Posts Tagged ‘Eminent’

Dr. The Honourable Sir M. K. Lo, KT, CBE, LLD, JPCo-founder and First President of Asian Football ConfederationBy Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian)15 September 2017Dr. The Honourable Sir M. K. Lo(), Kt., C.B.E., LL.D., J.P., an ethnic Eurasian solicitor, was President 1934-1935 of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong () after he had served one year of Vice-President. He was the fourth president of the Club.Lo was a football lover who was already the Vice President of the Hong Kong Football Association () in 1939.The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) () is one of the 6continental confederations within International Federation of Association Football (FIFA)and is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia. The proposal to establish the AFC could be traced back to1952 Helsinki Olympics. To the Asian Games in Manila, The Philippines,two years later, the establishment of AFC was finally raised for decision by representatives of 12Asian nations...

18-26 Dr. The Honourable Tso Seen-Wan, CBE, LLD, JP The First Legislative Councillor served Rotary Club President By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2015 Tso Seen-Wan (), LL.D., J.P., was appointed by Hong Kong Governor Sir Cecil Clementi () to serve as Unofficial Member of theHong Kong Legislative Council () in 1929-1937, while simultaneously, serving as the Honorary Commissioner of the Hong Kong Police Reserve () in 1920-1939, which was the forerunner of the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force () today. In 1930, invited by the then Hong Kong Governor Sir William Peel (), Tso joined the organizing of the first Rotary Club The Rotary Club of Hong Kong () and was elected to serve as the Charter Vice-President on 8 December 1930. Later, he was elected to serve as Club President in 1932-1933. With such a position held, Tso made the historical record...

Sir William Edward Leonard Shenton Charter Member & Director of Hong Kong Rotary Club in 1930 By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 February 2015 Birth of The Rotary Club of Hong Kong 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. However, failure reports were received after several attempts not until the visit of Jim to Hong Kong in 1930 the last goal of his Far East Rotary Extension Mission in two and a half years. The birth of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong () was given by the voluntary mission of Past President Jim James Wheeler Davidson of Calgary Rotary Club, Alberta, Canada, and who was the 3rd Vice-President of Rotary International in 1926-1927, with the assistance of his...

Benjamin Wong-Tape, O.B.E., J.P.Charter Secretary of Hong Kong Rotary Club in 1930 By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 February 2015 Benjamin Wong-TapeBirth of The Rotary Club of Hong KongThe 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. However, failure reports were received after several attempts not until the visit of Jim to Hong Kong in 1930 the last goal of his Far East Rotary Extension Mission in two and a half years. The birth of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong () was given by the voluntary mission of Past PresidentJim James Wheeler Davidson of CalgaryRotary Club, Alberta, Canada, and who was the 3rd Vice-President of Rotary International 1926-1927, with the assistance of his wife Lillian and daughter Marjory. Jim...

Dr. George Choa Wing-SienAn Otorhinolaryngologist of International Repute By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2015Pioneer was one of citys first specialist surgeons.Top ear, nose and throat expert and tireless advocate for rights of deaf people dies at 92.~~ South China Morning PostMonday, 7 October 2013Dr. George Choa Wing-Sien(), G.B.S., C.B.E., K.St.J., LL.D., F.H.K.A.M., F.R.A.C.S., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S., D.L.O., M.B., B.S., J.P. (1921-2013) was an otorhinolaryngologist of international repute. Otorhinolaryngology is an ancient and classical name for a well-established surgical specialty in medicine when nowadays the English wordsear, nose, and throat happily become the familiar abbreviation ENT.Following the foot-steps of his elder brother Robert Choa (), George joined The Rotary Club of Hong Kong(). After Robert was Club President in 1966-1967 and later became District 345 Governor in1971-1972, George served as Club President in the same year of his brothers class. Not too many years later, George was elected...

Dr. Li Shu-Fan - Governor of the 96th District 1947-1948 Conducted the First-Ever Rotary District Conference in Hong Kong By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 February 2016 One of the main philosophic convictions of my life has been the desire to leave the world a little richer than when I found it. ~~ Li Shu-Fan Despite difficulties after the Pacific War (a chapter of the World War II) ended in 1945, Rotary continued to progress in the Far East. The Rotary clubs in China were again in their stride of progress, so badly interfered with by the last War. More than half of the suspended clubs have been re-established, with ten more to be revived. There were 18 Rotary clubs survived functioning in China as on 1 March 1947. Notable Rotary progress was indicated for the various districts in China if District Conferences could be used as measuring sticks. Dr. Li Shu-Fan () (Medical...

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...

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