15 Dec 2011

2011 Christmas Dinner

We had IPP Stephen as our birthday boy, President Martin presented a bottle of red wine as birthday gift.

We had two new members inducted today, they were Otis Edwards proposed by President Martin and Naresh Kumar proposed by DDS Francesco.

President Martin prepared Christmas Quiz and prize for us.

We had Santa Claus to present Christmas gifts to each children.

The speakers today were PP Peter Chu and Hon. Sec, Michael Wan to talk about “We wish you a TeRiFic Xmas!”.  PP Peter explained what is TRF, The Rotary Foundation and how to contribute to TRF. 

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.  The Rotary Foundation programs include Humanitarian Grants Program, Educational Programs and PolioPlus support for these programs comes from The Annual Programs Fund, The Permanent Fund and The PolioPlus Fund.

PolioPlus is Rotary’s priority program that supports global efforts to eradicate polio.  The Humanitarian Grants Program provides grants to fund club and district service projects in local and international communities. Educational Programs provide funding for students, faculty, and young professionals to serve abroad.

Hon. Sec. Michael explained a Bequest Society member is an individual or couple who makes a provision in their estate plan totaling US$10,000 or more to TRF.  For examples: living wills, whole and universal life insurance policies. 

Rtn Adrian collected HK$2,690 for raffle and fines.  President Martin, PP Paul, Rtn Naresh all got the raffle prizes.