Sunday, December 19, 2010

Annual Christmas Lunch in Chinatown

Harbour Light Brass Band
On December 15th I attended my own club's, RC of Vancouver Chinatown, annual Christmas dinner with the Salvation Army Harbour Light. We were joined by 200 Rotarians and friends of Rotary for this great event. PDG David and Lis Kerr (5040), PDG Dave and Bev Robinson (5050) and AG Rob Goodell.
DG Penny & Henry Fetigan
Sienna Fetigan made her first public appearance and lead us in singing the National Anthem. No big deal except Sienna is just 2 years and 5 months old and really enjoys singing our Anthem. We understand she started while watching this year's Olympics on TV with her father!  
DG Penny, Tung Chan, Chris Offer
 I presented PP Henry Fetigan with an eight multiple Paul Harris Pin, who continues to maintain his commitment to District 5040 Paul Harris Society. This was followed by PDG Chris presenting a Paul Harris Award from our Club to Tung Chan, who recently retired as CEO of SUCCESS. Tung, as an Honorary Captain in the Canadian Navy, appeared in his full dress uniform of a Naval Officer. Tung has been a strong supporter of Community Service and served as a member of Vancouver City Council. He retired from a career in banking before serving SUCCESS in the CEO role. He would make an excellent addition to our Club.

Music was provided by Salvation Army brass band along with the Harbour Light Joyful Noise Singers. A couple of the male singers told their experiences of how the Army and Harbour Light in particular, has saved them and changed their lives. This is always a moving time to hear of the successes experienced at SAHL, particularly at this time of the year.
At last count we heard that we raised $4,540.00 with more still coming in.
Great job by one and all with a very special "Thank You" to Linda Wong for all her hard work taking care of registrations etc.

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