Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Clubs are non-political, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. The stated purpose of the organization is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
The Rotary Club of Luyang is part of a network of Rotary clubs in Rotary International District 3310, which comprises Brunei Dasussalam, Singapore and parts of Malaysia (Johor, Melaka, Sarawak, Labuan and Sabah). The club took its name from a sub-district of Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah. Luyang is known for being an urban residential and commercial area of Kota Kinabalu, and this is reflected in the make up of its members that consists of professionals and business leaders in various fields.
Chartered on 18 June 1997, the Rotary Club of Luyang has grown from strength to strength and has had a very active existence. The club meets every Thursday at Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu, beginning with fellowship dinner at 6.30pm and followed by our weekly meeting and talk by an invited guest.
When a group of Rotarians from Rotary Club of Lu Chu, Taiwan ROC came to Sabah, led by a member who was also a former Past President of Lu Chu Junior Chamber looking for a sister club in Kota Kinabalu, an idea surfaced. Why don’t we form a new Rotary Club in Kota Kinabalu with some of the past Jaycees, especially those from Kota Kinabalu Junior Chamber who are now in the Rotary Clubs.
With the approval and encouragement given by them their District Governor, PP Datuk George Ginibun, a protem committee was formed by protem President, Rotarian Vincent Wong from Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu South, PP Rtn Christopher Ng from Rotary Club of Likas Bay and Rtn Chin Kah Thing from the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu.
With about 20 other friends, a few meetings were held. The new Club was sponsored by Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu South, under the presidency of Rtn Dr. Garnesh. After a period of 2 months of weekly gathering on Thursday evening from 6.00 to 7.00 pm followed by dinner and fellowship, the Rotary Club of Luyang was finally chartered by Rotary International on 18th June, 1997 and the Club was incorporated with the Registrar of Societies on 2nd March, 1998.
After 4 years of coming into existence in 2000, we can proudly say that the Rotary Club of Luyang is on a firm footing, with membership showing an increase from 25 to 38. As envisioned, the Rotary Club of Lu Chu is now our sister club. The Rotary Club of Luyang has also sponsored the formation of the Interact Club of Shan Tao in 1997 and the Rotaract Club of Luyang in 1998.
- 03 Oct 1997 Interact Club of Sekolah Menengah Shan Tao
- 22 Dec 2015 Rotaract Club of Inti College Sabah
- 10 Feb 2016 Rotary Community Corps of Karamunsing
- 12 Nov 2016 Rotary Community Corps of Kudat
- 13 Nov 2018 Rotary Community Corps of Bukit Padang
- 04 Mar 2019 Rotary Community Corps of Moyog (co-sponsored with RC Penampang)
- 26 Feb 1998 Rotary Club of LuChu, D3510, Taiwan R.O.C
- 26 Apr 1999 Rotary Club of Raffles City, D3310, Singapore
- 2 Nov 2007 Rotary Club of Kanuma Central, D2550, Japan
- 25 Jan 2008 Rotary Club of Kanagawa East, D2590, Japan
- 20 Nov 2014 Rotary Club of Bali Denpasar, D3420, Indonesia
- 18 Mar 2015 Rotary Club of Marikina, D3800, Philippines
- 3 Nov 2019 Rotary Club of Daejeon Mindlele, D3680, Korea
1) Interact Club of SM Shan Tao
Interact Club is designed for students or youth between the ages of 14 and 18. It offers a way for young people to learn the rewards of service while enjoying the club’s social aspects. Each year, Interact clubs undertake three major projects aimed at serving the local community, own school and to promote international understanding.
The Interact Club of SM Shan Tao was sponsored by us and was formed in July 1997. The current president is Ms Melanie Yeap with a total membership of 41. Interactors meet every alternate Saturday. The meeting time is from 7.30am to 8.30am at the SM Shan Tao secondary school, Likas.