Meeting Date

March 14, 2018

Attendants

Committee members: Andrew Ng, Joe Shum, Edmund Leung, Stephen Ching, Francis Au

Other members:  Paulus Ng, Yip-Chi Li

Minutes

The president thanked everyone for the attendance, especially Kim Wong and Colin Hong since they are young alumni and first time to attend the monthly meeting.

  1. Approve meeting agenda

The meeting agenda was approved.

2. Adopt last meeting minutes

Motion to adopt last meeting minutes was passed.

3. Report on past activities

There were no activities since the last meeting.

4. Upcoming events

a)    Wah Yan College Kowloon Alumni Association of Ontario (WYKAAO) Spring Dinner.

It will be held on March 31, 2018. Six members committed to attend. Andrew will send out email to all members inviting them to join in.

b)    St. Joseph Anglo Chinese School Ontario Alumni Association dinner.

It will be held on March 17,2018 ( Sat. ) at Shangri-la Banquet and Convention Centre. The dinner will start at 7 pm and the cost was $75/person. We will have seven representatives attending.

c)     The president is going to host a karaoke dinner/lunch for joint schools. Everyone is welcome to join.

 d)    Joe Shum would find some hiking trails information. Further communication by email to all.

e)     Bernard, our vice-president, is coming back in May to Toronto. Hiking, karaoke, BBQ can be arranged.

f)     Joint School is planning a day trip to visit ginseng farm in Ontario. Details will be announced later.

g)    Wah Yan Centennial Celebration and International Conference update

Nov.30 to Dec.2,2019 in Hong Kong. Some tours to South East Asia such as Taiwan could be arranged.

5. Our sincere condolences to Martin Li's family on the passing of his father March 5,2018. Our prayers are with him and his family as he travels to Hong Kong to attend the funeral.

6. Regarding our Facebook, Website and emails, the president said thanks to Lawrence and Paulus for their contribution. The emails should be used to communicate meeting minutes, events, reminders, updates to our members. Keep members informed about our existence.

7. Andrew brought up the point raised by Lawrence Tsui about who should be empowered to communicate with executive committee or members. Andrew stated that we must exercise due diligence. The president can designate members of the executive committee to do the communication job. Paulus suggested the president, vice-president and secretary can use the lists to communicate for the stated purpose.

The president distribute an Email and website Rules and Ethic prepared by Lawrence to the committee members for comments.  He also asked those who would like and need access to let him know.

8. Joe Shum, our treasurer, mentioned some ideas by email on January 26,2018. We tried hard to boost up our membership participation but with only limited resources. Perhaps we can cooperate or work together with other schools in some events such as monthly meeting, picnic, AGM, BBQ, etc. The combined resources of two alumni can be much more effective and contribute better participation. Of course, such initiative should require the counterpart exco’s awareness, agreement and support first.

Andrew said that we need to seek opportunities to collaborate with other schools especially Wah Yan Kowloon and Joint School. We also need to encourage members to participate in events organized by WYK and Joint School.

9. Student Ambassadors

The president suggested to put Toronto back into the map for Wah Yan Boys as Google is building a campus in Downtown and Amazon may warehouse in Mississauga area. He will be able to accommodate both Wah Yan boys in his house. All agreed.

Andrew will discuss with Jeff Mah of WYKAAO.

10. AGM 2018

The president would like to invite all past presidents to select a date for the AGM dinner. It is usually cheaper on Sunday, so Sept. 9 or Sept.16 or Oct.21 or Oct.28. We will try to get the cost from $400-$450 a table. Cost $50/person so that we can at least have some funding to pay for expense.

Andrew will contact a couple of restaurant for availability and menu.

6. A.O.B.

The president will be in Hong Kong (April 12,13 and 14) and Vancouver May 20-22.

8. Next meeting date

The next meeting date has to be determined. The president said that it will likely be early May 2018 .

The meeting was adjourned around 9:30 pm.

Meeting Date

January 24, 2018

Attendants

Committee members: Andrew Ng, Joe Shum, Edmund Leung, Stephen Ching, Francis Au

Other members:  Martin Li, Tony Tang, Yip-Chi Li

Minutes

The president thanked everyone for the attendance.

  1. Approve meeting agenda

The meeting agenda was approved.

2. Adopt last meeting minutes

Motion to adopt last meeting minutes was passed.

3. Report on past activities

There were no activities since the last meeting.

