The History of Rotary International and District 3450

The History of Rotary International and District 3450

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The Past District Governors of District 3450 – Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia
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國際扶輪第3450地區簡史 (The History of District 3450 in Chinese)

國際扶輪第3450地區簡史 (The History of District 3450 in Chine…

國際扶輪第3450地區簡史賀錦平前地區總監2009年07月賀錦平前地區總監以簡易筆觸介紹自1919年首個扶輪社在上海出現,到1931年香港成立首個扶輪社至21世紀的今天,娓娓道來,讓我們只需花數分鐘時間即可了解3450地區發展史,實為不可多得的歷史文獻。從一位渴望交友的寂寞男士開始,扶輪發展至今,已成為其中最具影響力的國際性服務團體。104年前,第一個扶輪社只有四人。今天在全球的200個國家和地區中,已建立超過32,000個扶輪社,約1,200,000名社員。

The Original Purpose of Rotary

The Original Purpose of Rotary

The original purposes of Rotary By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian)23 February 2014.In 1930, the Rotary Club of Chicago —The Rotary Club Number One— has a committee at work in the endeavor to prepare a history of the Club.  An examination was made of all the available literature of the early ...

Rotary Club Charter Number

Rotary Club Charter Number

Rotary Club Charter Number By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July, 2014 Several thousand Rotary clubs state that they have the Club Number on their charters, while more than twenty thousand clubs claim that there is no such number shown. Which is the TRUTH? The Charter Number Yesterday Hanging on the wall in the office of The ...

The Evolution of - Object of Rotary

The Evolution of – Object of Rotary

The Evolution of Object of Rotary by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 January 2017 In some areas of the world, weekly Rotary club meetings begin with all members standing and reciting the《Object of Rotary》. This statement, which comes from the Rotary International Constitution, is frequently seen on a wall plaque in Rotarians’ offices or ...

The Rotary Mottos - Created by Whom and When

The Rotary Mottos – Created by Whom and When

The Rotary Mottos Created by Whom and When By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 February, 2017 What is a motto? One dictionary definition reads: “a maxim adopted as a principle of behavior.” When Rotary was formed in 1905 on a firm principle of behavior, it had no motto. But the actions of its growing ...

The Recovery of the "Peking Bell"

The Recovery of the “Peking Bell”

by Rotarian Jim PringleLast updated: 18-06-1998 Rtn Bob Wilson, of RC Hong Kong South, could hardly believe his eyes. He had been visiting a home on Hong Kong’s posh Peak to look at furniture and artifacts that were on sale, and had not found anything of interest. Then, on his way out, he glanced at a ...

From "The Rotary Code of Ethics" to "Rotarians Code of Conduct"

From “The Rotary Code of Ethics” to “Rotarians Code …

From《The Rotary Code of Ethics》 to《Rotarian Code of Conduct》 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 January 2015 The earliest Rotarians really had no choice but to make business ethics a priority. They joined the Rotary clubs for two reasons: to make friends and to make business contacts. If their business practices left anything to ...

Rotary International Presidential Themes

Rotary International Presidential Themes

Rotary International Presidential Themes By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2017 Each January, as Rotary district governors-elect convene at the International Assembly for training and fellowship, they can be certain of two things: a lot of take-home reading and the announcement of a new presidential theme. The tradition of crafting a theme is credited ...

The First Council on Legislation of Rotary International in 1934

The First Council on Legislation of Rotary International in 1934

The First Council on Legislation of Rotary International in 1934 Who was the first China’s representative attended this Council? By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2014 The last Council on Legislation of Rotary International (RI) was met in 2013. The next will be held in spring of 2016, and would be followed by the ...

扶輪一詞在中國並沒有特許專利

扶輪一詞在中國並沒有特許專利

`Fú lún’yī cí zài zhōngguó bìng méiyǒu tèxǔ zhuānlì zhōnghuá fú lún shǐ yánjiùyuán liújìnghéng 2013 nián 10 yuè 1 rì `fú lún yī cí zài zhōngguó bìng méiyǒu tèxǔ zhuānlì’, zhè shì zhǐ, gēnjù guójì fú lún de xìnxī, jiézhì běnwéndìnggǎo dāngrì, zài zhōnghuárénmín gònghéguójìngnèi (bù bāokuò xiānggǎng, àomén liǎng gè tèbié xíngzhèngqū) bìng ...

