Weekly Bulletin: Issue 01, 18 July 2014

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Fellow Rotarians and Honorable Guests Good Evening!   Thank you for joining our District Installation Dinner tonight!

Let me start with inviting our Immediate Past District Governor Eugene Fong, together with his team of District Officers and his team of Presidents to rise for recognition.  May I invite all of you to please join me to give this remarkable team a really big round of applause to thank them  for their great jobs well done in last Rotary Year!  (…read more)


描述: Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended. The convention of the Rotary Clubs of America was held in Rotary’s birthplace, Chicago, in 1910.


Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.     (…read more)


GREAT NEWS – Funding of Club Projects

Have you ever had this experience?  A member of your club initiated a very good project but your club does not have sufficient fund for it. The member is so enthusiastic about it and you are reluctant to turn him/her down. Where can you get the additional funding?

In this Rotary Year 2014-15, thanks to our District Dignitaries and dedicated Rotarians for their contributions and donations, we are very lucky to have at least TWO Funding sources:  i) District Grant from our District Rotary Foundation Committee chaired by PDG Peter Wan; and ii) a newly introduced Service Above Self Matching Grant (SASMG) from the SASMG Committee chaired by PDG Peter Wong.

(A)District Grant

The total District Grants funds available is about US$128,464. US$50,000 of the District Grants has been reserved for scholarship and vocational training teams.  (…read more)

(B)Service Above Self Matching Grant (SASMG)

This Matching Grant is intended for humanitarian service projects which will benefit the community of HKand Macau.  (…read more)

District Membership Development & Retention Seminar on 2 Aug 2014

August is the Membership and Extension Month Rotary International set aside to focus on membership. Membership development and retention are the most important elements in securing the future of Rotary and to continue the Rotary’s mission of humanitarian service. As I mentioned during the District Training Assembly on 24 May 2014, RI President Gary Huang emphasized that we will Light Up Rotary reaching our goal 1.3 million Rotarians, bringing in new members while working to keep the members we have. To do this we’ll need to approach membership in new ways, and try new ideas.   (…read more)

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Rotary International President Gary Huang and the RI Board have changed the dates for the 2015 Rotary Convention in São Paulo, Brazil, to Saturday, 6 June, through Tuesday, 9 June – starting and ending one day earlier than previously scheduled.  (…read more)

Coastal Watch (Shek O beach) – Rotary District 3450 PPE Committee Team

The Coastal Watch (Shek O Beach) event, which was originally scheduled on 20 July (Sunday), will be postponed until further notice as the date would need to be confirmed with the Team Scientist and the NGO partner, Ecovision Asia.  This event is organized by PPE Committee and up to now it has recruited 30 participants.  (…read more)


Registration on MYROTARY of Rotary International Website – Rotary.org

Being a dedicated Rotarian, you may want to find out more about your own club, like the membership trend, foundation giving, services, etc through the ROTARY CLUB CENTRAL; you may want to edit your own profile in MY PROFILE, make foundation giving, FIND A CLUB to go to when you visited another country, find out WHAT’S NEW in Rotary, or you may also join a Rotarian Action Group, etc    (…read more)

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Our mailing address is: 14/F, Capital Commercial Building, 26 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

As from July 2014, District 3450 will send out a weekly electronic bulletin (e-Newsletter) to all of our Rotarians whom we have their email addresses.


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