The purpose of the Otago & Southland Chinese Association is to serve the interests of Chinese people in Otago and Southland. This includes organising and participating in events that develop friendships and promote good will with the Chinese community and the wider community in Otago, New Zealand and overseas.
The Association initially concentrated on fundraising for the motherland during the Sino-Japanese War. Subsequently it’s focus turned to cultural and sporting activities.
In 1974 the Association purchased its first Clubrooms on Prosser Street in Burnside, Green Island. In 1980 it registered as an Incorporated Society. The present Clubrooms situated on King Edward Street, in South Dunedin were purchased in 1993.
Throughout it’s history the Association’s underlying objectives has been caring for the general welfare and needs of local Chinese, and promoting the cultural heritage.
3. Membership Application
to apply for or renew OSCA membership. Please remember to enter your family members included in your membership if applicable.
4. Benefits of OSCA Membership
Memberships for 2016 are due on 31 March, 2016. We encourage every member of the Chinese Community, your family and friends to join the Otago & Southland Chinese Association.
Benefits you will get from being a member are:
Chinese New Year picnic
Chinese New Year dinner
August Moon dinner
Identity certification service
Translation service (at a discounted rate)
Use of the club rooms
NZCA Annual Easter Sports Tournament
Annual South Island Chinese Miniball & Basketball Tournament
Triple Threat Tournament
NZCA Academic Awards
NZCA Guangdong Youth Winter Camp
NZCA Youth Leadership Camp
NZCA Leadership Development Conference (LDC)
OSCA August Camp
Lion Dance Team
Sponsorship of Division 2 or 3 Mens basketball team
Sponsorship of Mixed Social basketball team
Sponsorship and support of local community events
Support of national events
Mid winter dinner.
Participation in the University of Otago Clubs and Societies Day
Sponsorship of Cantonese Classes and Chinese Dance Classes at the Dunedin Chinese School
Sponsorship of book launches
Sponsorship of seminars and discussions
Sponsorship of over 70's member "Yum Char"
Facebook page and group
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