Dear all,

You may have received notice that Callie Czerkie, RI Grants Officer overseeing our district will be in Hong Kong and she has kindly offered to meet with our Rotarians and share with us her experience in handling grant applications from our region. The district has organized a dinner meeting to be held on 20 May immediately after the Joint Secretary Meeting.This will be a good opportunity for those clubs which have successfully, unsuccessfully or are planning to work on a grant project, be they global or district grant, to listen to Callie the key issues and problems that clubs face as well as to share our concerns and challenges while working on the application under the new system.For those who have not registered for the event, please do so now. I would suggest all the current AGs and incoming AGs to attend this event as well since this will strengthen your foundation knowledge and your ability in advising and supporting your club presidents. Also, current club presidents and foundation chairs, please invite your counterparts in the coming year to join as well.

Details of the event are as follow:

Date :         May 20, 2014 (Tuesday)

Venue :      Chef’s Noodle (Korean Food – A Social Enterprise Franchised Restaurant from S. Korea)  2/F Brighton Hotel, 128 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (WanChai MTR Exit C Left side)

Time :        7:30pm – 9:30pm (for those who are not JSM participants)

Fee :           HK$ 200 per person (Pay at the door)

Dinner will start at around 7: 45 pm. Callie will be invited to address us at about 8:30 pm.

Please confirm your attendance by return email to ric@rotary3450.org before 17th May 2014. Any members of your club not mentioned above wishes to join, they are welcome to the extent that seats are still available.

In case that your prior commitment prohibits you from joining, Callie will be speaking at the luncheon meeting of Rotary club of Hong Kong Island East at the Regal Hong Kong Hotel on 21 May. This is another opportunity for you to update your knowledge on the new grant system.

If there is any question, please contact DDS Bee Chan or PDG Peter Wan.

Look forward to seeing you.

Yours in Rotary,
PDG Peter Wan
District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair