sampan

Volume 00 Issue 02

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Thank you all again for the strong attendance at our last meeting. We
had 17 members and 15 guests, and I think that everyone agreed it was
a great meeting. All of our meetings should be this good!

Christine Loh gave a very enlightening talk about her experiences in
government, which was followed by a spirited question and answer
session. This caused the meeting to run long, as has been the case at
several of our recent meetings. In future, I will get the formalities
of the meeting underway sooner, so that we can close the proceedings
promptly at 2:00pm.

This Friday we have Ms. Mary Lau of Orbis as a speaker, and on
welcoming committee duty we have Rtn. Nic and Rtn. Harish Wadhwani.

Our District Governor John has started to liven up his monthly
newsletters with a bit of humor. For those of you who missed it, here
is an excerpt.

Marriage

· Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with
friends. You ordered what you want, then when you see what other
person has, you wish you had ordered that.

· At the cocktail party, one woman said to another, “Aren’t
you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?” The other replied,
“Yes, I am, I married the wrong man.”

· After a quarrel, a husband said to his wife, “You know, I
was a fool when I married you.” She replied, ” Yes, dear, but I was in
love and didn’t notice.”

· A lady inserted an ad. in the classified: “Husband wanted.”
Next day she received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing:
“You can have mine.”

· The bride, upon her engagement, went to her mother and said,
“I’ve found a man just like father!” Her mother replied, “So what do
you want from me, sympathy?”

· A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost
to get married?” And the father replied, “I don’t know son, I am still
paying.”

· Young son: Is it true, Dad, I heard that in some parts of
Africa a man doesn’t know his wife until he marries her? Dad: That
happens in every country, son.

· Then there was a man who said, ” I never knew what real
happiness was until I got married; and then it was too late.”

· The trouble with being the best men at a wedding is that you
never get to prove it.

· If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention
to every word you say, talk in your sleep.

· Just think, if it weren’t for marriage, men would go through
life thinking they had no faults at all.

· How do most men define marriage? An expensive way to get
laundry done for free.

Yours in Rotary,

President Bill