Report on House of Friendship (54th DC)
Have you visited HOF in the last District Conference?
There were many happy faces when Rotarians and guests were visiting the House of Friendship (HOF) …
This year’s House of Friendship has many new features. Apart from the usual Rotary souvenir selling stall and the poster presentations, District signature projects and interest groups were invited to have exhibitions in the HOF. Besides, the “speed dating” of NGOs introduction is a new experience to HOF in District Conference
This year, we have 13 Rotary Clubs submitted their signature projects summary for poster presentations. The souvenir stall was as usual a popular counter. On the other hand, the highlights of this year’s HOF were on the 2/F of the Conference venue. It started with the Rotary Stamps collection display as contributed by PDG Jones Wong, which showed the history of the Rotary development. It was followed by the booth of Organ Donation, IPDG Kenneth Wong and PP Amy Leung have paid a lot of effort in decorating their booth to attract more Rotarians to visit.
What’s inside the HOF Diamond 5 & 6 ?
It was a hub with 8 booths extending their friendships to all Rotarians and friends …
Inside the Diamond 5&6, we have The ONE – an International humanitarian award program, the Leprosy – a longstanding Sichuan leprosy support project and the PEACE ambassadors to promote the District signature programs to Rotarians. Besides, with thanks to PDRR Edwina, the booth for Asia Pacific Regional Rotaractor Conference (APRRC) was very well prepared, the colourful sign boards for photo taking made the hub filled with energy and fun. In addition, the District social media booth that led by DS Patrick Mak and the District artwork designer Catherine Chan, had provided some attractive photo frames made all visitors have a good memory in HOF. Also, we have exhibitions of District Membership, Benefit Card, Rotary Wine charity sale as well as “International Yachting Fellowship for Rotarians” (IYFR) which made the meaning of HOF vividly presented.
On the second day (23rd Sunday morning), with thanks to PP Nick’s liaison, we have 4 NGOs joined us in Diamond 1 to give a “speed dating” for rotary clubs to identify opportunities for community service collaborations. The NGOs included the Guide Dogs, Springboard, Crossroads and ADC Disabled painters. Representatives of the NGOs were also invited to join our Fellowship lunch on Sunday.
In summary, it was a great experience in organizing this HOF with an aim of extending more fellowship among Rotarians. Thanks to DG Eugene and DC Chair Peter Chu’s support to make these happen.
by DDS Bonnie
RIPPR Guiller Tumangan enjoyed visiting HOF
PDG David Harilela was explaining the ONE to RIPPR Guiller Tumangan
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