委员会/Committee

 

sueSue Chen, President 会长

I first knew about the GV Chinese Association through Doris Nilsen, one of its founders who also has served as President and Vice-President at various times. It was 2001. I was new to Shepparton. With the help of the Association I got to know a lot of locals pretty quickly. That helped me a lot in making a home and settle in this part of the world. Since then the benefit of being a member of the Association continues. One big fortunate is getting to know a group of special people who work tirelessly for the management committee, and a core group of devoted members who are always ready to lend a hand for all activities. I joined the management Committee in 2014.

I thank my community for an opportunity to serve for the Association. I see that the Association, in addition to being a custodian of Chinese cultural heritage, could also play a role in facilitating members’ participation in the social and business activities in the wider community in Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley region.

I am a Shepparton resident for 15 years. I am a professional translator. I graduated in Master of Public Policy and Management in 2014. I also manage the Association’s website.

Phone: 0428 544 226; Email: my name in one word at ‘gvchinese.org.au’. Alternatively, use our Contact form.

各位好。非常多谢大家对我的信任。自两年前加入华人会委员会之后增多是很多机会和大家一起工作和学习。Shepparton和周边地区的华语人口虽然不多,但是走到一起的都是热爱这个地区、热爱这里的生活的人。这是一种能量,集中起来的话可以一起办很多有利于每一人的事情。我希望华人会能在弘扬华人文化的基础上还能帮助大家在澳洲的社会的和商业领域中展开更多的活动。

联系电话:0428 544 226; 微信号:1330 5533 72.

 

MeishanhatMeishan Lin, Vice-President 副会长

My name is Li Lin. Some friends call me Meishan.  I have been in Australia for four years.  I have a big family in China. I was a Sales manager in China more than 15 years ago. My best friend introduced me to Graham. He is an Australian man. We like living in Shepparton and we have many good friends here. Australia day is our Anniversary day.

I don’t have children of my own. My husband’s family are very kind and lovely to me. My family always asks me what happens in Australia and how my life is; they have some worries, because Australia is a different country and we are too far away from them, but now they feel better. I was working in the kitchen at the local RSL club; I enjoyed working with other people from different countries and learning more about their cultures.

In Australia there is usually a beautiful sky and nice weather; a lot of good quality natural food. Shepparton has lots new and fresh fruit for local people. I was learning English at TAFE College. English class is interesting and all the teachers are kind and affable with students.

My husband with I go to Melbourne for shopping and watching football sometimes; we are happy with each other and help each other. We always have a joke and laugh with each other.

I am very happy living in Australia. I now cherish life with my husband. We are both improving our second languages, and have interesting things to do. Important things are we need look after ourselves and maintain our bodies well. Also we are both happy to help other people if we can.

各位同仁好。谢谢华人同仁给我一个服务大家的机会。本人是个热心肠,在国内的时候参与最多的就是公益活动和社会活动。来到澳洲住在Shepparton结识了一些华人朋友,相识在澳洲说明我们的缘分不浅,我也很珍惜这个缘分。希望大家能够都献出些时间和精力专注于华人的事情,让华人会有些影响力,吸引更多的人进入华人会,群策群力办好每一件实事,帮到更多的华人。

联系电话:0401971951; 微信号:meishan 13904083861.

 

Graham n meishanGraham Watson (with Mrs Watson), Secretary 秘书长

I am Secretary/Public Officer of the Association. My aim in taking on this role was to provide training and skills to other members of the group to take on committee roles in the longer term.

I work part-time as I bide time until retirement in 2 or 3 years. I am tenancy manager for independent aged care units in Shepparton, Benalla and Euroa, managed by Wintringham Housing, but better known as the “Miller Homes”.

I am interested in Chinese culture, sports, especially AFL football and cricket, movies and playing around fixing friends’ computers when they don’t work the way they should.

 

 

CharliechanCharlie Chan, Treasure 财长

I was born in Malaysia and came to Australia in 1979. A friend I met in Saudi Arabia recommended me to work as a chef in a restaurant in Traralgon, where I was sponsored.  Following this, I worked in a range of other restaurants based in Bendigo, Falls Creek, Shepparton and Melbourne.

