November is an exciting month. We have the Grand Prix, and our Chief Executive has just announced to increase the Cash Sharing Scheme next year to MOP10,000 and MOP6,000 to Macau permanent residents and non-permanent residents respectively. The month of November is also the Rotary Foundation Month. So, if you’d like to make donation to the Rotary Foundation, this is a good month to do so! And below please find some updates of our club’s activities.
On Nov 8, DS Keith Chow came to our club to talk about Satellite Club, which is the RI and District’s initiative to expand membership and create new clubs, especially through attracting Rotaractors to join Rotary. Given our club’s success in turning our Rotaractors into Rotarians, the Satellite Club idea doesn’t really fit our needs. Nonetheless, it was a good discussion and to stimulate our ideas about bringing new blood to Rotary.
Remember our success in raising MOP15,000 from the World’s Greatest Meal in the previous week? It was posted on the World’s Greatest Meal Facebook Page. However, our amount of fund raised was not correct on the post. Why? Because PP Guy and PP Synthia made another donation of MOP1,000 each. So, our total fund raised is MOP20,000. Hurray! And the box donation that evening was MOP800. Please see the PPT presented at the meeting.
On Nov 9, I represented the club to attend the Intercity Meeting in Hong Kong. Our club was recognized by TRF Trustee Chair, PRIP Ron Burton as the EREY Club. You may see my FB post here. The next day, PP Florence, PP Liz and PP KC represented our club to join the District Rotary Foundation Seminar. Thank you PP Florence, Liz and KC for your effort to support Rotary.
On Nov 10, we had our Rotary Day with Grannies. 120 grannies from 120 Grannies from Obra das Mães (母親會), Caritas (明愛), Macao Federation of Trade Unions (工聯) visited University of Macau, had a bus tour in Cotai, and lunch and games at the Macau Tower. Special thanks to University of Macau PR Student Ambassadors for introducing the beautiful campus, Shun Tak Group for subsidizing the lunch, October 5th Bakery for sponsoring biscuits, our Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and volunteers for organizing the activity and spending a memorable day with our grannies! You may share the elderly’s happiness here.
On Nov 15, we had a short regular meeting because of the board meeting that followed. But our fellowship was great as usual. We were particularly happy to see daddy Marc, who apparently gave 5 pounds to little Tobias. And with the top up from PP Fred, the box donation was MOP1,000. Please see the PPT presented at the meeting.
Nov 22 (Thurs) – Social Night at Siam Brasserie. Let’s spice up our fellowship with some spicy Thai food! Dinner fee is MOP300 as usual. Feel free to bring your friends, and sign up on the club’s Whatsapp group.
1 to 4 Dec – Visit to RC Taipei for their 70th Anniversary Charter Night
6 Dec – Regular Meeting (Speaker: Kammy Cheong). Kammy was the President of RAC UMSU in 2015/2016. When he graduated, he co-founded Barra Studio, a startup company that specializes in augmented reality. In his talk titled “The Augmented Reality from University to Society,” Kammy will share his startup journey and the startup environment in Macau. Please bring your friends to come to listen to the inspirations from the young generation.
6 Dec – Joy to the World Xmas Party, 2:30pm at Conrad Hotel.
13 Dec – No meeting due to the Xmas Party. But if you are interested, you may consider joining the meeting jointly hosted by RC Guia, Macau Central & Amizade on “The Science of Fung Shui” by PP TK Wong in Cantonese. 7pm at Restaurante Litoral (海灣餐廳). Dinner fee MOP250. RSVP with President Elvo
20 Dec – No meeting due to Public Holiday.
23 – 26 Dec – Charity Trip to Guangxi