Category: Service Projects

A. Notice of Upcoming Meeting
The details of the 4th Organising Committee Meeting of Sports Day for All 傷健 共融運動日 are as follows:
Date: 28 August 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Moon Room, 5/F, Standard Chartered Tower, 388 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong.
Photos of the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground

B. Child Development Initiative Alliance (CDIA) Official Launch Ceremony and Concert on 16 August 2013
– The objectives of CDIA are to influence societal value, cultivate the culture of youth development in the community and engage them in this holistic youth development movement.
-DG Eugene Fong, PDG Tony Wong and 30 participants including RAAS Committee members, Principals and teachers of RAAS partnering schools were invited to attend the Concert at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Auditorium.

C. Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College – Art Exhibition
An Art Exhibition was set up by Principal Eric Yuon to show the masterpieces produced by students of Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College. It takes place at Cultural Centre, Tsimshatsui from 21-22 August 2013.

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

A. Notice of 1st RAAS Committee Meeting
It will take place on Friday, 30 August 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rotary Information Centre.

B. Outstanding Content Award achieved by Cognitio College (Kowloon) at the Summer Institute Group Presentation
This event was organised by UNESCO Hong Kong Association at Guangzhou, ZengCheng from 10 to 14 August 2013. Students were sponsored to attend. Principal Amy and Teacher-in-charge Mr. Wong Tsz Chun were invited to lead their students to participate in the Sharing Session (UNESCO HK Exchanges Programme 2013) on 27 August at InnoCentre.

C. “Sports Day for All” on 2 November 2013
– RAAS co-organises this event with Education Bureau and Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation (HKBSF). We promote equal participation and Sports for All to arouse public awareness and to encourage students to witness the abilities of the visually impaired (VI).
– Sports Day for All will include carnival and sports competition so as to provide an equal platform and equal chances for the visually impaired people to be recognised their abilities and to be confident in sports.
– Our RAAS students can join making the Guinness World Record, to be the cheering group, to play the educational games in which they can acquire the cause for VI and treatments, to enter the Game Booth Design Competition etc.
– Scale: 3,000 people inclusive of VI students from Ebenezer School and regular schools, alumni and youth, 100 VI from HKBSF while others from sighted students of regular schools, their parents, family members and friends, also friends and staff of supporting organizations and sponsoring corporations.
– To make the Guinness World Record “The most Handshake chain” and the target will be the afore-said 3,000 people to participate.
– Description :
– All participants hand in hand together
to form a long handshake chain in a
single venue
– The existing record :
– 2,380 participants and was organized
by IBM Smarter Commerce (USA) on 5 September 2012

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

Dear Club Presidents and District Leaders,
Please be informed that “Sports Day for All” is an event jointly organized by the Education Bureau (EDB), Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation (HKBSF) and Rotary International District 3450 and is one of the activities of “Hong Kong Our Home” Campaign:


Date: Saturday, 2 November, 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 Guests: Mrs. LAM Cheng Yuet-ngor, Carrie, GBS JP, Chief Secretary of Administration & Dr CHOW Yat Ngok, York, GBS JP,
Chairman of Equal Opportunities Commission It serves the purposes of:

 

1. Promoting public awareness especially to students on the needs and abilities of the blind in sports training and competitions;
2. Through success in sports competitions to regain the self-confidence of blind and visually impaired people;
3. To recruit interested visually impaired people to take part in sports training;
4. To recruit interested school students/teachers/their family members and corporate staff as guides for visually impaired athletes;
5. To break the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Handshake Chain” jointly by 3,000 people with and without visual impairment so as to build a harmonious society.


Sports Day for All programmes include Track and Field competition; Golf (Putting and Chipping); Blind Football 5-A Side Tournament; Game Booths and Blind Experience Tour.
With the support and blessing from DG Eugene, Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) will invite our partnering schools to enroll their teachers and students to participate this meaningful event and at the same time, is seeking your support to be:

  • Items sponsor
  • Diamond sponsor
  • Gold sponsor
  • Silver sponsor
  • Hearty sponsor

– On various items as mentioned in the Sponsorship Form
– $20,000 and up – $10,000 and up – $5,000 and up – $3,000 and up
– allow up to 150 participants & full page recognition;
– allow up to 72 participants & half page recognition;
– allow up to 35 participants & quarter page recognition;
– allow up to 20 participants & 1/8 page recognition
(All funds raised will be used to cover all the costs for “Sports Day for All” with surplus if any to be used to support the blind sports programmes of HKBSF.)
An Organizing Committee was formed with members comprising EDB Officers, HKBSF Officials and Rotarians to plan this very special event for visually impaired people of Hong Kong. I truly wish you will come with your members and join us as a team to make it happen with blissful success. Please contact our Vice Chair and Hon Secretary PP Wendy Mung at wmung@hkstar.com if you find any questions.
Thank you very much.
Yours in Rotary,
PDG Tony Wong
Rotary Adopt A School Chair

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日 on 2 November 2013
at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground

Dear Club Presidents and District Leaders,
Please be informed that “Sports Day for All” is an event jointly organized by the Education Bureau (EDB), Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation (HKBSF) and Rotary International District 3450 and is one of the activities of “Hong Kong Our Home” Campaign:
Date: Time:
Venue: Officiating Guests:
Guests of Honour:
Event Ambassador:
Saturday, 2 November, 2013
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
Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground (All areas in main sports ground)
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 Mr Chilam CHEUNG
“Sports Day for All” serves the purposes of:

1. Promoting public awareness especially to students on the needs and abilities of the blind in sports training and competitions;
2. Through success in sports competitions to regain the self-confidence of blind and visually impaired people;
3. To recruit interested visually impaired people to take part in sports training;
4. To recruit interested school students/teachers/their family members and corporate staff as guides for visually impaired athletes;
5. To break the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Handshake Chain” jointly by 3,000 people with and without visual impairment so as to build a harmonious society.

