Clement Yong takes Rotary Club BSB helm

James Kon

Clement Yong Chin Siong has been elected to lead the Rotary Club of Bandar Seri Begawan (Rotary Club BSB) until 2021, following the Past Presidents Council Meeting and a virtual installation ceremony recently.

The post of president-elect went to Muthukrishnan Balasundaram, while Klaus Tomalla was elected as vice president. The immediate past president is Jimmy Chung Sze Kiat.

Assisting the president is Kevin Onn Khai Hau, who will hold the secretary position, while Leonide Yapchulay Lim will be the treasurer, and Yapp Giem Eing the Sergeant at Arms. The four appointed Board of Directors are Wing Chin Toon, Kenneth Ling Wei Chiang, Lam Soon Meng and Pek Hai Hin.

Lam Meng Soon also holds the post of PP Council Chair and Service Project Chair.

The membership chair post went to Daniel Thien Nyuk Shhon, while Betty Wong Huong Sing was elected Fund Raising Chair.

Clement Yong Chin Siong. PHOTO: JAMES KON

Kenneth Ling Wei Chiang was elected as Club Administration, Yapp Giem Eing as Service Project Chair, Low Eng Leng as Rotary Foundation Chair, and Jane Snell as Vocational Chair. Jimmy Chung Sze Kiat was elected as International Service Chair, Jerry Neo Eng Boon as Community Service Chair and Boon Wu Wai as Youth Service Chair.

Newly elected President Clement Yong said, “Although the pandemic stops us from carrying out our usual activities and projects, I feel we need to be ready. We would like to implement these projects once the government gives us the green light.

“We ought to be very careful and take social distancing, personal hygiene and health very seriously. We need to take extra precautions and we plan to observe the risks involved in the projects. We plan to have our first blood donation drive in August, followed by other possible projects in the lineup once the situation improves. We also plan to start off our own Mandarin group to cater for more Mandarin speaking members and friends of rotary so that we can also cover the non-English speaking sector of our community,” he said.

Rotary Club BSB is also looking forward to outdoor events and activities once restrictions are relaxed, including tree planting, beach cleaning and the Family Jungle Walk, golf tournament, with our indoor bursary award, best student and best teacher awards.

“We will focus more on helping those in need during this difficult time throughout my tenure, via local or joint projects,” Clement Yong said.