A big welcome to Rotary ‘ Be a gift to the world’ year ! I am so blessed and honored to be your 69th President in a year filled with gifts and thank you. My first thank you goes to IPP Kevin and the 1415 Board who have laid such a good ‘ Light up Rotary ‘ foundation and example for me and the Club to continuing serving above self and giving through Rotary to Be a Gift to the World . On Thursday , we have 14 members in the first club meeting of the new Rotary Year and Rtn Elvo’s guest Peggy.
New Club goals were shared which will be reported in more detail in the coming Club Assembly on July 9 ( Thurs).
On this year’s UK Summer Camp, PP Ip updated on the satisfactory compliance of RI’s Youth Exchange Policy supplemented with Elvo’s inspiring training on ‘ Abuse and Harassment Prevention ‘ to some of our members, St Paul’s School teachers, volunteers and the two St Paul’s students Eric /Mary and their parents.
PP Ip happy face returned now the students can finally confirm their trip to Manchester for July 17- Aug 1 period . We will meet both students on July 16 club meeting IPP Kevin shared happy news on the 1415 District
Awards our club received during June 30 Joint Presidents’ Meeting in HK. We did very well under the able and compassionate leadership of Kevin with a total of 25 awards – Presidential Citation, Gold award ( 3 ), Silver (8), Bronze (4) and Merit ( 9 ). Award certificates were circulated and details will be posted on club website. We all deserve a big round of applause to ourselves ! Another happy and touching announcement is Aris, our dear executive secretary has kindly donated her last year’s salary totaling $24,000 to the club to support our service projects. The Board will work out the arrangement but ,meantime, please do join me in ‘ happy clapping’ to express our heartiest gratitude to Aris’ ‘ great gift to the world’. What a wonderful way to start our new rotary year! In this year, we will celebrate the month’s birthday Rotarians in the 1st meeting of each month.
July is a big birthday month with Fatima, Andy, Ip, Freitas, Gary, Lei Loi Tak and Aris . Fatima, Andy, Ip and Aris happily shared the birthday cake on behalf of all July birthday stars . HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! Before adjourning the meeting, I presented my first gift to everyone with a bag of symbolic “ Kisses” chocolate. For those who were not able to join us , don’t worry as I have reserved one for each of you when you come for the next meeting . Hope “ Kisses” chocolate is good enough incentive to see you on July 9 , our first club assembly. Box collection : $2000 ( a big thank you to your generosity and top-up by PP Choi, PP Ip and IPP Kevin.)
Club July Announcement
- July 9 ( Thurs )- 1st Club Assembly ( Agenda will send shortly. Pls do join. But if you are unable to come, please appoint your proxy to your fellow member who will attend the assembly)
- July 16 ( Thurs)- Meeting speaker: UK Summer Camp Student Eric/Mary
- July 23 ( Thurs)- Chinese Social Night at Macao Tower Chinese Restaurant
- July 30 ( Thurs)- No meeting, rescheduled to Aug 1 Joint Installation with two Rotaract Clubs @ Venetian
District July Announcement
July 4 ( Sat) – District Installation at HK Convention Center
Aug 25-31 — DG Peter Pang Mongolia Visit ( if you are interested, detailed itinerary is available)
Thank you for your patient reading and look forward to seeing you all on July 9 ( Thurs) @Venetian 8 pm for 8.30 pm for regular meeting, followed by 1st Club Assembly.
Yours in Rotary Service,