On November 15, some Club members attended The ONE Humanitarian Award Gala Dinner, held at Holiday Inn Kowloon Golden Mile. Mrs. Amy Chan of Child Development Initiative Alliance was our Club’s nominee for The ONE Hong Kong. She was announced to be the 1st runner-up of The ONE Hong Kong 2023. Congratulations to Mrs. Chan, and we thank Past Presidents Ricky and Grace for their service to the organizing committee of The ONE Humanitarian Award.
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 12th Board Meeting of Rotary Year 2022-23 was held at Holy Cafe, our long-term service partner, on June 19. Mrs Maria Sung, proprietor and community volunteer extraordinaire of Holy Cafe, crafted a fantastic menu for Board members in attendance. Past Presidents Ricky and Mark also joined as observers.
Various members, including Past Presidents Grace, Ricky and Mark, Immediate Past President Sam, President Elect Jason and Sara attended our sister Club Rotary Club of Pudu’s 57th Club Installation in Kuala Lumpur. President Elect Jason represented President Eliza as head of our visiting delegation. Past President Ricky also had the privilege of having the entire venue of 100 tables singing happy birthday to him.
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.
Past Presidents Grace, Ricky and Lily, Immediate Past President Sam and President Elect Jason attended Rotary e-Club of Lantau’s dinner meeting for fellowship.
President Eliza attended Rotary District 3450 Blood Donation Day, while Past President Ricky attended as the Founding Chairman of GBA Medical Association (⼤灣區醫療協進會). 64 Rotarians and friends gave blood on the day.
It was a busy afternoon with 12 Rotarians and family members helping out, including: President Eliza, Past President Samuel and Amy, Past President Grace, Past President Lily and sister Alice, Past President Ricky with Grace and Boris, Coco, Rotarian Tony anddaughter. We helped to register 350 elderlies, including 65 new beneficiaries.
Congratulations to Rotarian David on his new medical centre at Sai Ying Pun — Health Integrated Medical Centre. Charter President Patrick, Immediate Past President Sam, Past President Peter & Coco, Past President Angela, Past President Grace and Past President Ricky attended the opening ceremony.