17 Mar 2011

2011 Spring Dinner with Judge Jim R Williams, Associate Justice of Nova Scotia's Supreme Court

Our speaker today was Mr. Jim R. Williams, who talked on the theme “Rotary is International”.  Jim is a Justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Nova Scotia, Canada. A judge since 1987,  Jim is also the Associate Director of the National Judicial Institute in Ottawa, Canada and has taught or lectured in a variety of locales - across Canada and the U.S., South Africa, England, Ireland, Spain, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Australia.  He is currently visiting HK and was invited by PP Nick to be our speaker.

Although judges are not permitted to join organisations like Rotary, Jim shared with us how Rotary touched his and his family’s life through their participation in student exchange programmes and the like.

A moment of silence was observed for Rtnne Phiroza and the victims of Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Principal Theresa Tao of Hong Kong True Light College brought two students to join our dinner meeting, who performed an English play for us.

—District Conference will be held on 19-20 March 2011 at HK Convention Centre.
—We will have our Annual Dinner on 5th May 2011, Thursday night, at Top Deck.
—The District Tennis Competition will be held on 3rd April for doubles at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay.
—District PP Dinner will be held on 8 April (Friday) at Kowloon Regal Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui, the dinner fee is $450 per person.
—We will cancel the lunch meeting on 24th March for the 4 Clans Meeting on 25th March (Friday) at Regal HK Hotel, Causeway Bay at 12:30pm.  The lunch fee will be HK$250 per head.
—We will have Golf Tournament with the members of Institute of Directors at HK Golf Club, Deep Water Bay on 28th April 2011 before our lunch meeting.


Nova Scotia Supreme Court Associate Justice Jim R Williams.

Principal Theresa Tao and two students of Hong Kong True Light College.

PP Bernie thanks those involved with helping get this year’s Club 888 Lucky Draw off the ground.

Guests from True Light College and President Stephen in the background.