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In order to encourage the participations in breaking the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Handshake Chain”, Certificate of Participation will be issued to all attendees participated in this item.
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.
With the support and blessing from DG Eugene, Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) will invite our partnering schools to enroll their teachers and students to participate this meaningful event and at the same time, is seeking your support to be:
Items sponsor Diamond sponsor
Gold sponsor Silver sponsor Hearty sponsor
– On various items as mentioned in the Sponsorship Form
– $20,000 and up – $10,000 and up – $5,000 and up – $3,000 and up
– allow up to 150 participants & full page recognition in the event Booklet;
– allow up to 72 participants & half page recognition in the event Booklet;
– allow up to 35 participants & quarter page recognition in the event Booklet;
– allow up to 20 participants & 1/8 page recognition in the event Booklet
(All funds raised will be used to cover all the costs for “Sports Day for All” with surplus if any to be used to support the blind sports programmes of HKBSF.)
An Organizing Committee was formed with members comprising EDB Officers, HKBSF Officials and Rotarians to plan this very special event for visually impaired people of Hong Kong. I truly wish you will come with your members and join us as a team to make it happen with blissful success. Please contact our Vice Chair and Hon Secretary PP Wendy Mung at wmung@hkstar.com if you find any questions.
Thank you very much.
Yours in Rotary,
Past District Governor Tony Wong Rotary Adopt A School Chair
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“Sports Day for All” – Rotary International District 3450 Enrollment Form (Deadline for Enrollment: 11 October 2013)
Rotary Club of _________ would like to enroll in “Sports Day for All”, please arrange accordingly.
Name of Rotary Club :
Phone No. :
Mobile : Person-in-charge : Email :
Types of Sponsorship:
Mailing Address :
Email address : Fax :
Date of Enrollment :
Mobile :
Phone No. :
Diamond sponsor : HK$20,000 and up
allow up to 150 participants & full page recognition in event Booklet
Gold sponsor : HK$10,000 and up
allow up to 72 participants & half page recognition in event Booklet
Silver sponsor : HK$5,000 and up
allow up to 35 participants & quarter page recognition in event Booklet
Hearty sponsor : HK $3,000 and up
allow up to 20 participants & 1/8 page recognition in event Booklet
Other sponsor : Please feel free to call and discuss
□ 

R o t a r y C l u b o f ___________ sponsors: (as listed below).
H K $ ___________ ; and has _______ people to participate □  Our Club is unable to join this event but we are happy to donate:$  .
* Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation (HKBSF) is a non-profitmaking organization. Donation of HK$100 or above is tax-deductible.
(All funds raised will be used to cover all the costs for “Sports Day for All” with surplus if any to be used to support blind sports programmes of HKBSF.)
Our Club is going to participate the following items:
(Please tick □, attendees can participate in more than 1 item. It is on a first-come-first-served basis.)
□ To join the Sports competitions with simulated goggles: Standing Long Jump; total ___ people
Golf (Putting and Chipping) ; total ___ people
□ To come as volunteer helpers; total ___ people
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□ To host a Game Booth; total ___ people
□ To join the Blind Experience Tour; total ___ people
□ All participants will join to break the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Handshake Chain”; total ___ people (Certificate of Participation will be issued to all participants.)
Grand Total No. of Participants : ____
No. of RAAS Participants : ___
No. of Rotarians : ___
No. of Family members :___
No. of Interactors : ___ Others : ___ (Please specify, e.g. friends)
Please send an email first to PP Wendy Mung at wmung@hkstar.com to enroll by 11 October 2013 and then send the enrollment form along with a cheque payable to “Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation”
as the sponsoring fee to Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation at Unit 713, 7/F, Tower 2, Cheung Sha Wan Plaza, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon.
For enquiry, please email PP Wendy Mung at wmung@hkstar.com or call 9468-0440.
No. of Rotaractors :___
Remarks: (1) (2) (3)
All participating Rotary Clubs have to provide the contact information including mobile phone number and email address of their Person-in-charge.
The Person-in-charge has to attend “Sports Day for All” on the event day and to join the Briefing.
The date, time and venue of the Briefing will be announced in due course.
****************************************************************************************
Reply Slip
(To be completed by Co-Organisers)
 Your enrollment has been accepted. We shall contact you very soon.
Please arrive on time on Saturday, 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground.
 The captioned event has been full house. Your Club is on the waiting list. Our Co-Organisers will inform you directly should there be any vacancy.
The above is for reference purposes only, Co-Organisers reserve the right to make the final decision.
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Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

Introduction of Rotary Adopt a School Programme

In the year 2005, Past RI President Carl Wilhelm Stenhammar proposed World Literacy in Action and encouraged every Rotary Club in our Rotary World to consider adopting a School.

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Past District Governor Peter Wan initiated the idea of Rotary Adopt A School project to all Rotary clubs of our district.He formed the committee and was the first Chairman of Rotary Adopt A School programme, working with the Education Bureau as our service partner.

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(as at June 2013)

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Rotary created a new Guinness World Record

(by PDG Tony Wong)

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 inclusive of Rotarians of Rotary International District 3450 and the visually challenged members of Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation in this first ever territory-wide event.

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