In 1984, I moved back to Shepparton to establish my own restaurant, called Goulburn Valley Chinese Restaurant. I acquired another café/restaurant at a Ten Pin Bowling Alley in Shepparton in 1986. In 1986, I invited my wife, Ling to come to Australia and we married in 1987. Shortly after, we had our two children named Ewan and Alysse.

After a spell from being a restaurateur, I took on the position as Treasurer of the Goulburn Valley Chinese Fellowship Group for two years. In the year 2000, I moved to Cobram with my family and worked in our successful restaurant within Cobram Hotel for 10 years. In 2010, I was the Worshipful Master of Cobram Lodge Freemasons. During this time, I was involved in fundraising for the GV Health/Freemasons Oncology Centre in Shepparton which provides patients with cancer with treatment.

I recently moved back to Shepparton and retired from working in the restaurant line. I enjoy playing golf, badminton and gardening in my spare time.

As someone who has experienced moving to Australia first-hand, I am interested in helping new migrants settle into the Goulburn Valley district as well as form connections with the existing Chinese community.

 

everlynEverlyn Andersen, Committee member 理事

Evelyn Anderson (maiden name Siew Lan WONG)

Born in Singapore in 1956, came to Melbourne Vic Australia in 1981.  Lives in Melbourne 1981 to 1989, Administration Assistant, Minenco Engineering Pty Ltd.

From 1989 to 1998 dairy farmer in Katandra North.

1999 – 2000 Study at GOTafe in Business Administration and Commercial Cookery

2000 – 2002 – Administration Assistant – Ethnic Council of Shepparton

2002 – 2009 – Administration Officer – Shepparton Adult & Community Education

2000 – 2007 Goulburn Valley Chinese Association (Committee of Management – Secretary)

2000 – present Faith Church INC (Committee member/leader)

2008 – 2009 Goulburn Valley Chinese Association (Committee of Management – President)

2007- 2009 Ethnic Council of Shepparton (Committee of Management – committee member)

2008 – Fairley Leadership Program Graduand

2009 to present – Yiche Restaurant (Director/Owner)

2015 – Goulburn Valley Chinese Association (Committee Member)

Having worked in the community sector in the past has given me the passion to make myself available in some volunteer works and making a difference in our community.

 

everlynVincent Chan, Committee member 理事

I am from Malaysia. I have been in catering business for over 35 years. I first settled in a small town called Nathalia, for three years. Then I moved to Shepparton and have lived there for over 30 years. My wife Cindy and I have three beautiful daughters. Cindy and I are long time GVCA members. We like helping people whenever we can and whenever we are needed.

I like Chinese history shows. I also follow news reports on the Chinese speaking community.

I am also a golf club member for a long time. I once tried to initiate golf group for Chinese speaking kids. It did not work out. On weekends I would play snookers with friends, visit our daughters in Melbourne and enjoy their company and have great family times. My daughters cannot speak Chinese unfortunately.

I remember very well the very first activity organised by GVCA. It was a great success. Lots of people came. I will never forget it.

My hope for the Chinese Association is for it to help bring Chinese people together and for the Chinese community to grow bigger and bigger.

我来自于马来西亚,从事餐馆三十五年,最早到了一个小镇NATHALIA生活了三年,在SHEPPARTON已经生活了三十多年,我有三个可爱懂事的女儿,我和妻子CINDY 一直是华人会的老会员,我们都喜欢能够力所能及的帮助人,当他们需要帮助时候…

我喜欢看中国的历史剧,也关心华人的实时报道。我是高尔夫俱乐部的老会员了,较早前我也曾经发起华人孩子学打高尔夫运动,最终没有得到响应。

周末的时候与老朋友打打桌球,大部分周末的时候时常去墨尔本和女儿们相聚一下享受受下家人团聚的天伦之乐 。女儿们不懂中文是我们的唯一的遗憾。

记得华人会开始第一次的华人聚会,那次很成功,人气也很旺。记忆很深的一次, 我对新的华人会的期望就是SHEPPARTON 的华人能够团结一起,华人会员越来越多。

 

everlynBill Chu, Committee member 理事

I came to Australia in 1970. I am from Guangdong, China. Large number of people in the area chose to migrant somewhere at the time due to the Vietnam war and the economic depression in Hong Kong. I travelled to Australia from Guangdong. I got to New South Wales, then lived in Melbourne. Then I moved to Shepparton. I love life in small towns better than that in a big city.

