08 Aug 2013

Lunch meeting with Rtn Dirk von Czarnowski speaking

We had two birthday boys today, they were Rtn Sam and Rtn Praveen, PP Paul led us in song for them and President Adrian presented them with a bottle of wine.

Our speaker today was Rtn Dirk von Czarnowski, who spoke about “Sustainable Solutions for the Textile and Footwear Industry”.  Greenpeace is campaigning to stop industry from poisoning waterways around the world with hazardous, persistent and hormone-disrupting chemicals.  The campaign has been able to secure public commitments from several international brands toward zero-discharge of hazardous chemicals (ZDHC). 

Rtn Dirk’s company monitors the chemical discharge and promotes CSR to solve environmental problems.  They do a great deal of testing work on water and advise their customers of their situation.

Rtn Praveen collected HK$850 for raffle and fines.  Rtn Dirk helped to draw the raffle gift, which was as a bottle of red wine—the winner was Rtn Rebecca.