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Presidents 8th Weekly Update ~ 7th Sept

The regular meeting last Thursday was held at Sands-Macau, because Venetian was full again.
We have a great meeting with a great fellowship with 16 members and 3 PP Ip’s guests.
More sharing of the volunteer work during Hato. I think Hato bring to Macau people a sense of belonging, a sentiment of union all joining hands for the good of all.

After Pedro was waiting for the opportunity of informing us the situation of Pedrogão in Portugal after the fire. And where our money is to apply.
Pedro presented a power point of all the work. For those did not know the board has decided to donate 2,500.00 euros and send to Rotary Clube de Pombal with an account open for the purpose of reconstruction of 3 houses.

On the end was presented the plan to join Rotary Club Taipei Diamond charter night.
on Oct 7.

And
Rotary Club Taipei charter night on Oct 14 .

First to join Taipei Diamond there are 2 choices :

A – Air Macau

Oct 5 ( Thursday ) Macau – Taipei NX 610
Departure time 12:00
Arriving time 13:40

Oct 8 ( Sunday) Taipei – Macau NX615
Departure time 20:05
Arriving time. 22:00
Online return MOP. 3161,09

B – EVA Air

Oct 5 ( thu) Macau-Taipei Br 808
Dep 12:50 / Arr 13:40
Oct 10 ( mon) Taipei-Macau Br805
Online return MOP 2441,00

Stay at Taipei Hotel – Taipei Station ( Near Taipei station, Free WIFi , no window, online booking now MOP 1055/ double room.

Need any assistance pls. What’app IPP Sam Ip in private.

Box collection MOP 1.000,00.
The meeting was adjourned .

President Fatima

 

   

Presidents 7th Weekly Update

 

Sorry for not having sent out any update last week, just back from Mongolia and I am making now.

7th meeting – 31st August

We have a good fellowship with just 9 members, Fred’s guest his son in law and a visiting Rotarian from Nepal.
This time the typhoon Hato has not spared Macau. Did strike us directly causing lots of damage, because of that the meeting on 24th August was cancelled but our members immediately joined hands and organized together with Rotaractors team to work to help clean our Macau.

Fred,Li Ying, Yuko, Yasmin and João share their experience. They were unanimous in relate the love and unity they found in Macau because of this disaster. People passing by them giving bottle of water and lunch box to the volunteer free of charge. Everyone was collaborating in one way or other .
Box collection was MOP 460.00 and PO Fred pop up to MOP 500.00

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Rotary Update: Typhoon Hato and Pakhar!

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

I hope this email finds every one of you ok after the 2 Typhoons Hato and Pakhar!

Hato attacked us directly last Wednesday causing tragic casualties, large areas of flooding, damaged the power and water supply.  I understand some of our Rotarians suffered from flooding, and many of us from the power down and lack of water supply. This is a real disaster. We have to cancel our meeting last Thursday because Venetian was unable to provide service for us due to the unstable supply of power and water. 

We, immediately, joined hands together with our Rotaractors, worked with CSR, to help clear the mess before Pakhar which was expected to arrive few days later. At first, we only expected to recruit 60 pax, 30 Umac students for the 3pm session and 30 Rtn. and Rotaractors for the 6pm, after work session on Friday. CSR concerned the safety of our Rtns and students and asked us to help clear the trees and leaves of Avenida Republica so that the road and drainage would not be blocked which is important and saved the heavy duty work to others. However, we had a group of 20 extra volunteers from JW Marriot joining us which helped us finished the work earlier than expected.  So we relocate the majority 6pm volunteers who were mainly working Rotarians and Rotaractors to help clear the severely flooded area at Patane area (工人康樂館). With the amazing help of social media, we didn’t realize we called for over 100 Rotarians, Rotaractors and volunteers on Friday. We continued to help clearing the mess at Patane area yesterday morning and Ha Van area (下環) in the afternoon. We stopped calling for action this morning as no. 8 signal was hoisted and we just started to call for action again for the Fa Chi Kei area as the signal was lowered at 1pm. 

Salute to all Rotarians and Rotaractors who volunteered their physical and mental skills, hearts and time in the past few days working in the front line or behind the scenes. You can see from the below link and the attached photos that we have PP Fred, our senior Rtn. working hard with his broom, new Rtns. Li Ying and Marc clearing up trees and leaves since 3pm, PP David, Rtns. Yasmin, Yuko, her husband Andrew and 2 of her friends and Rtnne. Eugenia joined in after work at 6pm until Ave. Republica was cleared. IPP Sam, PPs Synthia and Filipe, Rtns. Aris and Chris worked for the Patane area on Friday evening until mid-night. Most of them started to work again the following day at Patane and Ha Van. Up till now, when I’m preparing this email, Chris and Li Ying are on their way to Fai Chi Kei. PE Elvo, though not helping in clearing the mess physically, he’s been helping with his expertise in the psychological area. We must also thank PP Synthia in the coordination and for 300 bottles of Macau Tower water and PP Kevin for boxes of surgical gloves and masks.

