Category: Service Projects

RAAS Chair PDG emailed the following invitation to all the Club Presidents and District leaders on 10 February 2014:


Dear Club Presidents and District Leaders,
The Mock Court 2014 Series of Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) and Education Bureau (EDB) have successfully invited Customs & Excise Department (C&E) to be our service partner. The first ever and most meaningful educational activity is collaborated with C&E and a visit to Customs Headquarters Building will be conducted. The purpose of this collaboration is to let students know that C&E works hand in hand with Police Force to combat smuggling activities, narcotics interdiction, copyright infringing activity etc so as to protect Intellectual Property Rights.

Apart from enriching students’ Other Learning Experiences, this program offers an invaluable opportunity for participants to comprehend the work of C&E, to fortify civic education and as a consequence, it is expected that students should avoid defying the law or becoming lawbreakers due to their ignorance.
The Mock Court 2014 Series include:

a) 1 March 2014 (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Visit of Customs facilities at 9/F & Visit of Exhibition Gallery at 10/F, Customs Headquarters Building. Officers of Hong Kong Customs provide guided tour to participants
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Presentation on Case Processing by C& E Officers

b) The subsequent Saturdays in March
RAAS will arrange volunteer solicitors / barristers to provide further training on the Saturday(s) in March to those students who will attend Mock Court Trials. Intensive training to Prosecution Team and Defence Team will be organized.

c) 29 March 2014 (Saturday)
Mock Court Trials at the Court Rooms of the High Court.

Information on Enrolment:
C&E offers 180 vacancies only for the Visit of the above-mentioned item a) on 1 March 2014. Therefore, please enroll soonest as it is first-come, first-served.
Please note the follows:

 

  • 1. Mock Court Trial participants must attend the Customs Headquarters Building visit and the Presentation on Case Processing session on 1 March 2014.
  • 2. RAAS partnering schools and non-RAAS will be accepted. Each school comprises of maximum 8 people including 1-2 Principal / teachers.
    • For Rotarians and their children would like to participate this event, please enroll soonest. If it happens that your Rotary Club has one or more target schools interested to know more about RAAS or have a chance to be partnering, please feel free to invite their students joining this activity. Seats are subject to availability thus kindly take immediate action now.
  • 3. Deadline for enrollment will be 20 February 2014.


Certificates of Participation will be issued by EDB to participants accordingly.
Please return the duly completed Reply Slip to PP Wendy Mung ( wmung@hkstar.com ) at your earliest convenience.
Successful applicants will be notified individually. Please contact us should you have any query.
With best regards,
PDG Tony Wong
Rotary Adopt A School Committee Chair


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REPLY SLIP
Name of Rotary Club:
Name of Rotarian in charge:
Mobile phone No:
Email address:
For the security reason, all participants visit Customs Headquarters Building must provide their names.
Name list of participants 1.
2. 3……8.

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

RAAS Chair PDG Tony and his team wish all of you a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous Year of the Horse and beyond!
Mock Court 2014 in March


RAAS Committee members had a meeting with Customs & Excise Department (C&E) to discuss the possibility and sustainability of the collaboration with RAAS and Education Bureau (EDB). The officers of C&E indicated their great interests and passions working with RAAS as they aim at providing civic education to students on Anti-smuggling, Narcotics Interdiction and Intellectual Property Rights Protection etc.


On top of that, EDB was excited to partner with C&E for Mock Court 2014 series thus a meeting with RAAS had been taken place to study the feasibility. Further information will be coming soon.

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A. Mock Court 2014 in March
Mock Court 2014 will take place on the Saturdays of March. Details will be announced shortly.

