Overseas Alumnae
** Posted on 20 February 2017:
The fourth issue of Overseas Alumnae Newsletter has just been released. Its cover story is a report on the Thanksgiving Dinner - celebrating Rev. C. C. Lee's 50 years of ordination into the Christian Ministry. Other articles include Greetings from Ms Yau Ping Wai and latest news from various Overseas Alumnae Chapters. There are some sharings from alumnae who has worked/studied overseas in Taipei, Genoa and Beijing. Moreover, Ms Lindy Mogford, former YW teacher in late 70s, also shared her fond memory of YW. Enjoy your reading! [ Fourth Issue ]

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Vancouver ChapterContact person: Ms Audrey Yeung

Latest news: Ying Wa alumni enjoyed a wonderful gathering at Fisherman's Terrace Seafood Restaurant on April 29, 2017. This time, we have raised $1,170 CAD for the Ying Wa Girls' School redevelopment fund from raffle ticket sales! [ photo ]

On 9 April 2016, alumnae of Ying Wa Boys and Girls, and past teachers had a wonderful gathering. Total number of participants was 63, including our beloved teacher Mr. Lee Chik Fong and his wife. To help raise fund for our School Redevelopment, we had our raffle tickets for a collection of cute items donated by our members. Read an article from Ms Audrey Yeung.

Happy news: Vancouver Chapter is able to name the Project Based Learning Centre Room in our new school site! Halleluiah! Praise the Lord for His Grace given to our School!

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, they have a moderate participants of 50 including some supportive spouses. [ Gathering 2005 ] [ Gathering 2008 ] [ Gathering 2009 ] [ Gathering 2010 ] [ Gathering 2012 ] [ Gathering 2013 ] [ Gathering 2014 [ Gathering 2015 ] [ Gathering 2016 ]

Toronto Chapter Contact person: Ms Yolanda Shin

Latest news: On 25 September 2016, 58 alumnae participated the Annual Dinner this year, a much smaller number than usual. Nonetheless, we had a very enjoyable evening filled with laughter and fun. Thanks to our Principal Mr Kwan's Powerpoint presentation, we were updated with the Redevelopment progress as well as the achievements of present students of our alma mater.Read an article written by Ms Yolanda Shin.

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 ] [ Gathering 2015 ] [ Gathering 2016 ]

Australia ChapterContact person: Ms Esther Cheang


Latest news: On 17 May 2016, alumnae had a happy gathering over lunch in the Golden Hawk Chinese Restaurant.

Four months later on 30 Sep 2016, we spent a relaxing half-day at Auburn Botanical Gardens, in touch with the wonderful nature followed by an afternoon tea at Eastwood.

[ Activity report 2015 ]

Southern California (Los Angeles) ChapterContact persons: Mrs Jenny Lew Fong Yuk Chee / Mrs Wing Chan Tsang


Latest news: On 11 Feb 2017, Lantern Festival, alumnae and family had a lunch gathering to celebrate the Lunar Year of Rooster.

In 2016, we met twice on 28 May and 1 Oct for lunch. [ Article 1 ] [ Article 2 ]

On 29 October 2015, in honour of the visit of Mrs Ruth Lee, we had a warm and sweet gathering.

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 ]

Northern California (San Francisco Bay Area) ChapterContact persons: Ms Gloria Lee / Ms Monica Yeung Arima

Latest news: After its inception in 2015, alumnae of the Northern California Chapter gathered on Saturday 19 March 2016 at the home of Monica Yeung for a mini fundraiser dinner gathering, in support of the Spring Bazaar held on the same day in Hong Kong on campus. [ photos ]

Later on 10 Dec 2016, we gathered again for a cozy Christmas Pot Luck Lunch with delicious home prepared specialties. [ photos ]


Background
: The Northern California Chapter based in San Francisco Bay Area was born in January 2016 and there were already over 40 members! We had our first meeting with Mrs Ruth Lee, former YW principal on 19 October 2015. Click here to read an article on our birth!

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