Dear Fellow Rotarians What a wonderful, superb,  fun Charity Ball we had last Saturday ! Hope you all had a great time and this party wouldn’t be as successful without all of your ardent support to digging deep into your pockets for ball tickets, corsage, Caipirinha cocktail, raffles, wine & champagne  Also, a huge thank you from Ball Chair and Ball Committee  to your friends and families who attended and also generously supported all the charity sales. Our Ball Chair PE Kevin and Ball Treasurer Pauline are counting all the proceeds and will give a full report on the total funds raised from the Ball shortly. Meantime, allow me to give a few quick highlights for your interest reading:-
  • – All our Rotarians came ( even Maeder and David who came back from China and Brunei specially for this ) and bring friends except those who were out of town .
  • -Total 340 joined the party . 14 Rtns bought one table
  • -3 tables of Rotaractors
  • – Visiting Rotarians from HK and Taipei made up 4  full tables
  • – Ps and PEs from other Macau Clubs
  • -Charity Sales
  • – Beverage: sold 39 bottles of red wine, 30 white, 11 champagne plus Caipirinha cocktail
  • – Corsage sold out before dinner ( PP Ip, how many did Concordia School prepare for us?)
  • – Raffles , 1500 tickets went like hot cake within 15 mins ( thanks very much to the 10 charming rotaractors led by our persuasive Rtns )
Heard small complaint that we should print more next year !!! Fantastic performances from our Rotary family: PP Filipe , our professional DJ: PP Ip’s Son ‘Tacho’ band and of course, our new dream MC team Elvo and Aris .. Bravo , Gracias. Many thanks to PP David as he has already uploaded our Ball photos onto the photo gallery on our club website. Pls visit, click on our Ball icon and it will link you to the photo album. I am still trying to upload more in stages. Enjoy first. Now the fun is over, please do note the following Club Announcement :- – This week’s Club Meeting ( Thurs May 1 ) is cancelled due to Labour Day Holiday.  Will see you next Thurs ( May 8 ) at Venetian when we have AG Florence making her last visit to our Club before we end 1314 Rotary Year She will share with us some update on our District China development .