REMINDER: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 17, 2000
By the time you receive this newsletter hopefully there still is time left to submit an application for the Oo Syak Gee Lu Society Scholarships. Please pass on copies to Oo Syak Gee Lu Society members who are or will be full time students this fall. Scholarship applications will be accepted up until 8:00 p.m. on June 17, 2000.
Again, in it’s second year, our society will award three scholarships (first $1,000, second $750, and third $500). If you are not yet a member, you can still apply for membership before the June 17, 2000 scholarship application deadline. To apply for Oo Syak Gee Lu Society membership, please call Ed Chang at 623-5910 (H) or 543-4227 (W). Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three new, independent judges will select the winners who will be announced and introduced at our August 12, 2000 Annual Banquet.
Last year’s scholarship awardees were Julie Ann Wai Lan Chang (first), Kevin Koon Chung Chang (second), and Ahnya Lai Wan Heao’onohilani Chang (third).
Dr. Julie Chang graduated from Creighton Medical School on May 13, 2000. She will start her residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha, NE July 1, 2000. She expresses her appreciation for the Oo Syak scholarship assistance received. Her parents are Dr. Hing Chang, Jr. and Dr. Lorene A. Chang. A photo of Julie and her parents is attached.
Kevin Chang graduated in May from Cornell University with a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. After a well deserved R&R at home in Hawaii, he will embark on his professional career with the Motorola Corporation as a Production Engineer. Home will be in Tempe, Arizona. Kevin’s proud parents are Kenneth K. C. and Donna N. Chang.
Ahnya Chang will be a senior this fall at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her major is Policy & Management. This summer Ahnya is working in Washington, D.C. with the Public Interest Resource Group, a private nonprofit organization. Study abroad in France is a possibility next year. Ahnya is fluent in French. Her parents are Anthony K. U. and Lisa M. K. Chang.
Our annual banquet is on August 12, 2000 at the Yong Sing Restaurant. That’s a Saturday, and we start gathering at 5:30 p.m. The program will start no later than 6:30 p.m. with dinner following soon after.
The menu this year is:
Stuffed duck with barley
Salt & pepper shrimp
Fish with vegetables
Oyster sauce mushroom
Bat Jun tofu
Boneless chicken e mein
That’s 8 courses for $185.00 per table for ten or $18.50 per person, tax and tip included. Please call Maile Chang (946-6781) or Donna Chang (537-4015) to make reservations.
This year we are presenting gift certificates to Past Presidents attending the banquet.
As a reminder, members 70 year old and older are free. All you do is call Maile or Donna to reserve a place.
UNITED CHINESE SOCIETY IMMIGRATION CENTER
The UCS will have a grand opening of the United Chinese Society Immigration Center on June 17, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at its 42 North King Street facility. The Immigration Center will assist eligible low-income individuals and families apply for U.S. citizenship, family visas, and new green cards on an appointment -basis. The service is free to the applicants except for certain filing and processing fees required by the U.S. Immigration Service.
3RD WORLDWIDE ZHONGSHAN ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
The convention organizers have started a newsletter and would like to make copies of the newsletters available to all interested descendants of the Zhongshan area. If you would like a copy of future convention newsletters, please call Ed Chang at 543-4227 or email at email@example.com.
The convention will be on September 23-24, 2000 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel. Registration fee is $175 per person. The fee includes two lunches, Germaine’s luau, the Chung Shan Association of Hawaii’s 50th Anniversary Banquet, and convention souvenir book.
HAWAIIAN CHINESE MULTICULTURAL MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE
Senator Rod Tam reports that the HCMMA received $200,000 in Grant funding last year to initiate plans to open the museum. Grand opening celebration was on April 1, 2000. Petitions are being circulated to request Governor Cayetano to release an additional $100,000 budgeted for the museum.
The museum is located at 91 S. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Our new members are Cathy C. Chang and Christina Chang Tagami. They are mother and daughter. Cathy is the wife of Donald Yau Tim Chang. Welcome Cathy and Christina to the Oo Syak Gee Lu Society.
OO SYAK TEE SHIRTS AND BANNERS
Oo Syak tee shirt design is just about completed. We are planning to have our society tee shirts available for the October Double Ten Parade. Those who want a free tee shirt will have to be in the parade. Tee shirts to be passed out at the parade starting point. The tee shirts will be gray with red lettering, on the back: Oo Syak Gee Lu Society in Chinese characters and English and with logo; on the front: Oo Syak Gee Lu Society in small Chinese characters next to logo.
We are seeking a source for our banners. We plan on procuring a parade banner made of “parachute-type” material and a banquet banner made of traditional silk material. If anyone knows where we can have the banners made, please call Edith Won (373-2658) or Donna Chang (537-4015).
NOMINATIONS FOR MODEL CHINESE MOTHER AND FATHER 2000
Our society did submit nominations for these awards. We feel they are both excellent candidates (Mother and Father). According to the United Chinese Society officials, this year was a very good year for receiving nominations. Apparently there were many excellent nominations submitted. Sorry, but we won’t reveal our nominations unless they win an award.
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 543-4227. He will make you one and mail it to you.
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 to let her know you are attending so we can arrange for enough tables at Yong Sing Restaurant.
If you have any Society announcements that you would like included in this newsletter, please contact Ed Chang at 543-4227 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggestions will also be appreciated.