A total of 12 Club members, ex-member Past President Theresa and Charter President Patrick’s guest Wong Ka Man attended the regular lunch meeting. All ladies wore red by coincidence, while most men wore blue. Of course, our Speaker Rotarian Sammy, in his bright-red Chinese suit, presented the 2023 Year of the Rabbit feng shui to us. President Eliza would especially thank our Duty Rotarians: Charter President Patrick and President Elect Nominee David for arriving well before 12:30pm to greet members and guests!
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.
Our lunch meeting on October 28 was attended by 16 members. Spouses Pat and Maurice, and Past President Theresa joined our lunch. Past President Daniel Lo of Rotary Club of Central and ex-Rotary Information Center senior staff Steve Kwok introduced to us Run To Your Home Foundation. It is a volunteer service platform that uses running and runners as a common element. The foundation has done a number of outreach services and can use your support and donations. Our speaker of the day, Mr. Clement Li, is a Project Manager at Baguio Green Group. He talked about the iRecycling app which combines the powers of marketing and recycling. Through commercial incentives (like coupon offers), users are able to send recyclable glass and plastics to. Incentives can be as much as HK$5 per bottle. As an integrated service provider, Baguio is able to provide pick up services at the user’s location. In the Q&A session, members were very curious about their buildings’ recycling programs. Clement suggests that members look at the waste management services contract to see if recycling is within the scope of work. If not inside the scope of work, it is likely that the recycled waste at your…
On May 23, President Mark led a team including Past President Grace, Past President Theresa and her son, and Past President Webster and his sons to distribute hot meals to over 200 elderly in the Cheung Sha Wan area. The young volunteers may be young, but they were enthusiastic and tireless. Through the process, they learned not only the needs in our community but also the work of Rotary and its service partners.