Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile

Chartered 25 February 1987 - Web site launched 9 June 1997

The liveliest & friendliest Rotary Club in Hong Kong
(OK, so we're a little crazy too but, hey, it gets pretty hot & humid in these parts !!)

(If you don't have a sense of humour, you better try this before proceeding)

We meet every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday at 12:30pm
(except public holidays)
at the

Holiday Inn Golden Mile
50 Nathan Road (corner Mody Road),
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon,
Hong Kong.

Want to try telling the taxi driver the address in Cantonese ?? Just say:
"Chim Sar Choy, Gum Wick Gar Yat Jow Dim"

(The driver should stop laughing in about 5 minutes, after which he will probably drive
you to Mongolia. While you're there, we highly recommend the Yak gumbo!)

So, you never ask for directions, huh ? OK, tough guy, here's a map!

~~ The Cast of Characters ~~
President: Miranda Kong
Vice-President: Vishal Daswani
Secretary: Olaf Vogee
Treasurer: Richard Albuquerque
President-Elect: Gautam Daswani

Other Club Directors:
PP Carola Chard, PP Elissa Cohen, PP Sunny Dass, PP Raju Daswani,
IPP Jean-Francois Destexhe, Brian Hodgson, PP Nanu Lachman, PP Cassidy Lam,
PP Vincent Lam, Norman Liu, Sonia Samtani, PP Silva Yeung

Sergeant-At-Arms (and Director): Kevin Rosich

Other Members:
PP Dave Andrews, Terrence Annamunthodo, Alfonso Ballesteros,
Michela Bardotti, Romu Bellani, Hans Brasseler, Simon Castley, Balu Chainrai,
Seenny Chan, Geoffrey Cheng, Diana Chou, Vishal Daswani, Pico Dialdas,
Christian Foddis, PDG David Harilela, Martin Kleinschmidt, Daniel Krayl,
PP Joseph Kwan, Jackson Lam, Susannah Lam, June Liau, Andy Mahtani,
Poonam Mehta, PP Thomas Mo, Jagdish Pursram, PP M.V. Ramadasan,
Anisha Ramanathan, Kumar Ramanathan, Benny Ratnani, Kevin Rosich,
PDG Dipo Sani, Aaron Shea, Kenneth So, Mark Staudenmann,
PP Neerja Sujanani, PP Mazhar Sultana, Chris Tan, Notan Tolani,
PP C.K. Tsang, PP Ebe Tung, Diana Yeung.

Current Active Membership: 60

Prospective Members: Positions Vacant!

Honorary Members:
CP Chandru Parmanand, Purvis Shroff, Rusy Shroff, PP Louis Thomas.

Club Advisor: PP Larry Parmanand

Club Shrinks: Dr. Ruth, Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Dr. Strangelove

~~ Past Presidents ~~
(a.k.a. "The Rogues Gallery" !)

Charter President
Chandru Parmanand

1988/89 Robin Ching 1989/90 Emmanuel Samuel
1990/91 Dipo Sani 1991/92 Hans Schult(RIP)
1992/93  Louis Thomas 1993/94 Vince Pinto
1994/95 C.K.Tsang 1995/96 Irene O'Shea(RIP)
1996/97 Joseph Kwan 1997/98 Bryan Van Dale
1998/99 Raju Daswani 1999/00 M.V. Ramadasan
2000/01 Cassidy Lam 2001/02 Ebe Tung
2002/03 Nanu Lachman 2003/04 Patricia Blair
2004/05 Silva Yeung 2005/06 Elissa Cohen
2006/07 David Harilela 2007/08 Carola Chard
2008/09 Vincent Lam 2009/10 John Hirsch
2010/11 Neerja Sujanani 2011/12 Thomas Mo
2012/13 Jochen Krug 2013/14 Edwin Poon(RIP)
2014/15 Mazhar Sultana 2015/16 Sunny Dass
2016/17 David Andrews 2017/18 Jean-Francois Destexhe
2018/19 Maki Wan    

~~ Our Meetings ~~

(Remember we meet 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile)

We conduct our meetings in English but our members speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Banana, Indian (Hindi, Sindhi & Apache), German, French, Spanish, Danish, Australian, Klingon, Um-Foo-Foo and Swahili.
(OK, so we lied about the Swahili!)

Our club has a balanced percentage of Chinese, Indian and Western members, and we are extremely proud that 30% of our memberships are ladies.
We had to say that, OK? Anyway, somebody has to keep the guys in line !!)

The "Westerners" include some Australians, Englishmen, Scotsmen and Canadians but, since we're such tolerant people, we even allowed some Germans, Americans, an Irishman and other people with terrible dress sense and silly dances to join, but we accept absolutely no responsibility for their unruly behaviour !

Lunch is only HK$415.00 (US$52.00) per person (cash, major credit cards, baseball cards and food stamps accepted), for a 3 course meal (regular, vegetarian or intravenous menu).

This low price includes one standard drink (beer, wine, popular spirits, soft drinks, Mad Dog 20/20, rocket fuel, castor oil and something which looks remarkably like grandma's hooch, but without all those endearing lumpy bits).

Great guest speakers every week (OK, OK, not counting those rare times when we let PP Louis Thomas tell corny jokes, which nobody ever understands!).

We meet right in the heart of the Golden Mile shopping area, directly above Tsimshatsui MTR station, and we have no enforced dress code !

So, what are you waiting for, huh??

Hong Kong Government Health Warning

Sticking chopsticks in your nose like Mister Bean, or mentioning Charlie Chan at our meetings is hazardous to your health.
(Our President knows Kung Fu and 7 more Chinese words! Be afraid. Be very afraid !)

~~ Invitation ~~

Visiting Rotarians and their guests are most welcome to attend our meetings, but don't say you haven't been warned. Bring a tin-foil hat, just in case!!

~~ Our Club Motto ~~

"Let's really help the needy in our community but, hey, there's no reason why we can't have a truck-load of fun while we're doing it!"

~~ What's On ~~

Next Speaker: No Speaker
12:30 p.m. Wednesday 23 January 2019

Next Fellowship: TBA
6:30pm Saturday ?? January 2019
Venue: TBA

Next Major Event: Annual Fund-Raising Ball
6:30pm Saturday 23 March 2019
Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel

~~ Vox Populi ~~

(For the Latin impaired, this means "Voice of the People"!)

Questions, comments, insults or death threats about this web site?

E-mail our Webmaster Simon Castley who will be happy to respond.
(After he takes his medication and the authorities release him!)

Our snail mail address:

The Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile,
P.O. Box 98129 Tsimshatsui,
Hong Kong.

~~ Inspiration ~~

"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like nobody's watching !"

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