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In the 60・s, there was a folk dance group under the Chinese Students Weekly in Hong Kong. The members gathered every week to enjoy dancing. In 1967, the Weekly ended and the folk dance group had to be dismissed. Those group members, who were young students and already tied with deep friendship, then organized themselves and inaugurated the Budlet Folk Dance Club (the Club) on 10 September 1967. Later in December 1973, the Club was registered as a non-profit making organization, and further as a charity organization on 9 April 1990 in Hong Kong.


A lot of changes and challenges were faced by the Club in the past 50 years. Yet the key objective of the Club to promote folk dance has never been changed. The Club organized regular training classes of western folk dances, invited dance masters from overseas to come to Hong Kong to teach in workshops and private classes for the public and the members. Through the years, the club participated actively in various open dance competitions and performances; and received numerous awards.


Currently there are 97 Club members. While the administration and organizing activities of the Club are carried out by the Executive Committee, the members actively assist in the work and participate. thus contributing to making years of success. The Club was also honoured to have 12 Honorary Advisors who gave valuable advices.


Objective


To study and promote folk dance; to provide non-profit making dance activities to the general public.


Constitution (in brief)


Every member has equal status and right. The Annual General Meeting of the Members (AGM) assumes the highest authority, while routine running of the Club rests with the Executive Committee of 11 members, who are elected in the AGM. The Ex-com members serve the Club and do not enjoy special privileges, the same applies to senior members, voluntary dance tutors.


The fund of the Club is restricted to be used in accordance with the Club・s objective. Members serve the Club voluntarily and are not remunerated.


Any trainee of the Club・s dance training classes can apply to join the Club, and subject to the approval of the AGM become a member of the Club.

 

2018 Budlet Folk Dance Club Executive Committee

Chairman:

Mr Dominic HO

Vice Chairman:

Ms Anna CHU

Secretary:

Ms Karen HO & Ms Wilover YAU

Dance Executive:

Ms Cora CHOU & Ms Tracy TSE

Treasurer:

Mr. Gere CHENG

Steward:

Mr. Kam-shing LUI & Ms Rita LEUNG

Recreation:

Ms Mandy CHEUNG

Costume:

Ms Tammy KEUNG

Honoray Advisors in 2018

Local:

Mrs. Joan CAMPBELL, Ms Pearl CHAN, Ms. Tania TANG, Mr. SIN Yuen, Mrs. LO LIU Yiu Chee, Mr. LAU Pui-hung

Overseas:

Mrs. Betty GARIES, Mr. Bruce MITCHELL, Mr. Theodor VASILESCU, Mr.Jeff O'CONNOR, Ms Zivana VAJSAROVA