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Hong Kong Rotarian Chiefs of St. John Ambulance Organization By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2015 The Rotary Club of Hong Kong () has been the home of 7 volunteer-chiefs of the Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Organization () and 5 of them had also served as Rotary International officers. These 7 past club presidents in the chronological order of their years were: (1) Arthur W. Woo () 1940-41; (2) Tseung Fat-Im () 1947-48; (3) Kenneth Fung Ping-Fan () 1949-50; (4) A. D. el Arculli () 1950-51; (5) Kwok Chan () 1951-52; (6) John Louis Marden () 1964-65; (7) George Choa () 1971-72. The Order of Saint John The Order of Saint John, short for the the Grand Priory in the British Realm of the Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (), is a royal order of chivalry constituted in 1888 by Royal Charter...

Hong Kong Has Twins October 1954

Extract from [The Rotarian] October 1954. The British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, for all its fame and importance astride one of the major trade routes to China, is not very large. Ts total area is 391 square miles; the area of Hong Kong Island itself is only 361/2 square miles. Yet on that later speck of land there are three Rotary Clubs: the mature mother Club of Hong Kong, and its new twin sons, East and West.

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The Birth of the First Mongolian Speaking Rotary Club, By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 February 2015 January 2015 marked the 20th year of Rotary in the democratic nation Mongolia ( ). Here is the story of the first Mongolian speaking Rotary Club in the world, or the first Rotary Club formed after Mongolia was grouped into Rotary International District 3450, or the second Rotary Club formed in the country---The Rotary Club of Khuree ().Dear President Oyungerel: Congratulations! The Rotary Club of Khuree, Mongolia, is now officially admitted to membership of Rotary International on 27 February 2002, and is becoming the 50th club of District 3450..., e-mail sent by District 3450 Governor Johnson Chu () (Peninsula)on 5 March 2002, at 12:30 hour.Khuree (The Chinese equivalent) is the former name of Mongoliascapital city Ulaanbaatar. Ulaanbaatar has been given numerous names in its history. Before 1911during the Manchu Empire, official...

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Many FIRSTs in the Rotary Club of Hong Kong By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2020 The British Crown Colony Hong Kong located at the south China coast was the first prospect of Rotary International to extend Rotary landing on the continent of Asia. The story has to be dated back to June 1918. In his annual report to the Board of Directors of International Association of Rotary Clubs(forerunner of Rotary International), Secretary Chesley R. Perry wrote: We have recently received word that the Rotary Club of Hong Kong, China, has been organized through the efforts of Mr. Coombes of Calcutta, who when in Chicago recently accepted the assignment to organize a Rotary Club in Calcutta. However, failure reports were received after several attempts not until the visit by Jim to Hong Kong in 1930 the last goal of his Far East Rotary Extension Mission in two and a...

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The Birth of Canton Rotary Club () in 1931By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian)1 September 2015 This piece of history is referred to the Canton Rotary Club () formed in the first republican nation in Asia The Republic of China (). The Club was organized at the year-end of 1931 and was later admitted to Rotary International in spring 1932, but was regrettably terminated in 1950due to adverse political environment.There are still 4 Rotary clubs of Canton existing in the Rotary World, and they are all located in the United States of America:(1)Rotary Club of Canton, Ohio (1915) (2) Rotary Club of Canton, Illinois (1919)(3)Rotary Club of Canton, Georgia (1937)(4) Rotary Club of Canton, Michigan (1977)The Oriental Rotary Extension to South ChinaOn Saturday,15 November 1930, the Marco Polo of Rotary James W. Davidson, Honorary General Commissioner of Rotary International, visited Canton (Guangzhou) () of the Republican China together with his wife...

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Rotary under the Communist Gunsa Taipei Rotary Club outpost of mercy thrives By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 August, 2017 In the January 1965 Issue ofThe Rotarianmagazine, there was a report from an American newspaper columnist Tom Dammann with such a title: Rotary Under the Communist Guns on Matsu within artillery range of Communist China, a Rotary outpost of mercy thrives. That was Toms observation on a medical aid project to the local community supported by The Rotary Club of Taipei().Prior to reading Toms report on the annex pages, it is better to learn more about the historical background on the reasons why such a medical post was so significantly needed which was resulted from the Taiwan Strait Crisis happened in the summer of 1958.Chinas civil war between the two parties was practically not ceased though the Communist had already controlled the entire Mainland.The Second Taiwan Strait Crisis 1958 ()The...

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n 1951, seeing the post-war refugee stream in the British Crown Colony Hong Kong, and striving to help assimilate them, the Rotary Club of Hong Kong () took a special interest in the children huddled in rude homes and rarely eating all they want and looked for ways to help them.The way soon appeared.Raising some money of HK$200,000 (roughly rated US$34,000 at the time: US$1 = 16bottles of Coca Cola), the Clubacquired some land at Silvermine Bay on Lantau Island (now the southeast side over the hill of The Hong Kong International Airport), and on it built Holiday Camp for the Hong Kong children.There in the dining hall, play rooms, and dormitories, and on sunny sea-fresh playgrounds, on the beach and in the water, thousands of youngsters gain (even until today) healthy pounds and a new belief in tomorrow. On the 3rd anniversary of the Camp, the 108-man Rotarians of Hong Kong invited 30...

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