RCK Newsletter

09 November, 2010— Tuesday Volume 30 Issue 18

Rotary Club of Kluang

R I District 3310

Rotary History
In 1989, the organization voted to admit women into clubs worldwide and now claims more than 145,000 female members in its ranks. After the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Rotary clubs were formed or re-established throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The first Russian Rotary club was chartered in 1990, and the organization underwent a growth spurt for the next several years. More than a century after Paul Harris and his colleagues chartered the club that eventually led to Rotary International, Rotarians continue to take pride in their history. In honor of that first club, Rotarians have preserved its original meeting place, Room 711 in Chicago’s Unity Building, by re-creating the office as it existed in 1905. For several years, the Paul Harris 711 Club maintained the room as a shrine for visiting Rotarians. In 1989, when the building was scheduled to be demolished, the club carefully dismantled the office and salvaged the interior, including doors and radiators. In 1993, the RI Board of Directors set aside a permanent home for the restored Room 711 on the 16th floor of RI World Headquarters in nearby Evanston.

Snippets from Rotary International
to increase the number of Rotarians in Africa! I also hope to see a substantial increase in international service projects November 2010 for Africa, particularly those projects with assistance from The Rotary Foundation. The ROTA Committee has an excellent website, and I encourage all Rotarians to review it at www.reachouttoafrica.org . I have implemented two new activities this year to make it easier for Rotarians to visit Africa and to increase their involvement in international service projects. The first is Ray’s Rotary Reunions, to be held in Cape Town 3-5 February, and I hope many Rotarians will join me in the Fairest Cape for that event. The second, Rotary Project Safaris, will facilitate visits Reach Out To Africa by Rotarians to the areas of the world where poverty is prevalent, and where local Rotarians have developed many I was a Rotary Scholar at the Univerbeneficial projects that need financial assity of Cape Town in 1961. During my sistance. More information about the reyear there, I traveled 16,000 miles unions and the safaris is available on the through South Africa and the countries RI president’s pages at now known as Zimbabwe, Zambia, and www.rotary.org/president. Please conNamibia. I visited 35 Rotary clubs, met tact elsa.sanabria@rotary.org for any countless Rotarians, and became imneeded assistance. mersed in the rich culture of Southern AfI am proud to be a product of The rica. Rotary Foundation, and it will be the most During my initial visit, I developed a significant achievement of my presidency deep appreciation for both the traditions if I can serve as a catalyst to enhance Roand the challenges of life in Africa, and tary in Africa! So come join me for the remy respect and admiration for the land unions and the safaris. Help me to comand people have caused me to return sevplete the circle from being a Rotary Founeral times as a Rotarian. Now – almost dation Scholar in Africa to helping Rotary amazingly – I have a unique opportunity in Africa to be Bigger, Better, and Bolder! to use my experience as a Rotary Scholar (Watch a video) invitation from the presito enhance the role of Rotary in Africa! dent.) This is the fourth year of the Reach RI President Out to Africa (ROTA) initiative, and the Ray Klinginsmith ROTA Committee for this year has been streamlined to move more quickly and efficiently to achieve its goals. We need The RI President’s monthly message:

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Rotary Club of Kluang
1, Rotary Center, Jln 1/13, Tmn Sri Kluang, 86000 Kluang Johor 07-7733211

Present At The Meeting
PP Ker

Mr Gurvinder Singh Mr Michael Hew Ms Wong Tai Tee Mr Lee Lip Ming Mr Wong Mr Yong Fine Master: PP Alfred Lim Toast: PP Steven Thong

The Meeting
9th November, 2010 Tuesday 8.00 P.M.

PP Tay Y. S. PP Peter Yee PP Alfred Lim IPP Teow PP Steven PP Simon Sim Rtn Richard Rtn Kuppusamy Rtn Shakeel

Report by Rtn Shakeel It was a good day for Rotary Kluang, there were six guests at the meeting, a couple of them potential members. It was PP Simon Sim’s star power that brought them in, I presume. His talk “Economic Outlook from Now to March 2011” just had the allure to it. Vice President Ker presided in absence of President Chen. The meeting began on time. PP Alfred reported first on the Joint meeting (see page four) and more members to join in for the trip. It will be a day trip to Kukup, please bring your friends and relatives as the trip will be a eye opener and fun filled. Please contact PP Alfred to reg-

ister. PP Steven mentioned the hard copy of RODA magazine is now available. For those following this newsletter, there is a link on make three that takes you to the latest e-copy.

