RCK Newsletter

16 November, 2010— Tuesday Volume 30 Issue 19

Rotary Club of Kluang

R I District 3310

Rotary History
One day in the fall of 1900, Paul P. Harris met attorney Bob Frank for dinner in a well-off neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago. They took a walk around the area and stopped at shops along the way. Harris was impressed by how Frank had made friends with many of the shopkeepers.


As of 31 October, Rotarians have raised about $152 million for Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge. These contributions will help Rotary raise $200 Since moving to Chimillion to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & cago to set up his law prac- Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will directly support tice, Harris had not encoun- immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to tered the kind of camarade- infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families. rie that Frank enjoyed with
his fellow businessmen. He wondered whether there was a way to channel and expand this type of fellowship, which reminded him of the New England town where he'd grown up. Eventually, Harris persuaded other local businessmen to meet and discuss forming a club for commercial trade, community, and fellowship. His vision laid the foundation for the Rotary of today.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high. Read more about Rotary International's polio eradication efforts.

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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 Rtn Richard Rtn Shakeel PP Tay Y. S. PP Peter Yee PP Alfred Lim PE John Ng

The Meeting
16th November, 2010 Tuesday 8.00 P.M.

IPP Teow PP Steven PP Simon Sim Rtn Tan Fine Master: Rtn Shakeel Toast: PP Peter Yee

Report by Rtn Shakeel

cation regarding the Joint meeting, as PP Alfred clarified, the meeting has

ticulous in his explanations, telling us about the pitfalls and dangers of this disease. The symptoms and the treatment. Anyone wanting to know more about it could pick his brain during a fellowship. PE John Ng presented his list of nominations, a comprehensive one that will be voted on and decided at the AGM. There was a little back and forth on whether such list should be presented in a normal meeting or in a meeting of the Board of Directors. In

Vice President Ker presided over the meeting, President Chen being out of town and able to join us only during fellowship. The heartening thing was punctuality, as PP Alfred pointed out and appreciated the efforts by the members. The meeting was called to order at 8.05 P.M. One minute of silence was observed to commemorate the passing of two Rotarians. Dr Chandran, former Rotarian of RC Kluang passed away last Saturday. Rtn Dr Lau of Rotary Club of Singapore passed away on 3rd November. There was a slight miscommuni-

been changed to a day meet. The details on page five stand, but it will only be a day meeting. Only PP Simon and his family will be attending on the club’s behalf.

IMPORTANT! The Rotary Club of Kluang will hold AGM on 30th November, 2010. See page Four for Details.
PP Simon announced that the day trip to Melaka was on and details can be found on page six. PP Teow talked on Leptospirosis. His talk was detailed and helpful, much of its significance absorbed by the members. As always he was me-

the end, it was a formal presentation and the AGM will decide on the final crop. We adjourned to JB Restaurant for fellowship.

Next Meeting 23rd Nov, 2010

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Things to Remember, Members
Next Meeting 23rd November, 2010 (Tuesday) External Speakers: Hong Ye & Eugene On Children XChange to Taiwan

Check Page 5 for details on 2nd Joint Meeting

It was PP Neo’s birthday, folks, on the 7th last. He will be hosting the November birthday dinner on the 23rd after the meeting. Do come to wish him a many returns.

The Day Trip for underprivileged children has been planned for 22nd Nov, 2010 See Page Six

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 Kukup trip is cancelled because many Rotarians are not able to stay overnight but the joint meeting and vocational visits to factories are still on. Tentative program is as follows: 11.30 am. – visit DGN Lee Kong Hwee cosmetic jewellery factory in Pontian. ( Meet at the factory) 12.45 pm. – lunch- pay as you order. 2.00 pm. – visit biscuit factory 3.30 pm. 6.00 pm. 7.00 pm. 8.00 pm. – visit Tanjung Piai – joint meeting at Rtn Josephine’s residence – dinner (sponsored by RC Kulai) at Rtn Josephine’s residence. – karaoke and fellowship at Rtn Josephine’s residence

Contact PP Alfred for further details

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Day Trip to Melaka
22nd November, 2010
Organizing Chair: Coordinator: Transport: Manpower: Itinerary 6.30 A.M. 6.45 A.M. 9.00 A.M 1.30 P.M. 5.30 P.M. 8.00 P.M. Assemble at Prime City Hotel - Handled by PP Dav Depart to Melaka Visit A Famosa & Jonker Street Lunch at MacDonald Depart to Zoo Dinner at MacDonald. Journey back home. Arrive at Kluang Rtn Tan Y F PP Simon Sim PP Suchdav Jotisroop Rtn Albert

The Lunch, Dinner and tickets to the zoo are being sponsored by RC A Famosa. Participants: Agape Shelter: SRJK C Chong Hwa 3 Interacters: Rotarians: 19 4 6 PP Dav, PP Simon + 2 kids, PP Joseph + 1 kid Rtn Tan, Rtn Richard, Rtn Shakeel + 2 kids PE John Ng will be joining us at Melaka. A word of advice from PP Simon: Please bring your umbrellas.

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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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