We had a well-attended first meeting of the Rotary year. In addition to discussing upcoming service and fellowship events, we enjoyed hosting Visiting Rotarian John Cameron of the Rotary Club of Norfolk Virginia (USA). John is a university history professor who is travelling in Asia with his son. We enjoyed his fellowship and hope he makes a return visit!
Our Club celebrated the induction of our President Troy Engle and the new Board of Directors on Friday 5 July 2019 at the Singapore Swimming Club. In addition , we welcomed our newest member Shaun Toh to the Rotary family.
This year, Rotary International President Ian Riseley challenged all Rotarians to plant a tree as a symbol of RI’s commitment to our environment. The clubs of Singapore organised a tree planting activity on Saturday 9 June in Bintan, Indonesia. 26 clubs participated and members of our club travelled over to plant the 15 trees donated by club members. We are proud to report that our members contributed the second highest number of trees of any of the participating clubs!
The event provided not only an opportunity for us to support Rotary International ‘s environmental initiative but also provided a great opportunity for us to share fellowship with over 100 Rotarians from the 26 clubs.
Photo courtesy of Rotary International.
This is the fifth year of our support for the Kampung Sanang North Wheel Wheelchair Project. This year, President Troy and Vice President Kelvin were honored to present our cheque of $5000 support to the organisers. The projects dates back to VP Kelvin’s year as President so it has a very special place in our Club’s history.
Club members joined other clubs from the District at the End Polio Now Family Walk in East Coast Park on 7 April. Thanks in large part to the efforts of Rotary International, the world is on the doorstep of eradicating Polio!
President Elect KK Wong completed training to assume his new role at the annual PETS-DISTAS event in Johor Bahru. Current President Troy Engle will serve as KK’s secretary and underwent training as well. PP Henry Chia joined for the Governor’s Banquet and enjoyed the evening with DG Datuk Lee.
Members of the Rotary Club of Singapore North were invited to the Teck Ghee Lunar New Year Dinner as partners in our weekly bread distribution with Teck Ghee CC. Prime Minister Lee was the guest of honour at the event and thanked Club President Engle for the Club’s contributions. It is our honour to to serve the community and the Rotary Club of Singapore North will continue to put “Service above Self”!