19th Dec. 2011CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore                                            Vol. 48 / 23                 “...
Introductory remarks                                  Happy Birthday                                                      ...
Welcome of visiting                  Speakers of the week                  decline for years, citing that in the          ...
BOH on Facebook                      Rotary Christmas partyRtn. Laveen Daryani introduced       At Rtn. Dr. Wee’s palace.t...
The Guide to Daily LivingMARK YOUR DIARY                       Before doing the things we        COMING ROTARY EVENTSBirth...
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Bulletin 48 23

  1. 1. 19th Dec. 2011CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 23 “Emotional Intelligence and Creativity Training in Modern Life” SPEAKERS: Ms. Jutta Odenwaelder and Ms. Midah Tancock Lunch meeting of the 14th December 2011 Find your bulletin on the facebook page of “Rotary Club of Singapore” Joke of the week “Why do golfers carry an extra pair of pants ? Because they might get a hole in one.” 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 Happy Birthday President Tapan was pleased to call upon birthdayPresident Tapan Rao opened the 2nd meeting for celebrants – Rtns. Haider Nawaz, Garry Taylor, asthe month of December, designated by Rotary well as Speaker, Ms. Jutta Odenwaelder, who wouldInternational (R.I.) as “Family Month”. He took celebrate her birthday on 25th December, to comethe opportunity to quote from R.I.’s President forward to cut the birthday cake.Kalyan Banerjee’s Message for the Decemberissue of The Rotarian – “I feel incredibly stronglythat Rotary should never, ever come between theRotarian and the family. Rotary service should besomething that brings the family closer together.”President Tapan warmly welcomed GuestSpeakers, Ms. Jutta Odenwaelder and Ms. MidahTancock from The BrainArtClub Singapore. 2
  3. 3. Welcome of visiting Speakers of the week decline for years, citing that in the US, children increased their IQRotarians and guests scores considerably since the 1990s, but their creativityNGS Director Koh Juay Meng Vice President Brigitte decreased at the same ratewelcomed our guests. Holtschneider took great She remarked that 3 to 5-year old pleasure in introducing the two children were the most creative- Guests : lady speakers, Ms. Jutta individuals and were 95% creativeMr. Steve Buckley Odenwaelder, an artist and in solutions and reactions to life.Ms. Swetha Gopalan creativity and art educator, who Ms. Odenwaelder highlighted theMr. Winston Khoo grew up in Germany; moved to following characteristics of aMr. James Lee New York City to study at creative person: Columbia University; lived in -Great deal of energy, but also able Paris; and went on to live in Tel to rest and be quiet Aviv, Berlin, and Seoul, where -Smart, but still capable of child- her two children were born. She like thinking is also married to our -Mix of playfulness and discipline member, Rtn. Dr. Tim Philippi. -Good perception of the world Ms. Odenwaelder’s father was a around them, but at the same time Rotarian of more than 40 years unlimited imagination and she was a Rotary Exchange -Generally very independent in student to Australia in 1979. nature Ms. Midah Tancock holds a fine -Extremely passionate about theirToast arts degree from Lasalle College work, but able to be objective of the Arts, but was already a Open and sensitive successful painter in London and Ms. Odenwaelder noted that inThere were no visiting Hong Kong before returning to order for creativity to flow, theRotarians, nevertheless, Presiden Singapore. Ms. Tancock studied environment needed to be open tot Tapan called upon PE Jimmy Ooi Architecture and Design before creativity and there should be timeto raise a toast to Rotary delving into art and was to create, as well as the right toInternational. responsible for a number of make mistakes. She added that large designs in Singapore, one role models were also needed and of which is the suspended an understanding that not bridge linking The Palawan everything could be measured Beach on Sentosa island to the with a test. She further stressed southern-most point of the need for children to be allowed Singapore. to develop their own creative Ms. Odenwaelder noted that language through art. creativity had been rated the President Tapan called upon Rtn number one skill for managers Jean-Philippe Lionnet, who warmly and leaders by over 3000 CEOs extended the Club’s vote of thanks worldwide. However, she added to Ms. Odenwaelder and Ms. creativity had been on the Tancock, adding that he was always impressed with the abilities of creative persons. 3
  4. 4. BOH on Facebook Rotary Christmas partyRtn. Laveen Daryani introduced At Rtn. Dr. Wee’s palace.the concept of Book of Humour(BOH) Facebook page as ameans to increase the sales ofthe book, so that a greatercontribution could be madefrom the book’s proceeds. Headded that the concept wouldextend the book’s reach not justto Rotarians but to Rotariancontacts all around theworld, and increase the book’starget market.Rtn. Laveen displayed anddiscussed the BOH Facebookpage and mentioned some ofthe challenges such ascreation of the Paypal account.He requested President Tapan’sassistance in this matter, towhich President Tapanadvised, to initiate theproceedings for endorsement.Rtn. Laveen informed that oncehe officially launches thepage, he would make anotherpresentation giving all thenecessary instructions. In themeantime, Rtn. Laveenrequested members who do nothave a Facebook page to startone up and add friends. 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 20 – Claudia and act upon them:Huegel, Saeed Khan First: Have I spent some time in self-examination? December 28thAnniversary Celebrants Second: Have I spent quality Rotary Meeting cancelled inRC sends best wishes to time with my family? view of the festive season Third: Have I given my best toWedding Anniversary my work?celebrants: January Fourth: Have I given someDecember 21 – PP Chiang Shih time to someone near and Rotary Awareness MonthFang & Liew Chin, Dr. Kevin & far?Iroshini Chua The Guide, in January 19thDecember 23 – Tan Ching Khoon & fact, encompasses the 4 parts Club AssemblyBee Lian, Dr. Tim & Jutta Philippi of the Object of Rotary.December 26 – PDG Dr. Philbert &Mary Chin February Next week World Understanding MonthThis week December 28th 2011December 21st 2011 February 23rdReception Desk duty: PP Dr. Meeting is cancelled in view World Understanding andYap Lip Kee, N. Subramanian of the Holiday Season. Peace DaySunshine Box duty: MichaelBoegli, Louis Lim The Four-Way TestSpeaker: Rev. Kenneth Of the Things we think, sayHuang, Pastor from Faith or do: * Is it the truth?Methodist Church * Is it fair to all concerned?Topic: ”A Family Christmas” – * Will it build goodwill andA Christmas Message better friendship? * Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Queries, comments and articles request can be sent to Jean-Philippe Lionnet bulletin@rotary.org.sg 5