Volume 13 Issue 09

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

here are the minutes of our meeting last Friday 14th January.

Visitors and Guests:

Anita Stangl, Alliance for Smiles from San Francisco
Christian Moskob
Prof. Mark R. Kennedy and 10 Graduate Students of George Washington University


President Edwin Poon passed away.
On Friday morning we lost our Rotarian Edwin Poon, President of RC Golden Mile.
He died of acute myocardial infarction and leaves behind his wife and 3 very young children.
We were shocked when this tragic news spread during our lunch meeting.

New District Governor 2016/17
Eric Chin of RC Island East has been elected as the next District Governor 2016/17

PP Emba is married !
On 16th December our PP Emba got married and we herewith send our congratulations and best wishes to her and husband Bill.

Rotary Centenary Challenge Cup on 19th February
Please sign in for a night at Happy Valley Race Course.
Tickets at 730 HK$ incl. Dinner/Drinks and Badge
Time: 6.30 to 11.00 pm
So far we have 5 registered. Hope we can fill a table of 12 that night.

Speaker Prof. Mark R. Kennedy

Our speaker was joined by 10 graduate students of George Washington University.
After 4 days of meetings on various levels with Institutions, Corporations and Universities here in Hong Kong we listened to an inspiring speech about : Peak Leadership

In his introduction Mark Kennedy highlighted the importance in showing his students different corners of the world with different cultures and future perspectives. The networking aspect and introduction to the business and political institutions will help them in their future careers and better understanding.

Mark Kennedy has a broad experience in leadership on various levels and taught at leading graduate schools on 4 continents. In his business leadership he helped Pillsbury acquire Hagen-Dazs and expand it globally. He had the position as Senior Vice President at Macy’s and Global Retail Business Development Lead at Accenture. In his political career he served 3 terms in the US Congress and was trade advisor under President Bush and Obama.

In his speech he showed us his essence of 5 important ingredients to become a leader and be efffective.

It was a pleasure having Mark Kennedy and his team with us on their last day in Hong Kong.

Let me wish you all a good start into the new week.

Best regards,

President Rainer