Hope you are all staying warm from this cold spell and let’s pray for better weather during our Portugal Night next Saturday 🙂

Our regular club meeting on Thursday had 18 Rotarians and PP Keith’s guest Ms Yuko. Matsumoto. Yuko is almost a regular guest this rotary year , having joined our meetings ( including Xmas Party) for over 3 times already.

So happy to hear from PP Gary that our dear Australian friend , PDG Barney Koo and his lovely wife Lorraine will be visiting Macau coming week. They will join our Jan 28 ( Thurs) club meeting and speak to us. One main purpose of this Macau visit is to launch his new book ‘ Witness of Macau’ and it’s a biography of our dear PP Gary ! So do come and show our warm welcome to them this Thurs. I am also attaching herewith an invitation from Macau Society of Social Sciences which PP Gary has kindly arranged to attend the Book Launch ceremony on Jan 30 ( Sat ) at 3 pm at Jao Tsung-I Academy. You will be excited to know a complimentary copy of this new book will be distributed during the ceremony. For more details, pls refer to the attached invitation. Hope you can all join and bring your friends to celebrate and congratulate PDG Barney and PP Gary in person.

It will certainly be a program-full Sat on Jan 30 as most of you will be attending the Portugal Night at Consul Residence that evening. PDG Barney and Lorraine will be joining us too.

One more Rotary International news is the Rotary Theme for RY 2016-17 was just announced as ‘ Rotary Serving Humanity’.

Box collection: $650 ( thank you)

2nd Club Assembly

2nd Club assembly started after adjournment of 26th club meeting and thanks to PP Peter Kok to be our Club Assembly Chair and PP Stella appointed as Club Assembly Secretary. There were 19 Rotarians ( adding Rtn Pedro ) and 15 proxies, adding to 34 which has reached the legitimate quorum for the assembly.

The assembly minutes will be sent out shortly but I would like to share some key highlights for your kind information:-

a) RY2015-16 first half year club progress report was presented by President and attending Committee Chairs.

b) RY 2015-16 first half year key financials was presented by President with a new estimated total year expenditure budget of income $950K, expenditure $700K. End 1516 surplus estimated at $250K. After deducting deficit of $32K carried forward from last year 2014-15, latest estimated yearend surplus around $215K. It was noted that there will be some ad hoc service projects that we will identify and expense in order to serve more needy communities in Macao.

c) Election of President-Nominee Fatima Ferreiras noted 33 votes in favour and 1 abstained . So please do join me to congratulate Fatima on being our 71st President and Ball Chair for our milestone 70th Anniversary Ball !

Club Announcements

– Jan 28 ( Thurs)- regular meeting with guest PDG Barney and Lorraine Koo
– Jan 30 ( Sat )- Portugal Fellowship Night at Consul General Residence for those confirmed participants
– Feb 18 ( Thurs)- CNY Spring Dinner at Plaza Restaurant ( pls sign up with PP Stella )
– Feb 25 ( Thurs) – Speaker Dr Lai Yun Fee, Plastic Surgeon on ‘ Anti -aging

District Announcements

  • Rotary Centenary Challenge Cup – Feb 17 ( Wed) Happy Valley Races

6.30 pm – 11 pm

$780 per person ( Deadline Feb 3)

  • THE ONE Award – Nomination for The One International & The One

– Deadline: end Jan 2016

– Award Gala dinner: June 7

  • Youth MicroFilm Competition – St Paul’s School students will participate

– Deadline: Jan 29, 2016

– Award Presentation Night: Mar 17 in HK

– Gala Dinner Fee : $1200 per person


  • 2nd Rotary HK Ultramarathon – Mar 6 , 2016 ( Sun ) at Lung Woo Road in HK. Clubs are encouraged to form

relay teams at participating fee $5000 each . All proceeds in full amt will be donating to beneficiary Tung Wah Group of Hospitals HK for their mental-health area

Thank you for your patient reading and look forward to seeing most of you at our next Thurs club meeting ( Jab 28 ) at the Venetian at 8pm for 8.30 pm.

Yours in Rotary
Elizabete Fong
President 2015-16



celebrate the launch of “Witness of Macau” by Mr Barnabas H. M. Koo.