President's Message

Dear Hong Kong Golden Bears,

When my husband (also Cal) and I moved to Hong Kong in 2011, we could count the number of people we knew in one hand. That quickly changed once we found out about the alumni club here. So many of our circles today expanded from contacts made through the alumni network. And because we are so grateful for these connections, we have been involved in the alumni committee ever since to give back to our 1000+ alumni base here in the “Fragrant Harbor”.

Year of the Rat is the beginning of a new cycle in the Chinese Zodiac system. 2020 also marks the beginning of a new decade. Even though we got a bit of a tumbling start in Hong Kong with the Coronavirus outbreak, which put a damper on our Chinese New Year festivities, but there would be no rainbow without rain, right? We look forward to catching up with our alums again once the storm is over. In the meantime, we will keep you connected online (see below if you are not yet following us!).

The Club will continue to put on events catering to our diverse alumni base: whether you are brand new to Hong Kong and want to plug into a supportive community over an insightful dinner conversation, or a seasoned executive looking to hang out with classmates and reminisce about campus days, or an adventurous soul who wants to explore the ghost stories hidden in Hong Kong’s back alleys with fellow brave bears, we have the perfect event for each one of you.

Recent events in the region have inspired many of us to take action toward solving societal issues and I hope our Hong Kong alumni will continue to exemplify and spread Cal’s core values: diversity, excellence, innovation, public mission, accountability and transparency in their goals to building a better world for all.

Lastly, I want to give a huge shout out to the BCHK committee, which is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers; you can find out more about them here. If you are interested in getting involved or have great event ideas, drop us a note on any of our platforms, or come meet us at our events!

There are so many ways to stay in touch and be the first to hear about upcoming events!

Instagram: @berkeleyclubhk
Facebook: @berkeleyclubhk
WeChat group: Add jennyzmeow to receive your group invitation
Sign up to our email list here
Email us directly at berkeleyclubhk@gmail.com

See you all around and GO BEARS!

Jenny Zhang ‘09
President of BCHK 2020-2021

 

Me chairing 2019 Gala Dinner at the Hong Kong Club
Husband and I back on campus in our tie-dye shirts bought on Telegraph Ave