45th Anniversary – Newsletter No. 3

Class of 1971 Graduates,
Wah Yan College, HK

Dear classmates,

 

45th Anniversary Reunion Dinner

Time flies. As of today, 1,638 days have lapsed since our 40th Year Reunion Dinner held on Nov. 12, 2011. Ever since late last year, many classmates, especially those residing overseas did come to ask us local ones if there would be another anniversary reunion in 2016 so that they could plan ahead with their leave and travel arrangements to tie in the reunion schedule as far as possible.  Such enthusiasm of classmates has really moved us to strive for another grand reunion later this year. We, an organizing committee set up specially for the purpose, are pleased to confirm that our 45th Anniversary Reunion Dinner will be held on Saturday Nov. 12, 2016 (as already advised to you in our previous emails) in the roof-top function room of the new School Hall on campus. The aim of the reunion dinner is to allow classmates to meet up with each other and also with the Jesuit fathers and former teachers invited to attend our gathering.

For enrollment, please fill in the attached enrollment form and return it by email to Chris Ng (chrisetn@netvigator.com) in the first place and then proceed to pay your enrollment fee by depositing the required amount to Alex Shuen’s account with the Hang Seng Bank Ltd., HK. As documentary proof of your payment so made, please retain your bank-in or remittance slip and have a copy thereof sent also by email to Alex Shuen  (apcshuen@hkbu.edu.hk), together with a copy of your completed Enrollment Form 45 Anniversary R01 – the latter would help clearly identify your payment.

Apart from the reunion dinner, and in order to provide more opportunities for getting together with old buddies, we have also organized a no. of pre-reunion/post-reunion activities (please refer to the reunion programme at Appendix), including golfing at Fanling, Cheung Chau outing, a boat tour to Tung Lung Island, and a tour of 6 days to the southern part of Taiwan. You are most welcome to join these activities as well – if you are interested, please tick the appropriate box(es) on the enrollment form for us to have a preliminary assessment on the likely no. of participants for individual activities; you will be provided with further details in due course.

Please feel free to contact me (9103 7292; hwktong@netvigator.com) or Chris (9013 6136) if you have questions.

Thank you for your support and looking forward to seeing you on the big day!

 

Yours sincerely,

Henry Tong
Convenor, 45th Anniversary OC

 

Appendix

Reunion Programme

Nov. 10, 2016 (Thu.):    Pre-reunion golf day (in Fanling – for golf lovers and fans only)

Nov. 11, 2016 (Fri.):    Pre-reunion seafood lunch in Cheung Chau (with some pre-lunch light hiking)

Nov. 12, 2016 (Sat.):    Reunion day
Venue: Roof-top function room of the new School Hall, Wah Yan College, HK

4:00 pm reception starts

5:30 pm group photo-taking

6:00 pm party commences – to sing “School Song” altogether followed by some speeches for 15 minutes

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm auction sale of items (e.g. wines, artwork, calligraphy…) contributed by classmates with all proceeds donated to the school, with some entertainments to follow (e.g. slideshow of class gathering photos, talk show, songs…)

7:15 pm buffet dinner, ends at around 8:45 pm (with more talk show, songs… intermittently after the first 30 minutes of dining, to provide background music while no entertainment is performed on stage)

8:45 pm closing ceremony, for the choir to sing “朋友”, and then for all to sing “Auld Lang Syne” whilst guests and teachers are leaving the premises, with the words “See you in 2021!!!” shown on the screen

Nov. 13, 2016 (Sun.):      Post-reunion half-day boat trip from Sai Wan Ho to Tung Lung Chau (with “dim sum” gathering at Taikoo Shing first followed by an outing to the island), or Rest day for non-participants

Nov. 14-19, 2016 (Mon. to Sat.):  6-day Tour to Taiwan (More details to follow)

 

Points to note

Except for the reunion dinner, no fee pre-collection will be conducted and participants will be asked to bear the relevant costs on an equal-sharing basis. As regards the reunion dinner, any savings arising from the enrolment fee of HK$700 per pax collected in aggregate, be it small or trivial, will be donated to our alma mater “Wah Yan College, HK” (as a matter of accountability), same as those of our 40th Year Reunion Dinner.

 

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