Category: Service Projects

A. Non-stop Rotary Performance to support Child Development Matching Fund
The Opening Ceremony of Carol Singing 2013 organised by Child Development Matching Fund (CDMF) was successfully held on 8 December 2013 at 1881 Heritage. Chief Secretary Mrs. Carrie Lam and Secretary for Labour & Welfare Mr. Matthew Cheung were Officiating Guests. Chairman of CDMF PDG Moses Cheng welcomed all participants and delivered the Welcoming Speech.
Mrs. Carrie Lam and PDG Moses presented an Award “頌唱陣容鼎盛大獎” to recognise Rotary District 3450 as we organised and committed most participants to support CDMF for 3 consecutive years. We mobilized 1,000 participants to support Carol Singing each year since we had been invited to join this event. PDG Tony Wong and PP Michael Kwan, who is the Fund-raising Committee Chair, represented our District to receive this Award as DG Eugene was attending the 2013 Taipei Rotary Institute.

Non-stop Rotary Performance 扶輪唱不停大匯演 to support the Carol Singing Festival 2013 (聖誕頌歌節 2013) is scheduled on Sunday, 15th December, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Shopping Mall of East Point City (東港城), Tseung Kwan O Town Centre.
Let us sing for the disadvantaged youth! See you and your members of Rotary family there!

B. Workshop for Tai Po Mock Court
This second program of the scheme – Workshop on Legal System in Hong Kong was held on 7 December 2013 at Sheung Shui Junior Police Call Clubhouse as one of the Anti-Drug Operations collaborated with Junior Police Call. Five legal professionals including barristers and solicitors shared their expert legal knowledge with participating students from 4 schools, namely, 迦密聖道中學, 香港道教聯合會圓玄學院第二 中學, 粉嶺禮賢會中學, 聖芳濟各書院.

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A. Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日
The formal certificate was sent to us for record as a new Guinness World Record of “The Longest Handshake Chain” was created by 3,434 participants at 3:23 p.m. on 2nd November, 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, Hong Kong.

B. Non-stop Rotary Performance to support Child Development Matching Fund
Non-stop Rotary Performance 扶輪唱不停大匯演 to support the Carol Singing Festival 2013 (聖誕頌歌節 2013), on Sunday, 15th December, 2013 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Shopping Mall of East Point City (東港城), Tseung Kwan O Town Centre, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
A choir from Cognitio College (Kowloon) was invited to perform at 1881 Heritage for the Opening Ceremony of Carol Singing Festival with Chief Secretary Mrs. Carrie Lam and Secretary for Labour & Welfare Mr. Matthew Cheung as Officiating Guests. Please support
this meaningful event by mobilizing your members of Rotary family to join us singing for the disadvantaged youth in our community.

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A. Helicopter Flights for Winners of Rotary Adopt A School Awards in June 2013
The reasons of bad weather and technical issues in the past few months delayed the Helicopter Flights. Eventually, both Flights were executed on 23rd November, 2013 at the Hong Kong Aviation Club.
Past President Lily Fenn of the Rotary Club of Happy Valley had kindly been the pilot and generously offered 4seats forstudents who achieved “The Best Improvement Awards”and4seats for the Top 4 ofRAAS Website Design Competition to enjoy a scenic Helicopter Flight over Hong Kong in her helicopter last Saturday.
Two students surrendered the flight as one had an unpredictable family affair to attend on the event day while the other left Hong Kong earlier than scheduled, to pursue senior high school education in Canada in July and therefore was unable to enjoy the wonderful helicopter trip

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Four Winners of the Best Improvement Award (2012-2013)
RAAS Partnering School
Student
Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School
Yuen Chun Fai, Davy
Cognitio College (Kowloon)
Yeung Ka Man
ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School
Kau Lai Ying
Hotung Secondary School
Vincci V C Chan


Top 4 of RAAS Website Design Competition
Lam Chi Ho of Lai King Catholic Secondary School (Champion) Chan On Chun of Cognitio College (Hong Kong)
Wang Qinze of Fukien Secondary School
Wong Sai Ho of Lai King Catholic Secondary School
Enclosed please refer to the thank you letter and the sharing of flying experience from winners.

B. Non-stop Rotary Performance to support Child Development Matching Fund
All Club Presidents had been received the updated information recently. Our PDG Moses Cheng Mo-chi is also the currently Chairman of the Education Commission and the Chairman of Child Development Matching Fund (CDMF) which supports the long term development of our children coming from a disadvantaged background and helps them come out of poverty.

Since our district has the same mission, we have been supporting CDMF by participating Carol Singing Festival for the last 2 years by enrolling over 1,000 singers to perform each time and helped fund-raising over HK$200,000.00 for CDMF.
It will be the third time for us to organize this meaningful event and certainly, it will never be a success without your support. We truly anticipate that you will either sponsor our singers to sing or organize your own choir to support. Of course, both actions will highly be appreciated with deepest thankfulness.

