Rotary Club of Macau’s 68th Anniversary Charity Ball was held recently at The Venetian Macao with over 400 attendees gracing the evening dressed with an element of green in support of the eco-friendly theme of ‘A touch of Green’.
Rotary Club of Macau Ball Chair and President-elect Elizabete Fong remarked in her opening speech that all funds raised during the Charity Ball would be donated to humanitarian service projects for those in need both in Macau and internationally.
Echoing the new Rotary Year 2015-16 theme ‘A Gift to the World’, new eco-friendly sustainable service projects will be dedicated to improving the lives of special needs children and elderly residents in Macau. The club will continue to host the 16th ‘Joy to the World’ Xmas Night with the Macau Mentally Handicapped Association as well as the ‘Light up Rotary Great Gondola Grab’ fundraiser to support local charitable organizations. Internationally, the Guangxi Education project for under-privileged students will be in its 16th year, witnessing students pursuing their dreams to go to university.
During a donation check presentation ceremony, Ball Chair Ms Fong received a MOP100,000 check from Mr. Dave Horton, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Sands China Ltd., to support ongoing education projects in Guangxi as well as MOP100,000 from Ms Synthia Chan, Vice President of the
Macau Fair & Trade Association and MOP150,000 from Sai Hang Telecommunications.
The evening was highlighted with a line-up of ‘go green’ programs such as corsages made from recycled materials by the Concordia School for Special Education; ‘Tacho’ duet performing unplugged music; music singer Filipe Tou leading Rotarians in a percussion act using utensils/pots and pans, and a ‘Green Fashionista’ contest with Rotarians and Rotaractors displaying their costumes made from recycled materials. The Venetian Macao also prepared organic food and ingredients for the buffet.