B. Update on Carol Singing Festival 2013 ( 聖 誕 頌 歌 節 2013) Non-stop Rotary Performance 扶輪頌歌唱不停大匯演 to support Child Development Matching Fund (CDMF) on 15 December 2013
CDMF thanked Rotary and updated the donation record on 27 January 2014 and photos as below:

Name of Donors
Amount received
PP Michael Kwan
$50,000
DG Eugene Fong
$20,000
PDG Tony Wong
$10,000
Rotary Club of Happy Valley
$20,300
Rotary Club of Metropolitan Hong Kong
$4,000
Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour
$3,200
Total
$105,100


It has been the 3rd consecutive year that RI District 3450 supported CDMF Carol Singing Festival with a marathon caroling event. Within these three years, our District recruited over 3,000 performers and raised nearly HK$400,000 to support the disadvantaged youths in Hong Kong. The funds raised are used towards matching the personal savings of deprived youths, as a part of Child Development Fund, an internationally proven poverty alleviation programme.

We had over 1,000 participants from RAAS partnering schools and Rotary family members to sing on 15 December 2013. Besides carol singing, Non-stop Rotary Performance also included sessions of Chinese drama, poetry recital, and Kung Fu performance. This event provided a platform for students to show their talents and to support their disadvantaged peers.

Photo 1: Chief Secretary of HKSAR, Mrs. Carrie Lam presented the Highest Number of Performers Award to Rotary District 3450, in recognition to their “Non-stop Rotary Caroling Performance”. Representing Rotary District 3450 to receive this award were PDG Tony Wong and PP Michael Kwan at Carol Singing Festival 2013 Official Launch Ceremony on 8 December 2013 at 1881 Heritage.

Photo 2: Guests of Honour: District Governor Eugene Fong, Mr. Paul Chan, MH, JP Secretary for Development Bureau of HKSAR, Mr. Jimmy Ma, JP, Legal Adviser of Legislative Council Secretariat and PDG Tony Wong officiated the “Non-stop Rotary Caroling Performance” together with Ms Vena Cheng, daughter of PDG Moses Cheng who came on behalf of her father, Mrs Amy Chan, Dr. Anthony Yeung and Mr Tony Pang of CDMF Directors and Member at East Point City on 15 December 2013..

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A. Visit the Green Technology Consortium Campus on 18 January 2014 at No. 12 Kam Chui Road, Kam Tsin Tsuen, Sheung Shui, N.T.

B. The 4th Hong Kong Bowling Tournament For All Cum The 3rd Hong Kong Blind Bowling Tournament on 19 January 2014 at South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

A. Visit the Green Technology Consortium Campus on 18 January 2014 – Full House
The visit of the Green Technology Consortium Campus (GTC) will be started from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at No. 12 Kam Chui Road, Kam Tsin Tsuen, Sheung Shui, N.T. 上水古 洞金翠路 12 號. Many thanks for PP Winnie Yuen of Rotary Club of Happy Valley who sponsored the coach for this event.


B. The 4th Hong Kong Bowling Tournament For All Cum The 3rd Hong Kong Blind Bowling Tournament on 19 January 2014 (Sunday) from 10:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre – Full House
DG Eugene Fong, Ms Vivien Lau, Vice President of HK Olympic Committee, Mr. Peter Sun, Artists Robynn & Kendy, 張致恆 and 洪杰 will officiate the Opening Strokes Ceremony. Chairman of Rehabilitation Advisory Committee Mr. Hui Chung-shing, Herman, BBS, JP, PDG Tony Wong and AG Andy Li are the Guests of Honour to present souvenir to winners. Mr. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong Elite Bowler, will share his experience on how to overcome difficulties to reach the elite athlete level at the Prize Presentation Ceremony.

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A. Visit the Green Technology Consortium Campus on 18 January 2014
As indicated by our RAAS Environmental Program Sub-committee Chair President Mawin, you are cordially invited to visit the Green Technology Consortium Campus (GTC) on 18 January 2014 (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at No. 12 Kam Chui Road, Kam Tsin Tsuen, Sheung Shui, N.T. 上水古洞金翠路 12 號. (Please refer to the attached map.)
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

 

Only 30 vacancies are available, it will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Interested parties please contact us soonest.

