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A Clean Competition, Over 5500 people in Hong Kong turned out with shovels and a little bag in their hand to compete in the clean and green scheme, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kowloon East. They diligently collected litter, planted trees, cleaned picnic and campsites, and fought brushfires in 12 national parks. The massive cleanup was first initiated in 1984, at the request of the Department of agriculture and fisheries of Hong Kong.

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Kowloon Rotary Club - Project Careers on Wheels 1976 This mobile career guidance unit is provided by the Rotary Club of Kowloon to the Hong Kong government. The Careers on Wheels van extends to a display area of nearly 50 m 538 ft. Allowing small scale exhibitions to be set up in the most densely populated sections of the city

ROTARY - The View from Sixty - The 60th Anniversary in 1965 Picture for a moment 550,000 men Gathering each week in meeting places in 11700 communities in 125 lands .. Speech by RI President Charles Pettengill

Dr. The Honorable Sir David Akers-Jones New Territories Rotary Club Honorary Member By Herbert K. Lau () (New Territories Rotary Club Director/Secretary 1983-1987) 25 December 2019 Dr. The Honorable Sir David Akers-Jones, KBE, GBM, CMG, HonDSocSc (CityPolyHK), HonLLD (CUHK), HonDCL (Kent), HonRICS, MA (Oxford), JP, () (14 April 1927 - 30 September 2019), Briton, was a career colonial administrator. He was elected Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of New Territories () during his tenure as the Secretary for the New Territories () from 1974 until 1981. It is the tradition of the Rotary Club, since its inception in 1969, to invite the highest government administrator of the territory as Honorary Member. Akers-Jones as a linguist was well-known. Besides Anglo-Saxon, Old English, Old French, Hindi and Malay, he also knew Hokkien (), Chiu Chow (), Hakka (), Cantonese () and Putonghua (). His knowledge of the Chinese languages also extends to literature. He was a Knight of the realm, former Chief Secretary (), Acting Governor (), Advisor to the Governor,...

Kowloon Rotarian Hugh Moss Gerald Forsgate First Chairman of Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 March 2015 The Honourable Hugh Moss Gerald Forsgate (), C.B.E., J.P., (22 February 191921 October 2001), Briton, was the first Chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) () since its incorporation on 24 December 1982 until 23 December 1990. This appointment was given by the Hong Kong Governor Sir Edward Youde (). The major achievements in his tenure were the fully electrified Kowloon-Canton Railway launched in July 1983, and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system launched in September 1988 serving the northwestern New Territories (), within Tuen Mun District () and Yuen Long District (). His reign also oversaw the Corporations transformation from a government body to a public enterprise based on commercial principles, even to include real estate development. (Read the story of KCRC on Page 4) H. M. G. Forsgate, affectionately called Gerry, first joined Rotary in 1958, when the Rotary Club of Kowloon () celebrated...

Sir Andrew Caldecott Former Rotarian served as the Governor of Hong Kong By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 December 2015 Sir Andrew Caldecott, G.C.M.G., K.B.E., K.St.J., LL.D., F.R.A.S., F.R.S.A., M.A., B.A., (26 October 1884 -- 14 July 1951) was the 19th Governor of the British Crown Colony Hong Kong ( 19 ) in 1935-1937. Andrew Caldecott was previously the Charter President 1929-1930 of the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur when he was a British colonial administrator of the Federated Malay States (FMS). The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur (today known as the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur Diraja) existed in spirit as early as 1918, when leaders of government, commerce and professions residing in Kuala Lumpur mooted the idea of forming an association to promote community service and inter-community harmony. This lofty idea gained tremendous support from leaders of the various communities in Kuala Lumpur, and the Concord Club---organized on Rotary lines---was subsequently formed in the early 1920s. Through the visit of The Marco Polo of...

