Category: Service Projects

A. Mock Legislative Council Debate on 26 October 2013 at Legislative Council Complex
DG Eugene Fong and Hon. Kenneth Leung Kai-cheong will be our Guests of Honour. There are 10 RAAS partnering schools with almost 70 participants have signed up to attend.

B. Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日 on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
“Sports Day for All” Co-Chair PDG Tony Wong announced with great pleasure that due to overwhelming responses, despite our target was 3,000 participants only, we had over 4,000 people enrolled including Rotary Clubs and those under Rotary umbrella, Voluntary Services and Police Department etc.

The Organising Committee decided to stop receiving enrollment after the deadline 11 October and will choose to invite appropriate participants to attend this event. This difficult measure has to be made because we are confined by the maximum capacity accommodated in Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground. We shall keep you informed of the progress.
PDG Tony would like to express his sincerest gratitude to all of you and thank you so much for your tremendous support.
The promotional video clip has been showing in 3 outdoor LED TV displays in Mongkok, Tsimshatsui and Infinitus Plaza along Des Voeux Central till 31 Oct 2013 plus Asiaray at Worldwide House; Easy Group at Mini Bus screen; Touch Media at Taxis screens. All of which are entirely free of charge.

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A. Mock Legislative Council Workshop on 5 October 2013 at Legislative Council Complex

B. Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日 on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground Poster has already been displayed at MTR East Line, Hong Kong Island and Tsuen Wan started
from 16 September till 11 October 2013, all of which are free of charge.
In addition, 3 outdoor LED TV displays in Mongkok, Tsimshatsui and Central will be promoting this event, e.g. LED TV displays at Infinitus Plaza along Des Voeux Central 1 month from 1 Oct 2013 to 31 Oct 2013 Asiaray at Worldwide House; Easy Group at Mini Bus screen; Touch Media at Taxis screens.
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Time: 09:00 – 13:00 – Sports Competitions & Games for sighted and visually impaired, Blind Experience Tour
14:30 – 17:00 – Performances; Ceremony; Breaking the Guinness World Record
Venue: Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground (All areas in main sports ground)
Officiating Guest: Guests of Honour:
Mrs LAM Cheng Yuet-ngor, Carrie, GBS JP,
Chief Secretary of Administration
Mr Eddie NG Hak-kim, SBS JP, Secretary for Education
Dr. CHOW Yat Ngok, York, GBS JP, Chairman of Equal Opportunities Commission
Mr Peter SUN, MH, Chairman of Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation
Mr Eugene FONG, District Governor of Rotary International District 3450
Please visit the District facebook for the promotional video appealed by the popular artist Mr Cheung Chi Lam.
All visually impaired people, students & teachers, uniform teams and volunteer event helpers are at no charge. Kindly support this meaningful event by mobilizing your club members, youth, members of Rotary family to participate.
Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTEruh4dESs&feature=youtu.be
for the Rehearsal Clip for GWR (Guinness World Record) – Longest handshake chain
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It is in discussion on inviting the Adjudicator from GWR Beijing office to Hong Kong who will advise us on all the required procedures and will present the GWR Certificate on the event venue once we have broken the record on 2 November 2013.
Deadline for enrollment: 11 October, 2013
Enquiry: Please contact Sports Day for All Co-Chair PDG Tony Wong via email to tony@howai.com or at 91098899.

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A. Notice of the Upcoming Meeting
1. Rehearsal of Sports Day for All – all are welcomed to attend
On 24 September 2013 (Tuesday) at 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Venue: Main Sports Ground, Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground for the rehearsal
Contact person: Mr. Dick Tam of Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation (Tel: 2789 3383)

2. Sports Day for All 5th OC Meeting at 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on 24 September (Tuesday)
This OC Meeting will be held after the rehearsal at TKO Sports Ground and the meeting venue is to be announced.

B. Hong Kong Student Calligraphy Exhibition 2013 cum Prize Presentation Ceremony on 21 September 2013 at 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Sheung Wan Civil Centre, Exhibition Hall.
DG Eugene Fong and Mr. Edwin Tsui, Principal Education Officer (Kowloon) will be invited to be Guests of Honour. Exhibition of Chinese Handwriting Calligraphy will take place from 20 to 22 September 2013. All are welcome.
Please contact Educational Program Sub-committee Chair PP C F Wong cfwongrotary@gmail.com for enquiry.

C. Mock Legislative Council
The Mock Legislative Council will take place at the Legislative Council Complex with details as shown below:

1. Mock Legislative Council Workshop on 5 October 2013 (Saturday) 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm; and
2. Mock Legislative Council on 26 October 2013 (Saturday) 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm

The Mock Legislative Council on 26 October 2013 will be divided into two parts:
Part 1 – Mock question time on e-learning resources for approximately 30 minutes; and
Part 2 – Debate on mock motion on enhancing development of heritage tourism for approximately 60 minutes.

