Bowling Night 2023/10/14

👆Great Bowling Night at SCAA with the Rotaractors, RAC Edelweiss on 14th Oct. followed by dinner at Innside Out. 👍💪
Bowling Night 2023/10/14 Simon Castley 2023-10-13 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/10/11

Amazing Rotary lunch on October 11, 2023 - electric & buzz in the room. 2 great guest speakers, Aviv Palti & Josianne Robb arranged by IPP Simon.  Sumptuous Indian lunch & super unsung heros, the cardboard collectors in HK.
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/10/11  Simon Castley 2023-10-10 16:00:00Z 0

September Beach Clean up 2023/09/30

30-Sep-2023 Our Rotaract club Edelweiss beach clean up was a smashing day at Shek O beach with some much collected on the hottest swelter of a day …. Well done RCE .. your a happy bunch of legends .. … super stuff team .. & congratulations and big thanks to P Richard and PE Vinod for pitching in for making RCKGM proud as well …. Boom …. Helping the Environment again … 👍👏🏻🎉☀️
September Beach Clean up 2023/09/30 Simon Castley 2023-09-29 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/09/27

7th Rotary KGM lunch meeting was presided by Prez. Richard Albuquerque on 27th September 2023 at Loong Yuen Restaurant, HIGM.
Guest speaker was Prof. Kwan Hoi Shan who spoke on unraveling the secrets of gut microbiome for good health. Attendance crossed 30 today - great quiz by SOA Kevin & photos by Deven.
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/09/27 Simon Castley 2023-09-26 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Fellowship 2023/09*/20

20.9.23 had the KGM fun fellowship love boat smiling at the KGM …. Fun stuff… good to see Daniel back in the KGM with AG Roy and 2 guests joining the room where it happens. Thanks Rtn Dinesh …
RCKGM Fellowship 2023/09*/20 Simon Castley 2023-09-19 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/09/13

13-Sep-2323 RCKGM we’re back in the Big Room to welcome DG Andy Li to the club where it happens!!! 
Other distinguished officers also were with us / as our board presented our year ahead.  A fun and informative extended lunch meeting …. And pleased to see 5 new guests join us to learn first hand the vibe that is RCKGM
PI Guy … Simon
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/09/13 Simon Castley 2023-09-12 16:00:00Z 0

Event with Schools - 2023/08

Aug 2023 - Thanks to PP Babu, the principals of both schools Dr. Sylvia Chan and Mimi CHEUNG, Peter Lee, Rotaractor Leeny, PE Vinod & all the others for a well organised event.  All the children thoroughly enjoyed the event as much as we adults did and there was good fun and laughter. Well done all!! 👍👍🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻
Event with Schools - 2023/08 Simon Castley 2023-08-18 16:00:00Z 0

Memorial Dinner 2023/06/20

On June 20, 2023 - a memorial dinner was held at RHYC in honour of the Late PDG Dipo.  It was great event with super food & drinks enjoyed by all and KGM received a handsome donation from the Late PDG Dipo’s PP’s Memorial Fund.
Memorial Dinner 2023/06/20 Simon Castley 2023-06-19 16:00:00Z 0

37th Club Installation of RCKGM  2023/06/14

14-Jun-2023 Largest Club Installation in District 3450 went off like a firecracker.  Numbers at one stage had over 100 in the A ballroom to witness the Kowloon Golden Smiles/ and bear witness to the changing of the KGM Guard / President.  We were blessed to have so many guests and Visiting Rotarians with us, including DG Noman Lee, IDG Andy Li and DGN Nigel with us and a bunch of PDGS" and loads of Presidents and fellow Rotarians. 
P Simon reported on his active year and we were honoured to also induct 16 New Paul Harris Fellows to round off a great Imagine Rotary Year, before bringing in King Richard. 
Over to P Richard now to take the big fun reins that is RCKGM 
From me P Simon the pleasure was always mine to lead RCKGM.  I will remember this year forever. 
37th Club Installation of RCKGM 2023/06/14 Simon Castley 2023-06-13 16:00:00Z 0

