NEWSLETTER 9 (December 2004)
- We do apologise for the lateness of this newsletter and hope its content will make up for it.
- Thank you for everyone who helped to make this year's Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival the great success it was, especially to those brought delicious food and wonderful raffle prizes.
- Congratulations to Louise & David Lau on the successful opening of – Silk Road II Restaurant.
- Congratulations also to Verine and Michael Young on the opening of their new “Elegant” salon.
- More congratulations to Fa and Clement Lai on their new venture in the Take-away service.
- Committee meetings was held on 03/10/04 at Silk Road II and 07/11/04 at Kwai's Cuisine. Attended by: C. Lai, H. Sang, K. Li, M. Yong, B. Chong, J. Wong, D. Chang, K.T. Cheung, D. Lau, D. Lee, P. Lee, K.S. Law, J. Xu, W.M. Yau, R. Kwan & B. Tsang.
- Discussion on Mid-Autumn Festivals event and see how we could improve it format. Also discussed was the forthcoming Chinese New Year. It was decided that it would be celebrated on the 13 th February 2005 , 11am to 2:30pm , at the Lynnsport. All helpers on the day will be warmly welcomed, but try and be there at 9 am for setting the hall. The format will be similar to the last one. Please bring food and raffle prizes.
- To help us to cater the amount of foods for the Chinese New Year Celebration. A form is enclosed for you to fill-in and please return it back to us by the 30 th January, 2005, (stamped, and addressed envelope enclosed) as it will give us an indication of numbers coming on the day.
- Limited amount of tickets are available for guests, will be on sale (£5 per head) at: Silk Road , Aroma and Double Happiness Restaurant, Kwai's Cuisine and Dragon Capital Take-Aways.
- New Year programme will include the opening ceremony of our newly formed Lion Dance Team.
- Various distinguished VIP guests will be invited, so we would request during the performance and speakers are talking that everybody show respect and courtesy by making as little noise as possible. Thank you. For continuity of good practice, the event will start on time…at 11.00am.
- Thanks are in order for the “Aroma Restaurant”, “Oriental Chef” and “Kwai's Cuisine” who, on the 13 th November 2004 participated in the “Round the World in 80 Dishes”, organised by the King's Lynn Council and held at Park High School , Kings Lynn. It was a very successful event. Wished that more people could have participated.
- During November, 2004, news regarding burglaries taking place against Chinese citizens in Luton and Bedford . We would advise everybody to be especially vigilant and pay careful attention to locking doors, windows, and cash to be placed in the bank.
- Kwai Li (your chairman) would like a part-time assistant, to help with the weekly administration of West Norfolk & district Chinese Association matters. Volunteers can telephone 0797 621 9508, or visit Kwai's Cuisine Take-Away shop, 38 Reffley Lane , Kings Lynn.
- John Hing helped us to put this newsletter together…Thanks John.
- Finally, the next WN&DCA committee meeting will be held on Sunday 16 th January 2005 at 11:30 pm at Kwai's Cuisine Take-away on Reffley Lane , King's Lynn . All members welcomed.
©Ali Everett, Kwai Li MMV