On January 27, District Peace Committee in collaboration with Rotary Action Group for Peace Hong Kong and Macao Chapter hosted a Peace Workshop, featuring among others our very own Rotary spouse Maurice Yeung! In attendance included Past District Governor Belinda, Past President Grace and of course Past President Angela, Maurice’s better half.
The latest Governor’s Kitchen, presented by District Public Image Committee, features Past District Governor Belinda, as well as District Governor Andy Li, Past District Governor Keith Chow and Immediate Past District Governor Norman Lee.
We have not had our annual Shabu Shabu since December 31, 2018 due to the pandemic and other various situations. And now we are BACK!! Thanks to the great organization by President Elect David, Past President Dora and Past President Lily, and more importantly the generous catering arrangement by Past District Governor Belinda, we had a very enjoyable evening with great food, drinks and laughter at Regal Hongkong Hotel.
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.
On November 18, our Club participated in End Polio Walk, an event to raise awareness of polio and Rotary’s work to help to eradicate the disease. Members in attendance were: President Jason, Past District Governor Belinda, Past Presidents Grace, Mark and Sam. Past District Governor Belinda attended as Rotary Foundation Committee Chair. Our Club was recognized as a Tier 1 contributor to PolioPlus Fund in 2023-24. While being recognized on stage, Mango, President Jason’s beloved, managed to shake hands with Rotary International President Gordon McInally.
On August 24, our Club met for the fourth time in this Rotary Year. Our speaker talked about U.S. China relations and what the future holds. Meanwhile, we had quite a number of visitors: we welcomed back Past District Governor YC Ho who yearned to join our meeting after years of absence due to Covid-19; Immediate Past District Governor Norman Lee, who came specifically to thank Past President Antonio and Pat for making a significant donation to The Rotary Foundation at the tail end of this past Rotary Year; Helen and Natalie from our service partner Yuk Chi Resource Centre; and Crystal Lee, former tutor and Rotaract Advisor of our Rotaract Club of HKU Lap Chee College International.
On August 21, our Club gathered together at New Life, a social enterprise restaurant in Wanchai for an evening of good food, great conversation, and lots of singing! Thanks to Past President Ricky, everyone got to hold a microphone and show off their vocal skills. We also welcomed Ariel Chu, a visitor originally from Taiwan who is now working in Hong Kong.
District Installation was held on July 8, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Presidential Collar was ceremoniously passed on by Immediate Past President Eliza to President Jason.
The 63rd District Conference was held on May 20-21, 2023, at Regala Skycity Hotel. Many of our members attended: President Eliza, Past District Governor Belinda, Past Presidents WT, Angela, Dora, Ricky, Lily and Mark, and Rotarian Ka Man. Past District Governor Belinda chaired the Foundation sessions, while President Eliza managed the Preserve Planet Earth breakout. Past President Lily was on hand at the leaders’ lunch on the first day, while Past President Angela led group discussions during a Diversity Equity and Inclusion breakout. Past President Dora was in the Conference Organizing Committee, managing the conference floor and banquet. President Eliza also reported that she was part of the welcoming party that received our Mongolian Rotarians at the airport the day before the Conference.
While President Eliza and others were in Taipei attending Rotary Club of Taipei Mingmen’s 25th Anniversary Party in Taipei, Past District Governor Belinda, Past President Grace, Past President Eddie, Past President Lily, Past President Mark, President Nominee David and Rotarian Ka Man in Hong Kong attended District Training Assembly. Some ofthem were representing their respective District Committees on stage as speakersas well. Also, President Nominee David, on behalf of President Elect Jason voted for the District 3450 budget 2023/24.