RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/08/10

Warm and Fun lunch meeting today with a lovely collection of guests plus our loyal faithful members giving us a total of 32 in our KGM House today. Great Quiz by PP Gautam and an inspirational speech from our guest speaker Mr Angus Forsyth who is the godfather of everything Asian Jade. Whow Angus really knows his jade!!! Thanks for sharing with RCKGM. 
It was so nice to have so many guests and visiting Rotarians with us. Keep the love coming RCKGM. 
Cheers from P Simon
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/08/10 Simon Castley 2022-08-09 16:00:00Z 0

District Installation 2022/08/07

Super pleased to see RCKGM well supported yesterday at District 3450 Installation. We have 10 from RCKGM in total with PDG David, PP Raju, PP Mazhar, PP Silva, PP Gautam, PP Babu, PE Richard, VP Kumar, Rtn Deven and Rtn Vinod with us, to help support the changeover. A pleasant afternoon. Thanks again for all their support. 
President Simon
District Installation 2022/08/07 Simon Castley 2022-08-07 16:00:00Z 0

Elderly Feeding Project 2022/07/30

RCKGM Community Service 22/23 Year kicked off on July 30 with our first Feeding Elderly Project.  A Good afternoon.  120 fed and happy!!  Thanks PP Silvia for arranging.  See below the lovely photos!
Cheers from P Simon
Elderly Feeding Project 2022/07/30 Simon Castley 2022-07-29 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Daughter Club Installation 2022/07/27

Good representation and presence from RCKGM at last nights RC Dragons Hong Kong club installation which is our Daughter Club. Congratulations to their new President Shirley So and every good wish for your year ahead. Seems like in the second photo young Shirley is our real Daughter for PDG David and I. Nice to have PP Mazhar and Rtn Anil with us as well.
Have a great year P Shirley!
With love from RCKGM
RCKGM Daughter Club Installation 2022/07/27 Simon Castley 2022-07-26 16:00:00Z 0

Regular Meeting 2022/07/20 Impact Renaissance SVHK Mr. Francis Ngai

Dear Members / Guests, 
Our first "Imagine Rotary" Regular Meeting was held July 20th in Loong Yuen Restaurant.
We had twenty four members and guests with us whom warmed to the great socially awareness programs and skills of our guest speaker Mr. Francis Ngai of SVHK, whom inspired us all to think differently, embrace change and create ways within our own working lives to make all the needed baby steps we can all do to make a positive impact to the Preserve Planet Earth Focus point of Rotary. 
We thank Francis for such simple clean messaging which are easy to implement.  
Next Meeting of RCKGM will be on August 10th.  We look forward to you all joining us . 
Regular Meeting 2022/07/20 Impact Renaissance SVHK Mr. Francis Ngai Simon Castley 2022-07-19 16:00:00Z 0

Club Installation 22/2023

Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile 2022 / 2023 was held on July 13th 2022 in the Crystal  Ballroom. 
We were lucky to have with us DG Normal Lee and IPDG Keith Chow, with over 20 guests and 45 of our members. We are delighted to share some pictures with you here. 
Yours in Rotary 
President 22-23.
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Chris Tan

Posted on Jul 25, 2018
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Chris  Tan aka  Coco Avocado  lives in Hong Kong and got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. She decided against school medicine and healed herself with the power of food.
On her discovery journey she learned amazing things about alternative medicine and no harm effective cancer therapies and has been fascinated by the the role food plays on human health.
Today, Coco gives lectures worldwide on the topic of “Healthy through Prevention” and “ The Power of Food “  and when she feels “bored" in her Fashion Business she works as a Consultant for Alternative Cancer Clinics and is a Corporate Lifestyle Coach.
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Richard Klitsie

Quality-driven leader and business development and operations specialist with more than 15 years of experience and an exceptional track record of leading successful operations, building strong teams and generating new business. Utilize extensive international experience, outstanding interpersonal skills and unique leadership style to create and execute strategies to launch new products and elevate company awareness in new markets

