Rotaract Beijing and Beijing West clubs tagged along for a great evening!
Red lanterns, Black Ties, Tang Suits & an evening of fellowship! The 2017 Red Lantern Banquet brought all three Rotary clubs in Beijing, along with both Beijing based Rotaract clubs together for an event to remember.
A fantastic meal was served in 7 delicious courses all while enjoying performances from CISCA dance academy, a Beijing poet, chinese Diabolo yo-yo and even a traditional Bian Lian (变脸) master performance. The evening was dotted with joyful conversations as well as the hard work of Beijing Rotary's own Russell Brown, as emcee.
The live auction helped to cap off the evening, with items being sold as high as 25,000RMB and proceeds benefiting various Rotary causes in China.
As a Rotaractor, it was a humbling experience to have the opportunity to interact with so many of our Rotarians. With members from the Rotary club of Beijing, Rotary club of Beijing Chaoyang and the Rotary club of Beijing Mandarin on hand for the festivities, the opportunity to network and enjoy the company of our Beijing Rotarians was in full swing!
As we start a new Rotaract year, the year of the Rooster, it is inspiring to know that our efforts as Rotaractors will culminate with impact and learning into a future through Rotary International around the world.
Interested in joining us? Are you currently in Beijing for a semester, a month, a week? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or add the WeChatID: Rotaract-Beijing to contact us today!
We would love to have you and to welcome you into our Rotaract family here in Beijing! Come learn about the pillars of Rotary, Rotaract & the way that we work together to improve our lives in Beijing as well as the lives of those in our local communities.
We hope to see you soon! Check out some of the pictures from the Red Lantern Banquet below & Happy Year of the Rooster, Happy 2017!
- Brennan D.