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Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile
Chartered 25 February 1987 - Web site launched 9 June 1997
The liveliest & friendliest Rotary Club in Hong Kong
(OK, so we're a little crazy too but, hey, it gets pretty hot & humid in these parts !!)
(If you don't have a sense of humour, you better try this before
We meet at 12:30 p.m.
(Big hand on Mickey, little hand on Donald)
(except public holidays)
Holiday Inn Golden Mile,
50 Nathan Road (corner Mody Road),
Want to try telling the taxi driver the address in Cantonese ?? Just say:
"Chim Sar Choy, Gum Wick Gar Yat Jow Dim"
(The driver should stop laughing in about 5 minutes, after which he will probably drive
you to Mongolia. While you're there, we highly recommend the Yak gumbo!)
(Click on the speaker
to hear how it's supposed to sound!)
So, you never ask for directions, huh ? OK, tough guy, here's a map !
~~ The Cast of Characters ~~
Other Club Directors:
Jean Francois Destexhe,
PP Raju Daswani,
PP Joseph Kwan,
PP Vincent Lam,
See a list of Club Directors by position for
(See a photo and a
taken at a typical Bored, er sorry, Board meeting, or see
a photo of our beloved President, taken during her
early years !)
Sergeant-At-Arms (and Director):  Hans Brasseler           (Audio)
(See photos of our Sergeant with his assistants in action, as
or see some of the
punishment subjected upon
PP Carola Chard,
PP Elissa Cohen,
Michael Christensen, Gautam Daswani, Lorenzo Della Croce,
Tina Della Croce,
PDG David Harilela,
PP John Hirsch,
IPP Jochen Krug,
PP Nanu Lachman,
PP Cassidy Lam,
PP Thomas Mo,
PP M.V. Ramadasan,
Benny Ratnani, Kevin Rosich,
PDG Dipo Sani,
PP Neerja Sujanani,
Jens Carl Thomson,
PP C.K. Tsang,
PP Ebe Tung,
PP Silva Yeung.
Current Active Membership:
Honorary Members: Sir David Akers-Jones, CP
PP Louis Thomas.
Club Advisor: PP Larry Parmanand (Rotary Club of Kowloon) (Audio)
Club Shrinks: Dr. Ruth, Dr.
Hannibal Lecter and Dr. Strangelove.
~~ Past Presidents ~~
(a.k.a. "The Rogues Gallery" !)
1988/89 Robin Ching
1990/91 Dipo Sani
1991/92 Hans Schult
1997/98 Bryan Van Dale
1998/99 Raju Daswani
2000/01 Cassidy Lam
2002/03 Nanu Lachman
2003/04 Patricia Blair
2005/06 Elissa Cohen
2006/07 David Harilela
2013/14 Dr. Edwin Poon
~~ Our Meetings ~~
(Remember we meet 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile)
We conduct our meetings in English (with Indian
our members speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Banana, Indian (Hindi, Sindhi & Apache),
German, French, Spanish, Danish, Australian, Klingon, Um-Foo-Foo and Swahili.
(OK, so we lied about the Swahili!)
Our club has a balanced percentage of Chinese, Indian and Western members, and
we are extremely proud that about 30% of our membership are ladies.
(We had to say that, OK? Anyway, somebody has to keep the guys in line !!)
The "Westerners" include some Australians, Englishmen,
but, since we are such tolerant people, we even allowed some
an Irishman and other
people with terrible dress sense and
silly dances to join,
but we accept absolutely no responsibility for their unruly behaviour !
By the way, the average age of our members is 50, but if we don't count PP Louis, it's only 35 !
Lunch is only HK$350 (US$45) per person (cash, major credit cards, baseball cards and
food stamps accepted), for a 3 course meal (regular, vegetarian
This low price includes one standard drink (beer, wine, popular spirits, soft drinks,
Mad Dog 20/20, rocket fuel, castor oil and something which looks remarkably
like grandma's hooch, but without those endearing lumpy bits).
Great guest speakers every week (OK, OK, not counting those rare times when we
let PP Louis Thomas tell corny jokes, which nobody ever understands!).
We meet right in the heart of the Golden Mile shopping area, directly above
MTR station, and we have no enforced dress code !
So, what are you waiting for, huh??
Take some Prozac, then come on down!
Hong Kong Government Health Warning
Making fun of Indian accents at our meetings is hazardous to your
(Our President moves quickly and she has a ballistic gavel. Be afraid. Be very afraid !)
~~ Invitation ~~
Visiting Rotarians and their guests are most welcome to attend our meetings,
but don't say you haven't been warned !!
Hear comments from previous visitors to our club: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
Ask for your free copy of the world's first, environmentally friendly, Rotary 'Preserve Planet Earth'
Banner Postcard which is also our virtual club banner. Send one from the KGM Post Office!
Although we certainly do not want to unduly influence your decision to visit
our club, especially the red-blooded males out there, we thought you
might like to take a peek at our Welcome Committee !!
(OK ladies, we didn't forget about you. There's something special for you
Want to join KGM? Take our 6 part aptitude test (50% pass rate required): A | B |
If you pass our grueling test, why not complete our on-line Membership Information Form?
~~ Our Club Motto ~~
"Let's really help the needy in our community but, hey, there's no reason
why we can't have a truck-load of fun while we're doing it!"
By the way, since our club is fairly small, we only have a 3-Way Test:
|1) Is it cheap ?
|2) Is it fun ?
|3) Will anybody find out ?
~~ What's On ~~
Next Speaker: Denis Martinet
12:30 p.m. Wednesday 26 November 2014
Title: Creating and growing a luxury brand from scratch
Future Guest Speakers
Next Fellowship: TBA
6:00pm Friday ?? December 2014
Next Major Event: Annual Fund-Raising Ball
6:30pm Saturday 7 March 2015
Venue: Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
~~ Vox Populi ~~
(For the Latin impaired, this means "Voice of the People"!)
Thanks for visiting. Before you go, please sign or view our guestbook!
(When you get to the guestbook, scroll down to see other messages.)
Questions, comments, insults or death threats about this web site?
E-mail our Webmaster PP Vince Pinto who
will be happy to respond.
(After he takes his medication and the authorities release him!)
If you prefer, you can leave a voice message.
Our snail mail address: (for the dinosaurs out there without e-mail!)
The Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile,
P.O. Box 98129 Tsimshatsui,
(Um, but if they don't have internet access, how will they know ?? Duh !)
~~ Inspiration ~~
"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt
and dance like nobody's watching !"
(Leroy "Satchel" Paige)
~~ Special Disclaimer ~~
1. No animals, trees, children or elderly folk were harmed in producing this web site.
(However four boisterous cats were
temporarily sedated and paw-cuffed to each other !)
2. Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of Club Directors, Members
or anybody else from this solar system.
(The Webmaster is from the Planet Fubar!)
3. Any resemblance of images to actual persons living, dead or possibly just
comatose is entirely intentional !
~~ Our Fearless Webmaster ~~
(We call him Web Monster behind his back, but don't tell him, OK ?)
(Click on the image for a sound bite!)
Please don't mess with the Webmaster, 'coz he knows Kung-Fu and seven more Chinese words!
Hear comments about our Webmaster: 1 | 2
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(Read the Webmaster's Philosophy) (See an important warning from the FBI!)
~~ Our Webmaster Has Annoyed ~~
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~~ Stuff Nobody Reads ~~
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