17th Feb. 2012CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore                                             Vol. 48 / 30                 ...
Introductory remarks                            ToastPresident Tapan Rao welcomed members to the     As there were no visi...
Welcome of visiting                    Speaker of the week                 both governmental and non                      ...
The Guide to Daily LivingMARK YOUR DIARY                    Before doing the things we        COMING ROTARY EVENTSBirthday...
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  1. 1. 17th Feb. 2012CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 30 “Nature and Value of Some Trees” SPEAKER: PP Professor P N Avadhani Lunch meeting of the 15th February 2012 Find your bulletin on the facebook page of “Rotary Club of Singapore” Joke of the week “We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops” 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 ToastPresident Tapan Rao welcomed members to the As there were no visiting Rotarians from overseas,third meeting of “World Understanding Month”. President Tapan called upon Rtn. Erich Vosshage toHe extended a warm welcome our Speaker, PP propose a toast to Rotary International.Professor P. N. Avadhani. 2
  3. 3. Welcome of visiting Speaker of the week both governmental and non governmental as well as theRotarians and guests private sector and continues to do so. PP Avadhani’s voluntaryRtn. Ronald Wong welcomed our President Tapan called upon PP work involved nature societies inguests and visiting rotarians Raymon Huang to introduce PP Malaysia and Singapore, the Avadhani. PP Raymon took a Rotary and RSVP, an organisation- Guests : minute of preamble to advise of senior volunteers.Dr. Rupesh Agrawal members that in Rotary Year At the start of his talk, PPMs. Jasbir Koh (Raffles Institution) 1988/89, there were just 12 Avadhani quoted “Vriksho Rotary Clubs in Singapore and rakshati rakshaha” meaning “You Visiting Rotarians : both he and PP Avadhani served take care of the trees and theyAG Erich Schneider – as Presidents of their Rotary take care of you”. PP AvadhaniQueenstown Clubs during that year. He noted that trees played a veryPP Professor P N Avadhani – added that the Presidents of significant role in humanJurong Town that Rotary year have continued evolution both to meet each month for the past physically, spiritually and 24 years and next year, they culturally. Adding, that unlike all would be celebrating 25 years of other forms of life, trees gave fine fellowship! more than they took, PP Dr Avadhani was born and Avadhani gave examples of how educated in India and received trees gave food, shelter and help his Masters degree from the in climatic equilibrium, oxygen Andhra University in 1953. He production, carbon dioxide obtained his Ph.D from what reduction, medicinal products was then called the Newcastle and protection. He added that Division of the Durham trees being anchored to the University in the UK in 1957 and ground, have had to adopt and was at McGill University in design strategies for Canada as a post doctoral fellow survival, techniques of until 1960. He joined the which, made any engineering Botany department of the then manual look like primary school called University of Malaya in stuff! Singapore where he taught full PP Avadhani regaled members time until the end of 1992. He with many anecdotes of continued to teach part-time for information on the a few years after that. He nature, role, value and features of collaborated with colleagues in some unique trees and plants. several institutions in the UK, The Club’s vote of thanks was USA, Europe and Australia and extended by Rtn. Dr. Albert Wee published several papers. During who thanked PP Avadhani for his his working life he was adviser interesting talk, which he and consultant to several added, members could listen to organizations all day! 3
  4. 4. 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 Februarycelebrants this week: ourselves these 4 questions World Understanding MonthFebruary 22 – PP Sajjad Akhtar and act upon them:February 27 – Jean-Philippe First: Have I spent some time February 22ndLionnet in self-examination? Meeting cancelled in view of Second: Have I spent quality time with my family? the World Understanding andAnniversary Celebrants Peace Day Dinner Third: Have I given my best toRC sends best wishes to my work?Wedding Anniversary Fourth: Have I given some February 23rdcelebrants: time to someone near and World Understanding andFebruary 24 – T K Chew & Mary far?February 27 – Sverker & Gunilla Peace Day Fellowship Dinner The Guide, in fact,Moeller encompasses the 4 parts of at The Tanglin Club at 7.30pm the Object of Rotary.This week MarchFebruary 22nd 2012 Next week March 22nd – 25thMeeting is cancelled in view February 29th 2012 District Assembly and PETSof the World Understanding at Grand Paragon Hotel,and Peace Day Fellowship Reception Desk duty: PP Dr. Johor BahruDinner on 23rd February at Oliver Hennedige, Keith7.30pm at The Churchill Harrison AprilRoom, Tanglin Club, Sunshine Box duty: Xavier Magazine Month5 Stevens Road, S257814. Sanjiman, Noshir Mistri The Four-Way Test Of the Things we think, sayInternational Service Speaker: Mr. Nishant or do:Date: Thursday, 16th February Kasibhatla, Certified Speaking * Is it the truth?Time: 7.30pm Professional & Guinness * Is it fair to all concerned?Venue: Moghul Mahal Record Holder in Memory * Will it build goodwill and Topic: “Maximise Your better friendship?Restaurant, 177A River Valley * Will it be beneficial to allRoad, Novotel Hotel, Liang Memory Power” concerned?Court Shopping Centre, 6th New Generations Servicefloor, S179031 Queries, comments and Date: Wednesday, 29thHosts: Rtns. Bharat Mandloi, articles request can be FebruaryKunal Sharma, Dr. Ekkehard sent to Time: 7.30pmWiek, Marcel Schobinger Jean-Philippe Lionnet Venue: 237 Arcadia Road #04- bulletin@rotary.org.sg 06, The Arcadia Block B, S289844 Host: Rtn. Uttam Kripalani 4