Overseas Alumnae

** Posted on 8 September 2015:
The AA Newsletter Team is happy to present this Premier Issue, with heartfelt stories on 13 overseas alumnae from nine cities. Mrs Ruth Lee, former YW Principal, has done a lot to strengthen the overseas alumnae network and this Premier issue launched at her retirement is a tribute to her wonderful contribution over the years. [ Premier Issue ]

Contributions for the Spring Issue 2016 are most welcome. Submission could be sent to the Editors of AA Newsletter by email to alumnae@ywgs.edu.hk

** Posted on 6 June 2014:
Dr Frank Wan, President of the YWGSAA, has written a message to the overseas alumnae to announce the setup of an Overseas Alumnae Liaison Group which aims to coordinate better communication and sharing between Hong Kong and overseas alumnae. The co-ordinator of the Group is Ms. FOK Oi Ying Alice who may be reached by email oiyingfok@yahoo.com or alumnae@ywgs.edu.hk. [ President's Message ]

Vancouver ChapterContact person: Audrey Yeung

Latest news: On 13 April 2013, a total of 65 alumnae of Ying Wa Boys and Girls, and past teachers participated in a very successful fund-raising dinner. [ more ]

Background: The formation of Alumni Association in Vancouver was initiated by a few early immigrants of YWGs whose husbands were graduated from Ying Wa College way back in the early "80s with founders of less than 8.

With the influx of H.K. immigrants to Vancouver later in the years, YWGS and YW College Alumni Association, Vancouver Chapter, was formally organized 25 years ago. We now have about 120 YWGS and 30 YWBC members in our directory, though about 30% may not be up-to-date over time.

Our Annual Dinners were usually held in spring. In recent years, we invited speakers from our alumnae to give us professional advice on topics of interest like health, estate management, botany, etc. In the last 10 years, we have a moderate participants of 50 including some supportive spouses. [ Gathering 2005 ] [ Gathering 2008 ] [ Gathering 2009 ] [ Gathering 2010 ] [ Gathering 2012 ] [ Gathering 2013 ]

Toronto Chapter Contact person: Yolanda Shin

Latest news: On 27 September 2013, over 100 alumnae celebrated the 25th anniversary. A documentary DVD souvenir was made for the event. Finishingthe night with auction, sales and raffle draws, a total of CAD2,800 was raised for the School Redevelopment Fund. [ more ]

Background: The alumnae community in Toronto first started in July, 1988 when Miss Kwan Yeuk Laan and a few graduates from the Class of '59 gathered about 100 past students and staff members for dinner when Mrs. Katherine Chau, Miss Lam Sui Sum and Miss Yau Ping Wai visited Toronto.

Ever since then, graduates from Class of '59 voluntarily coordinated alumnae in Toronto for Annual Dinners every summer. This has become a tradition and their in the past 21 years, this coordinating work has been passed on to graduates of Class of '71, '70 and now to Yolanda of Class of '77.
[ Gathering 2005 ] [ Gathering 2008 ] [ Gathering 2009 ] [ Gathering 2010 ] [ Gathering 2012 ] [ Gathering 2013 ]

Australia ChapterContact person: Esther Cheang

Latest news: A yum-cha lunch was organised on 18 December 2013 at Golden Hawk Chinese Restaurant, Ryde-Eastwood League Club, Sydney.

Los Angels ChapterContact persons: Mrs Jenny Lew Fong Yuk Chee; Mrs Wing Chan Tsang

Latest news: On 6 August 2013, with the enthusiasm and kindness of some alumnae in LA, they have had their first ever gathering of YW girls ranging from the 1930's to 2004 - a historic moment they said. [ Gathering 2013 ]

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