Wonderful weather and what a great School Fete we had! Thanks to all the old boys that helped in the DSOBA stall.
<Photos - coming>
Date : Sunday, 9th November 2014
Time : 10:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Venue : Diocesan Boys' School
The DBS annual School Fete is happening on the 9th of November, 2014. There will be lots of great games and prizes for your whole family. It will also be a wonderful time to catch-up with your fellow classmates, friends and teachers. If you haven’t visited the school campus in a while, then this is will be an awesome opportunity to rekindle your relationship with the school.
So put on your best casual Sunday attire and enjoy a stress free afternoon with lots of happy surprises for you and your family. Don’t forget to stop by the DSOBA stall to purchase the latest DBS apparels and gadgets. There are products and gifts for all ages. Hope to see you all at the DBS School Fete.
Helpers and volunteers wanted!
Jerome Leung '83 and Kasim Fattedad '97
DSOBA School Fete Convenors
Dear Members & Old Boys,
“STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME” Dinner-Talk on Wednesday, 5th November, 2014
For those of you who want to " stay ahead of the game ", the ICT and the Legal Chapter are joining up to create this unique opportunity to explore how to merge and blend in modern technological IT developments to complement your business or profession to take it to an enhanced level of competence and efficiency. We are pleased to introduce 2 very experienced old-boys in IT to be our speakers on Wednesday, 5th November, 2014 at The Chinese Club,14th floor, Chinese Club Building, Nos. 21-23, Connaught Road :-
I. Nick Chan (class of ’91) :
Vice Chairman of the Law Society Technology Committee is Asia Pacific Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications at one of the top ten most global law firm, with 1,500+ lawyers in 44 offices in 21 countries. Armed with a computer science degree and experience at Cisco / AT & T / internet leader with regional responsibility, he advises Governments/Universities/PE/VC/Family Office/Tech companies and Start-ups in fund-raising, multi-billion dollars operations, mergers and acquisitions, and in liberalizing markets and drafting laws. Nick serves as Chairman/member of various government-appointed panels (including the OGCIO working party promoting cloud technology adoption), and serves on university knowledge and technology transfer committees, and as Honorary Legal Advisor at 17 NGOs including HKISPA, HKITF, HKAIM, IFOCAT and e-Learning Consortium. He is the recipient of the Law Society Distinguished Pro Bono Award and Community Services Award.
Nick will speak on the topic of “Opportunities, challenges and cross-overs between Law and Technology”:
- Brand building (trademark, copyright, patent, new media marketing, fund raising)
- Navigating through e-Commerce related laws (e-commerce, contracts, data privacy, order fulfillment, cross-border jurisdictional, RFPs)
- Adopting technology to support the operation and growth of your business (Apps, cloud)
- Serving the community/industry and having a work-life balance
- In-house v private practice
II. Cypri Yu (class of 95):-
Cypri has extensive experience in helping enterprises across the Greater China and APAC region in protecting their commercial secrets and computer systems. He also performs digital forensics and investigations when bad things happened. He gained his experience through working with enterprise-solution companies, global risk consulting companies, big-4 accounting firms and a global leader of IT security risk and compliance management solutions provider, before founding Binary Solutions to offer "Business Information Protection" security services and “Fact Finder" investigation services.
Cypri will share the following experience with our old boys in the legal chapter:
1. Pilot Scheme for eDiscovery in HK courts
2. Challenges of getting electronic evidence
3. Introduction to digital forensics and investigation
Rundown of the evening is as follows:-
6.30 pm - Drinks
7.00 pm - Dinner commences
7.30 to 8.45 pm - Nicholas's presentation and Q & A
8.45 to 10.00 pm - Cypril's presentation and Q & A
10.30 pm - End of event
Cost per head: $300 including non-alcoholic drinks; for drinkers, please b.y.o.b
Please also note that as many different members have put in a lot of time and effort in securing the appropriate venue at reasonable prices for all participants and because we have had experiences in the past whereby many old boys made last-minute booking but without effecting payment as prescribed and then some even do not show up eventually without prior-notice to the Club, it has become extremely tedious and cumbersome for the organizers to estimate the turn-up rate so to make the appropriate booking of tables and space and to guarantee a minimum to the chosen restaurant/club . This type of irresponsible action is not " DBS-like " and certainly not condoned by the Committee because it causes dis-array for the organizers and therefore out of courtesy to the organizers and the Club, we are setting a new rule effective immediately that once you make your reservation to attend the event, you will be deemed to have accepted to make payment regardless of whether you show up or not and payment must be received before the deadline in order to guarantee your booking. All payments made are non-refundable but are transferable.