Our District 我們的地區

The Birth of District 345 Rotary International

The Birth of District 345 Rotary International

The Birth of District 345 Rotary International China, Hong Kong and Macao by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2015 “Non-districted clubs in China, Hong Kong (Crown Colony) and Macao have been constituted into a new district, No. 345.” — This is quoted from the Annual Report 1959-1960 by the Rotary International General Secretary George ...

District 345 of Rotary International - A General Picture in the Year 1977-1978

District 345 of Rotary International – A General Picture in the …

District 345 of Rotary International A General Picture in the Year 1977-1978 by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 May 2014 Except here below is a report given by S. H. Sung (宋常康), of Hong Kong Rotary Club (香港扶輪社), District 345 Governor 1975-1976, at the “Voices of Asia” Session during the 69th Rotary International Convention in ...

The World’s Longest Dancing  Chinese  Dragon 1991 by HK Rotarians & Rotaractors

The World’s Longest Dancing Chinese Dragon 1991 by HK Rotarians …

Entered The Guinness Book of World Records 1991 The World’s Longest Dancing Chinese Dragon by Hong Kong Rotarians and Rotaractors By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) District 3450 Rotaract Chair 1990-1991-1992 1 August 2017 In a summer night of 10 August 1991, highlight of the 3rd International Abilympics (第三屆國際展能節) hosted by the Hong Kong Society for ...

Hong Kong Rotarians joint fight against SARS - 2003

Hong Kong Rotarians joint fight against SARS – 2003

Hong Kong Rotarians joint fight against SARS – 2003 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 March, 2017 The months of March to June in 2003 was the unforgettable hard time of the entire Hong Kong population, economically and socially, due to the outbreak of SARS which led to the discouragement of public gatherings resulting ...

Our Rotary Clubs 我們的扶輪社

The Birth of the Hong Kong Rotary Club in 1931

The Birth of the Hong Kong Rotary Club in 1931

The Birth of District 345 Rotary International China, Hong Kong and Macao by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2015 “Non-districted clubs in China, Hong Kong (Crown Colony) and Macao have been constituted into a new district, No. 345.” — This is quoted from the Annual Report 1959-1960 by the Rotary International General ...

The Birth of The Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club in 1954

The Birth of The Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club in 1954

The Birth of The Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club in 1954 and its Charter President Fung Hon-Chu, OBE, JP by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 April 2014 The Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West (香港西區扶輪社) was admitted to Rotary International on 12 April 1954. It is the 4th Rotary club formed in ...

Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club - Some Remarkable Stories

Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club – Some Remarkable Stories

Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club Some Remarkable Stories by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 April 2014 The Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West (香港西區扶輪社) used to be one of the prominent clubs in Hong Kong since its inception in 1954. Here are some of the remarkable stories that may gain your round of ...

Lingnan College Interact Club 1970 - 嶺南書院國際少年服務團 (1970)

Lingnan College Interact Club 1970 – 嶺南書院國際少年服…

Part of the beneficiaries; the other part is given to the poor by the Rural Committee to the eastern part of Lantau. After the distribution of the cold clothes was completed, the staff members returned to Hong Kong in the afternoon. The group’s work camp is still the first time. The local father said that going ...

Chung Chi College Rotaract Club - Rural Village Project 2006 - 崇基學院扶輪青年服團

Chung Chi College Rotaract Club – Rural Village Project 2006 …

From December 28, 2006 to January 2, 2007, a total of 31 undergraduate students enrolled at the Chinese University of Hong Kong went to Xitan Town, Qingxin County, Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province. Datuntou Primary School serves as a service exchange. The event was named “Love and Qingyuan, warm in the mountains.” 譚亦斯葉麗勤孫慧珊冼智山潘珮雯 李景謙洪偉豐鄭逸鵬陳文瑤蘇文慧 劉卓耀趙家誠陳志豪黃耀章朱少雯 潘珮雯陳寶儀蘇文慧鮑天毓陳寶儀 ...

Macau Rotaract Club - Goodwill Ambassador to Mongolia 2007

Macau Rotaract Club – Goodwill Ambassador to Mongolia 2007

Goodwill Ambassador To Mongolia 2007 澳門親善大使.蒙古國文化交流之旅 Activity Report 活動報告Goodwill Ambassador To Mongolia 2007 Program Details1 Message from Project Coordinator . 5 Message from Project Chair . 7 Message from Committee8 Message from Trip Leaders9 Delegation List . 10 Itinerary11 Ambassadors Report . 13 Table of Content Rotaract Club Of MacauProgram Details 1 Aims of the Program Benefits ...

