20th Jan. 2012CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore                                                          Vol. 48 / 27    ...
Introductory remarks                                    Happy Birthday !                                                  ...
Welcome of visiting                  Speaker of the week                 President Tapan called upon Rtn.                 ...
New memberPresident Tapan called upon Rtn.Robert Craiu to introduce hiscandidate, Mr. Matei Iurascu,who was present at the...
The Guide to Daily LivingMARK YOUR DIARY                      Before doing the things we        COMING ROTARY EVENTSBirthd...
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Bulletin 48 27

  1. 1. 20th Jan. 2012CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 27 “Humour is Happiness” SPEAKER: Rtn. Rewa Mirpuri Lunch meeting of the 18th January 2012 Find your bulletin on the facebook page of “Rotary Club of Singapore” NEW Link of the week – for the one who have the electronic version of the bulletin Best Dragon dance! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7zkDm6Vmfs 1
  2. 2. Introductory remarks Happy Birthday ! Best wishes to birthday celebrant present at thePresident Tapan Rao started the meeting with a meeting, none other than our new member Rtn.report on the eradication of polio. He quoted Louis Lim.from Rotary International that “Rotary clubmembers worldwide are cautiously celebrating amajor milestone in the global effort to eradicatepolio. India, until recently an epicenter of the wildpoliovirus, has gone one year without recording anew case of the crippling, sometimesfatal, disease.” 2
  3. 3. Welcome of visiting Speaker of the week President Tapan called upon Rtn. Robert Craiu to extend the Club’sRotarians and guests vote of thanks to Rtn. Rewa. Rtn. Robert advised that he decidedRtn. Winston Khoo welcomed our Rtn. Gerald Abeyawardena was not to tell a joke, as it wouldguests and visiting rotarians given the pleasant task to seem superfluous. However, he introduce the Speaker, Rtn. did want to inform members, of- Guests : Rewa Mirpuri, a member of the the processes of the Book ofMs. Sejin Park Club since 1967 and a staunch Humour publication and theMs. Ratna Khemani supporter of the International dedication of Rtn. Rewa. Rtn.Mrs. Pam Marsden Service Committee as well as Robert noted that Rtn. RewaMr. James Lee the compiler of the successful receives manyMr. Antero Makinen Humour books – Book of jokes, unfortunately, not all are fitDr. Sanjay Humour, Best of Humour and for publication, therefore the Bank of Humour. jokes are fastidiously vetted andVisiting Rotarians : Prior to starting his talk on the Club ends up with threeCharter President Samir Parikh – “Humour is Happiness”, Rtn. wonderful books compiled forBaroda Cosmopolitan, India Rewa thanked members for good causes. Rtn. Robert warmlyPP Bob Skitch – Nundah, Brisbane their support, adding that some thanked Rtn. Rewa for hisPE Kevin Marsden – members have assured him that excellent efforts in the Book ofBeaudesert, Queensland even if the talk was not Humour project and for his talk.Merle Rickliffs – Mt. funny, they would laugh! Rtn.Beauty, Australia Rewa continued in his usualGeorge Hartung – University indomitable style to give tips onDistrict Seattle, USA how to develop a sense of humour, such as, by smiling andToast adopting a cheerful attitude as well as mixing with optimisticRtn. Roland Jossi invited Charter people. Peppering his talk withPresident (CP) Samir Parikh to say many hilarious jokes, hea few words about his club – highlighted some points on howRotary Club of Baroda to get the best use ofCosmopolitan in the state of humour, how to remember theGujarat, India. CP Samir advised jokes and how to avoidthat his club was the first embarrassment when nobodybreakfast Rotary Club in District laughs at a joke.3060. CP Samir was pleased toadvise that he had started a newclub in Baroda which now has 40members. His club undertakesmajor projects in the health andenvironment sectors, particularlyto assist children. 3
  4. 4. New memberPresident Tapan called upon Rtn.Robert Craiu to introduce hiscandidate, Mr. Matei Iurascu,who was present at the meetingwith his fiancée, Ms. Sejin Parki.Rtn. Matei is French andRomanian and employed atRoland Berger StrategyConsultants. His classification is“Consultancy: Strategic Planning”. Departing from his usualprocedure, President Tapan calledupon Rtn. Matei’s fiancée, Ms.Sejin Park, to address the Club.Ms. Park advised that her fatherwas a Rotarian in Korea. Sheadded that Rtn. Matei was veryexcited about joining the Club.On a personal note, Ms. Parkwarned members not to let Rtn.Matei sing or dance, because itwould be very difficult to stophim! Next, President Tapancalled on Rtn. Matei to say a fewwords. Rtn. Matei warmlythanked members for inviting himinto the Club and added that hehoped his 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 Januarycelebrants: ourselves these 4 questions Rotary Awareness MonthJanuary 23 – Kavita Singh and act upon them:January 24 – Louis Lim First: Have I spent some time January 25thJanuary 26 – VP Brigitte in self-examination? Meeting cancelled in view ofHoltschneider Second: Have I spent quality time with my family? the Chinese New YearJanuary 29 – Sunny LohJanuary 30 – Vikrant Kanyal Third: Have I given my best to festivitiesJanuary 31 – Tan Hien Meng my work?February 2 – Hon. Member, Shaw Fourth: Have I given some FebruaryVee Meng time to someone near and World Understanding MonthFebruary 4 – Adam Moledina far?Anniversary Celebrants The Guide, in February 23rd fact, encompasses the 4 parts World Understanding andRC sends best wishes to of the Object of Rotary.Wedding Anniversary Peace Daycelebrants:January 26 – PP J K Ong & Beng Next week MarchHoo February 1st 2012January 31 – David Tai & Lay Swan March 22nd – 25thFebruary 5 – PK & Srabani District Assembly and PETS Reception Desk duty: PPChatterjee at Grand Paragon Hotel, Sajjad Akhtar, Kavita Singh Sunshine Box duty: Keizo Johor BahruThis weekJanuary 25th 2012 Fujitake, Noshir Mistri Speaker: Our very own The Four-Way TestMeeting cancelled in view of Of the Things we think, saythe Chinese New Year member, Rtn. Phillip or do:festivities. Overmyer * Is it the truth? Topic: To be advised. * Is it fair to all concerned? * Will it build goodwill and better friendship? * Will it be beneficial to all Lunar New Year Greetings concerned? President Tapan and the Board of Directors wish Queries, comments and all members a Happy & Prosperous Lunar New articles request can be Year – Gong Xi Fa Cai! sent to Jean-Philippe Lionnet bulletin@rotary.org.sg 5