Charity Bazaar 2023/06/04

4-Jun-23 RCKGM Charity Bazaar Bonanza was a smoking cracker yesterday. 
25 pallets of fully donated merchandise all on sale at great prices were loaded into Wan Chai Playground.  Heat wave conditions, a few showers, made for action a plenty and very successful event, and fitting end to this current Fundraising year.  Thanks to all the KGMERS and their families, our Rotaractors, two Junioractors and Interactors for being on hand for us doing the hard yards. 
Done.  Dusted. Exhausted, but still KGM Smiling!!!
Charity Bazaar 2023/06/04 Simon Castley 2023-06-04 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 3450 District Conference 2023/05/20-21

District 3450 conference held over last weekend was well attended by members of RCKGM with PE Richard and to be PE Vinod, Rtn Yolane, Ipp Vishal and of course our PDG David in the thick of the action. Thanks all, while President Simon was proving that he does put his family first with his son's graduation in Singapore.
RCKGM shone bright on the DC red carpet picking up many awards.  These pictures enclosed tell some of the great stories. 
Proud Proud Proud! 
Rotary District 3450 District Conference 2023/05/20-21 Simon Castley 2023-05-19 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regualr Meeting 2023/05/17

17-May-2023 saw the heavy rain outside not deterring twenty six RCKGM faithful from a great Regular Meeting within the cosy walls of B2 place… the place KGMERS call home...
Andrew Wells from the Commonwealth Chamber of Hong Kong was on hand to give a colorful and great insight as to the fairly new but extremely well connected Commerce Chamber in Hong Kong.  Andrew is a classic / a true Hong Kong patron of public service and really informs super well, with humor and wit and so it was super fun having him as our Guest of Honor. 
Chinese dishes were on our plates, wine was yum & we had Fun Result! 
As president it was my last meeting in our cosy home.  Now on to the Club Installation June 14th in the Big Ballroom.  Look forward to seeing all then.  P Simon
RCKGM Regualr Meeting 2023/05/17 Simon Castley 2023-05-16 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/05/10

10-May-2023 Today's Regular Lunch Meeting had 25 in the Home OF RCKGM.  A Lunch of mixed emotions.  On one hand we had a wonderful Speaker in Sidhant Gupta from Clearbot whom is young, energetic and making waves with his wonderful AI boats that cleans seas and rivers !!!!  Sidhant was up lifting, and as PP Dave correctly put it "we needed uplifting"... as today was the day we mourned the passing of our Own PDG Dipo Sani who suddenly passed away this week.  PDG Dipo was our Club Legend, District Governor from 1999-2000 / our mentor, our friend.  He will be dearly missed in District 3450 and especially at his Rotary home in us @ RCKGM. 
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/05/10 Simon Castley 2023-05-10 16:00:00Z 0

Cultural Night 2023/05/04

4-May-23 was RCKGM 1st Cultural Night, held at the KCC.  44 members and Guests with us, President Simon was in the Aussie BoardShorts and Flip Flops singing Waltzing Matilda etc.  Games, family and friends enjoying the night, we even had PP Gautam hosting a Bollywood dance move class.
Fun baby!
Cultural Night 2023/05/04 Simon Castley 2023-05-03 16:00:00Z 0

Community Service
Feeding Elderly Project 2023/04/20

20-Apr-23 Saw RCKGM once again in Kwai
Chung feeding the Elderly.  Really nice to see at least 3 members’ Children Join also. .. Great Photos.  What was really good this time around was we were able to serve the dinners in a seated arrangement and have fun with the Seniors.  Well done RCKGM.  Mission completed for this year with 6 great Feeding projects.
Community ServiceFeeding Elderly Project 2023/04/20 Simon Castley 2023-04-19 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/04/12

Twenty Six Rotarians and Guests were in the warm cosy Loong Yuen Restaurant for our regular RCKGM lunch meeting.  But no meeting at RCKGM should be titled “REGULAR”.
This lunch was indeed a “Heat Pump” of activity.  We were honoured to have DG Norman Lee back smiling at RCKGM, and on hand to pin our latest Major Donor in PP Babu, and 3 new PHF fellows in PP Babu lovely wife Clara and his two handsome boys in Tazmil and Latiful…. Well done Family PP Babu.  You are now club legends!
We also had Rtn Kevin back at SOA.  But the real heat came with the guest speaker in Dennis Tung in educating us on Heat Pumps.  Take away is “If the setting is right they can ROI very quickly and save a lot in energy Costs“.  Thanks Dennis, You certainly had our attention.  See you all back in B2 next week.  Don’t change that dial!
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/04/12 Simon Castley 2023-04-11 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Team Out 2023/03/12

