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Newsletter of

July 2019

Volume 29

Issue 1





3 Board of Directors’ Meeting

5 Interact Leadership Training Seminar @ Stella Maris, Bukit Damansara 6 Arrival of Sister Club Rotarians

Installation Dinner

Oriental Pearl Restaurant Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club Induction of Rtn Aries Lim 7 Dinner with RC Taipei Bak Hai

Corus Hotel 11 Weekly Meeting

Plans For The Year by President Peggy Lee

16 Badminton Match vs Rotaractors SMK Bukit Bintang, PJ

18 Weekly Meeting

Poetry by Noreen Darma Induction of Rtn Tan Poh Meng 25 Weekly Meeting

Fellowship at Vin’s 27 Visit To Durian Farm

31 Deadline for payment of RI & district dues

Rotary Club of Kelana Jaya

Board of Directors

President Peggy Lee Vice-President & Vocational Service Edward Pon

Immediate Past President Tina Yeung President Elect Leslie Yeap Honorary Secretary Peggy Lee Honorary Treasurer Alain Boey Club Administration Josephine Pang Membership Sanjeev Kumar Public Image Tina Yeung Service Projects KW Wong

Rotary Foundation & International Service Roland Low

Youth Service Mike Chong


We had a running start when it came to projects as just before the installation we organized the Interact Leadership Training Seminar which was held at Stella Maris School, Damansara Heights. It was attended by Interactors from both the schools. Thanks goes to PP Edward, PP Leslie, PP Wong, PP Alain, Rtn Sanjeev and myself. Teacher advisor from SMK Kelana Jaya Puan Jasmine also attended as did teacher advisors from Stella Maris.

July is also the month when we parted ways with our long standing project, the Free Outpatient Clinic. We had a few anxious moments as we went about trying to see the best way to see this through.

Luckily those in the clinic managed to get their new body up and going and most importantly registered with ROS so that we can formally hand over the clinic to them. This will be effective from 31 July 2019.

It is ironic that I as President had to handle this matter as I and PP Khoo were volunteers at the clinic from day one, way back in 1994. I am glad as to how it had turned out.


have just finished my term as District Chairman for Inner Wheel District 330 when I said that I will take up the presidency of this club. Wow! What did I get myself into?

I was last president in the Rotary Year 2002-2003 and am now President again. What to do, I felt that I had to help the club. A lot of people thought I wasn’t right up in the head. Oh well, now that I have taken up the post I have to fulfil my obligations.

First off I opted for a simple installation which in the end didn’t turn out to be so simple. We had eleven tables and we had visiting Rotarians from our two sister clubs, the Rotary Club of Bang Rak and Taipei Bak Hai. It was very nice of them to fly here just to attend the installation. We were kept rather busy but we also enjoyed their company. Thanks to PP Roland, Josephine, Edward, Leslie, Khoo, Rtn Sanjeev for taking care of the different arrangements during their stay. Many thanks to PP Wong for arranging for a van to ferry the Taiwanese on their short tour.






President’s Message - continued:

Well, now the club is busy getting funds for the Back to School Project where Yayasan Kelab-Kelab Rotary is offering to rotary clubs to buy school bags at a subsidized price of RM20 to be distributed to various schools. The closing date is fast approaching and funds are still coming in.

A big thank you to those Rotarians who have been busy collecting funds. It was supposed to be a small project but has now become very big with almost RM17,000 collected at this stage. I will have to sign off for now. All the best to the club on their endeavours. I must say that I really appreciate our members who have been so supportive at every stage. Thank you again and again.

Rotary Connects the World Peggy Lee

President RY 2019-2020 Rotary Club of Kelana Jaya



It has been a remarkable start to the Rotary year. On a Saturday afternoon, President Peggy Lee whatsapped members asking if they could raise some funds to purchase school bags for needy primary school children.

The bags, which are bulk purchased by our district’s foundation, the Yayasan Kelab Kelab Rotary Malaysia, were available for only RM20 each.

