v27_RAAS Newsletter_2014.01.30

A. Mock Court 2014 in March
Mock Court 2014 will take place on the Saturdays of March. Details will be announced shortly.

B. Update on Carol Singing Festival 2013 ( 聖 誕 頌 歌 節 2013) Non-stop Rotary Performance 扶輪頌歌唱不停大匯演 to support Child Development Matching Fund (CDMF) on 15 December 2013
CDMF thanked Rotary and updated the donation record on 27 January 2014 and photos as below:

Name of Donors
Amount received
PP Michael Kwan
DG Eugene Fong
PDG Tony Wong
Rotary Club of Happy Valley
Rotary Club of Metropolitan Hong Kong
Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour

It has been the 3rd consecutive year that RI District 3450 supported CDMF Carol Singing Festival with a marathon caroling event. Within these three years, our District recruited over 3,000 performers and raised nearly HK$400,000 to support the disadvantaged youths in Hong Kong. The funds raised are used towards matching the personal savings of deprived youths, as a part of Child Development Fund, an internationally proven poverty alleviation programme.

We had over 1,000 participants from RAAS partnering schools and Rotary family members to sing on 15 December 2013. Besides carol singing, Non-stop Rotary Performance also included sessions of Chinese drama, poetry recital, and Kung Fu performance. This event provided a platform for students to show their talents and to support their disadvantaged peers.

Photo 1: Chief Secretary of HKSAR, Mrs. Carrie Lam presented the Highest Number of Performers Award to Rotary District 3450, in recognition to their “Non-stop Rotary Caroling Performance”. Representing Rotary District 3450 to receive this award were PDG Tony Wong and PP Michael Kwan at Carol Singing Festival 2013 Official Launch Ceremony on 8 December 2013 at 1881 Heritage.

Photo 2: Guests of Honour: District Governor Eugene Fong, Mr. Paul Chan, MH, JP Secretary for Development Bureau of HKSAR, Mr. Jimmy Ma, JP, Legal Adviser of Legislative Council Secretariat and PDG Tony Wong officiated the “Non-stop Rotary Caroling Performance” together with Ms Vena Cheng, daughter of PDG Moses Cheng who came on behalf of her father, Mrs Amy Chan, Dr. Anthony Yeung and Mr Tony Pang of CDMF Directors and Member at East Point City on 15 December 2013..

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