Charlie Wang, President 2020
I was born and raised in Heilong Jiang (China) in 1962 and graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1983, studying a Bachelor of Metal Material and Welding Engineering.
After graduating, I commenced work at the Heilongjiang Petroleum Chemical Industry Machinery Ltd Company for 12 years, getting promoted from a Technician to an Engineer, to then becoming the Department Manager.
In 1995, I pursued my travel aspirations and embarked on my journey to New Zealand. I lived there for a few years to learn and develop my competencies and skillsets before moving to Melbourne, Australia in 2000 to seek better opportunities. There I began working at Williamstown Dockyard for 4 years.
Moving forward, in 2004 I bought a Fish n Chips business in Shepparton, which triggered our decision to move from Melbourne to Shepparton.
My family and I have since lived in Shepparton for the past 17 years, and despite the hardships and exhaustion felt along the way, we also found happiness.
Today I would like to extend my gratitude across the community for giving me the opportunity to tackle this President position of the Goulburn Valley Chinese Association (GVCA). I wish to use this opportunity to support and develop a stronger Chinese Community and do what it takes to maintain the vibrant culture we have across the community.
今天，我想向整個高賓及謝珀頓社區表達感激之情，感謝各界給我機會來勝任高賓華人協會（GVCA）的主席職位。我希望藉此機會來支持華人社區, 進而使其發展強大，並儘一切努力維持我們在整個謝珀頓社區中所獨特擁有的活力文化。 謝謝！
Meishan Lin, Vice-President
My name is Li Lin. Some friends call me Meishan. I have been in Australia for four years. I have a big family in China.
I was a Sales manager in China more than 15 years ago. My best friend introduced me to Graham. He is an Australian man. We like living in Shepparton and we have many good friends here. Australia day is our Anniversary day.
I don’t have children of my own. My husband’s family are very kind and lovely to me. My family always asks me what happens in Australia and how my life is; they have some worries, because Australia is a different country and we are too far away from them, but now they feel better. I was working in the kitchen at the local RSL club; I enjoyed working with other people from different countries and learning more about their cultures.
In Australia there is usually a beautiful sky and nice weather; a lot of good quality natural food. Shepparton has lots new and fresh fruit for local people. I was learning English at TAFE College. English class is interesting and all the teachers are kind and affable with students.
My husband with I go to Melbourne for shopping and watching football sometimes; we are happy with each other and help each other. We always have a joke and laugh with each other.
I am very happy living in Australia. I now cherish life with my husband. We are both improving our second languages, and have interesting things to do. Important things are we need look after ourselves and maintain our bodies well. Also we are both happy to help other people if we can.
各位同仁好。谢谢华人同仁给我一个服务大家的机会。本人是个热心肠，在国内的时候参与最多的就是公益活动和社会活动。来到澳洲住在Shepparton结识了一些华人朋友，相识在澳洲说明我们的缘分不浅，我也很珍惜这个缘分。希望大家能够都献出些时间和精力专注于华人的事情，让华人会有些影响力，吸引更多的人进入华人会，群策群力办好每一件实事，帮到更多的华人。联系电话：0401971951； 微信号：meishan 13904083861.
Charlie Chan, Treasurer 财长
I was born in Malaysia and came to Australia in 1979. A friend I met in Saudi Arabia recommended me to work as a chef in a restaurant in Traralgon, where I was sponsored.
Following this, I worked in a range of other restaurants based in Bendigo, Falls Creek, Shepparton and Melbourne.
In 1984, I moved back to Shepparton to establish my own restaurant, called Goulburn Valley Chinese Restaurant. I acquired another café/restaurant at a Ten Pin Bowling Alley in Shepparton in 1986. In 1986, I invited my wife, Ling to come to Australia and we married in 1987. Shortly after, we had our two children named Ewan and Alysse.
After a spell from being a restaurateur, I took on the position as Treasurer of the Goulburn Valley Chinese Fellowship Group for two years. In the year 2000, I moved to Cobram with my family and worked in our successful restaurant within Cobram Hotel for 10 years. In 2010, I was the Worshipful Master of Cobram Lodge Freemasons. During this time, I was involved in fundraising for the GV Health/Freemasons Oncology Centre in Shepparton which provides patients with cancer with treatment.
I recently moved back to Shepparton and retired from working in the restaurant line. I enjoy playing golf, badminton and gardening in my spare time. As someone who has experienced moving to Australia first-hand, I am interested in helping new migrants settle into the Goulburn Valley district as well as form connections with the existing Chinese community.