I worked in catering industry before retiring. I have been a staunch supporter of the Chinese Association ever since it was established, and of development of Chinese communities in Australia. I have seen a lot in the last two decades and witnessed development stages of the Chinese communities in Australia.

I love classical music, travelling and watching tennis. I also like reading news from China on WeChat.

My hope for our Association is: promote Chinese culture, facilitate communication among community members. I love the Association for its role providing a meeting place for community members. I am confident that the new Committee will do lots of good. I am hopeful that we will work together well and achieve a lot. We will win the respect from the Local Council and other community groups.

我来自1970年于广东,因为越南的战役和香港的经济萧条,大部分广东人选择移民。所以我从广东来到澳洲。曾经从New South Wales 然后到墨尔本, 再搬迁到Shepparton , 比起繁华的大城市我更喜欢在小镇生活。

退休前大部分从事餐饮工作,从第一期的华人会员开始一直支持华人团体在澳洲的发展。过去二十多年看到华人会的各个阶段,也经历了很多。

我的兴趣爱好喜欢古典音乐,旅游和观看网球比赛。 也喜欢看微博的关于中国的新闻大事,

我对华人会的期望: 多多弘扬中国文化,华人间多沟通,同时欣赏教会的方式聚集人气,非常看好新的华人组织成员,希望新的华人组织能够团结,大家一起齐心合力把华人会的事情做好,赢得当地政府和其它组织的尊重,做出自己的贡献。

 

everlynEddie Yuan, Committee member 理事

I came to Australia from Hong Kong. It’s been 42 years, 36 of which is in Shepparton. I lived in Sydney and Melbourne before moving to Shepparton. I felt in love with this small town. I loved the people here and it is a loving place. So I decided to make it my permanent home. I have three daughters, a son, four grand-daughters and a grand-son.

I am from a family in catering business. I used to work in the industry, too. I was happiest when seeing customers enjoying a good meal, or joining them for a drink.

I love coffee, Australian football, dance and Yoga.

As a senior member of the Association, I hope to see people coming together, happy, work together for the Association, making it better and better, and always united for common goals.

I will support the Association 100%. I am prepared to act as contact point and get the words out to other Chinese speaking people about our Association.

我从香港来澳洲已经42年了,其中36年生活在SHEPPARTON 这个小镇,从悉尼到墨尔本再到SHEPPARTON,自己很喜欢小镇的人和这个有爱的地方。决定把家常年扎到这里,现在我已经有三个女儿,一个儿子,四个孙女和三个孙子。

我较早前是做家族餐馆生意的,最开心就是看到很多顾客都来餐馆吃饭跟在他们一起喝酒。

我的兴趣是喝咖啡,也很喜欢澳洲足球,跳舞及瑜伽运动。

对一个老华人会员来说,希望大家团结,开心,合心合力把华人会搞好,有事大家商量一条心。自己和100%支持华人会的工作。 并且愿意作为外联把结识的其它地方的华人会和我们SHEPPARTON的华人会联合起来。

 
 

everlyn(Shira) Pui-See Lam, Committee member 理事

Shira is a given name, also known as song, a Hebrew name. I am passionate about Ideas Worth Spreading. You are welcomed to talk to me “ Spreading & Developing” ideas, including: Agriculture. Business and Fashion. Humor. Neuroscience. Psycho-geriatric Care. Tourism. Water.

Australian Chinese Community is continually growing and developing. The real community spirit and strength of community is: We are together, we are responsible for the care and development of the “Growing and Developing”.

I can be contacted on: Phone:(61) 0409 990 960; Email: shirapuiseelam@gmail.com

我期盼大家, 花點時間彼此聯絡您認識的朋友。讓大家盡情分享, 討論任何話題。將這個團體變得更開闊, 聯繫更緊密。聯擊電子郵箱: shirapuiseelam@gmail.com; 手機: (61) 0409 990 960

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(Chinese text: Meishan; English: Sue)

(Last updated: 24 Oct 2016)