12th Dec. 2011CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore                                                      Vol. 48 / 22        ...
Introductory remarks                              Welcome back and Thank youPresident Tapan Rao warmly welcomed members   ...
Welcome of visiting                  Cahaya, a short film                   Ms. Lee also advised that she                 ...
Rotary Phnom Penh                  Patrick Hernon Fund                 Rotary Rocks !!!!President Tapan recognized the    ...
The Guide to Daily LivingMARK YOUR DIARY                   Before doing the things we        COMING ROTARY EVENTSBirthday ...
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  1. 1. 12th Dec. 2011CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 22 “Gathering Support for a wonderful short film, Cahaya” SPEAKER: Ms. Jean Elizabeth Lee Lunch meeting of the 7th December 2011 Find Your bulletin on facebook Joke of the week “A kiss is a strange thing. A small boy gets it for nothing. A young man has to steal it. And an old man has to pay for it.” From the book of Humour compiled by Rewa Mirpuri HAVE MANY LAUGHS AND HELP THE NEEDY http://www.rotary.org.sg/bookofhumour.html 1
  2. 2. Introductory remarks Welcome back and Thank youPresident Tapan Rao warmly welcomed members Sergeant-at-Arms, Rtn. Robert Craiu warmlyto the first meeting for the month of December, welcomed back Rtn. Suresh Keerthi, whom hewhich was designated by Rotary International as added, upon arriving at the meeting, pledged to be“Family Month”. He further welcomed the Guest a Paul Harris Fellow in support of The RotarySpeaker, Ms. Jean Lee to the meeting. Foundation. Happy Birthday President Tapan was pleased to extend the Club’s best wishes to PP Bhagwan Melwani for his birthday on 13th December 2011. President Tapan requested PP Bhagwan to come forward to cut his birthday cake. 2
  3. 3. Welcome of visiting Cahaya, a short film Ms. Lee also advised that she would be working with HopeRotarians and guests Worldwide Indonesia, an NGO working with women and childrenRtn. Suresh Keerthi welcomed President Tapan invited Rtn. in slum communities to provideour guests and visiting rotarians. Suman Aggarwal to introduce health education programmes. the Speaker, Ms. Jean Elizabeth She sought members’ support,- Guests : Lee. Ms. Lee is the writer and offering a way to get involved withMrs. Abigail Han (wife of Rtn. director of “Cahaya,” is a Korean the local arts community in aJeremy Han) American second year MFA film meaningful way. She advised thatMs. Angelo Oh student at NYU Tisch Asia. She their goal was to raise S$8,230SGDMs. Neo Siew Khim completed her undergraduate in order to bring this film intoMr. Tony Compagnino studies at the University of fruition. Ms. Lee advised that herMr. James Lee Pennsylvania in 2009. In 2008, school, NYU Tisch Asia, has IPCVisitors : she made her first short film, status, so sponsors, wouldl receiveCharter President Byram Arai – “We Do Not Exist,” a a 250% tax break based on theirKarachi Midtown documentary about the local contribution.Manohar S. Ahuja – Bombay and international sex trafficking In his vote of thanks, Rtn. UttamWest industry in Philadelphia, Kripalani noted that Ms. Lee wasMeril Motha – Bangalore Cault, Pennsylvania. In 2009, Ms. Lee probably one of the first filmIndia was chosen as a Rotary directors and writers to haveDr. Annie Chen-Green – Phnom Ambassadorial Scholar to create visited and spoken at the Club. HePenh, Cambodia a multi-media project in France. added that the arts communityAlexander Knipp – Stuttgart- Afterwards, Ms. Lee worked for was always looking for “Angels” aFernschturm, Germany the International Justice term for those individuals andElsie Chua – Pandan Valley, Mission, an international human corporations that have an interestSingapore rights organization that uses in the arts and were prepared to media and law to advocate on risk money into artistic ventures. behalf of victims against police Rtn. Uttam warmly thanked Ms.Toast brutality and gender violence, Lee for her delightful speech and particularly in Southeast Asia. wondered how many membersRtn. Robert Craiu called upon Ms. Lee gave a synopsis of her would look at being an “Angel” forvisiting Rtn. Alexander Knipp, film, whose main character was her film activities.who is the Secretary of his club, an 11-year old girl, namedRotary Club of Stuttgart- Cahaya. She added that the filmFernschturm, to address would “fuse elements of magicalmembers. Rtn. Alexander realism and documentary styleadvised that his club has 44 filmmaking in order tomembers and was formed in cinematically present the2009. He added that his club was contrast between Cahaya’strying to work with other older dream world and the reality ofclubs in Stuttgart to undertake poverty and suffering in themore projects. slum community”. She highlighted the film’s support from the likes of Academy Award filmmaker, Oliver Stone. 3
