One of our new initiatives this year is to invite local community service projects to present to our membership bi-monthly. Our first program was conducted by SportCares, the national program to use sport to empower the vulnerable and at-risk of Singapore. Mr Fayeruz Surahman presented an engaging overview of the program and its impact. We are proud to support them!
Our Club’s commitment to the Northwheel Project with Kampung Senang was recognised at the Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Dinner. We are proud to continue our support of this meaningful project in Singapore.
Rotarian John Cameron of the Rotary Club of Norfolk, Virginia (USA)
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!
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.
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!