Please be informed for our weekly meeting scheduled on August 13th (Wed).
No Community Service on that day, only dinner meeting.

Date and Time: 13th of August (Wed) 6:30 PM

Venue: Prince Room 2nd Floor, Koreana Hotel, Seoul(Near City Hall)

Speaker: Professor/Dr. Kwaak (°û¿µÈÆ È¯°æ±×·ì ȸÀå)

Title: 'Master Vision Plan for Lumbini, P.H.D., Peace and Harmony District'

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2014-08-05 11:19:21
  Previous Meeting Note

On June 4th(Monday), 2012: ¡°Young at Heart¡±
We had a gathering ¡°Young at Heart¡± with the support of Past president C.H. and Rotarian Ock Kyung at 18:30p.m., Nampo MyunOk (Tel:540-2596) in Gangnam. Rotarian Soon provided two bottles of wine for gathering.
Attendees(12 Pers.):
Past governor You, Past Pd. C.H., Rotarian Soon, Andy, H.K., Seachang, Jong, Ock Kyung, Sugar, Cecilia, Tom,
Agenda: (1) Membership Increase
- Change of the meeting place & change of the meeting times per month for lowering dues

2012-06-15 13:39:31
  Speech Review

Date and Time: 18th of June (Wed) 12:30 PM

Venue: Namsan Rm #5, The Grand Hyatt Seoul

Speaker: Rtn. Richard Rheindorf

Title: The importance of the meetings & incentive industry for Korea and comparative analysis with China and Japan

Brief Summary:

The South Korean meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry is poised to emerge as a growth engine of the ¡°creative economy,¡± to which the Park Geun-hye government is attaching top policy priority. A boost in the Korean MICE industry amidst the gloomy global economic situation of the past few years is owed to the private sector and the government¡¯s efforts to lure more international meetings and a fast growth of the global incentive tourism segment. In Q4 of last year, Seoul Metropolitan Government unveiled a Master Plan for the further development of Seoul¡¯s already bustling meetings industry, aiming to propel the metropolis into one of the top five convention cities in the world. ¡°The MICE industry keeps growing and Asia¡¯s share of it continues to grow. For this reason, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has selected tourism and MICE as its top, core future industries,¡± says Mayor Park.
- What makes South Korea so attractive to associations and corporations to bring their conventions, meetings and incentives to Seoul and other destinations in the country?
- What are the challenges ahead and competition the country is facings with neighbouring China and Japan?


Richard Rheindorf has been working in the different areas of the tourism industry,
including the meetings, incentive and convention industry for over 20 years. In
August of 2013 he was appointed Global Marketing Director for MCI Korea and
Regional Director Asia for MCI¡¯s Destination Management (DMC) brand Ovation
to build an international team at the Korea branch office. MCI is one of the global
leaders in association management, professional congress organizing and
corporate event management. Before he was holding the position as Deputy
Managing Director China for MCI to lead the Institutional Division for China and
grow the Corporate Division for Beijing. Prior he was Country Manager for Pacific
World China, a leading DMC in Asia for business development into the region.
Richard Rheindorf's involvement with leading industry associations and the CMP
Board of Directors contributed to his success
Before moving to Asia he was holding the position of Regional Director USA &
Canada by the German Convention Bureau (GCB) New York. In this role he was
responsible for their North American operations and strengthened Germany¡¯s
position as a top destination for meetings incentive travel and convention
business by creating new marketing and sales opportunities to bring together
partners from the German and North American MICE industry.
Richard Rheindorf moved into this position after five years at the German
National Tourist Office (GNTO) in New York where he held the position of
Manager Communications, North America. Prior to working at the GNTO in New
York he was Deputy Director for Canada at the GNTO in Toronto. Before arriving in North America, he was Project Manager for Air France and Le Meridien Hotels in Hamburg and Paris, responsible for increasing sales through computer reservation systems. He holds a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management, a MBA and CMP (Certified Meetings Professional).
Richard Rheindorf became a Rotarian in Beijing in May of 2010.

2014-06-23 16:56:12
  What's Good News ?

