A Center for the
Chi Society Aruba
On Tuesday, July 12, 2011, the deed was signed
for the purchase of a Center for the Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba, a
former residence at Stadionweg 13, located in Oranjestad, capital of
Aruba. Having our own facility to practice Taoist Tai Chi®
internal arts of health is a wish of many years finally
At five in the afternoon we got together at the
house to celebrate this happy event a
nd did our first set.
The house must undergo extensive remodeling to
be functional as a Taoist Tai Chi Centre.
We hope to celebrate the
Grand Opening in the course of 2012. In the meanwhile we will
gradually start organizing more and more activities at the newly
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FUN ACTIVITIES IN
WEEKEND OF MARCH 26 AND 27 !!!
The weekend of March 26 and 27, 2011 will be
filled with activities.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26th:
On Saturday March 26 at 6.30 a.m. we start with
Nature Tai Chi at Ayo Rock Formation.
At 7.30 a.m. we will have breakfast at Club
Caiquetio. Breakfast will be available for f. 5,- and will consist
of fruit, boiled eggs, sandwiches with cheese and cold cuts, coffee
At 8.30 we will start a 45-minute introduction
of the continuing class to the beginners who are finishing their
3-month cycle of classes. Simultaneously a group of participants
will go to our office which for the occasion will be converted in a
theater and watch videos and pictures of the 40th
anniversary celebration in Canada and Aruba, the October workshop
and recent activities. After 45 minutes the two groups will switch.
At 10.30 we will all come together to clean up
and finish the morning with a set.
On Sunday March 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. we
will have our annual Fundraising Coffee morning and flea market at
Club Caiquetio. Tickets for the Coffee Morning are available with
members and sell at
f. 3,-. With the ticket you will get coffee,
tea or juice and a slice of cake or a cupcake.
Different kinds of soup and snacks will be for
sale and at the flea market there will be books, magazines, plants,
household items, etc. for sale at very good prices.
We will have several demos and offer the
opportunity to register for the new classes starting the first week
The weekend stay at Camacuri Apartments will be
raffled at the end of the Coffee morning. A few tickets at f. 10,-
are still for sale with members. During the activity we will also
have a raffle of a beautiful art work. Tickets for this raffle will
be f. 5,-.
sure not to miss this fun packed weekend!! BE THERE!!
International Awareness Day
Aruba celebrates 40th
anniversary of the Taoist Tai Chi society
August 14, 2010
Aruba celebrated the 40th
anniversary of the Taoist Tai Chi Society and Awareness Day on
Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Club Caiquetio in Paradera. It was a
lively morning with members receiving family, friends, acquaintances
and special guests with refreshments, all made and donated by
Governor of Aruba, a very special friend and supporter of the Taoist
Tai Chi Society Aruba was unable to come but instead sent a large
flower arrangement as a gift. This generous gesture from his
Excellency Governor Fredis Refunjol, was highly appreciated by all
in attendance. The Minister of Sports and Health, Dr. Richard
Visser, addressed the audience with a speech appreciative of the
benefits of Taoist Tai Chi® internal arts of health. He
highlighted his support of Tai Chi as an internal art that helps its
practitioners to heal their bodies themselves. As a token of his
support, he signed up as a new member.
At exactly 10 a.m., all members did the set to
synchronize with the worldwide timing of moving together in harmony.
Guests who witnessed the set were quite taken by the sense of calm
and restfulness they experienced just by watching the set being
Successful fundraising event
On Sunday March 28,
2010, the Society organized a coffee morning and flea market at Club
Caiquetio in Paradera.
The preparations got
under way on Saturday morning. The set up crew controlled everything
needed on Sunday and reviewed the set up chart for a last time. A
few members very efficiently selected items to be sold for 1, 2, 5
or 10 florins at the flea market. All these items were donated by
Early on Sunday
morning members who volunteered to set up changed the training room
in no time in a market with booths for cake, books, plants, glass
beads, household items and information.
At 10 a.m. visitors
started streaming in. All were greeted at the door and explained the
set up inside. People moved around smoothly and in a very relaxed
ambiance. Sales went very well. Many had a look at the slide shows
with pictures from previous activities and the freshly shot video
for the 40th anniversary.
After looking and
buying inside, visitors moved to the patio to have coffee, tea or
juice and watch demos of Taoist Tai Chi ®
internal arts of health, foundation exercises, sword and sitting Tai
At about 1 p.m. most
visitors had left after being thanked and wished well at the door.
Again in no time everything was cleared and cleaned, so that the
Monday morning class could continue as usual.
On Monday evening
the financial result was announced. 3,910,- florins (2,175,- US $)
were collected including the t-shirt raffle, the printer raffle, the
spontaneous cake raffle and the sales of the glass beads made and
donated by a members’ wife. The t-shirt from Great Britain and
printer were also donated by members. Of the money collected $ 500
were pledged to help the International Taoist Tai Chi Society
rebuild schools in Haiti.
the organizing committee and a heartfelt thank you to all who made
this fundraising event a big success. Another step in realizing our
dream of having our own Centre!
Mr. F. Refunjol, Governor of Aruba
On Thursday April 16, 2009, four board members of the Taoist Tai Chi
Society Aruba paid a visit to His Excellency the Governor of Aruba,
Mr. F. Refunjol, representative of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
Taoist Tai Chi Society Aruba requested to be received by the Governor
in connection with the celebration of its 10th anniversary. The board
members informed the Governor on the vision of Master Moy, the aims
and objectives of the Taoist Tai Chi Society he founded, and the
activities of the Aruban Society to comply with these aims and
objectives. The board members offered the Governor a 10th Anniversary
t-shirt and invited him for the official celebration at the end of