About Us

Officers:
President – Kathy Thorpe '05
Vice President – Nathan Savir '09
Treasurer – George Fong *10
Secretary – Jennifer Yeh-Wannenmacher '01
Alumni Schools Committee Co-Chairs – Kenneth Chen '87 and Wanli Li *07
Book Award Committee Co-Chairs – Dominic Notario '03 and Griffith Jones '80
Princeton Women’s Network Co-Chairs – Mehvesh Mumtaz Ahmed *02 *10 and Vippy Wong ‘04
Young Alumni Committee Chair – Cameron White '14 and John Votta '12
Membership & Communications Committee Chair – Evan Thorpe '05
Parents Committee Chair - Gerald Dennig '81
Social Media Committee – Eunice Chan '12
Ivy Ball Committee Chair – Christy Fung '15
To reach any of our officers, please contact us at: princetonclubhk@gmail.com

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December Happy Hour / Holiday Party (FRIDAY, 11 December)

Greetings Tigers!

In lieu of our monthly Happy Hour, Vidya has graciously booked her apartment roof deck for a holiday season get-together next Friday, December 11. We'll have mulled wine and other beverages, holiday cookie decorating, and the usual wonderful company of Princeton alums!

Date: Friday, December 11, 2009
Time: 7:00pm onwards
Location: Roof Deck, Vidya's Apartment (3/F, 12 Pokfield Road, Kennedy Town)

Cost: $120 per person (to cover costs)

Please RSVP by next Wednesday, December 9, so that we can coordinate appropriate quantities of snacks and drinks.

Directions are attached below. Just buzz up to Vidya and Ajay's apartment when you arrive and then take the elevator all the way up to the rooftop. Call Vidya (9570.0606) or Ajay (6307.3187) with any questions.

We hope to see you there!

Your PCHK Officers

P.S. Going forward, we plan to hold our monthly Happy Hours on the 1st Friday of every month, so stay tuned for information on location and other details and remember to check our website http://princetonclubhk.blogspot.com periodically for updates.

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Directions

Pokfield Road is off Pokfulam Road, immediately past Hong Kong University and The Belcher's apartment complex. A number of buses and minibuses from Causeway Bay (via Wan Chai, Admiralty and Central) stop at the Pokfield Road bus terminus (Sinopec gas station):


Buses: 23, 40, 40M, 3B, 7, 71, 90B, 37A
Minibuses: 8, 10, 22, 28, 31

Your best bet to catch a big bus is from either Pacific Place or Queen's Road Central, or a minibus from Caine Road (get off at the gas station on Pokfulam Road and take the underpass to Pokfield Road). Vidya's building is the first one on the right, a pink low-rise. Alternatively, it is about a $40 cab ride from Central.

Monday, November 2, 2009

PCHK Happy Hour -- Friday, 6 November 2009

Greetings Tigers!

We will be hosting our next Happy Hour this Friday, 6 November. With HK's window of pleasant weather still open, we're jumping on the opportunity to have another outdoor gathering; this time at the roof garden of the Fringe Club. Come by to toast the end of the week with your fellow Tigers and enjoy this weather while it lasts!

Date: Friday, 6 November 2009

Time: 8:00pm onwards

Location: Fringe Roof Garden, The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd., Central

Enjoy Happy Hour prices until 9:00pm

Give Evan '05 (9082 9381) or Vidya '03 (9570 0606) a call if you have any questions or have trouble finding us.

See you Friday!

Your PCHK Officers

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

PCHK Event: A Conversation with Dr. Diane Davies (November 13th, 2009)

Dear Tigers,

We are delighted to announce a very special event! On Friday, November 13th, Dr. Diana Davies, Princeton’s Associate Provost for International Initiatives, will join us for dinner at the China Club:


Date: Friday, November 13th, 2009

Time: 7.00pm (dinner will begin at 7.30pm sharp)

Location: China Club, 13/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central


Please note the Princeton Club of Hong Kong will be fully sponsoring this event; accordingly we would like to restrict the event to Princeton alumni and parents. If you would like to make a donation to the Princeton Club of Hong Kong to support our activities we would greatly appreciate it, but it is by no means necessary.


More information on Dr. Davies and the subject of her talk is provided below. We are looking forward to gathering the Hong Kong Princeton community to welcome Dr. Davies and celebrate how Princeton is moving further forward "In the Service of All Nations".


Please RSVP by replying to this email ASAP, to enable us to make final plans with the China Club. This promises to be a fun and exciting event and we look forward to seeing you on the 13th of November!