I understand, most of our Rotarians who are in Macau must have offered help in one way or the other, though not physically with us, e.g. PP Guy, Rtn. Raymond volunteered in their own corporations, Rtn. Mario who had arranged 15 volunteers but must have helped in other areas eventually. I salute to Rtn. Joao also, who just had a few hours of sleep per day and keeping citizens updated of the situation of Macau. Many of our Rotarians are out of town like Pres. Fatima who is on a trip to Mongolia with the District until tomorrow, Liz in Hanoi, Pedro in Portugal and many others, their hearts are with us.

We do appreciate the great help of the PLA troops who did a wonderful job in helping to relief this disaster. As citizens of Macau, we should also helped ourselves.  As Rotarians, we are always ready to ‘Lend A Hand’.

One more thing I would like to share with you all.  I find all the love and unity in Macau because of this disaster. So many volunteers just arrived to the affected area, many self prepared with gloves and masks and started working.  Many youngsters who never tidy their own room, started to clean up the mess. On Friday, I was busy in coordinating and forgot that I didn’t have a bite until 8pm and while I was standing in the dark near Litoral Rest. where there were no power in the whole area, waiting for PE Elvo to pick me up to his home for a shower, cos my home had no water, feeling hungry when you realized you didn’t have anything the whole day, a couple pushing a cart full of lunch boxes offered a box of noodle to me free. It was so sweet then, and I started to eat on the street. They, in fact, offered to everyone on the street because those on the street were either volunteers or residents of the area without power and water. 

Another thing I’d like to share is about our bus shelter. We are so proud that it stood there healthily and strong without hurting at all, while the old tree next door was blown down completely and the Pagoda Library’s roof was also damaged. 

Please pray for the speedy recovery of Macau and we do hope the Government learns its lesson.

Yours always in Rotary with Rotary Spirit ‘Service Above Self’

Stella

      

RC Macau President 6th wkly update (17 th August)

Meeting calls to order by President Fátima.
In this meeting we have 11 members, PP Ip’s 4 guests and 2 guest speaker RC Amizade P Penny Chao and CP PP David Ho

Our PP Ip Pui Fai, Rotaractor Advisor was recognized by district as ” Outstanding Rotaract Advisor Team Citation ” for the year 2016-17 and I have the honor to presented the Certificate .

It was time to the speakers to share their “Laugh Challenge Project”
After some research realize that Macau people don’t laugh or very little. Life of today has so much pressure laugh turned into a very mean thing.
The challenge is to make all participants to maintain a positive and optimistic attitude, to bring more people full of positive energy with a smile on the face every day.
Online activities will begin on September 15. October 6 the International Day of Smile the press conference and will finish on December 24 .
Activity method take a smile photo and posted on FB, transfer to friends, to social media.
This part was clear what was not very clear to the club members is how is the fund raise.
As a PI project will be easier to have people joining .

Announcements :

– AG 1st official visit will be on September 14
– DG official visit will be 23-24 September ( Saturday and Sunday) later will have some more details.
– Next meeting will be chaired by Vice-President PP Stella Kan because I will join DG visit to Mongolia ( 22-28 August )

After Box collection : MOP 600,00 the meeting was adjourned.

YIR,
President Fátima

 

RC Macau Presidents 4th Weekly Update

We had 13 Rotarians attended plus 4 guests,
Andy’s litle princess, David’s better half – Helen . Synthia’s niece Josi and Stella’s guest Joana Borges. Do you know who she is? The world is really small , her father is Francisco Borges a Past President of our club and was the President when our bus stop was rebuild. And Joana gave us the good news her father is willing to help us to renew next time he comes to Macau. PP Maneiras explain the first stop was very simple, without top.

Last Sunday , 23 rd July, myself and secretary PP Synthia met with a visiting Rotarian Aubry de KOSTER , from RC Millenium – Brussels , Belgium who is also secretary to his club. We introduce our projects for this year and the history of our club and discussed possible joined projects.

Announcements:

1 – RI
      Bill Gates at RI Convention in Atlanta began his speech announcing that his foundation will extend his partnership with Rotary, 2 to 1 funding match next three years with Rotary committed to raise $ 50 mil Io per year over 3 years , that will translate to &450 million for polio eradication  efforts.

2 – RI
D- 3450 announces that that PDG Liu Lit – Mo passed away on 12th July :
     – he was a member of the Rotary Club of HK Island West
     – was Governor of D-3450 in 1994-95

3 – Club
     – 1st Club Assembly-3rd August – Proxy is required for those not attending
      – Joint Installation between Rotary Club of Macau and Rotaracts Clubs of Macau and UMSU – 12th August

 

AOB :
RTN Pedro Lobo is in Portugal and has found a Rotaract Club looking into helping the fire victims in Portugal . He is liasing with their District and mother club RC Pombal and has offer to work as volunteer. We will wait for his detail information.
 
And finally Ip’s silent joke. ..

Box Donation : MOP 1.000,00

Thank you.

President Fatima
RC Macau

 

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