IT’S SCHOLARSHIP TIME AGAIN
Attached are 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.
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).
Please don’t wait until the last minute. Get your scholarship application in way before the June 17, 2000 deadline.
Three new, independent judges will select the winners who will be announced and introduced at our August 12, 2000 Annual Banquet.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS FOR THE YEAR 2000
Officers and Directors for 2000:
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. Photos of our Officers and Directors are attached.
3RD WORLDWIDE ZHONGSHAN ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
The Chung Shan Association of Hawaii
will be producing and publishing a joint Convention and 50th Anniversary Souvenir Book. The Souvenir Book will cover the sojourners and settlers in Hawaii from the Chung Shan district and other history. They are soliciting advertisers to offset administrative costs. Prices range from $1,000 for a full page to $100 for a business card ad. For more information contact Mr. Gilbert Wong at 595-6112.
The University of Hawaii Center for Chinese Studies will produce a 300-page book titled Hawaii’s Chinese Societies—2000. They are obtaining information from Hawaii’s 100+ Chinese societies. The Center is requesting information from societies like ours. Information requested includes records of our founders, major achievements, noteworthy photographs, past presidents, current activities, plans for the future, etc.
Please contact Cynthia Ning, Associate Director, tel. 956-2692, email: email@example.com. She would like to hear from you by April 14, 2000.
You can also request a copy of her letter and notice by calling Ed Chang at 543-4227 (W).
CHUP YING TONG BY-LAWS
Thomas M. C. Chang sent a copy of the new translation of the Chup Ying Tong (CYT) by-laws. This by-laws was originally written in Chinese back in 1873. The translation goal was to translate as literally as they knew, avoiding paraphrasing, explanatory comment or re-writing for the sake of smooth reading or contemporary language. The founders’ philosophy of life, principles of behavior towards associates, neighbors and community, their firm commitment for harmony and peace making are revealed. CYT was founded by 36 friends. It is not a clan or village society like Oo Syak.
Thomas M.C. Chang is the treasurer of CYT. He is retired, a professor-emeritus, UH at Manoa. In January 2000 his article titled Pidgin English formed great divide, appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser Hawaii Ways, Hawaii Days. Thomas Chang is a member of Oo Syak.
Members interested in seeing the translation can contact Ed Chang, Maile Chang, or Wah Chock Chang. We thank Thomas Chang for sharing this important document with the members of Oo Syak Gee Lu.
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.
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 Yong Sing Restaurant.
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.