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[Title] The beauty and goodness to the world
[the author] Zhao Yingying
[version name] Charity Week
[text] ◎ character cards
Huang Qiguang, 1976 joined the Rotary Club of Taipei, has served Rotary International vice president, director, International Rotary Foundation Trustees, Regional Director, International Seminar lecturer, regional leaders meeting, the Special Committee members, coordinators and committee members and the chairman and other duties.
July of this year, was elected 2014-2015 total annual Rotary International club president, is Rotary International 109-year history of the first Chinese president.
Reporter: Lift Rotary International, does not seem well known to the Chinese public, Can you briefly explain?
Huang Qiguang: Rotary International was founded in 1905, is the world's oldest service club an organization that provides humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
The world's first Rotary club by a young lawyer Paul Harris in the spirit of friendship and understanding, combined with a group to different sectors of the public service men each, was founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States organization. Members, each business and professional people to participate in only one, so far, it is still being complied with Rotary. The original members take turns in each other's business meeting held in place, this is the origin of the "Rotary" name.
Currently, worldwide there are 3.4 million Rotary months, focus on the different needs of the community, to respond accordingly initiated hunger, poverty, disease and illiteracy in public projects. Nearly more than 120 million members have a common basic idea that caring help "ideal service" to others, dedication to "serve the community, Zaofurenqun" and efforts always sacrifice.In addition to networking party members, but more of a discussion of what social services can be implemented.
Reporter: Rotary Club, you are a senior with 38 years seniority members, and for Taiwan to create a number of "world first." What faith sustained you go all the way today?
Huang Qiguang: When still in high school, I was a squad leader and served as president of the Association, won the Rotary Club awarded the Student Service Award, was secretly determined: the future must have the ability to join. After returning from abroad, once invited to participate in Rotary activities to interest me again fired up.
30 years old, first applied to join the Rotary Club of me, was considered too young community of the faithful, lack of achievement, and therefore have been shut out three times. Until later unremitting insistence, finally became Taipei Rotary Club members. With experience accumulated in a large number of tasks, seven years later, I was elected president of the Rotary Club of Taipei.We can say that if there is no initial insistence, I would not be what it is today.
41 years old, I became a regional director, Rotarians began to change the structure and attract more entrepreneurs to participate in the efforts. Only a year set up a 19 Novosti, the record so far no one can. 2001, I served as vice president of Rotary International.
Rotary International year from 537 regions of the world, the 17 members were elected president elections. The representatives of 12 candidates from among the 12 countries and regions, win, this is my personal experience, a contribution to the affirmation. In the future, hoping to attract more young Asian countries and regions involved.
Reporter: As the first Chinese president always, you should consider how to promote Chinese has become one of the official languages f Rotary International?
Huang Qiguang: Rotary International's official languages nclude English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, JCP 8 languages. Can become the official language, depending on the number of persons languages embers. According to regulations, there are more than 50,000 Rotarians language used by Rotary International can be included in the statutory language.
Mainland China currently only Beijing and Shanghai Rotary Club Rotary Club, together with Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Rotarians are only 2.8 million people, up very big.
Past 20 years, Taiwan Rotary donation amount over 53 million U.S. dollars, ranking the first six in the world. On this basis, the first member of the Rotary Club of Taiwan amount to 3.5 million people, so that the use of Chinese to reach a certain number of members, is a more pragmatic approach. For this reason, I suggest that further expansion of Chinese regional Rotary power. This is what I play. "Glorious Rotary" slogan in the total term of the president, one course of action to encourage Rotarians worldwide are.
At the same time, Taiwan Rotary widely sung "This is tantamount to the Rotary Club," is made p of nearly 40,000 sheets accompaniment CD, and I hope the whole world can learn this song, but also expect Chinese would become international Rotary official language wheel.
Reporter: Remove promote Chinese as the official language, in your term of office, which is also expected to reach the goal?
Huang Qiguang: Total Rotary International president must "for the World Service," so the primary goal of my tenure, is working closely with the World Health Organization, in 2018 to promote the eradication of polio worldwide.
This work has been nearly 30 years of development, before I took office began. As early as 1985, first proposed the Rotary polio eradication program, World Health Organization of the United Nations belongs to be echoed in 1988, and together with the Rotary Club to promote the implementation. Response persons, as well as Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
By the end of 2012, Rotary International has invested over 850 million U.S. dollars donation for the action. The amount of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated more than 350 million U.S. dollars. Last June, the two sides once again signed a cooperation agreement to jointly new donations will reach $ 525 million in 2018.
According to the World Health Organization, and when the last polio epidemic disappearance of a country, and confirmed in three years no new cases can be characterized as "eradicated." After the efforts of the Rotary Club, the world is currently still in Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan are still polio epidemic.
Currently, more than 2 billion children worldwide vaccinated. Remove donations to buy vaccines, Rotarians worldwide are engaged in volunteer service work in this action.
Reporter: As the total club president, Rotary Club for the younger generation, you have a kind of message to the expectations?
Huang Qiguang: As president of Rotary International, one of the privileges is the opportunity to visit many Rotary clubs are located. Normally, I would go Rotarians participate in various activities organized by the Rotary district conference, seminars in a speech to encourage Rotarians in service.As president, I have on the "Family of Rotary" All the members are responsible for, which means that I have to support the youngest generation Rotary service: Our Rotary Youth Service Corps, Corps Junior Rotary, Rotary Rotary Youth Exchange students, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards participants.
Rotarians work, always moved me, excited, inspired. When I saw the work of a new generation will have the same feeling, and often pleasantly surprised. This is not only because of the quality of their work, but they think the creativity and intelligence. I looked at what they do, and my heart does not just want to "do nice", but also that "the idea awesome." Faced with the same problem, everyone will have different solutions. In Rotary, diversity is our strengths.
In providing help, we try to make a long-term point of view of our services, expect good service can bring long-term, can continue to exert influence in the participation ends. In my experience, our young people have the same feeling, such as an innovative way to deal with environmental issues, applied globally. Year when I joined the Rotary Club, environmental issues rarely appear in our minds. Today's young people, these issues are a priority. Their viewpoints Rotary service is a valuable contribution, we should give encouragement and support. Like they will learn from us, we should take them as teachers.