I am so pleased to share the happy news that the Consul General of Portugal in Macau & HK, Dr Vitor Sereno was proudly recognized as our Honorary Member during our Board visit to his Consulate-General office on Dec 10, 2015. Dr Sereno will be our 4th Honorary Member and we look forward to inviting him to our Club’s meeting in the near future. Before that, he has kindly offered his residence for the District Fellowship Portugal Night to be held on Jan 30 ( Sat ) for Macau and HK Rotarians & spouses. Our Club will be helping District on this event arrangement. Meantime, please do mark your diary first and more details shall be announced shortly for early registration.
On Friday, we had our 16th ‘ Joy to the World X’mas Night’ at the Venetian when over 100 of our Rotarians , their families and Rotaractors spent a heartwarming festive celebration with over 700 mentally handicapped friends from the Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped, Fuhong Society of Macau, Macau Special Olympics and Parents Association for the Mentally Handicapped. Our special needs friends put up a most creative and talented ensemble of entertaining performances from sign language singing , magic show and pop song duet.
Thanks to our main sponsor Sands China Ltd for the popular Minions’ s themed hall decoration, cupcake station and menu plus the xmas gifts that every service user just couldn’t wait to open them. The delightful welcoming by Venetian Streetmosphere sparked off all the lovely smiles on the kids’ faces even before they entered the hall. I have to thank PP Guy for such thoughtful arrangement every year. Of course, the evening wouldn’t be perfect without our two dear Santa Clauses PP Keith and PE Sam. You have made the kids’ dream come true with a pic with Santa so thank you again. Much appreciate Rtn Elvo also , our ‘ honorary’ MC who charmed the audience as usual.
Last night, PP Fatima, PP Keith and his lovely wife Becky and I joined District Fellowship Japan Night in HK which surprised us with a stand-up dinner serving. Well, the Jan 30 Portugal Night will certainly be a comfortable sit-down buffet dinner !
Club Announcements for Dec
- – Dec 17 ( Thurs ) – regular meeting@Venetian. This may be the last meeting in 2015 as Dec 24 and 31 fall on a Thurs so do try to come and let’s have a small festive celebration during the meeting.
- – Dec 24 ( Thurs) – no meeting due to Christmas holiday
- – Dec 31 ( Thurs) – to be advised.
Thank you for your patient reading and be seeing you this Thurs ( Dec 17) at the Venetian at 8 pm for 8.30 pm.
Yours in Rotary Service