  4. 4. Rotary Phnom Penh Patrick Hernon Fund Rotary Rocks !!!!President Tapan recognized the Rtn. Dr. Irina Francken gave a President Tapan called upon Rtn.presence of Rtn. Dr. Annie Chen- presentation on the Patrick Elsie Chua, who is theGreen from the Rotary Club of Hernon Trust Fund, starting with Vocational Service Director ofPhnom Penh, which was the historical information on the the Rotary Club of Pandanpromoted by our Club, and with Trust’s formation. She advised Valley. She gave a briefwhich many projects were that the current trustees of the overview of her club’s fund-jointly conducted. He invited Fund were Rtn. Joseph Chia raising project which produced aRtn. Annie to address the Club. (Chairman), PP Raymon Huang collection of original music forRtn. Annie acknowledged the and herself. She added that she charity, community and vocationclose relationship of both clubs was selected by the Vocational service. She advised that theand sent greetings from her Service Committee to replace funds raised from this firstclub’s President. Rtn. Annie Rtn Philip Mason as a trustee of album entitled Reach within toadded that she was asked by her the Trust, as Rtn Philip Mason embrace humanity would bePresident, to approach our Club had resigned and would be re- contributed to Assumptionfor Matching Grant assistance to locating to Penang soon. Pathway School and support theprovide mobile dental/medical Rtn. Irina spoke of the Trust’s development of life skills forfacility for the underserved work with Boys’ Town for the needy students. Each CD isperipheral group of villagers. past 25 years in providing priced at $25 and for orders of scholarships. She also 50 pieces or more, it is priced at highlighted the Boys’ Town’s $20 each. Order Forms are programmes and how the Club available from the Secretariat. could assist this organization. Rtn. Irina noted that to understand better how and in which areas the Club could help, she invited member to participate in the visit to Boys’ Town on Friday, 9th December 2011. 4
  5. 5. 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 Decembercelebrants: ourselves these 4 questions Family MonthDecember 13 – PP Bhagwan and act upon them:Melwani First: Have I spent some timeDecember 14 – PP Mansoor in self-examination? December 15thHassanbhai & Garry Taylor Second: Have I spent quality Christmas Fellowship DinnerDecember 19 – Haider Nawaz time with my family? Third: Have I given my best to JanuaryAnniversary Celebrants my work? Rotary Awareness Month Fourth: Have I given someRC sends best wishes to time to someone near andWedding Anniversary far? January 19thcelebrants: The Guide, in fact, Club AssemblyDecember 15 – PP Sajjad & Ruby encompasses the 4 parts ofAkhtar the Object of Rotary. FebruaryDecember 18 – Adam & RoshanMoledina, Paul & Janet Phua World Understanding Month Next weekThis week December 21st 2011 February 23rdDecember 14th 2011 World Understanding and Reception Desk duty: PP Dr. Peace DayReception Desk duty: Dr. Yap Lip Kee, Dr. EkkehardAlbert Wee, Wilson Widjaja WiekSunshine Box duty: Noshir Sunshine Box duty: VPMistri, Roland Jossi Brigitte Holtschneider, Louis The Four-Way Test Lim Of the Things we think, saySpeaker: Ms. Jutta or do: * Is it the truth?Odenwaelder Speaker: Rev. Kenneth Huang * Is it fair to all concerned?Topic: Emotional Intelligence from Faith Methodist Church * Will it build goodwill andand Creativity Training in Topic: To be advised better friendship?Modern Life * Will it be beneficial to all concerned? COMMITTEE MEETINGS Queries, comments and Meetings of the Community, Vocational, International articles request can be & New Generations Service Committees will be held on sent to Thursday, 15 December 2011, at 41 Chee Hoon Avenue, Jean-Philippe Lionnet S299762 at 6.00 p.m. sharp, after which, members will bulletin@rotary.org.sg adjourn for the Annual Christmas Fellowship dinner. 5