FEBRUARY IS WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH!
KUNG HEI FAT CHOI!
Dressed like a ‘Lei See’ envelope, President Florence celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Ox with more than 40 Rotarians, Rotaractors and guests at Lung Kei on 22 Jan 09. Here comes a few snap shots taken by IPP Filipe Senna Fernandes.
GIVE BACK GIVE BLOOD
Jointly organized by Macau’s six Rotary Clubs and the Macau Blood Transfusion Centre, ‘Rotary Blood Donation Day’ will be held on Sunday, 8 Feb 2009 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Portuguese School. A host of performances by local singers, bands and dance group will be featured at New Sintra Square. A press conference will be held at the Emperor Hotel on Wednesday, 4 Feb 09.
The increasing number of Caucasians visiting and living in Macau, particularly as a result of the casino boom over the past few years, has led the ‘give blood’ drive to target more Caucasian donors. This year’s drive, which was launched as an annual event eight years, strives to encourage more local Caucasians to donate blood regularly in order to raise the local blood bank’s negative-blood supply.
JILL LANDER SPEAKS FENG SHUI – 26 FEB 09
Ms Jill Lander, a Feng Shui Consultant will speak to us at the above meeting at the Venetian. Exact location will be advised later.
Born and raised in one of England’s most historic medieval towns on the Shropshire Welsh border, Jill remains surrounded by and continues to work with such “powerful energies” having integrated truly into an East /West culture. Having lived in Hong Kong for 31 years and now living in southern China in the scholastic and historic City of Zhongshan, she has been trained by some of the greatest and most generous FENG SHUI Masters of our time. As her practice and passion continues to grow and expand and she feels truly blessed to have found her passion in life as well as being able to live and combine a truly authentic lifestyle balancing her Western roots into her Eastern life.
VISIT TO ELDERLY HOME ~ 17 JAN 09
Seven Rotarians and anne: President Florence Hui, PP Peter Kwok, PP Guy Lesquoy and his anne, Vicky, PP Stella Kan, PP Fatima and Rotarian Wong Kam Chi visited the Caritas Macauís Lar de Cuidados ‘Sol Nascente’ Elderly Home at Ha Sha Wan. A thorough introduction was given by the Director Ms Julie Lam. ‘Sol Nascente’ has around 60 residents in the meantime, including elderly people as well as terminally ill patients who need intensive care. The maximum capacity of this elderly home is 150.
Red Packet of $50, scarves sponsored by Rotarian Lei Loi Tak and cakes sponsored by Wong Kam Chi were distributed to the 60 residents after we sang Chinese New Year songs.
R I & DISTRICT NEWS
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL THEME 2009 ~ 2010: “THE FUTURE OF ROTARY IS IN YOUR HANDS”
“Everything begins and ends with our clubs,” says RI President-elect John Kenny. See an excerpt of his 19 January International Assembly speech and watch as he unveils the 2009-10 RI theme.
BILL GATES ANNOUNCES NEW US$255 MILLION GRANT FOR ENDING POLIO
Wednesday, 21 January, at the International Assembly an increase in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations challenge grant for polio eradication to Rotary International.
Watch the videos:
Bill Gates Speaking to Rotarians