That apart he spoke like a man who knows his stuff, and that he does. His knowledge was incredible, his dispersion of the knowledge in laymen’s terms was brilliant. Those that have missed the talk have missed something they will regret.

IMPORTANT! The Rotary Club of Kluang will hold it AGM on 30th November, 2010. All members are expected to attend.
Then it was time for our star speaker and he did not disappoint. A PowerPoint presentation with it on our fifty inch TV would have gone a long way to those of us with bad eyes. One day yours truly needs to sit down with on the use of double negatives in a talk / speech.

To round up the meeting, PP Alfred spoke on the Shelter box, a unique Rotary project that has helped thousands of disaster and war torn victims all over the world. He played a video about it. For those who make money following the principles laid down by PP Simon, he urged to contribute to the Shelter Box effort. We broke for fellowship at 9.05.

Next Meeting 16th Nov, 2010

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Things to Remember, Members
Next Meeting 16th November, 2010 (Tuesday) Internal Speaker: IPP Dr Teow On Managing Health
Check Page 4 for details on 2nd Joint Meeting

The Day Trip for underprivileged children has been planned for 22nd Nov, 2010. All Rotarians are requested to pitch in to this worthy effort. Call Rtn Tan or PP Simon for further details.

We Are This Close
Rotary and its global polio eradication partners have made significant progress in ridding the world of the disease. But the work is not done. In honor of World Polio Day, 24 October, Rotarians can help build awareness by downloading public service announcements from the "This Close" campaign.

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The 1st joint meeting was organized by RC Kluang and RC Kulai in Kluang on 25 September 2010. Five other clubs joined us. We had a wonderful time and great fellowship and we are looking forward to a 2nd joint meeting. The 2nd joint meeting will be organized by RC Pontian, RC Kluang and RC Kulai in Kukup, Pontian on 20 November 2010 . So this 2nd joint meeting will see 3 clubs organising the event. Other clubs in District 3310 are cordially invited to join us. Programme 20 November 2010 (Saturday)

11.30 am - Visit DGN Lee Kong Hwee’s cosmetic jewellery factory. 12.30 pm - Lunch (pay as you order) RC Pontian to fix a restaurant / food court. 02.00 pm - Visit Lee Biscuit factory. 4. 3.30 pm. – Check in Kukup chalet./ Tea time 07.00 pm - Joint Meeting 08.00 pm - Dinner time (barbecue) 09.00 pm - Fellowship ,Karaoke – free & easy

21 November 2010 (Sunday)

08.00 am - Breakfast 09.00 am - Free & Easy 11.30 am - Seafood lunch 01.00 pm - Till we meet again.

For those who are staying for the night .- (RM 80.00) per pax For those who are not staying for the night - (RM 40.00) per pax For children below 12 years- a flat rate of -(RM 20.00) per pax

For those who can’t make the factory visits, can go straight to Kukup. For those who are interested, please register with me by 10 November 2010.

Contact PP Alfred to register

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Four Way Test
Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it built GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

President: Chen Wee Kong Vice President: PP Ker Ya How Secretary: PP Steven Thong Juw Jiun Treasurer: Rtn Mandav Singh Gill President Elect: Rtn John Ng Tuan Peng Immediate Past President: PP Dr Teow King Fok Directors: PP Suchdav Jotisroop, PP Alfred Lim Swee Wah, PP Joseph Tin Ching Ing Sergeant At Arms: Simon Sim Kah Soon

© Published by Rotary Club of Kluang Editor: Rtn Shakeel Aziz Advisors PP Tay Yoke Soon PP Simon Sim PP Alfred Lim All graphics used were public domain, obtained from http://www.graphics-for-rotarians.org/

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