes Venue: Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam the chance to learn more new things. Adriana hopes to someday change the perspective of Malaysians towards animal rights and the preservation of the Relay for Life 2010 environment. She thrives on pressure and loves the adrenaline rush. Date: 29 - 30 May'10 Venue: Bukit Jalil Stadium President's Message RCBKS 19th Installation ..... continue Date: 26 June 2010 (Sat) Our sisters from RC Bugis Junction drove all the way to be with us and our sister club Rotarians and also donated generously. In less than 2 weeks, 5 RC Bugis Junction Installation Date: 10 July 2010 Rotarians and 2 spouses from our club will accompany me to visit Taipei to celebrate the anniversary of RC Chungli Chung Shing. I am sure that this will turn out to be another great event, fun filled and full of friendship among people May Celebration from different countries coming together for a common objective of Service Happy Birthday Above Self. Cecelia 5 May Happy Anniversary It’s really wonderful that by being a member of RC Bukit Kiara Sunrise, I have Elsie & Sherman 26 May access to a good mix of lovely people and interesting international diversity. Yours in Rotary, Duty Roster Frances 8 May (New Generation) From the Editor ..... continue Sargeant-at-arms Ghaurry Desk Duty Poay Lim Rev Aru told us with a smile that the two mango trees were planted by RCBKS. Introducer Jeremy Thank Speaker Graham What a feeling! What a seed can do and why we should continue to plant. Fines Elsie ……………………………………………….. 14 May (Membership) The Club-service Beijing trip in 2009 was one of the best club service events I have ever participated in. Sargeant-at-arms Yoke Leong Desk Duty Karen This year, another is planned – this time to the roof of the world, TIBET. Yours Introducer - truly being convinced by the ever persuasive Dr Yee has signed up. For those Thank Speaker - who are keen (after watching 2012, dare you take the risk of not being Fines Sanjay familiar with TIBET?) please see Karen, our club service director. …………………………………………………. Visit our Blog @ http:// rotaryclubbks. Rest all ye who have laboured. This day we honour blogspot.com you and your labours. May day it is. PP James Lau
  4. 4. Board of Directors 2009/10 District NEWS President Frances Po An Intercity With A Difference 21731618(0) President Elect Scuba Diving Intercity Tan Poay Lim 77277127(0) Venue:Sutra Beach Resort Merang Terengganu (This is not in MARANG) Immediate Past President/PR Elsie Low The District 3300 Underwater Intercity Meeting will be 77281807(0) held on the 29th.May '10. It is open to all Divers (PADI,BSAC,NAWI.) and Snorklers or for those who just wanna have fun. Vice President/Membership Director Dr Sanjay Doshi A weekend getaway between Rotarians,friends & families. Activities 23008030(0) include:Caribbean Beach Party,Beach Games,Scuba Diving,Snorkling,Building Sand castles and Hula Dancing. Honorary Secretary Cecelia Matuya 56342870(0) District Awards & Handover Night Honorary Treasurer Towards the end of each Rotary year, an evening is set aside for the PP Graham Bennett DistrictAwards Night. Each award given out is truly worth all the effort, hard 012-2918619 work and commitment by the relevant clubs and members. It will be a recognition, meaningful and which the club members will truly be proud to Club Service Director have earned. Such projects that had been successfully carried out, for the PP Karen Chong objectives with which they have done so and the results are that they have 012-2893380 realized and made beneficial to the communities as well as put a smile on the faces of those concerned. Vocational Service Director PP CY Fong Venue:Royal Selangor Club, Dataran Merdeka 78032276(0) Date; 12th June'10 @ 7.30pm Cost: RM 90 Community Service Director 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)