- Hiking Trip to Pak Tam Chung
- Establishment of “喜樂人生” 同學會
- Third Gathering of Football Interest Group
The Football Interest Group will organize its third gathering:
Date: 26 April 2014 (Saturday)
Venue: King’s Park Sports Ground Pitch No. 1, 11-a-side-artificial turf 彷真草, Wylie Path, Homantin
Fee: HK$50 per head/ Free for university students
Participants will have a friendly match with a team invited by the convener of the Football Interest Group.
For those who are interested, please register by sending an email to email@example.com
One of our alumni, Mr. Billy Leung (1978 F.7 graduation), wish to form an interest group:
The purpose of this 〔喜樂人生〕同學會 is to share among the group members their experience on aspects of 電影, 旅遊, 義工服務, Parenting and 養生. Regular sharing sessions (quarterly) will be organised to share among group members on their recent encounter.
If you are interested in joining the interest group, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Hiking Interest Group – Wah Yan Trekkers, has been established by S. Keung (’75) and Chris Li (’07). The first trip, just an easy family walk, will be held on 13 April 2014 (Sunday), details of which are as follows:
Date: 13 April 2014 (Sunday)
Assembly point: Diamond Hill MTR station (Hang Seng Bank)
Assembly time: 8:30 a.m.
Dismissing point: Pak Tam Chung (北潭涌)
Dismissing Time: Around 1:00 p.m.
Route: 北潭涌 —> 萬宜水庫西壩 —> 上窰郊遊徑 —> 上窰民俗文物館 —> 北潭涌 （解散）
For any enquiries and registration, please send an email to email@example.com
Feel free to join and walk together!
During the hiking trip to be held on the coming Sunday (13 April 2014), a group of Wahyanites from the Photography Interest Group will also join.
For those who are interested in photography, please join the hiking and bring along your camera with you. You can share with them the techniques in taking landscape photography and composition of photos.
Further, you are also most welcome to join the Photography Interest Group if you have not done so by sending an email to Jacky Lee (96), the convener of the Photography Interest Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation regarding the eligibility requirements of our membership
For many years, the School Management Committee has an alumni manager (校友校董). Wah Yan College Kowloon Past Students’ Association Limited (“WYKPSA”) was responsible for organizing the election of alumni manager bi-annually.
Our School will establish the Incorporated Management Committee (法團校董會) (“IMC”) in accordance with the requirements of the Education Ordinance (Chapter 279 of the Laws of Hong Kong).
Relevant provisions of the Education Ordinance
According to the Education Ordinance:
(a) the IMC shall comprise, inter alia, one or more alumni managers;
(b) the IMC may recognize one body of persons as “recognized alumni association (認可校友會)” for the purposes of making nomination of the alumni manager;
(c) a body of person shall not be recognized as “recognized alumni association” unless, under its constitution, its membership is open to all alumni of the school;
(d) “alumnus” is defined as a person who has been a pupil of the school but is no longer such a pupil.
Both the School Management and WYKPSA have discussed with the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government on their interpretation about the definition of “alumnus”. Their interpretation is that, a person, who has been a pupil of a school but is no longer such a pupil and regardless of how short the duration which he has studied in the school (e.g. one day, one morning or even one lesson), falls within the definition of “alumnus” for the purpose of the Education Ordinance.
Articles of Association of WYKPSA (the “Articles”)
Under the existing Articles, any alumnus of WYK who has attended our School for not less than one academic year is qualified to become a member.
Amendments to the Articles required
In light of the Education Ordinance and the establishment of IMC of our School, the Articles may have to be amended, pursuant to which the membership of WYKPSA shall be open to all alumni of our School, i.e. any person who has been a pupil of WYK, regardless of how short the duration which he has attended the class of WYK. Otherwise, WYKPSA shall not be eligible as “recognized alumni association” for the purpose of election of alumni manager. Without the status as recognized alumni association, WYKPSA can no longer organize the alumni manager election.
There are some opinions from our Exco and members that, while they agree that we should amend the definition of membership for the purposes of election of alumni manager, there is no need to adjust our eligibility requirements for other matters of WYKPSA, e.g. other welfare and election of Exco of WYKPSA, which are beyond the authority of the Education Bureau.
Possible options for WYKPSA
WYKPSA will proceed to prepare the amendments to the Articles and we would like to seek your opinion as to which of the following options you consider most appropriate:
Amend the definition of alumnus of WYK as “any pupil who has studied in WYK but has left WYK”. If this option is adopted, all alumni of WYK, regardless of how short the duration which he has attended our School (i.e. one day, one morning or even one lesson), shall be eligible to be members of WYKPSA and shall be eligible to (i) participate in the alumni manager election, (ii) vote at the general meetings of WYKPSA and (ii) enjoy all other welfare and rights as a member of WYKPSA, including, inter alia, being elected as Exco of WYKPSA.
Amend the definition of alumni of WYK as in Option 1 but authorize the Exco of WYKPSA to set special eligibility requirements for other matters of WYKPSA from time to time so far it is permitted under the laws.
Adopt two levels of membership: Ordinary Membership and Special Membership (names may be further discussed).
Alumni who have studied in WYK, regardless of how short the duration which he has attended our School, are eligible to be ordinary members of WYKPSA. Ordinary members shall (i) have the right to participate in the alumni manager election and vote at the general meetings of WYKPSA but (ii) DO NOT have the right to be elected as Exco of WYKPSA nor enjoy other welfare of WYKPSA.
Alumni who have studied in WYK for not less than one year are eligible to be special members of WYKPSA. Special members shall have all rights of ordinary members. Further, special members may participate in the election of Exco of WYKPSA and enjoy all other welfare of WYKPSA.
Remain the status quo and give up the status as “recognized alumni association” of WYK. If this option is adopted, the School will have to find another alumni organization as “recognized alumni association”.
WYKPSA will hold its annual general meeting in late May 2014 and will propose a special resolution amending its Articles.
We would be grateful if you could let us know which option you consider most appropriate on or before 30 April 2014 by filling in the reply slip below and sending the same by email to email@example.com or by fax 2801 4548. Alternatively, you may also simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your preference.
Your attention to this matter is highly appreciated.
One of our alumni, Mr. Jacky S.K. Lee (1996 F. 5 graduate), would like to establish a Photography Interest Group.
For those alumni who are interested to join the Interest Group or have any enquiries, please send an email to Jacky at email@example.com
The Student Members’ Committee of WYKPSA (SMC) is going to organize a summer internship program for WYK alumni who are currently studying in university. At present, the SMC has received a lot of requests from our young alumni for placements in summer internship in the area of finance, accountancy, law, IT, environment, science, surveying, and film industry. We cordially invite you to offer such positions to our young alumni. The internship positions can be as short as one day!
Should your company be able to offer an internship position to our young alumni in the coming summer, please provide the following information by sending an email to the SMC at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 31 March, 2014.
Year of graduation from WYK:
Contact phone number:
Contact email address:
Job nature of the internship position:
(Optional) Other details of the internship, e.g. remuneration (if any), duration of the internship, etc.
This program aims to render an opportunity to our young alumni to gain working experiences, and also foster the relationships between young and experienced alumni.
Your contribution is very much appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you.