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Rotary seeks gateway to the mainland

Rotary International plans to set up clubs on the mainland in the next few years with the help of its members in Hong Kong.

The US-based volunteer service organisation has 34,000 clubs worldwide, including groups in Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia.

Monday, 21 May, 2012, 12:00am

Step up and celebrate the Games

Vitarobics - a new form of exercise - will be used to mark the 100-day countdown to the Beijing Olympic Games

Vitarobics, a new aerobic dance programme aimed at people of all ages, will be part of the activities celebrating the 100-day countdown to the Olympic Games in Beijing.

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Presence in China marked by challenges and change

FEW PEOPLE IN Hong Kong have never heard of the Rotary clubs, but not many people realise that Rotary International, the worldwide organisation that leads these clubs, has been around for more than a century and started out as a club of four people in Chicago in the United States.

22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Rotary International offers cultural exchanges to young professionals

Rotary Hong Kong is inviting young professionals to join a group exchange programme organised by Rotary International to enhance intercultural understanding. Participants will stay in private homes and visit government and social institutions.

16 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Hole-in-the-heart children handed a new lease of life

Two hole-in-the-heart children have been given a new lease of life after undergoing surgery in the United States.

The success of the operations on 16-month-old Wong Kei-yan and Wong Tse-hin, two, has prompted the Rotary Club, which paid for the operations, to extend the scheme to the mainland.

13 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Lend helping hand, governor tells young

One of the major challenges facing the Rotary Club in the years ahead will be to overcome the indifference of the younger generation and encourage youth leaders to take up charitable causes, according to Dipo Sani, the governor of the Hong Kong and Macau Rotary clubs.

26 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Hard slap to a helping hand

Few organisations do as much selfless good work as Rotary. The global service group has no politics, except good fellowship, and preaches no sermons, apart from urging members to help their communities. But now, because of a silly misunderstanding, there seems to be an appalling misconception about Rotary among some Chinese officials.

4 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Rotary's wheel of misfortune

The international service movement Rotary has run into an incomprehensible wall of official opposition in Shanghai. Hopeful organisers of a local chapter of the non-political businessmen's association have been warned not to proceed with plans to formally establish a Rotary group in the city.

21 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Rotary chief looks to new generation

As the newly installed district governor of the Rotary Clubs of Hong Kong and Macau, Dipo Sani (above) says one of his biggest challenges will be to attract younger people to join the organisation.

'It seems that young people these days don't have the inclination to join a service organisation like Rotary,' he says.

13 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Revelling Rotarians

The Rotary Club of Wan Chai held its annual ball at the Grand Hyatt with the theme 'Carnivale d'Europe'. A fashion show sponsored by the Swank Shop and a charity auction were the highlights of the evening. The ball is Rotary's premier fund-raising event of the year, with proceeds going to various Hong Kong charities.

12 Jul 1999 - 12:00am