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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

James Lee Ro­tary Club of Sin­ga­pore vice pres­i­dent James Lee was named Ro­tar­ian of the Year

Andy Mankiewicz

Sin Jin How

Jean-philippe Lion­net

El­iz­a­beth Rus­sell

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