Shambhala and Barbados in Kempinski

Kempinski Hotel

The Rotary Club of Beijing had interesting talks about Shambhala and Barbados in Kempinski, in February.

Ms. Katrina is a regular visiting Rotarian to our Rotary Club of Beijing. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Barbados South. She invited H.E. Hallam Henry Ambassador of Barbados to the lunch, in Kempinski on 14 Fenruary 2023.
Katrina is a member of the Rotary Club of Barbados South. She joined th. e Club in 2003 and was among the first females inducted into Rotary in Barbados. In 2009 Katrina became the first female President of a Rotary Club in Barbados. Over her Rotary life, Katrina has served in several club officers’ roles, including Club Secretary. At the District level, Katrina has served as Assistant Governor, 2012-2014  and District Secretary, 2015-2016. She currently serves as the DEI Chair for District 7030 and Vice President of the Rotary of Barbados South. Katrina is passionate about youth programmes and youth service in Rotary, having been a past member of both the Interact and Rotaract Clubs. Katrina is an experienced Human Resources Management Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Throughout her 20-year experience of providing advisory services to clients in the Region, Katrina has assisted several organisations in strategy development and execution.

Katrina gave an introduction of Barbados and the activities of Rotary.
I was happy to invite for the lunch an old friend of the Club, Tom Stader of The Library Project.
He worked with our Club and as of March 2009, we have established 108 elementary school libraries. We’ve put more than 71,000 Chinese language children’s books into the hands of eager young readers. Over 22,000 children now have access to improved educational infrastructure. Together we are changing the world, one book at a time. See the results of the Library Project.

A welcome back Laurence Brahm

Laurence is also an old friend of mine and has visited our Club several times. He has quite some intereting stories about our Club from the early days.
Laurence has a rich past, in China and in other Asian countries. He also was a contributor to several newspapers.

More about him in this introduction. 230221 Laurence Brahm

His talk gave a fascinating insight in several little know aspects of Asian culture and philosophy.

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