July 2020
Inside this Issue: 
  • President's Message 
  • Club News
  • Club Matters
  • Speakers' World
  • Rotary International 2020 - 2021 Theme
The Family of Rotary Club of Old Montreal 
President's Message
Susan Xianshu Huang
member photo
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
Thank you for your trust in me as your President for 2020-2021! I will do my best to lead the Club to another successful year with your kind help and support!
The theme of 2020-2021 is ROTARY OPENS THE OPPORTUNITIES!The Opportunities we brought to the people in need through our Service Projects and the Opportunities we brought to ourselves by connecting with the Rotarians worldwide and by serving the communities which will enrich our lives and improve our leadership!
This year, we are proud to announce that Environmental Protection is added as our seventh focus of areas. They are as follows:
  1. Promoting Peace
  2. Fighting diseases
  3. Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  4. Saving mothers and children
  5. Supporting education
  6. Growing local economics
  7. Environmental protection
As Rotarian, we are held together by the core value we share and we all believe in the Four-Way Test !
I have confidence that
Together, we will get through this pandemic time!
Together, we will grow our Club stronger!
Together, we will face the challenge of changing!
Together, we will make the world a better and more beautiful place to live!
 X.  Huang 
Susan Xianshu Huang
President 2020-2021
Club Breaking News
  • Mr. Michel Wong Kee Song has been elected as District Governor Nominee for 2022-2023, a picture
  • Mr. Michel Wong Kee Song has become a member of Paul Harris Society. Congratulations!
Club Matters
   2020 - 2021 Club Focus
  1. Club development: Building closer Win-Win relationship between the Club and the members by focusing on:

  •  What more can the Club bring to the Club members?

  •  What more can the Club members do for the Club?

  1. Membership: To enroll more members to grow our Club

  2. Rotary Means Business: to launch the RMB in our Club to create more business opportunities for the members

  3. Service projects :  to determine valuable service projects locally and internationally

  4. Fundraising: plan to have a few activities including virtual and Gala :

  5. Rotaract and Interact : to build closer ties with our Rotaract Downtown Club and monitor closely our new Interact Clubs.

July 17th, 2020 Meeting. Guest speaker: PDG Nabil Oudeh - "Leading your Club Through Changes".
July 24th, Meeting. Guest Speaker: Ashley Werhun - "Mentorship and Warm Introductions".
July 31st, 2020. Club meeting "Who Moved My Cheese" video presentation and discussion.
July 17th, 2020-PDG Nabil Oudeh
Topic: Leading Through Changes-Resilience and Opportunities in time of Crisis
PDG Nabil made a wonderful presentation on how to lead through the changes during this pandemic period by focusing on the following subjects:
  1. Be resilient
  2. Face your fears: acknowledge the situation and your emotion
  3. Focus on the present: let go of the need to control things that you can’t control
  4. Change the narrative:find out the opportunities and lessons in this situation and be grateful
  5. Be part of something bigger than yourself
  6. Rotary opens opportunities
  • increase international fellowship and cooperation
  • actively participate in international projects
  • Invite Rotarian and friends to your virtual meeting
  • Have fun
As every bad situation opens opportunities, we have to face the challenge and adapt the changes and survive the crisis.
July 24th, 2020-Ashley Werhun
Topic: Mentorship Made Easy-Unlock your potential and kick-start your career
Ashley Werhun is CEO and Co-Founder of Mentorly. Mentorly.Co is a cloud-based mentorship solution for business, schools, and organizations looking to invest in their people and help them soar.
Ashley made a wonderful and interesting presentation about Mentorship today. Her speaking covers the following:
  1. How is mentorship different today
  2. Customized mentorship
  3. The demand for mentorship in the workplace is increasing as 87% of millennial employees request Mentorship.
  4. The importance of Mentorship
Ashley states that Mentorship is key for attracting and retaining a diverse workplace. Mentoring is about opening up and being vulnerable about the experience of the mentors so mentees don’t make the same mistakes the mentors did. Then, they can forge their own path to success.
July 31st, 2020-“Who Moved My Cheese “ video presentation and discussion
Susan Xianshu Huang, President of the Club, played an interesting video of a book called “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson. The Message we got from the story is as follows:
  1. Changes happens—they keep moving the cheese
  2. Anticipate change-smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old
  3. Monitor changes
  4. Adapt to changes quickly
  5. Change
  6. Enjoy change
Rotary International
Theme of 2020-2021 -  "Rotary Opens Opportunities"
  • Rotary provides opportunities for service projects that can be performed and completed by us.
  • Rotary has given many of us the opportunity to travel the world to help put our service ideas into action.
  • Rotary also provides opportunities for leadership.
  • Rotary opens opportunities for you to live a richer, more meaningful life.
  • Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.
Rotary International
  • 1.2 million Rotarian members
  • 36,000 Rotary Clubs in 210 countries
First Board Meeting of the Club for FY 2020-2021
Board Members Introduction
President – Susan Xianshu Huang
Immediate Past President – Linda Beloin
President Elect/ Local Committee Chair /Legal Advisor – Ilario Maiolo
Vice President/Senior Advisor – PP Santoso Hanitijo
Membership/Club Admin/E-Sec – DGN, PP Michel Wong Kee Song 
Treasurer/PR – IPP Linda Beloin
Fundraising Committee Chair/Rotaract – PP Mark-H Chau
Foundation Committee Chair – PP Peter Wong
International Committee Chair– PP Amina Gerba
Secretary – Suzie Lim Quan Choy
Other Responsibilities
Interact Liaison:                      Rachel Tonye
Speakers:                               Malcolm Olafson
Internet/Web Service:                  Liliane Rushemeza
Bulletin Editor
Lil Rushemeza