12-Mar-2023 Good to have a small RCKGM team out & about on Sunday, over in Sharp Island and the Salt Pans of Yim Tin Tsai Island, plus a fresh Lunch including the local specialty of Kiln Chicken... Yum!!!!!  We swung around and saw the artists clay interpretations of the islands. 
A good day out. The president's dogs also enjoyed the treat. 
Thanks to PP Carola for arranging our "tour de salt" and nice to be hanging with my Family and RCKGM faithful… plus we had Chmap PP Bonnie Wong with us to keep us in line ... love your work! 
RCKGM Team Out 2023/03/12 Simon Castley 2023-03-11 16:00:00Z 0

District Blood Donation Day 2023-03-11

11-Mar-23  RCKGM was delighted to be present at the District Blood Donation Day.  Here we have President Simon collecting the certificate on behalf of our great club.
Well done to PP German Hui and his good committee in arranging this meaningful day.
District Blood Donation Day 2023-03-11 Simon Castley 2023-03-10 16:00:00Z 0

Yaumati Kaifongj Association School Junioact Installation 2023/03/10

RCKGM and the Yau Ma Tei Kai Fong Association School proudly opened Junioract Club. 
What a warm and great afternoon that was.  Please DG Norman and PP Wing Leung were on hand to witness something which was really fun/ super organized.  It was perfect. 
Congratulations to this amazing multi-cultural School for the formation of this new Club.  Special thanks go to principal Mimi Cheung for her support, and PTA Secretary Brenda Wong and our own PP in PP Babu for such a great Induction.   
Everyone was smiling.  
Yaumati Kaifongj Association School Junioact Installation 2023/03/10 Simon Castley 2023-03-09 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/03/08

8.3.23, saw a full house of 40 in the RCKGM Home for our Regular Lunch Meeting.
We were super pleased to see PDG Eric Chin with many other visiting rotarians, plus not less than 6 other guests joining the RCKGM action.  The highlights for the day was an outstanding guest Speaker in Ms Scarlet Chen on " The State of HealthTech'' plus having PDG Eric Chin help us induct our latest new member in Ms Phoebe Yeung , Welcome Phoebe to the warmth of RCKGM.
Lots happening at RCKGM.....  Plus all do not forget the Junioract induction this Friday, plus the signature RCKGM Vocational Night next Wednesday 15th.
Cheers P Simon
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/03/08 Simon Castley 2023-03-07 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Annual Fund Raising Ball 2023/03/04

RCKGM Ball was a Ball. .Saturday March 4th saw the dance floor ballroom at Island Shangri-La full with smiles in every corner .... .. a big Ball .. a fun ball. Just ask any one of the guests.
The dance floor full, as the band and vibe was smoking hot !.
So great to have the RCKGM Black Tie back on , Thanks to our PE Richard and his committee and PP Dave for putting on the great ball.
Sure was good! Will be remembered!
RCKGM Annual Fund Raising Ball 2023/03/04 Simon Castley 2023-03-03 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/02/15

Twenty one of us were in the Home of RCKGM yesterday (Feb 15, 2023).  Cosy!!  To have Ashok and Dipjay as guests.  With a lot of regular members away enjoying travel once again.
Super pleased to have Ark Eden Founder, Jenny Quinton joined to tell us more about her great outdoor work with her awesome camp, the eco center, the 37,000 trees she has planted, & great outdoor education to children she provides on her home base of Lantau.
Thanks Jenny for all you do for our young ones.  As a club we were happy to have you on hand to also pick up your check for the next lucky group of kids we are sending your way. 
Thanks to SOA for educating us on some Historical game changing Ladies of notable history, your “Please Explain”, and filling our “Blue Box”. 
All is good!
Hoping we can get back the bigger RCKGM numbers next time we rumble...which is March 8th! 
P Simon
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/02/15 Simon Castley 2023-02-14 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/02/08

