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We welcome you to visit these web pages of the Royal Over-Seas League's
Hong Kong Branch.

Ours is a non-profit pan-Commonwealth club, which seeks to enhance international understanding
and to increase international friendship.

This Hong Kong Branch arranges a variety of social and cultural gatherings,
and also does much to support local and Commonwealth charities. For example,
we arrange day trips for groups of blind and disabled people, and our Queen's Jubilee
garden party resulted in the purchase of a horse (which we re-named Jubilee) for
the Hong Kong Riding for the Disabled Association.

You can find details of our Branch gatherings, past and future, at FUNCTIONS
on this website.

Details of our support to a range of charities can also be found here.

As a royal society in Hong Kong, we have also arranged several 'royal' functions here.
Over the years, these have included a large garden party with TRHs Earl and
Countess of Wessex (Prince Edward) during the Golden Jubilee year of our
Patron H.M. The Queen; a reception during the 2008 Olympics
with Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal (Princess Anne); and a reception
with HRH The Princess Michael of Kent; as well as arranging a cathedral
service for HM The Queen's 80th birthday.

There is always an international mix of people at our Hong Kong functions,
of a variety of ages, and from all walks of life.

All this is done by the volunteers on the Committee. I would like here to pay
tribute to our ever-supportive Branch Patrons and Committee Officers, without
whose ready and unstinting input nothing would be possible.

We hope that you will wish to attend some of our gatherings, and to join
our non-profit club.

Paul Surtees
Founder: ROSL Hong Kong & ROSL Riyadh.


At the April 2009 reception for
HRH the Princess Michael of Kent, held at the China Club (by kind
permission of Sir David Tang, ROSL Branch Patron).

Branch Patrons Dame Anson Chan (centre) and the British
Consul-General Mr. Andrew Seaton (right), with Mr. Surtees
on the left.