In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
• Greetings from District 5040 – DG Ron Neukommn
• Greeting from Rotary Club of Gibsons
• Li...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
Dr. Fong Sec - Rotarian 1920 - 1938
• Past President – Rotary Club of Shanghai - 1931
• Rota...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
Forward: Dr. Laura Lum Fong – March 6, 1966
• My husband never wanted any publicity for hims...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
Born Dec. 3, 1869, Sunning (Toishan) Kwangtung
• 2nd child of poorest of the poor farmers
• ...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
1882 Age 13 to America – San Francisco & Sacramento
• Anti-Chinese, discrimination, persecut...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
1889 – 1897 Meet and support by Good Friends
• Uneducated uncle – Importance of English
• Co...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
1889 – 1906
• Pamona College – High school and Freshman
• University of California – Bachelo...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
1906 Return to China
• Kauntung & Kwangsi Foreign Language College
• English Instructor
• Gr...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
1907 Imperial Competitive Examination
• 33rd of Emperor Kwangshu - Beijing
• 3rd Degree Grad...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
1908 - 1929
Commercial Press : Writing, Publishing, and Editing of all English
text books
• ...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
1920 – 1938 Rotary club of Shanghai and RI
• Classification: Printing and Publishing
• Well ...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
1920 – 1938 Rotary club of Shanghai and RI
• The Most Outstanding Figure in Rotary in China
...
In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec
1908 - 1929
• 1911 1 in 400 receive education, 1914 1 in 50
• Democracy + Education = Hope f...
• Dr. Fong Sec 1907 – after passing the
Imperial Examination
• Dr. Fong is a “Builder”
• Pave way for better understanding...
• Dr. Fong’s family
1930
• Busy life but find
time for work of
social usefulness
• Courage, vision,
adventure spirit
• Lea...
• Suffered in his
young age
• But gave his all
to others
• 1938 very ill in
bed but
continue work
for Rotary and
YMCA,
chu...
• Received Doctor of Law
at Pomona College 1922
• President of the
Advertising Club of
China
• Key involvement in
Institut...
RI Director
• Japan
• Australia
• Europe
• Malaysia
• Heir by birth to the wisdom
of an ancient and
wonderful people, scholar
as well of western learning,
holding all these c...
• Scott road residence
• Published many books
but do not take copy
right or any royalty
• Chinese peasant to a shining
light
• Introduce modern education in
the early decades of 20th
century
• Pioneer and creat...
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Dr. Fong Foo Sec, Past Rotary International Director

  1. 1. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec • Greetings from District 5040 – DG Ron Neukommn • Greeting from Rotary Club of Gibsons • Life Story of Dr. Fong Sec •Private Published Biography by Wing Kwong •Dedicated to Those Who Follow Him
  2. 2. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec Dr. Fong Sec - Rotarian 1920 - 1938 • Past President – Rotary Club of Shanghai - 1931 • Rotary International Director – 1933 - 1938 • District 97,98 Governor of China and Philippine
  3. 3. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec Forward: Dr. Laura Lum Fong – March 6, 1966 • My husband never wanted any publicity for himself • Would support any effort that would be beneficial to Youth • His life story to bring encouragement to those who needs it • Not for Dr. Fong but for the principle and ideals he stood for
  4. 4. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec Born Dec. 3, 1869, Sunning (Toishan) Kwangtung • 2nd child of poorest of the poor farmers • Ran short of rice – half hungry, eat taro & sweet potatoe • Tending water-buffalo, working in the farm • Learn Four Books and Five Classics
  5. 5. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec 1882 Age 13 to America – San Francisco & Sacramento • Anti-Chinese, discrimination, persecution, murder • Insulted by men, abused by other youth • Spit, kicked and beaten but saved by a woman • Lack of nutrition, poor food, suffered with tuberculosis • Play and gamble
  6. 6. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec 1889 – 1897 Meet and support by Good Friends • Uneducated uncle – Importance of English • Congregation Church Pastor Chin • Salvation Army people • Earning money by washing dishes, scrubbing floor, picking fruit
  7. 7. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec 1889 – 1906 • Pamona College – High school and Freshman • University of California – Bachelor of Arts • Columbia University – M.A. – English and Master of Education
  8. 8. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec 1906 Return to China • Kauntung & Kwangsi Foreign Language College • English Instructor • Great Teacher – kindness, patience, modesty, sincerity to all of his students were most touching and impressive beyond description • Model Scholar - worth of the students and their admiration
  9. 9. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec 1907 Imperial Competitive Examination • 33rd of Emperor Kwangshu - Beijing • 3rd Degree Graduate Chin Shih – Doctor of Literature • Appointed to Ministry of Communication – declined
  10. 10. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec 1908 - 1929 Commercial Press : Writing, Publishing, and Editing of all English text books • Supply 40% Chinese Universities all text books • Supply 70% of all other reading books/magazines • 35 branches, hundreds of agents • Shanghai 5000 men – building presses, education toys, composing & printing
  11. 11. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec 1920 – 1938 Rotary club of Shanghai and RI • Classification: Printing and Publishing • Well known in Education and Social Work • Gave full support to Rotary in Shanghai and International • Close friend of Paul Harris, Speaker at RI Boston 1933 • First Chinese on RI Board of Director
  12. 12. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec 1920 – 1938 Rotary club of Shanghai and RI • The Most Outstanding Figure in Rotary in China • One of the Best Chinese Citizens • Loved and served his country, and more, loved and served the world • Best years of his life to interpreting the West to East with kindness and love
  13. 13. In Memory of Dr. Fong Foo Sec 1908 - 1929 • 1911 1 in 400 receive education, 1914 1 in 50 • Democracy + Education = Hope for the Future
  14. 14. • Dr. Fong Sec 1907 – after passing the Imperial Examination • Dr. Fong is a “Builder” • Pave way for better understanding and good will towards international understanding • Great Educator with loving kindness • Truth and helpful to others at all times
  15. 15. • Dr. Fong’s family 1930 • Busy life but find time for work of social usefulness • Courage, vision, adventure spirit • Leader in YMCA
  16. 16. • Suffered in his young age • But gave his all to others • 1938 very ill in bed but continue work for Rotary and YMCA, churches
  17. 17. • Received Doctor of Law at Pomona College 1922 • President of the Advertising Club of China • Key involvement in Institute for Chinese Blind, Lepers, Child Welfare, Nanyang Commercial Academy, YMCA.
  18. 18. RI Director • Japan • Australia • Europe • Malaysia
  19. 19. • Heir by birth to the wisdom of an ancient and wonderful people, scholar as well of western learning, holding all these combined riches in the service of a great heart: internationalist, educator, modest Christian gentleman. This is an honorable day in the history of Pomona College for it is the pleasure and privilege of the institution by vote of the faculty and trustees to confer upon the degree of Doctor of Laws
  20. 20. • Scott road residence • Published many books but do not take copy right or any royalty
  21. 21. • Chinese peasant to a shining light • Introduce modern education in the early decades of 20th century • Pioneer and create modern literature & textbooks for the young

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