Category: Service Projects

A.
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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Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

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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Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

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

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information for DG Newsletter

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information

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

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)

扶輪與校同行"計劃 參加扶輪社與學校名錄
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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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