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 club meeting had 14 Rotarians having  a splendid time  pre-celebrating Valentine’s Day and, most important, 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 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.