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Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world.
Date: September 19, 2015 Saturday
Time: 9:30 am – 4:45 pm including Simulation of Chairing a Lunch Meeting
Venue: Venue to be confirmed upon enrolment
Below 15 enrolment: RIC, Including Perfect Lunch Meeting workshop HK$ 300
Above 15 enrolment: Regal Hong Kong Hotel HK$ 500 per one including lunch
Facilitators: PDG Peter Wan and his team
Trainers are experienced faculty members from the district who have received proper training as discussion leaders and are well conversant with the subject matters of the course. Each session will be conducted in an interactive manner and includes sharing of experience and perspective by participants with similar Rotary knowledge. No prior preparation is needed.
First of all, Preserve Planet Earth (PPE) Committee would like to thank all the Rotary Clubs (RCs), Rotarians and friends of Rotary who have supported the “Rotary HK Chordophonia 2015 Concert” held on Sunday 9 August 2015. It was a resounding success, with all tickets sold. The feedback was positive and encouraging. We were overwhelmed by the compliments and have no doubt it was indeed a memorable and enjoyable evening for all. We are waiting for Urbtix to finalise the accounts, based on our estimate we have raised about HK$120,000.00 to fund our future District PPE Committee activities.
Sustainable Seafood Ambassador Program (SSAP) is one of the District PPE Committee Signature projects. With more experience and understanding we would like to expand the reach and effectiveness of SSAP to educate the consumers on what we are doing to the marine ecosystems and how we can help to conserve this valuable resource for future generations and make it sustainable.
Hong Kong is the second largest per capita consumer of seafood in Asia and the seventh largest in the world. We consume an average of over 70 kg per capita of seafood annually. That was about 4.1 times higher than the global average.
Our seafood choice will shape the future of our oceans! Even the slightest change on our eating habit will impact the future of our oceans significantly. As consumers need to be educated so that they can make informed decisions. We would like to seek your help in spreading the massage. Please join us to promote the WWF-HK Seafood Guide so that the consumers can choose wisely to make our marine resources sustainable. This year we like to do it by the following steps:
We, the District 3450 PPE Committee, will provide:
Our target this year is to have:
Suggestions of SSAP formats:
We hope, through our co-ordinated effort, we can raise the profile of District 3450 on our effort to support Sustainable Seafood!
For more information about PPE activites, please go to the following link:
For more information about Sustainable Seafood Ambassador Program, please visit our facebook link:
Should you have any queries of the program, please contact our Chair George Li at 90276838 or Secretary Eliza Ning at 90133823.
Yours In Rotary
PP George Li
Preserve Planet Earth Committee Chair
Just a few days from now, on 11 August, we will mark a tremendous milestone: one full year without a single case of polio caused by wild poliovirus in Africa.
The magnitude of this achievement can hardly be overstated. A polio-free Africa has been within sight, so near and yet so far, for over a decade. The hard work and commitment that have brought us to this point have been nothing short of heroic. Tens of thousands of health workers reached hundreds of millions of children with vaccine, in some of the most difficult conditions imaginable. Together, we have done what once seemed impossible: We have stopped polio in Africa.
Yet this progress, momentous as it is, is still fragile. As long as polio exists in the two remaining endemic countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan, the virus still has the potential to spread and to spark new outbreaks. Now, more than ever, we need the power of all of Rotary to carry us through to the end: not just a polio-free Africa, but a polio-free world.
Wherever you live, whether your country has just conquered polio or has been polio-free for decades, we need your voice, and your help. I ask all of you to read and use the materials in thistool kit to find ways to raise awareness in your community, and beyond. We need every Rotarian, in every Rotary club, to be talking about polio: making sure that media outlets report on our progress and our elected officials see polio eradication as a global priority. Your grassroots work helps drive the increased media coverage we have seen in the past year, which in turn drives global backing of our work to eradicate polio. Together, we will keep polio front and center in our communities and on our national agendas, keeping up the energy and the momentum that will push us through to the finish.
The battle in Africa has, for the moment, been won, but we need the strength of every Rotarian to help us win the war. Together, we will End Polio Now and truly Be a Gift to the World.
President, Rotary International
News media prominently featured Rotary and its 30 years of work to protect children from the crippling effects of polio when Nigeria marked its one-year milestone in July, including: