In view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual General Meeting of the Riding for the Disabled Association was held on 1st December 2020, via video conferencing.

Dr. Anthony Chow, SBS, JP, Former President of RDA, and Mr. Thomas Yeung, Chairman of RDA reported on the major activities and achievements during 2020, including but not limited to the progress of the Para-Equestrian athletes, Hong Kong Junior Para-Dressage Training Programme, and also fund raising events such as, the RDA Annual Charity Ball and the Shek O Golf Club Anniversary Golf Day Luncheon. Dr. Chow expressed his gratitude to the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charity Trust and all donors for their continuous support to RDA.

During the meeting, Mr. John Witt was elected as the new Chairman of the Voting Members Committee succeeding Mr. John Slosar, who has voluntarily stepped down from this position while remaining as a Voting Member. Mr. Philip Chen, GBS, JP was elected as the new President of RDA succeeding Dr. Anthony Chow, SBS, JP. RDA would like to convey their sincere and heartfelt appreciation to both Mr. Slosar and Dr. Chow. Mr. Slosar had kindly supported us in a number of major events, and most notably co-hosted The 7th RDA Asia Pacific Conference Farewell Cocktail for all overseas and local delegates at his personal residence. Mr Slosar also led the founding of and represented the first Title Sponsorship at the 2016 Annual Charity Ball. Dr. Chow who has recently retired from his position after his six years of service as RDA’s President and also a previous Voting Member of RDA has supported RDA in many ways with his wise counsel and extensive experience and knowledge, as well as his many wonderful charity singing performances, which helped to secure a high number of donations at several of our Annual Charity Balls.

The 2020 Annual General Meeting concluded with good wishes for RDA to continue making positive contributions to the Hong Kong disabled community in the year ahead.

Suey Heung