v17_RAAS Newsletter_2013.11.22

A. Sports Day for All on 傷健共融運動日
1. A Thank You Dinner for the Organising Committee was hosted by DG Eugene
Fong and PDG Tony Wong on 13 November, 2013
Both District leaders thanked the OC members for their hard work and presented the Certificate of Appreciation to Principal Eric Yuon of Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College for Hosting School and as a token of Appreciation for the Stage Performances provided by their students while to Mr Wong Chun Chee, Ms Karan Tang and Mr Abby Shek of Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong) for they recruited a total of 477 students as volunteer helpers in this event.

2. Interesting findings
a. First 3 Highest Number of Participants under Rotary umbrella:

(i) Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College – 347 people (RAAS partnering school)
(ii) Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island East and their Rotary Family members – 186 people
(iii) ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School – 181 people (RAAS partnering school)

b. First 3 Rotary Clubs with Most Family Members to participate:

(i) Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island East – participated with members of 2 RAAS partnering schools, 1 Interact Club and 3 Rotaract Clubs in a total of 186 people
(ii) Rotary Club of Happy Valley – joined by 2 RAAS partnering schools, 1
Interact Club, 1 Rotaract Club, 1 Uniform Group and 1 Choir with 157 attendees
(iii) Rotary Club of Channel Islands – supported by 2 RAAS partnering schools and 1 Interact Club with 145 participants

c. The Highest Number of Volunteer Helpers from 1 entity
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong) – 477 students to be volunteer helpers to help out the whole event

d. Sponsorship
Item Sponsorship had been sponsored by DG Eugene Fong, PDG Tony Wong and Ho Wai Printing Company Limited, 2 Rotarians of Rotary Club of Happy Valley, namely, PP Winnie Yuen and Rotarian Chiu Yu Kan. In addition, sponsorships were solicited from Regal Hotel via DGE Belinda Yeung and Holiday Inn Golden Mile through PDG David Harilela.
2 Diamond Sponsors – Rotary Club of Happy Valley and PP Lily for Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps
2 Gold Sponsors – Rotary Club of Kowloon Tong and Regal Hotel International
Silver Sponsor – DGN Peter Pang for Rotary Club of New Territories
7 Hearty Sponsors – Rotary Club of Central, Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour, Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island East, Rotary Club of Kowloon Northeast, Rotary Club of Mid-Level, Rotary Club of Shatin and Rotary Club of Wan Chai
Thank you very much for all of your tremendous supports and collaborative efforts. Consequently a new Guinness World Record of “The Longest Handshake Chain” was created by 3,434 participants at 3:23 p.m. of 2nd November, 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, Hong Kong!

B. Child Development Fund – Carol Singing Festival 2013
Please receive the information from RAAS Chair PDG Tony as below.
Dear Club Presidents and District Leaders,
Child Development Fund – Carol Singing Festival 2013 Non-stop Rotary Performance 扶輪唱不停大匯演
To show our care to child development and poverty alleviation for our community, DG Eugene participated the formation of Child Development Initiative Alliance (CDIA) and is encouraging our district to aid Child Development Matching Fund (CDMF) by organizing a Non-stop Rotary Performance 扶輪唱不停大匯演 to support the Carol Singing Festival 2013(聖誕頌歌節 2013), the once in a year’s fund-raising campaign for CDMF which will be held on Sunday, 15th December, 2013 at the Shopping Mall of East Point City (東港城), Tseung Kwan O Town Centre, (adjacent to MTR Hang Hau Station) Tseung Kwan O, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

How can we support:

A. By organizing teams of Rotarians, Rotary family members; students from our RAAS partnering schools, our Interactors, Rotaractors and Rotary supporters either as choirs to sing in any language in praising of Christmas without music accompaniment, or accompanied by handy musical instruments;

B. Every team can choose to perform minimum 15 minutes and maximum 30 minutes; every team must provide us with 3 choices of time slots for their performance and final arrangement are subject to first-come-first-serve basis;

C. Every team must need to be led by a Rotarian in charge;

D. In order to match the HK$200 monthly personal savings of the needy youth, each
performer will donate HK$200 or donation is to be made by their sponsoring Rotary clubs or by other CDMF supporters (please refer to the conditions on the Performance Registration Form);

E. Every participant will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from CDMF to recognize their performance;

F. Deadline of registration: On or before 5th December, 2013.

For your information, CDMF is chaired by PDG Moses Cheng is a community based charity. It encourages the society at large to actively invest time, manpower, and financial resources to enrich our next generation. It raises money from the community to match the personal savings of the participating youths of the CDF programme. For detail information, please visit: www.cdmf.org.hk or contact Honorary Member Amy Chan of Rotary Club of Queensway at amychankwy@yahoo.com.hk
For registration, please complete the attached registration form and send it back to the attention of PP Wendy Mung at wmung@hkstar.com by return email.
Yours in Rotary,

Tony Wong
Past District Governor Rotary Adopt A School Chair
Enclosed: Carol Singing 2013 Registration Form

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

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