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I just read a message from Foundation Trustee Chair PRIP K.R. Ravindran in December Rotary Magazine and I would like to share it with you.


On a foggy Christmas Eve in Victorian London, the old miser sits at his desk. Bitter and disillusioned with the world, Ebenezer Scrooge has only one interest: his bottom line. He declines his nephew’s invitation to Christmas dinner, refused to support the poor and deprived, and reluctantly grants his underpaid clerk, Bob Cratchit, time off for Christmas Day.

After he arrived home, strange things begin to happen. Jacob Marley, his deceased business partner, appears as a ghost tethered to a chain, telling Scrooge to change his self-centered ways, lest he meet the same fate. That is the premise of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ classic tale of a man’s transformation from hardened recluse to generous humanitarian.

To me, it offers valuable lessons for all, regardless of belief or time of year. In one of my favorite passages, a spirit magically transports Scrooge to the Cratchit household. There, he sees his clerk from a new vantage point, observing a humble but heartfelt holiday gathering. Scrooge then understands that gifts like friendship, family, and gratitude can’t be recorded into any ledger. By the end of the story, Scrooge has learned the most important lesson of all: that as long as we are still alive, it’s not too late to devote ourselves to serving humankind.

The year-end holidays are upon us. It is a time of giving and sharing, but it is not limited to our loved ones. It is also for the people we have never met and will never see, for those who are not so fortunate as we and could use a helping hand. The miracle of giving that Scrooge discovered on Christmas Eve is exactly what The Rotary Foundation does 365 days a year. Our Foundation serves simultaneously as charity and performer in the field; Rotarians are on the ground, volunteering their skills and business expertise in support of grants that are funded by you. In this way, we carry out some of Rotary’s most important work, such as projecting mothers and their babies and helping communities recover from the shocks of COVID-19.

Please remember The Rotary Foundation during this season of generosity. Remember that your gifts to the Foundation amplify our work in all areas of focus. They are perpetuated, not just today but long after we are gone. And the Foundation will continue to work its miracles in service to others tomorrow as long as we keep supporting it today. On behalf of The Rotary Foundation Trustee, I thank you for sending your generous contribution before 31 December.

K.R. RAVINDRAN, Foundation Trustee Chair


Now we can see why we have been telling the Rotarians keep making contributions of all kinds to support The Rotary Foundation all year round. Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation will definitely help people in need in your community and in other parts of the World. Although it is a tough time worldwide with the Global COVID-19 pandemic, we are still striving to succeed some nice reports in our District.

Up to November, we have 10 clubs achieved with 100% PHF Club status including RC Kowloon Central, RC Mandarin HK, RC Queensway, E-Club Tamar, RC Golden Bauhinia HK, RC Penha Macao, RC Causeway Bay, RC Happy Valley, E-Club Lantau, and RC Amizade Macao.

We have also made a new record on achieving 310 new PHFs, and a new record on achieving 8 new Benefactors.

End of November, our Annual Fund is US$388,746.65, Other Fund is US$164,335.50, Endowment Fund is US$11,000.00, Totally US$564,082.15.

 by PDG Jones Wong


Our new email system is cloud-based and runs under GMail as * We switched to this several years ago as our RIC emails were so large at over 25Gb per year.
However, the old system is still active and costing our sponsor an unnecessary amount of money to maintain about 200 email accounts. Individually they are not too expensive but many are redundant, forgotten, or underused.
Our solution is to move them to a new server and offer limited space and mail forwarding services. By moving them we will relieve our sponsor of this burden, reduce our reliance on an outsourced server, remove the obsolete accounts and still be able to offer timely and realistic service for those who need it. For example, we intend to offer the service if needed to our Rotaractors FOC,  whereas Rotarians may need to be made aware of the costs. Others are on a case by case basis.
Users can expect an email release this week to advise the account holders that they need to let us know their intentions and the possibility of data loss should they keep all their data on the server. It is not possible to transfer the data. This would be a huge security risk if it were possible.
Interestingly enough, as this affects all accounts under * is one such account.
Once relocated service should proceed as normal.
David Shelton-Smith
D3450 IT Committee
Vice-Chair 2020 – 21

Membership Opportunities Forum

Rotary Opens Membership Opportunities Forum

Rise to the Challenge, Opening Opportunities

August 22, 2020 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Opening Session on Youtube
Breakout Sessions on Zoom
Registration: Completed




This forum brings together proven membership practices and resources that Club Presidents and Membership Chairs can put into actual practice in our clubs. It is an afternoon of presentations and breakout sessions.

