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What spurs financial donations in tough economic times? Giving of time and talents? Inviting others to join Rotary? Giving a gift to The Rotary Foundation? The answer is yes to all of these questions. Rotarians will give to the Foundation, even in difficult economic times, if they recognize Rotary’s value to them. Asking the following questions of Rotarians individually or, preferably, in an interactive group setting, will help them realize Rotary’s full value: • What is important about Rotary to you personally? • What impact has Rotary had on your life? • What is your proudest accomplishment in Rotary and why? • How will you be remembered in Rotary? • What is your most meaningful experience in Rotary and why? • What is your role in furthering world understanding, goodwill, and peace? • How does Rotary strengthen you? • Why is making a difference to people in the world important to you? • What is your part in ensuring Rotary’s success, including that of its Foundation? • If you had $1 million to give to Rotary, what would you do with it, and what would that do for you? Everyone has a different answer to these questions. Helping Rotarians get connected to their Rotary story and experiences will guide them in building a deeper relationship to Rotary and the Foundation. The power of talking to Rotarians about the value of the organization will strengthen their ownership of and gratitude for the Foundation, and reinforce their commitment to give regularly to help keep it strong.
9 January 2010
RI President's message
My fellow Rotarians: January is the month the Romans associated with their two-headed god Janus: one head looking backward to the year that has just passed, and the other looking forward to the year ahead. In Rotary, January is the halfway point of our year of service, and it is also a time for us all to look at both the past and the future. It is the time of year to take stock, to review the goals that we have set for ourselves, and to evaluate how well we have fulfilled those expectations. It is a time to look honestly at our progress and our challenges and to consider the steps we will need to take to complete our planned service successfully. I am sure there is much you can be proud of achieving in the last six months. In my travels, I have already seen how much Rotarians can accomplish when they are determined to do so. You have helped bring safe, pure water to those who lacked it, provided food and shelter to those who needed it, and assisted in the educations of those who could not read or write. You have promoted the ideal of service within a context of fellowship, friendship, and high ethical standards. Rotarians are able to make changes that will shape the course not only of the months but of the years and decades that lie ahead. This is our privilege. It is also our duty as Rotarians - as caring members of society who are in the fortunate position of being able to help those living in conditions we can barely imagine. So there is much to be done these next months. Do not waste a moment of that most precious commodity: time. We are all volunteers serving in a volunteer organization. None of us was compelled to become a Rotarian; each of us chose, and was chosen, to become a member. Every year, every day, each of us chooses to continue the task we have begun, and to continue to put Service Above Self. It is not always the easy path, but I know it is the right one. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for the Rotary service you have given, the service you are giving, and the service I know you will continue to give in the future.
The Future of Rotary Is in Your Hands.
John Kenny President, Rotary International
Attendance: 59% Fines: $77.00
Last Week's Meeting
Being the first meeting for the New Year, a special toast was made by all members who were present. There was also a January birthday celebration for President Frances, PE Steve and Teng Yoong.
(Fines were donated to the district's Rotary Polio Walk)
President's announcements - A vote of thanks to Graham for organsing the Christmas fellowship at his condo last Saturday. - District Conference is next week and encouraged more members to register. Club service - The club meeting on 23 Jan'10 will be held at Eco Green in TTDI. More details next meeting. New Generation - A new teacher advisor for the Interact club will be appointed. Other announcements - Alvin reported on his visit to sister club, RC Ching-li Chung Shing in Taiwan recently.
A special farewell gift was presented to Eric, who is migrating to Australia very soon.
Rotary’s 10 Most important Milestones
Why has Rotary not just survived for 102 years but prospered and grown to a world wide organization? Rotary has had the right leaders at the right time in our history and we have been prepared to change Rotary. There are many significant milestones in our history. From the call by Paul Harris to three friends in 1905 to the approval of a strategic plan at the 2004 and 2007Council on Legislation, Rotary has been shaped a few seminal events. Paul Harris suggested that Rotary needs to be evolutionary and sometimes revolutionary. Change will continue and Rotary will be modified.
