ROTARY COMMUNITY CORPS – “SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES “
By PDG Jones Wong, Rotary Club of Island Green
“ RI PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE “
Let me borrow one small part of the message on RI President Shekhar Mehta’ message from the Rotary Magazine October 2021. “Do you ever think about your earliest days as a Rotarian? I often do—because those first moments of discovering the power of service shaped who I am today. When I joined my Rotary club, our efforts focused on India’s rural communities, where people were living without toilets, getting their drinking water from the same pond they bathed in, and sending their children to outdoor classrooms set up under a tree. The nearest health care provider often was miles away— and the services were inadequate. But after Rotary clubs carried out some service projects, the villages had toilets, clean drinking water, a classroom for early learning, and a nearby health care center.” In Hong Kong, Macao and Mongolia, we were lucky that our cities were only a little bit better some seventy years ago. But community services of all kinds in our cities never stopped at any time good or bad. When the clubs have good community service projects, we often faced a common problem in shortage of helping hands from the clubs. We often asked our Rotarians bring with their family members, classmates of their children, friends and neighbors join force to serve our community services. And many times these volunteers just go home after the services finished although some of them expressed their interest to offer free service again to Rotary clubs if they are invited. Why not give these potential RCC members another opportunity to “Serve To Change Lives “ by establishing an RCC in your club?
RCCs ARE ACTIVE IN D3450
RCC of GD-HK-Mo-GBA is a first RCC of this RY2021-22 chartered on 22/7/2021 and actively involved with two different services. Please share with them their happy services.
A) BlessVision x Rotary Club – SEN Family Ocean Park Fun Day
This event participated alongside with the BlessVision Foundation to bring 20 low-income families to Ocean Park to enjoy the fun day. The BlessVision Foundation is a NGO that aims to bring aid and support to those who are less fortunate.
This event was a collaborative campaign with the My Neighbours Foundation to deliver 200 school opening kits that includes a pair of Dr. Kong functional shoes, a school bag, and a set of stationary kit for the new school year to minorities families and other families who are in needs.
NEW RCC IS BORN
Let’s welcome our 3rd RCC of this year chartered on 7 October 2021, sponsored by RC of Zuunmod Mongolia. Congratulations.
Three clubs are online to talk about setting new RCCs. They are RC Tsim Sha Tsui, RC Elite- Orient , and RC Soho. You are never too late to call PDG Jones Wong, Chair of District RCC.