Within minutes, several members had gone into action. PP Alain Boey, who was then in Europe, quickly worked out a short message which members could send out to their friends:

“The Rotary Club of Kelana Jaya has a donation of school bags to a few schools in Outer Selangor. The bags are heavily subsidised. Each donation of RM20 will allow a new school bag be given to a child. Let me know if you are interested.”

On the first day itself, the pledges totalled several thousand Ringgit, and as at 25 July, less than a week since the appeal went out, we have received RM16,920. In fact, since some further donations are expected, the club has ordered RM20,000 worth of bags, or 1,000 bags.

The donations have been raised by just four members: Josephine Pang - RM7,900

Alain Boey - RM5,500 Peggy Lee - RM2,500, and Sanjeev Kumar - RM1,020.

They had contacted their friends and contacts with Alain’s short but precise message. A big “Thank you!” to these wonderful Rotarians!

A 50% deposit has been paid to the Yayasan, with the balance due upon delivery of the school bags. The club has several primary schools in mind, and we plan to deliver the bags to the school children before the end of year school holidays.

Full details will be given to all our generous donors when the project is completed.


The installation of the new board of directors is an annual highlight in the club’s calendar. This year, Peggy Lee, takes over as president. This is her second turn as she was also president in 2002-03.

The simple but dignified installation dinner was held at the Oriental Pearl Restaurant in the Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort on 6 July 2019.

Apart from members, their friends and family, we were honoured to have with us Rotarians from our sister clubs, the Rotary Clubs of Bang Rak in Bangkok and Taipei Bak Hai. Both clubs made generous donations towards our service project funds.

Another highlight of the evening was the induction of a new member, Aries Lim. She owns an IP firm, and is also a keen tennis player. She was proposed by Mike Chong. Her classification is Intellectual Property.



Rotarians from both our sister clubs visited us in conjunction with the installation of our board of directors.

From the Rotary Club of Bang Rak, we welcomed President Elect Pravi Techasith, and Past Presidents Salakjit and Rutorn Nopakun. And a contingent of 12 Rotarians and a spouse from the Rotary Club of Taipei Bak Hai were led by President Young.

We welcomed both groups at the airport. In the case of Bang Rak, it was a very short visit, as they came in on the Saturday and flew out on Sunday. With Bak Hai, we had more time as they came in on Saturday and stayed until Monday. In addition to sightseeing, we were also happy to host a dinner for them on Sunday, 7 July. Many thanks to Roland Low, KW Wong, Sanjeev Kumar and the other members who took time off to make our visitors feel welcomed.




The Interact Leadership Training Seminar is a seminar to give new board members of Interact clubs some basic training on their roles. For the first time in several years, the club organised an ILTS for our two Interact clubs, the Interact Clubs of SMK Kelana Jaya and Stella Maris Damansara Heights.

Edward Pon was the organising chair, while Sanjeev Kumar was the trainer. He was helped by Alain Boey, Leslie Yeap, KW Wong and Peggy Lee.

The seminar was held on 5 July 2019 at the Stella Maris school with the kind permission of the school authorities.

The Interactors were briefed on their duties as presidents, secretaries, treasurers or service directors. While there is only so much which can be accomplished within a few hours, we hope the knowledge learnt by the Interactors will help them to better lead their clubs this year.

A big thank you to Sanjeev for being the driving force being this project.





11 July 2019

Plans For The Year by President Peggy Lee

Our first weekly meeting of the year is traditionally the time when the new president will outline his or her plans for the year. So on 11 July, President Peggy Lee was given the opportunity to present her plans for 2019-20. She has ideas for various community service projects and we will be reporting on them during the course of the year. Sanjeev also invited several guests. And we had a good number of Rotaractors with us as well.

