4th May 2012CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore                                                          Vol. 48 / 40      ...
Introductory remarks                                   ToastPresident Tapan Rao welcomed members to the            Toastma...
Welcome of visiting                    “The Award for the Essay                                       Competition was init...
DVD presentation from Rtn. Rotarian FamilyKatsuo OeOnce      again,   Rtn.     Keizo   From Rtn. Indi Tulsitranslated, thi...
The Guide to Daily LivingMARK YOUR DIARY                  Before doing the things we        COMING ROTARY EVENTSBirthday c...
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Bulletin 48 40

  1. 1. 4th May 2012CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 40 “KS MEHTA AWARD Presentation” Lunch meeting of the 2nd may 2012 Happy Vesak Day ! On 5th May Find your bulletin on the Facebook page of “Rotary Club of Singapore” Joke of the week ! “My wife goes through my cheque book like a bestseller. She will not put it down until she finishes it.” 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 Toastmaster, Rtn. Keizo Fujitake translated onfirst meeting for the month of May, celebrated in behalf of Past Assistant Governor (PAG) Nobutakethe Club as “Community Service Month”. He Sugwara from the Rotary Club of Ishinmaki Eastextended a warm welcome to special guest, Mrs. from District 2520 in the MiyagiKanak Mehta and to the Teacher Advisors from Prefecture, Japan, one of the most damaged areasRaffles Institution Junior College (RIJC) – Mrs. Poh of the recent earthquake. PAG Nobutake was onShu-Jia and Global Indian International School his way to Bangkok to attend the RI Convention.(GIIS (Queenstown) – Ms. Geetanjali Kannan and He advised of the huge loss of lives from theMrs. Sanghamitra Gupta (mother of Sneha earthquake and subsequent tsunami, including 4Gupta), and Interactors Amanda Choo (RIJC) and Rotarians from his club.Sneha Gupta (GIIS).80 years & beyond...service above selfPresident Tapan announced that 150 copies of the“80 Years & Beyond…Service Above Self” bookwere available with compliments from the Club.He requested members to collect their copies ofthe book. 2
  3. 3. Welcome of visiting “The Award for the Essay Competition was initiated in January I am proud to announce the winners – but must add that I feel all the 11Rotarians and guests 2008. The competition has since final essays writers were already been held every year and has been winners.Rtn. Ronald Wong welcomed our well received by our Club sponsored The 2nd Winners are Eugeneguests and visiting Rotarians 10 Interact Clubs. Lim, Koh Liang Ping and Amanda For the first three years the topic for Choo the essay was a standard: “Service from Raffles Institution Junior- Guests : Above Self”. Last year it was decided College Interact ClubMs. Bhuvana (Rightfocus) to change the subject, and let the The 1st Winner is Sneha Gupta fromMr. Martin Edwards NGS Committee and IPP, the Global Indian InternationalMr. James Iant Chairperson for the Award, select a School, Queens Town, Interact Club.Mr. Paul Nash fresh topical theme every year. On behalf of the Rotarians I offer With this in mind, the topic of this our heartiest congratulations to the Visiting Rotarians : year’s essay was: “INTERACTION Winners. Equally, thanks to all thePAG Nobutake Sugwara – BETWEEN THE ELDERLY AND THE Interactors who participated andIshinmaki East, YOUTH IN MODERN SINGAPORE: helped to make the event a grandKatsuo Oe & Yoko Takakuka – THE CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS”. success. We look forward to all 10 Out of 10 Interact clubs sponsored Clubs participating next year.Sendai Aoba, Japan by the Club, 7 participated this year. We are fortunate to have with us This meant a higher percentage of today Mrs. Kanak Mehta, wife of late participation in comparison to the K S Mehta, who has kindlyKS Mehta Award previous years. A total of 11 essays consented to present the awards to were submitted for final the winners. consideration for the award. The Award is a Certificate ofPresident Tapan called upon Vice Most of the essays were written by Achievement to the winningPresident Ashi Sarwal to conduct individual Interactors, but a few writers, a Certificate of Citation tothe K S Mehta Award presentation were co-authored by a team of 2 or the Winning Interact Clubs with prizeon behalf of the New Generations 3 