28 February, 2014

Presidents Report February 2014

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

It is time to renew your membership so pay your subscription fee now for the 2014 financial year.
This is our first newsletter for the year.
If you would prefer receiving a copy via email please let us know and we can arrange this easily.
Our latest newsletter is available on this site.
If you are a new member search on Facebook for the OSCA group and ask to join. Here you will be updated on the latest 
opportunities and news for our members and also be able to comment as well.
Welcome to Keith Kelsall, Tara King, Kendall Chin, Cameron Young and Natasha Wong, who join our committee and we say 
farewell to Michael Ngan Kee. Thanks for your help Michael and good luck for the future.
We also say farewell and thank you to Dr Zhifa Sun who has served on the committee for many years as our liaison with the 
Dunedin Chinese Language School. Keith Kelsall, the current President of the school will now fulfill this role.
I would also like to thank the younger members for their volunteer work for OSCA. As part of OSCA’s commitment to 
supporting Chinese cultural community events, 8 students from our OSCA youth group volunteered to help with the catering of dim sum food and drinks for the Dunedin Chinese Garden Book Launch and the Shanghai Yu Garden Photo Exhibition.
Thanks to those who attended the Chinese New Year Dinner in support of OSCA. As many people know we do not make any profit 
on the cost of food and our fundraising is restricted to the raffle sales alone, so thanks for those who purchased raffle 
tickets as well.
The year is starting with the arrival of new and returning students and we will be welcoming them back with a number of 
events organised by the youth committee and then we will be attending the New Zealand Chinese Association Sports and 
Cultural Tournament over Easter this year.
We welcome the Year of the Horse. It will be a time for new relationships, opportunities, and activities.
Linus Chin
Otago & Southland Chinese Association