Weekly Newsletter: October 27, 2017

October 30, 2017

This Week’s Highlights

Fellowship Dinner on October 24th

October 24th is Rotary’s World Polio Day. Together with Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation, the Rotary Club of Beijing organized a fellowship dinner at the Beijing Peace Garden Museum.


Mr. John Zhao, director of the Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation hosted the fellowship dinner. President Russell gave a welcome speech to the guests and briefly introduced Rotary and End Polio. Dr. Li, Chairman of the Foundation introduced the Beijing Peace Garden Museum and the Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation. Assistant Governor Mike Ma also gave a speech about Rotary International, Rotary in China and Rotarians’ achievements and efforts towards eradicate polio.


*Left: President Russell exchanging banner with visiting Rtn Stuart
*Right: Guests at the reception
Rotary Rotaract Evening
Rotarian Gilbert announced that the Rotary Rotaract Evening had been finalized. There will be a nice buffet plus free flow of local beer and soft drinks (7 to 9 pm). Coffee, tea, other drinks and extra. Please SIGN UP with Celine now!!!

Date: Monday, November 20th starting at 7pm
Place: Morel’s Restaurant on Gongti Bei Lu near Chunxiu Lu
Price: RMB 195 — for a fapiao add 5%
Buffet Menu: (click)                Drink List: (click)


Tuesday Speaker

David Cantalupo arrived in China in the Winter of 1986 to take up a “one year” Princeton-In-Asia Teaching Fellowship at the Wuhan Institute of Technology. As a habitual overstayer, one year has now stretched into 31.  For most of this time David has been a corporate executive in the sports marketing industry, establishing and heading operations for sponsorship, media and agency heavyweights including ISL, ESPN, WPP, Yuan Tai and Dentsu.  In his occasional guise as a China insider, he has consulted for the IOC, Sport Five, Media Partners and Lenovo.

An original Founding Partner in the Bookworm Beijing prior to its opening its doors in Sanlitun in 2005, David was named Chairman of the Bookworm Group in 2012, when he made the mistake of not attending an important shareholder meeting.  After a dozen years as a silent investor in the Bookworm, he decided it was time to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty, and over the past 6 months David has assumed day to day operational and managerial responsibility for the original Bookworm shop in Beijing.

Operating a SLT bar/restaurant/event space/cultural community center under the watchful eyes of the Chaoyang municipal authorities has been an eyeopener for a guy who has always liked to sit around in bars trading bullshit, but never was a real entrepreneur worrying about payroll and rent.   He claims to be enjoying this latest career twist, but it could be the free beer talking.

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Rotary Club of Beijing

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Celine Lin
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