Category: History

  • The Termination of Shanghai Rotary Club in October 1951

    The Termination of Shanghai Rotary Club in October 1951

    The Termination of Shanghai Rotary Club in October 1951 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2015 Rotary in the new Communist China What was the life and situation of Shanghai Rotary Club (上海扶輪社) since the state power was changed to the Communist Party of China (中國共產黨) after the establishment of The…

  • The End of Chungking Rotary Club (重慶扶輪社) in 1950

    The End of Chungking Rotary Club (重慶扶輪社) in 1950

    Charter No. 4471 of Rotary International A photo of Chungking Rotary Club meeting taken in spring of 1945. Date: 16 September 1949 From Club Secretary T. C. Lee to Rotary International President I beg to inform you that through a general election at the Close Meeting held on the 30th June last, Dr. Stewart Allen…

  • The Rotary Club of Shanghai as in 1950

    The Rotary Club of Shanghai as in 1950

    There is always the misunderstanding, misconception and also inaccurate reference by many Rotarians that: “Rotary in China was disbanded by the socialist and communist state, The People’s Republic of China (中華人民共和國), since its establishment on 1 October 1949.” This is NOT the truth. Archives show that Shanghai Rotary Club (上海扶輪社) carried on running smoothly as…

  • Dream Team by Gary Milman

    Dream Team by Gary Milman

    10 Years After … This article was edited by Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) on 15 Nov. 2016 (1) Group Study Exchange Group Study Exchange (GSE) was one of the most popular and rewarding programs of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Since the first exchanges between districts in 1965, more than 70,000…

  • Rotary on the ‘Gripsholm’ by Emily Hahn

    Rotary on the ‘Gripsholm’ by Emily Hahn

    The Gripsholm Exchange and Repatriation Voyages during World War II The MS Gripsholm, a ship that serviced the Swedish-American cruise line and was originally built in 1925, was used from 1942 to 1946 for repatriation efforts by the United States Department of State. Gripsholm served under the International Red Cross with a Swedish captain and…

  • Aid for Civilian Refugees in China

    Aid for Civilian Refugees in China

    Aid for Civilian Refugees in China Relief work by Rotarians during the War of Resistance against Japan By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) — 7 July 2017 Marco Polo Bridge 盧溝橋 It was 80 years ago this date, 7 July 1937, the Marco Polo Bridge Incident (七七盧溝橋事變) that broke out when the Republic…

  • Betting on Macau

    Betting on Macau

    In 2006, Asia’s Monte Carlo – Macau – overtook Las Vegas as the global leader in gaming revenue and raked in about US$10 billion in 2007. Platoons of jetfoils from Hong Kong slice through the South China Sea on hourlong trips to Macau, a peninsular plot of 6.5 square miles at the mouth of the…

  • Luís Gonzaga Gomes (Macau) 高美士(澳門)

    Luís Gonzaga Gomes (Macau) 高美士(澳門)

    1 中文版在第 16 頁 葡華學者高美士–澳門扶輪社1960-1961 年度社長 Luso-Chinese Scholar — Luís Gonzaga Gomes President 1960-1961 of Macau Rotary Club By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 15 August 2016 Luís Gonzaga Gomes (高美士) (1907-1976), ethnic Portuguese sinologist, was Secretary 1955-1956/1958-1959 and President 1960-1961 of the Rotary Club of Macau (澳門扶輪社). Other than Rotary, Luís G.…

  • Henrique Nolasco da Silva (Macau)

    Henrique Nolasco da Silva (Macau)

    Henrique Nolasco da Silva President 1953-1954/1959-1960 of the Rotary Club of Macau By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 15 September 2015 Henrique Nolasco da Silva (1884–1969) was the Charter Member 1947, and later President 1953-1954 of the Rotary Club of Macau (澳門扶輪社). He held the classification of “Pharmacy” when he was the proprietor…

  • Dr. Alfredo Maria Sales Ritchie (Macau) 李治醫生(澳門)

    Dr. Alfredo Maria Sales Ritchie (Macau) 李治醫生(澳門)

    Dr. Alfredo Maria Sales Ritchie –李治醫生 President 1987-1988/2001-2002 of Macau Rotary Club By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 10 October 2019 Dr. Alfredo Maria Sales Ritchie (李治醫生) passed away on 27 August 2019 after a tough fight against a prolonged illness, leaving Rotary, the Macanese community, family and friends with whom he shared…

  • Dr. Henrique de Senna Fernandes (Macau) 飛歷奇博士(澳門)