B. The 4th Hong Kong Bowling Tournament For All Cum The 3rd Hong Kong Blind Bowling Tournament on 19 January 2014 (Sunday) from 10:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre (南華體育會保齡球館)
DG Eugene Fong will be one of the Officiating Guests while PDG Tony Wong and AG Andy Li are the Guests of Honour to present souvenir to winners.

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

Rotary Adopt A School Service Projects Review and Preview

Happy New Year!

RAAS Programme is a comprehensive project which endeavors to provide educational services and community services as well. Our students were motivated to serve in different kinds of activities including but not limited to the visually challenged; and also support Poverty Alleviation by singing for the disadvantaged youth in our community.
All of the above-captioned would not have happened without the tremendous support from their partnering Rotary Clubs and you!
We salute you!

RAAS Service Projects (Completed between July 2013 to December 2013)
1
Final Contest of Chinese Handwriting Tournament on 6 July 2013
2
Child Development Initiative Alliance (CDIA) Official Launch Ceremony and Concert on 16 August 2013
3
Exhibition of Chinese Handwriting Calligraphy from 20 – 22 Sep 2013
4
Opening Ceremony for Exhibition of Chinese Handwriting Calligraphy cum Prize Presentation on 21 September 2013
5
Mock Legislative Council Workshop on 5 October 2013
6
RAAS Talk on Food Waste and Environmental Protection on 23 October 2013
7
Mock Legislative Council Debate on 26 October 2013
8
Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日 on 2 November 2013
A new Guinness World Record of “The Longest Handshake Chain” was created by 3,434 participants on 2 November 2013 at 3:23 p.m. Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, Hong Kong.
9
Helicopter Flights for Winners of Rotary Adopt A School Awards (2012-2013) on 23 November 2013
10
Workshop for Tai Po Mock Court on 7 December 2013 (Anti-Drug Operation)
11
Carol Singing Festival 2013 on 15 December 2013
Tentative Date
RAAS Service Projects (from Jan 2014 to June 2014)
(to be confirmed)
EP Site Visit to Green Technology Consortium Campus Green Education for Environmental Protection
(to be confirmed)
Aviation Seminar
(to be confirmed)
Open Speech Contest on The 4-Way Test
Jan – Apr 2014
Leaders Interview Award
Jan – Apr 2014
Mock Interview (newly added)
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
18-21 April 2014
Leadership Training in RAAS
10 May 2014
Mock Legislative Council Debate
June 2014
6th Signing Ceremony cum Sharing Session

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RAAS Chair PDG Tony Wong and his team wish all of you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College (BFHMC) – Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol Parade on 20 December 2013
Principal Eric Yuon had arranged New Territories South (NTS) Region Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol Parade in his school as it was the last school day in 2013.


Mr. Paul Pannu, Senior Inspector of Police in Regional Intelligence Unit, shared the invaluable police experiences especially on the communications between the police officers and Non-ethnic Chinese after he had joined the Police. He gave the youngsters a better understanding of the diversity and nature of police work. Students were encouraged to join the police force.
Three teams of BFHMC Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol, inclusive of the first Non-ethnic Chinese student team in Hong Kong, were inspected by Samson Cho, Senior Superintendent of Police, District Commander of Lantau District and Robert Chui, Commissioner of Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol.


After the formality had been over, amazing performances and demonstrations were prepared by New Territories South Police Region. Two Police Dogs demonstrated their special operations under the direct commands of their Handlers from Airport Security Unit (機場特警組). Both Police Dogs exhibited their excellence in following commands and executions of different orders efficiently. The audience had been astonished by their brilliant performances especially one of the Police Dogs searched and detected the explosives inside one of many suitcases within a very short period of time.


Two police motorcycles, one of which was Honda while the other was BMW were then driven to the venue for demonstrations, had been welcomed by students. All participants were happy and enjoyed this Parade with fun.

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