DG MESSAGE

DG Message – June

Marching into RY2022-23

Almost with the blink of an eye, another year has nearly passed since I took up the office of District Governor.  In the course of this troubled year, we at Rotary have evolved, grown, expanded, nurtured, donated, collaborated and volunteered, and thrived, despite all the challenges.

Rotary Year 2021-22 has been a tumbling and chaotic year. However, we were lucky to enjoy a peaceful six months when most District events such as the District Installation, Intercity Meeting, DLDA and End Polio Day could be brought to their successful conclusions.

Starting from the second half year onwards, Hong Kong’s fifth wave of Covid-19 pulled the reins on our events and service projects. We had to postpone or even call off Rotary events to avoid gatherings. However, I have been proud to witness how Rotarians have converted the dire situation into a source of strength and have still striven to excel. I am proud to have witnessed how devoted Rotarians were quick to adapt and fit into the new norm.  For example, Zoom meetings meant that meetings were still held and training was still continued within the district.

As we are counting down our days of RY2021-22, let’s not forget our key aim of Service Above Self. Let’s join hands and march into Rotary Year 2022-23 with confidence and preparing for new accomplishments. With the leadership of incoming District Governor Norman Lee and his team, we shall still dream big and take action; most importantly, Imagine Rotary.

Release of Annual Book

The Annual book is a review and recognition of those who have devoted themselves to Serve to Change Lives. Projects cannot be exhaustively listed because they are too numerous, and we have limited space. However, to me, and many of you, it contains our valuable and happy memories, as well as being a memoir of our Rotarians in action with the virtue of Rotary principles. It is a fitting conclusion to this fruitful and productive Rotary Year in spite of all the challenges !

Read more: http://www.rid3450.org/AnnualBook21-22/

62nd District Conference

What a wonderful event on 28th and 29th May! Thank you to every Rotarian who spent the weekend with us, both physically and virtually. My heartfelt thanks to our OC team for bringing us an excellent District Conference. At times, we might stumble. We are not always perfect, but you, my fellow Rotarians, are always perfect for us. We also had an entertaining evening with all the presidents performing a very beautifully written and meaningful song together. It reflected on how Rotarians’ hearts aim to serve with kindness and vigor.  The OC did an excellent job in preparing for the District Conference, and we are glad so many Rotarian attended. It was never an easy task, organizing the District Conference, given all the restrictions we faced, but with the dedication of the committee, we were able to deliver to you all an informative, interesting and fun event.

We would like to congratulate all awardees (see below). Once again, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for all your contributions ?

District Awards List Awardees
2021-22 Service Above Self Award CP Patrick SC Poon
(Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour)
President of The Year President Flora Tsang
(Rotary Club of Star Avenue)
Serve To Change Lives
Top Presidents
President Amous Lee
(Rotary Club of Channel Islands)
  President Demen Cheung
(Rotary Club of Hong Kong North)
  President Keith Lai
(Rotary Club of Kwai Chung)
  President Eddy Lo
(Rotary Club of Soho Hong Kong)
  President D.Badamtsetseg
(Rotary Club of Zuunmod)
Rotary Club of the Year Rotary Club of Kwai Chung
Rotarian of The Year – District 3450 IPP Francois Fong
(Rotary Club of Kai Tak)
Rotarian of The Year – Hong Kong   AG Helen Or
(Rotary Club of Neoteric Hong Kong)
Rotarian of The Year – Macau   DS Elizabete Fong
(Rotary Club of Macau)
Rotarian of The Year – Mongolia   Rtn. Khulan Dashpuntsag 
(Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar)
Club Service Project of The Year– Gold Award Vaccine Warriors
(Rotary Club of Kai Tak)
Club Service Project of The Year– Silver Award Preserve Planet Earth Clearbot Project (Rotary Club of Hong Kong)
Club Service Project of The Year– Bronze Award Silent Day
(Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar Central)
The Unsung Hero of District PP Frederick Ng
(Rotary Club of Mandarin Hong Kong)
  PP Amy Leung (Rotary Club of Bayview Sunshine Hong Kong)
Assistant Governor of The Year AG Myagmarjargal Newby (Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar)
Outstanding Assistant Governor with Distinction AG German Hui
  AG Stanley Choi
  AG Isaac Yip
  AG Mazhar Sultana
  AG Sally Ho  
  AG Helen Or  
Outstanding Assistant Governor AG Michael Chan
  AG Kelvin Mui
  AG Sunny Chen
  AG Bolormaa Tovuudorj  
  AG Wendy Lau  
District Secretary of The Year DS Alex Hung
(Rotary Club of Peninsula East)
Outstanding District Secretary with Distinction DGN Andy Li
(Rotary Club of Kwai Chung)
  CDS Ron Chan
(Rotary Club of Causeway Bay)
  DS Esther Ow
(Rotary Club of Wanchai)
  DS Louis Ma
(Rotary Club of Hong Kong Sunrise)
  DS Michelle Yeung
(Rotary Club of Homantin Hill)
  DS Alexander Cheung
(Rotary Club of Kwun Tong)
  DS Brian Ho
Rotary Club of Hong Kong Northeast)
  DS Abraham Chan
(Rotary Club of Channel Islands)
  DS Tommy Ng
(Rotary Club of Abacus Hong Kong)
  DS Elizabete Fong
(Rotary Club of Macau)
Most Popular President President Derrick Tan
(Rotary Club of Peninsula East)
Each One Bring One Award     Rotary Club of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area
  Rotary Club of Abacus Hong Kong
  Rotary Club of Zuunmod

