Weekly Newsletter: September 01, 2017

September 5, 2017

This Week’s Highlights

District Special Representative Frank Yih’s Official Visit

*Above: Rotarians and guests watching RIP Ian Riseley’s speech video


*Left: PP. Mike introducing SR Frank to the club
*Right: President Harry presenting the pilot projects

Rotary International Special Representative Frank Yih visited Rotary Club of Beijing on Tuesday, August 29 at Kempinski Hotel. This was his first official visit to our club in this Rotary year. SR Frank presented the status of the China District to the Rotarians and guests.

SR Frank started his presentation by sharing a short video of RIP Ian Riseley’s speech. He then explained the Presidential Citation and the necessity of setting goals for the club. There are 19 chartered clubs in China as of July 1st, 2017. One satellite club, five provisional clubs, ten Rotaract clubs and 15 Interact clubs. SR Frank also reported the expenses of the China district and organization chart.

Speaking about The Rotary Foundation (TRF), SR Frank pointed out that it is important to contribute to TRF to build Designated District Funds (DDF) for future service projects. To increase DDT, Rotarians could donate to Every Rotarian Every Year or make a direct donation to annual fund on Rotary.com. Rotarian Harry Wong, President of RC Hangzhou went through all the pilot projects of the clubs, including Gift of Lift Project from our club.

*SR Frank and President Russell

Next Week’s Speaker
Julian Gornall-Thode will talk to us about the changing sports landscape in China, an industry with fascinating impacts on business and politics.

Julian is Vice President at Shankai Sports, a leading international sports business connecting the global sports world and China. He previously worked at the International Olympic Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Automobile Museum Trip on September 26th
Plan: Automobile museum in Huairou, followed by dinner at Kempinski Sunrise
Time:2:00 pm gathering at Kempinski
2:30 pm departure to the museum.
The transportation to Huairou will be kindly sponsored by Rotarian Jens. .

*Above: Rotarian Gilbert reporting the Rotaract meeting on Monday.


*Left: PP. Regula presenting a banner from Switzerland
*Right: PP. Piper and Rotarian Christian cutting the birthday cake of the month

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Rotary Club of Beijing

Regular Meetings
Tuesday 12.30~14.00
Kempinski Hotel
Celine Lin
Club Administrator
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