Macau Rotarians led school project in China's rural mountains

Macau Rotarians led school project in China’s rural mountains

In China’s Du’an Yao Autonomous County, villagers have a saying: “Ten percent land, the other ninety rocks.” I’m traveling through the “three goats area” – its name describes the flinty creatures, the rugged territory and, in particular, the stubbornness of its people – with Li Wei, a minister in the Du’an government, and Stella Kan, ...

Eminent Rotarians 傑出的扶輪人

Ir. Dr. Joseph CHOW Ming-Kuen (Hong Kong Island West) 周明權博士 (香港西區)

Ir. Dr. Joseph CHOW Ming-Kuen (Hong Kong Island West) 周明權博士 …

香港西區扶輪社 — 工程師周明權博士 Ir. Dr. Joseph CHOW Ming-Kuen, O.B.E., J.P. The Hong Kong Rotarian ‘Wonderful and Gentle Soul’ By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 December 2018 In an email to graduates, Professor Christopher Chao (趙汝恆教授), Dean of Engineering at the University of Hong Kong, appraised the School’s distinguished alumnus: “Dr. Chow … … … passionately and ...

Dr. The Honourable Sir Harry S. Y. Fang (Hong King) 方心讓爵士

Dr. The Honourable Sir Harry S. Y. Fang (Hong King) 方心讓爵士

“Father of Rehabilitation in Asia” Sir Harry S. Y. Fang, Kt, G.B.M., C.B.E., O.B.E., LL.D., D.S.Sc., D.Sc., J.P. By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 10 August 2017 A member of the Hong Kong Rotary Club (香港扶輪社), Dr. The Honorable Sir Harry S. Y. Fang (方心讓 爵士), Kt, G.B.M., C.B.E., O.B.E., LL.D., D.S.Sc., D.Sc., J.P. (2 August ...

Fung Hon-Chu (Hong Kong Island West) 馮漢柱 (香港西區)

Fung Hon-Chu (Hong Kong Island West) 馮漢柱 (香港西區)

Fung Hon-Chu, OBE, JP Charter President of The Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 April 2014 Birth of the Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club The Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West (香港西區扶輪社) was admitted to Rotary International on 12 April 1954. It is the 4th Rotary club formed ...

Dr. The Honourable Sir Kenneth FUNG Ping-Fan (Hong Kong)  馮秉芬爵士(香港)

Dr. The Honourable Sir Kenneth FUNG Ping-Fan (Hong Kong) 馮秉芬爵…

A Prominent Rotarian of the Rotary Centennial Dr. The Honourable Sir Kenneth FUNG Ping-Fan (Hong Kong) 馮秉芬爵士(香港) by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 May 2014 Dr. The Honorable Sir Kenneth Fung Ping-Fan (馮秉芬爵士), Kt, K.St.J., C.B.E., O.B.E., LL.D., D.S.Sc., J.P., (1911-2002), a prominent politician and businessman, was selected by Rotary International “A Prominent ...

Dr. V. K. Wellington Koo (Shanghai) 顧維鈞博士 (上海)

Dr. V. K. Wellington Koo (Shanghai) 顧維鈞博士 (上海)

中文版在第 16-30 頁 最早的兩位國際法院華籍法官都是中國的扶輪社員 Chinese Rotarians served Judges of International Court of Justice By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 December 2016 徐謨大法官 Judge Hsu Mo 顧維鈞大法官 Judge V. K. Wellington Koo The first two Chinese judges of International Court of Justice in The Hague were Rotarians from The Republic of China: Dr. Hsu Mo (徐謨博士) and Dr. ...

Dr. The Honourable Sir Rogerio Hyndman Lobo (Hong Kong)

Dr. The Honourable Sir Rogerio Hyndman Lobo (Hong Kong)

Dr. The Honourable Sir Rogerio “Roger” Hyndman Lobo the Brother-in-Law of two District 345 Governors and the Father-in-Law of a District 3450 Governor By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 August 2015 The Rotary Club of Hong Kong (香港扶輪社) is used to be the home of a number of prominent Rotarians who were bestowed Knight Bachelors ...

George Ernest Marden (Hong Kong)

George Ernest Marden (Hong Kong)

George Ernest Marden, affectionately known as “Gem” in Rotary, was the first Hong Kong citizen served Rotary International as Director in 1951-1952, and concurrently the Chairman of The Rotary Foundation Fellowships (i.e. scholarships). In the early 1920s, Gem joined the Shanghai Rotary Club (上海扶輪社), and later was elected Club President in 1928-1929. After the World War ...

