On May 27, our Club met at Regal Hong Kong Hotel. To ensure proper social distancing, Regal has given us a large room, with 4-person tables separated by ample spaces.
Several announcements were made before the speaker program. President Mark urged members to support Interota 2020 Hong Kong by signing up and joining the event virtually. President Mark and President Elect Sam gave more details about an upcoming joint Board meeting, to be held on June 21. President Elect Sam also announced several important dates for our Club and District: June 24 (Club Assembly and last Club meeting of RY2020-2021), July 8 (Club Installation), and July 10 (District Installation). Club Installation would be a regular lunch meeting, at Regal HK Hotel. Final arrangements are still to be hashed out, dependent upon social distancing rules of the day and the number of members and spouses wishing to attend. At the moment, both outgoing and incoming District Governors, both outgoing and incoming Assistant Governors will attend. Finally, according to President Elect Sam, District Installation would be held in the afternoon, at HKCEC, with no meals. Members who have yet to sign up but wish to join should contact President Elect Sam directly.
Our speaker of the day was our very own Past District Governor Belinda. Her topic was “The Rotary Foundation”. As incoming District Rotary Foundation Chair, she would be responsible for promoting The Rotary Foundation. One of her main priorities is to focus on the international aspect of The Rotary Foundation, including highlighting the good works done by the Foundation over the years, promoting awareness of and contribution to the relatively new Program of Scale grants, and encouraging clubs in District 3450 to learn about and participate in TRF global grant projects abroad. As outgoing Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Past District Governor Belinda thanked our Club for our District-leading contribution to The Rotary Foundation.