Vol 18 Number 37 SELAMAT PAGI 22 May 2010
14 May 2010
RI President's Message
A fireside chat was held last Friday My fellow Rotarians,
at Sri Wangsaria Condo. A total of 24
people comprising of members and Shortly after the earthquake hit Haiti in January, Rotarians began making
spouses were present. The event phone calls and sending e-mails to discuss how they could help. When
was specially organised for new Rotary International posted its first story on Rotary’s immediate relief efforts,
members namely Angie, Niklas and Rotarians took this discussion online. The very first comment about the story
expressed what so many Rotarians were thinking: “If they begin sending
Abdul, who was inducted at the club
Rotarians over to help in any way, please let me know if I can help.”
meeting a week ago. The session
was conducted by PP James and This plea was multiplied over the following days on Rotary’s website and our
through a power point presentation, social media pages. Rotarians also reported what they were doing: collecting
he not only instill basic Rotary thousands of dollars to fund ShelterBoxes and Aquaboxes, contributing to
knowledge to all present but also the Rotary’s Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, and organizing ways to transport
club's history and culture. Everyone food, supplies, and medical personnel to the devastated country.
enjoyed the dinner and the good
fellowship that evening. On the ground in and around Haiti, Rotarians were also busy. Local
Rotarians helped distribute the ShelterBoxes to some of those left homeless.
Rotarian Claude Surena, a physician, took 100 injured earthquake victims
into his home, which he managed to turn into a makeshift hospital despite
the damage it had sustained. District 7020 established a relief fund, flew in
planes loaded with medical supplies, and strategized to provide assistance
in the weeks following the disaster.
And it is in those weeks – and months and even years – that Rotary can
make its greatest contribution. Rotary is not a disaster relief agency, but we
are very good at long-term recovery. After all the media attention dies down,
Rotary will still be there on the ground – in Haiti’s case, with 17 local clubs
and thousands of willing partner clubs. If Rotary’s recovery efforts in
Bangladesh, Honduras, Indonesia, and countless other countries are any
indication, Rotarians will be in Haiti long after public interest has faded and
the media have moved on.
In this month’s Global Outlook, you can learn more about Rotary’s success
in helping communities and countries rebuild after a disaster – not only
replacing what was lost but making it better as well. The Rotarian passion for
helping those in need, combined with our perseverance and grassroots
presence, will continue to bring hope to those whose lives have been torn
apart by disaster.
Our response to the tragedy in Haiti manifests Rotary’s concern and desire
to help those less fortunate and offers evidence of what Rotary does best:
give service. Thank you all for what you are doing.
President, Rotary International
Birthday celebration for Abdul
GUEST SPEAKER - 8 May '10
Guests: Adriana Aris
Ann Mun Yee, guest of Yoke Leong - Exec Editor, NTV 7
Ann Mona, guest of Alvin
Ann Dr Azizah, guest of Abdul
Spouse Herbert, guest of Susan Ade as she is affectionately called
Gerard,guest of Angie landed at our meeting earlier than
when her day usually begins. That
Attendance: 60% Fines: nil did not stop her from giving us an
interesting insight into her three-day
two-night stay about the super
carrier the USS Nimitz. Already 40
Announcements years old, she (the Nimitz, not Ade,
stupid!) is one of the largest in her
class in the world. Ade found it amazing that the Nimitz is as advanced as she
is, given how long ago she was designed and built.
- 'Relay for Life 2010' is on 29 May.
Cost is $15pp. 15 have registered. For She is certainly first in class among nuclear powered carriers. All of 333 m
more details, see Karen. long bow to stern, she is a moving city with capacity to hold 6 000 personnel
although she had about 4,500 during Ade’s visit. About 30 % of them were
Community Service women and many of the crew were young and multi-skilled as Ade related it.
The sexes had strictly exclusive quarters. Crew members had exercise
- Ee Lay reported on the updates of equipment to work out on. The navy had an entertainment channel for them.
the joint Medical Camp project withRC The authorities come down hard on drug offenders. Ade said the food was
Shah Alam on 13 June'10. good and accommodations comfy although the heads (toilets to you land
lubbers) are not en suite. However, the routine and the confinement onboard
REF were stressful enough to warrant having a psychologist onboard.
- Yoke Leong gave an update on REF. Companion and supply ships keep her self-sufficient and protected as she is
Reminded committee members of the defenseless without the striker aircraft that she carries! Below deck she can
meeting on Monday. hold 90 aircraft with wings folded.
Other announcements The super carrier is in active service supporting Ops Freedom in Afghanistan
for example. They support land operations with air cover and police the oceans
- President Frances announced 6 which some see as controversial. Equally contentious is the fact that many
members will be attending sister club, countries see her as part of nuclear proliferation.
RC Chungli Chung Shing's anniversary
next week. During the ntv7 visit the Nimitz held some exercises including war simulation.
There were fire drills, simulated casualties and night operations. Ade
In Focus witnessed for herself how pilots took off and landed on the carrier in pitch
darkness. During a battle the ship would be blacked out for security anyway.
Pilots flew putting their trust in the control tower and instruments.
Todate 19 from RCBKS have registered
for the Relay for Life. The event is a fun- On taking off they are shot off the ramp at the end of the runway with a steam
filled overnight event designed to and hydraulic powered catapult. When landing they aim to snag one of four
celebrate survivor-ship and raise cables with their tail hooks. The cables bring them to a stop like a harness.
money for research and programs.
