Annual General Meeting
On Friday November 18, 2022, HKUAAO held its first in-person AGM and Dinner after more than three years. The event was held at the Lobster Port Chinese Restaurant in Thornhill.
AGM started promptly at 6 pm with Tim Cheng acting as the Chair and Agnes Man as the Secretary of the meeting. The meeting went smoothly and swiftly, approved the annual report, the financial report and passed the by-law amendments to extend the timing in-between AGM to 15 months maximum and to assert that the Association meets the audit exemption criteria.
The new Board of Directors and advisors were elected with Margaret Law elected as the new President. The other executive positions will be elected in the first board meeting following the AGM. The new Board is as follows:
Honorary Chairman – Professor Lap-Chee Tsui
Advisors – Ms. Irene Chu
Mrs. Peggy Sum
Mr. Bassanio So
President – Ms. Margaret Law
Directors – Mr. Dennis Au-Yeung
Ms. Agnes Man
Mr. Raymond Leung
Mr. Verdi Yau
Ms. Maggie Poon
Mr. Franki Cheng
Mrs. Winnie Fung
Mr. Hilton Lok
Ms. Lilian Ma
Mr. Tim Cheng
We accepted the resignation of Mr. Augustine Chan and Mr. Romeo Au from the Board and thanked them for their services to the Association.
Dinner reception started at 6:30 pm and all guested were seated by 7 pm. This year’s attendance was beyond our expectations with over 140 alumni, families, guests, presidents, and friends from JU. Margaret was the MC of the evening and started with introducing our guests and table prize draws. Ms. Emily Mo was our guest of honour. She made a vivid presentation to update us on the recent developments in Hong Kong. She was also our guest of honour 3 years ago in 2019. How time flies! We presented her with a plaque bearing a distinctive HKU emblem to thank her for her ongoing support of our AA.
The dinner was delicious which included 8 lbs of stir-fried lobsters and other sumptuous dishes. The new Board and advisors were introduced, and the two retiring VPs were presented with plaques to recognise their long and dedicated services to the Association. We recognized all the newcomers among us, over twenty of them, who are younger alumni and will be the future pillars of the AA. We also recognized the coordinators and members of our interest groups, including the table tennis group who turned out in large numbers to support this dinner event.
We enjoyed the singing performances from Margaret and Verdi’s family. Verdi and Maggie’s daughter, Vincy, took the spotlight and sang in chorus with Verdi and Thomas Law the song “I want it that way”. The performers were presented with flower bouquets by the two cute little girls. Romeo’s game of “name that tune” was our favourite and engaging. Winners were presented with boxes of chocolates to share.
The final event was lucky draw which was always popular with our guests. With over 20 prizes donated by our directors and guests, there were many lucky one who went home very happy! The party ended with the MC thanked all volunteers, restaurant staff and all attendees who together made the event so enjoyable.
Reported by Tim Cheng
Click here to view photo album (Photos taken by Hilton Lok)
Click here to view photo album (Photos taken by Beaker Fung)