Greetings and Happy New Year to all our members and friends of the Association. Another year is upon us and the previous one is “in the books” as they say. We are fortunate to be able to say that SALVN is still vibrant and fully functioning as the close knit social organization that it has always been intended to be. Congratulations to all are in order for we are only as strong as our membership and supporters!
MOONCAKE/LANTERN FESTIVIAL GET TOGETHER - September 26th, 2015
On Saturday, September 26th, 2015-- 2015, the annual SALVN gathering for the Mooncake / Lantern Festival organized by Lim Yu and Anna was held at Paseo Park in Summerlin. The event was heavily attended including quite a few first time attendees which is always gratifying to our Association. The weather was still quite hot so it was particularly advantageous for the attendees that this park had plenty of trees and man-made shade areas available. There was even a water feature for the kids to enjoy! As usual, this potluck gathering featured a vast array of savory food for all to enjoy which was consumed with great enthusiasm by the group. Several kids games were organized and held along with a traditional lantern walk using Fire Marshal approved (non-flammable) lanterns. The majority of the attendees remained gathered until the park closed at approximately 8:30 pm or so. Undoubtedly, everyone had a good time.
TRIP TO ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH - November 6th, 7th, 9th 2015
A group of SALVN members made our yearly trip to Zion National Park to enjoy the beauty of this park in the Fall and also hike on the very interesting hiking trails. There were several new attendees and our Zion trip group is growing every year. The group stayed at the Cable Mountain Lodge at Springdale, Utah and members brought their favorite pot luck dishes and made delicious food in the kitchenette in the Lodge for all to share. We also had delicious potluck BBQ by the river which is located just across from our hotel rooms and it was most relaxing and enjoyable indeed. The experienced SALVN members formed several groups and embarked on the hiking trails. The SALVN members with Zion experience guided the group thru the hiking trails based on the difficulty of the trails and their experiences and age of the groups they had. It was a wonderful bonding experience for all and definitely brought us closer as a group. The SALVN group consisted of several generations and age groups and everyone participated in the hike and got a chance to view the very beautiful, magnificent and breathtaking sites of Zion National Park. We are going again next Fall and some members have already booked their rooms at Cable Mountain Lodge.
SALVN BOWLING MATCH – December 20th, 2015
President, Lim Yu and his wife Anna organized SALVN’s first ever bowling match at South Point Hotel & Casino Bowling Alley on December 20th, 2015. Eleven members including Rosidnar’s son, Hadi who was visiting from Singapore participated in the event. The bowling match winner was Germaine Kang and in second place was Aggy Ng-Errisson. Prior to the bowling competition, the group had dinner at one of the South Point restaurants so as to beef up and gain lots of energy for the bowling challenge. Everyone had a wonderful time and meantime the group vowed to spend more time practicing in preparation for the next competition.
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION - February 13th, 2016
On February 13th, 2016 SALVN celebrated the Year of the Fire Monkey at the Joyful House of Chinese Cuisine Restaurant in Chinatown. A good crowd was on hand representing multiple generations, long standing and relatively new members, women in beautiful traditional Cheongsam dresses, delicious food and typical SALVN good cheer carried the evening. Following the dinner a raffle was held in which attendees tried their luck for numerous cash prizes which were awarded to eventual winners. In addition to the raffle, outgoing SALVN President, Lim Yu introduced the new President, Ms. Jennifer Danker to the assembled gathering during the traditional handover ceremony. Mr. Yu was awarded a plaque for his service and Jennifer gave brief remarks prior to the end of the festivities. In all, the event was a success and a great way to start off the New Year.
See You Next Time. Have a Great Spring!