1. The District Government Relations Committee was a new committee formed as part of the initiatives of District Governor Eugene to develop new projects and enhance existing activities by working closely with the Hong Kong Government.
  2. The Committee Chair is Past District Governor Joseph Lee. District Governor Nominee Peter Pang is also one the members.
  3. Under the leadership and guidance of Past District Governor Joseph Lee, three luncheons with the senior government officials in charge of policy and making for the purpose of developing close working relationship and gather supports to various Rotary projects.
  4. On 17th October 2013, the first luncheon was successfully held through the arrangement of Past District Governor Joseph Lee.  Mr. Tsang Tak Sing, Secretary for Home Affairs (SHA) and his Political Assistant Mr. Casper Tsui attended the lunch meeting with nearly 30 Rotarians including DG Eugene Fong, future DGs, PDGs, District Officers, Club Presidents, Rotarians and Rotaractors.
  5. The SHA was pleased to meet with representatives of Rotary International District 3450. He was glad to see his friends and acquaintances who were also members of the Rotary family present at the lunch meeting. He was aware of the good work undertaken by many Rotary Clubs in Hong Kong which had contributed to the development and harmony of our community.
  6. The SHA expressed his willingness to consider how his Bureau could facilitate the work of Rotary in promoting good causes in community development. DG Eugene introduced to him the Rotary family which included the Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs and our main services. He also told SHA that our Rotaractors would organize a large scale event: the Asia-Pacific Regional Rotaract Conference (APRRC) in Hong Kong in July 2014. The event had received financial sponsorship from the Commission on Youth under the purview of Home Affairs Bureau. The event would attract a lot of youngsters from different cities in the Asia-Pacific Region. This event would help enhance communication between Hong Kong youths and their counterparts from other Asia-Pacific cities.
  7. The SHA expressed he would like to assist our Rotaractors in the organization of the APRRC, e.g. the use of government venues.  During the meeting, SHA was briefed about the ‘New Generation Centre’ for the use of our Rotaractors in the Youth Square in Chai Wan (the Square is under the purview of Home Affairs Bureau).