The 32nd Annual General Meeting of the Cherrybrook Chinese Community Association was successfully completed

The 32nd Annual General Meeting of the Cherrybrook Chinese Community Association was held via Zoom session on Sunday August 29th, 2021. 

President Kwok Chau started the meeting by giving a welcome speech. Followed by the adaptation  of the Minutes of the 31st Annual General Meeting and the 2020-2021 Financial Report. At the meeting, executive members of the association from 2021-2022 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

Lunar New Year lunch – 2021

Lunar New Year lunch will be held immediately after the EYD at the Cherrybrook Community Hall on Wednesday 17th February, 2021.

You and your partner are welcome to join us. The cost is $15 per person.

Please register your interest and pay in person or through your friends who attend EYD on Wednesdays between 9:30am and 11:30am

EYD RE-OPENS FROM 27th JANUARY 2021

Please be advised that the EYD program will re-open on Wednesday 27th January, 2021. Time and place remain unchanged.

A gentle reminder that the COVID-safety guidelines will continue to be observed while in the premise. This includes:

  • Sign in with membership QR Code;
  • Advice officials if feeling unwell or have been to COVID hotspots;
  • Have temperature taken;
  • Practice hand hygiene;
  • Maintain social distancing;
  • Wear masks where possible.

We look forward to see you on 27th January!

Membership cards changes

Over the years the production of membership cards each year has incurred a heavy load on our resource.  Also the cost of producing the cards has increased year on year.

With the availability of technology it has been decided to replace all membership cards by QR codes.

Each member will be sent a code which is unique to the person.  

The code can then be scanned by the association to identify the member similar to the physical card in the past.

The rollout of the QR code will start from 2021 as members renew their membership. It will then be gradually distributed to other members who have multi-year or lifetime memberships.

In the meantime please ensure that the association has your correct email address and mobile number on record.

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.

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.