The Farewell Gathering in honour of Dr. Colin Dodds on Retirement as the President of St. Mary’s University was successfully held at Dot Cod Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Central, Hong Kong on Friday, 22nd May, 2015. Dr. Dodds came with his wife Carol. We were grateful that a delegation representing the Halifax Port Authority also joined us for the event.
Here are some highlights of the event:
Dr. Dodds and the delegation of Halifax Port Authority. Next to Dr. Dodds (from right) were Mr. Paul DuVoisin, Ms Karen Oldfield, Mr. David Henderson, and Mr. Sam Zhang.
Mr. David Yu sharing his first encounter with Dr. Dodds even before studying at SMU
Our First Donation to St. Mary’s University
The Hong Kong Chapter has decided to donate CAD$2,000 to The Colin and Carol Dodds Family Bursary Fund just recently established by SMU. This was our first donation to our alma mater with the proceeds coming from the membership fees and other personal contributions.
Mr. Sammy Ho on behalf of the Hong Kong Chapter was giving a souvenir to Dr. Dodds.
Ms Katie Lin on behalf of the Hong Kong Chapter presenting a souvenir to Mrs. Dodds.
Ms Karen Oldfield presenting a champagne to Dr. Dodds on behalf of the Halifax Port Authority.
Dr. Dodds also brought us some souvenirs. There were some special gifts, giving to those whose birthday is closest to the date on which some of his important events occurred.
Dr. Dodds presenting a souvenir to Mr. Harold Ho.
A special book of remembrance celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the establishment of SMU was presented to Mr. Sherman Lam.
Dr. Dodds and Dr. Wong
Top: Ms Karen Oldfield with our Treasurer Mr. Eric Mok
Bottom: Ms Karen Oldfield with her lovely daughter Laura and Ms Alice Shek.
Mingling until late in the evening
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