On Saturday morning September 27th the Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba celebrated Awareness Day together with quite some visitors, since the public had been invited to join us on this special day at our completely renovated Center at Stadionweg 13.
It was a non-stop Tai Chi practice event!. Demos were given constantly. Demos by all the members; demos by the instructors; by instructors and set leaders…. a rotation of a variety of demos, including one of Lok Hup. The only interruption was the free introductory class for our visitors. And even this class was concluded with a section of the set being practiced by our visitors joined by our members.
Throughout this Open House information about the physical and mental health benefits of Taoist Tai Chi™ was given. Any other questions were answered by our members and additional information, for example about the class schedule and registration was available at our info boot. It was certainly a successful Open House!
On Saturday afternoon, July 12th 2014, the reconstruction work was paused for a few hours, so that all TTCSA members could come and take a look at the future Center of Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba at Stadionweg 13, Dakota. Everyone was pleasantly surprised with the progress! It’s looking good!
The official opening of the Center is planned for November 22, 2014.
In May the Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba held a Nature Tai Chi at Ayo. After enjoying the sunrise, the view of some of Aruba’s rock formations and practicing our sets and forms, we were spoiled with a breakfast prepared by our Savaneta members. Thank you!
Besides giving us advice on the (re)construction of our new center, he dedicated his time to our practice of tai chi. Thank you Allen! We appreciate you joining us in our set and helping us improve our practice of tai chi with your valuable tips.
Everyone enjoyed this evening workshop: our new members who just joined us a week earlier, our “continuing” members and our health recovery group.
On Friday, February 28, 2014, after two and a half years of careful preparations, the Board of the Taoist Tai Chi Society sealed the deal with the contractors for the renovation of the soon to be Taoist Tai Chi Center and home of the society in Aruba. Board members, members
of the Building Committee and other members of the society were present at the Center to witness the signing of the contracts and to celebrate the next phase in the long-awaited dream coming true. The property, a family residence at Stadionweg 13 in Oranjestad, was purchased two and a half years ago by the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism Aruba. The renovation will be financed with the funds the Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba accumulated over the past 15 years with the generous donations of its members. The President of the Society, on behalf of the Board, thanked everyone involved for their hard work, their dedication and most of all their patience. The Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba expects that the renovation will be finished by September of this year and looks forward to a Grand Opening to be celebrated with members from abroad and the Aruban community.
Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba celebrated Chinese New Year with a tremendous banquet at Restaurant Universal. Each year members of society come together to celebrate this occasion in honor of our founder Master Moy Lin-shin.
This year’s celebration took place on Friday, January 31, at Restaurant Universal. Attendees enjoyed a wide variety of very delicious Chinese food. And, as part of the custom, the group reflected on the significance of this year, which is the Year of the Horse, according to the Chinese zodiac.
Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts of health are a form of Tai Chi specifically designed to improve health. People of all ages and health conditions are benefiting from the healing movements of this ancient art form. For more information or to join a beginner class one can visit www.taoist.org or call at 593-4463.
Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba gives thanks to Restaurant Universal for their excellent service and to all those who in one way or another made this celebration a big success.
On December 8th the Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba, which now has a total of 183 members, held their Christmas Brunch at the Radisson Hotel. Before opening the buffet the president of the Society, Mrs. Irena Croes, spoke about the developments and growth within the society and thanked various people, including the committees within the organization, who assisted therein.
At the closing of the brunch Mrs. Croes and the board members of the society passed by each and every table wishing all members HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ALL THE BEST FOR 2014!!!