I have just two more days with the Rotary. Thus my final journey with the Rotary will be spent writing notes of Thank You to the network of donors spread across the globe - for their generous contributions to the cause of Bhutan and the Bhutanese people.
Greetings from Bhutan. It is my hope that this would find you and your family safe and in good health.
I am not sure if I have already informed you – if not this is my official intimation of my departure from the Rotary institution – not just the Rotary Club of Thimphu. Actually I had intended that I would depart at the end of June, 2021 but something came up and it was not appropriate for me to leave, thus I had to stay on for some more time.
As of 1st January, 2022, I will be focusing on my own life and affairs that have been on hold for the past 6 years – because I had to devote my time fully to the affairs of the Club, in my capacity as the Club’s Secretary, beginning from RI Year 2015-2016, until now. But now I am absolved of my out-of-turn responsibility and, thus, nothing will hold me back in the Rotary beyond December 31, 2021.
I will be suspending all communications with everybody - whether Club Members or international donor partners – on matters related to Rotary. But I will be available to all – any time and anywhere – on matters unrelated to Rotary.
I have already relinquished my post as the Club’s Secretary – preparatory to my departure, as of July 1, 2021. A new Club Secretary has taken charge as of this new RI Year and he and the Club President and the Sector Chairs will henceforth handle all matters related to Club work.
Attached to this mail are the contact details of R C Thimphu’s Club officials who are current as of this writing. I urge you to henceforth address all communications to them – depending on who you think is appropriate.
Thank you for making my journey with the Rotary a meaningful one. With your support I have been able to serve my community for the past six years as the Club Secretary – and ten years as a Rotarian. Please know that it is my belief that if there were anything called a House of God – the Rotary would be counted as that House.
If I have time and again taken advantage of your generosity – please forgive me – but know that in so doing, you gave meaning and hope to many in Bhutan. If I have knocked at your door more often then I should, please know that I did so because I happen to believe that a rich man is one who has the heart to give – I never, ever knock on a wealthy poor man’s door.
In parting, please accept my Thanks for your role in my success and in the success of my Club. You may be happy to know that by end of RI Year 2021-2022, with support from generous donors like yourself, in a short span of nine years since our Charter in 2012, the country’s lone Rotary Club will have delivered over Nu.150.00 million worth of community service projects across the length and breadth of the country.
I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a SUCCESSFUL & A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. May you live long and happy so that you may continue to do good in this world.
Bye and take care …. I remain, most gratefully,
Yours in Rotary