Vivian Webber, Secretary and Public Officer
I was born in Taipei Taiwan. I first came to Australian for my tertiary education in Melbourne in 1999. I was a graphic designer until I became a mother, then I enrolled myself to the early childhood education; ever since I became a kindergarten teacher and a mentor for many Early Childhood teacher candidates.
大家好，我是伊鳳。 我出生於台灣台北。 我於1999年首次來到澳大利亞，在墨爾本接受高等教育，自此就在澳洲落地身生根。 在我成為母親之前，我是一名平面設計師; 為人母之後,我重回學校攻讀兒童早期教育，主修特殊兒童教育及挑戰性行為, 從此我成為維州幼兒園老師 和 許多幼教教師的培訓導師。
My faith has taught me to give and to serve the community, therefore I have been involved in the local non-for-a-profit organisations, such as Euroa FoodShare and Parish of Euroa committee. These experiences have confident me to carry on the role of being the secretary of GVCA. It is a great honour to join the GVCA committee; although, the name is Chinese Association, but the members are across over different ethnic background; everyone is valued importantly, no matter where you are from. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone in the near future through every opportunity.
我的信仰教我奉獻給予，為他人服務，從此，我積極參與推廣社區非營利組織，特別是Euroa FoodShare和Euroa教區委員會的運作。 這些寶貴的經驗使我有信心來擔任GVCA的秘書。 加入高賓華人會委員會是向社區貢獻自己的一種方式，這是一份偉大的榮譽。 雖然名稱是華人會，但成員遍布不同的民族背景。 更重要的是，無論您來自何方，每個人都受到重視與尊重。 我非常期待在不久的將來 透過各種機會與社區的成員見面交流。
Evelyn Anderson, committee member
Evelyn Anderson (maiden name Siew Lan WONG) Born in Singapore in 1956, came to Melbourne Vic Australia in 1981.
Lives in Melbourne 1981 to 1989, Administration Assistant, Minenco Engineering Pty Ltd.
From 1989 to 1998 dairy farmer in Katandra North.
1999 – 2000 Study at GOTafe in Business Administration and Commercial Cookery
2000 – 2002 – Administration Assistant – Ethnic Council of Shepparton
2002 – 2009 – Administration Officer – Shepparton Adult & Community Education
2000 – 2007 Goulburn Valley Chinese Association (Committee of Management – Secretary)
2000 – present Faith Church INC (Committee member/leader)
2008 – 2009 Goulburn Valley Chinese Association (Committee of Management – President)
2007- 2009 Ethnic Council of Shepparton (Committee of Management – committee member)
2008 – Fairley Leadership Program Graduand
2009 to present – Yiche Restaurant (Director/Owner)
2015 – Goulburn Valley Chinese Association (Committee Member)
Having worked in the community sector in the past has given me the passion to make myself available in some volunteer works and making a difference in our community.
Daniel Lim, Committee Member 理事
Hello everyone! I am from Malaysia. I have lived in Shepparton for 10 years. I have been working on farms. I love meeting people and making friends.
I join the GVCA so i can work with everyone and organize lots of interesting activities. I believe that by participating the organization and its activities, I become a better person while making a difference for others. GVCA is like a big family, — warm, friendly and helpful. People receive help and enjoyment via helping others.
I look forward to such enjoyment. I also believe I am able to contribute to the Big Family. I have always enjoyed volunteering for my local communities. I am experienced in community works. I will work with dedication to ‘helping the Chinese community in every way I can’ and be an pro-active participant in all GVCA activities.
I welcome the opportunity of volunteering for our community. I am bringing my friendliness and enthusiasm to this group and work for its solidarity. Let my social conscience be the beginning of a journey back to youth.
大家好!我是来自马来西亚的Daniel 林。在这住十来年，从事農业，打工的我，喜欢广泛交友，平时也很喜欢参加各种活动。加入华人会，想和大家一起努力，策划出更多丰富多彩的活动，并且通过这些活动真正的达到完善自己，辐射他人的目的。华人会对我来说是一个洋溢着爱心与热情的大家庭，从这里，每个人都能得到帮助他人的乐趣和凝聚力。 我向往这种乐趣，也相信自己有能力创造出这份乐趣。因为我还有一颗爱心，我曾是我们当地的一名义工经常参加各种志愿活动，有着小许经验来服务。 我定会秉承“全心全意为华人会服务”的宗旨，锐意进取，积极而有效地来开展各项工作。希望能够在这个从事志愿服务的机会，我非常想带着我的热情加入华人会这个团结友爱的集体!!让我用“奉献点亮青春”!谢谢!!