Specialties: Leadership  Strategic Planning  Business Development  Channel Partners  Product Launches 
International Team Building  Business Integration  Quality Assurance  Process Improvement
Executive Presentations  Employee Motivation  Personnel Management  Project Management
Sales Operations  Six Sigma Principles  Negotiations  Regulatory Compliance  Account Management
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Guy Shirra

Guy Shirra arrived in Hong Kong in 1967 as a  Probationary Inspector of Police fresh from a VSO teaching post in Sarawak. After a 3 month Cantonese course, he was thrown in the deep end of the 1967 leftist insurgency
He served in CID and Special Branch and commanded in Tsim Sha Tsui and both the West Kowloon Emergency and Tactical Units before taking voluntary early retirement from the Royal HK Police in June 1997.
Guy was awarded the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct in 1973 and is the author of "The Accidental Prawn" and "The Little Red Swear Book".
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Dagmar Boettger

We need to establish innovation and entrepreneurship in our companies to stay in. We live in very exciting times, with so much revolutionary technology around, companies need to unleash the power of their people to innovate. What is in the way of this need to transform? 

What if top leaders see the need to transform and can't make their teams move along the change? What if fear to change holds back essential speed of change? What if uncertainty is blocking the route to unknown innovations? 

I support leaders and companies to get fit for the innovation run and help teams to work against all odds to succeed. 

Innovation Leadership and entrepreneurship demand a new skills set for leaders and talents of today. 

With 20 years in Corporate Human Resources, with both global Multinational and medium-sized companies, in Europe, Hong Kong and China, I support leaders to
- manage the internal barriers to greater innovation readiness, 
- engage and lead team members to innovate 
- plan for the unknown and manage the process of innovating 
- getting through the innovation to execute the project. AND keeping the fun when the going gets tough. 

Coaching can help leaders grow and ignite from within, thus establishing new ways of coping with change, initiating innovation and continuous learning in their teams. Inspiring openness and learning to manage talent and change is what I passionately do - and this includes coping with frustration and pressure to perform. And having fun!
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Max Coppa


Max Coppa is Australia’s most recognised and trusted expert in palmistry, numerology and dream interpretation with over 35 years’ experience.  With an extensive background in media, Max has appeared on national television & radio, has contributed to many leading Australian magazines and is the published author of four books.  Max writes magazine columns and is a regular guest on Channel 7’s The Morning Show.

Max‘s inspiring and practical approach brings palmistry and numerology in to the 21st century and makes it accessible to all.  Max has a passion for teaching others and is an inspired teacher of his craft, conducting regular workshops on palmistry and numerology in locations throughout Australia and Asia.  Max is passionate about his work and is dedicated to reading, counselling and teaching people so that they can take control of their life.

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Tony Castley

Tony was born in Devonport Tasmania and educated at Launceston Church Grammar School.  He married Sandra in 1965 and shortly after moved to the USA for three years, and on return to Australia settled in Sydney NSW.
Tony started his own business in 1975 which today has grown to group of companies in Australia, Hong Kong and China, primarily involved with the manufacturer and supply of sewing and craft products which are sold in over 35 countries. Tony and his three sons now manager the businesses which collectively employs some 600 people.  
Community Service
Tony’s career in community service started with Jaycees and then Scouts where he was a Scout leader and Group Leader for 10 years. He joined Rotary in 1987 with the Rotary Club of Epping, and filled many Club and District positions, before becoming District Governor of District 9680 in 2008-09.
Tony is currently a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) NSW.
The Rotary Foundation
Tony is an enthusiastic supporter of The Rotary Foundation. He was the District Rotary Foundation Chair 2012-16 and currently an Assistant Rotary Regional Coordinator 2016-19. (ARRFC) . Tony has raised large amounts of money for the Foundation thru a number of programs which he developed.
He and Sandra are Paul Harris Fellows, members of the Paul Harris Society and the Arch Klumph Society  
Tony has been awarded the Citation of Meritorious Service from The Rotary Foundation
Rotary Membership
Membership has been one of Tony’s pursuits in Rotary, and he was a member of the 2012 RI Membership Committee.  He produced three series of the Humanity in Motion books for Rotary Down Under, with over 100,000  copies distributed across Australia,.
Tony started the first Australian Rotary E-club, the Rotary E-club of Greater Sydney in 2012
International Service
However Tony’s main love is international aid, and has been involved with aid projects in Nepal, Russia, China, Timor, Mongolia, Uganda, Tanzania, Indonesia, Vanuatu and Fiji.  Tony and Sandra have their own foundation “SewAid International”, supplying sewing machines and sewing education to third world countries, with programs in Uganda, Philippines, PNG, Vanuatu, Indonesia, and Fiji. www.sewaid.com
Tony has been awarded Rotary’s Service Above Self award.
Tony and Sandra currently live in North Avoca, a seaside suburb, one hour by car north of Sydney.
Tony and Sandra have three grown up sons – Christopher, Simon and Michael: Michael being born in Texas. They have five lovely grandchildren, four boys and one girl.  
Simon lives in Hong Kong and has recently joined the Rotary Club of  Kowloon Golden Mile .
Sandra has been a member of Inner wheel since 1994 and was District Chair in 20013-14.
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Enzio von Pfeil

