Rotary Club of Singapore
Flag Day 2021
The Flag Day Fundraising initiative was Chaired by Jona Pang, the committee comprised of Li Guang Sheng- RC Shenton & Vice Chair/Rotaractors, Clarence Tan – RC Bugis Junction & Treasurer, Henry Lim – RC Bukit Timah, Member, Chew Phak Heng – RC Garden City, Member, Edmund Chew – RC E-club 3310, Member, Troy Engle – RC Singapore North, Chair Youth Committee.
NCSS allotted 22 May as our Flag Day. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, as Street Collection Permit was not issued, and hence Flag Day Committee pivoted to an online and fully digital campaign. Flag Day initiative was further supported with the Fundraising Art Exhibition which was organised in collaboration with Gajah Gallery.
In conjunction with the Flag Day, a FRCS Fundraising Art Exhibition was organised, and we received H.E. Ambassador Suryo Pratomo as our Guest of Honour and Third Secretary Gayatri Marisca Permata Sari. The exhibition was held over two days, this was to reduce the numbers for each day to observe the Covid-19 guidelines. While the art pieces to be auctioned did not receive successful bids, the exhibition garnered more than $70,000 in media value. The committee is grateful to our co-organiser Gajah Gallery, sponsors Pernod Ricard Singapore, Yum Cha, Lion Brewery and Brand Inc for the invaluable support.
As part of the Flag Day initiative, we launched the FRCS Coffee Mugs, this was to further the donation drive and increase the engagement with Rotary Clubs. Our Flag Day Chairwoman Jona Pang commissioned two local artists for the Coffee Mugs. This year our Digital Marketing and additional efforts did well to deliver a FRCS record of $107,000. This was also received one for one matching from the EFR scheme.