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Message from Calvin Mak, LSCOBA President for term 2023-2024 on LSCOBA Express (July Edition)

Dear Fellow Old Boys,

Welcome to this edition of LSCOBA Express. This electronic newsletter summarises some major functions of LSCOBA in the past few months. I hope you will enjoy reading it.

Throughout this year, we have worked tirelessly to uphold our vision, which we define as “LSC” – Lasallian, School, and Community. Our major mission has been to connect and serve our Members, emphasising the importance of our Lasallian heritage. We have also committed ourselves to supporting our alma mater whenever needed and care for our wider community.

We continued the digitalisation journey by integrating our tailor-made digital membership system with the newly migrated e-Shop system. With respect to communication, we are preparing a magazine called The Lasallian Digest 喇沙文摘, focusing on alumni stories, past and present, as well as the development of our School and the Lasallian community. We also strengthened our communication channels through emails, electronic newsletters, website updates, and social media platforms.

With the pandemic behind us, we had the opportunity to organise physical events on larger scales, which contributed to an improved financial position of the Association. This year we not only resumed traditional activities, but also introduced new initiatives to cater to the varied preferences of our Members. Major events this year included Sports Family Fun Day, Old Boys’ 10th Anniversary Concert, Annual Ball, Spring Dinner and Community Service Day.

We have strengthened our partnerships with various organisations and stakeholders in the Lasallian community, and are pleased to see collaborations in various activities and initiatives. I also had the opportunity to visit some of our overseas chapters and connect with our brethren outside Hong Kong.

We have had a busy yet fruitful year, connecting more Old Boys to the Lasallian community through a wide variety of events. I hereby would like to express my most sincere gratitude to all Committee and Subcommittee members of the OBA, who contributed tirelessly in the past year to serve our Members and the School.

Looking ahead, the OBA will continue its support for the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Lasallian Mission in Hong Kong and the approaching 50th anniversary of our School Campus in the coming years.

I feel honoured to have been able to contribute to the OBA and the Lasallian community this year as President. Amongst my other duties, this role holds a special place in my heart as I strongly believe in giving back to society and our alma mater. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Old Boys, Past Presidents, the School and the Brothers for their unwavering support of this term of the OBA. With a good restart post-normalcy, I wish the OBA well and hope it continues to foster a fraternal spirit in the future.

Yours in La Salle,
Calvin Mak (’01)
President, LSCOBA, 2023-24