Regards,

Your PCHK Officers


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Dr. Diana Davies


Dr. Davies works with academic leaders and senior administrators to implement new policies and review existing ones to further strengthen Princeton's international activities. She serves as Secretary to the Council for International Teaching and Research, the faculty governance board that provides leadership and advocacy for Princeton's international endeavors. She works to forge new links between Princeton and foreign universities and helps to coordinate all aspects of campus internationalization, ranging from study abroad and support for international students and scholars, to facilitating international research collaborations. She assists Princeton faculty, students and administrators in pursuing a comprehensive approach to international education, from the new Bridge Year Program through to post-graduate opportunities such as Princeton in Africa and Princeton in Asia fellowships.

Dr. Davies will speak to us about Princeton’s unique strategy for internationalizing the curriculum and the campus as a whole, including details of specific programs and opportunities. She will tell us about the Bridge Year Program, academic year and summer study abroad programs, international internships, volunteer opportunities and post-graduation international fellowships in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Ms. Davies will also address the ways in which Princeton supports students in internationalizing their studies through financial aid and scholarships, as well as offering a range of international experiences on campus.

Friday, October 9, 2009

PCHK: An Evening with Professor Chou Chih-Ping (Thursday, 15 October 2009)

Dear Tigers,
Apologies for the short notice, but we have planned a small, informal dinner with Professor Chou Chih-Ping of the East Asian Studies Department for next Thursday evening, October 15th. A number of you have studied under Professor Chou, who is here in Hong Kong for the next few months doing some quiet research for his next book. The venue is the upstairs portion of Cafe Iguana, 57 Wyndham Street. We only have room for 20 people, so it is "first come, first served" on reservations. Please let us know if you would like to attend by writing to princetonclubhk at gmail dot com. We have arranged a set price dinner for HK$200 (includes an appetizer, a main course, a drink and a small dessert), and younger alums (less than 5 years out) only need to pay HK$125. We will start at 7 pm and finish by 9 pm.
If there is more demand than 20 people, we will try to arrange another event for Professor Chou, but this smaller and informal setting will give those attending a chance to catch up with him more fully.
We look forward to your early response and to seeing you on October 15th.
Best regards,
Your Princeton Club of Hong Kong officers

Monday, October 5, 2009

PCHK Happy Hour -- FRIDAY, 9 October 2009

Greetings Tigers!

We will be hosting our next Happy Hour this FRIDAY, 9 October 2009. Cindy will be relinquishing her monthly bar-selecting and reservation-making duties after this Happy Hour as she leaves Hong Kong! We've reserved a part of the outside patio so we can enjoy the nice change in weather.


Date: Friday, 9 October 2009

Time: 8PM onwards

Location: En Grill and Bar, Unit E, 4/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar St., Central - Please note that the bar is on the 4th floor!

Reservation under "Cindy"


This particular bar specializes in Okinawan cuisine and drinks. As always, feel free to bring your friends!


Give Cindy '07 (6205 5298) or Vidya '03 (9570.0606) a call if you have any questions or have trouble finding us.


See you Friday!

Your PCHK Officers

Thursday, September 3, 2009

PCHK Happy Hour TOMORROW -- Friday, 4 September 2009

Greetings Tigers!

We will be hosting our next Happy Hour this FRIDAY, 4 September 2009:


Date: Friday, 4 September 2009

Time: 8PM onwards

Location: Philia Lounge, 4 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong

Reservation under "Cindy"


Philia also told me that they will be holding a DJ party that will begin at 10pm that we will be welcome to attend as well! As always, feel free to bring your friends!


Give Cindy '07 (6205 5298) or Vidya '03 (9570.0606) a call if you have any questions or have trouble finding us.


Although we do plan to hold our monthly happy hours on the 1st Friday of every month, please note in your calendars that our October happy hour will take place on October 9th.


See you Friday!

Your PCHK Officers


PS Going forward, we plan to hold our monthly happy hours on the 1st Friday of every month, so stay tuned for information on location and other details and remember to check our website (http://princetonclubhk.blogspot.com) periodically for updates!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

PCHK Happy Hour -- FRIDAY, 14 August 2009

Greetings Tigers!

We will be hosting our next Happy Hour this FRIDAY, 14 August 2009:


Date: Friday, 14 August 2009

Time: 8PM onwards

Location: Makumba, G/F, 48 Peel Street, Soho, Central


As always, feel free to bring your friends!


Give Cindy '07 (6205 5298) or Vidya '03 (9570.0606) a call if you have any questions or have trouble finding us.

See you Friday!

Your PCHK Officers

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

PCHK Happy Hour FRIDAY -- 17 July 2009

Hello Tigers!

We'll be holding our July happy hour a tad later this month than usual. Come join us on Friday to escape the humidity!


Date: Friday, 17 July 2009

Time: 8PM onwards

Location: Sahara, G/F 11 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong


Swing by to let us know how your summer is going!


Give Cindy '07 (6205 5298) or Vidya '03 (9570.0606) a call if you have any questions or have trouble finding us.

