From the President

July 2014

While we welcomed some new committee members since the last newsletter, there was also a sad farewell to one of our oldest committee members. It was with great sadness that the committee was informed of Mrs. George Wong’s (Noleen) passing recently. Noleen was a great supporter of the association and its activities. She will be missed at our meetings and functions and I am sure that I speak for the entire committee in expressing our sadness at her passing. Our thoughts remain with George and his family. 

I have attended the NZCA AGM and am pleased to report that the NZCA is on a stable financial footing with the building fully tenanted. This is important because the NZCA supports the Otago & Southland branch with funds to help run the Dunedin Chinese School as well as the NZCA Annual Sports and Cultural Tournament.

Dunedin will be hosting the 2015 Tournament and planning is well advanced. As usual we require a lot of volunteers to help run the event and will be calling on our members to help out.

The Lion Dance Team is performing on a regular basis, and are eagerly awaiting new Lion costumes that have been ordered.
Meanwhile the committee has been busy running activities for our members as well. The reports outline some of the things we have been doing.

By now the weather has settled into our winter phase, and while we would like to stay warm inside where we can, those who are interested can go to the weekly basketball practices which continue at the Edgar Centre, and we are looking ahead to a new event we will hold in lieu of the South Island Basketball Tournament. We are also looking forward to the August Camp which will be held at Berwick camp this year, and also the August Moon Festival Dinner is on the horizon as well.

If you want to access older newsletters or look at the current newsletter in colour, please go to our website and have a look. While there you can also get contact information and other information about our history and activities we support.

Linus Chin
President
Otago & Southland Chinese Association

主席报告

在上一期的通讯稿件中我们向我们的新会员表达了诚挚的欢迎,同时我们也为我们最年长的委员的离开表示伤痛。我们悲痛的宣布委员会成员王乔治的夫人王Noleen于最近辞世Noleen 一直倾力协助我们协会的事务和活动而在今后的会议和各种活动中我们也不会忘记Noleen。我代表全协会表达对Noleen 辞世的深切悲痛同时我们也为Noleen 一家祝福。

我参加了新西兰华人协会的年度大会,于大会中我报告了因整个楼房已全部出租所以新西兰华人协会的财政情况非常稳定的情况。稳定的财政对协会非常重要因为这项财政收用以支持奥塔哥和南岛华人协会的但尼丁华人学校和华人协会的年度运动赛以及文化锦标赛。

但尼丁将举办2015年的锦标赛,此时各项计划已基本就绪,跟往年一样我们需要大量的志愿者,我们也希望协会成员们能发挥最大作用帮助完成活动。

舞狮队现在的表演现已比较稳定,我们正急切地盼望定制的新狮子能尽早运到。

全体委员正紧张忙碌为我们的成员们组织安排各种活动事宜。报告中罗列了一些我们已开展的

活动。

现在天气已进入寒冬,大家竭力呆在温暖的地方,对篮球有兴趣的朋友可以去Edgar Centre参加一周一次的篮球的练习,我们也非常地期待我们即将举办地新活动以此代替以前的南岛篮球锦标赛。我们也非常期待八月在Berwick行的宿营和八月中秋节。

如果你想查看我们往期的通讯稿件或者彩色新通讯稿件您可以登陆我们的⺴网站,通过我们的⺴站您还可以与其他成员取得联系以及获得其他信息包括我们协会的历史和我们举办过的互动。

Linus Chin

奥塔哥与南岛华人协会主席

Translation by Jinya (Alexandra) Chen