8th nov. 2011CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 17 “President Tapan & the Board of Directors wishes members a “Selamat Hari Raya Haji” Speech of the week “An overview of the Eco-System of Singapore’s Non- Profit Sector“ by Mr. Mr. Francis Wong Lunch meeting 2nd november 2011 DIWALI NIGHT PICTURES Joke of the week Food for thought Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “PRACTICE”? From the book of Humour compiled by Rewa Mirpuri HAVE MANY LAUGHS AND HELP THE NEEDY http://www.rotary.org.sg/bookofhumour.html 1
Introductory remarks Exchange of bannersPresident Tapan Rao warmly welcomed the President Tapan was pleased to exchange bannersSpeaker, Mr. Francis Wong from the Centre for with PP Catalin. He took the opportunity to callNon-Profit Leadership and members to the Club’s upon Rtn. Konrad Klemmer, the father of our newmeeting. member - Rtn. Reinhard, to come forward and exchange Club banners. Rtn. Gujarathi from theRotary Scholar Rotary Club of Pune, also came to receive our Club banner.Rotary Scholar, Ms. Helen Penwill was invited byPresident Tapan to say a few words. Ms. Penwillbriefly introduced herself and added that she was inSingapore pursuing a Masters in Law at the NationalUniversity of Singapore. Ms. Penwill advised thatshe would be addressing the Club in February 2012and thanked President Tapan for the invitation toparticipate in the Club’s Diwali celebration held on 219th November.
Welcome of visiting Speakers of the weekRotarians and guests President Tapan called upon Rtn.Rtn. Laveen Daryani welcomed Gerald Abeyawardena toour guests and visiting rotarians. introduce the Speaker, Mr. Francis Wong who is the Chief- Guests : Executive Officer of the CentreRotary Scholar, Ms. Helen Penwill Rtn. Dr. Mark Eger was pleased to for Non-Profit LeadershipMrs. Kanak Mehta extend the Club’s vote of thanks to (CNPL), a registered charity thatMs. Suman Aggarwal Mr. Wong and added that he was focuses on capability building ofMr. Tony Compagnino deeply impressed by the leadership at Board andMr. Jeremy Han presentation. He called on Mr. Executive levels of non-profitMr. Ronald Wong Wong to receive the Club’s organizations in Singapore. Prior to his talk, Mr. Wong mementos of appreciation. Visitors : commented on thePP Manish Mehta – AnnArbor, USA sincerity, friendship and unity RI DISTRICT 3310 which he saw around him at thePP Catalin Chiriac-Babei – Meeting. In his END POLIO TRANS-Bucuresti, RomaniaKonrad Klemmer – presentation, Mr. Wong SABAH WALK & highlighted some brief facts andKronberg, Germany figures on registered CLIMBTomas Lutovsky – Taipei, Taiwan charities, adding that there wereGujarathi – Pune, India President Tapan called upon VP approximately 2,000 such charities with 542 being Brigitte Holtschneider, the Club’sToast Institutions of Public Character Rotary Foundation Chairperson (IPCs) with an income of S$9.4 to present Assistant GovernorRtn. Jean-Philippe Lionnet called billion. Erich Schneider’s presentationupon PP Catalin Chiriac-Babei to Mr. Wong described the Eco- on the District’s Significantaddress the Club. Members system for Charities in Singapore Project for 2011-2012 i.e. thelearnt that the Rotary Club of and highlighted some of the End Polio Trans-Sabah Walk andBucuresti was formed in 1929 non-profit leadership gaps and Climb from Sandakan to Mt.(one year before our Club’s challenges. He spoke of the Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu fromcharter). PP Catalin advised that “Volun-Tier Pyramid” which 7th to 18th November 2011. VPhis club was the first Rotary Club featured a three-tier key focus Brigitte advised that AG Erichchartered in Romania, but had to of leadership, specialist and was participating in this arduousstop its operation during the generalist volunteering. He walk to in order to promotecountry’s tumultuous upheavals. further provided members with awareness and to raise fundsThe club was rechartered in 1999 some Board Match Statistics. help end Polio. She called uponand since then, it has been very Mr. Wong gladly answered members to help support thisinvolved in assisting the country’s questions from the floor, with worthy cause and make asocial problems, particularly its some assistance from our donation to The Rotaryhealth issues. member, Rtn. David Ong. Foundation for PolioPlus. 3
The Guide to Daily LivingMARK YOUR DIARY Before doing the things we COMING ROTARY EVENTSBirthday celebrants want to do, consider first, theRC wishes Happy Birthday to precept of the guide. Ask Novembercelebrants: ourselves these 4 questions Rotary Foundation MonthNovember 2 – Michael Haughey and act upon them: First: Have I spent some time November 18th - 20thNovember 4 – Moshood OlaniyanNovember 8 – Kunal Sharma in self-examination?November 11 – Alan Tan Second: Have I spent quality 21st District ConferenceNovember 12 – Shoichi Ishizaki time with my family? in Kota KinabaluAnniversary Celebrants Third: Have I given my best to my work? DecemberRC sends best wishes to Fourth: Have I given someWedding Anniversary time to someone near and Family Monthcelebrants: far?November 5–Sean & Lucy Twomey The Guide, in JanuaryNovember 7 – Akbar & Varsha fact, encompasses the 4 parts Rotary Awareness MonthKader of the Object of Rotary.November 9 – Philip & MyriamKwan FebruaryNovember 13 – Keizo & Mayumi Next week World Understanding MonthFujitake November 16th 2011 February 23rdThis weekNovember 9th 2011 Reception Desk duty: Shoichi World Understanding and Ishizaki, Kannan Krishnan Peace DayReception Desk duty: PP Dr. Sunshine Box duty: VP The Four-Way TestOliver Hennedige, Keith Brigitte Holtschneider, Jayant Of the Things we think, sayHarrison Gadgil or do:Sunshine Box duty: Noshir * Is it the truth?Mistri, David Tai Speaker: PDG Dr. Wu Dar * Is it fair to all concerned? * Will it build goodwill andSpeaker: Ms. Serene Ching better friendship?Law, Director of Sales, Wildlife Topic: “The Rotary * Will it be beneficial to allReserves Singapore Foundation” concerned?Topic: “What We do NotKnow about Wildlife International ServiceReserves” Date: Thursday, 17th November Time: 7.30pm Queries, comments andVocational Service Venue: The Wine Bar, TheDate: Thursday, November 10th Tanglin Club, 5 Stevens articles request can beTime: 7.30pm sent to Jean-Philippe Road, S257814 LionnetVenue: Senior Police Officers’ Hosts: Rtns. Dinesh Sharma, PPMess, 153 Mt. Pleasant firstname.lastname@example.org Sajjad Akhtar, Haider Nawaz, RewaRoad, S298341 MirpuriHosts: PP Raymon Huang, Rtns. 5Dr. Mark Eger, Sirish Kumar