Discover the State Theatre in All of Us

Our Club today’s remains proud of its heritage and its strong tradition while we move with the times to embrace the future

BACK TO FUTURE

Underneath the veneer of a forgotten legend, a new story awaits Led by our President Leo Yu on May 14, a total of 11 members & Rotariannes visited the “Discover the State Theatre in All of Us” on the last day of the special tour organized by New World Development’s Culture for Tomorrow. We stepped inside the time tunnel, dived into a chamber of history with a re-interpretation of the classic scenes of yesteryear, and explored the story of our own, the city and the State Theatre. We were greeted by an old-style dress circle ticket and a welcome pack including a “handbill”「戲橋」with a synopsis of the performance which included celebrity photos that greeted audiences in the past. Protected as a grade one historic structure in 2017, State Theatre is known as the “Flying Arches”, which exemplified post-war modern architecture, is the only building left in the world with this design. We ended our last journey by taking a lot of photos at the Flying Arches. It was a stunning and eye-opening journey – roaming through space and time, still mesmerized by the splendid grand occasions of the State Theatre. Special thanks to Mr. Adrian Cheng for initiating this project. Written by PP Nancy Yee Photo credit: DGN Norman Lee Rotariannes Carmen Yu, wife of PE Bernard Lee PP Nancy Yee Rtn. Peter Yeung Special Thanks to our PE Bernard Lee for doing the final soundtrack touch-up and Christian Lee, son of DGN Norman for making the soundtrack in all the videos that we placed on all social media.

Tying the knot in Taiwan

We were so proud recently to send a delegation of members to Taiwan to officially sign the agreement to become Sister Clubs with Rotary Club of Taipei South Sea. The weekend trip entailed great fellowship, some golf, sightseeing, and most of all, an official signing ceremony followed by a beautiful classical performance from scholar students.