Cheap & Efficient way to stop mosquitoes. We cannot stop mosquitoes lay eggs at any stagnant water in drains/ ponds or water collected in waste pails, tanks, tins, used tyres etc. etc. Of course if you have fish inside the tanks/containers then there should be no problem.Do you know that there is a very simple and very economical way to destroy the mosquitoes’ eggs and not let them hatch into larvae. Very very simple, just put in few 1 cent copper coins into the tanks/containers then it will solve all your problems. Because in accordance to Japanese Research Scientists, they found the mosquitoes eggs will be destroyed by a kind of mineral discharge from the copper DON’T BELIEVE, Try it by yourself and even the small snails also will not visit the containers (with copper coins) collected with stagnant water. Your will observe the water collected in the containers will be very clean and clear.
1. On February 23, 1905, Paul Harris met three young business acquaintances Silvester Schiele, Gustavus Loehr, and Hiram Shorey - Loehr’s office and explained his idea of a different kind of businessmen’s club, one in which the various businesses and professions of a community are represented. Rotary was born. Rotary’s development was planned. Paul Harris wrote in an early article in the Rotarian “The plan was painstakingly wrought out and earnestly put into execution.” 2. In 1908, Ches Perry joined Rotary and in 1910 was appointed the first Secretary General of Rotary International and remained so for 33 years. Paul Harris once said, “If I can in truth be called the architect, Ches can with equal truth be called the builder of Rotary International.” Ches Perry was committed to Rotary perhaps more so than any other Rotarian ever can be. On becoming a Rotarian, he was quickly persuaded by Harris that Rotary had an international future and that future involved service. As Harris put it, in My Road to Rotary, Ches Perry seemed to be able to grasp and to fairly evaluate all essential features; he embraced Rotary intellectually as well as sentimentally. 3. Arch Klumph proposed an endowment fund in 1917 which became The Rotary
Foundation. The Foundation came into its own when the endowment grew rapidly as a tribute to Paul Harris after his death in 1947. Today the Foundation is both the financial and volunteer face of the international side of Rotary and a growing local face as District Simplified grants become popular. .....continue
Hayfa Yumiza Mohd Zaini 'Composting'
Hayfa works in Group HR, Sime Darby and lives on the 5th floor of an apartment with her husband and two cats. She recycles whatever she can but is still not satisfied with the amount of rubbish that ends up in her bin. So after some research, she decided to start a worm compos-ting bin in 2008. Her worm composting bin produces a regular supply of organic fertiliser for her balcony plants. And she now throws away less rubbish.
16 January'10 (Sat) 7.30am Speaker: Tbc 23 January'10 (Sat) 7.30am Club meeting @ Eco Green, TTDI 30 January'10 (Sat) No meeting
CALENDER of EVENTS
...... continue Board Meetng Date: 14 January 2010 Youth Mentorship Programme Date: 31 January 2010 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Date: 4 - 7 March 2010 Host club: RC Port Dickson 76th District Assembly Date: 16 - 18 April 2010 Venue: Sunway Resort Hotel
4. In 1922, the standard club constitution and bylaws became mandatory for all
clubs with existing clubs having the option of maintaining some clauses of their pre-1922 constitutions. This standardized Rotary around the world without inhibiting the individual personalities of Rotary clubs.
5. Resolution 23-34 was passed at the St. Louis RI Convention in 1923, which
enacted the rule that Rotary clubs are autonomous and that RI could not enforce Rotary-wide programs on clubs. This truly is one of the most significant resolutions passed by Rotary. The participation in Rotary or Rotary Foundation programs such as PolioPlus are at the discussion of the local club - they are not mandated by the RI Board.
6. James Davidson of the Rotary Club of Calgary and James Ralston of the
Rotary Club of Halifax set out on the first of several of his epic quests to spread Rotary around the world. They started several clubs in New Zealand and Australia. In 1928 Davidson set out again starting clubs in Turkey, India, Egypt, Singapore and many places between these countries. Davidson has been called the Marco Polo of Rotary. He truly made Rotary “International.”