participants. money of $1000 to the 1st WinnerService (NGS) Committee. The suggestions and ideas some of and $500 to the 2nd Winner orVP Ashi advised that In April this them put forth about bridging the runner-up.year, the NGS committee gap between the two Special gratitude to the Awardsuccessfully completed the 5th K S generations, were very Committee for organizing andMehta Essay Award event, which practical, sound and significant. managing the event. And thanks tohas become an important annual The essays were of very high NGS members for their strongactivity of NGS. He added that the caliber, and each of the 3 Rotarians support and in conducting thisevent gave members an who evaluated the essays on four endeavour every year.”opportunity to fondly remember criteria: VP Ashi then invited Interactorour dear Rotarian the late K S Content, Organization, Relevance Amanda Choo to read her team’sMehta, and his great commitment and English – and scored them gave essay, followed by the 1stwith and contribution to the Club the following feedback. Quote Winner, Sneha Gupta. After readingand to Rotary at large. It also :"Each essay was of high quality in their essays, both Amanda andallowed the Club to keep a closer content, expression and English." Sneha, answered questions posed toongoing engagement with the "It was indeed very tough as there is them by members.Interactors. very little to separate them. "Following is an extract of VP Ashi’s and, finally, "It was a difficultcommentary on the Award: task...all the essays were excellent" 3
  4. 4. DVD presentation from Rtn. Rotarian FamilyKatsuo OeOnce again, Rtn. Keizo From Rtn. Indi Tulsitranslated, this time for Rtn.Katsuo Oe from the Rotary Club “I was wanted to share someof Sendai Aoba. Rtn. Katsuo good news. Well officially i nowaccompanied the Club’s live in Krabi and I must admit itdelegation when it made its nice.June and I welcomed ourvolunteer trip to the tsunami new boy, Gerrit Tulsi on the 1ststricken areas. He reported on April. Things are just busy butthe progress of the Club’s enjoyable and finally i got adonation towards the Japanese chance to be boss but in actualdrum sets and presented a DVD fact I just hang around, justpresentation of the drums being waiting for the next change ofused. He advised that the people diaper.”in the area were mostly His new email address :fishermen and following the indikrabi@me.comdevastation of the tsunami, didnot look forward to the future.However, Rtn. Oe stated that withthe presentation of the drumsets, and the sound of thedrums, this had spurred thepeople now to look towards thefuture. 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. Askcelebrants this week: ourselves these 4 questions MayMay 8th – Peter-Paul Nijsten and act upon them: Community Service Month First: Have I spent some timeMay 14th – PN Dr. Shahul in self-examination?Hameed Second: Have I spent quality May 6th – 9thAnniversary Celebrants time with my family? Rotary InternationalRC sends best wishes to Third: Have I given my best to Convention in Bangkok my work?Wedding Anniversary Fourth: Have I given somecelebrants this week June time to someone near andMay 12th – Subhash & Kanak far? Rotary Fellowships MonthPritmani The Guide, inMay 14th – PP Paliath & fact, encompasses the 4 parts June 30thVatsala Mohandas of the Object of Rotary. Installation DinnerThis weekMay 9th 2012 Next week May 16th 2012Reception Desk duty: KavitaSingh, T.K. Chew Reception Desk duty: PPSunshine Box duty: Chiang Shih Fang, RobertJean-Philippe Lionnet, Jayant Craiu The Four-Way TestGadgil Sunshine Box duty: Of the Things we think, say S. Malaiappan, Noshir Mistri or do:Speaker: Mr. Terence * Is it the truth?Fernandez, Managing Speaker: H.E. Mrs. Amira * Is it fair to all concerned?Director, Scotwork Asia Pte. Arnon, Ambassador of Israel * Will it build goodwill andLtd. Topic: To be advised better friendship?Topic: “If your solution is a * Will it be beneficial to all International Service concerned?hammer, you may make everyproblem a nail” Date: Thursday, 17th May Time: 7.30pmVocational Service Queries, comments and Venue: 11 EwartDate: Thursday, 10th May articles request can be Park, S279744Time: 7.30pm sent to Hosts: Rtns. MohanVenue: Bottle Tree Park Jean-Philippe Lionnet Vaswani, Dr. Albert Wee, PPSeafood Restaurant, (Bottle bulletin@rotary.org.sg Peter Tan, Kannan KrishnanTree Park Yishun), 81 LorongChencharu, S769198Hosts: Rtn. JamshidMedora, PP Dr. Yap Lip Kee 5