Monthly Happy Hour. Last Friday each month 6:00-8:30pm. $160 free flow. Bit Point 1 Lan Kwai Fong.
Monthly Luncheon. 1st Thu 1pm each month. 香港蘇浙滬同鄉會餐廳 Kiangsu Chekiang and Shanghai Residents (HK) Association Restaurant. 4/F Manning House, Central.
The officers of the DSOBA 2014-15
General Comittee 2014/2015:
President : Jerry Chang ’80
Vice President : Ronnie Cheng (Hon.) ’83
: Horace Chan ‘66
: Jerome Leung ’83
Hon. Secretary : Henry Yau ’84
Hon. Treasurer : William Lo ’83
Immediate Past President : Jason Chiu ’88
Chairmen of Sub-Committees:
Social Activities : Jerome Leung ’83
Sports : Edwin Morris ‘90
Music : Simon Tang ’92 & Horace Mui ‘94
Communication & Information : Daniel Ma’ 76 & David Lau ’88
Education & Career: Henry Chan ’87
Membership-Development : Stephen Liu ’89
School Fete : Kasim Fattedad ’97
Annual Dinner : David Wong ’90
Selwyn Chan ’77
Desmond Yip ’82
John Low ’82
My Dear Brothers,
Just one week ago, my wife Mihoko was diagnosed with Hepatitis A and Acute Liver Failure. It came fast and unforgivingly. It was so bad that she went into a semi-coma state and before I even had time to absorb everything, I was told by doctors to expect the worst.
The past week was an emotional roller coaster ride, but with the outpouring of support and prayers from so many family, friends and brothers, it gave us the strength and courage to focus and move forward.
This may sound odd, but the past week felt a bit like last year’s Inter-school Athletics Competition. At first, it seemed as if all was lost. But the unrelentless support our brothers kept hope alive and the spirit strong. At some point things started to turn around and Victory became reality.
My wife’s turning point was when suddenly and almost inexplicably, her condition began to improve on its own. Our Victory came when the doctors told me that she had awoken and would be moved out of the ICU and into general ward because her condition was not life-threatening anymore and that we could even expect her to make a full recovery.
I still do not completely understand how or why. But I am confident that a big part of this miracle was made possible by your prayers and support.
On behalf of my wife and entire family, I would like to express our deepest gratitude for all of your kindness and generosity. Without them, I am afraid to even think where we would be. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Charles and Mihoko Wu
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (updated 11-Apr-2014)
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Diocesan School Old Boys' Association Limited ("DSOBA" or "DSOBA Ltd.") is to be held at 14/F., the Chinese Club, The Chinese Club Building, 22 Connaught Road, Hong Kong on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for the following purposes:
1) To receive and consider the Report of the General Committee.
2) To receive and consider the Income and Expenditure Account and the Balance Sheet of DSOBA Ltd. for the year ended 31 December 2013 and the Auditor's Report.
3) To elect six (6) Members to fill the vacated offices of the General Committee.
Nomination of a member to fill any one of the vacated offices of the General Committee must be by way of the prescribed Nomination Form duly completed and returned to the General Committee (DSOBA, 131 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon) no later than 12:00 p.m. on 1 April 2014. One Nomination Form must be used for each nominee.
4) To appoint an Auditor for the coming year.
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This Thursday, February 27th, our DBS Tennis Team will be battling LSC in our last match of 2013-2014. This year will be a challenging one as they have a strong team with one of their players being a professional. However, this will only make us even hungrier for the championship.
Our boys will fight to the end, but I hope at the same time our big brothers will be there to support them. Here are the details:
Event: DBS vs. LSC
Date: Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Place: King's Park Tennis Courts
The Inter-school Athletics Finals will be held the very next day, so it's time to make use of all those sick leaves!!!
Teacher-in-charge and Old Boy ('89),
Dear Fellow Old Boys:
I am excited to inform you all that DSOBA is in the process of forming our own Old Boys’ Chinese Orchestra (拔萃男書院舊生會中樂團).
The main objective of forming the DSOBA Chinese Orchestra is to reunite old boy Chinese orchestral musicians from graduation classes that stretch over different years. Our mission is to preserve the School’s tradition of musical excellence as well as to participate in events both within and outside our School to serve the Diocesan family as well as the community at large in the coming years.
Regarding this, we have already received very good responses from a number of old boy Chinese orchestral musicians who will be joining our newly-established Chinese orchestra. They are from three existing reputable Chinese orchestras in Hong Kong, namely宏光國樂團,樂樂國樂團and薈萃國樂會. 宏光,樂樂and薈萃are three of the finest active amateur Chinese orchestras in the city. These three Chinese orchestras are founded by our old boys, and many of their existing members are also old boy Chinese orchestral musicians.
I would like take this opportunity to express sincere thanks to Dr. Li Chun Sang 李俊生 (Class of ’68, Music Director of宏光), Dr. Lawrence Leung 梁志鏘 (Class of ’74, Music Director of 樂樂), Mr. Albert Wong (Class of ’83, Convener of our DSOBA Chinese Orchestra) and Mr. Jason See (Class of ’05, Committee Member of 薈萃) for their full support on this meaningful initiative. Quite a number of old boy musicians have also pledged to support this endeavor.
This is a calling for reunion, brothers! We would like to summon old boys’ bowed strings (inclusive of cello and double bass), plucked strings, woodwinds and percussion players.
as soon as you can and provide your cert year, year(s) in school Chinese orchestra (if any), contact details and the type of musical instruments that you are playing. Feel free to call us at 2713-5268 if you have any questions.
Come and unleash the musicians within you! The future of our Old Boys’ Chinese Orchestra relies on you!!
Look forward to seeing you very soon.
Dear Members and Friends,
The scope of DSOBA activities has increased tremendously over the past few years with new initiatives in sports, music, global gatherings and industry chapters as well as a closer partnership with the School. I must thank you for all the support and participation.
Credit should also go to our two secretaries, Sonia Huen and Maggie Ho, who always try to go the extra mile. In particular, Sonia has played a pivotal role in coordinating our events and office administration functions. I am therefore pleased to announce her new title as Senior Secretary which better reflects her expanded role.
Kindly join me in thanking the two secretaries for all the hard work and congratulating Sonia on her well deserved promotion.
Jason Chiu ('88)President