Enzio is a multi-faceted, iconoclastic global citizen: He was born in Namibia and raised in the US (1960s), Germany (1970s) and the UK (1980s). Since 1986, he has covered Asia from his global perch. He moved to Hong Kong in 1989, where he has resided since with his wife, Elizabeth.
Education. In the 1960s, he completed his grade school and high school in Eugene, Oregon, where is become one of America’s youngest-ever Boy Scouts to be awarded the medals of Eagle and God and Country. In the 1970s, he returned to Germany to complete his German Abitur and subsequently study economics in Freiburg i. Br., Germany - inter alia, under Friedrich von Hayek. His PhD focused on German direct investments in the United States. He was awarded top scholarships whilst at university, where his other passions were music and history.
Contribution. Enzio seeks to contribute via the press, teaching, writing and public speaking. He has done prolific TV appearances on BBC, CNBC and CNN, and continues contributing to  Bloomberg TV and radio. Enzio is the regular Thursday guest on RTHK’s Radio 3 “Money Talk” at 8:10 AM.  He has taught macro investment economics at the University of Freiburg and at City University Business School (London).  Author of four books on applied macro-investment economics, he runs a complimentary macro-investment blog at www.enziovonpfeil.com.  He is a public speaker.
Career. He has worked for some of the finest banks of their day: Morgan Guaranty Trust (trainee); J Henry Schroder Wagg (currency); Smith New Court Far East (Chief Regional Economist), and S G Warburg Securities Far East (Chief Regional Economist).
Now. Enzio is embarking on a new career as a Associate Partner at St. James’s Place, Hong Kong. He helps individuals to create and preserve their hard-earned wealth in a seasoned, trustworthy manner.
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Louis Adrien Ollu


My name is Louis-Adrien and I am an Osteopath currently based in Hong Kong.

​I treat from newborn babies to elderly people experiencing a wide range of pains, conditions or disorders. 

​I use my hands to diagnose, scan, understand your body and to treat it with precise, efficient and gentle techniques coming from Western and Eastern Medicine.

Biography :

  • Osteopath D.O. , graduated from Institut Dauphine d'Osteopathie (IDO) Paris.

  • Master in Osteopathy, Graduated from Federal European Register of Osteopaths (F.E.R.O.) by an International Jury.

  • University Diploma in "Dietetic and Clinical Nutrition" , Faculty of Medicine Paris VII.

  • Postgraduate Training at "Formation For Research in Pediatric Osteopathy" (F.R.O.P.) in Bordeaux.

  • Currently attending the Diploma in "Clinical Acupuncture" , Hong Kong University.

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Kathleen Chan

Kathleen had been a financial risk manager for insurance companies, until recently she decided to use her risk management skills to help others to manage HEALTH risks.  Prevention is better than cure is what she believes as the underlying principle of health risk management. Her company, Healthy Vita arranges medical preventive services in different parts of the world.
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Maggie Huh

Maggie J. Huh is a South Korean Qigong  Master  who moved to Hong Kong in 1996, working initially in the hotel industry; she then held a variety of posts in international corporations, specializing in sales and marketing. In addition to this, she owned and managed several restaurants both in Hong Kong and Canada.

