Dear Fellow Rotarians

Happy Valentine’s Day, East and West ! Guess by the time you read this weekly update,  you would have either pampered or being pampered by your beloved ones with flowers, hugs and kisses !

Last night’s club meeting had 14 Rotarians having a splendid time pre-celebrating Valentine’s Day and, most importantly, celebrating Keith’s birthday ( Lucky him born on Feb 13 so no one will forget his birthday). After the usual club announcements and dinner, there was a happy flow of cognac ( thanks to PP Ip) , port ( thanks to SAG Andy) and Godiva chocolate ( from me). And a surprise birthday cake was presented to Keith ! ( Check out the birthday photos attached).

And we also have another Feb birthday Rtn Thomas on Feb 23.  Happy Birthday, Thomas from all your friends at Rotary!

Shaun also delighted us with a surprise Chinese New Year gift to each member  of 2 complimentary tickets to a wonderful variety evening show featuring magic ‘ The Night of Macao’ at Sands Theatre, good for shows between Feb 25-May 11. For those not present last night and wish to go , please let me know as Shaun has kindly offered to arrange more such tickets.

Another happy group was the  Venetian servicing staff who received  lai sees from some Rotarians and a BIG one from our Club of $3000 ( $1410 from box collection, remaining from club fund) to thank them for their past year’s attentive service.

Announcements to Note:-

– Feb 20 and 27 club meetings venue change to SANDS MACAO :

As Venetian is fully booked during those two evenings, we will move  to SANDS MACAO at No.203, Largo de Monte Carlo, Macao @same time 8pm for 8.30 pm. Western menu will be served

Feb 20 @Piaza VIP Room

Feb 27 @Reflections , Level 6 near poolside ( no worry,  it’s indoor )

More detailed directions to the meeting rooms will be provided.

We wish to thank Rtn Shaun for her great and efficient help in reserving Sands for us as even Conrad and Sheraton are full during that time.

– Feb 27 Meeting with  Guest Speaker – Leonel Vieira, a renowned Portuguese film director and producer. Leonel is working on producing an adventure feature film set in Macao and will be in Macao during that week for location survey. He is most happy  to meet our Rotarians to share his coming film project. Attached please find a brief Director’s profile about him. So please mark your diary to come and let’s talk entertainment on that fellowship evening. Shaun has specially reserved a beautiful poolside restaurant overlooking the waterfront which can welcome all of you plus any guests you wish to bring.