Vol 19 Number 1 SELAMAT PAGI 3 July 2010
Rotary Information President's Message
Every Rotarian an
Example to Youth
RCBKS at work
In 1949,the RI Board adopted the
slogan Every Rotarian an Example to
Youth as an expression of commitment The year ahead is going to be a busy time for
to children and youth in each commu- us for we have ongoing programmes. This
nity in which Rotary clubs exist. follows from the REF which we have begun.
Serving young people has long been an From the enthusiasm that we have generated
important part of the youth program. through the project so far we have every
incentive to keep the momentum going. The
Youth service projects take many forms plan to have a session to consider the project
around the world. Rotarians sponsor after granting 15 Education Assistance Awards
Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, is timely. It is the time to assess how we have
athletic teams, centers for disabled done and how we can improve as we move
children, school safety patrols, summer ahead with the programme. The REF Working
camps, orphanages, recreation areas, Committee (RWC) will deliberate these
safe driving clinics, country fairs, child- questions after granting 15 awards. We have
care centers and children's hospitals. also scheduled a session led by Yoke Leong as chairman on 17 June to
Many clubs provide vocational counsel- reflect upon “Why the REF matters”.
ing, establish youth employment
programs and promote use of The 4- To take the project ahead by ourselves we will require to raise the funds if
Way Test. Increasingly, drug/alcohol we are to grant more awards. The mentorship programme will need more
abuse prevention and AIDS awareness volunteers both from within and from outside the club. So we need to recruit
projects are being supported by more members in the year ahead.
The better way, however, is to replicate our work through cooperation. The
In every instance, Rotarians have an idea of working with other Rotary clubs to help them implement the
opportunity to be role models and programme in their locality is an exciting possibility. It allows us to extend
mentors for the young people in their the benefits of the ideas and programmes we have conceived beyond the
community. One learns to serve by Klang Valley and does not require us to be involved hands-on. Even around
observing others. As our youths grow to the capital city, there are far too many needy students for one club to help.
become adult leaders, it is hoped each It is time to find partners in our programme. Already there has been interest
will acheive that same desire and spirit to learn more about our experience.
to serve future generations.
In the background we have a calendar of events to keep the club fresh and
The slogan accepted over 50 years ago active as we have always been. I look towards involving as many of us as
is just as vital today. possible in fellowship events and club outings. As I have said several times
before I joined the RCBKS because of its informality despite being an
effective club. Or should I say for its effective projects despite being so
informal and casual. I dare say that it is also the factor that drew you to the
club as well. So let us work together to keep this club that way.
Yours in Rotary
President Poay Lim
RI Theme 2010-11
ATTENDANCE Member's Contribution
Visiting Rotarians from
RC Bugis Junction, Singapore: 19th Installation of Board of Directors
President Nelson Yeo
AG Kenneth Leow This morning installation was
Rtn Roger Ng designed to minimize the
Rtn Bobby Lim background work for the
Rtn Alfred Teo organizing committee and
members. The simplicity of
Attendance: 60% Fines: - the function helped to keep
the atmosphere light and
upbeat. MC Graham helped
Announcements us along with a string of his
jokes that varied the rhythm of
the programme. Our Guest-of-
Honour, PDG Dr Joe Rajen-
- There will be a club assembly after dran, represented DG KB Lim
the regular club meeting next at the main table.
We were honoured to have sister club RC Bugis Junction represented by PE
- 9 members are attending RC Bugis Nelson and his contingent including AG Alex. From Group 7 AG Mani Raja
Junction's installation on 10 July'10. and RC Danau Desa president Lim Poh Huu were in attendance.
The weekly meeting will be cancelled.
As swan songs go, Frances had a happy tune to sing. The year had gone
- The 1st Board meeting for RY 2010/ well for the club culmi-nating in our winning the six awards on the District’s
11 is on 30 June'10. All board Awards Night. She paid tribute to her board of directors and other members
members are reminded to be present. who carried out our projects with such
distinction. Then she brought out the
surprise of the occasion presenting Yoke
Leong with a PHF in recognition of his role in
CLUB NEWS seeing the REF to its present state. Clearly
the District has noticed our contribution to
RCBKS welcomes Ng Ann Ann society. Among other awards the Club won
the Best Voca-tional Service Award [for our
Mentorship Workshop], Best Service to
New Generation Award [Youth
Leadership Training Camp] and Best
Community Service Award – merit [REF
- A Better Start, A Better Life].
Frances on behalf of the club presented
Yoke Leong with what he has termed “a
very meaningful recognition”. In return
Yoke Leong presented her a Beatle Interactors & Teacher Advisors
T-shirt. The incoming president in focusing membership development and
We had the pleasure of witnessing retention quipped that members should talk to strangers about Rotary as the
the induction of Ng Ann Ann at our casual conversation is an effective recruitment method.
regular meeting on 19 June 2010.
Ann holds the classification The Guest-of-Honour, Dr Joe, was gracious in his recognition of our club’s
Financial Services - Credit Card achievement over the last Rotary year. He paid a glowing tribute to Frances
Management, for her leadership. To remind him of the occasion the club presented him with
our REF T-shirt.
We wish Ann a long and fulfilling
A large cake was wheeled
membership with RCBKS,
out to celebrate the
Anniversary of the club. And
another Rotary year was
Thanks to the Organising
Committee under PE Steve,
our guests and members for
making it an enjoyable
morning... by Pres Poay Lim
Today's Programme NEXT CHANGE
Club Assembly 10 July(Sat)
17 July(Sat) 7.30am
Speaker: PP Yoke Leong
Member's Contribution Topic: Why REF matters
kidzcare 24 July(Sat) 7.30am
What did I do on the evening of 28 June 2010?
