IT’S SCHOLARSHIP TIME AGAIN
In its third year, our society has made changes to its scholarship program. Four $500 scholarships will be awarded. This change came about because of the mediocre response for scholarships over the first two years. The application form has changed to make it easier to apply. The application form and instructions will be accessible over the Internet and can be submit as an e-mail attachment.
Attached to this newsletter is an “Oo Syak Gee Lu Society Scholarship Application” form and instructions. Please pass on copies to Oo Syak Gee Lu Society members who are or will be full time students this fall. The instruction provides the e-mail address to contact for a Microsoft Word format application form.
If you are not yet a member, you can still apply for membership before the June 15, 2001 scholarship application deadline. To apply for Oo Syak Gee Lu Society membership, please call Ed Chang at 623-5910 (H) or 543-4227(W). The one-time application fee is $5.
Please don’t wait until the last minute. Get your scholarship application in way before the June 15, 2001 deadline.
The winners will be announced and introduced at our August 11, 2001 Annual Banquet.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS FOR THE YEAR 2001
Officers and Directors for 2001:
President: Edmund W. K. Chang
1st VP: Maile K. Chang
2nd VP: Edith P. S. Won
Treasurer: Daryl H. K. Hu
English Secr.: Donna N. Chang
Chinese Secr.: Wah Chock Chang
Alvin G. K. Chang
Kenneth K. C. Chang
Norbert K. P. Chang
Wah Jip Chang
Harold K. C. Hu
Constance K. H. Mark
Gertrude Y. K. Yee
Raymond K. H. Young
Members attending the Annual Meeting decided to keep the same officers and directors one more year.
The Oo Syak Gee Lu Society Annual Banquet will be changing location. After many years being held at the Yong Sing Restaurant, our annual banquet on Saturday, August 11, 2001, will be held at the Wo Fat Empress Restaurant at the corner of Maunakea and Hotel Streets.
The Yong Sing Restaurant will be closing at the end of March 2001, and its future is undecided. It has been reported that other Chinese banquet facilities closed or planning to close include the Sea Fortune Restaurant and the China House restaurant at Ala Moana.
We thank the Yong Sing Restaurant for many years of great, personable service. We will miss the delicious food and great service they gave us for so many years. It is like we have lost a place to go home to.
An announcement of the annual banquet menu and price will be provided shortly.
OO SYAK GEE LU SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE
If you misplaced your membership certificate or never received one, and you want one, please call Ed Chang at 623-5910. He will make you one and mail it to you.
We have also started providing wallet -size membership cards to members who request them.
It is with regret that we report the passing of two of our members in February 2001.
Robert H. K. Chang passed away February 16, 2001 at the age of 78. He was a retired attorney who provided much legal advice to the Oo Syak Gee Lu Society. He is survived by wife, Mabel; daughters Julia Yang and Roberta Chow; brother, Norman; sisters, Amelia Lum and Muriel Nishi; four grandchildren, and aunt, Eunice C. Lum Chun.
Benjamin W. M. Chang passed away February 19, 2001 at the age of 47. He worked at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard as a rigger. He is survived by mother, Phyllis; sister, Constance Mark; and brothers, Edmund and Hubert.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The Board of Directors reminds you that the quarterly meetings are open to the membership. These meetings are held on the third Sunday of January, April, July and October.
After the meetings, a generous lunch is served at no charge. Call Maile Chang, 1st VP, at 946-6781 so enough tables can be arranged at the Wo Fat Empress Restaurant. The next BOD Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, 2001, starting at 11:30 a.m.
If you have any Society announcements that you would like included in this newsletter, please contact Ed Chang at 623-5910. Suggestions will also be appreciated.