As we move into the new Rotary Year, I would like to thank Immediate Past President Sean Yeo for taking care of the club in the year 2019-20. It is my honour and pleasure to the baton from him and, together with him and the past presidents, board of directors and members, we will continue to do the Rotary Club of Garden City proud.
Many have asked me what Rotary is all about as I communicate my new appointment as President 2020-21. I reply that I joined Rotary to serve the public and that members contribute in the form of donation of time, vocation skills or money.
In the coming year, I plan to work with our members to increase membership of the club and to digitise operations.
An increased membership will bring the club more resources and professional expertise for us to do more good as a team. It will allow us to better and more easily service the projects we have planned for the year. Each member’s contributions, no matter how big or small, go a long way in helping us achieve our service project goals and help the less fortunate in society.
I also aim, with the help of members, to raise the visibility of Rotary Club of Garden City online, creating greater awareness of what we do and who we are, not just in Singapore but regionally.The Internet world is a large, relativelyuntapped platform by the Rotary Club and by taking a first mover advantage here, we should be able to harness this resource for good.
We will look to revitalise our website and social media channels and use these not only to disseminate information but as tools to recruit new members and gather donations. When people search online for ways to give back to society, our goal is to appear on the first page of their search as the logical option for them to approach.
To my fellow club members, I urge you to contribution more this year in terms of your time, resources and expertise and by sharing our work with your social networks. We face a challenging year with the restrictions placed upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic and, as a result, are limited in how we can service our projects. I look forward to your support, your ideas and your innovations in achieving our goals despite the limitations we currently face. I truly believe that every one of us has an important role to play and that we are stronger together as a team.
Here’s to a successful and meaningful Rotary Year 2020-21.
President – Rotary Club of Garden City 2020-21