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Happy Christmas activity

Happy Christmas activity

On Sunday 15 December 2019, the Netherlands Seniors‘ Committee invited Belgian members and Dutch participants for an intensive, a delicious Christmas lunch and a fun(d)raising activity in Helmond. The Belgian members even rented a coach for this occassion because so many wanted to go. The fun(d)raising activity was ‘Bingo’, a typical seniors game with balls […]
Spanish quince for Florida

Spanish quince for Florida

One more autumn, an enthusiastic group of Spanish members have prepared 125 containers of sweet quince „Florida“. More than 30 kilos contributed by members to which we have added sugar and a lot of love. Buy or reserve your container now! Remember that the funds raised will go to the project of the International Center […]
Art Gala Social and Fundraiser in Portland, Oregon

Art Gala Social and Fundraiser in Portland, Oregon

A room overflowing with original paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, quilts, hand weaving, jewelry and a splendid donated collection of Chinese guardian lions greeted those who attended the art gala.  Participants and their guests enjoyed gourmet foods and wine while viewing and bidding on the art donated by members. The art inspired lively conversation and the […]
Cabaret Fundraiser in Toronto, Canada

Cabaret Fundraiser in Toronto, Canada

On Saturday, March 10th the Etobicoke location of the Toronto branch was once again transformed into a cabaret, as dozens of Toronto participants and their guests poured into the Florida-themed space. From the pink flamingos on the “beach” out front to the mini palm trees on each candle-lit table, the mood was set for a […]
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Wishes from Poland

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Wishes from Poland

The magic of the Christmas Eve evening last Friday at the Wrocław club slowed down time. There were 30 people sitting at the tables, piled high with home-made delicacies.  Traditionally, the president greeted all of the members with warm wishes and sharing the holy wafer.  These are the most touching moments in which our hearts […]
Fifth Taichiathon Held in Ireland

Fifth Taichiathon Held in Ireland

Congratulations to all 69 participants of the 5th annual Taichiathon in our national centre in Ballina, County, Mayo, Ireland. Practicing tai chi sets from 8am – 8pm, eating home-cooked food, drinking pu-erh tea and chatting, strengthens our bodies as well as the friendships we make while participating in this wonderful art of health with friends […]
Fundraising with a Rummage Sale in Portland, Oregon

Fundraising with a Rummage Sale in Portland, Oregon

Every other summer the Portland branch puts on a two-day rummage sale  This year’s sale was huge and brought equally huge results with sales reaching over $7,000.  It was hard work by many which paid off for the society.  Participants prepared for the event by donating treasures, working for two days pricing donations, making signs […]
Marathon of Moves in Vancouver, Canada

Marathon of Moves in Vancouver, Canada

The Vancouver branch raised approximately $800 during our Marathon of Moves event on May 18. Seventy people participated in the day, which involved 10.5 hours of continuous sets at the Pacific Region Centre. People came and went, with as few as two or three people doing sets, and as many as 25, and always a […]
Taichiathon at National Centre in Perth, Australia

Taichiathon at National Centre in Perth, Australia

Australia’s national day is January 26th and it is a public holiday.  Inspired by Ireland, and then Costa Rica, we marked the day with our first Taichiathon, 48 sets, 5184 moves, and just 2 bows – one at the beginning of the first set, at 8 am, and one at the end of the last […]
Taichiathon in Costa Rica

Taichiathon in Costa Rica

The last Thursday of 2016 a group of Costa Rican participants came together for an activity we had not organised before.   Inspired by the example of the Taoist Tai Chi© family in Ireland, we organised a get-together where we did continuous sets from 1 pm – 9 pm as a fundraiser for the Fenway […]
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