1978 – 1979 Charles Zimmermann
Membership: 55 – 53
The Best Attendance Award was again ours – Six yeas in a row!!!
Pres. Charles, following his predecessor PP Thomas, who followed PP Jacks tradition, continued to start each meeting with a joke at a cost of $10 a laugh.
An extensive and varied range of Projects had been supported during the year. Many of them were completed, while a few was to come to fruition by the end of the year or would be joint 1978/79 and 1979/80 Projects – for the 75th Anniversary.
In view of the emphasis placed by D.G. Lawyer Yu on under privileged children and in recognition of 1979 being United Nations Year of the Child, projects to benefit children, in one way or another, were featured strongly in the program for this Rotary year. We provided School Crossing Patrol Signs to increase the safety of children; training, recreational and convenience aids for the Ebenezer Training Centre for visually Handicapped children; Open-air and sea experience and adventures for children with voyages on the HUAN; toys to Vietnamese refugees children restrained in Victoria.
We continued to support three Joint Club projects in Hong Kong/Kowloon.
Rtn. Oliver Chow – a Paul Harris Fellow.
Our Interact Club was active under Rtn. Kent Koo. Two projects undertaken were to assist with the visit by Shek Kip Mei children to Kadoorie Farm and to organize its own Blood Collection Drive with 276 units of blood being collected.