Non-stop Rotary Performance 扶輪唱不停大匯演 to support the Carol Singing Festival 2013(聖誕頌歌節 2013), on Sunday, 15th December, 2013 at the Shopping Mall of East Point City (東港城), Tseung Kwan O Town Centre, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Registration Form is enclosed for your necessary action. Thank you very much for your tremendous support!

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A. Sports Day for All on 傷健共融運動日
1. A Thank You Dinner for the Organising Committee was hosted by DG Eugene
Fong and PDG Tony Wong on 13 November, 2013
Both District leaders thanked the OC members for their hard work and presented the Certificate of Appreciation to Principal Eric Yuon of Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College for Hosting School and as a token of Appreciation for the Stage Performances provided by their students while to Mr Wong Chun Chee, Ms Karan Tang and Mr Abby Shek of Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong) for they recruited a total of 477 students as volunteer helpers in this event.

2. Interesting findings
a. First 3 Highest Number of Participants under Rotary umbrella:

(i) Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College – 347 people (RAAS partnering school)
(ii) Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island East and their Rotary Family members – 186 people
(iii) ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School – 181 people (RAAS partnering school)

b. First 3 Rotary Clubs with Most Family Members to participate:

(i) Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island East – participated with members of 2 RAAS partnering schools, 1 Interact Club and 3 Rotaract Clubs in a total of 186 people
(ii) Rotary Club of Happy Valley – joined by 2 RAAS partnering schools, 1
Interact Club, 1 Rotaract Club, 1 Uniform Group and 1 Choir with 157 attendees
(iii) Rotary Club of Channel Islands – supported by 2 RAAS partnering schools and 1 Interact Club with 145 participants

c. The Highest Number of Volunteer Helpers from 1 entity
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong) – 477 students to be volunteer helpers to help out the whole event

d. Sponsorship
Item Sponsorship had been sponsored by DG Eugene Fong, PDG Tony Wong and Ho Wai Printing Company Limited, 2 Rotarians of Rotary Club of Happy Valley, namely, PP Winnie Yuen and Rotarian Chiu Yu Kan. In addition, sponsorships were solicited from Regal Hotel via DGE Belinda Yeung and Holiday Inn Golden Mile through PDG David Harilela.
2 Diamond Sponsors – Rotary Club of Happy Valley and PP Lily for Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps
2 Gold Sponsors – Rotary Club of Kowloon Tong and Regal Hotel International
Silver Sponsor – DGN Peter Pang for Rotary Club of New Territories
7 Hearty Sponsors – Rotary Club of Central, Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour, Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island East, Rotary Club of Kowloon Northeast, Rotary Club of Mid-Level, Rotary Club of Shatin and Rotary Club of Wan Chai
Thank you very much for all of your tremendous supports and collaborative efforts. Consequently a new Guinness World Record of “The Longest Handshake Chain” was created by 3,434 participants at 3:23 p.m. of 2nd November, 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, Hong Kong!

B. Child Development Fund – Carol Singing Festival 2013
Please receive the information from RAAS Chair PDG Tony as below.
Dear Club Presidents and District Leaders,
Child Development Fund – Carol Singing Festival 2013 Non-stop Rotary Performance 扶輪唱不停大匯演
To show our care to child development and poverty alleviation for our community, DG Eugene participated the formation of Child Development Initiative Alliance (CDIA) and is encouraging our district to aid Child Development Matching Fund (CDMF) by organizing a Non-stop Rotary Performance 扶輪唱不停大匯演 to support the Carol Singing Festival 2013(聖誕頌歌節 2013), the once in a year’s fund-raising campaign for CDMF which will be held on Sunday, 15th December, 2013 at the Shopping Mall of East Point City (東港城), Tseung Kwan O Town Centre, (adjacent to MTR Hang Hau Station) Tseung Kwan O, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

How can we support:

A. By organizing teams of Rotarians, Rotary family members; students from our RAAS partnering schools, our Interactors, Rotaractors and Rotary supporters either as choirs to sing in any language in praising of Christmas without music accompaniment, or accompanied by handy musical instruments;

B. Every team can choose to perform minimum 15 minutes and maximum 30 minutes; every team must provide us with 3 choices of time slots for their performance and final arrangement are subject to first-come-first-serve basis;

C. Every team must need to be led by a Rotarian in charge;

D. In order to match the HK$200 monthly personal savings of the needy youth, each
performer will donate HK$200 or donation is to be made by their sponsoring Rotary clubs or by other CDMF supporters (please refer to the conditions on the Performance Registration Form);