David Lau/ Sinko Choy (ICT Chapter) & Alan Lam (Legal Chapter)
Dear fellow members,
Our next DSOBA social event will be the fun and awesome – Oktoberfest celebration. What’s a better way to drink real German beers, eat authentic pork’s knuckle and taste delicious German sausages all under one tent with your fellow DBS brothers!
DSOBA has reserved a table at the Marco Polo Hotel German Bierfest, the most traditional and authentic outdoor Bierfest in Hong Kong. Please join us for this memorable event and call Maggie or Sonia to secure your tickets NOW as the tickets are move really fast.
Place: Marco Polo German Bierfest, Level 6 Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Date: Friday 7th November 2014
Time: 6pm to 11:30pm
Price: $240 per head (Beer and German beer mug included)
* 40 Tickets available - First come first serve *
Mark the date and come party with us!
Jerome Leung '83
Social Activities Committee Chairman
Global Career Forum on 1 November, 2014 (Saturday)
DSOBA and DBS Centre for Further Studies will be hosting this year’s Global Career Forum at 2:00pm on 1 November 2014 at the School Hall. In previous years, this event was called “University Day”. We would like to invite you to help out at this event.
DSOBA and DBS Centre for Further Studies have been hosting this event for many years with a lot of success, and this event has always been well received by current DBS boys and their parents. The event is aimed at helping upper form students to better understand and plan their higher education and career roadmap after DBS. In the past, the focus was on the university application process and choice of universities. Last year, we took a more rounded approach aiming to provide guidance regarding career options beyond their higher education. We will be doing so again this year, and with a view to better reflecting this approach, the name of the event has been changed to “Global Career Forum”.
The overall format of the event is similar to previous years’. Old boys will be sharing tips and advice with the students in a discussion group setting. We hope to have representatives from each of the four DSOBA professional chapters (medical, legal, IT and media, and design building and architecture) and graduates from a wide range of universities (Hong Kong, UK, USA and Australia) on hand to share their experience with the students.
It is intended to be informative but informal. No preparation should be needed, and you will just need to “speak your mind”. We plan to kick start the event with an optional lunch at 12:30pm in the Glass Pavilion. The discussion forum will start at 2 pm in the School Hall. The entire event should finish at around 4.30 pm.
We look forward to your support.
8th September, 2014
Dear Fellow Members and Old Boys,
DBS 145th Anniversary Dinner
The year 2014 marks the 145th anniversary of the Diocesan Boys’ School. In celebration of its anniversary, the School will be hosting its 145th Anniversary Dinner at the Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai on November 21, 2014 (Friday). The DBS 145th Anniversary Dinner will at the same time mark the launch of the Diocesan Boys’ School Foundation.
On behalf of the School, we would like to invite you, together with your spouse and friends, to join us for this memorable event. Kindly reserve your seat(s)/table(s) by completing the Email Ticket Registration Form and returning it to the DSOBA Office by email with attention to Sonia Huen on or after 9am (HK Time), 20th September, 2014, to be followed by posting the completed Ticket Request Form with payment to DSOBA office. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets are of limited availability, so place your orders early.
Email Ticket Registration Form, Ticket Request Form and Sponsorship Form are now available on the DBS website http://www2.dbs.edu.hk/dbsfoundation/index.php?sid=55 .
Thank you for your kind support and look forward to having a wonderful time with you that evening.
Jerry Chang ‘80
Dear Members and Friends of DSOBA,
Hope you all had a great summer and are geared up for another exciting school year. And it gets even better as the DSOBA/DBSAC (DBS Athletic Club) Games Day will be held on the 21st of September (Sunday) from 1pm to 5pm at the School Field. What’s a better way to spend a Sunday with your family and catch up with your friends and classmates.
This year’s Games Day will feature many track competition for all ages. There will be parent/child and open relays. Besides participating in the track competitions, you can also sit and relax in one of the cool shaded marquees to enjoy a sumptuous buffet BBQ lunch, featuring gourmet steaks, burgers and hotdogs. There will be plenty of prizes and awards for everyone and there is even a cotton candy booth to satisfy your children or your sweet tooth. I sure you and your whole family will enjoy this special day.
