The Society Acquires a New Centre in Aruba

                On July 12, 2011, the deal for the purchase of a property in Aruba was brought to a close after a year of negotiations. Members of the Board of the Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba and members of the Building Committee were present at the notary’s office at the moment the President signed the deed and received the keys.

The property, a family residence, was purchased by the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism. The address is Stadionweg 13, which is in the eastern part of Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba. The location is ideal as it is close to schools, the main sports stadium with a large parking lot and near a bus stop. The purchase of the property which was funded by the International Building Fund and now requires remodeling which the Society in Aruba will fund. Nevertheless, the Board invited the members to the house to do the first set of many and to toast the reaching of such an important milestone in the history of the Society in Aruba. Although the invitational e-mail was sent out at the last minute, an enthusiastic group of about 40 members turned out to celebrate that a long-awaited dream is coming true. A picture of Master Moy was hung on the wall to oversee the very first set in our newly acquired center.  Below is a slide show of a recent cleanup day. 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

A home in Aruba is a dream the Society members have been working towards for 12 years. The Board and members express their sincere gratitude to the boards of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society and the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism for entrusting the use of this building to the Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba.

8 Comments

Filed under Aruba, Branch Updates, Regional Updates, Society News, Tai Chi for All

8 responses to “The Society Acquires a New Centre in Aruba

  1. Congratulations……
    On making your dream/s come true….
    Well Done……
    To All who made it possible…….
    Make it Possible…..
    And shall make it Possible….
    For so many others…
    Who shall follow the example ….
    That was set by others…..
    Which you in turn set…..
    Way To Go……….
    bestta wishes Imaginable….
    from all your Taoist Tai Chi Cousins……
    In Ireland……
    We’re on our Way…..

  2. Jim Gillone (& Wilma Alexander)

    Congratulations to you all.
    Aruba says………………………………. we’ve got a home!

    • joyce cohen

      congratulations all and Thank you friend Irena for all your hard work! Joyce from Portland Oregon

    • Elisabeth R. from Montreal Branch

      And… “There is no place like home” for practising together. Bravo to Aruba members for this major milestone. Wishing many pleasant years ahead playing tai chi together in your new place!

      Elisabeth from Montreal

  3. Irena Croes

    To you all: Thank you very much for your good wishes. We hope that you will visit us soon. Now you have a home in Aruba!
    Irena

  4. Me da gusto saludar a todos los amigos de Aruba y desearles muchas Felicidades y éxito en su nueva Casa, bravo por este logro. Vamos Juntos…

  5. Dave Frame

    Bravo and good luck in your new home. Wonderful.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s