Dear Fellow Rotarians
What a record turnout on Thursday with 26 members + visiting Rotarian+ guests ! Thank you all for making time to come. Of course, we have to convey a BIG note of thanks to PP Kenneth Chow for making a special trip from HK to share his broad experience of Rotary Foundation and his joy of giving since 1989 ! You were the draw for this encouraging attendance.
Rotarians – 20 ( KC, Kevin, Liz, Stella, Ricardo, Guy, Ip, Florence, Fatima,Fred, Kazu, Choi, Alfredo,Maneiras, Peter,Natasha, ET, Synthia, Janet)
Visiting Rotarian – 2 ( Kenneth Chow , RC Taipo also our guest speaker; Jesse Sargent , RC Auburn, Maine, USA)
Guests – 4 ( Takahashi, guest of Kazu, Vicky, lovely wife of Guy, Emma Gueldner and Shaun Andres , guests of Janet. After meeting, Shaun turned Rotarian with induction conducted)
a. TRF Talk by PP Kenneth Chow
He gave us a very captivating video-enriched talk on The Rotary Foundation. He refreshed us on the ABC of TRF and case studies of important service projects like Polio , sustaining clean water, Mongolia cervical disease prevention
He shared his history of foundation contribution and his joy of giving, emphasizing on Rotary’s pledge for ‘ Every Rotarian , Every Year -EREY” and any contribution to the Annual Fund will come back to the district and the respective donating club after 3 years.
Thanks to PP Kenneth’s inspiring call , our President KC and Hon Treasurer Ricardo immediately contributed each USD1000 to Annual Fund , adding more Paul Harris Fellows to our club
PP Kenneth has left many interesting reading materials and video with me for circulation . Any member interested, please contact me.
After welcoming Natasha as our new member in Oct and thanks to Rtn Janet’s proposal, another new member Shaun was inducted by President KC tonight. How exciting ! And Shaun, our warmest welcome to joining our happy service-oriented Rotary family. We all look forward to working with you on many meaningful projects to ” Engage Rotarians to Change Lives”
c. ATTENTION: Mark your diary for coming interesting programs and do come and support :-
Nov 28 ( Thurs) regular meeting@Venetian- we have Speaker Reverend Thomas Dunseth , President of Concordia Welfare & Education Society of Macau .
Dec 6 ( Fri ) ‘Joy to the World Xmas Night’ @Venetian – with hundreds of children from Mentally Handicapped Association, Fuhong Society, Special Olympics, Parents Association for Mentally Handicapped Children ( Some of you have not signed up yet, so please inform me by phone/text/email ASAP as seats are filling up very fast!)
Dec 12 ( Thurs) @Venetian – AG Florence visit
Dec 19 ( Thurs) @Venetian – Speaker Niall Higgins, young Rotary public speaking winner from South Africa
Thank you and be seeing most of you coming Thursday and NOTE our club meeting place move back to VENETIAN !