See you Friday!

Your PCHK Officers

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CHANGE OF LOCATION - PCHK Happy Hour TOMORROW, Friday June 12

Hello Tigers!

Due to the high possibility of inclement weather, we will be holding our June happy hour at LINQ instead this Friday, June 12, 2009.


Date: Friday, 12 June 2009

Time: 8PM onwards

Location: LINQ, G/F, No. 35 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong


Members of the Class of 2013 will also be invited to the Happy Hour, so come meet the newest Tiger additions!


Give Cindy '07 (6205 5298) or Vidya '03 (9570.0606) a call if you have any questions or have trouble finding us.

See you Friday!

Your PCHK Officers


PS Going forward, we plan to hold our monthly happy hours on the 1st Friday of every month, so stay tuned for information on location and other details and remember to check our website (http://princetonclubhk.blogspot.com) periodically for updates!

Monday, June 8, 2009

PCHK Happy Hour FRIDAY -- 12 June 2009

Hello Tigers!

We will be holding our June happy hour on the roof of the Fringe Club this Friday, June 12, 2009.


Date: Friday, 12 June 2009

Time: 8PM onwards

Location: Rooftop of the Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road


Come enjoy the good weather with good company! Members of the Class of 2013 will also be invited to the Happy Hour, so come meet the newest Tiger additions!


Give Cindy '07 (6205 5298) or Vidya '03 (9570.0606) a call if you have any questions or have trouble finding us.

See you Friday!

Your PCHK Officers

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ivy Ball 2009 - 21: Take a Chance


Dear Tigers,

Great news! Since the original email on the Ivy Ball was sent, we've managed to sell out all the tables that were originally reserved. Fortunately we have managed to reserve a few more for Princeton, but tickets continue to go quickly so please RSVP as soon as possible if you are interested!

The e-invitation is attached. We hope to hear from many of you in the coming days, and as always please let us know if you have any questions! For tickets, please email us at princetonclubhk@gmail.com.

The Ivy Ball is the largest annual gathering of Ivy Leaguers, a fun-filled evening with fine food, wine, prizes, dancing, performances and competition. It is one of the year's most anticipated social events and we promise that if you have never attended before, you will become a regular after the experience.

Please see event details below:

Ivy Ball 2009
21: Take a Chance

Date: Saturday, 27 June 2009
Time: Cocktails 7pm, Dinner 8pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Cost: HKD$990 (Note: there is a special offer for '07/'08 graduates and current undergraduates. If you fall into one of these categories, please write to us for further details)
Dress: Black tie (Monte Carlo chic)

Last year we had a sold-out ballroom with over 550 attendees and this year's event promises to be a milestone occasion as we celebrate the Ivy Ball's 21st year.

The Princeton Club of Hong Kong has reserved a number of tables for you, but we have already received many queries and tickets will go quickly, so please secure your place at Ivy Ball 2009 ASAP!

We hope to see you there! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

Gallant Nien ('02)
Vidya Venkataraman ('03)
Cindy Chou ('07)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Please RSVP***PCHK Networking Event: Grapes & Canvases - Wed, May 13***

Given the current state of the economy, we have decided to hold a special wine tasting event in lieu of our monthly happy hours in order for alums to meet one another. Some of our more established alums will be on hand to chat and perhaps swap career advice in a relaxed setting. Feel free to bring spouses and friends!

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 13th, 7pm

Location: Asia Fine Art Gallery at Sik On Street
99 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
*Please note that the gallery is in a small alley just off Queen's Road East. If you are walking east on Queen's Road East, turn right at 99 and head up the stairs. You'll see the gallery on your left. Please refer to the map below for more details.

Cost: HKD 150 per person, please bring cash

Please join us for an evening of wine and art at the Asia Fine Art Gallery. We'll be drinking the wines of Woody Nook, a small family vineyard and winery in the Margaret River Valley in Australia with a total production of less than 5,000 cases per season - truly boutique. Ross Meder, from the Margaret River Wine Shop, will be on hand to teach us a bit about this winemaker, as well as about the Margaret River wine region more broadly. Sidney Cowell will tell us a bit about the art on the walls, all from emerging artists around the region. And, importantly, we'll have plenty of time for mingling and catching up, glass of wine in hand.

Please RSVP to princetonclubhk@gmail.com

If you have any questions, feel free to call Elizabeth Dawson '98 at 5190 2373.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Special PCHK Happy Hour and gift for all alumni attendees

Hey Tigers!

Happy Hour this Friday will be held at the Habitat Lounge which was suggested by Thomas Wu '94. The Wus have helped us reserve the outdoor seating area as well as Happy Hour prices until 9pm and 20% off for drinks between 9 and 10pm. All alumni attendees will also receive a $100 dining coupon valid at most QRE restaurants. This is definitely an event you don't want to miss!


