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Welcome Message from President Gordon Chin 2021-22

Dear Fellow Rotarians & Friends,

I am honoured to be the President of the Rotary Club of Kowloon North for the Rotary year of 2021-2022. Thank you for your immense support and trust in me to lead our Club through these challenging times.

It is hoped that the pandemic will soon be behind us and Rotary Clubs around the world will be able to resume normal club activities. I would particularly like to thank Past President Josephine and Board Members for their hard work and leadership in the past two years.

This year’s Rotary Presidential theme is “Serve to Change Lives.” This is a simple, yet powerful theme that will be focal to our upcoming year. It is especially important given that many people are still devastated by the pandemic and it is during these times of adversity that Rotarians should step up and stand at the forefront to help those in need.

How we lead our lives and serve the community as Rotarians has also changed. Travel bans and other social distancing restrictions have driven us to innovate and find new ways to operate and serve, and maintain our relationships with members, other clubs, and the District. In particular, the new digital culture that Clubs have adopted will inevitably be the main driving force under the “new normal.” Connecting through Zoom has become a part of our daily lives but at the same time, it has brought us closer to our sister clubs, friends, and families from around the world. Changing social needs has also called for a re-evaluation of our projects to focus on services that can help to alleviate immediate needs in our community.

Despite this, our Club has overcome numerous obstacles in the past year whilst maintaining our key projects and membership, and we have come out of the ordeal wiser and stronger than ever.

Our goals this year will be to engage and reunify with existing members and sister Clubs who we have lost contact due to the pandemic, grow membership with like-minded individuals, and drive relevant service projects by incorporating positive changes through innovation, flexibility, inclusivity and fun.

Let us join hands to make this another successful year of service and fellowship.

With best regards,
YiR
2021-2022 President Gordon Chin