A friend who flew in from Bangkok with a horde of Taiwanese - all 82 of them - was clueless that she was in august company. She grumbled that the chatter was deafening to the point that she got a headache from it all. Alas, if only she knew that amidst the din and cacophony of the high-spirited Taiwanese sat an unassuming, prim and proper Rtn. Gary C K Huang, Past Rotary International President and Foundation Chair of The Rotary Foundation - world’s biggest and most philanthropic public benefit organization.
Past Rotary International President (2014 - 2015) Gary CK Huang from Taiwan, with First Lady posing at the Clock Tower in Thimphu during Handing/Taking over ceremony on 12.12.2018
A total of 89 Taiwanese - majority of them Rotarians from Rotary International District 3461, Taiwan were in Bhutan to coincide with the handing over ceremony of the Rotary Club of Thimphu’s biggest humanitarian project yet. Under a Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation, the Rotary Club of Thimphu partnered with the Rotary Club of Taichung East, Taiwan to donate Nu.10 million worth of Laser equipment and associated accessories, to the JDWNRH. The laser will be used by the hospital’s Cancer Department to treat head and neck cancer patients.
This state of the art equipment is the first of its kind in Bhutan.
Rotary Club of Thimphu donates over Nu.10.00 million worth of medical equipment to the Cancer Department of JDWNRH on 12.12.2018
This is the second time that Taiwan Rotary Clubs are donating to Bhutan. In 2013 two Rotary Clubs in Taiwan partnered with the Rotary Club of Thimphu to donate 2 garbage dump trucks, to the Thimphu City Corporation. And, this will not be the last.
Chief Guest Her Excellency Dechen Wangmo, Minister for Health flanked by the P.R.I.P. Gary CK Huang and District Governor of Rotary International District 3461, Taiwan
The District Governor of Rotary International District 3461, Taiwan, International Service Director and Club President of Rotary Club of Taichung East, Taiwan handing over AcuPulse CO2 Laser & Sinus Instrument user manuals to Mr. Tashi Phuntsho, ADM Officer of the JDWNRH
Before the end of the Rotary Year 2018 - 2019 (end June 2019), Rotary Club of Taichung East and Rotary Club of Thimphu will once again partner to donate another substantial medical equipment - this time a high tech microsurgery microscope costing over Nu.7.00 million. In the next few weeks, I will start to hammer out the few remaining kinks in the Project Proposal for submission to the Rotary Foundation.
It is said that health is the most enduring wealth. If that is true, the Bhutanese people are surely headed for a very wealthy life - all thanks to the spirit of giving of the global network of close to 1.3 million Rotarians spread over 220 countries around the world.