Please contact Mock Legislative Council Sub-committee Chair PP Rosa Pang pangchausheung@yahoo.com.hk for details.
D. Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日 on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground 1
Please refer to the Invitation letter and Enrollment Form from PDG Tony Wong to Presidents of RAAS partnering Rotary Clubs sent on 16 September 2013.
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Hong Kong Student Calligraphy Exhibition 2013 cum Prize Presentation Ceremony on 21 September 2013 at 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Sheung Wan Civil Centre, Exhibition Hall.
DG Eugene Fong, Mr. Edwin Tsui, Principal Education Officer (Kowloon) and many Rotary leaders graced this occasion. The Exhibition from 20 – 22 September had come to fruition despite the last day of exhibition was slightly affected by the typhoon Usagi.
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B.
Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日 – Rehearsal on 24 September 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground with visually impaired people. Students were excited and are expecting to join hands breaking the Guinness World Record on 2 November 2013.
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A. Mock Legislative Council Workshop


B. Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日 on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
The poster below has already been displayed at MTR East, Hong Kong Island and Tsuen Wan lines since 16 September and will be there until 11 October 2013. The display are free of charge. In addition, 3 outdoor LED TV displays in Mongkok, Tsimshatsui and Central will be promoting this event, e.g. LED TV displays at Infinitus Plaza along Des Voeux Central; Asiaray at Worldwide House; Easy Group at Mini Bus screen; Touch Media at Taxis screens from 1 Oct 2013 to 31 Oct 2013.


Time: 09:00 – 13:00 – Sports Competitions & Games for sighted and visually impaired, Blind Experience Tour
14:30 – 17:00 – Performances; Ceremony; Breaking the Guinness World Record Venue: Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground (All areas in main sports ground)


Officiating Guest: Mrs LAM Cheng Yuet-ngor, Carrie, GBS JP, Chief Secretary of Administration
Guests of Honour: Mr Eddie NG Hak-kim, SBS JP, Secretary for Education
Dr. CHOW Yat Ngok, York, GBS JP, Chairman of Equal Opportunities Commission
Mr Peter SUN, MH, Chairman of Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation
Mr Eugene FONG, District Governor of Rotary International District 3450
It will take place at the Legislative Council Complex on 5 October 2013 (Saturday) from 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm. A Guided Educational Tour of the LegCo Complex will take place prior to the Workshop to be conducted by Chief Public Information Officer of LegCo Secretariat, Ms Emily Pang.
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Please refer to the appeal letter from PDG Tony as shown below which was sent out in September.
Dear Club Presidents and District Leaders,
I write to plead for your support to “Sports Day for All” that will be held on Saturday, 2 November, 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, since we only have about a month’s time ahead and it is now very close to the deadline for possible enrolment.
“Sports Day for All” is an event jointly organized by Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation (HKBSF), Education Bureau and our District for visually impaired people to serve the purpose of creating public awareness to care the blind people of our community.
Our District has been supporting HKBSF with “Bowling Tournament for All” in past 3 years successfully. At time when we were asked to help organizing the “Sports Day for All” in May, 2013, with the blessing of the then DGE Eugene, I was invited to co-chair the event on behalf of our District.


My duty is to enroll students from the partnering schools of our Rotary Adopt A School program to participate and also, to assist HKBSF to raise sufficient funds to cover the cost of the event. Since our District does not have a budget to sponsor the event, your donation to the event is helpful and important.


At our OC meetings, it was resolved that all visually impaired people, athletes, students and Uniform youth members are free from any charges. All participants will receive other than lunchbox or snack and drink, also a Souvenir pack with a Certificate of Participation in breaking the “Longest Handshake Chain” Guinness World Record, and some souvenirs received from our generous sponsors.
I sincerely wish you to help organizing a team with your fellow Rotarians, family members, Interactors, Rotaractors and friends to participate this meaningful event and consider proposing sponsorship (from HK$3,000 to $20,000) from your Club, or from any of our generous Rotarians and leaders. For details please refer to the Enrollment forms attached.


I have attached files of our Invitation Letter, Enrollment Form with both English and Chinese versions. Please feel free to call me at 91098899 if you find any questions. I look forward to meeting you and your team at Sports Day for All on 2 November, 2013.
Wish you have a happy weekend!
With best regards,


PDG Tony Wong
Sports Day for All Co-chair
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A. Contact information on RAAS Representatives
Please provide the updated information on RAAS Representatives of Rotary Club and their partnering school including email addresses and send them to RAAS Chair PDG Tony Wong tony@howai.com with a copy to RAAS Internal Vice-Chair and Hon. Secretary Wendy Mung wmung@hkstar.com to facilitate effective communications on RAAS matters.

