Five Avenues of Service - Club Service

A special presentation on Dec 7, 2009 was arranged through Futton, Inc. and The Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown for visiting government officials from Hangzhou Xiaoshan China.  The theme was: "Government, Business, Rotary International, What's the Connection?"


The objective was to introduce Rotary International and volunteerism to members of a Chinese provincial municipality.  The second objective was to introduce some volunteer organizations; ShelterBox, Alliance for Smiles, and Half the Sky and hope that some connections were made. 


Translations were provided by club member Andrew Yu and John Mei of Futton, Inc.


In true Rotary fashion, President Ron Gin present our Club banner to Shi Yingli.

District Governor Riki Intner introduces the history of Rotary International

Anita Stangl, Alliance for Smiles and Chinese government officials watching on.

President Ron talks about the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown: it's volunteer members, cost of membership, community service projects, international service projects, and "giving back".

President Ron discusses the importance of networking in Rotary and how Rotary Means Business.

Anita Stangl, President of Alliance for Smiles gives an emotional reenactment of her experiences of cases in China.  An abandoned newborn found in a trash container with clef lip ...

She leaves them materials and a CD in Chinese.  Now that's prepared!

A series of slides were presented on ShelterBox and the 2200 Shelter Boxes sent to Sichuan province.  At $1000 per box, that's $2,200,000 donated to China! 

Monica Lai introduces Half the Sky, a nurturing program for orphanages in China funded through donations. 

Half the Sky has been asked to expand their program in China! 

President Ron accepts a special gift from Shi Yingli  

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