Entry Fee : $100/person – DSOBA Members (Including spouses and children)
$200/person – Friends and Non-Members
Thank you and hope to see you on the 21st of September.
Jerome Leung ‘83
Chairman, Social Activities
Dear old boys,
Our school has continued to achieve amazing results in sports, music and academic etc. This legacy rolls on naturally to our DBS old boys with also commendable results in the school alumni and open championships in Asia and globally. We are talking about choir, orchestra, dragon boat, athletics, bridge etc.
To celebrate our old boys’ team accomplishment, dedication and undying DBS spirit, DSOBA is hosting a celebration dinner on September 19th. Details as follow :
Date: Friday 19 September 2014
Time: 6:30pm Reception
Venue: Laguna Palace Restaurant (海逸皇宮大酒樓)
Address: 1/F, The Laguna Mall, 8 Laguna Verde Avenue, Hung Hom
Cost: $350/ head
Bring Your Own Bottles. Free Corkage.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
All the best,
DSOBA TENNIS TOURNAMENT AND LUNCHEON
September 6-7 and 13-14, 2014
Dear DSOBA Members,
This year’s tennis tournament is finally here.
In order to make the event more enjoyable, to accommodate more players of different levels, we have decided to depart from our previous format:
DSOBA Legal Chapter is honoured to have Jat Sew-Tong, SC, JP, as our guest speaker for the upcoming dinner gathering.
Mr. Jat obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree from London School of Economics and Political Science of the University of London and Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from Lincoln College of the University of Oxford in 1987 and 1989 respectively. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Gray's Inn) in 1988 and the Hong Kong Bar in 1989. He was appointed as Senior Counsel in 2002.
Mr. Jat is a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court, Chairman of the Minimum Wage Commission and Chairman of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages (Enforcement Notices) Appeal Board. He was also a Deputy Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court, Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, Chairman of the Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards, Chairman of the Review Committee on Trust Fund for SARS, Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Appeals Board, Deputy Chairman of the Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance), Election Committee (Legal sub-sector), Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Hong Kong Bar Association and Council member of the Hong Kong Bar Association. His practice is primarily in civil commercial litigation, judicial review and defamation. He also appeared in high-profile public inquiries, including Garley Building Fire Inquiry in 1997 and New Airport Inquiry in 1998. He was the Coroner’s Officer in the Manila Hostage Incident Death Inquest in 2011.
Please do join this enjoyable dinner event to learn about his experience throughout his practice and to share your views.
Date : 30th July 2014
Venue : Glass Pavilion, DBS Campus
Price : $350 per person (including Buffet Dinner and Drinks)
Time : 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.: happy hour
7:30 - 8.30 p.m.: buffet dinner
8:30 - 9:00 p.m.: dinner talk
9:00 - 9:15 p.m.: Q & A
It's time again for the renewal of your Sports Club membership for the year 2014/15 (from 1 June 2014 to 31 May 2015). The annual subscription is HK$400 per member. For those who are not yet our Sports Club member, now is the time to join. You can enjoy all the facilities offered to us by the school.
Attached please the notice, Sports Club membership application form and Parking Permit application form.
Edwin Morris '90
Sports Activities Sub-Committee
Fellow old boys,
Three DSOBA sports teams will be doing the biggest battle of 2014 this coming Monday, 2nd June (Tuen Ng holiday). They need all the support from us!!
Match: Alumni League final, opponent is 東華三院呂潤財紀念中學
Venue: Shek Kip Mei Park Stage 3, 290 Nam Cheong Street (2777-1540)
Time: 230pm kick-off
Match: Alumni League final, opponent is 長沙灣天主教英文中學, who beat DBS in this year’s 精英賽
Venue: Shek Kip Mei Park Sports Centre, 290 Nam Cheong Street (2784-7694)
Time: 4pm start
Event: Sun Life Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships
Venue: Stanley Main Beach (look for the massive DBS marquee, in front of HK Sea School)
Time: 8am to 5pm (come anytime in between)
We can re-live the DBS Glory, but only if we unite under the great name of our school. Come support our own kind, our DBS Old Boys!