Dear Fellow Rotarians,
On 2nd August, 2014, we have our Membership Development and Retention seminar at Hong Kong Police Office Club presented by PDG Jones Wong, attended by our membership chair PP Fatima and President Elect Elizabete. It was an interesting seminar with very useful tips on how to attract new members and how to keep current members motivated and involved in rotary services. Remember RI President Gary Huang’s membership goal is 1.3 million and he needs all clubs to work a little harder to increase membership and maintain high retention rate. I have attached PDG Jones presentation on this topic which I hope you can spare a minute to read it as your valuable suggestions to support our membership goal for this year are crucial.
The same evening, Rotary Club of Lan Kwai Fong celebrated their 6th Annual Ball at Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong, IPP KC, PP Florence, PE Elizabete and myself enjoyed a great evening of fellowship.
Thank you webmaster PP David as our new website was launched last Monday. It has now a contemporary look and feel to liven up our club image, with buttons link with club facebook, photo galleries and latest update of the club. Please do surf in this link: http://macau.rotary3450.org/
2014-15 Joint Installation Ceremony Highlights:
On 8th August, we had our Joint Installation Ceremony with our two daughter clubs – Rotaract Club of Macau and Rotaract Club of University of Macau Students’ Union, more than 120 Rotarians, Rotaractors, District leaders, Visiting Rotarians and guests came to witness this important highlight of the year. The outgoing Presidents shared touching moments and feelings about their presidency year and our IPP K C even sang a song with dedicated lyrics to express his experience.
I am also grateful to our dear Rotaractors for their efforts and hardwork in helping to make the ceremony successful and enjoyable.
At the end of the ceremony, PP Ip and Rotaractor Matthew led us to sing our Rotary Theme Song – “It’s Our Rotary” with everyone flicking LED lights in the dimmed room. Matthew speaks fluent Fukienese but when we heard both of them sang, PP Ip delivery was equally authentic. Wonder what is PP Ip’s rue dialect?
Attached two pictures:
- DG Belinda addressing with IPPs and Ps on –stage;
- A cheque presented to Concordia School and received by Principal Grace Lam.
Club August Announcements
-August 14 (Thurs) 7 for 7:30pm – RI President Gary Huang Official Visit to Macau @Venetian. It will replace our regular meeting and will be a joint Macau Clubs meeting. DG Belinda together with PDGs and district officers will join the dinner meeting. So please come and take this opportunity to meet RI P Gary in person and hear his ‘Light Up Rotary’ mission and vision. PLEASE SIGN-UP BY EMAIL, SMS OR PHONE CALL TO PP CHOI OR STELLA ASAP FOR OUR SEAT ARRANGEMENT.
–August 21 (Thurs) – First Club Assembly of Rotary Year 2014-2015.
– August 15 (Fri) – RI P Gary Visit Intercity Meeting @Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong.
( Attached please find the flyer for this dinner meeting and welcome you to join. DO inform me or Stella immediately if you are interested to join).
–August 23 (Sat) 6:30pm – District Fellowship Event – Whiskey Night & Cooking Class with Star Chef. Cost: $800/ head.
Thank you and see you on Thursday at Venetian Resort Hotel, 14th August, 2014.
Yours in Rotary,
Kevin Lei President 14-15 RC Macau