In the 109 years of Rotary history, this is the first time for Rotary to have a Chinese President – Gary C.K. Huang. Since his taking office on July 1st, RI President Gary and Mrs. Corinna Huang officially visited our District 3450 between 14-17/8 where he first landed in Macau on the 14th August. Upon his arrival in Macao, President Gary led a delegation consisting District Governor Belinda, District Officers and the 5 Presidents of Rotary Clubs in Macao to officially visit the Chinese Liaison Office meeting the Secretary General Choi and The Secretary of Social and Cultural Affairs of Macao SAR, Mr. Cheong U.
Joint Meeting Highlights:
In the evening, our Club was the host for Area 1 Joint Meeting with other 5 clubs in Macau in honour of RI President Gary and Mrs Corinna Huang. Nearly 110 Rotarians, Rotaractors , HK District Officers and guests joined together for a big welcome to RI President Gary accompanied by Aide to RI President Rotary Director-Elect Federick Lin , DG Belinda, DGE Peter, DGN Eric and PDGs. In his address, RI P Gary shared with us many interesting stories of his close connection with Macau dated back to the then District 345 with Taiwan, HK and Macao under him as DG. The evening ended with a happy climax of RI P Gary leading us in singing ‘ Light Up Rotary’ song in Taiwanese in a ‘star-studded’ hall with everyone waving their LED light like little fans.
On 15th August’s morning, they visited Macao Fu Hong Society. He was impressed by the services they provided. He urged us to support their services to help the underprivileged group. At the end, he committed to a donation of USD2,000 to Fu Hong Society.
In the afternoon, he received a warm welcome upon arriving HK and an intercity meeting 2014 was held at Regal Airport Hong Kong the same night. From Macao, AG Synthia, 5 Presidents, DDS Anna and IPP KC also supported the Intercity Meeting. During the Meeting, all TRF new Arch Klumph and new Major donors were recognized. RI President will depart HK tomorrow.
Club July Announcements
-August 21 (Thurs) 8 for 8:30pm – 1st Club Assembly. Please attend and if you really cannot, please remember to send in YOUR PROXY asap ( before Aug 20 Wed)
-August 28 (Thurs): the 2 students from Saint Paul School will share their experience from UK Summer Camp.
-August 23 (Sat) 6:30pm – District Fellowship Event – Whisky Night & Cooking Class with Star Chef. Cost: $800/ head.
-August 27-Sept 1 DG Mongolia Visit – Welcome Rotarians to join DG to Mongolia.
Thank you and see you on Thursday, regular meeting + 1st Club Assembly at Venetian Resort Hotel, 21st August, 2014.
Yours in Rotary,