Rotary Day Service Program 2014

23 February 2014

This is the first ever Rotary Day Service Program conducted in Rotary International District 3450 to commemorate the birthday of Rotary.

Area 4 being the hosting Area, Assistant Governor Alice Tsang, together with her Deputy Assistant Governors Nigel Ng and Flora Chan and all the Area 4 Presidents worked diligently to deliver a District-wide Rotary Day Service Program.

There were a total of 16 service projects, one being taken up by the Spouse Program of District Conference. 21 sponsoring Rotary and Rotaract Clubs collaborated with 14 Non-Government Organisations, and have served almost 2,500 persons of needs.

These include persons who are deaf-blind, with hearing impairment and persons with mental handicap in communities or adults living in hostels.

We have served different age groups, elderlies living in old age homes or living alone, as well as high school drop-out youngsters.

Projects were designed to help integration of parents-and-children of new arrivals or low income families and young people with Southern Asian background.

There were also health talks and education on sustainable seafood.

15 of the 16 projects were delivered in the afternoon, after a launching ceremony officiated by Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr. Sin Yat Kin CSDSM with representatives of all 14 NGO’s and the 21 Clubs. Commissioner Sin brought his Cape Collinson Marching Band, composed of rehabilitated offenders, to lead the marching out of our volunteers.

There were about 530 volunteers, comprised of around 180 Rotarians, 10 members of Rotary Community Corps, 50 Rotaractors, 50 family members and more than 240 non-Rotarians.

Feedback from participants were that although it was only a 3-hour project, they had experienced joy of their beneficiaries and they were surprised by the change that the projects make in the life of those they serve and the server. And while Rotarians are experienced in running service projects, many reported that it was a unique experience knowing that there were 15 other teams of Rotarians and friends working hand-in-hand at the same time to serve the community.


District leaders supporting Rotary Day Service Programme

Our billboard

Our first service team in the morning – Spouse Programme

Launching Ceremony officiated by Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr. Sin Yat Kin CSDSM, and witnessed by RI President Personal Representative Director Elect Guiller Tumangan. Representatives of Rotary/Rotaract Clubs and NGO’s collaborated together for service to the community.

Dignitaries at Give Love to South Asian teens

DG Eugene chatting with parent and children at service project with Christian Action.

Rope skipping of all… an experience with people with mental handicap.

Cleaning job for elderly living alone.

Another group having fun with elderlies in an old age home.

Taking family photos for residents of another elderly home.

PDG Ada having fun with children of newly arrival/low income families.

Learning about sustainable seafood.

Please kindly view the full report in the below link.