Wong takes over as President of Newtownabbey Rotary Club

Stephen Clarke, Past President of the Rotary Club of Newtownabbey presents William Wong with the chain of office as William was installed as the new President. INNT 27-069-FP
Stephen Clarke, Past President of the Rotary Club of Newtownabbey presents William Wong with the chain of office as William was installed as the new President. INNT 27-069-FP

THE new President of the Rotary Club of Newtownabbey is Mr William Wong, who was installed this week.

Mr Wong, who is originally from Hong Kong, has lived in Northern Ireland for over 40 years and has been a great supporter of the club’s charity and community work since 1999.

William, who runs his own travel agency, is also involved with the family hotel and catering businesses - Lansdowne Court Hotel and Welcome Restaurant Group. The family is unique in that Mr Wong’s three brothers are also members of Rotary clubs in the Belfast area.

William is a busy man and despite him making several trips to Asia each year still finds time to be a keen golfer. He is an accomplished chef and has given many demonstrations of Chinese cookery in aid of Newtownabbey Rotary Club’s fundraising events for local charities.

Mr Wong said: “I will have a busy year as President and one of my main objectives is to raise the awareness of Rotary in the Newtownabbey area.”

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