v10_RAAS Newsletter_2013.10.4

A. Mock Legislative Council Workshop

B. Sports Day for All 傷健共融運動日 on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground
The poster below has already been displayed at MTR East, Hong Kong Island and Tsuen Wan lines since 16 September and will be there until 11 October 2013. The display are free of charge. In addition, 3 outdoor LED TV displays in Mongkok, Tsimshatsui and Central will be promoting this event, e.g. LED TV displays at Infinitus Plaza along Des Voeux Central; Asiaray at Worldwide House; Easy Group at Mini Bus screen; Touch Media at Taxis screens from 1 Oct 2013 to 31 Oct 2013.

Time: 09:00 – 13:00 – Sports Competitions & Games for sighted and visually impaired, Blind Experience Tour
14:30 – 17:00 – Performances; Ceremony; Breaking the Guinness World Record Venue: Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground (All areas in main sports ground)

Officiating Guest: Mrs LAM Cheng Yuet-ngor, Carrie, GBS JP, Chief Secretary of Administration
Guests of Honour: Mr Eddie NG Hak-kim, SBS JP, Secretary for Education
Dr. CHOW Yat Ngok, York, GBS JP, Chairman of Equal Opportunities Commission
Mr Peter SUN, MH, Chairman of Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation
Mr Eugene FONG, District Governor of Rotary International District 3450
It will take place at the Legislative Council Complex on 5 October 2013 (Saturday) from 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm. A Guided Educational Tour of the LegCo Complex will take place prior to the Workshop to be conducted by Chief Public Information Officer of LegCo Secretariat, Ms Emily Pang.
Please refer to the appeal letter from PDG Tony as shown below which was sent out in September.
Dear Club Presidents and District Leaders,
I write to plead for your support to “Sports Day for All” that will be held on Saturday, 2 November, 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, since we only have about a month’s time ahead and it is now very close to the deadline for possible enrolment.
“Sports Day for All” is an event jointly organized by Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation (HKBSF), Education Bureau and our District for visually impaired people to serve the purpose of creating public awareness to care the blind people of our community.
Our District has been supporting HKBSF with “Bowling Tournament for All” in past 3 years successfully. At time when we were asked to help organizing the “Sports Day for All” in May, 2013, with the blessing of the then DGE Eugene, I was invited to co-chair the event on behalf of our District.

My duty is to enroll students from the partnering schools of our Rotary Adopt A School program to participate and also, to assist HKBSF to raise sufficient funds to cover the cost of the event. Since our District does not have a budget to sponsor the event, your donation to the event is helpful and important.

At our OC meetings, it was resolved that all visually impaired people, athletes, students and Uniform youth members are free from any charges. All participants will receive other than lunchbox or snack and drink, also a Souvenir pack with a Certificate of Participation in breaking the “Longest Handshake Chain” Guinness World Record, and some souvenirs received from our generous sponsors.
I sincerely wish you to help organizing a team with your fellow Rotarians, family members, Interactors, Rotaractors and friends to participate this meaningful event and consider proposing sponsorship (from HK$3,000 to $20,000) from your Club, or from any of our generous Rotarians and leaders. For details please refer to the Enrollment forms attached.

I have attached files of our Invitation Letter, Enrollment Form with both English and Chinese versions. Please feel free to call me at 91098899 if you find any questions. I look forward to meeting you and your team at Sports Day for All on 2 November, 2013.
Wish you have a happy weekend!
With best regards,

PDG Tony Wong
Sports Day for All Co-chair

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee


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