The Rotary Club of Macau celebrated its 72nd anniversary this year with a Charity Ball held at The Venetian Macao. Over 400 attendees responded to the theme “Silver Screen” not only by playing their favorite screen stars, but contributing generously to fund the Club’s several service projects.
During the event, the president of Rotary Club of Macau, Elvo Sou said, “We say ‘Life is like a movie!’ Then what is a good life? To me, a good life is one that brings other people happiness and inspires others. That is the life of Rotarians!”
“Being the first Rotary Club in Macau, our members have been bringing happiness to underprivileged students, children with special needs, home-alone elderly and many others through our service projects over the past 72 years,” continued Sou. “At the same time, we are inspiring our next generation to serve the community as we groom our Rotaracts and Interacts to be the future leaders of society.”
For this year’s anniversary event, the Rotary International’s theme was “Be the Inspiration,” which was explored by President- elect Ip Pui Fai in his welcome speech.
“Among so many movies produced each day, there must be some you enjoyed with laughter or tears, and you will remember them for years,” said Ip. “In a few special movies, the characters or their dialogue gave you inspiration. Such inspiration may have a great impact on your career or even in your life and possibly changed you.”
“As a Rotarian, we are striving each day for equality and peace among people in order to make a better world. Therefore, inspiration is indispensable. We come together to talk and listen to each other in our meetings, hoping to inspire or to be inspired so that we can have new ideas to serve the community,” added the president-elect.
This year the Rotary Club of Macau extended their involvement with the youth through the formation of their first Interact Club, collaborating with school students from St Paul’s School.