This Rotary Year, we have had one ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) breakout session in each of Hong Kong and Macau. We, as Rotarians, have an ultimate goal of creating lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. Companies adopt ESG because they care about their communities. I would like to take this opportunity to urge everyone of you to explore more possible partnering projects that involve the core elements of ESG.

The completion of District Conference does not mark an end on our dedication to help the needy. After the 62ndDistrictConference, quality snacks from Kee Wah Bakery were donated to homeless people currently supported by Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council (“NAAC”). While we are wrapping up this Rotary Year, we continue supporting community services and wish to share our care to people in need.

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Nougats, black sesame biscuits & almond cookies of Kee Wah Bakery were donated to NAAC for supporting homeless people in their facility.

There are always some other aspects to unleash. This year, we Serve to Change Lives. Once again, thank you for making the 62nd District Conference special and memorable.

Disaster Relief Fund

We continued our work on helping the low-income families, with 11 joint projects being delivered with a total contribution of HKD 1,209,148. Thank you all AGs for coordinating with our service partners and clubs. I would also like to express my gratitude to all participating Rotarians. It is impossible to deliver the projects within such a short period of time without your contribution and action. 

RAT Test Kit Donation

Due to recent surge in Covid cases in Hong Kong, our District managed to distribute around 10,000 sets of Rapid Antigen Tests Kit to two schools on 13 May. Since May, the club managed to donate around 46,500 sets of RAT tests to 9 schools, hoping to help identify infected persons. Rotary continued to support residents affected by the latest wave of the corona virus epidemic, through donations of medical supplies, daily necessities and services. I am certain related projects will continue through the coming months as it is unlikely the situation with the pandemic will be going away completely within that time, and more action is still needed to help fill the needs of society. Our services, attention and help will still definitely be required.

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CP Academy Gradation Ceremony

The CP Academy Gradation Ceremony was held on 24 May 2022. Let’s congratulate all participating Charter-Presidents-to-be. The Membership Committee is determined to identify potential members as well as strengthening Rotarians’ sense of belonging. Setting up a club is only the first step; it is a CP’s job to provide proper guidance to maintain a club’s long-term sustainability and cohesion.  What we seek is not only quantity, but equally quality and continuity in our clubs and membership.  We need to ensure that newly-established clubs will implement procedures that develop a positive culture, which will give the clubs a strong start up and accountability of funding and membership fees.

