About Us

Welcome to the web site of La Salle College Old Boys Association – Southern California Chapter.

Founded in 2001, the La Salle College Old Boys Association – Southern California Chapter (LSCOBA-SC) is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of California. Our objective is to provide a platform whereby all alumni of La Salle College (Hong Kong) can stay in touch with each other, whether in person or via the cyberspace. We invite old boys from all over the world to join our chapter and participate in our events.

How It All Started

Our story started when Dobbin Lo (70) ran into Edward (Eddie) Yu (68) and Andrew Yip (83) at a social function in Los Angeles back in early 2001. The idea of forming a Southern California Chapter came up after Dobbin realized that Eddie’s office got three Lasallians (Eddie, Kin Wu (70) and Dennis Chan (73)), and Eddie discovered that Dobbin knew quite a number of his La Salle classmates in the south land.

This group of die-hard Lasallians met the very first time on August 16, 2001 in Alhambra. At the meeting, directors and officers of the Association were elected. Dobbin was elected as the first President and Eddie was elected as the first Vice President. Eddie also made a contribution to fund the costs of registering the Chapter as a non-profit organization with the California Secretary of State. Eddie also contributed funds to start up of the Chapter. Action items such as the preparation of the Chapter’s by-laws, recruitment of new members, and development of activity plans were identified and assigned.

On October 6, 2001, about 100 old boys answered the calls and gathered at Empress Harbor Seafood Restaurant in Monterey Park. It was the first-ever formal LSCOBA-SC Gathering Dinner held in Southern California.