03 Mar 2010

Lunch meeting: Visiting Rotarian PP Joop Litmaath

Visiting Rotarian PP Joop Litmaath was our meeting’s surprise guest speaker when due to a misunderstanding booked speakers Ms Rowena Gonzales and Mr Leo Leung could not join us. Joop recently published a second book aptly titled The Flying Dutchman of Hong Kong for all the travels (and KLM flights) that life has presented him. The book signals yet another milestone for this remarkable entrepreneur, where he entertainingly takes us through his latest adventures (and occasional misadventures).
As readers will discover, Joop’s success story over the past half century mirrors the evolution of Hong Kong from a struggling entrepot to the dynamic megacity of today. Almost everything the energetic Dutchman has turned his hands to has proved that his flair for business has been uncannily spot-on. Joop has even had the time to become an accomplished jazz pianist; indeed, it is thanks to his improvisational ability, keen mind and sense of humour that his story sparkles with one fascinating reminiscence after another. Readers will not only share his many successful experiences at the helm of one of Hong Kong’s very active SME’s but his acute observation on the passing parade of wise (and unwise) people connected with economics, politics, sports and society in general in Hong Kong.

Who else but Joop Litmaath would have the drive, energy and enthusiasm to build up his company Scarfell Enterprises Ltd. into one of Asia’s prominent producers and suppliers of a range of more than one thousand items for the pets of the world ranging from bowls for dogs, cats and other indoor pets to toys to keep them occupied and other novelties to amuse both them and their owners. Here is a man who is not afraid to shoot
cutting questions to Colonial Governors and the hierarchy of the People’s of Republic of China. And share a joke with them, too.


VISITING ROTARIANS
PP Joop Litmaath from Rotary Club of Hong Kong.


GUESTS
Rtn Ernie came with his colleague Steven; President Peter brought his friend, Connie Tsang


ANNOUNCEMENTS
The 50th District Conference will be held on 17 & 18 April 2010 at Hong Kong Disneyland, please register online.
The Rotary Macau Horse Racing Day will be held on 13 March 2010 at Macau Jockey Club, Taipa, Macau
The District Tennis Competition will be held on 11th and 25th April on Kowloon Tsai Park.

President Peter Chu welcomes Rotarian PP Litmaath.