Old China Hands lunch 3 November

Our monthly lunch at Morel’s Restaurant

Old China Hands lunch 3 November, like back to normal – with around 30 people despite the usual colds (still), meetings and travel.
For me just before disappearing for two weeks to work on my books.
As always, the hard core was present along some new faces.
Sadly we see more people leaving the city…


Next lunch

The following one is planned for Friday 1 December. the last one for 2017. Planned first lunch of 2018: Friday 5 January.

Old China Hands lunch 6 October

Our monthly lunch at Morel’s Restaurant

For our Old China Hands lunch 6 October, it was on the last Friday of the “Golden Week” of 1 October. Many people were out of town and several were down with a cold, so we ended up with a rather small crowd of just under 20 people.


Famous members of our group

See here our famous Terry showing off his red armband, he has been all over the media with his role in the Beijing hutongs. In the meantime, Bruce, Edwin and Harvey are also always in the news…

See: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-08/31/content_31355944.htm



Next lunch

The following one is planned for 1 December.


Old China Hands lunch 1 September

Our monthly lunch at Morel’s Restaurant

For our Old China Hands lunch 1 September, most people were back in Beijing but many busy picking up the pieces after the holidays. Also sad to have for the last time our Belgian friend Thierry De Dobbeleer of Beer Mania who decided to return to Europe. We will miss him.


Famous members of our group

See here two!

“Former CCTV anchor sees clear skies ahead”, by Yang Wanli – China Daily, 21 September 2017.
As the first non-Asian news anchor on Chinese television, Edwin Maher’s face is known to millions. Through him, viewers at home and abroad have learned of the profound changes taking place across China.
For the New Zealand-born broadcaster, who has lived in Beijing for 14 years, one of the biggest changes he has witnessed in the past five years is the improved air quality in the Chinese capital.
Read the full article: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/5yearscorecard/2017-09/21/content_32278063.htm
And of course, when you watch Chinese TV (CGTN to be precise), you will often see our colorful specialist Harvey.

Next lunch

Well, another “unusual date”: 6 October, being the last Friday in the Golden Week of National Day holidays. For those staying in Beijing, no excuses to be stuck at office or meetings!
And the following one is planned for 3 November.

Old China Hands lunch 4 August

Our monthly lunch at Morel’s Restaurant

In the middle of the hot summer period but the Old China Hands lunch 4 August was again well attended, we were well over twenty.
I was a bit worried as both Renaat and Susan were away, but service was good as usual.


Next lunch

The next monthly lunch is on Friday 1 September, same place, same approach. While most people are supposed to be back, possibly many will be busy.
So, wait and see!
The following lunch will be Friday 6 October!

Beijing Rotaract Clubs new team

Election time

Every year it has to be done, see here the Beijing Rotaract Clubs new team, after the May elections:
Rotaract Beijing West:

President: Gaukhar T. (Kazahkstan)
Vice President: Kien D. (Guyana)
Secretary: Sabrina L.
Treasurer Georgiana B.

Rotaract Beijing:

President: Marc T. (USA)
Vice President: Trefyn G (USA)
Treasurer: Frederice K. (Belgium)
Project Director: Deliah N. (Uganda)

See the election meeting on 22 May of the Beijing Rotaract Club in Ruhe Cafe, followed by celebration in QMex.

New team in place

On 26 June the Rotaract Club of Beijing had the last meeting of the Rotary year, followed by a celebration in QMex. The new teams start on 1 July.


Some of the weekly meetings

See the meeting in Ruhe Cafe on 24 April 2017.