We invited Mr. Ian Anderson as our speaker to talk about “CSR Practices in the Toy Industry.” He began his work in the toy industry in 1957 and is currently Vice President of Operations, Asia for ICTI Care Program, which focuses on Social Responsibility Compliance in toy manufacturing facilities in Asia, and predominately in China.
Ian served on TAGMA, and on the board of ATA from its inception until he retired in 2002, and made valuable contributions in many areas, but it was toy safety that became his passion. For many years, he worked closely with Australian Standards and Consumer Affairs, not only to eliminate dangerous toys, but also to ensure harmless products were not mistakenly caught in the regulatory net. Ian was generous with his knowledge, pointing out challenges that still remain and dispensing free advice to all who asked. The esteem of his safety peers both locally and worldwide was recognised when Ian was selected by the International Standards Organisation to join the team that developed the first International Toy Standard, already adopted by Australia, New Zealand and others, and expected to be adopted by U.S. and Europe.
Rtn Martin came with Mr. Dirk Claus, PP Tobi came with his Family Dr. Heidi and Mr. Heinz-Otto and his friend, Emma, President Peter brought Mr. Didier Barbas.
Rotary Club of Yokohama Midori invited us to join their 40th year’s anniversary celebration on 19 March.
We will have Chinese New Year Dinner on 18th Feb and have invited Mr. Mike Rowse to talk about “What really happened at HarbourFest.”
Club 888 Lucky Draw will be held in May 2010.
The 50th District Conference will be held on 17 & 18 April 2010 at Hong Kong Disneyland; please register online.
Prize Presentation for the Robin De Morgan Putting Competition was held this morning. The winner this year is IPP Francesco. Last year’s winner PP Tobi handed the cup to IPP Francesco, and the second runner up was PP Peter. For the ladies, the second runner up was Rtn Rebecca, the first runner up was Dr. Heidi, PP Tobi’s mother, and the winner was Mrs. Mary Wong, Rtn Rebecca’s mother.