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The Interact Coordinating Committee’s GREY CAN STILL PLAY project
Project Date:  Saturday 17 March 2018
 
This was a one-day community service event which brought together 100 needy seniors from the Eunos/MacPherson neighbourhoods and 227 Interactors from 14 different Interact Clubs in Singapore for a day of fun and meaningful interaction.
 
The project included a “mass house cleaning activity” of homes of the needy seniors in the Eunos-Macpherson area in the morning, followed by engagement activities with the seniors by the youths through a “Carnival” which included activities such as games, handicraft making, singing and a lunch party.
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8th YSC Meeting cum Meet our Interactors and Teachers Advisors held on 22 February 2018 at the Metropolitan YMCA.
 
The meeting was hosted by PP Mohan, PAG Philip Leong, Rotarians Paul and Jessica, and chaired by Rotarian Dr Hoh Sek Tien.  Besides Rotarians, attendees included 5 Teacher Advisors and 16 Interactors from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Anderson Junior College, Catholic Junior College, Bukit Gombak Eagles, Global Indian East Coast and Raffles Junior College. 
 
This meeting is part of YSC’s efforts to engage Interactors and their Teacher Advisors and to strengthen communication between them and the Rotarians. It was a great evening of engagement and fellowship, with Rotarian James sharing on the application processes for Rotary Citation for Interact Clubs and PDG Dr Philbert sharing on the competitions on D3310’s Guide to Daily Living. 
 
The Presidential Citation Awards were also presented to the Interact Clubs by President Keith.
 
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President Keith Harrison led a delegation of Rotarians and Family members from RC Singapore from 16-23 Feb 2018 to the states of West Bengal and Odisha in India. This Rotary Community Visit include visits to our Global Grant Projects to 5 Rotary Eye Hospitals, Water and Sanitation Hygiene in Schools (WinS) Project, Rotary School for Special Children as well as a large institute for indigenous children with 27,000 residents.

The delegation also attended the weekly meetings of Sister Club, RC Belur, RC Bhubaneswar Royal as well as Project Partner Club RC Calcutta Mahanagar, represented by Past Rotary International Director Shekhar Mehta.

RC Singapore Members also met with members from RC Calcutta Metro South to finalise a mega project in collaboration with RI D3490 Taiwan in the presence of District Officials including DRFC, DGE and DGN of District 3291

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RC Singapore plays a Regional Role in Service to Mankind
 
On 24th February 2018, PP Dr. Shahul Hameed represented RC Singapore and RI District 3310, as he delivered the keynote lecture at Rotary International District 3490 Taiwan, Taipei, at their annual Rotary Grants Seminar for incoming Rotary Club Presidents for Rotary Year 2018/2019.
 
Please click on following link/photo to view the full summary.
 
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CIREBON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
 
SANITATION - A GLOBAL GRANT PROJECT
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Cirebon proudly organised a ceremony to handover one set of toilets built in 36 schools throughout Cirebon.  Present and witnessing at the ceremony was the city's mayor Nasrudin Azis, Head and Deputy Head of the Regional People's Representative Assembly Edi Suripno and Eti Herawati respectively . Rotary dignitaries in attendance were District Governor Sumantoro, Past Governors Eva Kurniati and Mustain Sjadzali.
 
The project (valued at over USD 50,000) was made possible through the collaboration with RC Singapore District 3310, Rotary District 3620 of Korea, and The Rotary Foundation.
 
All of us at Rotary Club of Singapore wish to congratulate and thank PP Dr Shahul Hameed for all his hard work in reaching the 40th Global Grant. Happy Ruby Anniversary!
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Rotary Club of Singapore, led by President Keith Harrison, was in A Luoi District in Hue, Vietnam to witness the Global Grant project to provide safe water, latrines and water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) training. 
 
Together with partners RI District 6600 in Toledo, Ohio and RC Carlsblad Hi-Noon in RI District 5340 in Carlsblad, Southern California, the team visited some of the Schools and Homes in this mountain side commune of ethnic minority people of Central Vietnam.
 
