Our newest member Rotarian Ka Man and her family joined President Eliza and the District PPE Tour on February 26. During the tour, participants understood how disastrous it could be if we continue to waste food. The tour around O Park 1 facilities was also interesting and eye-opening. The workshop at Green@ Islands making dehumidifier using baking soda and coffee grounds was very interesting too.
President Eliza and Charter President Patrick attended the Lap-Chee College High Table Dinner at the 2/F College Hall, HKU Jockey Club Student Village III in Kennedy Town. The Guest-of-Honor was Professor Lap-Chee TSUI. This High Table Dinner was a longstanding and proud tradition of Lap-Chee College. There was about 400 undergraduate and postgraduate students with different backgrounds, comprising local, mainland and international students attended the High Table Dinner. President Eliza met some of our Rotaractors, including Andrea Komcuep Leoue who came to our club in July 2022 and shared her growing and learning experiences with Rotary/Rotaract.
A total of 12 members, 2 spouses, 4 Interactors, 2 school Interact advisors attended our Club meeting. Immediate Past President Donald Chan of Rotary Club of Golden Bauhinia and Rotarian Nana Lui from Rotary Club of Central Harbourfront also joined as visiting Rotarians. We also had two guests: Mr. Kwan Kee, Chairman of Hong Kong Association of Athletics Affiliates and Principal Wong from Chong Gene Hang College. Our speaker of the day was Ms Kitty Poon, founder of LoveXpress. LoveXpress is an non-profit-making organization aimed at promoting general knowledge and awareness of autism to the public and offer programs to give care and support to the patients and their families. In Hong Kong, autism rate has risen continuously to 1.68 out of 1,000 for under-15 children in 2020. While there is no proven medical solutions for the disease, early detection allows patients to enroll in SEN (Special Educational Needs) education so that they can be better prepared and managed the impact caused by the disease. It is important and proven effective for their development. The organization also helps identify and create job opportunities for the patients, ensuring that they can live a normal life like all of us.
Our Club welcomes our first affiliated Rotary Community Corps (“RCC”), based at Patrick SC Poon Amity College at Hang Seng University of Hong Kong! The RCC was certified on February 1, 2023 by Rotary International. Congratulations to the newly formed RCC and our Club!
President Eliza and President Elect Jason attended a meeting with Hong Kong Scouts Island Region at the Hong Kong Scouts Centennial Building. This year, both physical andvirtual runs are on, with the cornerstone physical race to be held on March 19, 2023.
A total of 6 Interactors from King’s College under the leadership of President Danny joined the Rotary 13th HK Bowling Tournament for all x 12th HK Blind Bowling Tournament at South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre in Causeway Bay. President Eliza and President Elect Nominee David had a few swings as well but didn’t manage any strike. Past President Grace came to show support. Our Interactors carefully helped our blind teammate to position well for the swing. Our Honorary Member Vivien was Guest of Honor at the event. Great team work by all!
A team of 11 including President Eliza; Charter President Patrick, his son Charles and grandson Derek; Past President Kay and grand daughter Celeste; Past Presidents Samuel, Lily and Mark; President Elect Jason; and ex-Rotary Ann Coco helped to deliver hot meals to elderly and to register the next batch of eligible elderly at Holy Cafe Training Centre. President Elect Jason and Past President Mark home delivered hot meals toan elderly at So Uk Estate who were unable to walk to Holy Cafe. Thereafter, some of us cooled down by having a laughter-filled fellowship afternoon tea at Holy Cafe’s new venue.
District Governor Norman Lee surprised us by joining our regular meeting as guest. He took time to speak about the successful rezoning of our District from Zone 9 and Zone 10 effective from July 1, 2023. In the same zone are Districts of Clubs from Singapore Malaysia, Philippines etc. He also explained the rationale behind the removal request and that it was supported by majority of Clubs in our District. District Governor Norman also took the opportunity to inform us of the election of Past President Cassy Cheng as District Governor for 2025-26. Congratulations to District Governor Nominee Designate Cassy Cheng! Professor Billy So (蘇俊⿓) was invited to speak to us about the development of Aquatic Physical Therapy in Hong Kong. Currently an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the Department of Physical Therapy, he demonstrated with scientific data supports that aquatic therapy can treat injured patients effectively and elevate the pace of recovery. Water pressure is proven to help reduce edema too. He said that the ongoing studies and development in treatment technology as well as available supportive equipment have significantly further enhanced the effectiveness of aquatic therapy, a great news to those who may suffer from…
Past President WT (as coach), President Eliza (as Advisor) and President Elect Jason (as Observer/Helper) attended the first online workshop of the 6th HK Secondary School Peer Mediation Competition which was jointly organized by Rotary International District 3450 and Joint Mediation Helpline Office (JMHO). This year, there were 16 schools joining for the workshop and competition and 6 schools joining the workshop only. Our Club was one of the sponsors on this meaningful event to promote peace through mediation. Topics including what is peer mediation, opening statement, the 5 step procedures (調解五部曲) in running a mediation, listening and reframing skills, non-verbal communication skills such as “SOLER” etc. The heats will be held in City University on 4 March and the semi final and final will be held in the Function Hall of Department of Justice on 25 March 2023. After a 1.5 hours presentation by the key trainer, the students performed two role plays where they were assessed by the very experience coaches. A two-hour in-school training by another coach will be given to the students before preparing for the Heats.