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World Peace and Understanding Night

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Rotary Club of Greentown celebrated its 19th Anniversary and World Peace and Understanding Day at Impiana Hotel Ipoh recently.

Rotary Club of GreentownThe event was attended by about 100 members and guests, including the Acting High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, Maj-Gen Lalith Daulagala, Rotary Club District Governor, Mansor Saat and representatives from its sister club from Makati Edsa, Philippines.

The Rotary Club of Greentown has actively participated in various community projects since its inception in 1994, mainly in the health and literacy fields, locally and abroad. It is currently involved in a sanitation project in Seam Reap, Cambodia.

The government gave a grant of RM35,000 recently for the club’s various humanitarian programmes. During the dinner, past president Lee Swee Ching made a personal donation of RM2000. Nachemutu Karappannan, the Club President thanked donors for their generosity and promised that money collected would be spent wisely.

Guests were treated to a sumptuous buffet dinner and then entertained to traditional dances, including a performance by a local Sri Lankan troupe. The evening ended with a drum and percussion demonstration, a fitting finale to a grand night.

SH Ong

Honouring the Media

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Philanthropy is as old as the hills but Rotary showed the new way forward – public service carried out in a systematic manner without strings attached. The introduction of Rotary to Malaya in the late 1920s had some impact on the social landscape. Founder James Davidson left Malaya believing that “Rotary was firmly established in our land”.

Rotary Club of GreentownIncidentally, the third club formed in Malaya was the Rotary Club of Ipoh, established on October 11, 1929 and chartered on January 18, 1930.

Rotary Club of Greentown held a guest cum press night at Impiana Hotel recently. President, K. Nachemuthu briefed the audience on the club’s achievements and its upcoming charity projects. The objective of the function, said Nachemutu, was to honour the media for its contributions in promoting Rotary Club activities.

Kani

Respiratory Monitors for Hospital

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Rotary Club of GreentownAnother benchmark in community service was set when Rotary Club of Greentown presented three units of Cardiorspiratory Monitors to Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, recently.

The funds to procure these monitors, costing RM52,800, were raised by means of a matching grant together with partners in Global Humanitarian Services – the Rotary Club of Bangalore Peenya, District 3190, India; Rotary District 3300, Malaysia and The Rotary Foundation.

With this new addition, the number of monitors at the hospital now stands at thirteen.

The shortage of monitors was brought to the attention of Rotarians of Greentown some time ago. Two major projects were then held to raise funds – the Rotary Ekiden Run and sale of souvenir programmes. Cash donations were also collected from club members.

As a referral hospital, Hospital Raja Permaisuri can now better serve critically ill neonates and children.

Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon, Executive Councillor for Health who graced the occasion, pledged an allocation of RM5,000 to the Rotary Club of Greentown to help run the club’s activities.

When addressing the press later, Dr Mah underlined the importance of such equipment, saying many of us fail to realise this until our own children are ill and warded in the Intensive Care Unit.

He stressed that NGOs, which number over 4,500 in Perak, have a vital role to play in the community. He encouraged Perakeans to volunteer their time and services through organisations like the Rotary Club.

Emily

Anniversary Dinner

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Past president of Rotary Club cutting the anniversary cake

The Rotary Club of Greentown took to fine dining at Indulgence Restaurant, Ipoh recently to celebrate its formation. The club played host to five members of the Makatiedsa Rotary Club from the Philippines. Newly elected President, Francis Vijayaselvan, started the evening with a cheery welcoming speech. “It’s a good way to relax and to exchange ideas, especially with our Filipino guests,” he told the 70-odd crowd. The evening ended with a cake-cutting ceremony by 17 past presidents, a symbolic gesture to denote the club’s 17th anniversary.

Ed

Rotary Club of Greentown Donates Equipment

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The Rotary Club of Greentown officially handed over Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy equipment costing RM44,100.00 to the Community Based  Rehabilitation Centre in Buntong. F. Vijeyaselvan, President of Greentown Rotary Club informed that this donation was made with grants received from other rotary clubs as well. The Guest of Honour, Lim Kok Beng, Rotary International District Governor officiated the ceremony by unveiling the commemorative plaque.

The Centre was opened in 1999 and provides services to cater to the needs of people with disabilities. The services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and early intervention programme. It also runs a pre-school for disabled children. The children are taught activities for daily living, including personal hygiene, toiletry, dressing and how to look after themselves and prepares them to attend normal schools. There are 50 students in the pre-school. About 25 people with disabilities are being rehabilitated. The equipment provided would enhance the services provided.

Those who wish to volunteer or send disabled persons to the centre can call Saras at 05-2420805.

AJ