09 Sep 2010

Stories from Fleet Street and a video presentation of the club's Leprosy Project

The club’s own Rtn John Ball was our guest and spoke about his career as a journalist on Fleet Street, where he had the opportunity to interview many world leaders, from Churchill to Bill Clinton.  John provided some interesting background on how the response by the United States to clamp down on large money transfers following 9/11 was instrumental in bringing about a peace treaty in Northern Ireland and in conscripting Tony Blair to involve British troops in the Iraq War.  John also was one of the first journalists to realise the troubles in Northern Ireland revolved more around power relations than religion.
Rtn John also brought with him a brief video, which he produced and provided voice-over narration on the Rotary Club of Hong Kong South’s ongoing involvement with Leprosy villages in Sichuan, China.

9 Sep 2010
Announcements:
School Carnival to welcome 16th Asian Games on 25th September (Sat) will be held at HK Jockey Club, Shatin Racecourse. 10am-5pm.
The DG will visit our club at the dinner meeting on 16th September (Thursday) at HK Golf Club.
Joint Membership Development & New Members Orientation Workshop will be held on 9th Oct (Sat) at Holiday Inn Golden Mile from 12pm to 4:30pm.


PP Francesco, IPP Peter and President Stephen attended the Foundation Seminar on 4th September, PP Francesco reported the information received from the seminar. 
Rtn David showed us the new Club website and made all members so excited.
President Stephen presented a thank you card and a Framed Embroidery done by the villagers served by the Leprosy Project to our speaker, Rtn John and thanks to be our speaker.

We collected $840 for raffle and fines, the winner of raffle was Rtn Didier’s friend and she got a bottle of red wine.

Rtn John Ball and President Stephen


Rtn John Ball, Rtn Didier’s guest, who won the lucky draw, and President Stephen