The idea to for a Rotary Club for Luyang was mooted during the visit to Sabah by a group of Rotarians from Rotary Club of Luchu, Taiwan ROC. The group was led by a Rotarian who was also a former Past President of Luchu Junior Chamber and one of the goals of the visit was to get a sister club in Kota Kinabalu. The suggestion was for a new club to be formed consisting of a few of the past Jaycees, especially those from Kota Kinabalu Junior Chamber who are now in the Rotary Clubs.
With the approval and encouragement given by then the District Governor, PDG Datuk George Ginibun, a protem committee was formed by Protem President, Rotarian Vincent Wong from Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu South, PP Christopher Ng from Rotary Club of Likas Bay and Rtn Chin Kah Thing from the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu. Together with about 20 other contacts, a few meetings were held for a new Club to be sponsored by Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu South, under the presidency of PP Dr Garnesh.
After a period of 2 months of weekly gathering on Thursday evening from 6.00 to 7.00 pm followed by dinner and fellowship, the Rotary Club of Luyang was finally chartered by Rotary International on 18th June, 1997 and the Club was incorporated with the Malaysian Registrar of Societies on 2 March 1998.
We can proudly say that the Rotary Club of Luyang is now on a firm footing, with membership of 23 and growing. As envisioned, the Rotary Club of Luchu is now our sister club. The Rotary Club of Luyang has also sponsored the formation of the Interact Club of Shan Tao in 1997 and the Rotaract Club of Luyang in 1998.