Rotary Club of Beijing to Host THE ROARING 20'S Charity Ball, June 15


Rotary Club of Beijing announced today that their annual charity ball will take place on June 15 start at 6:30 pm at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beijing. Tickets are 1,200 RMB per person and are available now. Those who purchase group tickets early can get 10 tickets for 10,000 RMB. All proceeds benefit the charitable projects of Rotary Club of Beijing.

"Rotary Club of Beijing's volunteers, all long term residents of China, are committed to making our city a better place to live for everyone. This annual event is a great way to have fun with friends while at the same time making a positive difference in our Beijing home," said Rotary Club of Beijing president David van Meerendonk.

This annual gala is the club's largest charity event of the year. The most international ball in Beijing, last year hundreds Chinese and foreign attendees came from industry, entertainment and media. The event, with a theme of The Roaring 20's, includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, excellent wine, late night bar, live entertainment, and swing dancing on the ballroom floor.

"Rotarians are volunteers who are committed to charitable causes here in Beijing," said Dominic Lyncker, chairperson of this year's ball.

Past, present and future projects funded through Rotary balls include:

Gift of Life-Children's heart surgery program for underprivileged children. More than 300 surgeries have been done since 2000.
Rural Village Education Program-Assisting with the educational expenses of rural families. 240 families have been supported to date.
New Wheelchair Program-2000 people have been helped.
Library Project for Rural and Urban Schools-Provided 48,000 books to 168 of China's western rural schools.
Sichuan Earthquake Relief-In conjunction with Rotary International, provided temporary homes for 50,000 victims; including 4,400 tents and 800 emergency shelter boxes.

Established in 1924, the Rotary Club of Beijing is a group of international professionals who come together to make friends and perform community service.

Rotary Club of Beijing members, most of whom make Beijing their home for many years, are deeply linked to China and historically committed to the long term health and well being of the Chinese community. We volunteer and donate funds locally to assist those in need. Club members contribute to development of the Chinese economy in their day job and do hands on charitable service with their friends in their spare time.

Rotary Club of Beijing is non-political and non-religious. There are 1.2 million Rotarians and 33,000 Rotary Clubs on all seven continents. The Beijing club is an independent club that is a part of this large international Rotary family. The Rotary Club of Beijing helps connect China to the world.

For more information, visit Rotary Club of Beijing at

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