Who should be at the Forum? District Leaders, Assistant Governors & Deputy Assistant Governors, Club Presidents, Club Membership Chairs, Rotarians & Rotaractors, and Potential Rotarians!


2:00pm – 3:00pm Opening Session

  • Welcoming Remarks by Forum Chair PP Amy Leung
  • Opening Remarks by DG Eric Chak
  • Power Talk by RI President Holger Knaack
  • Breakthrough & Leapfrog in your 30s by Guest Speaker Cara Steenstra
  • Rise to the Challenge, Opening Opportunities by PDG Kenneth Wong & PDG H.W. Fung
Breakthrough & Leapfrog in your 30s by Guest Speaker Cara Steenstra

Breakthrough & Leapfrog in your 30s by Guest Speaker Cara Steenstra

Our guest speaker, Cara Steenstra, an experienced performance coach, will share with the audience her insights in the journey through career and life transitions when you are in your 30.   This is indeed a presentation suitable for all ages – If you are in your 30s, find out what may give you a leapfrog in your life and your career.  If you are, however, beyond 30s, join Cara to see how you can coach someone to live his/her life to its fullest.   Cara Steenstra is an experienced performance coach focusing on coaching talents to reach their ...

3:15pm – 4:15pm Breakout Sessions – Round 1

– Breakout Sessions 1 to 3 (Chinese)
– Breakout Sessions 4 to 6 (English)

4:30pm – 5:30pm Breakout Sessions – Round 2

– Breakout Sessions 1 to 3 (English)
– Breakout Sessions 4 to 6 (Chinese)

Breakout Sessions

1: How to grow membership organically?

3:15pm – 4:15pm Chinese 4:30pm – 5:30pm English
Let’s learn about effective practices to retain and recruit members

  • Convenor: DGE Keith Chow,
  • Panelist: PP Michael Chan & PAG Munkhjargal Ayurzana

2: Satellite Clubs – Myths & Success Stories

3:15pm – 4:15pm Chinese , 4:30pm – 5:30pm English
Let’s see how Satellite Clubs can open opportunities for both the Host Club and the Satellite Club Members!

  • Convenor: PDG H.W. Fung
  • Panelists: AG Anna Or, P Candy Cheung, Chairman Terence Lau

3: Why Rotaractors become Rotarians

3:15pm – 4:15pm Chinese , 4:30pm – 5:30pm English
Let’s find out more about Elevate Rotaract and look at the journey of Rotaractors turned Rotarians!

  • Convenor: DRC Anita Chan, DRR Alan Yip
  • Panelists: DDRC Deegii Bayarsaikhan, PP Andy Li, PP Sam Ip

4: Attract Members via a Digital Platform

3:15pm – 4:15pm English , 4:30pm – 5:30pm Chinese
Let’s get creative and explore how we can use digital platforms for service, for events, for fellowship and more!

  • Convenor: DGN Norman Lee
  • Panelists: CP Joseph Leung, PP Brendon Wong, IPP Elsa Wong

5: Embrace Synergy between Rotarians & Toastmasters

3:15pm – 4:15pm English , 4:30pm – 5:30pm Chinese
Let’s explore the synergy and collaboration between Rotary and Toastmasters!

  • Convenor: PDG Kenneth Wong
  • Panelists: Mr. Wilson Yau District Director of Toastmaster International D89, South China including HK and Macau
    PP Agnes Lau

6:  Opportunities for Rotarians to Connect the World – Virtual Rotary Exchange Program

3:15pm – 4:15pm English , 4:30pm – 5:30pm Chinese
Let’s find out more about the new initiative Virtual Rotary Exchange and how it may attract young people to participate more in Rotary!