John Louis Marden (Hong Kong)

John Louis Marden (Hong Kong)

The District Governors Father and Son George Ernest Marden & John Louis Marden of The Rotary Club of Hong Kong by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2015 George Ernest Marden (馬頓) (1892-1966) George Ernest Marden, affectionately known as “Gem” in Rotary, was the first Hong Kong citizen served Rotary International as Director in ...

Dr. Hsu Mo (Nanking) 徐謨博士 (南京)

Dr. Hsu Mo (Nanking) 徐謨博士 (南京)

中文版在第 16-30 頁 最早的兩位國際法院華籍法官都是中國的扶輪社員 Chinese Rotarians served Judges of International Court of Justice By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 December 2016 徐謨大法官 Judge Hsu Mo 顧維鈞大法官 Judge V. K. Wellington Koo The first two Chinese judges of International Court of Justice in The Hague were Rotarians from The Republic of China: Dr. Hsu Mo (徐謨博士) and Dr. ...

Sir Run Run Shaw (Kowloon) 邵逸夫爵士 (九龍)

Sir Run Run Shaw (Kowloon) 邵逸夫爵士 (九龍)

The Rotarian Shaw Brothers Runme (邵仁枚) and Run Run Shaw (邵逸夫) By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 March 2014 Run Run Shaw (邵逸夫) Runme Shaw (邵仁枚) Sir Run Run Shaw (邵逸夫爵士), Kt., G.B.M., C.B.E., was the President 1966-1967 of The Rotary Club of Kowloon (九龍扶輪社) in Hong Kong, the year when his third elder brother Tan ...

Dr. The Honourable Tang Ping-Yuan (Wusih)  唐炳源博士 (無錫)

Dr. The Honourable Tang Ping-Yuan (Wusih) 唐炳源博士 (無錫)

中文版在第 14-24 頁 無錫扶輪人實業家和教育家 — 唐炳源博士 香港公益金創始人暨首任會長 Wusih Rotarian Industrialist & Educator — Tang Ping-Yuan, CBE, LLD Founder & First President of The Community Chest of Hong Kong By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2017 Co-Founder of The Community Chest of Hong Kong The dramatic growth of Hong Kong’s ...

Dr. The Honourable Wong Po-Yan (Kowloon West)  黃保欣博士 (九龍西區)

Dr. The Honourable Wong Po-Yan (Kowloon West) 黃保欣博士 (九龍…

中文版在第 10-16 頁 九龍西區扶輪人 — 黃保欣博士 香港機場管理局首任主席 Kowloon West Rotarian Dr. Wong Po-Yan, GBM, CBE, DBA, DSSc, JP The First Chairman of Airport Authority Hong Kong By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 15 August 2019 Dr. The Honorable Wong Po-Yan (黃保欣), G.B.M., C.B.E., D.B,A., D.S.Sc., J.P. (1923-2019), the first Chairman 1995-1999 of The Airport Authority Hong Kong (香港機場管理局), ...

Dr. Raymond C. W. Wong - The District 345 Governor for Two Consecutive Terms

Dr. Raymond C. W. Wong – The District 345 Governor for Two Conse…

中文版《愛心的果實》在第 7 頁 Dr. Raymond C. W. Wong The District 345 Governor for Two Consecutive Terms By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2017 It was 30 years ago this date that the late Dr. Raymond C. W. Wong (黃志偉醫師) assumed his office to serve Rotary International as District 345 Governor in 1987-1988, followed by one ...

Dr. Raymond Wu (Kowloon West)   鄔維庸醫生  (九龍西區)

Dr. Raymond Wu (Kowloon West) 鄔維庸醫生 (九龍西區)

中文版在第 7-11 頁 九龍西區扶輪人 — 鄔維庸醫生 心臟科醫師倡導精神康復服務四十年 Kowloon West Rotarian Dr. Raymond Wu, GBS, OBE, FRCP, JP Cardiologist Advocated 40 Years Psychiatric Rehabilitation By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 3 October 2016 Dr. Raymond Wu (鄔維庸醫生), G.B.S., O.B.E., F.R.C.P., J.P. (1937-2006), President 1980-1981 of Kowloon West Rotary Club (九龍西區扶輪社) in Hong Kong, was the first Chairman 1966- 2006 of ...

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