Club meeting — Club Assembly

President Elect Jason hit the bell with the gavel first time on behalf of President Eliza as she was on sick leave. This was also the first Club Assembly hosted by President Elect Jason too. During the meeting, Past President Samuel updated the on-going and planned community service projects. Immediate Past President Sam suggested to form a committee to discuss and handle the Club Constitution and By-laws. He also invited members who liked to join by registering with him. Past President Kay kindly volunteered to join the committee too. Past President Mark, as Preserve Planet Earth Chair, promoted the Rotary Carbon Reduction and Ecology Summit and the Rotary Carbon Reduction and Ecological Conservation Video Competition. He also encouraged members to suggest whatever initiatives our club could consider adopting for our on-going club operation. The Club Jacket proposal brought up by some board members was discussed with members showing diverse opinions from club images, sense of belongings, environmental consideration, and abundance of similar clothing. President Elect Jason was tasked to conduct a simple survey on this matter with all members. On the 2023-24 board composition, President Elect Jason would be happy to receive nomination (and self- nominations) for any board position.…

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Virtual International Youth Exchange

On September 18, while others are at the District Public Image Seminar, Past President Grace, on behalf of our Club, attended Rotary Club of Pudu’s 1st Virtual International Youth Exchange. Rotary recognizes the importance of empowering youth through Leadership Development Programs. Rotary Youth Exchange is one of the many Youth Leadership Development Programs offered by Rotary. The objectives of the Rotary Youth Exchange include but not limited to: (a) Promoting International Understanding and Goodwill among the youth; (b) Creating positive changes by empowering the youth; (c) Making lasting connections. With these objectives in mind, the International Service Committee of the Rotary Club of Pudu (RID3300) is organizing this Virtual International Youth Exchange with its Sister Club, the Rotary Club of Mandaluyong, Philippines (RID3800), from September 2021 to February 2022. It will be a virtual youth exchange between the Interactors and Rotaractors sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pudu and the Rotaractors sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mandaluyong respectively. The Organizing Chairman is Past Assistant Governor Mike Tung from Rotary Club of Pudu. An international award-winning guest speaker, Ms. Andrea Zsapka from Budapest, Hungary, gave a creative leadership talk during the opening ceremony. Ms. Andrea is a Professional Master Life…

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Visit to an elderly centre with our Rotaractors

On January 16, President Mark, Past President Webster and Rotarian Jason joined Crystal Lee and Rotaractor Charis to deliver 70 handwritten letters and supermarket coupons to elderly at Hing Tin Wendell Memorial Church Alison Lam Elderly Centre. The project was conceived by our Rotaractors at Lap Chee College, who wanted to connect with neglected groups in our community while with pandemic precautions and social distancing in mind. They originally thought about hosting virtual parties for the elderly, but due to technical difficulties and the limited scope of interaction, they turned to a more personal form of communication – letter writing. 70 letters were hand-written – a feat all the more impressive since many Rotaractors are foreign students who don’t speak or write in Chinese. They had to rely on other Rotaractors who acted as translators and ghostwriters to get the job done. Most of these letters included well-wishes, while some others included long proses, including appealing to the elderly to keep warm during the winter and reassuring the elderly to stay upbeat and positive during this pandemic. Each letter was accompanied by 200 HKD-worth of supermarket coupons, generously donated by Charter President Patrick. The Centre’s representative thanked the Rotaract representative…

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