ROTARY CLUB OF SINGAPORE’S INSTALLATION OF THE 83RD PRESIDENT AND BOARD
Installation of the 83rd president and board of the Rotary Club of Singapore
“Making a difference” has been the lifelong motto of the Rotary Club of Singapore and it continues to do just that by undertaking a host of humanitarian projects around the region. The new board for 2017/2018, led by 83rd president Keith Harrison, is set to continue its good work. At an installation dinner in June at the Pacific Ballroom of Pan Pacific Singapore, Harrison highlighted that he aims to “lead the club along a path of service” by getting “the best out of two key resources: humankind and nature”. Fittingly, the theme for this year’s installation dinner focused on aiding people with disabilities and improving our world’s environment. The two appointed guest speakers for the evening were Yeo Sze Ling, a visually-impaired adjunct assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University, and Philippine environment secretary Gina Lopez. Both women gave moving speeches that accurately displayed the dedication to improving human conditions that the Rotary Club of Singapore has remained faithful to. For all the serious causes it supports, the Rotary Club members know how to have fun as well. Flautist Elizabeth Russell provided the angelic tunes throughout dinner and the evening ended on a high as the new board members, led by Harrison, dressed up in psychedelic outfits and donned wigs a la The Beatles from its Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club era, and belted out All You Need is Love.
Keith Harrison Lee Chen Wan
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