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Bulletin 48 46

  1. 1. 18th June 2012CROSSROADSRotary Club of Singapore Vol. 48 / 46 “Leadership in an Interconnected World” Speaker: Mr. Girija Pande, Chairman – Asia Pacific, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. Singapore Lunch meeting of the 13th June 2012 Find your bulletin on the Facebook page of “Rotary Club of Singapore” 1
  2. 2. Introductory remarks ToastPresident Tapan welcomed members to the Rtn. Robert Craiu noted the Club’s custom to raisemeeting and extended a cordial welcome to our a toast to the club of a visiting Rotarian. HeGuest Speaker, Mr. Girija Pande. advised that Rtn. Anne Wilson was currently a member of the Maidenhead Thames, however, was now living in Singapore, and looking for aInstallation dinner Rotary Club to join. Her club is located at the outskirts of London, not far from HeathrowPE Jimmy Ooi reminded members not to miss the Airport. The club was formed in 1986 and has 42Installation Dinner on Saturday, 30th June to be members. Rtn. Ann added that she was theheld at: Joyden Hall 7th floor second lady to be invited to join her club, by herBUGIS+ (formerly known as Iluma) friend who was a 4th generation Rotarian.PE Jimmy added that the Organizing Committee Originally from South Africa, Rtn. Anne advisedhas put in a great deal of effort towards the that one of the club’s fund-raisers for theirInstallation Dinner to ensure a good start to the projects, was to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro!new Rotary year. Do get your tickets! 2
  3. 3. Welcome of visiting Prior to giving his address, Mr. President Tapan called upon PP Pande jovially remarked that he Stan Low who noted that it wasRotarians and guests accepted the invitation to speak always a pleasure to propose a to the Club in order to gain some vote of thanks on behalf of theRtn. Jayant Gadgil welcomed our handicap points for when he next Club. He thanked Mr. Pande for aguests and visiting Rotarians joins President Tapan in a game great talk filled with optimism of golf! and facts which backed up his- Guests : Mr. Pande advised that his talk four points of focus.Mr. G. Shankar (Tata Consultancy) would focus on the long termMr. Daniel Suen scenario and not dwell on the “doom side” of the global Visiting Rotarians : economy. He highlighted fourAnne Wilson – Maidenhead major trends such as the globalThames, UK centre returning to Asia, noting that China’s GDP would be surpassing the US’s soon. He noted that innovation was now a global phenomenon, citing comparisons in the trend in patents granted at selected patent offices in Japan, USA, Korea, China, Europe and Russian Federation. Another major trend mentioned by Mr. Pande was urbanization,Speaker of the week and noted the massive urbanization in China, India and South-East Asia, which wouldPresident Tapan invited Vice create opportunities forPresident Ashi Sarwal to investments in infrastructure andintroduce the Guest Speaker, Mr. various industries. Mr. PandeGirija Pande. VP Ashi advised also spoke on environmentthat Mr. Pande was a good sustainability and global warmingfriend and golfing partner, and and highlighted the fact thatwith his tongue-in-cheek, added China was the world’s biggestthat it was a tough task to investor in renewable energy.introduce a friend of more than Lastly, Mr. Pande spoke of thea decade, because so much was “march of technology”, whichknown about him! He further thanks to hi-tech devices, richadded that Mr. Pande’s resume content and social media hadwas very long and to excuse him created opportunities to reachfor having to shorten his list of unreachable consumers,accomplishments. enhanced customer experience, provided personalization and total customer view. 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. Askcelebrants this week: ourselves these 4 questions JuneJune 20th – Ghani Mahtani and act upon them: Rotary Fellowships Month First: Have I spent some timeJune 21st – Gerald in self-examination?Abeyawardena and Bharat June 27th Second: Have I spent qualityMandloi time with my family? Meeting Cancelled in view ofJune 23rd – Sverker Moeller Third: Have I given my best to the Installation Dinner on my work? June 30thAnniversary Celebrants Fourth: Have I given someRC sends best wishes to time to someone near and June 30thWedding Anniversary far? Installation Dinnercelebrants this week The Guide, in fact, encompasses the 4 parts of JulyJune 18th – Marco & Kerry the Object of Rotary. July 4thBardelli 1st Club Assembly for RotaryJune 19th – Kannan & Next week Year 2012/2013Emmeline KrishnanJune 23rd – Dr. Thomas & June 27th 2012 July 12thMalena Perkmann Visit to the SingaporeThis week Meeting cancelled in view of Garden Festival with theJune 20th 2012 the Installation Dinner on residents of the Sree Saturday 30th June at 6.30pm Narayana Home for the AgedReception Desk duty: Atul (cocktails) at :Merchant, Jim Pollock Joyden Hall, 7th floor The Four-Way TestSunshine Box duty: Kavita BUGIS+ (formerly known as Of the Things we think, saySingh, Garry Taylor Iluma) or do: 201 Victoria Street, S188067 * Is it the truth?Last Weekly Meeting to be * Is it fair to all concerned?chaired by President Tapan * Will it build goodwill and GET YOU INSTALLATION better friendship?who will give a brief message DINNER TICKETS FROM THE * Will it be beneficial to allto round off his year of SECRETARIAT! concerned?Presidency. Queries, comments andInternational Service Community Service articles request can beDate: Thursday, 21st June Date: Thursday, 5th July sent toTime: 7.30pm Time: To be advised Jean-Philippe LionnetVenue: Rumah Rasa Venue: To be advised bulletin@rotary.org.sgRestaurant, Bay Hotel Host: To be advisedSingapore, 50 Telok BlangahRoad, S098828 4