At a point, she experienced a new fire inside which drove her to completely change her life path to search for something more fulfilling and meaningful. She decided to go deeper into her meditation practice which had been her secret passion over a decade. 

Her meditation practice initially evolved from what the West had to offer, then exploring Zen Buddhism and the Eastern philosophy and practices. She's a successor(or mystagogue?) of 'Hwarang Simbup' which has been secretly passed down since 6th century in Korea. With her deep interests in Buddhist scriptures and Eastern philosophy, she's been translating her teacher Master Seolwon's books into English for wider audiences. 

She currently lives in Hong Kong and travels regularly to India and South Korea to further her spiritual growth and development. Her daily routine starts with 3:30am meditation and she is living her life as her motto 'benefit to all humankind'. 

She shares her knowledge online as well as offline teaching meditation and offer classes for groups in various organizations, helps individuals with healing therapy and life coaching using unique qigong methods.

Maggie can be contacted at jungdohon@gmail.com


* Note : Maggie's practice is not part of any religious organization nor has any intention to go against any existing religious beliefs. It is purely to help practitioners who want to improve their physical mental health regardless of religious beliefs

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Nicholas Brooke


Mr. Nicholas Brooke holds a BSc degree and Diploma in Business Administration from University of London.  He is a Chartered Surveyor, a global Past President of RICS and a Fellow of HKIS.  After working in UK and the Middle East Mr. Brooke came to Hong Kong in 1980 and as Deputy CEO of Swire Properties Limited was involved with the development of Taikoo Shing and Pacific Place.

Mr. Brooke is currently Chairman of Professional Property Services Limited and is a recognized authority on land administration and planning matters.

Mr. Brooke is Chairman of the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission and a member of the Commission on Strategic Development.  He is an honorary member of Hong Kong Institute of Architects and American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and the University College of Estate Management , UK. 
He is a former member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and the Hong Kong Town Planning Board and is also a Trustee of the International Valuations Standards Council (IVSC) which is responsible for the setting and policing of valuation practices and standards worldwide.

Mr. Brooke was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) in recognition of his distinguished public and community service, particularly his significant contribution, as former Chairman of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, in promoting innovation and technology development in Hong Kong.

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Adi Lau

Mr Adi Lau joined the Company in 1982 and had held various management positions related to the design, construction, operations and maintenance of the Company’s railway system in Hong Kong and the Company’s rail businesses in the Mainland of China. He took up the position of Chief of Operating in October 2011 and was appointed as the Deputy Director-Operating between August 2013 and April 2016, and Chairman of Ngong Ping 360 Limited between January 2012 and December 2017. Mr Lau has been the Operations Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 1 May 2016.  He is responsible for overseeing the Company’s railway operations in Hong Kong.  Mr Lau is a chartered engineer, a corporate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the United Kingdom and a fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.  He is also a chartered fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.  Mr Lau is the president of the China Hong Kong Railway Institution, vice president of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Asia-Pacific Executive Committee and the chairman of the UITP Asia-Pacific Urban Rail Platform.  He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honour) degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Hong Kong and an MBA degree from the University of Michigan in the United States of America.
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Markus Shaw

Markus has a history degree from Cambridge University and spent six years as a corporate lawyer in London, Singapore and Hong Kong, before joining his family business. He is active in civic society, having co-founded NGOs in the fields of better urban planning (“Designing Hong Kong” and “Walk DVRC”) and air pollution (“Clean Air Network”), and sits on the boards of several philanthropic organisations.  Markus was a member of WWF’s International Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2015 and was Chairman of WWF-Hong Kong from 2000 to 2008.  He was also a member of the Government’s Advisory Council on the Environment from 2004 to 2008. 
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Jill Lander

Jill has lived in Hong Kong for more than three decades. She has trained and studied with best and greatest Feng Shui practitioners in the region and has gained much experience and success in her chosen sphere.  Jill is extremely passionate about the science of Feng Shui. She uses her keen understanding of this ancient, complex body of knowledge to help her clients find great success in all aspects of their lives by effectively aligning their personal energies to their personal spaces.
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