将美与善推向全世界

【标题】将美与善推向全世界
【作者】赵莹莹
【日期】2014.10.14
【版次】11
【版名】慈善周刊
【正文】    ◎人物名片
    黄其光,1976年加入台北扶轮社,先后担任国际扶轮社副社长、理事、国际扶轮基金保管委员、地区总监、国际讲习会讲师、地域会议领导人、特别委员会委员、协调人与委员会委员及主委等职务。
    今年7月,当选2014—2015年度国际扶轮社总社社长,是国际扶轮社109年历史中首位华人社长。
    记者:提起国际扶轮社,似乎并不为中国的公众所熟知,您可否先简单介绍一下?
    黄其光:国际扶轮社始建于1905年,是世界上历史最悠久的一个服务性社团组织,提供博爱的服务,鼓励崇高的道德标准,并帮助建立世界的亲善与和平。
    世界上第一个扶轮社由一名年轻的律师保罗·哈理斯以友谊与了解的精神,结合一群各自以不同行业服务大众的男士,在美国伊利诺伊州芝加哥组织成立。社员中,每一事业及专业只限一人参加,迄今为止,这仍为扶轮社所遵行。最初的社员集会轮流在彼此的事业场所举行,此为“扶轮”名称的由来。
    目前,全世界有扶轮社3.4万余个,关注于社会上不同的需要,据此发起应对饥饿、贫穷、疾病及文盲的公益项目。近120多万名社员拥有一个共同的基本理念,即关怀帮助他人的“服务之理想”,时时牺牲奉献为“服务社会、造福人群”而努力。社员聚会除联谊外,更多的是讨论可以推行哪些社会服务。
    记者:在扶轮社,您是拥有38年资历的资深社员,且为台湾创造了多项“世界第一”。是什么信念支撑着您一路走到了今天?
    黄其光:还在读中学时,我因担任班长和联谊会会长,获得过扶轮社颁发的学生服务奖,当时就暗自下决心:将来有能力一定要加入。留学归国后,一次受邀参加扶轮社活动,把我的兴趣又重新燃了起来。
    30岁时,首次申请加入扶轮社的我,被社友们认为太年轻、成就不足,因此三度被拒之门外。直至后来不懈坚持,终于成为台北扶轮社的社员。凭借在大量任务中积累的经验,7年后,我当选台北扶轮社社长。可以说,如果没有最初的坚持,就不会有我今日的成就。
    41岁时,我当上了地区总监,开始在改变社友结构、吸引更多企业家参与上下功夫。仅一年时间成立了19家新社,这一纪录至今无人能及。2001年,我出任国际扶轮社副社长。
    国际扶轮社每年从全球537个区域中,选出17名理事进行社长选举。此次能从代表12个国家和地区的12位参选人中胜出,这是对我个人经历、贡献的一种肯定。未来,希望能吸引更多亚洲国家和地区的年轻人参与进来。
    记者:身为第一位华人总社长,您认为应如何推动中文成为国际扶轮社的官方语言之一?
    黄其光:国际扶轮社的官方语言包括英、法、西、德、意、葡、韩、日共8种语言。能否成为官方语言,取决于使用该种语言的社员人数多寡。按照规定,有5万名社友以上使用的语言可列入国际扶轮社法定语言。
    中国大陆目前仅有北京扶轮社与上海扶轮社,加上香港、澳门、台湾的社友也仅2.8万余人,上升空间很大。
    近20多年来,台湾扶轮社的捐款额度超过5300万美元,在全世界排名第6位。在这样的基础上,先将台湾的扶轮社会员数量增加到3.5万人以上,让使用中文的会员达到一定人数,是一种比较务实的做法。为此,我建议进一步壮大华语地区扶轮社的力量。这也是我在总社长任期内打出“光耀扶轮”口号、鼓励全球扶轮社友的行动方针之一。
    与此同时,台湾扶轮社广为传唱的《这是咱的扶轮社》被制成了近4万余张伴唱光碟,我希望全世界都能学这首歌,也期待中文早日成为国际扶轮的官方语言。
    记者:除去推动中文成为官方语言,在您任期内,还期望达成哪些目标?
    黄其光:国际扶轮社总社长必须“为世界服务”,因此我任期内的首要目标,就是与世界卫生组织密切合作,推动2018年在全球范围内根除小儿麻痹症。
    这项工作发展至今已近30年,在我上任前就已开始。早在1985年,扶轮社率先提出小儿麻痹症根除计划,联合国所属的世界卫生组织在1988年予以呼应,并与扶轮社一同推动施行。响应者中,还有微软创办人比尔·盖茨和妻子共同成立的比尔与梅琳达·盖茨基金会。
    至2012年年底,国际扶轮社已为该行动投入超过8.5亿美元捐款。比尔与梅琳达·盖茨基金会捐赠的金额也已超过3.5亿美元。去年6月,双方再次签署合作协议,共同新增的捐款将在2018年达到5.25亿美元。
    根据世界卫生组织的规定,当一个国家的最后一个小儿麻痹疫情消失,并在3年内确认没有新发病例,才能定性为“根除”。经过扶轮社的努力,全球目前尚有巴基斯坦、尼日利亚和阿富汗仍有小儿麻痹疫情。
    目前,全世界超过20亿儿童注射了疫苗。除去捐款购买疫苗,全球的扶轮社社员都在这一行动中从事着志愿服务工作。
    记者:身为总社社长,对于扶轮社中的年轻一代,您有怎样的寄语与期待?
    黄其光:身为国际扶轮社社长,特权之一就是有机会参访许多扶轮社的所在地。通常,我会去参加社友举办的各种活动,到扶轮社、地区年会、研习会中发表演说,鼓励从事服务的扶轮社员。身为社长,我也要对“扶轮家庭”所有的成员负责,这表示我也要支持扶轮最年轻一代的服务:我们的扶轮青年服务团团员、扶轮少年服务团团员、扶轮青少年交换学生、扶轮青少年领袖奖参加者。
    扶轮社社员的工作,总是让我感动、振奋,深受启发。当我看到新一代的工作,也会有同样的感觉,甚至经常感到惊喜。这不仅因为他们工作的品质,而是他们思考的创意与聪慧。我看着他们所做的,心里不只是想“做的真好”,还会认为“构想真棒”。面对同样的问题,每个人会有不同的解决方法。在扶轮社,多样性就是我们的长处。
    在提供帮助时,我们试着以长远的眼光来看我们的服务,期望服务带来的利好能够长久,可以在参与结束后持续发挥影响力。就我的经验来看,我们的年轻一代也有相同的感觉,诸如以创新的方式来处理环境议题,运用于全球。当年我加入扶轮社时,环境议题很少出现在我们的脑海。对今天的年轻人来说,这些问题是当务之急。他们的视点对扶轮服务是宝贵的贡献,我们应给予鼓励且大力支持。就像他们会向我们学习一样,我们也应该以他们为师。


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[Title] The beauty and goodness to the world 
[the author] Zhao Yingying 
[Date] 2014.10.14 
[Revision] 11 
[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.