E. Every participant will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from CDMF to recognize their performance;

F. Deadline of registration: On or before 5th December, 2013.

For your information, CDMF is chaired by PDG Moses Cheng is a community based charity. It encourages the society at large to actively invest time, manpower, and financial resources to enrich our next generation. It raises money from the community to match the personal savings of the participating youths of the CDF programme. For detail information, please visit: www.cdmf.org.hk or contact Honorary Member Amy Chan of Rotary Club of Queensway at amychankwy@yahoo.com.hk
For registration, please complete the attached registration form and send it back to the attention of PP Wendy Mung at wmung@hkstar.com by return email.
Yours in Rotary,


Tony Wong
Past District Governor Rotary Adopt A School Chair
Enclosed: Carol Singing 2013 Registration Form

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

A. Tai Po Mock Court – Workshop will be held on 7 December, 2013 (Anti-Drug Operation) at Sheung Shui Junior Police Call Clubhouse
A series of anti-drug operations had jointly been implemented with Junior Police Call including a total 4 programs in the scheme:-

 

(i) Arresting Trafficker Operation and visit to Police Station
(ii) Legal system workshop
(iii) Mock trial for 2 times
(iv) Visiting the facilities of Correctional Service Department


For Participating Schools in Tai Po area:
– 迦密聖道中學
– 香港道教聯合會圓玄學院第二中學
For Participating Schools in North District area: – 粉嶺禮賢會中學
– 聖芳濟各書院

B. Carol Singing Festival 2013
It will be scheduled on 15 December, 2013 (Sunday) from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at East Point City 東港城 at Tseung Kwan O in order to support Child Development Matching Fund (“CDMF”).
The Child Development Fund is a poverty relief policy introduced by the Hong Kong Government following a recommendation of the former Commission on Poverty in 2008.
Child Development Matching Fund (CDMF)
– Provide personal development opportunities for youths coming from disadvantaged families.
– Encouraging youth to build up their “financial” and “non-financial” assets so as to
help them fight poverty effectively and to cultivate a positive outlook in life.
In order to tackle the inter-generational poverty issue and match the HK$200 monthly personal savings of the financially deprived youth:
– The Festival requires every Singing member to contribute HK$200 to sing. The HK$200 represents the monthly personal savings of one child coming from a deprived family.
– Each choir member was encouraged to donate HK$200 or donation is to be made by their partnering Rotary clubs or by other CDMF supporters.
Target:
To enroll 1,000 Singers from our Rotary Family including Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, Rotary Adopt A School students, Rotary supporters to sing from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on 15 December, 2013 (Sunday) at East Point City.

