Posts Tagged ‘Eminent’

Arnaldo de Oliveira SalesRotarian served as the First elected Chairman of the Hong Kong Urban CouncilBy Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian)1 September 2017 The Honourable Arnaldode Oliveira Sales(), G.C.I.H., G.B.M., C.B.E., J.P., joined The Rotary Club of Hong Kong () after he has retired from the World President of The Junior Chamber International in 1956. Later, he was elected to serve as Club President in1965-1966. Sales was for many years the Unofficial Member of the Hong Kong Urban Council () and became its first Unofficial Chairman from 1973 to 1981. He is also a Hong Kong sports figure who is chairman of the Hong Kong Olympic Academy; co-founder and former president of the Amateur Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong (). Sales was also a member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee() from December 1985 until 4 April 1990. Chairman of the Hong Kong Urban CouncilSaleswas...

9-19--Hong Kong Rotarian Dr. Tseung Fat-Im Instrumental in forming the United College and the establishment of The Chinese University of Hong Kong By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2017 Dr.Tseung Fat-Im (), O.B.E., K.St.J., LL.D., M.B., B.S., J.P., a Rotarian since 1937,was President 1947-1948 of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong (), and laterservedRotary International as Administrative Advisor 1958-1960 to a dozen plus ofnon-districted Rotary clubs located in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Duringhis office, he was the supervisorin the establishment of the brand new District 345 commencing 1 July 1960. In 1959-1961, Tseung also served Rotary International as one of the Asian Rotary Information and Extension Counsellors. Tseung was the fifth member from the Hong Kong Rotary Club to serve as Rotary International officer. The previous four were: (1) Dr. Chengting Thomas Wang (); (2) Dr. Li Shu-Fan ();(3) George Ernest Marden (); and (4)...

Member of the Rotary Club of Guangzhou (1931), who is always remembered by Lingnan University and Chongji College-Dr. Li Yinglin Liu Jingheng (Researcher of Rotary History of China) March 1, 2016Lingnan University renamed one of its lecture halls "Lee Ying Lam Lecture Theatre" after relocating to the Tuen Mun Permanent Campus of Hong Kong in 1994 to commemorate Dr. Li Yinglin's appointment as the school from 1937-1948 Principal of the Republic of China Guangzhou. On the other hand, Chung Chi College named one of the male student dormitories "Ying Lin Tang" in 1971 to honor Dr. Li Yinglin's contribution. He co-founded Chung Chi College in Hong Kong and served as the first president (1951-1954). In 2013, the 55th anniversary of the construction of Yinglin Hall, dormitories students of different ages collected funds to donate a "Bronze Statue of Dr. Li Yinglin" (see the figure below), and were housed in Yinglin Hall on August 3....

K. T. Kwo (Taipei) () First Director of Rotary International 345 Liu Jingheng, Research Fellow, Rotary History of China October 1, 2013,He joined Shanghai Rotary Club on January 8, 1935 (Occupation Classification: Railway Equipment-Railway Material Distribution) 1948-1949 Shenyang Rotary Club was founded and served as president. (Occupation Category: Public Utilities-Electrical Engineering) 1952-1953 President of the Rotary Club of TaipeiFirst Director of Rotary Region 345 (Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau), 1960-1961 After the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949, the socialist system changed all the structures of industry and commerce and the stratum of employers and employees. In addition, the Korean War broke out on June 25, 1950, and the People's Republic of China and the United States became hostile camps. This makes mainland China no longer have social or political conditions, allows the club to have normal activities (such as: occupational classification; international understanding), and the development environment...

Rotary International Director Dr. Fong Foo-Sec From Kitchen Boy to Doctorate By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian)1 June 2014 Dr. Fong Foo-Sec (),B.A.(UC Berkeley); M.A., M.Ed.(Columbia); LL.D.(Pomona), (1869-1938), a Guangdong native, joined the Shanghai Rotary Club () on 4 April 1922 (Classification: Books Publishing), was the first Chinese who served as a director of Rotary International in 1933-1934, but very exceptionally not a past district governor. Other than that, Fong held a smart record of services to Rotary as the Shanghai Rotary Club President 1931-1932; Chinas representative to the first Council on Legislation in 1934; Rotary International District81 Governor 1936-1937; District 96-97-98 Governor 1937-1938; and finally, District 97-98 Governor 1 July 1938 until 3 October 1938 when he passed away in office after two months of illness.In June 1922, Fong, a fresh member to Rotary, was the only Chinas delegate attended the 13th Rotary International Convention at Los Angeles, California, U.S.A....

-Admiral Tsai Ting-KanThe First Chinese Rotary Club President in HistoryBy Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian)1 July 2014Admiral Tsai Ting-Kan The First Chinese Rotary Club President in HistoryAfter the establishment of ShanghaiRotary Club() in 1919, followed by TientsinRotary Club() in 1923, a group of outstanding persons in Peking (Beijing) gathered together on Thursday, 27 July 1923, and to discuss the formation of the third Rotary club in Peking, the RepublicanChinas capital. Initially, around 30 persons joined in a regular luncheon fellowship called [The Thursday Tiffin Club]. Until 30 June 1924, finally 22 persons dedicated to join the world service organization of Rotary, and submitted the membership application of PekingRotary Club () to Rotary International. On 30 August 1924, Rotary International approved the membership with the Charter No. 1814granted. Amongst these 22 charter members, there were 8Chinese, 11 Americans, 2 Britons and 1 Australian. The...

6-9 -- 1945 Rejuvenated the broken Hong Kong Rotary Club in 1945 By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2015 Dr. Arthur W. Woo (), O.B.E, C.St.J., F.R.C.S., M.B., B.S., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., J.P., (1888-1964) was an obstetrician and gynecologist missionary. He was the Rotarian who rejuvenated the broken Rotary Club of Hong Kong () after the victory of the Pacific War (a chapter of the World War II) in 1945, and then served as its Club President 1946-1947. In November 1945, a newly freed British Crown Colony Hong Kong was struggling back into operation. Every day ships brought repatriates back from prison camps (including a number of Hong Kong Rotarians), along with new cargoes to restart the ports flow of commerce. Hong Kong began against the chaotic backdrop of the resumption of British sovereignty after the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong ended in 1945, and the renewal of the Nationalist- Communist Civil...

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