History

The Rotary Club of Kelana Jaya was chartered on 14 January 1992.

The club has carried out many service projects since then. Here area  few highlights:

  • The club’s first major project was the construction of an outdoor playground at the University Hospital’s paediatric ward in 1993.
  • The sponsorship of the Interact Club of SMK Kelana Jaya.  We also sponsor the Rotaract Club of Kelana Jaya.
  • The opening of the Free Outpatient Clinic in Kampong Baiduri, Petaling Jaya.  This clinic provides basic medical attention completely free of charge to needy patients.  It is operated by Rotarians themselves, with the help of volunteers.  The FOC as it is called, has been in continuous operation since its opening in 1994.  It operates on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 8pm.
  • We launch a Hepatitis B immunization campaign which eventually immunized over 1,500 children.
  • The club opened a crafts and recreational room at the women’s psychiatric ward of the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital.
  • We constructed a Fountain in a Garden – an environmental project to beautify SMK Kelana Jaya.
  • We build the KLGH Children’s Cancer Ward Resource Centre – a facility for the long-term child cancer patients in the hospital, equipped with computers, toys and books.
  • We teach dance to the children at the Spastics Children’s Association of Selangor and FT.
  • Rotary recognises the usefulness of all worthy occupations and we have given annual Vocational Service awards to deserving people.
  • The club has donated funds and materials in connection with many natural disasters throughout the world, such as the Asian tsunami in 2004. We also sent a container-load of clothes and other necessities to Mozambique to be distributed to flood victims in 2000.
  • Currently, the club is operating a free food programme at SRJK Lee Min in Teluk Gong, near Port Klang, providing a basic meal to students of this school.
  • We plan to conduct a medical camp later in the year in a rural part of Selangor.  This is an annual project of the club.  Last year, the medical camp was held at Teluk Gong, Port Klang.