Altogether 50 latrines in 50 homes and safe water supply to 316 Families in the area were constructed to benefit 2,000 people in the area. Villagers and school children also received WASH training as part of the project.The total project cost for this Global Grant is USD $71,272
 
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We had two back to back events over the weekend.  It started with the packing of gift bags for the “Goodie, Goodie, Goodie for Christmas” Project on Saturday where 20 interactors from Hwa Chong and Yishuan JC joined our Rotary volunteers for the packing.    A total of 240 bags were packed and ready for distribution to the Gift of Home and Bukit Gombak Eagles Interact Christmas Party on the 23rd December.   
 
On our annual visit to the Gift of Home on Sunday 10th December,  we see our Interactors-in-action  from serving lunch, distributing goodie bags to singing and finally forming a human chain to move the heavier stuff  – all in a day’s work.   
 
Thank you for your commitment – this is the true spirit of giving and service above self!!
 
A shout out to our Rotary Football Plus Team U12s for winning the 3rd place at the ESPZEN Junior League.  This is a great team work and well done!!
 
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We were joined by 12 Rotaractors of the Rotaract Club of Singapore at this week lunch meeting,   who brought so much buzz and fun to our meeting.       The team was on the ground early and conducted a pre-lunch health screening for fellow Rotarians and followed by a First Aid Demonstration by Rotaractor Isaac.   Another highlight is the ‘real-time’ Christmas Cookies Sales organized by the Rotaractors to raise fund for the Sapulot Project.     It is a lively and heart-warming gathering with Rotarians and Rotaractors under one roof for a good cause.  A big thumb up and thank you to our Partner In Healthcare – our Rotaractors from RACSG!  
 
 
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Posted on Nov 26, 2017
At the Entrepreneur of the Year Award ceremony on Thursday were (from left) Rotary Club of Singapore president Keith Harrison, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, Ademco Security Group managing director Toby Koh, the overall winner in the Established Entrepreneur category, and ASME president Kurt Wee.
 
Click on this link to read the Straits Times article or click read more below to read President Keith's full speech.
 
View the photo album http://www.rotary.org.sg/PhotoAlbums/eya-2017 and you can also visit the EYA website here
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On 14th October 2017, Membership Director Rtn Rajkumar Perumal Suppiah organized a fitness walk from Garden by the Bay East to Marina Barrage, to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Help the Children 2017 - Kota Batu, Indonesia

 

Article from Malang Post (translated with Google Translate)

The face of 1025 elementary school students is so sunny, Friday (6/10) afternoon yesterday.
 
Not only did they get stationery, uniforms and various learning needs, the houses were visited by Rotary Club (RC) officials from four countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.
 
"Thank you, Rotary," the students shouted shortly after receiving help at the East Sang SD Hall, Jalan Panglima Sudirman.
 
Reno Safaruddin, a grade 6 student of SDN Madiredo 3 Sub Pujon, one of them. With joy he received the gift. "Goods given, this I like," he said with a smile.
 
This assistance is one of the agenda of Global Grant 1746934, Help The Children 2017 conducted by six Rotary Club together. They come from RC Malang Central, RC Batu, RC Marina City, RC Singapore, RC Taipei and RC Kuching Central.
 
The event was joined by RC Singapore President, Keith Harrison, RC Marina City President, Jenni Lau, President of RC Kuching Central, Ben Lo, RC Taipei President Kish Chablani, President of RC Malang Central Yeni Prastiwi and President of RC Batu Tiwi Maulidiono.
Also attending the event were ISHK Tolaram Foundation Chairman Mohan Vasmani, Pastor of RC of Singapore Dr Shahul Hammed and Wibi Punjul Santoso, Vice Chairman of PKK Batu City.
 
"The purpose of this activity, the children can not afford to continue the school," said Yeni Prastiwi, President of RC Malang.
 
RC provided 1025 school support grants for 1025 students from Batu Town and Pujon Sub-district, Malang Regency. In addition, the RC also conducts 202 teacher training.
 
This teacher has taken a written test in Unair Surabaya and continued training. In addition, the 6 RCs provide assistance in the form of training for pupils in 16 schools in Kota Batu and Pujon Subdistrict.
 
Jenni Lau, President of RC Marina City expressed her happiness to meet with the students. He hopes, all the help given this can be useful to boost the spirit of learning. "Hopefully can be used to learn, diligently study yes," Jenni message.