    Dr. Henrique de Senna Fernandes (Macau) 飛歷奇博士(澳門)

    中文版在第 4頁 Dr. Henrique Miguel Rodrigues de Senna Fernandes Henrique de Senna Fernandes – President 1963-1964 of Macau Rotary Club By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 September 2023 Dr. Henrique Miguel Rodrigues de Senna Fernandes (飛歷奇博士), GOSE, ComIH, OIP, HonDLitt (Macau), HonD (IIUM), (15 October 1923 – 4 October 2010), ethnic Portuguese…

  • Joaquim Morais Alves (Macau) 歐若堅(澳門)

    Joaquim Morais Alves (Macau) 歐若堅(澳門)

    Joaquim Morais Alves President 1972-1973 of Macau Rotary Club By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 15 October 2015 Joaquim Morais Alves (歐若堅) Com IH, GO IH, GO M, GC M (25 November 1923 – 27 March 2003) was the President 1972-1973 of the Rotary Club of Macau (澳門扶輪社), and later served as Club…

  • José Inocêncio dos Santos Ferreira (Macau)

    José Inocêncio dos Santos Ferreira (Macau)

    José Inocêncio dos Santos Ferreira President 1977-1978 of Macau Rotary Club By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 15 December 2016 José Inocêncio dos Santos Ferreira, CvIH, (Macao, 28 July 1919 – Hong Kong, 24 March 1993), better known as “Adé” (阿德), was a poet from Macao and a great defender of Patuá Macanese,…

  • Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club – CUHK Pre-Employment Workshop 1972

    Hong Kong Island West Rotary Club – CUHK Pre-Employment Workshop 1972

    The fourth Pre-Employment Workshop for the third- and fourth- year undergraduates of the University was held on 24th and 25th May on the University Campus in Shatin. The Workshop, organized by the Appointments Service, brought together 241 students and 60 community leaders and members of staff of the University to discuss all facets of graduate…

  • The Classification Principle Defined the Charter Membership of Nanking Rotary Club 南京扶輪社

    The Classification Principle Defined the Charter Membership of Nanking Rotary Club 南京扶輪社

    The Classification Principle Defined the Charter Membership of Nanking Rotary Club (南京扶輪社) (1934) By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 July 2015 The Classification Principle What is Rotary? There are so many definitions as there are Rotarians. We hear that it is a service club, an association of business and professional people. An…

  • Nanking Rotary Club Marked Foundation Day in 1936

    Nanking Rotary Club Marked Foundation Day in 1936

    Nanking Rotary Club Marked Foundation Day in 1936 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 23 February 2016 “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves. ” ~~Paul Harris, Rotary founder Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Percy Harris (19…

  • Chengtu Rotary Club Launched Anti-TB Campaign 1945-05

    Chengtu Rotary Club Launched Anti-TB Campaign 1945-05

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  • Shanghai Rotary Club opens National Campaign against Smallpox in 1926

    Shanghai Rotary Club opens National Campaign against Smallpox in 1926

    Shanghai Rotary Club initiated National Campaign against Smallpox, 1926 By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 December 2015 Since the inception of the 6 Areas of Focus by Rotary International in recent years, December every year is designated as “Disease Prevention and Treatment Month”, commencing from this Rotary Year 2015-2016. The concern on…

  • Hangchow Rotary Club (1931) – The First Mandarin Speaking Club in History

    Hangchow Rotary Club (1931) – The First Mandarin Speaking Club in History

    史上第一家華語扶輪社 – 杭州扶輪社(1931) Hangchow Rotary Club (1931) The First Mandarin Speaking Club in History By Herbert K. Lau (劉敬恒) (Rotary China Historian) 1 May 2014 Hangchow Rotary Club (杭州扶輪社), chartered on 23 June 1932, was the first Mandarin speaking Club in history, located in Hangchow (Hangzhou), capital city of Chekiang (Zhejiang) Province of the Republic…

  • The 1994 R.I. Convention in Taipei Celebrated the 75 Years of Rotary in Asia

    The 1994 R.I. Convention in Taipei Celebrated the 75 Years of Rotary in Asia

    The love of high strategy has fascinated the Chinese for centuries. To the Chinese mind, planning complex manoeuvres and executing intricate plans harmoniously are among the most treasured human qualities. In June 1994, a monumental puzzle was posed to Taiwan’s Rotary leaders, as well as to the members of the 1994 R.I. Convention Committee: how…