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The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja’s 96th Anniversary Gala Dinner

The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja’s 96th Anniversary Gala Dinner

On August 12th,2023, as The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja marked its 96 th Anniversary with an exclusive gala dinner held at the prestigious M Hotel and Resort.

Gathered were esteemed guests and attendees who collectively witnessed a pivotal juncture in the club’s journey – the installation of the incoming president and board of directors for the Rotary year 2023/2024.

This landmark occasion was a testament to the club’s unwavering commitment to fostering positive change within society. The funds raised during this memorable evening are poised to make a meaningful impact, as they will be dedicated to organizing vital medical camps for the B40 community across Malaysia.

board of directors for the Rotary year 2023:2024
2023/2024 Board of Directors of The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja

Distinguishing this celebration was The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja’s steadfast resolve to address healthcare disparities entrenched in the B40 community. The club’s orchestrated medical camps provide essential health screenings, consultations, and treatments, all at no cost. By doing so, they bridge the gap in healthcare accessibility for individuals with limited resources.

These initiatives, with their focus on preventive care and health education, empower individuals to proactively manage their well-being. The far-reaching effects of these endeavours hope to bring about significant improvements in the overall health of the B40 community.

In attendance as the esteemed Guest of Honour was Datin Chan-Low Kam Yoke, President of HELP University, whose partnership with The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja has resulted in the allocation of RM5 million in bursaries to deserving applicants. This collaboration underscores the unity of organizations devoted to catalysing positive change.

Crucial to the event’s success were valued partners such as MAAEDICARE, BRDB Sdn Bhd, Lee Foundation, and sister Rotary clubs around the region.

Highlighting the evening were two key moments – the official installation of the leadership ceremony and the bestowal of the Paul Harris Fellow award upon the deserving Guest of Honour, Datin Chan-Low Kam Yoke. This distinguished Rotary recognition honours those who have made remarkable contributions to society.

“Our 96 th Anniversary Celebration & Installation Gala Dinner has marked a significant milestone not only for our club but for the communities we serve. This event epitomizes our unwavering commitment to creating a lasting impact.
The steadfast support from our partners, members, and friends further strengthens our resolve to continue our meaningful work.” – Dr Amir Izwan Mohamed Dahan, President of The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja,

Looking ahead, The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja has unveiled a series of future initiatives.

These include an eye check clinic for schoolchildren, a medical clinic tailored for kidney failure patients in partnership with MAAEDICARE, a forthcoming medical camp addressing health issues among underprivileged individuals, and a collaborative medical camp with sister club, the Rotary Club of Hatyai-Nakarin, aimed at supporting underprivileged children in border schools in Thailand.

The club remains committed to disaster relief efforts, environmental projects in conjunction with the Rotary Club of KK Pearl in Sabah, and the ongoing ‘Kena Bamboo’ environmental education initiative with selected secondary schools.

The 96 th Anniversary Gala Dinner underscores The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja’s enduring commitment to nurturing positive change and creating a tangible impact within society. It reaffirms the club’s steadfast dedication to community service and serves as an inspiration for others to contribute to the greater good.

About The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja

The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja, founded in 1928, stands as one of the oldest Rotary Clubs in Southeast Asia, boasting a 90-year legacy of dedicated community service.

Under the patronage of DYMM Sultan of Selangor, the club has spearheaded impactful initiatives such as the Sungei Buloh leprosarium, the pioneering Blood Bank, and the Malaysian Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis. Its role in nurturing organizations like the Royal Commonwealth Society of Malaya and the Medic Alert Foundation showcases its commitment to lasting positive change.

Central to the club's endeavours is the BRDB Rotary Children's Residence, serving as a sanctuary for underprivileged, needy, disadvantaged, and abandoned children from diverse backgrounds.

With an unwavering commitment to humanitarian efforts, the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja stands as a beacon of positive change. The club invites all to join in its mission to craft a brighter and more promising future for all members of society.

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