Thirty three in the RCKGM house this Wednesday to get a "tad frisky with whisky". 
Great to have Rob & Tob from Cask Master on hand to educate us re Whisky Investing, process and manufacture.  Super interesting and yes we had a "wee tasting"!!  Super fun! 
We had SOA Deven with his "Please Explain" and a fun sporting Quiz... and pleased to see so many members back from their worlds of travel. 
Super pleased to have 3 visiting rotarians from RCHK and RCGBA with us, plus several guests enjoying the RCKGMway... 
Our club's 36th Birthday this month. Lucky us! 
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2023/02/08 Simon Castley 2023-02-07 16:00:00Z 0

JuniorAct Installation - RCKGM and Ying Wa Primary School

Delighted to share the great photos & video with you all from our great JuniorAct Club Installation held yesterday (1st Feb 2023).  We have 25 great boys all fired up and delighted to be the first English Speaking Service Club at Ying Wa Primary School.  Thanks to all whom attended with DG Norman, PP Wing Leung District JuniorAct Chairman , P Dion Chan, Principal & Rtn Dr. Sylvia Chan, Dr. Pet and Mr. Dick Tong ... from Ying Wa Primary School, plus PP CK Tsang and a great gathering of our RCKGM members as well. 
A super afternoon, & power hour that had everyone smiling and grateful! 
Go Boys! 
We are proud of you!! 
JuniorAct Installation - RCKGM and Ying Wa Primary School 2023/02/01 Simon Castley 2023-01-31 16:00:00Z 0

Pre-CNY Regular Lunch Meeting 2023/01/18

18.1.20233 had 30 for our RCKGM Pre-CNY Regular Lunch Meeting, including 4 guests and RC Wan Chai Bonnie Wong with us.  Our Special guest speaker in Michele Wisla of Our Conscious Kitchen inspiring and educating us on all the upsides of a plant based diet.  Super hot topic, great 3 factors presentation and great takeaway points for us all.  So many thanks Michele.  I think you broke the club record in the post Q & A section!!!
Thanks to our in club Vegan in Anil (and Michele) for closing your eyes and allowing us to have a little Peking Duck pre our Chinese New Year holiday.
Warm, fun & full meeting with Smiles all around.  Thanks all for joining!
Pre-CNY Regular Lunch Meeting 2023/01/18 Simon Castley 2023-01-17 16:00:00Z 0

Regular & Xmas Party 2022/12/14

RCKGM Regular and Xmas Party fired up nicely yesterday.  Super thanks to DG Norman and PDG Erik for putting on their party hats and joining us.  Great to have CP Chandru with us as well.  Special thanks to our Rtn Gary who had arranged 27 from the Ethnic Minorities Groups to join us and make the party so much fun.  We had Santa Claus doing what he does so well in gifting all the kids, this time from his cold base of North Point (not North Pole).
Enjoy the photos.  Merry Xmas and Happy Seasons Greetings to you all!
Regular & Xmas Party 2022/12/14 Simon Castley 2022-12-13 16:00:00Z 0

Xmas Toy Run to the Christian Action 2022/12/10

RCKGM is super proud of our Rotaractors in Club Edelweiss for their December 10th Xmas Toy Run to the Christian Action.
Seven budding Santas turned up early at President Simon's office to do the needing wrapping and then they were off & on their way down a needy Hong Kong Chimey.
Enjoy the nice photos. We are loving it!
Xmas Toy Run to the Christian Action 2022/12/10 Simon Castley 2022-12-09 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM with Feed HK 2022/12/10

Members of RCKGM were with our Feed HK on Dec 10, Saturday delivering a Xmas pack of daily essentials/ clothes/ foods & Wellcome $100 voucher to the underprivileged..., in the small so called "caged homes".  Super week for Feed HK dedicating over HKD 75,000 to this great pre-Xmas campaign throughout this week, giving away over 500 packs.  Well done Feed HK (you guys are awesome!)  and well done RCKGM members for being there all week to help!
RCKGM with Feed HK 2022/12/10 Simon Castley 2022-12-09 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/11/16

