- In the early weeks of February 2021, a few Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) representatives visited four welfare homes—Ling Kwang Home for Senior Citizens, Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Darul Takrim), AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens, and
Sree Narayanan Mission Home for the Aged Sick—and handed the residents festive goodies.
- SOS continued the spirit of gifting as eligible local members and local retired members received a Lunar New Year gift bag specially curated by the Membership and Services Department.
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The pandemic did not hamper the festive joy we share with the elderly and residents at welfare homes, a tradition we have continued since our founding years.
In February, SOS representatives, including President Kam Soon Huat, Vice-President Mohamad Abu Bakar, General Secretary Daniel Tan, Treasurer Abdul Rahim and Executive Secretary Chen Chuanyi delivered some 200 tins of cookies and cartons of tangerines to the elderlies residing at Ling Kwang Home for Senior Citizens, Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Darul Takrim), AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens, and Sree Narayanan Mission Home for the Aged Sick.
In other news:
To symbolically usher in the lunar new year of the Ox in 2021, SOS Membership and Services department has specially presented a set of gifts for all eligible local members and local retired members.
All members received a gift bag comprising a pair of persimmon designed tea canisters and a set of commemorative Year of the Ox Festive Pack comprising a 24k gold-plated Festive Ox medallion and a Singapore $2 banknote. About 300 retired members received it with an additional red packet. This year, it is heartening that more than half of our members opted to receive their Lunar New Year red packet via i-banking, instead of cash, as part of our Union’s push to go cashless.