  • Convenor: PDG Y.K. Cheng
  • Panelists: PP Silva Yeung, PP Stella Kan, PP Helen Or





迎難而上   開創新機

2020年8月22日    下午2 時至 5時半  

開幕典禮: Youtube

分組專題討論: Zoom

報名:  Completed



一個輕鬆的下午,一個融合了嘉賓演講和專題討論的論壇,  為參與者帶來豐富的社員拓展內容, 亦為扶輪社社長及社員發展主委帶來新的社員拓展機會。 

誰應該參與此論壇?   地區領導,助理總監及副助理總監,社長,社員發展主委,扶輪社員, 扶青團員,及有意參加扶輪社的人士!



下午2時 – 3時  開幕典禮

  • 論壇主席前社長梁愛梅致歡迎辭
  • 地區總監翟慶聰致開幕辭
  • 國際扶輪社長Holger Knaack 演講Power Talk
  • 嘉賓Cara Steenstra分享「30前後, 突破飛騰」 
  • 前地區總監王國林及前地區總監馮興宏「迎難而上 開創新機」
嘉賓分享: 30 前後, 突破飛騰 Cara Steenstra 女士

嘉賓分享: 30 前後, 突破飛騰 Cara Steenstra 女士

憑藉Cara多年的績效教練 (performance coach) 經驗, 她將分享在人生30歲前後, 要突破人生瓶頸, 在人生和職場上都讓自己的潛力得以發揮, 並讓能力和表現飛騰的關鍵因素。 無疑30歲的你應該聽聽Cara 的分享。 但40歲或以後的你, 也可從Cara 的分享中體會時下年青人所遇到的困惑, 並瞭解如何引導他們活出更充實的人生。 Cara Steenstra 簡介Cara Steenstra 為一名績效教練(performance coach), 在企業培訓和個人指導方面擁有多年的經驗。Cara 精通英語、粵語和國語。       

下午3時15分 – 4時15分     分組專題討論 –第一輪

  • 專題討論1 至 3 (中文)
  • 專題討論 4 至 6 (英文)

下午4時30半 – 5時半    分組專題討論 –第二輪

  • 專題討論 1 至 3 (英文)
  • 專題討論 4 至 6 (中文)


1: 社員人數自然增長,可以嗎?

下午3時15分 – 4時15分 (中文) 下午4時30半 – 5時半 (英文)
如何有效地保留及拓展社員? 齊來聽聽大家的分享

  • 主持人: 候任地區總監周基業
  • 與談人: 前社長梅耀祥,前社長陳尚濂

2: 衛星社- 神話?一些成功故事

下午3時15分 – 4時15分 (中文)            下午4時30半 – 5時半 (英文)
如何讓衛星社為Sponsoring Clubs 及衛星社社員都帶來機遇和成長?

  • 主持人: 前地區總監馮興宏
  • 與談人: 助理總監柯靜莉, 社長張一婷, 衛星社主席劉駿楷

3: 扶青變扶輪:為什麼?

下午3時15分 – 4時15分 (中文)         下午4時30半 – 5時半 (英文)
知道『提升扶青』意味著甚麼嗎?  想聽聽『扶青變扶輪』旅程中的故事和迷思嗎?

  • 主持人: DRC 陳詩敏, DRR Alan Yip
  • 與談人: DDRC 黃冠庸, 前社長李兆民, 前社長葉偉成

4: 網上平台對扶輪社員和各方的吸引力

下午3時15分 – 4時15分 (英文) 下午4時30半 – 5時半 (中文)
如何有創意地運用電子平台為社員就例會、 聯誼、 服務各方面都創造新機遇?

  • 主持人: 地區總監提名人李德利
  • 與談人: 創社社長梁偉峰, 前社長黃承志, 剛卸任社長黃玉娟

5: 擁抱扶輪社和演講會之間的協同作用

下午3時15分 – 4時15分 (英文) 下午4時30半 – 5時半 (中文)

  • 主持人: 前地區總監王國林
  • 與談人: 嘉賓 - 邱啟鴻先生 ( 國際演講會南中國(包括香港及澳門) 89 大區總監), 前社長劉令茵

6:  開啓專業發展機會 – 網上扶輪交流計劃

下午3時15分 – 4時15分 (英文) 下午4時30半 – 5時半 (中文)
想多了解『網上扶輪交流計劃』嗎? 想聽聽如何利用此計劃來吸引年青社員嗎?

  • 主持人: 前地區總監鄭恩基
  • 與談人: 前社長楊德華, 前社長簡佩雯, 前社長柯靜嫻


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