2022 Annual General Meeting

Join us for our upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Stanford Club of Hong Kong. This event is open to Stanford alumni only.

In addition to providing club updates and initiatives for the coming year, we will be voting for your SCHK Executive Committee and General Committee Members for 2022/23. Nominations are as follows:

Executive Committee

President: Marc Hubert
Vice President : Kristine Li
Co-Vice President: Kendrick Kwok
Honorary Treasurer: Simon Mui
Co-Treasurer: Wally Cheung
Honorary Secretary: Erica Ma
Co-Secretary: Sandy Wan

General Committee

Alex Leung, Angelina Yao, Dorothea Koo, Elliot Shi, Hill Wang, Jasmine Li,  Lavina Tien, Till Rosar, Tomas Vacek, Vivian Kong

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Time: 7pm

Venue: Zoom only

Cost: Free

Contact: Marc Hubert marc.hubert@gmail.com

Event is open to Stanford alumni only.

Please RSVP now.

“Blockchain 101” with Professor Jan Liphardt

“Blockchain 101” with Professor Jan Liphardt from Stanford

What is “Proof of Work”? What is “Proof of Stake”? What is a “51% attack”? “Why are blockchains hard to scale?” Please join us for an interactive virtual brown bag lunch with Professor Liphardt as he graciously helps us demystify the workings of today’s public blockchains.

Professor Liphardt has a physics background and is interested in the intersection of data and health. At Stanford, he teaches a class on blockchains and distributed trust, and he is the founder of the Stanford Distributed Trust Initiative (https://cryptolab.stanford.edu)

When: 2/25 12pm Hong Kong Time
Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83057750567?pwd=ZFQzV21XMGs3Tm9XNTVMSDhhR1A0dz09
Meeting ID: 830 5775 0567
Passcode: 015403

Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcu6vqzsvHNO89PlMOOSpY5CW6jlDS3pa

Please direct questions to alexleung@gmail.com, kendrick.kwok@gmail.com, angieyao1@gmail.com

Newsletter

Pac-12 Virtual Golf Tournament

When: July 24, 8am-1pm

Where: Hi Tee Golf; 5/F, Lee Wang Factory Building, 5 Luk Hop Street, Kowloon

Cost: HK$500/person + optional HK$200/person lunch afterwards

Limited capacity: please RSVP as soon as possible, marc.hubert@gmail.com

Come test your (virtual) golf skills with other SCHK alums, as well as members of rival Pac-12 alumni clubs, in a shotgun tournament at “Pebble Beach”!

Agenda:

– 8am: Driving range practice

– 8:30am: Shotgun start

– 12pm: Lunch (optional)

– 1pm: prize presentation (optional)

Please RSVP to Marc at marc.hubert@gmail.com.


Kai Tak Sports Park – Behind-the-Scenes Tour

When: July 24 – afternoon (exact times TBC)

Where: Goldin Financial Centre, Kowloon Bay

Cost: HK$300/person – covers food and beverage during the reception following the tour and panel

Limited capacity: please RSVP as soon as possible, marc.hubert@gmail.com

We are joining forces with our rivals from across the Bay, the Berkeley Club of Hong Kong, for a very special behind-the scenes tour of the new Kai Tak Sports Park development.

Agenda:

– Reception and introduction (30 min)

– Guided tour (30 min)

– Panel discussion (30 min)

– Reception (30 min)

Guides and panelists include:

– Sunnie Lau – MIT Innovation Initiative, Director of Smart City Research and Industry Collaboration

– Dana Magenau – SPORTFIVE, Vice President Commercial and Corporate Partnerships

– Darrell Chan – The Luk Hoi Tong Company, Executive Director

– Richard Zen – FIT Investment Corporation, Director

Please RSVP to Marc at marc.hubert@gmail.com.


Dignity Kitchen – Singaporean hawker-style food stall, empowering the differently-abled

When: August 14, 1:30-4pm (lunch) or 2:30-4pm (after lunch)

Where: Dignity Kitchen; Shop 201/202, 2/F, 618 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

Cost: Free, except for the optional lunch (attendees to settle own bills)

Max capacity: 16 people. Please RSVP to kristineky@gmail.com.

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong would like to invite you to enjoy a unique experience at Dignity Kitchen.

Dignity Kitchen is a social enterprise with the mission to restore dignity to the differently-abled by providing vocational training and employment opportunities at their “Singaporean hawker-style” food centre in Mongkok.

The 7-stalls food centre is staffed by the differently-abled and disadvantaged, serving Singaporean street food as well as delivery of bentos for both commercial and charity purposes. At the heart of the company’s mission is its approach to restoring dignity to the differently-abled and the disadvantaged through skills training, job placement and integration. (For more information, please visit https://www.projectdignity.hk/)

The Stanford Club of HK has organized a visit for our alumni community, which will include a talk from founder Koh Seng Choon and a tour through their centre. Afterwards, we will get to help the Dignity Kitchen team pack bento boxes which will be donated for the underprivileged and elderly.

Those who are interested can also arrive earlier and join for an optional, casual lunch with fellow alumni – the food is delicious there!

Agenda:

*1:30-2:30pm:  Lunch (optional)*

2:30-3:00pm:  Tour + Talk

3:00-4:00pm:  Bento box packing. Recommended age is 12 years old or older for hygienic reasons, but feel free to bring younger kids to join for the eating + touring around.

Please RSVP to Kristine at kristineky@gmail.com.

We have limited capacity of 16 people, so please sign up early to save a spot!


Pac-12 Happy Hour

When: August 20, 6-9pm

Where: IFC Podium (near Shake Shack)

Cost: Free – attendees may bring their own beverages or purchase from nearby restaurants and other beverage outlets.

No RSVPs required.