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2 New Satellite Clubs

The Rotary Year is almost over, and I am glad to welcome two Satellite Clubs; 1. Rotary Satellite Club of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area-Hengqin, Hong Kong; and 2. Rotary Satellite Club of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area – Elite Athletes (both chartered by RC of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area), which have now entered the Rotary family. Chartering Satellite clubs is an important stage to include more people from the broader community. This Rotary year, a total of 7 such clubs were formed, with 64 members being added to our Rotary family. Under the extraordinary circumstances of this past year, this is a remarkable achievement, and I thank all the clubs and our membership Chair PDG Eric Chin for all the hard work and dedication.

POA Photo/ Video Competition

After a series of deliberations, we finally got our winners for People of Action Photo/ Video Competition, the winners being: 1) RC of Star Avenue; 2) RC of Macau; 3) RC of Eminence Hong Kong & RC of Island Green; and 1)RC of Homantin Hill; 2) RC of Neoteric Hong Kong & RC of Soho Hong Kong; 3) RC of New Territories.

District Action Taken during Pandemic

Whether or not you are the winner, you are all rewarded with valuable memories and experience. Your excellent photos and videos clearly illustrate that we are all People of Action!

During the past year with its troubles, District 3450 has responded quickly to the needs of the community. Please read the below article to learn more about what we have done, and more importantly, what further action we can take to benefit the community.

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Area of May – Area 6

Area 6 aims to deliver sustainable service projects. Feel free to learn more about how our fellow Rotarians Serve to Change Lives from the links below.

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Organ donation Film competition closing ceremony

On the 26th of June, the district project of organ donation film competition held its closing ceremony at the Windsor building. The Head of Health promotion Branch Center of Health for Health Protection Dr. Raymond Ho was our guest of Honor.   Rotary club of Hong Kong Northwest and Rotary club of the HUB Hong Kong joined hands on this project from its start at the beginning of last year until the winning films were decided.  I, together with our panel of judges, selected the winners for two age-based categories, the first being for students under the age of 18, and the other being for people aged 19 to 30. I viewed the films selected by the panel of judges for the final winner.  I most certainly found the concepts, the creativity and the message of the films to be most invigorating and exciting.  PP Kelvin Ho (co-chairperson of the project) mentioned that, among all the similar film competitions, he found these 40 entries to have some very inspired and original approaches to the theme of promoting organ donation within the community.  One of the winning teams is from a primary school, which gives us great hope that the younger generation will truly come to understand the importance of such a virtuous deed, and that they will benefit from it in future years.

I was unable to the attend the closing ceremony physically but I prepared a video clip to thank all the committees and members involved at the ceremony.  Special thanks for the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Northwest and Rotary club of the HUB Hong Kong, and also thanking Rotary club of Metropolitan Hong Kong for conducting the closing ceremony.  Of course, I cannot forget to thank the co-chairperson, PP/Dr. Kelvin Ho and PP Grace Young for their dedication. My appreciation and thanks are also extended to the President Patrick Chow and President Betty Chiu for their fine efforts.  And last but certainly not least, I would like to thank Organ Transplant Foundation representative Ms. Christine Tse who helped so much in organizing the competition with her contacts and expertise.  The winning film from the two categories will be re-produced by a professional team and will be shared on social media in government websites, school talks, and our District website and Facebook for all members to view.

In the coming year of Rotary, as the Health Chairman myself, I would like to continue with the second phase for the organ donation project, namely that of promoting organ donor registration among our members, their families and their friends and contacts. This project was intended to be a part of the mission that I had in mind for my year, but because of the circumstance of the pandemic, most of this project has had to be postponed to the 2022-2023 year instead. 

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六月份總監月報

邁向2022-23 扶輪年度

時光瞬逝,轉眼間總監的一年任期已到落幕時刻。在這個扶輪年度,我們一步一個腳印,經歷培育優化、成長發展、義務付出、協作捐贈,扶輪2021-22年度是翻騰跌宕的一年。上半年度得天庇蔭,我們平靜地完成各項活動包括:地區交職禮、扶輪城際會議、地區領袖發展研討會以及消滅小兒麻痹症日等,都圓滿成功地完成。遺憾地甫自下半年開始,新冠病毒的第5波疫情來勢洶洶,地區的各項活動及服務項目,被迫急煞掣,為了保持社區距離,被迫延期甚至取消。無可否認,肆虐的疫情為帶我們帶來不少難題,然而扶輪社友靈巧多變,我十分欣喜各位社友努力採取相應措施應對,迎難而上,我為您們化危為機的能耐感到驕傲。至此2021-22的扶輪年度接近尾聲,但我們絕不忘記超我服務的初心。讓我們以亮麗的成績,攜手邁向2022-23的扶輪年度;在來屆總監李德利及其團隊的領導下以行動實踐宏大的夢想:「夢想扶輪」。

