Chairman's Address

Ying Wa College Old Boys’ Association Ltd
Annual General Meeting for the year 2010
Chairman’s Report

  1. Introduction
    • 2010 has been an eventful year for the Association. The Executive Committee has identified 3 key focuses to be pursued by the Association in the years 2010 and 2011. Furthermore, the Committee has been involved in the ‘Ying Wa College Policy Response Group’ incident by acting as a bridge between the School and the alumni.
    • During the year, the Association continued to provide assistance to members including the process of the ‘Application for admission to Form 1 of Ying Wa College’ and the ‘Application for admission to Primary 1 of Ying Wa Primary School’, as well as the Chinese New Year Concert.
  2. 2010 – 2011 Key Focus
    • The Executive Committee has identified 3 Key focuses to be pursued by the Association in 2010 and 2011.
      They include:-

      1. Setting up of Ying Wa Education Foundation (led by Mr. Vincent Chan)
      2. Membership Drive (led by Mr. Edward Chan)
      3. Mentorship Programme (led by Mr. Frank Lau)
    • Ying Wa Education Foundation
      The Memorandum and Articles (M&A) of the Foundation have been drafted. Consultation with the relevant stakeholders has commenced. It is targeted to launch the Foundation in early 2011.
    • Membership Drive
      A survey has been conducted to gauge the opinions of our members on activities to be welcomed by them so that more tailored activities can be organized in the future.Furthermore, Mr. Jacky Chan and Mr. John Chan are currently working together with Mr. Wilson Lau, Mr. Alex Wong, and Mr. Rubio Chan on the setting up of a Young Members’ Sub-Committee with the objective of providing more targeted services to our younger alumni.
    • Mentoring Programme
      Mr. Frank Lau has led the relevant old boys in participating in the Mentorship Scheme launched by Ying Wa College Student Council. Mr. Lau has provided good advice to the Student Council. It has recently been agreed in the Executive Committee that the Association would continue to support the programme in 2011.
  3. The ‘Ying Wa College Policy Response Group’ Incident
    • At the beginning of 2010, the ‘Ying Wa College Policy Response Group’ (Response Group) was established by some young alumni in expressing their concerns in the Facebook on the implementation of Ying Wa College Admission Policy.
    • Executive Committee members met with the representatives of the Response Group and exchanged individual view points. Subsequently, the committee members discussed with the School at both the Executive Committee meetings and the School Management Committee meetings.
    • A Special Task Force Led by the School Supervisor was formed by the School Management Committee on 10 March 2010. A set of clear guidelines was developed and communicated to the relevant parties.
    • During the incident, the Association has acted as a bridge between the School and the alumni effectively.
  4. Others
    • The Association continued to provide various services to members in 2010. The total number of members has exceeded 1,200 as of June 2010.
    • 8 of the Ying Wa Old Boys’ sons were admitted to Form 1 of Ying Wa College and 8 of the Ying Wa Old Boys’ sons were admitted to Primary 1 of Ying Wa Primary School in September 2010.
    • The 2010 Chinese New Year Concert was held in March 2010 with free admission to Ying Wa Old Boys & friends.
    • A wine tasting and appreciation dinner to Mr. ST So (ex. Vice Principal of Ying Wa College) on his retirement was successfully held in November 2010.
    • Communication commenced with the old boys in Toronto, Canada in establishing a closer link between old boys in HK and old boys in Canada. The Association’s website team led by Mr. Jacky Chan is studying how to include more alumni’s activities in the website.
    • The Association maintained cash and bank balance of approximately $370,000 as at 30 June 2010. The Association always adhered to the principle that all activities organized were targeted to be self-financed. As such, and thanks to all the kind support of the members, the Association only sustained a small deficit of $24,449 during the year.
  5. Conclusions
    • 2010 has been an eventful year. The Executive Committee has received tremendous support from Mr. Roger Lee (Principal of Ying Wa College), Ms Maria Lam (Principal of Ying Wa Primary School), alumni and friends of Ying Wa in discharging our duties and responsibilities as stipulated in the M&A of the Association.
    • Personally, I would like to thank the President, Vice President and all committee members for their support and guidance in 2010.
    • In November 2009, one of our most respectable members Mr. W.H Fong has passed away. Mr. Fong was the Honorary President and Executive Committee member of the Association for many years. We have all missed Mr. Fong of his passion in Ying Wa College education.
    • Looking forward, we shall work together to pursue the 3 key focuses identified for the Association in 2010 and 2011.


Thank you

Adi Lau
Chairman, 2010-2011
Ying Wa College Old Boys’ Association Ltd
22 November 2010