Message From District Governor 2017/2018

I wish to congratulate President Benjamin Lo and you Board of Directors on your installation tonight to serve in the Rotary year 2017-2018.

Naomi and myself are grateful and indeed very honoured to have been invited by your club to attend this Installation Night Dinner.

All of you have been elected by your club members to continue carrying out the good work of your club over the years. President Ben, a young and energetic Rotarian has gone through the Pre-PETS and PETS training and is ready to lead your club to greater heights with your full support.

The last Rotary year has been a year where Rotarians have been encouraged to “Server Humanity”. This year, RI President Ian Riseley has chosen the theme “Rotary: Making A Difference”.

The Rotary Club of Kuching Central is a very active and vibrant club over the years where Rotarians have been working together to serve humanity in need and making a difference in their lives by bringing much needed medical aids, cataract operations, solar and clean water amongst others to the rural communities as well as in the urban centres, especially schools.

RI President Ian wants his District Governors to support and strengthen clubs through further membership growth with more female members in particular, to focus and increase humanitarian service which your club is already a champion of, and to enhance Rotary’s public image and awareness, where most of your service projects and activities are reported in the local news media throughout the year. I have no doubt Kuching Central Rotarians will be able to carry out these goals without much difficulty and achieve the Presidential citation.

Besides, I hope your club members will continue to support and contribute generously to the Rotary Foundation as your AG Dato’ Thomas Ngu is the Annual Fund and Endowment Chair for the Rotary year.

Your club has successfully carried out service projects with the aid of the DDF and Global Grant in the past. This year, a big scale eye screening and cataract operation will be carried through a Global Grant in Sarawak spearheaded by your club. This will further boost the Rotary image and awareness in Sarawak.

I personally see a great potential for the growth of more Rotary clubs in Sarawak with more lady Rotarians if our Rotarians set in as their goals to achieve this challenge. If we have more members, we can plan and carry out more service projects for the benefit of your communities in need, thereby making a difference to their lives.

Let us all work towards this goal in this Rotary year and in the years ahead.

Datuk Lee Chuen Wan JP
District Governor 2017-18
Rotary District 3310
Singapore, Parts of Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam


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