KOTA KINABALU: Contributing to the community is the new President of Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu (RCKK) Pearl Eliza Goh’s thrust in her new leadership.

Eliza delivering her speech

She said she would be carrying out these endeavours through  Pearl’s existing project portfolios while exploring more opportunities to contribute positively to society.

According to her, even withe the new norms and restrictions during to the Covid19 pandemic, they would not be slowing down but would continue to implement community projects.

“I also intends to capitalize on each of RCKK Pearl members’ vocation and expertise in a “women Empowering women” movement, to strengthen the members themselves to rise above adversities as well as creating opportunities for service, in line with Rotary International’s theme for RY2020/21, “Rotary Opens Opportunity”.”

Eliza an advocate for women welfare would also looking into  possible opportunities to extend the Club’s “Love Your Sight Project”, by helping some women in the B40 income
bracket, who are breadwinners for their family but whose livelihoods are severely affected by impaired vision.

She said that the Club was in the midst of bolstering plans to work with a local eye surgeon for the possibility of providing free cataract surgeries for such sufferers.

Present during the event was RCKK Pearl’s Immediate Past President Datuk Dr Sharifah Habsah who awarded five members from her  term 2019/20 Board of Directors, who went above and beyond the call of their responsibilities.

The recipients of her award went to Club Community Service Director Tulip Noorazyze
Abdul Rahman, Past Secretary Adelina Adenan, Past Club Treasurer Catherine Liew, Club Service Director Caroline Felecia Paxton and Past TRF (The Rotary Foundation) Director Datin Phyllis Lo.

Others in attendance included Assistant Governor Woo Soo Poo, Past District Governor Philip Chong, Past President Iskandar Ahmad and Rtn Cheong Kok Ann, all from
the founding Club of RCKK Pearl, which is Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu, the oldest Rotary Club in Sabah.

The event was officiated by Sabah’s Caretaker Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of
Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Christina Liew.-pr/BNN