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Bulletin 48 33


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Bulletin 48 33

  1. 1. 19th Mar. 2012CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 33 “Overfed but Underdeveloped” SPEAKER: Mr. Jeffrey Lee Lunch meeting of the 14th March 2012 Find your bulletin on the Facebook page of “Rotary Club of Singapore” Joke of the week Bob: “my wife drives like lightning.” Ted : “She drives fast ?” Bob: “She hits tress.” From the book of Humour compiled by Rewa Mirpuri HAVE MANY LAUGHS AND HELP THE NEEDY 1
  2. 2. Introductory remarks ToastPresident Tapan Rao welcomed members to the Rtn. Dr. Mark Eger called upon visiting members,second meeting for the month of March, PP Jorg Muller to address the Club. PP Jorgcelebrated in our Club as “New Generations” thanked members for the warm hospitality andMonth. advised that his club, the Rotary Club of Zurcher Unterland was formed in 1943 and has 60President Tapan was honoured and pleased to members. He added that since 1994, he waswelcome our Honorary Member, His Excellency responsible for the New Generations Committee(HE) Mr. Marut Jitpatima, the Ambassador of and about five years ago, served as his club’sThailand and Ms. Ponpat Thitthongkham, Second president. Rtn. Mark invited members to join himSecretary of the Royal Thai Embassy. He further in raising a toast to the Zurcher Unterland clubwelcomed our Speaker, Mr. Jeffrey Lee, a Ministry coupled with the usual toast to Rotaryof Education Counselor. International. 2
  3. 3. Welcome of visiting Speaker of the weekRotarians and guestsRtn. Vikrant Kanyal welcomed our President Tapan called upon Rtn.guests and visiting Rotarians Jeremy Han to introduce the Mr. Lee noted the impact that Guest Speaker, Mr. Jeffrey Lee, such thinking would have in the- Guests : Ministry of Education Counselor, future generations of workersMrs. Reshma Sujan who works with youths and who would think big but lackMs. Jasbir Koh young adults for the past 20 character depth to carry out andDr. Rupesh Agrawal years. He was engaged by the follow through; who would haveMr. Antero Makinen Ministry of Education to develop personal passion but notMr. Chris Henson programmes for specific corporate mission and would scholars groups. Mr. Lee has avoid difficult or challengingVisiting Rotarians : also been a volunteer with tasks. He gave his opinion ofPP Jorg Muller – Zurcher TOUCH Community Services other developmental impact suchUnterland, Switzerland International and lead crisis as a loss in total leadershipRonald Black – Blyth, UK relief teams to disaster stricken quotient as our youths shun top countries. He has conducted post as well as overall community development competiveness if they do not projects in Asia. develop strong resilience, both Prior to his talk, Mr. Lee stated locally and overseas. Mr. Lee also that his intention at the meeting shared some success stories of was simply to champion the youths who having received cause of youths. mentoring, went on to surpass Mr. Lee noted that our youths their expectations. Mr. Lee were overfed with dreams concluded his presentation with through the information an appeal to members to get the garnered from the media, youths under their wings and internet, education and make a difference. environment but were Rtn. David Ong extended the underdeveloped in character Club’s vote of thanks to Mr. Lee, values and experiences which and added cheekily that when he makes for resilience. He cited was first asked to do so, he reports which showed that thought the talk was about him youths have strong views, being “overfed and aspirations and dreams, and underdeveloped”! On a more were willing to pursue their serious note, Rtn. David noted goals. He also highlighted some that youths were close to his of the youths’ views on heart as well as to Rotary, citing education and their internal some of the projects which were thinking. undertaken. 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 Marchcelebrants this week: ourselves these 4 questions March 20thMarch 21 – Phillip Overmyer and act upon them: Fellowship Dinner with sisterMarch 24– K K Tan First: Have I spent some time in self-examination? club, Rotary Club of OsakaMarch 25 – Michael Boegli Second: Have I spent quality SembaAnniversary Celebrants time with my family? Third: Have I given my best to March 22nd – 25thRC sends best wishes to District Assembly and PETS my work?Wedding Anniversary Fourth: Have I given some at Grand Paragon Hotel,celebrants: time to someone near and Johor BahruMarch 20 – Giorgio & Sheila Rosica far?March 21 – Sunny Loh & Lay The Guide, in March 24thSee, Kunal & Ruchu Sharma, Dr. fact, encompasses the 4 parts Visit to Betesda Orphanage inMark & Claudia Eger of the Object of Rotary. Batam, IndonesiaThis week Next week AprilMarch 21st 2012 March 28th 2012 Magazine MonthReception Desk duty: ColinMiles, Peter-Paul Nijsten Reception Desk duty: PP Dr. MaySunshine Box duty: Jean- Yap Lip Kee, Wilson Widjaja Community Service MonthPhilippe Lionnet, Paul Phua Sunshine Box duty: VP Ashi May 6th – 9thSpeaker: Ms. Joyce Billington Sarwal, Noshir Mistri Rotary InternationalTopic: “Sok Sabay, helping to Speaker: Mr. James Quek, Convention in Bangkokshape the future of Executive Director of WorldCambodia” Vision Singapore JuneFour-Way Test The Topic: “The hole in the brain” Rotary Things we think, say Of the Fellowships Month or do:New Generations Service Community Service * Is it the truth?Date: Thursday, 29th March * Is it fair to all concerned?Time: 7.30pm Date: To be advised * Will it build goodwill andVenue: Pool Terrace, The Venue: To be advised better friendship?Pines, 30 Stevens Road * Will it be beneficial to allS257840 concerned?Hosts: Rtn. Paul Phua Queries, comments and articles request can be sent to Jean-Philippe Lionnet 4