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Job Targets in 2020 – 21:

  • Charter new Rotaract and Interact clubs
  • Recruit more youth programs’ alumni into Rotary
  • Encourage deeper collaboration between Rotary and Rotaract
  • Implement RYLA program in line with District emphases
  • Set up Youth Protection guidelines and system in District
  • Enhance and enlarge the Rotary Youth Exchange program
  • Ensure INTEROTA is organized successfully

Events highlight

(i) Rotaract
District Installation cum Awards: 1 Aug 2020 (Sat) afternoon
Joint Presidents’ Meeting: Every 2nd Thursday evening
11th July 2020 (Sat) afternoon
14th Nov 2020 (Sat) in Macau
25th Feb 2021 (Thurs) evening *DRR 2022-2023 Election
District Service Project: Early Oct 2020 (TBC) *Opening Ceremony
First Step to Rotaract: 23 Jan – 24 Jan 2021
Rotaract CNY Celebration Dinner: 21 Feb 2021
World Rotaract Week: 8 Mar – 14 Mar 2021
Rotaract District Conference: 22 May – 23 May 2021
INTEROTA Hong Kong: 5 Jun – 9 Jun 2021

(ii) Interact
Macau Trip: 20th November 2020
IU (International Understanding) Trip: 3-6th April 2021
District Interact Conference: 15th May 2021

(iii) RYLA
7 Nov 2020 Training organized by Toastmasters
19 to 21 Nov 2020 Attending workshops of Social Enterprise Summit
Case study (propose a Social Enterprise for a social purpose in area of environmental or peace)
19 Feb 2021 to 21 Feb 2021 RYLA Camp

Key Focuses

(I) Appointment of District Youth Protection Officer – Rotary International has adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards abuse and harassment against young participants of our programs. District Governor Eric has appointed PP Silva Yeung of Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile to be in charge of youth protection affairs. PP Silva had extensive experience in the social service sector and will be implementing the relevant policies and setting up the proper structure. We need clubs to cooperate so that the suitable level of protection can be given to our youth in compliance with RI’s requirements.

(II) Incentives for chartering new Rotaract and Interact clubs – For any Rotaract club successfully chartered during RY2020-2021, DG Eric and PDG Eugene will personally contribute HK$3,000 each into the new club towards its community service projects. And for any Interact club successfully chartered during RY2020-2021, DG Eric and PDG Eugene will also personally contribute HK$1,500 each towards its community service projects. We hope that by establishing new clubs, Rotary can reach out to some new communities.

(III) Rotary-Rotaract collaboration – Rotary International has removed the upper age limit on Rotaractors from 1 July 2020. This reflects a change of mindset: Rotary now sees Rotaractors as critically important to the sustainability of our organization. The latest 5-year Action Plan of Rotary International has revealed a strong calling made to all Rotary Districts and clubs to make Rotary more attractive to young people for them to stay, and all clubs should consider changing their meeting format, governance structure, meal costs etc. accordingly. The committee has invited PP Andy Li to be in charge of overseeing this very important task and visiting different Rotary clubs to seek opinions and build consensus.

(IV) Rotary youth exchange – District 3450 currently is authorized to organize outbound youth exchange from Macau only and for years, secondary students have been sent over to UK to take part in summer camp to learn English. District Governor Eric believes that it is time for the program to be made available to youngsters in Hong Kong and Mongolia, in addition, Macau should start running inbound exchanges to receive young people from other Rotary Districts. The committee will work with District Legal Advisor, District Secretary team and District Treasurer for the necessary documentation work and obtain the necessary approval from Rotary International.

(V) INTEROTA – INTEROTA 2020 has been deferred to June 2021. The committee will support the Organizing Committee to ensure the event will be a successful one for District 3450. We need support, both financial and manpower, from all Rotarians and Rotaractors towards this mega event.

List of Committee Members

PDG Eugene Fong

Vice Chair:
PP Wing Leung
PP Donna Buckland
PP Ariungoo Khurelbaatar *

DG Eric Chak

PDG Eric Chin

District Youth Protection Officer:
PP Silva Yeung *

PP Menza Chu

Rotaract Chair:
PP Anita Chan *

Interact Chair:
CP Joseph Leung *

Youth Exchange Chair:
PP Sam Ip *

Youth Exchange Chair (Hong Kong):
PP Herman Lo *

Rotary-Rotaract Collaboration Chair:
PP Andy Li *

*There are sub-committees underneath these Committee Members