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Dr. Chengting T. Wang - Addressed again at the Atlantic City Rotary Convention in 1946 By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2020 - / (1945-1946) Dr. Chengting Thomas Wang - Chungking Rotary Club President (1945-1946) Rotary International Administrative Advisor for China, Director & 2nd Vice President This is the story of Rotarys 37th Annual Convention held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A., on 2-6 June 1946, of which was the first Rotary Convention held in less than a year after the conclusion of the World War II. This was Atlantic City the third time the host city. Atlantic City enjoys the distinction of being the only city in the world (aside from Chicago) historically to be host of 5 Rotary International Conventions. Its first was held in 1920---and was attended by a record crowd of more than 7,000, one eighth of all the Rotarians in the world at that time. The next...

Ira Dan Kaye (), M.B.E. The 18th Governor of Rotary International District 345 (1977-1978) By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian)1 September 2015 Ira Dan Kaye (/), President 1973-1974 of Kowloon Rotary Club () was elected to serve as the 18th Governor of Rotary International District 345 (Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) in 1977-1978. Theme of the year was Serve to Unite Mankind. The next day when he stepped down the governorship, a new District 346 was formed on 1 July 1978 to supervise one half of the clubs located at the central and southern portion of the Taiwan Island. According to the Clubs historian, Kaye described his presidency in 1973/74 as a real fun year. His style was to keep the meetings light and enjoyable: I have always believed, as Fred Clemo did, that Rotary provides a diversion during the afternoon where you meet with other Rotarians and forget problems...

7-103450 35 Dr. Liu Lit-Mo, MBE, LLD, JP The 35th District 3450 Governor of Rotary International By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2017 Rotary International recorded with deep sorrow the passing of District 3450 Governor 1994- 1995, Dr. Liu Lit Mo (), M.B.E., LL.D., J.P., on 12 July 2017 at an age of 79 peacefully at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (). The then District 3450 of Rotary International was compiled with 43 clubs in the British Territory Hong Kong and 4 clubs in the Portuguese Territory Macao. Liu, a prominent banker by profession, brought along a long list of remarkable community service experience of more than 3 decades before he was elected to serve as President 1991-1992 of Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club (). One of the historical records highlighted Lius year of Rotary governorship was his proposal to Rotary International through the Asian Affairs Committee to open...

17-26 -- Dr. Chengting Thomas Wang The First Hong Kong Rotarian sit on the International Olympic Committee By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2020 - 1945-1946 Dr. Chengting Thomas Wang, 2nd Vice President, Rotary International 1945-1946 The oldest Rotary Club in greater China---the Rotary Club of Hong Kong () is holding a very rare record in the Rotary World that the Club has been the home of 2 members of the International Olympic Committee in 2 different eras, representing 2 different country and territory, for more than 3-4 decades respectively. The first person was Dr. Chengting Thomas Wang (), Rotary International 2nd Vice President in 1945-1946, who joined the Hong Kong Rotary Club in 1950 as a Senior Active Member until the last day of his life on 21 May 1961. Wang was a founder of the Chinese National Olympic Committee (). He was elected a Member of the International Olympic Committee...

Dr. Chengting Thomas Wang()The First Chinese District Governor addressed at the Rotary Convention By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian)1September 202081--Dr. Chengting Thomas Wang, Governor of 81st District, R. I.Atlantic City of New Jersey, United States, enjoys the distinction of being the only city in the world (aside from Chicago) historically to be host of 5 Rotary International Conventions. Its first was held in 1920---and was attended by a record crowd of more than 7,000, one eighth of all the Rotarians in the world at that time. The other 4 were held in 1936, 1946, 1951 and 1963, respectively. During the first two Atlantic Conventions,i.e. 1920 and 1936, the Republic of China () were well-represented by remarkable delegations.The 1920 Atlantic Convention gave the 4-men delegation of the 8-month-old Shanghai Rotary Club () on stage the special honour to be presented by International President Albert S. Adams, after the presentation...

9-25Dr. Chengting Thomas Wang The Rotarian made Twin Oaks the Republican Chinas Embassy By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian)1 September 2020--19368-19389Dr. Chengting Thomas WangAmbassador of the Republic of China to U.S.A. 1936-1938Even in a city renowned for its commanding estates, Twin Oaks stands out for its understated beauty and historic pedigree. Yet, while the gala events held at other such grand homes are routine fodder for the social pages of Washingtons newspapers, the owners of this particular residence tend to keep their own council. Reason: It is, in fact, a symbolic embassy. A virtually invisible embassy but an embassy nonetheless.The first occupant who made this beautiful complex into the ambassadors residence was Dr. Chengting Thomas Wang () (1882-1961), the 2nd Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of China () to the United States of America, or in Rotary, the immediate resigned Governor of the 81st District of Rotary International.That was the...

1948Yen Chia-Kan Charter President of Taipei Rotary Club in 1948By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian)10 October2015Yen Chia-Kan (), affectionately known as C. K. Yen to the Western world, as Vice President of the Republic of China (in Taiwan) became President under a provision of his countrys Constitution, upon the death of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek(), the longtime ChineseNationalist leader, in 1975. Yen held office as President during the three-year balance of Chiangs term until 1978.Since October 1945, Taiwan became a province of The Republic of China(). This gave the opportunity of Rotary extension from Mainland to this beautiful island. In 1948, joining together with other 32 multi-nationalityleading citizens, Yen the Finance Commissioner of the Taiwan Provincial Government () and concurrently President of the Bank of Taiwan () organized the Rotary Club of Taipeh, and served as its first President. The organizing of Taipeh Rotary Club (later renamed as Taipei)...

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