Ang Shee General Association held its annual dinner on 8 Dec 2012 to celebrate the 47th Anniversary of Weng General Association, 42th Anniversary of Weng Benevolent Committee, 4th Anniversary of Weng Women Group and establishment of Weng Youth Group.The association also takes this opportunity to award incentives to young members with outstanding academic results; emphasizing the importance on education.
Members made their way to the association at 9 am to prepare the offerings for the Weng Ancestors. Led by Committee Advisor, Mr. Eng Liat Kiat, the ceremony took place at noon to seek blessings for the continuous success of the association and good health for every member. A sumptuous lunch was prepared for all members after the ceremony.
The Management Committee members arrived at Qian Xi (Paya Lebar) Restaurant as early as 6pm to ensure everything is in place for the grand event. Guests from various associations (local and overseas) started to pour in at around 730 pm. Guests gracing the events are Singapore Liu Kwee Tang management community and members, various overseas Liu Kwee Tang members and representatives from various countries. A total of more than 500 guests had turned up for this grand event.
Mr. Eng Liat Kiat, Committee Advisor, had commented that he is very pleased with the increase of young members that will definitely strengthen the growth for the association. Banquet dinner started at about 745 pm. Food were served for every guest while a number of running screens that show the association activities took place during 2012.
Mr. Ong Lian Kwang, Chairman, went up the stage to greet all members with his speech. The chairman proudly complemented the committee for their continuous efforts to recruit new members and their efforts for the past year. He announced the official formulation of the youth group which symbolizes the hope for the next generation of leadership. The completion of the association renovation had marked an important milestone which would provide greater comfort for members. Another important key point was made that the association was greatly honored by Singapore Liu Kwee Tang to allow the association to assist in their recent 12th Liu Gui World Convention event. It was inspiring to see everyone working towards a common success through this huge global event.
Mr. Eng Liat Kiat, Committee Advisor, was welcomed to stage to present Commendation Certificate to members for their generous contributions to the association expansion project. Mr. Ang Hai Choon, Committee Advisor, then presented incentive awards to young outstanding academic members to further encourage them to reach for greater height and hopefully to contribute back to the association in the near future.
Mr. Ang Ah Chye, General Affairs Director, was the next to present this thanks to all members and respective association representatives attending the dinner. He commented that the association success is the result of the co-operation and contribution from all members and urges all members to work together for greater achievements next year. A grand toast of three counts was made wishing a more prosperous Singapore, greater achievements, success to everyone career and blessings of good health.
Singing performances by local artists lightened up the event with various songs entertaining both the young and old. Banquet dinner was served and everyone had enjoyed the feast; letting their hair down and rewarding themselves for the hard work put in for the past one year.