Welcome to the Rotary Club of Taipei

 
The Rotary Club of Taipei (RCT) belongs to District 3481 and home to Past Rotary International President Gary C.K Huang (2014-2015). RCT was chartered on October 9, 1948.  The Charter Club President was C.K. Yen, Former President of the Republic of China. We are the FIRST Rotary Club in Taiwan and one of only three English-speaking clubs in D3481.
 
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On May 10, we had a big group of 23 including President Mark Wang from our sister club RC Singapore visiting the National Palace Museum for the Maestro Chang Dai-Chien’s Art 張大千120歲誕辰紀念大展.  It was such a great honor to have Ms. Tseng Shu-Yun 曾淑芸 as our docent again.
 
We started with the painting and calligraphy of Maestro’s early years and works of his family, teachers and friends. Ms. Tseng shared some interesting stories of Chang’s imitation of ancient works, then explained the styles and differences between works by Chang and those ancient masters.
Ms. Tseng also led us to Chang’s colorful Buddhist art works inspired by the wall paintings in Dunhuang 敦煌 caves and explained their amazing details.
 
We then switched to the Chang’s stunning Masterpieces in ink and color on lotus and landscape.  We were all amazed by the “trademark” of Chang’s art on “splashed color” skills. Enlightened by Ms. Tseng we were able to tell the big change of Chang’s composition on paintings after his eye disease.
 
After this 100 minutes tour, we extended our heart-felt thanks to Ms. Tseng for her dedicated service with a special gift set from Rtn Nancy’s tea shop. With a background in history profession at NTU, Ms. Tseng dedicated 20 years of voluntary service in the National Palace Museum as a docent. It was truly an enjoyable and informative museum tour!
 
 
The Rotary Club of Taipei smoothly and successfully completed its 2019 (64th) English Social Solutions Contest (ESSC) on April 27, 2019 at National Taipei University of Technology.  The topic this year is “How to Improve the Air Quality in Taiwan” and three winners were selected, namely, First Place, Anjerick J. Topacio from Chung Yuan Christian University, Second Place, Liao Chien-Hung from China Medical University, and Third Place, Ng Jack Min, Lo Min-Hao and Tai Jia Xuen from Chang Gung University, with cash award of NT$30,000, NT$20,000 and NT$10,000 respectively.  These winners presented quite innovative, sustainable and actionable proposals to deal with our air pollution problem. 
 
We congratulate them and thank them for their active participation.  We also wish to thank 11 judges who have done an excellent job in selecting these winners.  Our gratitude also extended to our co-organizer Department of English, NTUT and sponsors: Infar Industrial Co., Ltd., Cathay Charity Foundation, Shin Kong Bank, ICRT and Canadian Chamber of Commerce Taiwan.
 
 
 
 
With only 2 months left for this Rotary Year, the District of 3481 hosted a District Conference on 4/21. Over 64 clubs and 912 Rotarians from District 3481 gathered together for a joint meeting and celebrate the accomplishments of each club for this Rotary Year. We also had guest speakers Mayor Ke, Wen-Zhe and Chen, Shih-Chung from the Department of Health speak to us about the healthcare policies in Taiwan, its challenges and current initiatives. 

In the afternoon, the Rotary Club of Taipei was awarded with 5 out of 6 District Governor Citations, Service Award, Service Project Award, Youth Services Award, Rotary Foundation Award, and Public Relations Award. These awards could not have been attained without the support of our Rotarians this year. 
I want to thank all of our Board Members and Committee Chairs for serving our members, community and district, making sure all our projects and initiatives have been executed and representing the Rotary Club of Taipei.
 
 
 
 
 
It was such a fun day out with fellow Rotarians, friends and family. Many of us are visiting the tea garden for the first time in Taiwan. We have learned more about the type of tea tree known as camellia sinensis in general. Emei town specialized in Oriental Beauty Oolong tea and we tasted three different grades and it was very different, and it's all because of a magically little bug. We also got to experience tea making first hand, through this experience, we get to understand the hardwork and the craftsmanship of making tea. After yummy traditional Hakka family-style lunch, we walked around Emei lake and visited the world's largest Happy Budda. We finished the trip with more tea making.
 
To sum up, it was a wonderful experience, and hope all of our fellow Rotarians can join us on our next trip!
 
 
 
 

ESSC Semi-final Announcement

    Rotary Club of Taipei is pleased to announce that 19 groups of students have been advanced to Semi-finals in our English Social Solutions Contest (ESSC) and will participate in the Semi-final Round and Final Round 9:00am -4:30pm on April 27, 2019 at National Taipei University of Technology, No. 1, Section 3, ZhongXiao East Road, Taipei on the topic of “How to Improve the Air Quality in Taiwan”.
 
    The students have come up with some innovative, sustainable and actionable solutions to our air quality problem and we welcome all university students and the general public who are interested in this subject to come and learn more about these proposals.
 
 Thank you.
 
 
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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
4th Floor, Cesar Park Hotel
No. 38, Sec. 1, Zhongxiao W. Rd.
Taipei, Zhongzheng District  100
Taiwan, Province of China
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