發佈周年報告

此一年報對全年的活動作出了檢討、 回顧,並對「以服務改善人生」付出卓越貢獻的服務項目予以嘉許。雖然項目繁多未能一一盡錄,但每一項目都心繫我心,極富意義,滿載溫馨回憶,並為今屆的碩果纍纍的扶輪年度寫上完美的篇章。詳情請參閱:http://www.rid3450.org/AnnualBook21-22/

62 屆地區年會

在2022年5月28 及29日舉行的區年會是何等的美妙! 感謝無論是親自出席還是網上出席每一位參加的扶輪社友。我更衷心感謝籌委會為我們送上如此精采的地區年會。在過程中難免遇上的障礙,儘管我們未瑧百分百的完美,但我深信對各位社友而言,今次的地區年會已是非常難能可貴。

恭喜所有的得獎者(請參閲下表)。我再次對您們所作貢獻,致以最深摯的謝意。

地區奬項 得獎者
2021-22 超我服務大獎 CP Patrick SC Poon
(Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour)
年度最佳社長 President Flora Tsang
(Rotary Club of Star Avenue)
「以服務改善人生」傑出社長 President Amous Lee
(Rotary Club of Channel Islands)
  President Demen Cheung
(Rotary Club of Hong Kong North)
  President Keith Lai
(Rotary Club of Kwai Chung)
  President Eddy Lo
(Rotary Club of Soho Hong Kong)
  President D.Badamtsetseg
(Rotary Club of Zuunmod)
年度最佳扶輪社 Rotary Club of Kwai Chung
年度最佳扶輪社員 (3450 地區) IPP Francois Fong
(Rotary Club of Kai Tak)
年度最佳扶輪社員 (香港) AG Helen Or
(Rotary Club of Neoteric Hong Kong)
年度最佳扶輪社員 (澳門) DS Elizabete Fong
(Rotary Club of Macau)
年度最佳扶輪社員 (蒙古) Rtn. Khulan Dashpuntsag 
(Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar)
年度最佳扶輪社服務項目(金獎) Vaccine Warriors
(Rotary Club of Kai Tak)
年度最佳扶輪社服務項目(銀獎) Preserve Planet Earth Clearbot Project (Rotary Club of Hong Kong)
年度最佳扶輪社服務項目(銅奬) Silent Day
(Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar Central)
地區無名英雄奬   PP Frederick Ng
(Rotary Club of Mandarin Hong Kong)
  PP Amy Leung (Rotary Club of Bayview Sunshine Hong Kong)
年度最佳助理地區總監 AG Myagmarjargal Newby (Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar)
卓越表現助理地區總監 AG German Hui
  AG Stanley Choi
  AG Isaac Yip
  AG Mazhar Sultana
  AG Sally Ho  
  AG Helen Or  
傑出表現助理地區總監 AG Michael Chan
  AG Kelvin Mui
  AG Sunny Chen
  AG Bolormaa Tovuudorj  
  AG Wendy Lau  
年度最佳地區秘書 DS Alex Hung
(Rotary Club of Peninsula East)
卓越表現地區秘書 DGN Andy Li
(Rotary Club of Kwai Chung)
  CDS Ron Chan
(Rotary Club of Causeway Bay)
  DS Esther Ow
(Rotary Club of Wanchai)
  DS Louis Ma
(Rotary Club of Hong Kong Sunrise)
  DS Michelle Yeung
(Rotary Club of Homantin Hill)
  DS Alexander Cheung
(Rotary Club of Kwun Tong)
  DS Brian Ho
Rotary Club of Hong Kong Northeast)
  DS Abraham Chan
(Rotary Club of Channel Islands)
  DS Tommy Ng
(Rotary Club of Abacus Hong Kong)
  DS Elizabete Fong
(Rotary Club of Macau)
最受歡迎社長 President Derrick Tan
(Rotary Club of Peninsula East)
 「以一帶一」社員獎   Rotary Club of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area
  Rotary Club of Abacus Hong Kong
  Rotary Club of Zuunmod

