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.

 

 

The 2017 Rotaract Gatsby Gala more

Yeah it was a blast

From the 2017 Rotaract Gatsby Gala more pictures! See the previous post:

The 2017 Rotaract Gatsby Gala

Since then I collected some more pictures, from left and right.
A large amount are on this site, thanks to Deliah:
https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0L5oqs3qJsbbuM
I chose some from the album, posted also here (most edited).

And one more video

Again thanks to Deliah this great clip:

You can’t say Rotaractors don’t know how to have great fun!

Old China Hands lunch 7 July

Sauna weather

The Old China Hands lunch 7 July was well attended, we were nearly 30 and that despite the sauna weather and being in the middle of a supposed holiday season.

Next lunch

Next lunch 4 August, will be another date where attendance is unsure. One never knows!