Our sister club, the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West, will be celebrating their 65th anniversary and our club is invited. If you would like to go (April 12-14, 2019), please let Roland Chun know at: rchun44@yahoo.com  The celebration program follows:
12th April 2019 Friday: For golfers: morning golf at Fanling Hong Kong golf Club. For non-golfers: visit the Jao Tsung - I Academy, a cultural place and lunch there too.
13th April 2019 Saturday 7 pm: 65th Anniversary celebration dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Salons I to IV
14th April 2019 Sunday  noon: Dim Sum farewell lunch
 
The Club recommends staying at the Harbour View Hotel at wanchai North, no.4 Harbour Rd, which is opposite the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
 
The Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West is one of 56 Clubs in Rotary International District 3450 (Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia). During an official visit of R.I. President Joaquin Saratossa Cibilis to Hong Kong in November 1953, he found that there were only two Rotary Clubs in Hong Kong, namely, the Rotary of Hong Kong and the Rotary Club of Kowloon. Immediately President Cibilis suggested to the Rotary Club of Hong Kong to sponsor two new clubs, one in each of the Western and Eastern districts of Hong Kong, and two extension committees for the new clubs were appointed. For the Western district, after a few months' work of the committee, a new club emerged under the name of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island West, which held its inaugural meeting on Friday, 26th March 1954. Its application for Rotary International membership was soon approved. The first regular Club meeting was held on Friday, 2nd April 1954 at the Golden Dragon Restaurant (金龍酒家), officiated by the late C.P. Fung Hon-chu (馮漢柱). Our Club charter was issued by R.I. on 12th April 1954.

On Friday 28th May 1954, a joint charter night was held by the Hong Kong Island West and East Clubs at the Ritz Ballroom, during which Rtn. T.F. Wei, acting on behalf of R.I. Administrative Advisor G.E. Mardnc, formally presented the Rotary Charters to the two new clubs, and a 'birth certificate' to each and every charter member of the two clubs. This marked the birth of twins in the same city, the first time in Rotary history.

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