From the Editor's Keyboard


Dear Rotarians in District 3310

“Rotary club members are a global network of business, professional and community leaders who volunteer their time and talent to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio worldwide.  We are enthusiastic, fun-loving and active volunteers who share a common interest in helping others.”

October is Vocational Service Month.  Our District Vocational Service Committee under the Chair of PP Alex Eow of the Rotary Club of Bugis Junction has prepared a long list of planned activities.  Go to section “From the District Committees” to read more about the upcoming Regional Vocational Service Seminars, the District Vocational Classifications Directory, Internet based sharing of Guest Speakers and the setting up of a DVS Education Fund for needy children in our District.

In Singapore, we had the honour to have RI President Ron D Burton and his wife Jetta visiting us.  In a grand Intercity Meeting organised by the Rotary Club of Singapore at the Pan Pacific Hotel Ballroom on 28 of August, around 300 Rotarians, spouses and guests welcomed him on his short visit.  After listening to inspiring speeches by our DG Chew Gim Bok and RI President Ron Burton, 47 Rotarians spontaneously pledged US$694,000 or about S$880,000 to The Rotary Foundation.

Congratulation and a big thank you to all the generous donors!  This amount will certainly help to fund many projects to make the world a better place to live. Read more about the event in the section “Happenings”.

Did you visit the RI Website recently?  If not, do so soon and register as a Rotarian.  You will notice a completely revamped structure and layout.  Don’t get frustrated!  Everything new needs learning.  The biggest downfall in life is to resist changes.  If we want to progress, we must accept new ways of doing things.  Reed about the new website in section “Rotary International Information”.

Did your club induct a new member recently?  Do you know about a fellow Rotarian in our District who does not receive this monthly newsletter?  Did you change your Email address recently?  Do you have a story to tell about your Rotary experience or your club’s latest project?  Help us to keep all our members informed.  See how to do this in the article “Rotary This Month”.

Yours in Rotary

PP Erich Schneider
Chief Editor
Tel: +65-9818 6817