Happy Birthday Susan 6 Jan Frances 16 Jan Steve 20 Jan Susanne 20 Jan Teng Yoong 20 Jan Frankie 27 Jan Happy Anniversary Susan & Herbert 26 Jan
7. The United Nations charter was signed in 1945 with 49 Rotarians as delegates, advisers or consultants in San Francisco. To this day Rotary has nongovernment organization status at the UN and remains active in many UN organizations. 8. In 1982 the RI board a resolution to immunize “all of the world’s children
against polio”. Rotary’s commitment to polio dates back to our crippled children’s work, the first 3H grant in the Philippines for polio immunization and Dr. Albert Savin=s challenge to Rotarians at the 1985 RI Convention in Kansas City. A fund-raising goal for polio announced in 1985 of $120 million reaches more than $220 million in three years. We will reach more than US$600 million by 2005.
9 January (Membership)
Sargeant-at-arms Desk Duty Introducer Thank Speaker Fines Graham Poay Lim Sanjay Fang Keong Yoke Leong
9. The Council on Legislation votes to admit women to Rotary in 1989. In the 1970s and 1980s many resolutions to admit women into Rotary had been sent by clubs to the Council on Legislation. Each time the margin in support grew larger. In 1987, the US Supreme Court ruled the Rotary has a business purpose and most allow women to be members. Rotary was well on its way to admitting women before the court intervened. 10. In 2004 and in 2007 the Council on Legislation votes to support a strategic plan for Rotary that sets a path well into our second hundred years.
The next 100 years will see even greater changes to Rotary. We can only guess at the evolutionary changes and occasional revolutionary changes that will be made.
16 January (Vocational Service)
Sargeant-at-arms Desk Duty Introducer Thank Speaker Fines James Cheong Susanne CY Yau Kong
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Board of Directors 2009/10
President Frances Po 21731618(0) President Elect Tan Poay Lim 77277127(0) Immediate Past President/PR Elsie Low 77281807(0) Vice President/Membership Director Dr Sanjay Doshi 23008030(0) Honorary Secretary Cecelia Matuya 56342870(0) Honorary Treasurer PP Graham Bennett 012-2918619 Club Service Director PP Karen Chong 012-2893380 Vocational Service Director PP CY Fong 78032276(0) Community Service Director Ho Ee Lay 019-3395688 International Service Director Susan Lim 012-2325860 New Generation Director Ghaurry 23003757(O) Rotary Foundation Chairman PP Sunny Khoo 22849089(O)
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Here are just a few of the projects supported, at least in part, by Rotary eClub One. · Conservation Volunteers – Australia and California exchange · Ranfurly Library Book Aid · Rotary Club of Dili Sister Club · Alola Scholarship Foundation · Centro Educativo La Minga/Equador Water Project · Walk for Life – Clubfoot Bangladesh · Gueoul, Senegal – Internet Classroom · Cambodia Water Project of HOPE · Rotary Sanitation Project Zabre Burkina-Fasco Water Wells · H20 Project – Rotary International USAID Recent comments: - Being able to make up meetings on the eclub has helped me to keep perfect attendance for over 46 years. I recently had open-heart surgery and have been able to make up meetings on the eclub. - I am sure that the majority of Rotarians are unaware of the scope of Rotary eClub One’s programs. I learn more about Rotary in an hour or two at this site than I do in 12 months at Rotary meetings. - I am 89 years old, have 47 years of perfect attendance, and sure want to keep it. - If I had to drive 30 miles either way to make up and paid for a meal, you have ‘the best deal in town’. - ”Rotary eClub One is happy to play a part in helping to keep a Rotarian connected, informed and inspired. Enjoy your visit and come again soon Worldwide Membership - Worldwide ServiceMembers in Rotary eClub One are located in countries from around the world. Members and Visitors contribute thousands of dollars per year toward projects both in localities where members reside, and in other countries where help is needed.
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RC Bugis Junction [D 3310] Saturday, 08:00 am Hotel Inter-Continental 80 Middle Road, Singapore RC ChiangmaiThinthaingam[D 3360] Thursday, 12.00 noon International Center Chiangmai University, Thailand RC Chungli Chung Shing [D 3500] Thursday, 12.00 noon No 4, Ln 10, Gwo-Ti Street Chungli, Taiwan
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