Come meet friends from the Stanford Club of Hong Kong, as well as multiple other Pac-12 alumni clubs, for happy hour drinks!


Stanford Football Viewing – First of the 2021-22 Season!

When: September 12, 10:30am HKT kickoff

Where: American Club 49er, 48/F, Exchange Square 2, Central

Cost: Free, except for the optional lunch (attendees to settle own bills)

No RSVPs required.

Come root on the Card as they head down to the LA Coliseum for the first game of the season vs. the Trojans of USC!

Disclaimer for All Events:

– By attending any event, you acknowledge that there is inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19.

– By attending any event, you and your guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree NOT to hold Stanford University, Stanford Club of Hong Kong, and the other event organizers or any of their members, officers or affiliates liable for any illness, infection, or injury.

– As required by the venue for each event and in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations, guests must use the ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ app and/or complete any QR code forms related to COVID-19 and related vaccination(s).

DESIGN YOUR ENERGY for a MORE JOYFUL LIFE

Thursday, November 29, 2018

From the creators of one of the most popular electives at Stanford, Designing Your Life, comes Design Your Energy, a program focused on helping you thrive in your daily life.  Developed in partnership with d.school faculty Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, this simple program will help you reframe and tackle the wicked problem of energy drain.  

During this video-guided activity, Bill and Dave will guide you and a group of alumni and friends through a brief design-thinking exercise and teach you how to optimize your energy around your weekly routine.

Space is limited to only 24, so sign up today!

 

Event Details:

Target audience: Mid-career Alumni and Friends

Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018

Time: 7:00 pm (registration and networking start at 6:30 pm)

Venue: COCOON, 3/f, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Cost: Inclusive of drinks and canapes. $300 for Stanford alumni | $350 for friends of Stanford

RSVP: Required. Please email Ophelia Ngan at ongan@stanfordalumni.org

Thanksgiving Lunch!

Thursday, November 22, 2018


Join us for Thanksgiving lunch to give thanks for the many blessings bestowed on us.

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is hosting our annual Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday, November 22rd.

Space is VERY limited – so sign up today!

 

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018

Time: 12-2pm

Venue: McKay’s, The American Club, Floor 48th Floor, Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong

Price: $400

RSVP: Required. Please email Anthony Chang @ achang38@gmail.com for a payment link.  Your space is not confirmed until payment is received.

BIG GAME!!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Please mark your calendars for the 121st Big Game!!

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is proud to co-host this viewing with the Berkeley Club of Hong Kong. Please join us next Sunday, November 18, back in Central at the American Club’s 49er sports bar.

Come root on our boys in Cardinal as we keep alive our historic Big Game winning streak, now 8 years and counting!

DETAILS:

Game: Stanford vs. Cal

Date: Sunday, Nov. 18

Time: 8:30am kickoff

Venue: 49er at the American Club, 49/F, Exchange Square 2, 8 Connaught Place, Central

Cost: Per-consumption only / no minimum spend. CASH ONLY so please come prepared and with plenty of small bills.

RSVPs: None required, more the merrier!

 

See you then, Go Card!! #fearthetree

Breakfast with Julie Lythcott-Haims –  Author of Real American: A Memoir and NYT bestseller How to Raise and Adult

Saturday, November 3, 2018

DETAILS

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 9am to 10:30am

Location: The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong

Cost: HK$250 for Stanford Alums; HK$350 for Guest of Stanford Alums

 

To RSVP and Pay for Alums:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V8V8HBDNTZSCY

 

To RSVP and Pay for Guest of Alums:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SQ78YGUGNLFQ8
For questions, please email: Sandy.wan@simandian.com

Please note the dress code of the Hong Kong Club

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (2015) and Real American: A Memoir (2017). She is deeply interested in what prevents people from living meaningful, fulfilling lives.
How to Raise an Adult emerged from Julie’s decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen, where she was known for her fierce advocacy for young adults and her fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students. She received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for creating “the” atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience, and toward the end of her tenure as dean she began speaking and writing widely on the harm of helicopter parenting. How to Raise an Adult has been published in over two dozen countries and gave rise to a TED talk that became one of the top TED Talks of 2016 with over three million views, and counting, as well as a sequel which will be out in 2019. Real American details Julie’s personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The child of an African-American father and a white British mother, Julie shows how microaggressions in addition to blunt-force insults can puncture a person’s inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Julie’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.” Julie is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and California College of the Arts. She lives in Silicon Valley with her partner of thirty years, their two teenagers, and her mother.

Lunch with Prof. Ming K. Chan: The Greater Bay Area Prospects Amid Current US – PRC Discord

Please join the Stanford Club of HK for a very special lunchtime discussion with beloved Professor Ming K. Chan on the Greater Bay Area regional integration scheme amid current US and PRC discord.

DETAILS

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: Shanghai Fraternity Association, 1/F, South China Building, 1 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong

Cost: HK$250 for Stanford Alums; HK$350 for Guest

 

To RSVP, please email: achang38@gmail.com

 

Prof. Ming K. Chan is Distinguished Practitioner, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University, where he was a Hoover Institution Research Fellow, 1976-80/1999-2009 & ran its Hong Kong Documentary Archives project. Also Visiting Professor of Chinese History at Stanford’s History Department, where he got his PhD in 1975 at age 25. Born and K-12 schooled in HK, he obtained his three degrees in the USA.                                                                  

He taught 1980-97 at University of Hong Kong where he was twice elected “Best Teacher” by the HKU Students Union. Holder of endowed chairs at Swarthmore College and Grinnell College, he taught at UCLA, Duke University, Mount Holyoke College, and El Colegio de Mexico-Mexico City. He was twice visiting fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford University. He is Adviser to University of Toronto Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, and International Advisory Board member of Instituto do Oriente, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.