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President’s Message for August 2016

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My fellow Rotarians, in this August message, allow me to touch on Rotary International John Germ's Presidential Citation.

A Rotary Club can earn a Presidential Citation from Rotary International for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and the club. Simply put, these goals represent what our club members undertake to accomplish for the Rotary year 2016-2017 as a member of the Rotary family.

Under a completely new format which was launched in the Rotary year 2015-2016, a club qualifies for the Presidential Citation by completing two mandatory activities and additional activities in different categories. Also, in the new format, most of the activities will be automatically verified digitally through the Rotary International database and reflected almost instantaneously on My Rotary.

There are still some activities which will require the club president to enter in Rotary Club Central. District Governors will be able to track the progress of all of their clubs online. Cyberspace is the way to go!

At the Board of Directors Meeting held on 19 June, 2016, it was decided that our club shall adopt and work towards the following goals:-

MANDATORY ACTIVITIES
a. Set at least 10 goals in Rotary Club Central.
b. Pay semi-annual dues to Rotary International on time in July and January.

MEMBERSHIP ATTRACTION AND ENGAGEMENT
a. Achieve a net gain of at least one member.
b. Induct at least 2 new members under age of 40.

FOUNDATION GIVING
a. Support The Rotary Foundation with a contribution of at least US$536.
b. Support The Rotary Foundation with a contribution of at least US$26.50 from each member.
c. Attain a minimum Annual Fund contribution of US$100 per capita.
d. Increase the number of Benefactors in the club by at least one (Presently Vicky Soo and Chew Ban Seng are Benefactors)

ONLINE TOOL ADOPTION
a. Have at least 50 percent of members identify their skills and interests in their "My Rotary".
b. Post a project in need of assistance in Rotary Ideas.
c. Have at least 2 members participate in discussion groups in "My Rotary".

HUMANITARIAN SERVICE
a. Partner with the Foundation by sponsoring at least one project funded by a Global Grant or District Grant.
b. Have at least 1 club member attend a grant management seminar.
c. Establish a partnership and conduct a project with one or more corporations including non-governmental agencies.
d. Enhance a project's scope and visibility by partnering at least 5 other Rotary Clubs in our region.

NEW GENERATIONS
a. Currently sponsor a Rotaract Club (Interact Club of ITE College East became Rotaract Club of ITE College East)
b. Have at least 1 club member mentor a Rotaractor (candidates: Edmund Chew, Susan Wong and Zwen Chua and more are welcome)
c. Involve Rotaractors in club projects and events.

PUBLIC IMAGE
a. Host an event to inform the community about Rotary and its Foundation's centennial.
b. Involve local media with at least 1 club event, project, or fundraiser.
We will be tracking our own progress at every physical meeting. Through the accomplishment of the 20 goals above, let’s live up to the Rotary Theme: ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY.

Yours in Rotary

Ching Kwock Wing
President 2016-2017
Rotary E-Club of 3310

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