The proclamation of Humble Rotary Chop Suey Day, from left are Oran Bain, Susan Brodbeck and Master Wang.
What are the threads that make up the fabric of world peace? Is the understanding of other cultures one of those threads? Does an understanding of the values of martial arts play a part? Is harmony within the martial arts community a start in the weaving of the threads? Does the devotion to a mentor whose goal was peace and harmony in the Martial Arts community and peace in the world play a part? Does the commitment to continue that mentors goal of world peace play a part? Do focus, concentration, discipline, dedication, and respect play a part in the weaving process? What role does observing a Rotarian serving at an annual Humble Thanksgiving meal serve? What are the threads of Rotary that play a role in this weaving process? What about the Eradication of Polio from all but three countries? What about Rotary’s Four Way Test that is a guide to integrity?
What about the membership of 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs located in more than 200 countries? What role does health, culture and kindness to animals (& People) play?
Grand Master Victor Cheng had a vision for harmony within the martial arts community and also world peace. Master Wang, a devoted Rotarian, was inspired by his mentor and dear friend and wants to keep this vision alive. He wants to be a part of this weaving process in the fabric of peace. He wants to match up the values of the martial arts community with those of Rotary and hopefully develop a few threads that will be a part of the fabric of peace. He has a vision of a Chinese Rotary Club in Houston. He has offered the Rotary Club of Humble the opportunity to cosponsor his 13th annual Celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which has progressed from an event that three years ago had 150 in attendance to an expected attendance this year more than 5000. The event will be recognized as the Humble Rotary Chop Suey Day.
Humble Rotary Chop Suey Day will definitely be a “Chop Suey” in that it will bring a mixture of many events. There will be some scholarships and donations to worthy organizations (by Master Wang’s event), there will be performances by Bill “Superfoot” Wallace, An Elvis impersonator, Christian choral music and International renowned.