The month of July in the year 2019 marks the 100 years of Rotary development in the greater China since the inception of the Rotary Club of Shanghai () in 1919. By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2019.Within the 13 districts and 1 non-districted group of the Rotary International Zone 9, the Rotary Club of Hong Kong () which was chartered in 1931, is still the oldest with the longest of more than 80 years continuous regular meetings of which holding an average of more than 100 members every year. Other than numerous service projects launched locally and internationally, this Club has been and is still the home of many eminent Rotarians, including: (1) 2 Rotarians served as Member of the International Olympic Committee; (2) 7 Rotarians had been chiefs of the St. John Ambulance Organization in Hong Kong; (3) 4 Rotarians were either President or Chief Commissioner of the Scout...

Eminent Rotarians on the Roster of Hong Kong University Honorary Graduates By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 August 2015 This article attempts to identify some of the Eminent Rotarians who have been on the roster of the Hong Kong University () Honorary Graduates during the 20th Century or the first 95 years of Rotary. The 20th century was dominated by significant events that defined the era: Spanish flu pandemic, World War I and World War II, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and space exploration, nationalism and decolonization, technological advances, and the Cold War and post-Cold War conflicts. The 20th century saw a massive transformation of the world order: global total fertility rates, sea level rise, and ecological collapses increased; the resulting competition for land and dwindling resources accelerated deforestation, water depletion, and the mass extinction of many of the worlds species and decline in the population of others; consequences which are now...

Eminent Rotarians on the Roster of Honorary Graduates of the Chinese University of Hong Kong By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 August 2015 This article attempts to identify some of the Eminent Rotarians who have been on the roster of Honorary Graduates of the Chinese University of Hong Kong () during the 20th Century or the first 95 years of Rotary. The 20th century was dominated by significant events that defined the era: Spanish flu pandemic, World War I and World War II, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and space exploration, nationalism and decolonization, technological advances, and the Cold War and post-Cold War conflicts. The 20th century saw a massive transformation of the world order: global total fertility rates, sea level rise, and ecological collapses increased; the resulting competition for land and dwindling resources accelerated deforestation, water depletion, and the mass extinction of many of the worlds species and decline...

Eminent Rotarians on the Roster of Lingnan University Honorary Graduates By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 August 2015 This article attempts to identify some of the Eminent Rotarians who have been on the roster of Honorary Graduates of the Lingnan University () in Hong Kong since it passed an academic accreditation review from the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, and was officially incorporated as university in 1991. Lingnan University began in 1994 to confer honorary degrees, which are the highest accolade it can bestow on individuals, and is also one of its oldest and most cherished traditions. The honorary degree is awarded to individuals who have made valuable contributions to the world or to humanity, and also to those who have made significant contributions to academia, to Hong Kong or to the University. These distinguished individuals may be awarded one of the five classes of honorary degrees: Doctor of...

Rotary Clubs with Charter Numbers in the Republic of China 1919-1952 By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2014 Club Name Charter No. Charter/Re-admitted Date Termination Date 1. Shanghai 545 1919-10-01 1943-12-31 ...

Rabdan Samdandobji Rotarian Chief of Mongolian Red Cross By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 25 December 2020Rabdan Samdandobji ( ) (1951-2020), affectionately known as Samdan, was President 1999-2000 of Ulaanbaatar Rotary Club ( ), Mongolia. His classification was a professional administrator of Red Cross, in his official position as the Secretary General of the Mongolian Red Cross Society ( ) from 1997 until 2020. He was also a member of the Development Commission of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Samdan was born on 10 October 1951 in Chandmani Soum, Gobi-Altai Aimag. Prior to his work with the Red Cross, he had been: (1) 1978-1981 --- Advisor, Mongolian Revolutionary Youth League (2) 1981-1983 --- Deputy Chairman, Mongolian Student Union (3) 1984-1985 --- Administrator of Foreign Relations Department, Mongolian Revolutionary Youth League (4) 1985-1991 --- Representative & Secretary, World Federation of Democratic...

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