在是次地區年會中,在香港及澳門分別舉行了ESG (環境、社會、管治)分組會議。作為扶輪社友,我們以創意的思維秉持「超我服務」的終極目標,從自身開始推展至社區層面,以至環球的領域;我謹此呼籲大家積極尋找新的機遇、新的合作夥伴,同共開展新項目,以不同的視野,在多元的空間,淋漓地發揮,貫徹落實年度主題「以服務改善人生」。

地區年會的結束並不代表我們助人為樂的精神告一段落。 在62 屆地區年會後,我們將淨餘的零食物資捐贈予鄰舍輔導會,透過其網絡向無家者派發。

在我們結束這個扶輪年之際,我們繼續支持社區服務,並希望將我們的關懷分享給有需要的人。

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我再次感謝大家的付出及參與,譲我們的區年會如此別具特式,足堪回味。

地區危難援助基金

我們持續援助低收入家庭,地區在近幾個月推行11個聯社服務項目,合共捐出1,209,148港元。衷心感謝各助理地區總監聯繫各社與合作夥伴,同心協力完成服務使命;除此之外,我以最熱烈的掌聲送給各位參與的扶輪社友,在如此短的時間內,造出如此亮麗的佳績,這全賴您們的全力支持。

捐贈「快速抗原測試」測試套件

由於近期新冠病毒確診數目大幅颷升,3450地區迅速募集並捐贈10,000套快速抗原測試套,在5月13 日向最後的兩間學校派發。自五月初起,地區合共捐出約46,500 套快速抗原測試套件予九所學校,祈能為社區能及早找出受感染者盡一分力。地區將持續支援對受疫情影響的居民,包括捐贈醫療物資、日常生活所需的用品與服務。

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創社社長培訓學院畢業典禮

恭喜所有的未來創社社長,在5月24 日舉行了創社社長培訓學院畢業典禮。地區社員發展委員會積極募集有潛質的社員之餘,並加強培養他們對扶輪的歸屬感,成績斐然。創立新社只是千里之行的第一步,作為創社社長任重道遠,需肩負指導責任,讓創立的新社能持續健康發展,我們不泛求數量,更重視社員的質素。

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新成立2個衛星社

在扶輪年度快將完結之際,讓我們展臂歡迎兩個新成立的衛星社加入扶輪的大家庭 – 粵港澳大灣區傑出運動員衞星扶輪社及粵港澳大灣區橫琴衞星扶輪(兩衞星扶輪社均由粵港澳大灣區扶輪社創立)。創立衞星社的目的為廣納地區人士加入,對社員增長注入新動力。本扶輪年度成立了7個衞星社,合共增添64 位新社員。

「行動的人」攝影/錄像比賽

經過嚴謹的評審,「行動的人」攝影/錄像比賽的優勝者最終誕生:

攝影組

1)星光大道扶輪社

2)澳門扶輪社

3)香港匯賢扶輪社、港島常青扶輪社

錄像組

1)何文田山扶輪社

2)香港新世代扶輪社、蘇豪香港扶輪社

3)新界扶輪社

不管是獲否獲獎,3450地區全人皆留下美好的回憶,從眾多照片及錄像中,汗水與笑聲的光影記錄,足證我們都是「行動的人」。

地區迅速應對 與市民攜手跨過疫情

扶輪3450 地區急人所急,迅速回應社群所需。下列的文章、圖片、訪問,記錄了我們的作為,但我們務須緊記,前方仍有很多需要我們繼續行動,回饋社會。

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五月份地區之星– 地域

3450地區第6地域,持續推行實效的服務項目。歡迎大家流覽下列連結,了解扶輪社友如何在各方面「以服務改善人生」。

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-pZ4p7Bu-HzXsz6bGF1VnTWm8LVgnY9c?usp=sharing

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