I just returned from a Rotary Field-Trip in Burma ( Myanmar)  and was joined by Christian Moskob, husband of our member Susanne. 4 days by bus and boat we visited remote villages and orphanages in the Irrawaddy Delta which was destroyed by Cyclone NARGIS in 2008. The officials stopped counting after 138.000 dead were reported.  There we are supporting drinking water  and educational projects together with Rotarians from the US.

Besides the 4 days field-trip with Rotarians from the US I was invited to speak at the newly re-launched Rotary Club of Yangon. President Aya Lwin, a  retired  long serving top diplomat and Embassador of Myanmar held  a special Fellowship Dinner for our delegation on 5th march. I felt honoured to be the first Rotary  President of our District to meet the President and members of RC of Yangon which starts to meet every 2 weeks in these  early stages.

President Aye Lwin found out that our 2 clubs  share the number 50 this year. The Rotary Club of Rangoon was shut down by the Military Regime 50 years ago, the same year when our Club of Kowloon North  was chartered on 2nd of june 1964.

We both agreed to stay in close contact and work on joined projects in the near future. He also invited our club members to come and visit them later this year. We exchanged banners and now we can be proud that our Club banner has a special place at the new Rotary Club of Yangon.


Rainer Jungjohann