DG Eric Chak

Rotary Opens Opportunities

2020 is a very challenging year for mankind. We are among the lucky ones as the Pandemic here is relatively mild in Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia.

We are expecting economic downturn in many parts of the world. There will be more people suffering from poor hygiene and starvation in the communities.

Our way of meeting has adapted to online taking on the challenges during the pandemic. We even finished our training events with the addition of online mode. For the first time ever we started to broadcast our events to Macau and Mongolia. Online meetings are becoming the new norm ranging from club meetings, installation ceremony, and anniversary to service projects such as micro-fiction competition and arts competition, etc. This just proves that we can adjust according to the condition. Some club having had to adopt the online meeting approach even increased their member’s attendance online.

The Theme for Rotary International 2020/21 is Rotary Open opportunities. We are opening opportunities for all in need.  Let’s be proactive and become known as the people who spot opportunities for positive change that no one else sees. Let’s join hands to make a difference.

The District Focus is on health, peace and environment. We need to promote health among ourselves and our beneficiaries. We are planning to have a peace camp to promote peace to our young generation. We need to be aware of preserving our planet in every aspect as Rotary International already put environment into the Area of Focus. Let’s become a green District.

This is the moment that we open opportunity to connect people around the world to make greater impact and let people know what Rotary is all about. This is the opportunity for innovative ideas of meetings, service projects and trainings. This year we put emphasis on collaboration with the local and international community such as the local volunteer organisations, chamber of commerce, university, government, sister clubs and other Districts.  We can do projects in any parts of the world. We should plan our projects, with innovative and sustainable ideas.

Engage your family, friends and colleagues to Rotary.  Opening opportunities for them to learn about what Rotary is. Invite them to join Rotary clubs, Rotaract, Rotary Community Corps and all our events. Welcoming talents and community leaders to Rotary. Rotary is evolving, so lets bind together to be part of Rotary’s present, future and history.

Eric Chak

District Governor

Rotary International District 3450

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