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Message from District Governor 2020-21 Eric Chak

       Dear Distinguished Guests, Rotarians, Rotaractors, spouses and friends,

       My sincerest welcome to all of you to join our 61st District Conference this year. It has
       been a challenging year for everyone in the world. I am so grateful to be with all of you
       and witness how Rotarians help create lasting changes especially helping those people
       affected by the pandemic. The District Conference is the occasion that all of us gather
       after a whole year of hard work and we can share our experiences of helping the needed.

       While we are meeting together, we always remember our core values and the 4-way
       test. Among the core values, Diversity is emphasized many times by Rotary International
       President Holger. Rotary aims to create an organisation that is inclusive to all. We are all
       different and we try our best to learn from different perspectives among others.

       This year we collaborated with our Rotaract to have a joint Conference as we wish to
       exchange ideas and collaborate in the future. Thank you very much District Rotaract Representative Alan Yip for
       his unwavering support. We are expecting many Rotarians and Rotaractors to join us to celebrate the elevation of
       Rotaract. There is still a lot to discuss about the change of status and the way forward.

       We are going to have our three District Focuses this year, namely Health, Support Environment and Peace to be the
       main theme of the conference. We shall conclude what we have done so far in each of these three areas.

       I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chairlady Cassy Cheng and the organising committee for their great effort
       in making it an extra-ordinary experience for all of us. It is difficult to plan for District Conference amid the pandemic.
       We aim to take every pre-caution to reduce the risk. We strive to achieve the balance to get everybody together
       provided that it is safe for all. I am looking forward to seeing all of you.

       Yours in Rotary,

       Eric Chak
       District Governor 2020-21
       Rotary International District 3450

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