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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Raffles City

The Rotary Club of Raffles City meets every Tuesday at the premises of the Singapore Cricket Club, The Padang, Singapore at 
7 pm on the first 2 Tuesdays of each month
and at 12.45 pm on the other Tuesdays.

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President's Message

Welcome to the home page for the Rotary Club of Raffles City!

The club is part of District 3310 which covers Johore, Sabah and Sarawak (part of Malaysia), Brunei and Singapore. Our club comprise of professional and business people of different races and nationalities and very much a reflection of Singapore society.

For the Rotary year 2018/19 our Theme is “Be The Inspiration” and let us take time and find opportunities to be an inspiration to each other; let us do this when we are at home, with our loved ones; in the office with the people we work with or at social events with our friends.

Our Rotary Motto “Service Above Self” is a great way to actively show to the people around us that we aim to serve. As we start the new Rotary year 2018/19 let us provide service by example to everyone we encounter in our daily lives. A warm greeting, a thank you, opening the door for someone is ways we can hopefully inspire others to do the same.

Our key projects are supporting the Dyslexia Association of Singapore and the Crohn and Colitis Society of Singapore. Apart from these we also support certain homes and centers during the year as part of our community service projects.

The new Rotary year bring new opportunities for us to serve each other and our community. Let us lead by example and following this year’s theme “Be The Inspiration” to make 2018/19 a better world for each other.

Thank you for visiting my club web page. If you are in Singapore, we would love to have you visit our club. Please check the web page for our meeting day and time and venue.

Together let us make our world a better place for ourselves and future generations.

Brian Tan
President 2018/19
Rotary Club of Raffles City, Singapore
District 3310

Final Community Service Event for Rotary Year 2017-18

Final community service event for Rotary Year 2017-18: annual visit to the Tong Kheng Senior Citizens Activity Centre on 23 June 2018. Together with the Rotaractors of the Rotaract Club of Raffles City

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PE Brian speaking to the clients
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May and happy clients
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RCRC Rotarians bringing cheer to the underprivileged seniors
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Celebrating everyone's birthday
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Vincent and May with happy clients

RC Raffles City is now the only service organisation that regularly renders service at this centre for underprivileged seniors.

Final Club Meeting of Rotary Year 2017-18

The final club meeting of the Rotary Club of Raffles City for Rotary Year 2017-18 was held on Tuesday 26 June 2018. A small gathering of members joined by some guests enjoyed the fellowship and delicious North Indian food laid out by the Cricket Club. President Pany presided and ensured the success of the fellowship by providing several bottles of excellent red wine which was consumed with great appreciation by all present.

Brian Tan reported on the recent final community service project for this Rotary Year which was the annual visit to the Tong Kheng Seniors Activity Centre on Sat 23 June. This was undertaken together with the Rotaractors of the Rotaract Club of Raffles City. The clients of this Centre are all from the nearby one and two-room flats and every year look forward to this visit by RCRC. There are 150 clients of this centre and apart from engaging them in various activities, there was a collective birthday celebration for all those there. Apart from PE Brian, others from RCRC who participated in this event were AG Shirin, PP Russi, PP Low Cze Hong, PP Vincent and spouse May. PE Brian hopes that more members would join in for next year's visit. A visiting Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Bangalore made a short presentation about his club and the many large scale projects that the club currently carries out in India. These include hospitals, dialysis centers, 100 "happy" schools as well as numerous other community projects. He looked forward to collaborations by Singapore clubs on these projects, not in terms of financing but in terms of other support.

At President Pany's invitation, VP Jeffrey Chan spoke about his recent vacation in Mongolia and PP Vincent spoke about his recent safari in Tanzania. They both agreed to share photos of their trips at a later meeting.

The highlight of the meeting was President Pany's unscheduled talk about the recent statement by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir of Malaysia to revive discussion on the 1961 Water Agreement between Malaysia and Singapore. This agreement is an international treaty registered with the UN. But Dr Mahathir had always taken the view that the price for the water supplied by Johore to Singapore was too low. During the 1997 financial crisis, which took place when Pany was Singapore's High Commissioner to Malaysia, Singapore was prepared to pay more for the water as part of a package deal to assist Malaysia which was then in great financial difficulty. But Mahathir kept changing the price upwards until agreement was no longer possible. So it was decided to KIV this issue until the next leader takes office in Malaysia. The leaders following Dr Mahathir i.e. Abdullah Badawi and Najib Razak both did not raise this issue. But now that Mahathir is back in office, he is taking this up again.

President Pany mentioned that he has many insights on this issue and has laid all these out in his autobiography which he is writing.

President Pany's final gesture was to announce a final collection for the Sunshine Box. With his encouragement, a total of President Pany, a total of $170 was raised.

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