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August Moon Dinner 2015

The Mid Autumn Festival (aka August Moon) occurs on the 8th full moon of the Lunar Calendar – autumn in China. The annual OSCA August Moon Dinner that serves as a celebration and fundraiser was held at Golden Harvest Restaurant on Saturday 26th September. The meal was attended by 85 diners consisting of a 50:50 split of members and non members. The diners were certainly generous raising $1122.80 from a mixture of raffles a
nd the auctioning of 2 roast duck meal vouchers.

Prior to the meal, OSCA President Linus Chin presented Michael Lau an NCEA Level 1 Academic Award from the NZ Chinese Association accepted on behalf of Michael’s son Sean who is currently in year 12 at Otago Boys High School. Sean was out of town representing his school at the New Zealand Chess Championships. Following the presentation the diners moved into the Harvest Court Mall to watch a colourful and well choreographed performance by our very young Lion Dance team (mostly primary and intermediate school children marshalled by 21 year old Kendall Chin).

Much merriment was had by all during the raffle draws and the food was great. Thanks to James Chin and Phil Shum for organising the event and prizes. Thanks also to Leah and Duncan of Golden Harvest for their generosity in donating Peking duck vouchers, Cadbury’s for donating chocolates, Alexanders Marketing, Caversham 4 Square for donation of raffle prizes and Norman Chan for donating wine.




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