By PDG Belinda Yeung, JP, Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour

October Is Economic & Community Development Month.

Economic & Community Development  is one of The Rotary Foundation’s seven areas of focus.  Rotary supports investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities. Focusing on generating income and creating opportunities for a productive workforce and entrepreneurship are essential for reducing poverty.

The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by :
1. Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities;

2. Developing opportunities for productive work;

3. Reducing poverty in under-served communities;

4. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development.

Throughout October, we are celebrating our progress and commitment to helping grow local economies and communities. Let’s work hard to support the communities around the world through The Rotary Foundation!

Clubs in D3450 are encouraged to participate in Economic and Community Development  projects. For more details, please contact TRF Program Team.

Rotary Showcase: Economic & Community Growth: Learn and Earn in Chennai

August 17 2022
At KK Nagar, Rotary Clubs conducted a “Learn and Earn” program on the 17th August 2022 at KK Nagar. Women from difficult financial backgrounds were taught how to make Eco Friendly Products using Jute fabric and palm leaves. The women skilled themselves up by learning the craft of making bags, baskets, garlands and decorative items.

The workshop was supported by RC Chennai Prestige and participated by Rotary Chennai Bharathi, Rotary clubs of Chennai Dynamic, Chennai Kings, Chennai Legacy, Chennai Madhavaram & Chennai Perambur. Certificates were distributed to the 30 participants who went home with a newly acquired skill and feeling more confident and empowered.


On November 6th 2021, All 8 Rotary Clubs in Macau gathered together for the World Greatest Meal to Help End Polio at Tromba Rija, Macao Tower. All Together, our Macau Rotary Clubs raised 2,400 USD for End Polio during this event! Very inspiring!

Dear Rotarians,

We are excited to present to you the End Polio Walkathon & Carnival!

Date: 22 Oct 2022, Saturday

Walkathon: Start time & place at your choice, arrive Cyberport before 12:30pm

Carnival: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Venue: Cyberport – The Podium

This is your opportunity to take action and achieve a 2022-2023 Rotary Citation Goal, by supporting US$650 or US$1,030 and to increase awareness of Rotary work towards Polio eradication.

Join us and register NOW!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Yours in Rotary,

PP Fredrick Fung

End Polio Walk & Carnival Chair

What is Arch Klumph Society?

Named after the sixth president of Rotary, the Arch Klumph Society (AKS) was established to acknowledge and recognize The Rotary Foundation’s highest tier of donors — those who have contributed US$250,000 or more during their lifetime.

Meet our Arch Klumph Society Members.

Foundation Circle: $1,000,000 to $2,500,000 USD

CP Patrick Poon, Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour

Chair’s Circle: $500,000 to $999,999 USD

PP Paul Iec, Rotary Club of Hou Kuong

PP Pi Leung, Rotary Club of Tsuen Wan

Trustee’s Circle: $250,000 to $499,999 USD

PDG David Harilela, Rotary Club of Kowloon Golden Mile

PDG YC Ho & Linda Ho, Rotary Club of Peninsula South

Mark Your Diary

  • 22 October 2022 – End Polio Walk
  • 26 November 2022 – District Foundation Seminar