YWCOBA Chairman’s Report

Ying Wa College Old Boys’ Association Ltd
Annual General Meeting for the Year 2021

I have pleasure to present a report of the Old Boys’ Association for the year 2020/2021. Despite the continuing disturbances from Covid, the activities of the Association started to resume since late 2020.   The following activities were organized with very peculiar experience and warm response under Covid:

Among Old Boys

1. Basketball competition was held in October 2020, with a very unusual requirement that players must put on masks during the competition.
2. Walkathon raising funds of about HK$0.5 million was organized in virtual form. Current students from primary and secondary sections, and old boys all over the world participated during the specified period on hiking routes they preferred. 
3. Information communication technology chapter was formed and organized two gatherings with fellow ICT professionals.  Some more activities are on the pipeline.
4. Tourism retail and commerce chapter was formed. Two film shows were organized of which the film directors were two Ying Wa old boys, who shared with the audience about their inspirations on the film production after the show.
5. Financial chapter organized a seminar on virtual banking.

With Mother School

6. With the financial support from the Foundation, Professor Chan Yiu Nam Reading Room was in shape and will soon be open for students’ access to the treasure of wisdom shared by Professor Chan. 
7. The Ying Wa Heritage Archive Room has been in use during the year for custody of historical treasure of the Mother School.
8. As usual, the Association rendered assistance to old boys in the liaison with Ying Wa Primary School and Ying Wa College for student admission applications.

As you all know, Principal Allan Cheng retired in August for family reunion in Canada after years of dedicated service.  In this connection, we welcome Mr Dion Chen to take over the leadership of YWC at the start of the new academic year and much look forward to continuing close cooperation with the Mother School in the years to come.

Lastly, I have to thank the Presidents, my fellow Executive Committee members, the school authorities and old boys for their advice and contributions in making the above possible.

Thank you.

Gareth Ng

30 September 2021