Intercity 2023

On November 18, many Club members attended Intercity Meeting 2023, including: Charter President Patrick and Wendy, Past District Governor Belinda, Past Presidents Grace, Dora, Lily, and Mark. Charter President and Wendy were recognized on stage as our District’s all-time top donors in a special recognition session presided by Rotary International President Gordon McInally and District Governor Andy Li.

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4-Clans Meeting

On November 6, our Club was delighted to take part in 4-Clans Meeting. 16 Rotary Clubs under our mother club’s genealogical umbrella joined! Guest speaker of the evening was Ms Bonnie Chiu, a Rotary Scholar who shared her experience with Rotary Scholarship! On occasion, we celebrated District Governor Andy Li’s birthday with a tailor-made birthday cake.

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Joint-Club Meeting with Ms. Bonnie So

On 26 October, 2023, our Club co-hosted a Joint Club meeting with four other Rotary Clubs: Rotary Club of Hong Kong Northeast, Rotary Club of Hong Kong Bayview, Rotary E-Club of Lantau and Rotary Club of The HUB Hong Kong. We invited Ms Bonnie So, CEO and Secretary General of Hong Kong Red Cross, who shared in-depth ideas on the topic: “An integrated approach on community resilience”. We all benefited and got inspired by Bonnie’s speech.

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Club meeting — Assistant Governor’s Visit

On September 28, our Assistant Governor Leo Yu visited our Club to share RI President and District Governor’s vision for the year, as well as the latest updates of the District. Two former members, Past President Theresa and ex-member Ada Leung also joined. A visiting Rotarian, Suzanne Cook, of Rotary Club of Brampton, Canada, also joined us. Rotarian Suzanne shared a bit of her background, her Rotary Club’s projects as well as her plans for the upcoming two weeks in Hong Kong. We wish her a great rest of the trip. On occasion, President Jason also exchanged club flags with Rotarian Suzanne, thus adding to our prized collection of club flags from around the world! Heeding Honorary Member Vivien’s call, members donated shoes, clothing and stationery to Good Fortune and Wisdom International Charity Fund, who will send all those items to Kenya. The campaign will last for another month; please contact Past President Dora for details and ways to help.

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Anniversary Dinner

A relaxing and fun-filled 36th Club Anniversary party was successfully held at Regala Skycity Hotel on March 25, 2023. The party was attended by over 65 Club membersand guests. District Governor Norman Lee, District Governor Elect Andy Li, District Governor Nominee Nigel Lo, District Officers, and 20 members from our three sister clubs — Rotary Club of Taipei Mingmen, Rotary Club of Taoyuan Southeast and Rotary Club of Pudu. The highlights of event were the sister-club signing ceremony with all three sister clubs to continue our partnership to do GOOD for the community; new memberinduction for Rotarian Ka Man Wong; the pinning of new Paul Harris Fellows and multi-Paul Harris Fellows for President Eliza Ning, Past President Grace Yen, Past President Eddie Leung, Past President Webster Ng and Rotary Ann Coco. What’s more? A party of 35 Rotarians and family members joined the Lantau tour on nextday which further fostered bonding among all. Last but not least, we thank our President Elect Jason Ling for his great leadership of the dinner, and we are looking forward to our next anniversary celebration with many more Club members and friends!!

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Club meeting — Governor’s Visit

District Governor Norman Lee, accompanied by Governor Elect Andy Li, Assistant Governor Brian Ho, District Secretaries Rosa Tam and Joseph Yim visited our Club on November 10, 2022. He joined our Club’s lunch meeting after his meeting withour board members. At the lunch meeting, DG made his speech. He started by telling the purpose of his visit, understanding our club’s year plan from the board members; to meet with members of the club and to deliver some key messages. He then talked about matters in different areas. In general, he asked members to rethink ‘’Service Above Self “. About the year theme “Imagine Rotary”, he reminded members Rotary International President’s ideas: to make projects bigger and more impactful; care more for members. He went on talked about several projects and matters in Rotary District 3450: “Student Ambassador Awards” – This recent project received good support from government departments. It focuses on “What we may do to help the society”. District Governor Norman encouraged Rotarians to work more with Rotaractors. “Virtual Rotary Exchange for Youth” – This project was piloted by Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island East. It was well recognized by Rotary International, and that Rotary District 3450 was…

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Club Installation

Club Installation was held at Regal Hong Kong Hotel on July 14. It was a hybrid affair, with Rotarians attending both a physical lunch and a virtual broadcast via Zoom. During the installation, the presidential sash was passed from Immediate Past President Sam to President Eliza, with Immediate Past District Governor Keith and District Governor Norman presiding over the ceremony. Many Rotarians, families and friends also attended the virtual broadcast, including Past District Governor Peter Pang, District Governor Elect Andy Li, District Governor Nominee Nigel Lo, Assistant Governor Brian Ho, representatives from our service partners, representatives from our Interact and Rotaract Clubs, invited guests and friends of our Club, and our esteemed sister club friends from Rotary Club of Pudu, Rotary Club of Taoyuan Southeast and Rotary Club of Taipei Mingmen. Congratulations to President Eliza, and enjoy a splendid year as Immediate Past President, Sam!

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35th Anniversary

On March 26, our Club met on Zoom to celebrate our Club’s 35th Anniversary. District Governor Keith Chow, Immediate Past District Governor Eric Chak, District Governor Elect Norman Lee, District Governor Nominee Andy Li, District Governor Nominee Designate Nigel Lo, Chief District Secretary Ron Chan from the District joined our Zoom celebration. Past Club members including Douglas Hsia, Yoshie Takenaka, Kennedy Tang, Veronica DeKrey, Eddie Wong, CK Chan, Charles Lam, Patric Lee and Theresa Chan also joined. Organizing Committee Chair and President Elect Eliza, President Sam, District Governor Keith, Charter President Patrick and Past District Governor Belinda gave us opening remarks to kick off this special celebration. We also played snippets of video congratulations messages from Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta, Past Rotary International President Gary Huang, future District leaders, as well as Presidents of our sister Clubs. President Elect Eliza announced winners of the 35th anniversary photo competition. Past Presidents Ricky and Webster led us through a wonderful edition of Hong Kong Harbour ABC quiz. We particularly thank Organizing Committee Chair President Elect Eliza and the rest of the Organizing Committee for planning the original physical celebration and then this Zoom celebration.

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