We sang a birthday song to our birthday boy, Rtn Stephen Rocke, and President Michael presented a bottle of red wine to him as birthday gift.
Today, we had a lot of Visiting Rotarians came from Rotary Club of Tai Po, The Peak, Shouson Hill, HK Sunrise, Causeway Bay, Soho HK, Peninsula, Lan Kwai Fong and Tsim Sha Tsui.
We invited Mr. Bernard Chan to give us a talk about “The Role of National People’s Congress in Hong Kong and China”. In January 2008, Bernard was elected to the National People’s Congress, the highest organ of state power in China, in which he is one of 36 Hong Kong deputies. From October 2004 to January 2009 Bernard was a non-official member of the Executive Council, Hong Kong’s highest policy making body. He is appointed as a non-official member of the Exco again in July, 2012. From 1998 to 2008, he was a member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, where he represented the Insurance Industry.
Bernard came to share with us his views on the relationship between Hong Kong and China and the role of Hong Kong in China. He also discussed some local issues, such as new proposals for dealing with solid waste. Bernard took questions from members and guests, as well, including a question about the possibility of his running for higher offices in Hong Kong.
At the end, DG Kenneth talked about the District Conference that was held on 20st and 21st April at Dongguan. He presented a booklet talked about Rotary Peace initiatives.
Our Sergeant Rtn Joe collected HK$2160 for raffle and fines. Bernard help to draw the raffle gift: PP Grace from Rotary Club of Causeway Bay won the bottle of red wine.