EYD to be reopened from 7th October 2020

The Management Committee has decided to reopen the EYD program on Wednesday 7th October 2020, time and place remain unchanged.

Members are advised to follow the COVID-safe guidelines while onsite including:

  • Advice officials if feeling unwell or have been to COVID hotspots
  • Have temperature taken
  • Practice hand hygiene
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Wear masks where possible

The COVID-19 development and members participation rate will be monitored. The result will provide a guide for us to decide if other activities would be reopened in due course. 

This time, EYD also adds a new activity, namely, “karaoke singing”, to be held concurrently at our CCCA office.
All are welcome to participate

The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Cherrybrook Chinese Community Association was successfully completed

The 31st Annual General Meeting of the Cherrybrook Chinese Community Association was held at the CCCA Office, Cherrybrook Community Centre in Cherrybrook on Sunday August 30th, 2020.  

To ensure those members who were unable to present themselves physically due to COVID-19, members who pre-registered were linked up through Zoom video online as well. 

President Jenny Lau started the meeting by giving a welcome speech. Followed by the adaptation  of the Minutes of the 30th Annual General Meeting and the 2019-2020 Financial Report. At the meeting, executive members of the association from 2019-2020 were elected and the positions were elected by the new members. The result are as follows:

President: K.L. Chau
Vice President: Jenny Lau
Treasurer: Dennis Loh
Secretary: James Fong
Activities: Polly Chan, Stephen Lang, Keng Ng, Peter Tong

About the New President

At the Annual General Meeting this year, Kwok Ling Chau, also known as K.L., was elected as the President for 2020-2021.

In response to feedback from member during the AGM who would like to know more about the new president, here is a brief about him.

K.L. was our Hon Secretary since 2017. Members who participated in programs, such as, EYD, Chinese Opera Singing Group and Chinese Language School would have met him face-to-face. He was a member of the CCCA since 1995, but was unable to serve the community until 2017 due to personal and work commitments. 

Married with two children, K.L. migrated to Australia with the family from Hong Kong in 1987. Since then he worked with Overseas Telecommunication Commission (OTC), a federal organisation, as the engineering manager responsible for design and upgrade of maritime shore-to-ship radio communications system around 13 coast radio stations in Australia.  

In 1993, OTC merged with Telecom Australia, he ended up working as the project manager carrying design and construction of critical radio communications system for use by first responders, such as police, fire and ambulance until 2013. 

K.L. looks forward to meeting all the members and friends face-to-face, hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

Suspension of EYD

CCCA will follow Government’s instruction to practise the ‘Social Distancing’ policy. With immediate effect EYD will be suspended until further notice.

Technology Q&A

Date: Second Monday of the month

Time: 10am to 12pm

Speaker: James Fong

Language: Cantonese

Content : How to use smartphones or computers or tablets and related queries

Audience: beginners
and users who have issues in the course of using the equipment

Fees: member $3; non-member $5
No need to register in advance

Congratulations to Wenbin Fu – 2nd Price Winner of “10th Lu Xun Youth Literature Awards” Overseas Essay

Wenbin Fu , a student in the Teenager Class of the Association’s Chinese Language  School, participated in the 10th “Lu Xun Youth Literature Awards” overseas essay activity, which was jointly organized by the Shanghai Overseas Exchange Association, Shanghai Lu Xun Cultural Development Center, Shanghai Education Press and Oriental Education Times. More than 1,080 essays from more than 90 overseas Chinese Language educational institutions in 19 countries participated, with the selection of 168 award-winning compositions.

Wenbin Fu  won the second prize with an article titled “The Link of Love, the Bridge of Father’s Love”, ranking 11th. Please click on the link below to read the original essay (Chinese only).

《情缘的纽带,父爱的桥梁》

Announcement

In order to improve the efficiency of managing the Cherrybrook Chinese Community Association Inc., the Management Committee convened on 23 September 2017, have decided that all sub-groups’ (including Seniors Group) activities will now be directly managed, coordinated, organised, facilitated and financed by the Management Committee.

This edict will take effect immediately.