Nice to be back in our beloved B2 room for a small Regular Lunch Meeting.  23 of us in the RCKGM House.   Good update on current club affairs, a launch of the March 4th 2023 Ball, a team built for the 50Km Virtual Marathon come December 31st, plus PP Dave Andrews back as Sergeant of Arms driving the blue box forward with a great Currency and cons super quiz. 
Guest Speaker Neal Beatty then took the helm to give us the 5 key no go zones for 2023 with Risk Map 2023.  Thanks Neal 
Above was all enjoyed with a Thanksgiving Lunch of Turkey and Cranberry & Pecan pie!  Delish! 
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/11/16 Simon Castley 2022-11-16 16:00:00Z 0

Designer Bag Auction 2022/11/14

RCKGM was walking the runway last Monday night, with our Annual Pre-Loved Fashion Handbags Auction.  Boom!
PP Gautam discovered a super talent as his auctioneering skills were "the goods"… He can deadset sell ice to the Esimkos & sand to the Arabs… and so the $$ flowed in as wine & dine flowed out!
Great night.  Big $ earned.  Monday Madness.
All funds earned go to our local and International projects.
Many thanks to PP Ebe / PP Elissa whom donated so many bags to this great annual event.  Plus all the great organisers and for all the guests for taking part.  We smoked it.  
Designer Bag Auction 2022/11/14 Simon Castley 2022-11-13 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/11/09

RCKGM Regular Lunch of 9.11.2022 was a
blast!  35 in the KGM house, kindly joined by DG Norman Lee, DS Dominic Wai and DDS Helen Chan enjoying the KGM styling.  Nice to have PP JF, and PDG David back with us to hear a great Guest Speaker, Dr Saraansh Dave from CLP talked to us on the E Mobility.  (It was a great presentation and we are now all rushing out to buy E Cars!)  Plus it was great to have DG Normal Lee pinned Rtn Deven with his PHF recognition, plus we added "True Blue" to our Aussie repertoire.  Cheers P Simon
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/11/09 Simon Castley 2022-11-08 16:00:00Z 0

Free Health Check Program for Seniors 2022/11/06

RCKGM together with the Chan Hing Community Service Center held its annual Free Medical Check yesterday on 2022/11/06, for up to 260 seniors. Kindly note the great photos. Super pleased to have DG Norman and his wonderful wife Isa joined us for the ceremony, plus our AG Michelle, plus of course all the wonderful doctors & nurses who helped throughout the day, whom included several PDG's and PP's.
Super proud of RCKGM 34 members for their help, plus 5 from our Rotaract Club Edelweiss, plus 5 from our Interactors Club of Ying Wa College. Awesome team work all.
P Simon
Free Health Check Program for Seniors 2022/11/06 Simon Castley 2022-11-05 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/10/19

Dear Member,
Wednesday October 19th was huge! 33 in the house, to welcome two new level Paul Harris Fellows in PE Richard Albuquerque and Treasurer Vinod Sehgal, plus induct 2 new members in Dr Sylvia Chan and Mr Gary Ferreira. Welcome! We are lucky to be in this RCKGM club together. So Good. So good that even an old club friend from Italy in PP Stefano Clemnetino dropped in and joined our A7 dinner as well. Plus Rtn Terrance educated us & updated us on Polio, being End Polio Month.
We also welcomed Jenny Bovard on her heartfelt presentation on spinal care and foundation. Thanks Jenny.
Keep happening at RCKGM. We are now onto the End Polio walk this Saturday with the Big V leading our team.
Cheers, P Simon
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/10/19 Simon Castley 2022-10-18 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/10/12

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/10/12
Delighted to have 28 in the home of the RCKGM yesterday 2022/10/12.
Was busy!!! As we had a special guest in AG Dr Michelle Yeung to tell how good we are doing at District Level and so that brought a smile. Dr Michelle also presented to us her lovely work as a vet with the ACFD Dept in HKG. As Covid sensitive country / plus having bird flu / SARS etc, it is interesting to hear stories of the management systems within the ACFD.
We also had Deven pick up the SOA sash and do a fine job in polishing up on our knowledge of the planet we live on! not feed the pigeons!
P Simon  
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/10/12 Simon Castley 2022-10-11 16:00:00Z 0

