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13th Feb. 2012CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore                                                   Vol. 48 / 29           ...
Introductory remarks                              Toast                                                  Rtn. Michael King...
Welcome of visiting             Speaker of the week                  network to assist SMEs on their                      ...
Club Assembly 19th Jan 12                            4
friends and saw the good workNew member                             that the Club was doing, with the                     ...
The Guide to Daily LivingMARK YOUR DIARY                     Before doing the things we        COMING ROTARY EVENTSBirthda...
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Bulletin 48 29

  1. 1. 13th Feb. 2012CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 29 “ASME for the SMEs” SPEAKER: Rtn. Chan Chong Beng Lunch meeting of the 6th February 2012 Find your bulletin on the facebook page of “Rotary Club of Singapore” Joke of the week “Before marriage, the man yearns for the woman he loves. After marriage the “Y” becomes silent.” From the book of Humour compiled by Rewa Mirpuri HAVE MANY LAUGHS AND HELP THE NEEDY 1
  2. 2. Introductory remarks Toast Rtn. Michael King called upon Sergeant-at-ArmsPresident Tapan Rao commenced the meeting and President Nominee Rtn. Francoise Thiebault-and welcomed members to the second meeting Roger to say a few words about her club, Rotaryof “World Understanding Month”. He was also eClub of Southwest USA, which was formed 10pleased to welcome our Speaker, none other than years ago, in Phoenix Arizona with 101 members.our member, Rotarian Chan Chong Beng, who is Rtn. Francoise advised that her club was thethe President of the Association for Small and biggest eClub in the world with members fromMedium Enterprises (ASME). India, Mexico, Europe and the USA. She added that the club has meetings on the website and physical meetings at the Rotary Conventions and Conferences. 2
  3. 3. Welcome of visiting Speaker of the week network to assist SMEs on their business needs. He also took theRotarians and guests opportunity to inform members of the various GovernmentPP Peter Tan welcomed our President Tapan called upon PN schemes which were available forguests and visiting rotarians Dr. Shahul Hameed to introduce SMEs. To conclude his the Speaker, Rtn. Chan Chong presentation, Rtn. Chong Beng- Guests : Beng, who joined the Club in graciously answered theRotary Ambassadorial November 2009. He advised questions put forward byScholar, Ms. Judith Kokesch that Rtn. Chong Beng founded members.Ms. Jean Leong Goodrich Global in 1983 and has President Tapan called upon Rtn.Mr. N.G. Chanrai built Goodrich Global into Joseph Chia to extend the Club’sMr. David Chew Southeast Asia’s leading supplier vote of thanks to Rtn. ChongMr. Thomas Nouvian of interior wallcovering. Rtn. Beng. Rtn. Joseph noted that Chong Beng was also awarded judging from the overwhelmingVisiting Rotarians : the “Overall Winner for The number of queries fromFrancoise Thiebault-Roger – Entrepreneur of The Year Award members, that Rtn. Chong Beng’sRotary eClub Southwest USA 2007”. presentation was very good andGeorge Hartung – University Rtn. Chong Beng gave an well received. He further addedDistrict Seattle, USA overview of ASME’s mission and that with Rtn. Chong Beng at the role in advancing the interests of helm of ASME, it would bring our SMEs in Singapore. He joint project – “The Entrepreneur summarised some interesting of the Year”, to greater heights. facts about Small Medium Enterprises (SME) in Singapore, which made up of 99% of all enterprises and contributed about 60% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product, whilst employing 63% of the workforce. Rtn. Chong Beng highlighted some of ASME’s events such as the Entrepreneur of the Year - A Rotary-ASME Award, Singapore Prestige Brand Award and programmes such as the EDC@ASME which offered a one-stop integrated centre as part of SPRING’s EnterpriseOne 3
  4. 4. Club Assembly 19th Jan 12 4
  5. 5. friends and saw the good workNew member that the Club was doing, with the added blessing of good food! Rtn. Sanjay assured membersPresident Tapan invited Rtn. that he would do his utmost toRobert Craiu to introduce his maintain the standards set and tocandidate, Dr. Sanjay practice Rotary’s motto ofNalachandran. Rtn. Robert “Service Above Self”.informed members that he hasknown Rtn. Sanjay for 10 yearsand had the impression that Rtn.Sanjay was already a Rotarian.Similarly, he added that PPMansoor Hassanbhai thoughtthat Rtn. Sanjay was a member ofanother Rotary Club, as well. Rtn.Robert advised that Rtn. Sanjaywas a member of variousprofessional bodies. He addedthat Rtn. Sanjay was bestowed a“courage award” in 2003 for hisefforts at Tan Tock Seng Hospitalduring the SARS epidemic. Rtn.Sanjay’s classification is“Medicine: Vascular Surgery”.Upon his induction, PresidentTapan called upon Rtn. Sanjay toaddress the Club. Rtn. Sanjaythanked Rtn. Robert for hisintroduction and noted that hehad the gift of making any CVsound impressive! Rtn. Sanjayinformed members that he hadalways an inclination towardshelping others and his work as avascular surgeon allowed him thesatisfaction of doing so, but hefelt that he could and should domore. He added that over thelast few visits to the Club, heenjoyed the fellowship, made 5
  6. 6. The Guide to Daily LivingMARK YOUR DIARY Before doing the things we COMING ROTARY EVENTSBirthday celebrants want to do, consider first, theThere are no Birthday precept of the guide. Ask Februarycelebrants this week. ourselves these 4 questions World Understanding Month and act upon them: First: Have I spent some time February 22ndAnniversary Celebrants in self-examination? Meeting cancelled in view ofRC sends best wishes to Second: Have I spent qualityWedding Anniversary time with my family? the World Understanding andcelebrants: Third: Have I given my best to Peace Day DinnerFebruary 14 – Nirmal & Rajani my work?Singh Fourth: Have I given some February 23rdFebruary 16 – David Ong & Mai Lin time to someone near and World Understanding andFebruary 19 – Hassan Moosa & far? Peace Day Fellowship DinnerAmrita Sindhu The Guide, in fact,February 20 – Sirish & Arpita encompasses the 4 parts of at The Tanglin Club at 7.00pmKumar the Object of Rotary.This week MarchFebruary 15th 2012 Next week March 22nd – 25thReception Desk duty: PN Dr. February 22nd 2012 District Assembly and PETSShahul Hameed, Robert Craiu at Grand Paragon Hotel,Sunshine Box duty: Uttam Meeting is cancelled in view Johor BahruKripalani, Michael Boegli of the World Understanding and Peace Day Fellowship AprilSpeaker: Prof. P N Avadhani Dinner on 23rd February at Magazine MonthTopic: “Nature and Role of 7.00pm at The Tanglin Club, 5Some Interesting and/or The Four-Way Test Stevens Road, S257814. Of the Things we think, sayUseful Trees” or do: New Generations Service * Is it the truth?International Service Date: Wednesday, 29th * Is it fair to all concerned?Date: Thursday, 16th February * Will it build goodwill and FebruaryTime: 7.30pm better friendship? Time: 7.30pmVenue: Moghul Mahal * Will it be beneficial to all Venue: 237 Arcadia Road #04- concerned?Restaurant, 177A River Valley 06, The Arcadia Block B,Road, Novotel Hotel, Liang S289844 Queries, comments andCourt Shopping Centre, 6th Host: Rtn. Uttam Kripalani articles request can befloor, S179031 sent toHosts: Rtns. Bharat Jean-Philippe LionnetMandloi, Kunal Sharma, Dr. Wiek, MarcelSchobinger 6