Monday, February 7, 2011











Message from the Editor


Welcome to the first edition of WCA newsletter for the year 2011.We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing holiday.


Thank you all for making 2010 a great year, and much appreciation to all who helped out in the planning, organising and running of the events.


Last year we had many succesful and exciting activities, as we head into the new year, the committee has planned many more activities. Please do join us by participating in all of the activities planned.


On behalf of the association, I would like to wish you all, a happy Chinese New Year 2011












迎我2011年的第一版通讯, 希望您有一个愉快轻松的假期。



当我们进入新的一年委会已多的活动, 鼓励大家参与计划的活动









The President's Corner


Firstly, I would like to wish all members a happy new year 2011. Soon we will be ushering in the new Lunar Year, the year of the Rabbit.


We hope you will join us in celebrating Chinese New Year on the 9 Feb 2011. Please see enclosed document for term 1 activities.


I would like to thank my committee of management for delivering a series of eventful activities for the year 2010 and looking forward to another successful year in 2011.


I would also like to thank the City of Whittlesea, Victorian Multicultural Commission, our major sponsors, for supporting some if not all of the activities. Without the funding WCA would struggle to run these activities.


Lastly, but not least I would like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai



Albert Yew













我要感惠特西城市, 维多利亚

多元文化委会以及所有赞助商的支持. 如果没有WCA的将会执行这些活的斗争










The Year of the Rabbit

Cuddly, warm and affectionate are the attributes of the Rabbit. Mysterious and a great party-giver and host, the Rabbit enjoys being the centre of attention once in a while. The Rabbit is occasionally over cautious and can be a bit boring. He is also one of the luckiest signs in the Chinese Astrology chart.

Forecast for 2011 The Rabbit will have found the momentum during 2010 quite unsettling, little realizing that his accomplishments during the year will set him up beautifully for his own year in 2011. This will be a stunning and most favorable year for him, especially in regard to work and career. His ability to interact with others will put him in the lead for any promotions at work. Also, if the Rabbit is considering a completely different career, this is the perfect time to explore his options. Not only will the change energize him but he will feel happier than he has done in some time. March to May and October to November will be important times for career developments.
Finances during the Rabbit's own year are buzzing, with his luck running high! He may see a salary increase, receive a gift or make extra money from a hobby or entrepreneurial idea. Socially, August, September and December will be hectic! Single Rabbits could meet their significant other this year and the relationship could move very fast. Those with partners will find their relationship becomes more serious and important. Stress and worry over decisions may drain the Rabbit's vitality during 2011 and it's very important he gets enough


rest and relaxation. He must also remember to call on friends and loved ones for support and advice during any challenging times.

Interesting Rabbit Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Pearl
Special Flower: Jonquil
Best Hours: 5-7 am
Season: Spring
Horoscope Colors: Grey, White



兔子是偶过于谨慎, 有可能会有点枯燥。他也是在中国占星术图表中最幸运的标志之一




今年运气非常好!增加工,接收礼物或者从一种业余爱好或创业的想法赚外快。在社会方面,八月,九月及十二月将忙碌!兔的独身者会遇新伙伴而且很快建立稳固的关系. 对于那些已经结婚或有伙伴的,将会发现关系变得更和重要。在2011年期间压力和焦虑的决定可能排泄兔的生命力,它是非常重要的,他得到足够的休息和放松。他还必须记住,呼吁朋友和人在任何充满挑战的时期支持和咨的。










Meet the Secretary

Bee Yew


Bee Yew was born in Malaysia to a family of 3 sisters and 3 brothers. She is married to Albert and migrated into Australia in 1986. Together they have two daughters.


Bee has been involved in the Chinese community for more than fifteen years. She loves cooking, art & craft, walking, volunteer and charity work. Accounting work is her passion. She has been working in Finance department for more than twenty years.


Apart from cooking her favourite pastime is relaxing with a book and spending time with the family.



Membership card – Show and Save


The fund raising committee has negotiated with the following retailers for special discount when you show your membership card.


Telechoice in Epping Plaza

U & S Audio Visual in Preston








姚红美,出生在马来西亚, 她有

六个兄弟姐妹, 她是在家庭中排名第四。她嫁姚金才


志愿者, 慈善工作和步行. 财务工作是她的激情,所以一直保持在会计部工作,她在工作超二十年。







- 示和保存



Telechoice in Epping Plaza

U & S Audio Visual in Preston



WCA wishes to thank all those involved in the publication of the newsletter as listed below.



Bee Yew



Bee Yew



Albert Yew

Set Ward (LLB Melb)


Editorial and Advertising

The Editor reserves the right to accept or reject any editorial or advertising matter. The editor assumes no responsibility for return of unsolicited manuscripts, art or photographs. Information was correct at the time of printing. No part of this newsletter may be reproduced, reprinted or otherwise duplicated without written permission of the Editor. Opinions and views expressed in articles and advertisements in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect those of the Editor. WCA newsletter is published four times a year and is distributed to members of WCA and its contributors and translators.















Set Ward (LLB Melb)




该编辑有权接受或拒绝任何编辑或广告的问题。编辑器不承担任何不请自来的手稿,艺术品或照片返回的责任。在信息是正确的打印时间。无本通讯不得复制转载,否则部分或未经书面许可,复制编辑。意见和表达的文章和广告在这个通讯的观点并不一定反映编辑的。 威特西華人協會通讯每年出版四次,并分发给威特西華人協會會员,贡献者和翻译人员





Friday, August 13, 2010

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Feedback from Dr. Tony Zhang RMIT University, Bundoora Campus

Arthur Yong and Team of Volunteers interviewed Dr. Tony Zhang on topics covering Dr. Zhang's personal story and his Chinese medicine project on Friday night 28 November 2008 and here is his feedback comment on 14 December 2009.

Hi Arthur,

Thank you for the interview and I wish your radio station and WCA the very best. Thank you for all efforts to the Chinese community.


Tony Zhang
Dr. Tony Zhang, BMed, MPH, PhD
Research Fellow, Higher Degree Research Coordinator
Discipline of Chinese Medicine, School of Health Sciences
World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine
RMIT University PO Box 71, Bundoora VIC 3083 Australia

Friday, December 18, 2009

Special Xmas Show - Friday Night 18 December 2009 10 pm - 12 Midnight Chinese from the North, 88.6 Plenty Valley FM

Feedback from Michelle Newton

Michelle Newton was interviewed on 27 Nov 2009. The following was her feedback about her interview session. Thank you Michelle for your precious feedback.

Hi Arthur,

The interview with Arthur and his crew was fun and conducted in a professional manner. I was able to inform people of the program I am running to a community that I would not normally have access to. It allowed me to promote the opportunity to volunteer and promote the advantages of hiring people from a refugee background. Thank you for the opportunity Arthur.

Kind regards,

Michelle Newton
Community Participation and Employment Worker
Whittlesea Community Connections
Tel: (03) 9401 6666 Fax:(03) 9401 6677
14 Dec 2009

Feedback from Sandra O'Connor

Sandra O'Connor was interviewed on 15 May 2009. The following was her feedback about her interview session. Thank you Sandy for your precious feedback.

Hi Arthur,

It's a great opportunity to get important messages out to the community.

Sandra O'Connor
14 Dec 2009