Factory Visit, The La Salle Study Centre, Annual General Meeting

Dear Fellow Old Boys,

The renovation works on the College’s running track and soccer pitch are proceeding smoothly and on schedule. Although the seasonally rainy weather in the coming weeks may cause delays beyond the contractors’ buffer periods, it’s not expected to seriously prolong the original schedule and the facilities can be re-opened in time for the new school year if not earlier.

The last outing of the OBA for this term, a visit to not one but two factories in Shenzhen, will be held this Saturday, June 27th. For more details, please refer to: https://www.lscoba.com/news/announcements/PN7ToyA.pdf
The La Salle Study Centre (“LSSC”) in Changjiao, Meizhou run by Brother David Liao FSC has been since its inception the main support target for the China Affairs Task Force of the Association with donations of money, books, teaching equipments, computer hardware and software. LSSC has now about 300 students learning English and computer skills. Moreover, in the area of teacher training, three school teachers from a nearby town are now studying in LSSC on Friday and Saturday evenings and some local Catholic Sisters and a Father has been taking an intensive course in English with Brother David since March. Late last year, the Association secured two old boys as sponsors for the LSSC Kindergarten which is now slowly taking shape. Bro. David and an assistant teacher is now teaching the children English three times a week assisted by a graduate student volunteer from Malaysia who has been staying there since March. The OBA will continue to do its part in supporting this very meaningful venture while we again seek volunteers, LSC students and or parents, for the LSSC Summer Program which will begin on 20 July till 14 August 2009. Visits to LSSC can also be arranged for interested parties. Please write to committee@lscoba.com for further details.

A glorious milestone has been reached by Joseph Chung (68), Vice Principal of LSC and a Lasallian for half a century. Admitted to LSPS in 1959 as a primary student and becoming a teacher in LSC in 1972, Chung Sir, as he is affectionately known, was always popular, well liked and loved by his students. 2009 marks the golden jubilee of Joseph as a “La Salle Tsai” and fittingly but sadly, his retirement from the College. Read more about Chung Sir in the latest and upcoming issues of our newsletter.

The Annual General Meeting of the Association is scheduled to be held at 7:30pm on 10th July 2009 (Friday), the official notice of which was sent with the latest issue of our newsletter (https://www.lscoba.com/news/newsletter/v28n3_2009_06.pdf) and was also posted on this website with the Annual Report and Audited Accounts (https://www.lscoba.com/news/announcements/forms/la_salle_annual_report_colour_full_set.pdf).

I wish to call on all members to mark their calendars and schedule permitting, attend the meeting to express their views, discuss relevant issues and exercise their rights as a member of the Association in this most important meeting.

As my current term as the President is drawing to a close, I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your comments, critical or favourable, and your support during the past year without which, the work of the committee would not be half as smooth or half as fun.

Sincerely,

Charles K. Chan
President