Rotary Inaugural Remarks Year 2012-13
Dear Fellow Rotarians, distinguished elder leaders, guests and friends.
I first joined this club nearly 34 years ago. Then it was in many ways a very different club than we see today. I looked through our directory and found only seven other members from that time who are still among us today. They are Rotarians You, BK, CK, PH, KH, Soon, and Kikon. Most of you joined later than me. To me that says that our club, in spite of the statistics, is getting younger and that gives us all reason for hope for the future. The future belongs to the young and it is the example of the older generations which serves to inspire and encourage.
The problems of declining membership and attendance are common to many Rotary Clubs around the world. Many others are grappling with solutions in the same way that we are doing now. But I believe that the message of Rotary and its global objectives carry the same strength and attraction as ever. And those objectives can be a torch to bring new members and renewed commitment. Let¡¯s remind ourselves of the four objects:
1.Developing acquaintance as an opportunity for service
2.Dignifying our work and occupations through high ethical standards as an opportunity to serve society
3.Applying the ideal of service in our personal, business and community lives
4.Advancing international understanding, goodwill, and peace through Rotary¡¯s
world fellowship
Explaining how we achieve these objectives is a task we can all recognise and take part in. The ¡°how¡± is set out in our Four avenues of service:
1.Action within the club
2.Vocational service, founded on the Four-Way Test which we recite at every meeting
3.Community Service, as Rotarians or with others, to improve the quality of life within the locality
4.International Service, advancing international understanding, goodwill, and peace by fostering knowledge of other countries and cultures and through cooperation in projects designed to help people in other lands
RI President Sakuji Tanaka who takes office now for the coming year, has enshrined these principles and ideals in his slogan for 2012-13, ¡°Peace Through Service¡±.
For me personally it is an honour and a privilege to have been elected as President of the oldest and founding Rotary Club in Korea. In accepting the burden of responsibility that the job entails, I asked myself – how often have I experienced frustration at not being able to solve on my own one of the great problems which humanity faces in these troubled times? The answer can be found in Rotary Membership. Through club membership and through association with the 34,000 Rotary Clubs and 1.2 million members worldwide we can tap into a strong and powerful organisation and its resources. Look at what Rotary has done to eradicate polio over the past quarter century, raising $900 million and inoculating 2 billion children, this reducing the incidence of the crippling disease by over 95 %. Who would not feel proud to be a part of such an organisation? Who would be embarrassed to tell friends and colleagues ¡°I am a Rotarian¡± with all that membership entails and to encourage others to join this wonderful movement?
As a club, we shall have to face challenges during the coming year and be prepared to make changes so that we can prepare for the future. I do not see our future as a declining, dwindling luxury gentlemen¡¯s luncheon club. I do not see us continuing to spend so much of the money we raise on feeding ourselves rather than directing those funds to Service. We owe it to our worthy predecessors and to the fellowship represented by our club to work together to find solutions.
I will be proposing to the Board changes in our pattern of weekly meetings, changes in the way we present ourselves to the community at large in Seoul, and ways in which we can demonstrate to potential members how they, by becoming Rotarians, can make a difference. I know I can count on you, my fellows, to support me on this.
I salute all my predecessors, notably ¡°HS¡±, Lee Hong Soo, for their devotion and dedication and hope to prove a fit and worthy successor to carry the banner of the club for the next twelve months. My membership of Rotary during all the years I have lived in Korea has helped me enormously as a businessman, member of the foreign community and champion of the progress and advancement of this country. Now it is really time for me to give back to Rotary in terms of the service I am able to commit.
Soon I will also let you know about my plan for a campaign which will help to raise the public profile of Rotary and at the same time save lives and reduce traffic accidents. But for now let me leave you with the slogan which will anchor this campaign and which I hope we as a club will adopt in all we do during the next twelve months
¾çº¸ Èü½Ã´Ù ! Make Way !
Thank you.
Rotarian Alan

2012-07-09 14:47:31
  The 4-Way Test
1. Is it the TRUTH ?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned ?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ?

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