Each team tries to keep at least one Contrary to intuition, they land at full throttle the reason being if they missed
team member on the track at all times. they could immediately pull out of the landing to come around again. Without
www.relayforlife.org the momentum they’d just plop into the ocean should they miss all four
cables. The craft can launch up to 10 planes in six minutes. The ship has to
Date : 29 & 30 May 2010 be going against the wind at 25 knots at least to give the aircrafts enough lift
Venue: Bukit Jalil Stadium, KL to fly off the deck in less than 100 m compared with the kilometer runway on
Registration : $15 per pax land. The planes taking off reach 274 kph in 3 seconds with the help of the
Ade was able to gloat that the ntv7 crew as flown by C-2 Greyhound from
Singapore to land on the Nimitz without prior notice to any of them. On the
other hand the military team that came onboard were transported by sea! The
ntv7 team received certificates to say they had landed on the Nimitz by
aircraft. .... by PE Poay Lim
Today's Programme NEXT CHANGE
Ms Manjit Kaur 29 May (Sat) 7.30am
' Alternative Medicine' Speaker: PP Dr Yee
Topic: Why the REF matters
CLUB News 5 June(Sat)
RCBKS welcomes Abdul Ghafoor
CALENDER of EVENTS
At the club meeting on 8 May 2010, REF Values Education Program
we had the the pleasure of witness- Date: 8 - 9 June 2010
ing the induction of Abdul Ghafoor. Venue: SMK Sri Permata
Abdul is from Pakistan and holds District Awards & Handover Night
the classification Events, Network- Date: 12 June 2010
ing and Conference Facilities Venue: Royal Selangor Club @ $90pp
Services - General Management.
When asked 'Why join Rotary?' he replied I have been a Rotaractor from Medical Camp
year 1983-1989. So Rotary has always been close to my heart. I wish to Date: 13 June 2010
serve the community and network with fellow Rotarians to make a differ- Venue: Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam
ence in each others’ lives. Relay for Life 2010
Date: 29 - 30 May'10
We wish Abdul a long and fulfilling membership with RCBKS. Venue: Bukit Jalil Stadium
Around the RCBKS 19th Installation
Date: 26 June 2010 (Sat)
RC Bugis Junction Installation
Eco-clubs attract young members Date: 10 July 2010
A growing number of Rotary clubs have found that focusing on the May Celebration
environment helps them bring in new members and gain visibility in the
community.RC of Duluth Superior Eco , Minnesota, USA, was chartered in Happy Birthday
November 2008 with the purpose of attracting younger people by being Abdul 5 May
project oriented and environmentally minded. Cecelia 5 May
Club president Marti Buscaglia says the club founders reasoned that young Elsie & Sherman 26 May
people would be more likely to have time on their hands than disposable
income, and would be more engaged if they could take part in hands-on
projects for a cause they felt strongly about. The club now has 54 members, Duty Roster
most under the age of 40.
22 May (New Generation)
“The eco brings them in, and then they learn more about Rotary,” says Sargeant-at-arms James Cheong
Buscaglia. “It’s a good introduction to Rotary for younger people. They know Desk Duty Poay Lim
they are going to be involved in something they personally care about.” Introducer Graham
Thank Speaker Elsie
“Prospective members who have the same mindset will naturally be drawn to
the prestige of what an eco-club can offer them,” he explains. “As we build
more awareness, education, and identity, the membership will naturally
increase.” 29 May (Membership)
The club conducts a road cleanup every three months, sorting out anything Sargeant-at-arms Fang Keong
that can be recycled. It also held a successful shred-a-thon in March, Desk Duty Karen
encouraging community members to bring in old documents to be shredded Introducer -
and recycled. During a fall festival, club members collected hundreds of Thank Speaker -
disposable plastic bottles in special containers they provided for the event. Fines Sanjay
Biga sees more and more service organizations adopting an environmental
slant. “Green products are everywhere,” she says. “Everyone is becoming
environmentally conscious. Service organizations have to be on board with Visit our Blog @
the trends and with what’s appealing to people.” http:// rotaryclubbks.
Board of Directors 2009/10 District NEWS
Frances Po District Awards & Handover Night
Towards the end of each Rotary year, an evening is set aside for the
President Elect DistrictAwards Night. Each award given out is truly worth all the effort, hard
Tan Poay Lim work and commitment by the relevant clubs and members. It will be a
77277127(0) recognition, meaningful and which the club members will truly be proud to
have earned. Such projects that had been successfully carried out, for the
Immediate Past President/PR objectives with which they have done so and the results are that they have
Elsie Low realized and made beneficial to the communities as well as put a smile on
77281807(0) the faces of those concerned.
Vice President/Membership Director Venue:Royal Selangor Club, Dataran Merdeka
Dr Sanjay Doshi Date; 12th June'10 @ 7.30pm
23008030(0) Cost: RM 90
Cecelia Matuya Short Term Youth Exchange
56342870(0) To RI D3060, Gujarat, India
PP Graham Bennett Date: 2 Weeks In Mid-December ’10
Who can apply : Youth between the ages of 15-19years.
Club Service Director
PP Karen Chong
Can Rotarians’ children apply? – Yes
Vocational Service Director Homestay, attending Rotary Club meetings, projects, meeting Interactors,
PP CY Fong Rotaractors, tours will be arranged by Rotarians in D3060.
78032276(0) Applicants are required to purchase return airfare, travel insurance and internal
Community Service Director
Ho Ee Lay
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
email@example.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]
firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 12.00 noon
Rotary Foundation Chairman International Center
PP Sunny Khoo Rotary Clubs in Group 9 Chiangmai University, Thailand
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)