July and August have been a very hectic time for me and my DG hubby.
We have been attending Club Installation Dinners and making our rounds to visit clubs in Singapore, Johor, Melaka, Sarawak Brunei and Labuan FT.
In the process I have learned a lot about Rotary and the 29 clubs we have visited so far. I witnessedthe signature projects of club like Homes for the underprivileged, Rotary Haemodialysis Centres, Tuition Centre, the provision of solar energy to a single blind man’s house and we attended meeting with Interactors and Rotaractorsto get to know their activities and not foregetting the RYLA event in Labuan FT. These projects are indeed meaningful. Those who are beneficiaries of the charitable work of our Rotarians have their lives changed so much so that they now get to enjoy better quality lives.
During our club visits I can generally sense a club’s vibrancy by observing the turnoutof its Rotarians members and spouses.Those clubs in which Rotarians and their spouses turned out in good numbers are generally very active and vibrant. It is evidence of the strong support from their spouses and their participation in their club projects and activities.
On the other hand there are also clubs with small membership but they still are able to carry out meaningful service projects.
Rotarians and their spouses have been very friendly and hospitable during our visits. We were well treated to various local delicacies and this leaves us with fond memories to take home.
September will be another month where we will stay in hotels more than at home.
This a challenge we have chosen and we are enjoying every moment of it. Although we miss the conveniences of our homes we are happy to do thisall for the love of Rotary and we also enjoy being involved in the good work carried out by our Rotarians to serve humanity and to make a positive difference to the lives of needy people.
Datuk Naomi Chong.