APR Scout Foundation Fundraising Dinner – a success!
HONG KONG - The Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Foundation (APRSF), in collaboration with the Scout of Association of Hong Kong, marks another milestone after holding another successful fundraising dinner on 23 September 2017 at BP International House, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Through the vigorous efforts of the Scout Association of Hong Kong, led by Chief Commissioner Ng Ah Ming, WOSM Treasurer Joseph Lau and the organizing committee led by Dr. Dominic Chu, the event was attended by over 120 supporters from Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Denmark, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Myanmar, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Over US$67,000 was raised as membership contributions from 66 new members, including members who upgraded their memberships.
One of the highlights of the event was having Mr. Michael Baden Powell, with his wife Joan, as the guests of honor, whose presence reminds a significant bit of history, the roots of Scouting. President of APRSF, Mr. Chao Shou-Po, extends his appreciation to all who supported the event and have generously contributed to support the mission of the Foundation. He promised that the APRSF will continue to commit in helping more young people, support the development of Scouting and fund more Scouting related projects. Dr. Chao also announced the acceptance of the National Scout Organization of Thailand to host the next fundraising dinner.
Mr. Paul Parkinson, Chairman of the Regional Scout committee, congratulates the Foundation and Scout Association of Hong Kong for ensuring the event a success and expressed the continued support of the Regional Scout Committee to the Foundation.
Mr. J. Rizal C. Pangilinan, Regional Director, expressed his gratitude to the guests and the new members, and shared that “Scouting is fortunate to have another group of people who have joined and give life to what Scouting is all about”.
Members of the Regional Scout Committee – Mr. Wendell Avisado, Mr. Rajalingam Ramasamy, and Mr. Patarroj Kamonrojsiri also showed their solid support at the event.