 

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Entrepreneur of the Year Award - 2017

This year's award ceremony was held at the Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin on Tuesday, 03 October 2017

And as reported on TV

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Youth Service Committee Report

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Community Service 2017-2018

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ILTC 2017 Interact Leadership Training Camp organised by Rotary Club of Singapore
 
The Interact Leadership Training Camp (ILTC) organised annually by the Rotary Club of Singapore is a major event in the Interact calendar. The camp’s aims are to impart the skills and spirit of volunteerism and to introduce Interactors to the Interact, Rotaract and Rotary family at large.
 
Rotarian Dr Hoh Sek Tien, Youth Service Director says, “This year the camp was unique in many ways. For the first time, Rotary Club of Singapore partnered Youth Corps Singapore to launch a completely new programme which included new elements such as ageing simulation, social inclusion dialogue, cross cultural communication in addition to leadership training. The camp location was also a first, with Temasek Polytechnic’s Glocal Connect Village coming in as host of the 3-day 2-night stay-in camp.”
 
The camp was held from 28-30 July 2017 with additional funding provided by the Foundation of Rotary Clubs Singapore's Rotary Cotton On Fund.
 
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Click on the cover below to view the Singapore Tatler Article about the Rotary Club of Singapore Installation of the 83rd President and Board 
 
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  • Guizhou Ethnic Minority Vocation School Project. A great collaborative effort by Rotarians and ISC Chair Mark Yang!!
  • A joint ISC – VSC project
  • This minority races are left behind in the economic growth of China, especially in the  Southwest of China, lagging behind the coastal provinces. Vocational education is key as it fills the gap between skilled and unskilled workers
  • Guizhou holds the remaining un-spoilt mountainous area endowed with unique culture and geography.
 

The key objective of the project is to help the school with a modern practical training laboratory, learn more about the Miao people unique culture and geography and also fellowship with Rotary China

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Rebuilding Limbs and Lives – LAGOS, NIGERIA
  • A ‘Global Grant’ project jointly executed by RC Singapore and our partner club; RC Victoria Garden City, Lagos
  • Total Project Cost US$197K
  • The IshK Limb Centre (Tolaram Foundation subsidiary) provided more than 1,500 artificial limbs with all additional cost being funded by its parent body, Tolaram Corporation. Training was imparted to 3 limb prosthesis technicians
  • Initiated a livelihood program providing physiotherapy, job opportunities and a “mobile kitchen” start-up carts for selected beneficiaries
  • A BIG THANK YOU to our HM Rtn. Mohan Vaswani for his kindness and wonderful support!!
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  • Project: Rotary Eye Hospitals, Joint Projects Of RC Singapore (RI Dist 3310) with RC Aurangabad & RC Buxar  (RI District 3250)
  • Project Start and Completion Date: July 2016 and completed Feb 2017
  • Cost of the project: 620,000 USD. GG 180,000 USD. Balance local donations
  • Award: This project won the Gold award for the Best International Service project at the DISCON in Bangkok , this May 2017-05-21
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  • Project: Project AASHA (meaning is Hope in English)
  • Project Start & End Date: 25th Dec – 31st Dec 2016
  • Cost of the project: 5000 USD. Rotarians of Rotary Club of Singapore raised the funds through contributions.
  • Project location: Nepal
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  • Malang Children Project
  • Project Cost: USD$135,000
  • Project Start and Completion Date: 1 June 2016 to 11 Feb 2017
  • Areas of focus : Disease Prevention & Treatment ; Basic Education and Literacy
  • Project Location : East Java Indonesia RI District: 3420
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River Safari
  • A joint initiative by YSC & CSC!! Not to forget Rotarians of other clubs and Rotarian spouses …
  • On 12th Nov 2016 a ‘River Safari’ outing was arranged for 30 elderly residents of a local old home.
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Gift of Love Home
  • RC Singapore joined Tanglin Club of Singapore at their Annual Christmas event for their ‘Gift of Love Home’ event
  • ‘Gift of Love Home’ is a home to the frail elderly, who typically require assistance in their daily living







 
  • The facility takes care of about 40 residents, many of whom have been neglected or abandoned by their families
  • The key objective of this Christmas event was not only for the residents of the Home, but also for the 'adopted' families of the Home itself
  • The CSC donated 5kg bags of jasmine rice to the Home, which was be donated to families in need
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