4. Upcoming events

a)     Joint School Chinese New Year Dinner

In celebration of Chinese New Year, the dinner was scheduled on Feb.10,2018 ( Sat. ).

The cost would be $50/person. There might be a clash since some other events were arranged on that day. According to the committee of Joint School, the response was not satisfactory. From our association, there would be about 14 persons to attend the dinner. The president suggested to have a discount for student members.

b)      St. Joseph Anglo Chinese School Ontario Alumni Association dinner.

It will be held on March 17,2018 ( Sat. ) at Shangri-la Banquet and Convention Centre. The dinner will start at 7 pm and the cost was $75/person. Stephen and Martin would like to attend the dinner.

c)      Centennial Celebration in 2019.

The president reminded that our mother school would celebrate 100th anniversary in 2019. We should plan a school visit or meet with students. That year might be the year when our school would be under DSS. We should have our travel plan to match with the date of the celebration.

 

5. Website and Facebook

The president suggested to link the Wah Yan Ontario Facebook which was administered by Lawrence with the Wah Yan College HK official website. Besides, the cost of the Ontario website which was run by Paulus was about $100 per year. It was much easier to send or add email through the new technology.

6. A.O.B.

a)      Martin stated that it was a good idea to invite all past presidents to AGM dinner and the day should be arranged as soon as possible.

b)      The history of our association was discussed and some joint school activities were mentioned such as Valentine Ball in downtown.

 

8. Next meeting date

The next meeting date has to be determined. The president said that it will likely be early March 2018 .

The meeting was adjourned around 9:30 pm.

Meeting Date

November 8, 2017

Attendants

Committee members: Andrew Ng, Joe Shum, Edmund Leung, Stephen Ching, Francis Au

Other members: Paulus Ng, Martin Li, Tony Tang, Kim Wong, Colin Hong

Minutes

The president thanked everyone for the attendance, especially Kim Wong and Colin Hong since they are young alumni and first time to attend the monthly meeting.

  1. Approve meeting agenda

The meeting agenda was approved.

2. Adopt last meeting minutes

Motion to adopt last meeting minutes was passed.

3. Report on past activities

a)    Annual General Meeting

The president reconfirmed the committee members' positions and titles. Colin Hong was added to the committee as Student Liaison.

b)     Annual Dinner 2017

Francis Au said that some guests stated there were lots of presents in the dinner. Tony Tang pointed out that was a good thing. Paulus Ng reminded that some gifts were donated by past presidents and some were bought by him, funded by the Association. The price of the mug is $8 each and lots of guests like the design very much. Martin Li pointed out that it was the only year with no entertainment or games but the atmosphere and attendance were great.

4. Upcoming events

a)     Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation Movie Night

A fund -raising movie is going to be organised by Hong Fook on Dec.8 2017 (Fri.) at 6:30 pm. Members are encouraged to buy the tickets since one of the organisers is our alumni. Eight tickets were ordered and Stephen Ching reminded that members could arrange dinner together after watching the movie.

b)      St Mary Canossian College (Ontario) 30th Anniversary dinner.

Members are encouraged to take part in this dinner on Nov.25, 2017 (Sat.).The price is $65 per person.

c)      Joint -school New Year Celebration Dinner.

The dinner will be held on Feb.10, 2018 (Sat) at Golden Court Restaurant, Richmond Hill.

d)      Hiking, table-tennis, badminton and bridge may be organised.

Francis Au would find some more information about badminton and table-tennis for our members.

e)     An event with the student members will be planned. Colin Hong will work with the student members to arrange.

5. To recognize Stephen Ching’s dedicated work for the Ontario Chapter, the president proposed to name him the Honorary President. The motion was seconded by Edmund Leung, voted and passed.

6. Update of email contact list and website

Paulus Ng stated that he was working on the new website and one email account has been set up. We should announce the new website to the members. A work group was set up and will be responsible for the maintenance of the site. The members are: Paulus Ng, Andrew Ng, Colin Hong, Kim Wong and Francis Au. A meeting is scheduled on Nov 15, 2017 for the work group.

7. A.O.B.

a)        Colin Hong said that the design of the soccer jersey was nice and would like to order one.

b)       Joe Shum reimbursed members for expenses incurred for the annual dinner.

8. Next meeting date

The next meeting date has to be determined. The president said that it will likely be in January 2018 due to members travelling and the holiday season.

The meeting was adjourned around 9:30 pm.

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