Just a few hours away, I will be handing over my 69th President sash to Incoming President Sam and my sincere apology for not doing this important solemn ritual in person and to chair the last meeting of this Rotary year tonight due to my overseas engagement. But as PP Stella said : ” Though I am away, my heart is with all of you.” I am certainly indebted to I P Sam for helping to chair our regular club meetings a few weeks earlier and to PP Stella for her diligent news communication and update to our members.
Please allow me to do my deepest gratitude and appreciation to each and every one of you here for your always caring advice, guidance, support and generous donation ( in kind , service and/or monetary). It has been my privilege and honour to serve you all as 2015-16 ” Be a Gift to the World’ President and trust me, it has been a most wonderful, fulfilling and enjoyable experience for me. This new ‘ fellowship and serving’ chapter in my life will embrace and enlighten me forever and with loads of precious memories to cherish ( especially the selfies!).
Together we have achieved many meaningful humanitarian services projects to do good to the needy , locally and internationally; strengthening our goodwill fellowship with our sister/twin clubs; enriching our honorary member list ; increased contribution to The Rotary Foundation; fostering fun fellowship within our club and strengthen our club foundation with new members Chris and Yuko. I am so proud of all of you and thank you once again for bringing this ‘ magic’ gift to me !
I look forward to reporting to you more on our club work and achievements for 2015-16 Rotary Year in our 1st Club Assembly for 2016-17 on July 21 ( Thurs). Please mark your diary to attend to support your outgoing and incoming Presidents. PP Stella will provide more details shortly.
So Incoming President Sam, here’s over to you and my warmest best wishes to you for leading our Club to the next level of Service Above Self in Serving Humanity in the new Rotary Year. Have a good club meeting tonight ! I miss you all dearly !
Yours in Rotary
Soon to be IPP