Speech by the Organising Chairman PP Alex Chang
Dec 10, 2016 @ Sungei Wang Plaza
Good Morning Ambassador of Romania
Good morning my rotary friends, Ladies and Gentlemen
Sawadee Karp to my friends form Thailand
Singapore, Hong Kong & Taiwan 早上好, 早晨
Philippines my Filipino friends told me say good morning in the Philippines: “Good Morning.” That’s how you say it…
I have been tasked to talk a little about the history of the TRI CLUB FELLOWSHIP Project.
History is always telling a story to people who wonder about what happened a long long time ago…
A few years ago, when PP Phanida Naviroj was the President Rotary Club of Dhonburi, she wondered why the three sister clubs of Dhonburi, Singapore West and Pudu could not do a project together…
Then she was so busy being the Presidents of the Presidents of her district 3350 she didn’t have time to carry out this project.
On the word wonder…
This reminds me about what a wise man told me 30 years ago. this is important, listen carefully boys.
“before you got married to your wife, son,
Wonderful things happen…
After you got married son,
You wonder what happened!!!”
Four Rotary years ago, PP Tan Kay Hui of RC Singapore West, PP Pichai of RC Dhonburi and one guy called Alex from Rotary Club of Pudu met in Singapore and over a cocktail they said we MUST carry out this Tri Club project.
So the project was held in Bangkok, and then Pudu hit a jackpot in Kuala Lumpur… that project was awarded the Best International Service Project
Do you know why it was a jackpot?
Because the Pudu President that year, what is the name of that guy, some Alex is totally brainless and could not come up with such a good idea, the District Governor thought, since that Alex can convince Dhonburi and Singapore West to partner with him, I give him the Best International Service Award for trying to come up with a project la…
So do you now wonder what happened?
The second Tri Club project was undertaken by Pudu…
a fantastic project call “beautify my home”.
It was attended by two RC Singapore Rotarians.
The third project was undertaken by RCSW
That was such a tear jerking project. Because they say boys don’t cry so I held back all my tears, it was a special project with the Rare Disease Society of Singapore and it encapsulated all the sweat and tears of all these parents whose children are affected by a rare diseases.
This year Pudu donated two ambulances to St John then our President said it takes 4 minutes for a person to be cut off from oxygen to suffer brain damage, in four minutes time the ambulances stuck in the KL Traffic can only reach a short distance of 20 metres.
By the time CPR etc the chance of survival of the victims is marginally reduced.
So we came up with the idea of giving Defribilator to go together with the ambulances
A Trader bought some Equipment from a Chinese Businessman
There was a signboard which said:
“Guarantee NO SPOIL”
When the Equipment broke down
The Chinese Businessman said, for 5,000 years, we read from
Right to left, Not Left to right.
“SPOIL NO Guarantee”
It gives me the greatest pleasure to invite His Excellency
Constantin-Volodea NISTOR, The Romanian Ambassador to Malaysia
Dato Burnard Yeo Kim Thong, the Selangor State Commander of St John Ambulance
President Lim Kok Guan
RC Singapore West President 2016/ 17
President Theeravat Theeravat Kanokkul
RC Dhonburi President 2016/17
Of course my lady boss President Sandy Soh on stage for the presentation of the mock cheque and the real Defribilator to St John Ambulance.
I thank you all for attending this simple but meaningful launch.
PP Alex Chang
Rotary Club of Pudu