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Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日 on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground was successfully held with a new Guinness World Record achieved
Sports Day for All Co-Chair PDG Tony Wong truly thanked all of you for the great support to this event. Mrs. Carrie Lam was our Officiating Guest. DG Eugene Fong, DGE Belinda Yeung and spouse, PDG and Mrs John Wan, CDS Eric Chin, AG Heman Lam, DS Gary Yeung and many District Officers graced our occasion. PDG Peter Wan attended as the VIP of Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation.
PDG Tony Wong expressed his sincerest thanks as below:
“I was overwhelmed with excitement by the announcement from Ms Lisa HOFFMAN, Guinness World Records Adjudicator that a new Guinness World Record (GWR) of “The Longest Handshake Chain” was created by 3,434 participants in the afternoon of 2nd November, 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, Hong Kong.
I take this opportunity to thank all of those who offered their care for visually impaired people, efforts to help, patience to follow and tolerance to adopt sudden changes due to unforeseen difficult situations.
“Sports Day for All” received over 4,700 registrations from very enthusiastic schools, NGOs and Rotary family members of our district in advance. Originally, we must thank to our over 1,200 volunteer helpers who agreed to surrender their registration for GWR to others since the highest allowance of participant for Tseung Kwan O Sport Ground is only 3,510 people.
Unfortunately, we were informed at around 12:40pm that Observatory would consider hoisting Typhoon Signal #3 at about 2:00pm. Since Education Bureau is one of our event hosts, advised us that according to the rules, we must need to prepare for discharging our students once Typhoon Signal #3 was hoisted and the GWR should not be recognized if it was operated under illegal situation. We estimated that we were still waiting for over 1,000 participants to arrive then. After discussion with Lisa, the GWR Adjudicator, she agreed to accept the attempt to be done by all who were there by a simple signing of names for registration.
The decision was made with immediate announcement to request all on site volunteers and helpers to register and proceed to rehearsal within an hour, and final official attempt
was made at 3:23 p.m. We were lucky that the Typhoon Signal had not raised higher, and officially registered participants were over 3,000.
Under such difficult circumstances, confusion could be imagined. I must thank all of you who were unbelievably cooperative, disciplined, and truly helpful to make our dream a real one! Please accept my heartiest thankfulness, the laurels are all yours!”
In addition to RAAS Committee, there were 23 Rotary Clubs, 15 RAAS schools, 6 Interact Clubs, District Rotaract Committee and 8 Rotaract Clubs totally over 1,400 people participated from Rotary Family. The attending list is shown as below.
扶輪及其合作伙伴
扶輪與校同行地區委員會
金鐘扶輪社
東華三院張明添中學
離島扶輪社
長洲官立中學
長洲官立中學扶輪少年服務團
保良局馬錦明夫人章馥仙中學
中區扶輪社
快活谷扶輪社
文理書院 (香港) 馬錦明慈善基金馬可賓紀念中學 馬錦明慈善基金馬可賓紀念中學扶輪少年服 務團
快活谷扶輪青年服務團
香港航空青年團
和諧香港合唱團
香港城北扶輪社
香島中學
香港城北扶輪青年服務團 香港專業教育學院扶輪青年服務團 (摩理臣 山)
香港金融中心扶輪社
基督教香港信義會信義中學 (Hosting School) 基督教香港信義會信義中學扶輪少年服務團
香港海港扶輪社
可風中學扶輪少年服務團
香港東區扶輪社
才俊學校
聖匠中學
聖匠中學扶輪少年服務團
香港東區扶輪青年服務團
嶺南大學學生會扶輪青年服務團
香港理工大學香港專上學院扶輪青年服務團
香港西北區扶輪社
香港南扶輪社
鴨 洲街坊學校
港京扶輪社
九龍東北扶輪社
九龍塘扶輪社
香港布廠商會朱石麟中學
九龍西區扶輪社
官塘扶輪社
慕光英文書院
半山扶輪社
佛教筏可紀念中學 (Hosting School) 福建中學 (官塘)
新界扶輪社
香港中文大學崇基學院扶輪青年服務團
新界扶輪青年服務團
半島南扶輪社
庇理羅士女子中學
庇理羅士女子中學扶輪少年服務團
半島旭日扶輪社
伯特利中學
君域扶輪社
匡智張玉瓊晨暉學校
荃灣扶輪社
灣仔扶輪社
沙田扶輪社
地區扶輪青年服務委員會

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

A. Mock Legislative Council Debate on 26 October 2013 at Legislative Council Complex
DG Eugene Fong and Hon. Kenneth Leung Kai-cheong were Guests of Honour.

B. Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日 on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Important Notice)
Two files were sent out to participants for them to read carefully prior to the event day.

Breaking the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Handshake Chain” on 2
November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground including: – Transport arrangements (Main Entrance, Loading Area & Exit)
– Participants’ Flow (To Registration, from Zone A to Zone J)
– Other Information (Main Sports Ground, restrooms etc.)
– Departure (Assembly area before leaving)
Confirmation Letter & Information on Arrival Time & Spreadsheets

 

  • A. 最長握手鍊確認通知 Confirmation of Participants
  • B. 程序及安全 Program and Safety
  • C. 遊戲活動場地圖 Game Booths and Blind Tour Experience Map
  • D. 田徑比賽時間表 Sports Competition Time-table
  • E. 緊急疏散圖 Emergency Exit Map


For demonstration, please visit the link on youtube showing the students of Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial Secondary School how to do the longest “Longest Handshake Chain” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTEruh4dESs&feature=youtu.be
Thank you very much for your support and see you there!

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

A. RAAS Talk on Food Waste and Environmental Protection
RAAS Environmental Program Sub-committee Chair President Mawin Cheung and Mr Billy Lee were invited to deliver this talk to 400 students and 10 teachers of Heung To Middle School on 23 October 2013, after the sponsoring club, Rotary Club of Hong Kong City North, had finished the regular luncheon meeting at their partnering school and had an Exchange Section with 6 students and 4 teachers.

B. Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日 on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sports Day for All programmes include Track and Field competition, Standing Long Jump, Golf (Putting and Chipping), Blind Football 5-A Side Tournament, Game Booths and Blind Experience Tour and the breaking of Guinness World Record of Longest Handshake Chain attempt. Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTEruh4dESs&feature=youtu.be for more information.
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A total of 15 game booths with different games and all sports items will be operated in the morning session while Lion Dance, singing and dancing, martial art performance and variety shows will be carried out from 12 noon till 2:30 p.m. After the Opening Ceremony officiated by Chief Secretary of Administration Mrs Carrie Lam and DG Eugene Fong, the breaking of Guinness World Record of Longest Handshake Chain attempt will then start. The Adjudicator will come to Hong Kong to witness the GWR attempt.
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Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

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