B. Chinese Handwriting Tournament – Final Competition on 6 July 2013
There were 300 pieces of calligraphy selected from 3,067 pieces including 毛筆組 及硬筆組 respectively to enter the final competition on 6 July 2013 at Fukien Secondary School Affiliated School. Winners were selected and Prize-giving Ceremony is tentatively scheduled on 21 Sept 2013 during the Exhibition of Chinese Handwriting Calligraphy as the latter will be held from 21 to 23 Sept 2013.

C. RAAS was invited by Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation to co-organise Sports Day for All on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
The 3rd Organsing Committee Meeting took place on 26 July 2013. Further detailed will be reported later.

D. Site Visit to Green Technology Consortium Campus on 18 August 2-4 pm
Green Technology Consortium Campus has 120,000 sq. ft. and will have Green Projects with RAAS.

E. Rotary Adopt A School Programme – Upcoming Service Projects from July 2013 to June 2014
Tentative Date
RAAS Service Projects (July 2013 to June 2014)
(to be confirmed)
Aviation Seminar
(to be confirmed)
Green Education for Environmental Protection
(to be confirmed)
Youth Leadership Training
(to be confirmed)
Open Speech Contest
6 July 2013
Final Contest of Chinese Handwriting Tournament
21 Sep 2013
Opening Ceremony for Exhibition of Chinese Handwriting Calligraphy cum Prize Presentation
21 – 23 Sep 2013
Exhibition of Chinese Handwriting Calligraphy
5 Oct 2013
Mock Legislative Council Workshop
26 Oct 2013
Mock Legislative Council Debate
2 Nov 2013
Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日
Dec 2013
Carol Singing Festival 2013
Jan 2014
Model United Nations Assembly in Zengcheng 增城
19 Jan 2014
The 4th Hong Kong Bowling Tournament for All Cum 3rd Hong Kong Blind Bowling Tournament
1 March 2014
Mock Court Workshop
29 March 2014
Mock Court Trial at the High Court
12 April 2014
Mock Legislative Council Workshop
10 May 2014
Mock Legislative Council Debate

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A. Sports Day for All on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
The site visit originally scheduled on 2 August but postponed to 9 August 10:30 a.m. due to the bad weather. Rotarians are welcome to join in.
Since Hong Kong Jockey Club turned down the application for funding support due to timing concern and the nature of the event is different from the original application that HKBSF applied for 2 years’ financial support to direct benefit Visual Impaired people, the OC was advised to raise funds on its own. A fund-raising sub-committee chaired by Grace Chan, CEO of HKBSF was formed and Rotary will consider supporting.

B. Site Visit to Green Technology Consortium Campus (GTC) on 18 Aug 2-4 pm
GTC is located in the 120,000 sq. ft. Campus at Sheung Shui where displays various Green Technologies:
– Food waste processing centre: manage up to 50 tons daily including 60,000 to 120,000 lunch boxes
– Food waste machine training centre: display various machines from few kg. up to 100 kg.
– Urban Organic Farm: illustrate modern organic farming solutions inside city
– Japanese Experimental Farm: Japanese researcher doing R&B projects
– Hydroponic Farm: provide water farming vegetable
– GTC Green Room: display solar light and wind powered system, bamboo
flooring, chemical free cleaning solution

C. 2013 Hong Kong Student Calligraphy Exhibition cum Prize Presentation Ceremony on 21 September 2013 at 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Sheung Wan Civil Centre, Exhibition Hall.
DG Eugene and Mr. Edwin Tsui, Principal Education Officer (Kowloon) will be invited to be Guests of Honour. Exhibition of Chinese Handwriting Calligraphy will take place from 21 to 23 September 2013. You are welcome to visit the Exhibition.

By RAAS Committee

A. Sports Day for All on 2 November 2013
It will be held at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground with the
following aims:
– To promote public awareness especially to school students on the needs and
abilities of the blind in sports training and competitions.
– Through success in sports competitions to regain the self-confidence of blind and
visually impaired people.
– To recruit interested visually impaired people to take part in sports training.
-To recruit interested school students / teachers / their family members and
corporate staff as guides for visually impaired athletes.
– To break the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Handshake Chain” jointly
by people with and without visual impairment so as to build a harmonious society.

B. CDIA Official Launch Ceremony and Concert on 16 August 2013
– Child Development Initiative Alliance (CDIA) comprises of leading business and community organization, bearing similar belief and conviction to youth development.
– CDIA committed organizations to advocate the novel holistic approach in youth development.
-Together, we will raise social awareness of youth issues and enlist further support from all sectors of the society.
– Official Launch Ceremony will be held at 7pm on Friday, 16 August 2013 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Auditorium

C. Postponement of Site Visit to Green Technology Consortium Campus
Due to the anticipating bad weather and raining during the coming weekend caused by Typhoon Utor, Environmental Program Sub-committee Chair President Mawin Cheung advised to postpone the captioned visit till further notice.

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