Dear Fellow Rotarians
This week’s meeting was chaired by VP Stella as President K C is in Beijing joining China Liaison Office-organized  NGO delegation visit to Beijing.  We moved to Conrad Hotel and was pleasantly served with good food, service and ambience.
Attendance: 13 Rotarians ( Stella, Choi, Kevin, Ip, Gary, Florence, Synthia, Fatima, Ricardo, ET, Ritchie, Natasha, Liz)
1   Hon Member     ( Anabela Ritchie)
1   Guest Speaker  ( Aris )

A moment of silence was observed to pray for Philippines’ Haiyan typhoon victims.  Thanks to our kind-hearted generous members , including those present and those who asked attending Rotarians to donate on their behalf ( like KC, Keith, Yasmin), box collection as relief donation to this cause reached  $6800 !  PP Fred  called to check on progress and through PP Ip donated $3200 to make up $10,000 !!! Subject to District further news, this money will be channelled through District Haiyan Relief Fund to Philippines which will be disbursed through ShelterBox for tents and District 3850/3860 for food/water/medicine. Any Rotarians who wish to make donation for this relief fund, please inform me directly.

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Aris , our great executive secretary was our speaker. In her capacity of  Services Development Executive of Good Shepard Center ( Serving Women in Crisis) and Rotary Peace Ambassador, Aris gave us a very thought-provoking and stimulating talk on ‘ Non-violent Communication’.   ‘ THINK COMPASSION, SPEAK PEACE’  is an interesting food for thought that most of us could learn and adopt so we make our home
and society  a more peaceful place to live in.
Aris, thank you so much for inspiring us !
Nov is Rotary Foundation Giving month, so next week Nov 21, we have invited PP Kenneth Chow from HK as speaker on “ROTARY GIVING” and updating us on our club’s foundation contribution status. Even before PP Kenneth visit, PP Ip showed an excellent example by donating US$100 on the spot to support ‘ EREY- Every 
Rotarians Every Year’ campaign.

Aris-talkphotoRemember to mark your diary now for Nov 21 Thurs meeting at CONRAD HOTEL, Level 4 Loulan 4001AB and come join to support Foundation month.
One more reason that you should come is we will have a new member induction ceremony of Shaun Andres in same evening.  Show your rotary fellow spirit !