This year I attended the Rotary China Convention 2014 in Shanghai along with several Rotarians and Rotaractors from Beijing, 20 and 21 September.
RI President Gary was the keynote speaker so was Dr. Cheng Che Min, a 91 year old preeminent professor who was the first Chinese recipient of the Rotary scholarships in 1948. Attended by over 150 Rotarians from over 20 districts and clubs the Convention was very successful event.
I was honored to be another “keynote speaker” in the morning session, to talk about my book Toxic Capitalism, the issues with pollution and CSR.
Some of the other speakers: Graham Earnshaw (well-known author), Richard Hsu (Human City), John Liu (The Art of Healing the Earth), Selma Steenhuisen, Johanna (Rotaract Beijing), Ruby and Piper (Rotary Beijing, and many others, some pictured.
On Saturday evening we had a musical evening in the garden of the hotel, by Nanmo (Nanya Model High School Orchestra), Tijana Kos (Serbia) and Janinia Simion (member of the new Chengdu Rotary Club), and a great BBQ.
We stayed in the Radisson BLU, Hotel Pudong Century Park. See the views of the room and outside. The area around the hotel is pretty lively with bars and restaurants and more.
The hotel also has a bar with a Philippine band, see the pics.
The pictures are just a personal selection (all reduced size for web viewing).
And if you think you see me talking into my mobile, no, I was singing along with “Yueliang Daibiao Wode Xin”, one of my KTV favorites!
The Conference was an important event as we had the exceptional honor the have the Rotary International President, Gary Huang and his wife Corinna, plus a host of other Rotarians from all over China and the world.
Well, Rotary China is growing. We have now three chartered clubs: Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu. Plus a series of Rotaract and Interact clubs. Other Rotary Fellowship clubs are starting up and looking forward one day to be chartered.
The event received a great coverage in Global Times, see:
A happy meeting to LIGHT UP ROTARY!