18 July 2019

Poetry by Noreen Muhammad Dama

Our meeting seldom takes a literary turn, but it did on 18 July. Our speaker was a young lady, Noreen Muhammad Dama. Tina Yeung had met her in a reading group and been impressed by her work. So she arranged for Noreen to talk a bit about poetry at our meeting.

We were most impressed with her passion and talent for writing. She also got us to try our hand at it. Definitely more difficult that it may seem at first blush.

25 July 2019

Fellowship at Vin’s

The club plans to hold a fellowship meeting on the last Thursday of each month. For July, it was at Vin’s in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

We had a good turnout of 13 members. Members clearly seem to enjoy this type of event.




The club was happy to welcome back our previous member, Tan Poh Meng. He was re-inducted into the club on 18 July 2019. Poh Meng, who was a corporate lawyer, recently retired from practice, and we are sure he can now devote all his time and energy to Rotary! However, his excuse is he now has several grandchildren to look after. We are glad for his company again, although we must tolerate his awful jokes.

Poh Meng was proposed by Leslie Yeap.


The latest sport in which we engaged with our Rotaractors was badminton. The match was held on 16 July at the Bukit Bintang Boys School in PJ. For once, the Rotaractors won (with the help of some players who didn’t look like Rotaract of KJ members). But the Rotary club still leads 4-1 in the series. As usual, it was Sanjeev who organised the event.


Sanjeev: Wong, you don’t need to head the shuttlecock.



Rotarian Sanjeev organized an enjoyable visit to a durian farm near Karak on 27 July. Over 30 people, made up of members, their families and friends, Rotaractors as well as Rotarians from our buddy club, the Rotary Club of Port Klang, came on the visit.

The owner, Steven, gave us a tour of the farm, and then the highlight, trying out the various varieties of durians. It is astonishing the amount of durians Rotarians can consume at one go.

Somehow, we had room for more so we stopped by at the Bukit Tinggi village for some lunch. The place is Khoo and Peggy’s usual haunt so they knew just what to order. The crunchy bacon noodles was a favourite.




A roundup of everything else

From top:

Members and guests at our 11 July meeting. Taipei Bak Hai visit the Petronas Towers. A meeting of old friends - Ted Fu and KC Chu. Sanjeev offering a guiding hand.


Congratulations, Edward and Sue on becoming first-time grandparents! This is Brian. Victoria, when much younger, with Dr Hari, when much younger - courtesy of Tina Yeung. We also wish Dr Hari a speedy recovery from his operation.

A gift of tea to all our members from RC Taipei Bak Hai, and mangoes from Sanjeev’s father’s garden.

President Dickson Lai & Rtn Aleen from RC Port Klang at our club meeting.


Wong’s new badminton shoes. It didn’t help. Welcome to our meeting, former member, Sarah Yong. Here V-signing with Aries Lim.

Poh Meng’s BM didn’t want to work after meeting. Rotarians stayed with him until mechanic arrived. He owes us supper.

Messy eaters, Edward and Leslie, need bibs. Edward has the handle of a bag squeezed over his head. Shame.

Mika Yeap, learning about durians from the old hand, Khoo.


connect with our community through our Families in Rotary not only to grow Rotary within our Clubs but extend to new locations.

I congratulate IPDG Dr Baskaran Gopalan for leading the District last year and provided the Inspiration to our clubs for achieving many accomplishments! You have indeed raised the bar high and it is my formidable task to do better to bring our District to the next level in the coming Rotary Year. I look forward to the continuous support of the out-going Club and District Leaders to inspire the incoming Leaders. Please join me on board together to connect and to serve as Rotary Connects the World. Thank you

Lioh Cheng Lim District Governor District 3300 My Dear Fellow Rotarians,

It's now 12.12 am on July 1, 2019! My wife Bee Hong and I take this wonderful opportunity to wish all our class of 2019-20 Presidents and members; Happy Rotary New Year!

I am extremely proud and humbled to be your District Governor and counting on each and everyone of you to help and support me in realising the Theme of RI President Mark Maloney, Rotary Connects the World!

