On February 25, our Club met at Regal Hong Kong Hotel for the first time in nearly 3 months after the government relaxed gathering restrictions. To ensure proper social distancing, Regal gave us a large room, with 4-person tables separated by ample spaces.
The meeting began with our customary Rotary song and usual Club and District reports. Rotarian Eliza gave a quick summary of the Amity Living Water Townhall on February 22, during which President Mark, Past President Lily, President Elect Sam, and Rotarians Jason and Eliza joined. Two Rotaractors also joined remotely. President Elect Sam summarized earlier meetings with Scouts and gave updates of our upcoming collaboration with the youth group. President Elect Sam also requested us to save the date: March 25, a regular meeting date which also happens to be our Club’s anniversary date. The plan, if pandemic regulations do not tighten further, is to have a relaxed anniversary lunch gathering. President Elect Sam shall give more details closer to the date. Past President Grace described the background behind Tithe Ethical Consumption, and how our Club was nominated for and ultimately received “2020 Social Enterprise Supporter+” Award (online presser, in Chinese only), in large part due to our support of Holy Cafe over the past year.
Our speaker of the day was Master Au, who returned to his home Club to talk about the Year of the Ox 2021. He gave insights on various current events, including the pandemic and US-China relations, and on the stock market and general business climate. Because 2020 has been a transformative year for most of us, members were very eager, during Master Au’s presentation, to find out what they could do, if anything can be done, to bring more good luck in 2021. Master Au swiftly offered a few pointers on how to harness more “lucky power” within one’s home. He also gave insights, to the delight of the mahjong athletes amongst us, on how to bring more luck at the mahjong table.