Board of Directors
The Rotary Club of Kowloon North was chartered on 2nd June 1964 and is one of the Rotary Clubs with the longest history in Hong Kong. The Club has a successful track record in running charitable organizations in Hong Kong.
The Club is self-sufficient, raising funds for its charitable operations through annual fundraising events such as the “Prix de Hong Kong” Charity Ball in 2012 and “A Brazilian Night in Hong Kong” Charity Ball in 2014 (which also marked the 50th Anniversary of the Club in Hong Kong).
The launch of The HUB Hong Kong arm of its charity work is just the latest of many benevolent activities undertaken by the Club. With an emphasis of charitable work in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Mongolia, the Rotary Club of Kowloon North supports several local and international charities.
One of the greatest examples of the Club’s philanthropic work over the last few years has been the provision of vision screening and spectacles to students of primary and secondary schools in the Guangxi province. A group of volunteer optometrists would regularly visit schools in the mountainous regions in the north of Nanning, Guangxi Province and then deliver spectacles to the children that require them. Following visits to various schools in these mountainous regions, the Club would also raise funds for improving their educational facilities as well as toilets, washrooms and water tanks. The vision screening efforts happen on an annual basis, and the most recent one took place on 7th to 11th November 2015.
The Rotary Club of Kowloon North anticipates that The HUB Hong Kong will provide important community services for the children of Hong Kong. In the year 2015, the Club commenced the “Choose Hope Dream Big” initiative at the HUB Hong Kong, developing the children’s interests in various careers through a mentor and mentee system (e.g. working with a pastry chef at an internationally renowned hotel). Through its participation at The HUB Hong Kong, the Club is very excited about its future potential and anticipates that The HUB will grow to be an integral charitable organization in Hong Kong.