We visited our Sister Club, Rotary Club of Taipei Mingmen during their regular lunch meeting via Zoom. We had President Eliza, President Elect Jason, Past President Eddie, Past President Samuel, Past President Grace, Past President Dora and Past President Lily attended the meeting. During the meeting, Past President Samuel helped to promote the Yuk Chi Global Grant and received positive feedback. A follow-up Zoom meeting with Past Presidents Kevin and Ronald of Rotary Club of Taipei Mingmen was also held on December 14.
On November 24, Past President Francisco Mo, Rotary Club de Sao Paolo Aeroporto visited our Club from Brazil. He brought with us the photos of the global grant project sponsored by our club during Past President Mark’s 2020-21 year. The project aims to improve the care provided to patients with brain and tutors through the use of ultrasonic aspirator, as well as train doctors in this surgical technique. More Past President Francisco also carried two bags of coffee, one to Past President Mark and one to President Eliza along with the club flag exchange.
District Secretary Frank Chan, Rotary Community Corps (RCC) Chair came and gave a briefing on RCC while our Club’s potential RCC team from Hang Seng University PSCP Amity College led by Professor Thomas, Professor Victor and Student Affairs Denny and Students Simon, Jenny and Bella joined the lunch too. RCC Chair Frank toldus that RCC membership is open to non-Rotarians from young adults to retirees, they could come from all walks of life including our family members, friends and neighbors. 10 members are required to start an RCC. A leadership group shall be elected from among the members in good standing and represent the corps in dealing with sponsor Rotary Club and the public. RCC is advised to meet once a month and undertake two major projects annually. The Sponsor club should create awareness for the RCC program at the club and district level and public RCC success stories. Once the application form is submitted, it should takes about 1-2 months to process and a new RCC will be chartered!!
Rotary CPR/AED Education Project 2022-23 Opening Ceremony was held at St John Tower. Our Club was a Silver Sponsor of this project, which is organized by our good friends from Rotary Club of Hong Kong Northeast. President Eliza and Past President Grace attended the ceremony. Past President Charles shared his life saving experiences using the 50-year-old CPR method but still worked and saved his golfing buddy during alightning strike at a golf course! The latest CPR/AED machine and technique was demonstrated by students from Queen’s College.
It was a busy afternoon with 12 Rotarians and family members helping out, including: President Eliza, Past President Samuel and Amy, Past President Grace, Past President Lily and sister Alice, Past President Ricky with Grace and Boris, Coco, Rotarian Tony anddaughter. We helped to register 350 elderlies, including 65 new beneficiaries.
District Governor Norman Lee, accompanied by Governor Elect Andy Li, Assistant Governor Brian Ho, District Secretaries Rosa Tam and Joseph Yim visited our Club on November 10, 2022. He joined our Club’s lunch meeting after his meeting withour board members. At the lunch meeting, DG made his speech. He started by telling the purpose of his visit, understanding our club’s year plan from the board members; to meet with members of the club and to deliver some key messages. He then talked about matters in different areas. In general, he asked members to rethink ‘’Service Above Self “. About the year theme “Imagine Rotary”, he reminded members Rotary International President’s ideas: to make projects bigger and more impactful; care more for members. He went on talked about several projects and matters in Rotary District 3450: “Student Ambassador Awards” – This recent project received good support from government departments. It focuses on “What we may do to help the society”. District Governor Norman encouraged Rotarians to work more with Rotaractors. “Virtual Rotary Exchange for Youth” – This project was piloted by Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island East. It was well recognized by Rotary International, and that Rotary District 3450 was…
Thanks to Professor Danny Lam, Director, Policy for Sustainability Lab at HKU, a very exclusive tour including a special water taxi ride, private kitchen dining and coffee bean plantation experience were arranged. Members and spouses also splurged on Hong Kong farm products by LoCo farms in Sha Tau Kok.