His theme vision, is very simple but yet challenging;

Connect to Grow  Rotary

Connect to Involve our Families in Rotary Connect to Build A New Generation of Rotary Leaders

Connect Rotary to the World with the United Nations

Centred around the Theme, our District’s vision for the coming year is to involve, engage and






Saturday 5 October 2019 and the venue will be notified to the candidates by email.

The Nominating Committee is charged to nominate the best qualified Rotarian who is available to serve as governor.

RI Bylaws 14.020.5 (MOP2016):

Nomination by Committee of Best Qualified Rotarian:

The nominating committee for governor shall not be limited in its selection to those names submitted by clubs in the district. The committee shall nominate the best qualified Rotarian who is available to serve as governor.

Lioh Cheng Lim District Governor Clubs are invited to submit their suggestion of

candidate for the position of District Governor of Rotary International District 3300 for Rotary Year 2022-2023.

Your club’s complete suggestion documents must be sent or delivered to reach the District Governor Lioh Cheng Lim at the following address not later than 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 17  September 2019.

District Governor Lioh Cheng Lim,

509, Block B, Dataran Usahawan Kelana Square,

17 Jalan SS 7/26, 47301 Petaling Jaya.

Qualification of Candidate and Club

The candidate and his home club must fulfil the following

criteria:-(a) Be a member of one or more Rotary Club(s) for not less than seven (7) years; (b) Have served as a full term Club President; (c) Must be physically capable to carry out the duties of the District Governor if elected; (d) Must be a member of good standing; (e) Must have no criminal records;

(f) Must be suggested by the Rotary Club that is in good standing; and

(g) Must have been a member of the home Rotary Club for at least one Rotary year. Interview of Candidates

The interview of the candidates by the District Nominating Committee will be held on






vigilant in rallying global political and financial support as we push towards a polio-free world.” While there were only 33 cases of wild poliovirus reported in 2018, the last mile of eradication has proven to be the most difficult. Barriers to eradication--like weak health systems, insecurity, and mobile and remote populations--must be overcome. As long as a single child has polio, all children are at risk, which underscores the need for continued funding and commitment to eradication. To support polio eradication efforts in endemic countries, Rotary is allocating half the funds it announced today to: Afghanistan ($16.3 million),

Nigeria ($10.2 million), and Pakistan ($25.2million). Additional funding will support efforts to keep vulnerable countries polio-free: EVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is

giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the final—and most pressing—challenges to ending poliovirus transmission, and as Nigeria approaches three years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, bringing the Africa region closer to polio-free status.

“We have the wild poliovirus cornered in the smallest

geographic area in history, and now there are just two countries that continue to report cases of the wild virus,” said Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. “As we work with our partners to apply innovative new strategies to reach more children, and embrace lessons learned thus far, Rotary is doubling down on our commitment to end polio for good. I’m optimistic that the end of polio is within our grasp, but we must remain




Chad ($102,395)

Democratic Republic of the Congo ($9.5 million) Ethiopia ($2.6 million)

Iraq ($6 million) Kenya ($6.3 million) Mali ($1.2 million) Somalia ($1.4 million) South Sudan ($1.2 million) Syria ($1.7 million)

Yemen ($2.1 million)

The World Health Organization (WHO) will receive $1.3 million to conduct research, and will also receive support for surveillance activities in its Africa ($10.9 million) and Eastern Mediterranean ($4 million) Regions.

Rotary has committed to raising $50 million a year to be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, amounting to $150 million for polio eradication annually. Rotary has contributed more than $1.9 billion to fight the disease, including matching funds from the Gates Foundation, and countless volunteer hours since launching its polio eradication program, PolioPlus, in 1985.

In 1988, Rotary became a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Gates Foundation later joined. Since the initiative launched, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases in 1988 to 33 cases of wild poliovirus in 2018.


About Rotary

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