The Rotary Club of Raffles City initiated a community service project to raise awareness for dyslexia in Singapore, driven and led by Mr George Abraham and Dr Jimmy Daruwalla.




The Rotary Club of Raffles City organised the first public forum on dyslexia. Mrs Marion Welchman, Secretary of the British Dyslexia Association and Founder of the first dyslexia association in the United Kingdom at Bath, Mrs Jean Augur, Educational Officer, British Dyslexia Association and Dr Lee Wei Ling, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Head of the Learning Disorders Clinic at School Health Services, were invited to speak at the forum. A workshop was also held for 200 teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE). 


A second public forum was organised by the Rotary Club of Raffles City and the need for establishing a Dyslexia Association in Singapore was put forward. 
APR A committee was formed to lay the groundwork for setting up the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS).
OCT Dyslexia Association of Singapore was registered with the Registrar of Societies. The People’s Association provided the DAS with office space at its Kallang premises free-of-charge. The first Executive Committee wasformed.
JAN DAS Committee members held an informal meeting with Mrs George Bush, the First Lady of the United States during her visit to Singapore. At her request, the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, presented the DAS with a set of 500 video tapes for remedial teaching. 
MAR The Rotary Club of Raffles City and the Canadian Alumni raised $25,000 to finance the initial operations of DAS. 
AUG DAS hired its first teacher, Ms Dawn Brockett. There was a total of 12 students under her care.
OCT DAS’s first Learning Centre was set up at the Student Care Services Centre in Clementi.
FEB Dr Loke Loo Pin organised a charity concert “A Musical Affair” in aid of DAS at the Jubilee Hall in Raffles Hotel, which raised a total of $16,700. 
MAR The official opening of the first DAS Learning Centre at the Student Care Services Centre in Clementi, by Mr Bernard Chen, MP for Brickworks GRC. DAS also published its first newsletter.