Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award
DG Eric Chak proudly presented 2 significant RI Awards in the last District Conference:
- Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award – PDG Jason Chan
- Service Above Self Award – PDG Belinda Yeung JP
Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award:
Congratulations to PDG Jason to receive the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award! This Award honors up to 50 Rotarians and Rotaractors each year who have demonstrated exemplary service to The Rotary Foundation. Apart from having achieved the Citation for Meritorious Service, PDG Jason has been very supportive and dedicated to The Rotary Foundation works.
He has served on our District Rotary Foundation Committee for over 14 years:
- District Rotary Foundation Public Relation Sub-committee Chair (2007 – 2008)
- Deputy Chair (Fundraising) of District Rotary Foundation Committee (2012 – 2013);
- District Rotary Foundation Grants Sub-committee Chair (2013 – 2015);
- District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair (2015 – 2018)
- Chief Advisor of District Rotary Foundation Committee (2018 – 2021)
His significant leadership at District and multi-district levels bringing fruitful results in the areas of Foundation training, fundraising, grant projects, PolioPlus projects and district/regional events.
At the Zone level, PDG Jason was a speaker for District Trainers Training Seminar at the 2012 Selangor Rotary Institute and a Workshop Panelist at the 2014 Kota Kinabalu Rotary Institute.
Back to the District, he has been a regular speaker at District Rotary Foundation Seminars, President-elect Training Seminars, District Team Training Seminars and District Assemblies for years. He was District Trainer in 2014 – 2015.
He spoke at most District Conferences and Foundation Seminars on Foundation issues, notably how to contribute through the internet and about District Grants and Global Grants and about the Foundation projects of which he was a principal contact person.
Between 2015 – 2017 when he was the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, he spoke to most clubs in RID3450 encouraged them to participate in Global Grants, showing them how the District Grants work, the importance of attending the Grant Management Seminar and recruiting Major Donors.
When he was District Governor in 2010 – 2011, he propelled the foundation fundraising initiatives at club and district level. His club, Rotary Club of the Peak with 10 new Major Donors was bestowed the 2010 – 2011 highest Annual Program Fund per capita giving club in the Rotary world. Our District ranked second highest of the Rotary Foundation Contribution to the Rotary world also in 2010 – 2011.
He was the Primary Host Contact Person for the Global Grant Project (GG1873376) – “The future of deprived youth through STEM Education is in your hands” in Hong Kong closed in November 2020. He was also the Primary International Contact Person for the Matching Grant Project (#66423) in Malaysia closed in January 2010.
During his Governorship in 2010 – 2011, he led a team to participate in the National Immunization Day in Delhi, India in January 2011.
He was also the chief advisor to the Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration Exhibition which was held in Hong Kong and Macau in January and March 2017 respectively to showcase the End Polio Initiatives and the Rotary Foundation 100th year of service.
He served as a Rotary Reader in 2020 and collectively reviewed and scored over 750 endorsed peace fellowship applications worldwide. He also initiated the first “Peace through Mediation” Seminar in RID3450 in April 2019 which featured renowned speakers of various disciplines and supported by various government bodies and professional / service organizations.
Thanks PDG Jason for his remarkable contribution and support to the Rotary Foundation works!