Belait’s Rotary Club president honoured
THE Rotary International recently awarded the president of the Rotary Club Belait (RCB) for her role in leading several donations to underprivileged students and organising a medical mission to rural areas in the district.
Helen Tang, who was recently re-elected as RCB’s President for 2015 to 2016, was awarded “Outstanding Club President” for her tenure from 2014 to 2015.
The awarding ceremony took place at the 24th Rotary International District 3310 Conference held in Kuching two weeks ago.
In an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday, Helen expressed her desire to continue the charity drives and community outreach programmes carried out under her previous tenure.
“For 2015 and 2016, RCB is looking to expand its donations to high achieving students from lower income backgrounds. Last year, we had St Angela’s School and Chung Hwa Middle School Kuala Belait forward us a list of names for us to select from, and this year we are looking to expand to four schools,” she said.
From each school, one to two students will be chosen, and presented with donations collected from RCB’s charity sales and private donations.
“The funds we raise, we are putting it all into the community. We regularly raise funds through participating in events such as the Highland Games, where we sell confectionery made by our members, including popcorn and candy floss,” she said.
RCB will also retain its commitment to support old folks living at the Community Service Centre in Seria, which it has provided services to for over a decade.
The organisation is also looking at continuing their medical mission programme, which was first carried out last November 16.
“In 2014, we organised for the first time free medical check-ups to the community of Labi, where we brought a Taiwanese physician who attended to almost 100 residents at the Labi Chung Hwa School,” she said.
Helen’s award was based on a recommendation from the Assistant Governor who supervises the rotary clubs of Brunei in Brunei-Muara and Belait, as well as Miri and Labuan.
RCB is one of 62 clubs under the Rotary International District 3310, which encompasses Brunei, Singapore, East Malaysia and a few states from West Malaysia.
The Brunei Times