On December 19, our Club hosted a trifecta of meetings: Board Meeting, Club Assembly, and Annual General Meeting. At Club Assembly, President Mark shared with attendees the progress of various projects, including our Global Grant projects with Rotary Clubs of Pudu and Taoyuan Southeast. President Mark also detailed our Club’s plans to go ahead with putting together a project with Hummingfish Foundation. At Annual General Meeting, members approved, among other things, the financial accounts of RY2018-2019, expertly prepared by last year’s Treasurer Barry.
After President Mark declared the closure of Annual General Meeting, our Christmas-themed party began. The dinner menu was specially designed by Regal’s catering for the occasion, with a colorful and delicious dessert spread to complement the festivity of the evening. President Mark and Rotarian Sam brought wines and whiskeys, respectively. Before tasting, our resident sommelier Past President Kay shared a bit of information and history about the wines on offer: one Chateau Montelena and one Negru de Purcari, a prized Moldovan wine brought home by President Mark when he visited Château Purcari near the Ukrainian border in Moldova half a decade ago. Members lucky enough to be sitting at Rotarian Sam’s table also got his expert take on the Macallan.
The evening of Hong Kong Harbour fellowship could not have been complete without our customary bingo game, conducted by Immediate Past President Lily. Games prizes included boxes of cookies, baked by blind students and graduates of Ebenezer School in conjunction with Cocoa Lab, a social enterprise, as well as other edible delights. The main prize, donated by President Mark and eventually won by Rotarianne Liliana, was a Shanghai Tang Christmas stocking specially designed by the design house to raise funds for The ONE Humanitarian Award. A jolly gift exchange, conducted by Charter President Patrick and Honorary Member Tim, completed the evening.