On September 11, we participated in an evening of celebration of the successes of our two Rotaract Clubs over the past year and the installation of new leadership for both the Rotaract Clubs of ITE College Central and West. Congratulations on a great year and we look forward to supporting you in the upcoming one!
Congratulations to the outgoing Board of ITE Central (top) & ITE West (below)
Welcome the the new Boards of ITE Central (top) and ITE West (below)
On Saturday evening, 7 September, our club marked our “birthday” with our 37th Anniversary Dinner at the Carlton Hotel in Singapore. We were honoured to have District Governor Elect Rajamohan Munisamy as our Guest of Honour. We joined by representatives of many of the Clubs in Singapore and by large contingents from our three Sister Clubs.
DGE Rajamohan Munisamy
We celebrated our wonderful Club projects during the past year as well as those of our Rotaractors and re-affirmed our sister club relationships. This included our first visit by our long-lost Sister Club in Quezon City! We were very happy to have our overseas “family” with us for the evening and look forward to working with them this year.
Pres. Suradest Leethodsarat (RC Taksin Dhonburi), DGE Mohan, Pres. Troy, Pres. Heidi Lee (RC Hong Kong NE), Pres. ‘Amos’ Manlangit (RC Quezon City)
Evening entertainment was provided by the Chinese Theatre Circle who performed a wonderful Chinese opera in English.
it was a fitting celebration of both our great work in the community and our wonderful year of Rotary friendship and fellowship!
In addition to our bi-weekly meetings, our club schedules a fellowship dinner during the last week of the month for members to enjoy an informal meal. This month, we met at Taste Paradise at Ion Orchard for a fun evening of great food and fantastic company!
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.