Posts Tagged ‘Eminent’

Dr. The Honorable Sir David Akers-Jones New Territories Rotary Club Honorary Member By Herbert K. Lau () (New Territories Rotary Club Director/Secretary 1983-1987) 25 December 2019 Dr. The Honorable Sir David Akers-Jones, KBE, GBM, CMG, HonDSocSc (CityPolyHK), HonLLD (CUHK), HonDCL (Kent), HonRICS, MA (Oxford), JP, () (14 April 1927 - 30 September 2019), Briton, was a career colonial administrator. He was elected Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of New Territories () during his tenure as the Secretary for the New Territories () from 1974 until 1981. It is the tradition of the Rotary Club, since its inception in 1969, to invite the highest government administrator of the territory as Honorary Member. Akers-Jones as a linguist was well-known. Besides Anglo-Saxon, Old English, Old French, Hindi and Malay, he also knew Hokkien (), Chiu Chow (), Hakka (), Cantonese () and Putonghua (). His knowledge of the Chinese languages also extends to literature. He was a Knight of the realm, former Chief Secretary (), Acting Governor (), Advisor to the Governor,...

Kowloon Rotarian Hugh Moss Gerald Forsgate First Chairman of Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 March 2015 The Honourable Hugh Moss Gerald Forsgate (), C.B.E., J.P., (22 February 191921 October 2001), Briton, was the first Chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) () since its incorporation on 24 December 1982 until 23 December 1990. This appointment was given by the Hong Kong Governor Sir Edward Youde (). The major achievements in his tenure were the fully electrified Kowloon-Canton Railway launched in July 1983, and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system launched in September 1988 serving the northwestern New Territories (), within Tuen Mun District () and Yuen Long District (). His reign also oversaw the Corporations transformation from a government body to a public enterprise based on commercial principles, even to include real estate development. (Read the story of KCRC on Page 4) H. M. G. Forsgate, affectionately called Gerry, first joined Rotary in 1958, when the Rotary Club of Kowloon () celebrated...

Sir Andrew Caldecott Former Rotarian served as the Governor of Hong Kong By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 December 2015 Sir Andrew Caldecott, G.C.M.G., K.B.E., K.St.J., LL.D., F.R.A.S., F.R.S.A., M.A., B.A., (26 October 1884 -- 14 July 1951) was the 19th Governor of the British Crown Colony Hong Kong ( 19 ) in 1935-1937. Andrew Caldecott was previously the Charter President 1929-1930 of the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur when he was a British colonial administrator of the Federated Malay States (FMS). The Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur (today known as the Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur Diraja) existed in spirit as early as 1918, when leaders of government, commerce and professions residing in Kuala Lumpur mooted the idea of forming an association to promote community service and inter-community harmony. This lofty idea gained tremendous support from leaders of the various communities in Kuala Lumpur, and the Concord Club---organized on Rotary lines---was subsequently formed in the early 1920s. Through the visit of The Marco Polo of...

Eminent Rotarians on the Roster of Hong Kong University Honorary Graduates By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 August 2015 This article attempts to identify some of the Eminent Rotarians who have been on the roster of the Hong Kong University () Honorary Graduates during the 20th Century or the first 95 years of Rotary. The 20th century was dominated by significant events that defined the era: Spanish flu pandemic, World War I and World War II, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and space exploration, nationalism and decolonization, technological advances, and the Cold War and post-Cold War conflicts. The 20th century saw a massive transformation of the world order: global total fertility rates, sea level rise, and ecological collapses increased; the resulting competition for land and dwindling resources accelerated deforestation, water depletion, and the mass extinction of many of the worlds species and decline in the population of others; consequences which are now...

Eminent Rotarians on the Roster of Honorary Graduates of the Chinese University of Hong Kong By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 August 2015 This article attempts to identify some of the Eminent Rotarians who have been on the roster of Honorary Graduates of the Chinese University of Hong Kong () during the 20th Century or the first 95 years of Rotary. The 20th century was dominated by significant events that defined the era: Spanish flu pandemic, World War I and World War II, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and space exploration, nationalism and decolonization, technological advances, and the Cold War and post-Cold War conflicts. The 20th century saw a massive transformation of the world order: global total fertility rates, sea level rise, and ecological collapses increased; the resulting competition for land and dwindling resources accelerated deforestation, water depletion, and the mass extinction of many of the worlds species and decline...

Eminent Rotarians on the Roster of Lingnan University Honorary Graduates By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 1 August 2015 This article attempts to identify some of the Eminent Rotarians who have been on the roster of Honorary Graduates of the Lingnan University () in Hong Kong since it passed an academic accreditation review from the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, and was officially incorporated as university in 1991. Lingnan University began in 1994 to confer honorary degrees, which are the highest accolade it can bestow on individuals, and is also one of its oldest and most cherished traditions. The honorary degree is awarded to individuals who have made valuable contributions to the world or to humanity, and also to those who have made significant contributions to academia, to Hong Kong or to the University. These distinguished individuals may be awarded one of the five classes of honorary degrees: Doctor of...

Rabdan Samdandobji Rotarian Chief of Mongolian Red Cross By Herbert K. Lau () (Rotary China Historian) 25 December 2020Rabdan Samdandobji ( ) (1951-2020), affectionately known as Samdan, was President 1999-2000 of Ulaanbaatar Rotary Club ( ), Mongolia. His classification was a professional administrator of Red Cross, in his official position as the Secretary General of the Mongolian Red Cross Society ( ) from 1997 until 2020. He was also a member of the Development Commission of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Samdan was born on 10 October 1951 in Chandmani Soum, Gobi-Altai Aimag. Prior to his work with the Red Cross, he had been: (1) 1978-1981 --- Advisor, Mongolian Revolutionary Youth League (2) 1981-1983 --- Deputy Chairman, Mongolian Student Union (3) 1984-1985 --- Administrator of Foreign Relations Department, Mongolian Revolutionary Youth League (4) 1985-1991 --- Representative & Secretary, World Federation of Democratic...

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