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Rotary in Formosa The early years of Rotary Taiwan 1931-1960 By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 January 2017 The early history of Rotary in Formosa or Taiwan () can be described in 2 separate and different era: (1) When the territory was in full sovereignty of the Japanese Empire 1895-1945; and (2) when Taiwan became a province of The Republic of China () commencing 1945. The island of Formosa (or Taiwan) , along with Penghu () and Liaodong Peninsula (), were ceded in full sovereignty to the Japanese Empire by theTreaty of Shimonosekiin 1895, as a result of Imperial China (Qing Empire) was defeated in the First Sino-Japanese War () (18941895). While Formosa was under the Japanese governing, the Republic of China () was established on the Mainland on 1 January 1912 to replace the fall of the Qing Empire. After the Pacific War in 1945, following the Japanese surrender to the Allies, Taiwan (Formosa)...

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...

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...

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...

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." 200601020307172834363738(Fellowship Through Service),, ,, , , , ,, ,, , ,, , ,, ,,, , ,,, , ,,, , , ; ; , 01 Nickname / E-mail address # Seesea BBA / 2 yicksee@gmail.com * ...

Goodwill Ambassador To Mongolia 2007 . Activity ReportGoodwill 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 of the Program Date Events Location 5 Aug 2007 The Introductory Seminar Youth Centre 22 to 23 September 2007 The Interview Camp St. Isabel House 06 October 2007 Oral Presentation Day Youth Centre About the GWA Program Subsidized by Education and Youth Bureau, the Goodwill Ambassador to Mongolia is a rewarding program organized by the Rotaract Club of Macau. Led by Rotaractors, a team of 2 to 4 people between the ages of 18 26 will be chosen to go to Mongolia for a period of 8 days to learn more about the local culture in November 2007. Rotaract Club in Mongolia will...

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 groups work camp is still the first time. The local father said that going to the island to participate in the summer work camp every year, but holding a work camp during the Christmas period, we take the precedent; but with this result, I am quite satisfied, this is the group is gratifying. In view of the achievements of the work camp and the pleasant cooperation of the staff, the group plans to hold a larger work camp this summer to serve the society and promote the spirit of the Rotary. Lingnan International Youth Service Group Hong Xiang Pei, a member of the Rotary Club of the Western District of Hong Kong, attended the "Regular...

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