Rotary Connects

My Dear Harbour Rotarians and Friends,

I am truly honored and blessed to be your Club President for Rotary Year 2019-2020, and I look forward to serving each and everyone of you with passion and love. I look forward to serving with you, with our service partners, with our Rotaractors and Interactors, with our Sister Clubs, with our friends in District 3450, and with Rotarians internationally.

This Year’s Rotary theme is: “Rotary Connects the World”. In Rotary International President Mark Maloney’s words, “(Rotary) allows us to connect with each other, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences…it connects us to people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known. It connects us to our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.”

I hope that in this new Rotary Year, we find not only new connections with others, but rekindle old connections that we take for granted. I hope that we connect more with our communities, with our service partners, and as R.I. President Maloney says, with people who need our help. I count on you to make this happen.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing President, Lily Chan, who has helped me tremendously throughout the past year to prepare me to take up this position today. She has passed on a fantastic, steady ship, for which I am unreservedly grateful. I wish everyone an enjoyable year ahead!

Yours in Rotary,
Mark Tong
Club President RY2019-2020
Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour