• 2004 Update
  • In the Monthly Meeting on 8th March , the Principal announced that there sat in the Fund a balance of $545,500 which is a healthy state by any standard. With this fund, we feel assured we can face any sudden needs that may arise. Last month, a retired teracher received some medical treatment and the old boy surgeon was concerned enough to have contacted us asking whether we would look after the medical bill incurred for the rest of the procedure while he was not charging. The Fund is indeed intended for Jesuit Fathers but on the grounds of compassion as advocated by Jesuit teachings, I have taken the liberty to agree to look into the matter and where necessary raise with the Council to discuss how if so we can help this retired teacher. The event turned out to be academic since the bill was rather gentle and no assistance was required in fact. I feel however necessary to report this development to you all here. There is no resolution to simply open up the fund to other non-Jesuit users but at the Council Meeting there was consensus that we would agree to look at each case on a case-by-case basis. It is comforting to know most retired Wah Yan teachers are covered by medi-care under their retirement schemes.

    Once again, thank you for your support and sharing the cause of the Fund.

    Toby Lo ('80)

    - 2004.03.12

  • 2004 Update
  • The Fund has recently been reimbursed by Macau the sums of some medical expenses spent, after which the balance has been brought back to over half a million dollars. Although the PSA offered to shoulder the costs of Fr. O'Rourke's funeral, the contribution from guests and the Society's own funds were sufficient and Fr. Coghlan has assured us they were very well taken care of. In the meantime, Dr. Fong Mun Ho together with several Wah Yan old boys are continuing with their efforts to give regular attention to the Jesuit fathers in both Wah Yans and Ricci Hall. Should you wish to make donations or help in any way you wish, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Once again, thank you very much.

    Toby Lo ('80)

    - 2004.01.13

  • Excellent Results
  • The PSA and the School are happy to report that since July the Fund has returned to a healthy balance at $355,886. This is of course due to the fantastic support all of you have shown to the cause. Fr. Deignan S.J. also tells us that the Jesuits Society will look into the administration in the future with a view to shoulder part of the medical costs spent on Jesuit Fathers. Towards this end, part of the medical bills paid by us in respect of some events last year may also be re-imbursed to the Fund by the Society. Some may ask "Does this web message tell us to stop donating then ?" Well, the answer is a resolute "No". We intentd to thank you all sincerely and to share with you the joy of learning that so many of us do care. However you must all appreciate the Fund is an on-going operation and require your continuous support. Please keep this at the forefront of our minds whenever we remember the good teachings of Wah Yan and the treasures the Jesuit Fathers have endowed us. Please do give as frequently as you can.

    Once again, thank you very much.

    Toby Lo ('80)

    - 2003.11.11

  • Jesuit Nursing Fund
  • Many will be familiar with the Jesuit Nursing Fund, an independent purpose dedicated fund with which we proudly take care of the aged Jesuit priests who do not enjoy any govt. medical care like retired teachers do. Since the last days of late Fr. Barrett S.J. the fund has been put to good use in paying off bills and financing the Filipino helper Rolando whom many will remember helped Fr. McGaley in his final months immensely.

    Due to two particularly expensive heart operations this year, the fund had been exhausted and outstanding bills have been met temporarily by an old boy doctor whom the PSA feels obliged to re-imburse as soon as possible. Attached here are (1) a joint letter by the the Principal and the Chairman giving further details and (2) a donation form for download.

    Please give generously. Thank you very much.

    Toby Lo ('80)

    - 2003.07.14