Beijing Rotary in February 2021: it was a busy month!
See here some of our activities.
Lunch 2 February
Back again to Kempinski Hotel, with Christopher Felder as our guest speaker.
Topic: Resonate Leadership Speaker
In his talk, Chris, a frequent guest, gave an inspiring talk on leadership and what a resonant leadership entailed. Summing up, Hope and fostering Hope, are the driving forces behind a Hope leader. During the interactive session with questions from Chris and answers by the members, Chris took us to examine the examples of some of the famous leaders from around the world, the strengths that made them great, and the metrics of a great leader. Chris also busted the common myths of intellect and toughness as the key drivers for leadership. At last he led the audience to conclude that EI, or Emotional Intelligence, that encompasses social awareness, relationship management, self-awareness and self-management, is what is needed in leadership that generates resonance.
Fellowship at Paulaner in Kempinski
With Chinese New Year, a change of location for our lunch on 9 February. Happy to welcome Rotarian Amanda from the Rotary Club of Cambridge UK.
Fellowship at Roots Restaurant
Still Spring Festival, we were back at Roots (LINK) for our Tuesday lunch.
No speaker, simply enjoying the food and good company with visiting Rotarians from France and UK.
Our President Danny will leave soon for Nanjing where he will open the latest Fraser’s Suite. He will be replaced by the President Elect Didier, assisted by Rtn Piper. To wish Danny success in his new post and to thank him for his service, we had a party in The Roots Restaurant; for the restaurant and the great menu see this post.
Time was Tuesday 23 February at p.m.
Location: “The Roots” above Paddy O’Shea’s
Delicious buffet evening with sangria, red and white wine, mojito, beer…
Thanks go to the incredible musicians in the person of the very Danny himself, Michael, Rob, Winnie, Kevin, Chris, and all of us accompanying.
Rtn Danny donated a real big “hongbao” to the Rotary Club of Beijing to support our projects. Didier gave him some cigars (one of Danny’s weaknesses).