Date: Friday, 17 April 2009

Time: 8-10PM

Location: Habitat Lounge, 29/F QRE Plaza, 202 Queens Road East, Wanchai


Give Cindy '07 (6205 5298) or Vidya '03 (9570.0606) a call if you have any questions or have trouble finding us.

See you tomorrow!

Your PCHK Officers


P.S. Be on the lookout for information about a special wine tasting event on May 13th we will be holding in lieu or our regular monthly happy hour. Going forward, we plan to hold our monthly happy hours on the 1st Friday of every month, so stay tuned for information on location and other details and remember to check our website (http://princetonclubhk.blogspot.com) periodically for updates!

Monday, March 9, 2009

PCHK Happy Hour -- FRIDAY, 13 March 2009

Hello Tigers!

Because of a special request from an alumni returning for a visit, we will be holding our March happy hour on the roof of the Fringe Club this Friday, March 13, 2009.


Date: Friday, 13 March 2009

Time: 8PM onwards

Location: Rooftop of the Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road


Come enjoy the good weather with good company!


Give Cindy '07 (6205 5298) or Vidya '03 (9570.0606) a call if you have any questions or have trouble finding us.

See you Friday!

Your PCHK Officers


PS Going forward, we plan to hold our monthly happy hours on the 1st Friday of every month, so stay tuned for information on location and other details!

Monday, February 2, 2009

PCHK Happy Hour -- FRIDAY, 6 February 2009

Hello Tigers!

Happy New Year! We will be holding our first Happy Hour of 2008 this FRIDAY, 6 February 2009 at the puppy friendly Gecko:

Date: Friday, 6 February 2009
Time: 8PM onwards
Location: Gecko Lounge and Wine Bar, LG/F, Ezra Lane Lower Hollywood Road

Come celebrate the Year of the Ox! As always, feel free to bring your two legged or small and well-behaved four legged friends. Give Cindy '07 (6205 5298) or Vidya '03 (9570.0606) a call if you have any questions or have trouble finding us.

See you Friday!

Monday, January 12, 2009

MIT Sports Day 2009!

The Invitational Sports Day 2009 is coming up!

MIT has traditionally coordinated with peer universities including the Ivy Leagues (Brown University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University and Yale University) and Oxbridge on the Invitational Sports Day every year. It will be a fun day of competitive track & field athletic sports, as well as light-hearted games. Friends, family and kids are all welcome.

Medals will be presented to game winners and a Trophy will be presented to the winning school. Come support your fellow alums/friends!

Date: Jan 18, 2009
Time: 10AM - 5PM (lunch included)
Venue: Hong Kong University (Stanley Ho Sports Centre) 10 Sha Wan Drive, Sandy Bay

Registration Link:
https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/public/Register.dyn?eventID=28601&groupID=717

We hope to see you all there!

Club Event: Discussion of "The China Price" with Alex Harney '97 on Thurs, 15 January 2008

Event: Dinner discussion of "The China Price" for HK-based Princeton alumni Speaker: Alexandra Harney '97
Date: Thursday, 15 January
Time: 8PM sharp
Location: Xiao Nan Guo (Shanghainese food)

Restaurant address: Level 3, Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Road Central
Cost for dinner: approx hk$200 per person (incl service charge)

*PLEASE REGISTER NOW* BY E-MAILING PRINCETONCLUBHK@GMAIL.COM. SPACES ARE LIMITED BY THE RESTAURANT CAPACITY!!! RESERVATIONS ARE ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE BASIS. PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY REPLIED TO THE FIRST EMAIL DO NOT NEED TO RESERVE SPACES AGAIN.

ALSO, PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU WILL NEED A VEGETARIAN MEAL

Speaker and Event Background: Alexandra Harney is a veteran foreign correspondent and author of The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage, a critically acclaimed investigation into the social and environmental cost of China's manufacturing success published by Penguin in 2008. Named a Best Business Book of 2008 by Strategy + Business Magazine, The China Price has been translated into five languages and optioned for adaptation to film and television. During her nine years at the Financial Times, she covered Japan, China and the UK and was an editor at the newspaper in London. Now a freelance writer, frequent speaker on China and global supply chains, and the founder of a boutique research firm, Alexandra has also contributed to National Public Radio, the BBC, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Times, Slate and many other media. A 1997 cum laude graduate of Princeton University with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Alexandra speaks Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.

Alexandra will be talking about the rapid changes in China's export manufacturing sector over the past year. She'll be giving answers to questions including: with tens of thousands of factories already bankrupt, what is the future of coastal China, which has depended heavily on exports for its economic development? What is happening in China's labor market, and what does this mean for China's economy? What are the social implications of these changes?