About Us

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Our Club History:

The Rotary Club of Langkawi was formed after much hard work and the particular efforts of Dr Baskaran Gobala Krishnan the district extension chair (now considered by us as our founding father), our sponsoring clubs, the Rotary Club of Butterworth and the Rotary Club of Kampung Baharu together with our own charter president Dr Baskaran Kosthi who contacted people from the local business community and proposed the idea of setting up a club in Langkawi.

We were chartered on 8 March 2013 and to mark this event we held a Charter Night dinner and dance to raise our first funds. Our Charter Night, on 21 June 2013 was held at Resorts World Langkawi and was well attended by members from other clubs, our family and friends.

We are currently thirteen members comprising an interesting mix of local entrepreneurs, professionals and retired expatriates. Apart from Malaysians we have among us members from Malaysia (Langkawi), Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Germany and Japan.

We are proud of the fact that we are a non-sectarian and non-denominational club diverse in professions and nationalities. Collectively, we are able to bring skills and expertise based on a wealth of experience to enable our club to move forward with optimism and enthusiasm.

District Structure:

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Club Officers:

President: David Bradley

Executive Secretary/Secretary/Director: Gudrun Nienaber

Vice President: Hussein Mohd Said
Treasurer: Sunil Maniar

Public Image: Dr Sri Shanthan

Service Projects Chair: Marcel Menard

Club Admin: Jennifer Thomson

Foundation Chair: Joe Barr

Other Club Members:

Sachie Takahashi
David Thomson

Club Meetings:

You are most welcome to meet us. We don’t only plan and implement projects; we have interesting talks on a wide range of topics and usually monthly we will hold a family fun fellowship event. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club for dinner at 7.30pm and watch the sun set. Or just come along to our meeting which is free unless we have a guest speaker when we may make a small charge. Meetings start promptly at 8.30pm, either in the restaurant or in the conference room at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club. From time to time we change the venue, so please email us at: rclangkawi@gmail.com should you wish to visit.

How do I become a member?

Membership is by invitation.  Contact Marcel by email: menardmarcel@hotmail.com who will explain the process on how to become part of this amazing team.


Please make cheques payable to “Rotary Club of Langkawi” or by electronic transfer to:

Name of Account:  Rotary Club of Langkawi

Account Number: 2 02117 0001785 9

Bank:  RHB Bank

Terima Kasih. Thank you.