Dear Fellow Rotarians

Last Thursday’s meeting ( Apr 3 ) was an intellectual and inspiring evening with Dr Christopher ( Kit ) Kelen, Professor of English, UMAC speaking on creative writing via poetry, short stories and literature. We were introduced to his  NGO – ASM ( Association of Stories in Macau) which so far has published 100 books of bilingual poetry from Australia, Macau, HK and China. Our Club sponsored airfare for his student to Australia for a poetry translation project and was for 3rd year running.

We have 14 Rtns, a visiting ex-Rotarian from Queensland Trent Newcomb, currently as Boarding Director at Macau International School, Perry Lam ( guest of KC) and of course our Guest Speaker Prof Kelen and his Ph.D. student Jo Cheng Cheng.  (Box Collection $310)

The meeting ended culturally with Prof Kelen and Jo reciting a few beautiful poems in English and Mandarin. Truly a very different fellowship evening as even PP Kazu and PP Ip could not participate with a joke or two.

Club Announcements:

Apr 26 ‘Brazil Brazil’ Annual Ball is just around the corner. The ball tickets are ready and were distributed during the meeting to those who have paid their ball dues.  For those who have paid, pls come next week Apr 10 meeting to pick up your tickets so you can send them to your guests.  For those who have yet to pay, pls hurry as it’s less than 3 weeks away and tables are selling out fast !!!

District Announcement :

District Assembly on May 24 ( Sat ) at Regal Airport Hotel HK and very special hotel rates are offered with courtesy from DGE Belinda. For those who wish to take the opportunity to visit Disneyland after the assembly with your family, this is worth considering. I will send you the hotel rates in due course.

Our two Rotaract Clubs are invited to form teams to join the May 25 Triathlon in HK to support the HK Bone Marrow Foundation. DG Eugene has kindly donated HK$10,000 to the winning Rotaractor Club. Will Rotaract Advisors please work with the respective Club?