Honolulu, Hawaii


A publication for and behalf of the members of this Society


June 1999                                                                       Vol. II, No.2






In case you misplaced or lost your “Oo Syak Gee Lu Society Scholarship Application” form, again we are attaching a copy and instructions. Please pass on copies to Oo Syak Gee Lu Society members who are or will be full time students this fall.


Remember that June 16, 1999 is the application submittal deadline, and if you do not think you have a chance, we have not received an application yet!


In this inaugural year, our society will award three scholarships, first in the amount of $1,000.00, second for $750.00, and third for $500.00.


A student who is not yet a member can still apply for membership before the June 16, 1999 Scholarship application  deadline. To apply for Oo Syak Gee Lu Society membership, call Ed Chang at 623-5910 (H) or 543-4227 (W).  A membership application form can be mailed to you. A non-refundable membership fee of $5.00 must accompany the completed application.


Please do not miss out on this education financial support.




All members and friends of the Oo Syak Gee Lu Society are invited to the Society’s Annual Banquet. The details are:


Date:   Saturday, August 14, 1999


Time:   5:30 p.m. start gathering

            6:30 p.m. program begins        


Place:   Yong Sing Restaurant


Cost:    $ 180.00 for a table of 10

             or $18.00 per person.

             Oo Syak Gee Lu members who 

            are 70 years or older attend at

             no charge.


Please call Maile Chang (946-6781)  before July 31, 1999 if you plan to attend.


The banquet menu will include:

·        White fungus soup w/chicken,

·        Stuffed duck w/barley,

·        Ginger chicken,

·        Shrimp w/vegetables,

·        Sweet & sour sea bass,

·        Kau yuk w/taro,

·        Tofu w/vegetables.




The United Chinese Society (UCS) nomination forms have been received and your society is asking for your help in honoring deserving Oo Syak Gee Lu Society members as nominees for the United Chinese Society:


1999 Model Chinese Mother of the Year,

1999 Model Chinese Father of the Year

(deadline is July 12, 1999),


Sixth Annual Chinese Citizen of the Year (deadline is October 1, 1999).


All you have to do is call Wah Chock Chang at 839-4649 or Ed Chang at 623-5910 with your nominee, and we will do the rest.




The Society is seeking members who would like to serve as an officer or director. Interested members can attend our quarterly Board of Directors meetings. The next meeting is on July 18, 1999, 11:00 a.m., at Yong Sing Restaurant. Call Maile Chang (946-6781) or Donna Chang (537-4015).


In order to perpetuate our society, we need the constant influx of members with new ideas.




We would like to welcome new member Donald Y. T. Chang. Donald’s parents are Henry Koon Chew Chang and Regina Luke Chang (both deceased). His grandfather is Ah Wai Chang (deceased), and his aunts are Muria Chang Kong (deceased) and Rosylin Chang Ho. A membership certificate

will be issued.


Members who want a membership certificate should call Ed Chang.




Wah Jip Chang and Ed Chang attended this meeting representing Sam Heong and Oo Syak Gee Lu Societies as UCS Directors.


Mayor Harris gave his successes, vision, and plans for Chinatown. Some of the interesting plans include:


·        Diverting traffic from the Nimitz waterfront area through an underground tunnel between Sand Island and Fort Armstrong. This would open up the downtown water front area for development similar to San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf.


·        Cleaning up the College Walk area and possibly having dragon boats in Nuuanu Stream.


·        Widening the Chinatown sidewalks to meet the disabilities laws, to install new streetlights.


·        Building underground parking at the existing municipal parking lot at Beretania and Smith Streets with a park at street level.


The base plan still is to get the drug dealers and prostitutes out of the area, and to build housing so that there are people nearby who can support the businesses and activities in Chinatown.