21 October, 2017
Spring has made its welcome arrival with longer days and warmer weather.
OSCA is still making its presence in the community known around Otago with its Lion Dance performances. This team is very busy and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their time and enthusiasm, representing us during their awesome performances.
Special thanks to the performers when the Consul General in Christchurch asked OSCA if the Lion Dance team could perform in Queenstown for the Winter Festival Parade. So, the team headed to Queenstown where the Lion Dance was well received and the team had a great time.
The New Zealand Chinese Association had its AGM and 3 OSCA committee members attended to help shape the direction the Association takes in the future. This year we have decided to change a few rules to reflect gender-neutral positions and accept electronic participation in meetings and decision making. We also awarded young members with academic awards and approved Chinese School financial grants.
This year 4 Otago Southland Chinese Association youth members won NZCA Academic Awards and received a cash prize and recognition for their achievements. This is a great result for OSCA and the kids.
This year the OSCA Camp was held at Tirohanga Camp and the campers had a great time. They were kept busy with a raft of activities and challenges over the weekend. Thanks to Julie Hall and Stephanie Hall who were responsible for organising the camp and food. Thanks to the other people who helped us over the weekend. Big thanks to Kaans Catering as sponsors, and John Barton for providing a magical and entertaining magic show.
I’d also like to thank again those people who supported our August Moon Dinner.
Upcoming event for us will be the Youth Leadership Camp where I believe 3 OSCA members will be attending early next year.
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