Daugther Rotaract Club of Edelweiss 3rd Installation 2022/09/30

RCKGM members in PP Mazhar / RTN Vinod and myself were on the scene to enjoy our Daugther Rotaract Club of Edelweiss 3rd Installation. Simply great smile and energy filled the Urban House. Congratulations to President Hillary and her great young enthusiast team. Sure was a nice way to start today. We are connecting and building nicely!
P Simon
Daugther Rotaract Club of Edelweiss 3rd Installation 2022/09/30 Simon Castley 2022-09-29 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/09/21

RCKGM Meeting of this week was very special. Why? As four new members were inducted by PDG Eric Chin. Welcome Rtn Miranda, Polly, Dinesh and Anmol. A major donor recognition Level 3 to our PP Raja Dawani, plus we were swamped by like 12 very welcome guests. But to top that we learned from CP Roy Tang how to make money through "not drinking our better wines" with his very interesting "Investing in Wine" presentation. Thanks CP Roy. We now all regret drinking our 1982 Lafite!
P Simon & the fun working club of RCKGM.
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/09/21 Simon Castley 2022-09-20 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/09/14

Whow! What started out as a regular meeting yesterday ended up "a little ripper", as we had Mr Edwin Keh from HKRITA ( educating / inspiring and totally surprising all of us with what this amazing Hong Kong organisation is achieving in the textile industry and beyond, so super impressive over so many years. Do yourself a favor and check this organisation out! It will make you very proud of Hong Kong (once again 🙃). We also launched of very own Junioract Program in collaboration with Ying Wa Primary School (for program info  Plus we had some fun as always.
Cheers Simon
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/09/14 Simon Castley 2022-09-13 16:00:00Z 0

Fellowship 2022/09/07

RCKGM first fellowship took place Wednesday night at Namo in TST.  Gosh the food was good.  Good fun for all.  28 members had smiles all night long … Fun Baby!
Fellowship 2022/09/07 Simon Castley 2022-09-06 16:00:00Z 0

Elderly Feeding, Blood Donation & District Membership Seminar 2022/08/27

Super Saturday at RCKGM last week, August 27th 2022
Members were busy serving food for the elderly in Kwai Chung (with new members Polly and Miranda pitching in with other member faithfuls.  We had Board members at the district membership seminar over in North Point giving away our membership secrets (as we are by far our district's largest Club).  Plus some other members were giving RCKGM Blood at the District Red Cross Blood Drive.  Beautiful!
Elderly Feeding, Blood Donation & District Membership Seminar 2022/08/27 Simon Castley 2022-08-26 16:00:00Z 0

RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/08/17

The home of RCKGM was packed out today. Every seat taken. We were super happy to have DGE Andy Li of RC Kwai Chung and PDG Ada Cheng of RC Wan Chai with us. There was a buzz in the room. Everyone happy to back and ready to rumble! PDG Ada presented her district role of educating DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) with such aplomb. PDG Ada is a champion speaker and we thank her for coming over to her second Rotary Home. Plus we were lucky to learn of a great notebook and laptop hand in scheme from Mr Gary Ferreira. Thanks Gary.
We introduced 2 new community services projects and 3 International ones today. All is cool at RCKGM. 
Cheers from P Simon
RCKGM Regular Meeting 2022/08/17  Simon Castley 2022-08-16 16:00:00Z 0

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.
Club Installation 22/2023 Simon Castley 2022-07-12 16:00:00Z 0

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Richard Klitsie 2018-06-19 16:00:00Z 0

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".
Guy Shirra 2018-06-12 16:00:00Z 0

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!
Dagmar Boettger 2018-05-22 16:00:00Z 0

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.

Max Coppa 2018-05-15 16:00:00Z 0

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.
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.
Tony Castley 2018-05-08 16:00:00Z 0

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  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.
Enzio von Pfeil 2018-04-24 16:00:00Z 0

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.

Louis Adrien Ollu 2018-04-17 16:00:00Z 0

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.
Kathleen Chan 2018-04-10 16:00:00Z 0

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


* 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

Maggie Huh 2018-03-24 16:00:00Z 0

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.

Nicholas Brooke 2018-03-20 16:00:00Z 0

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.
Adi Lau 2018-03-04 16:00:00Z 0

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. 
Markus Shaw 2018-02-27 16:00:00Z 0

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.
Jill Lander 2018-02-13 16:00:00Z 0