Definitely not watching the Netherlands/Slovakia
World Cup game. Instead I had the privilege, along CALENDER of EVENTS
with our newest Rotarian, Ann Ann, to attend the
launching of Kidzcare and a concert entitled “Giving
Every Child A Chance”, at Dewan Filharmonik RC Bugis Junction Installation
Date: 10 July 2010
Petronas . The event was organized by Kidzcare,
with various sponsors including the Rotary Clubs
Interact Club Installation/IU Day
of Bandar Utama and Titiwangsa. Date: 31 July 2010
Venue: KDU, Bandar Utama
This is a concert with a difference – the key highlights are performances by
autistic children. Mention the word “autistic” and what is the image that Rotary Foundation Seminar
comes to you? In my limited exposure to the National Autistic Association of Date: 1 August 2010
Malaysia (NASOM), I will usually visualize children with short attention Venue: De Villa Residence, Ampang
span, hyper active and some may have repetitive behaviours. Host club: RC KL Di-Raja
Can you imagine 25 autistic children coming together to perform in a concert District Governor's Official Visit
which requires vocal and musical co-ordination and not to mention the Date: 28 August 2010
discipline to pay attention and stand still for long periods? The composer,
Brian John Yim, a young achiever, worked with these children over a period President's Fellowship
of 6 months to earn their trust and train them to sing. The children gave a Date: 25 September 2010
rendition of “Show me the way”, a song specially composed for them (by
Brian) and 2 other inspiring numbers. The solo performed by Umar Hasfizal, 76th District 3300 Conference
a 12-year old autistic child had the audience enthralled. His voice is pure Date: 10 - 12 December 2010
and he handled the difficult songs “You raise me up” and “I have a Venue: Concorde Hotel, KL
dream” so beautifully. Clarence Kang is a music genius; after a mere 2 Host club: RC Pudu
years of lessons he was handling the grand piano very smoothly; as if he
has been playing all of his tender years.
During the concert, some of the audience was touched and moved to tears.
Many of us left the concert hall convinced that Kidzcare is doing something
wonderful for these special children; to open up possibilities and expose Duty Roster
their potential. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, in her official speech
3 July (Club Service)
applauded the use of music as a therapy for autistic children.
So what does Kidzcare aspire to achieve. Mike Plascow, the Founder of Desk Duty Karen
Kidzcare, in his speech outlined the grand plans to build a place to cater to Introducer -
the needs of children afflicted by autism. Many Rotary clubs in District 3300 Thank Speaker -
has stepped forward to be a partner in the programme to raise funds. Fines Frances
Not many of us are familiar with the symptoms and manifestation of autism.
In an article I read, in this modern day and age, the disorder can be 17 July (Vocational Service)
diagnosed and if intervention undertaken early enough, the therapy can help
the child towards leading a more “normal” life. All of us can do our part to Sargeant-at-arms Kong
Desk Duty Niklas
contribute generously towards making the vision of Kidzcare a reality.
Thank Speaker -
Excerpt from the chorus of the song "Show me the way" Fines Jeremy
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Though you may not understand the way I feel
But you're always there to hold my hands
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Board of Directors 2009/10 RCBKS
Tan Poay Lim
77277127(O) Toast to Rotary International by Rtn Ee Lay
Steve Robinson The Rotary International theme for 2010-11 is Building
+66818336310 (BK) Communities – Bridging Continents. The theme was
selected with the objectives of explaining Rotary to non
Immediate Past President Rotarians and validating our work for Rotarians.
21731618(O) To me, the work of Rotarians needs no validation.
During my relatively short period in this club we have
Vice President collaborated on projects for communities, small and
Alvin tan large with the Rotary Club of Bugis Junction (Singapore)
77275822(O) the Rotary Club of Thingthainam (Thailand) and the
Rotary Club of Chungli Chung Shin (Taiwan). Locally we
Honorary Secretary have worked with the Rotary Club of Shah Alam and Klang. In our club we
Ghaurry count amongst our members an Australian, an Englishman, residents from
23003757(O) other parts of the world, and one who regards himself as a global citizen.
Honorary Treasurer This collaboration is not new. It goes back one hundred years in August
PP Sunny Khoo 1910, when Rotary International was brought into being with the first
22849089(O) convention of Rotary clubs in the world. And say: WE BUILD COMMUNITIES
WE BRIDGE CONTINENTS. With this fellow Rotarians and guests please
PP Karen Chong rise and lift your glass for a toast to Rotary International.
Service Projects Em@il from PGD Dr Joe Rajendran
PP Graham Bennett
012-2918619 Dear President Poay Lim,
The Rotary Foundation Thank you very much for your kind words. I would like to share with you my
PP Jeremy Ng experience attending your Installation and the way I described it to other
012-2186660 Rotarians. It was absolutely wonderful. You have a very Effective club which
is very mature and have the right blend of members.I must pay tribute to
Membership Development your previous leaders who have established the proper tradition of good
James Cheong innovative projects done both locally and internationally and the fine
78803333(O) comraderieship among your members which you have built up over the
years. During my year as Governor I had introduced some of your members
New Generation to serve in the District and I hope this will continue because as I have
Ghaurry mentioned, Rotary needs Rotarians such as yours to further the cause of
23003757(O) our Organisation.
RE F Chairman I am confident that with your knowledge and the enthusiasim of your
PP Dr Yee Yoke Leong members you will have a great year of BUILDING COMMUNITIES AND
22824602(O) BRIDGING CONTINENTS
Bulletin Committee My Very Best Wishes to you and all your members.
Karen (Production) In Rotary Service
Abdul/Kong (Speaker’s Programme) Joe PDG