“Lunar New Year is very much a family affair. To SOS, each and every one of you here is a part of our extended family.” – Brother Daniel Tan
It brings us great joy to kick off the new 12-year new cycle of the Chinese zodiac by renewing our commitment to tripartism. SOS General Secretary Daniel Tan highlighted this at the SOS/Seacare Hongbao Presentation and Lunar New Year Celebration held on 31 January 2020. Among the guests were tripartite partners from the labour and co-operative movement, maritime community, Seacare associates and more.
Brother Daniel went on to thank three union leaders who have been re-designated or flowed on. Brother Leow Peng Kui (outgoing SOS Trustee) Brother Mohamad Abu Bakar (former SOS President), and Brother David Shoo (former SOS Treasurer) received the Appreciation Award for their contributions to SOS and Seacare.
SOS would not be where we are today without our members. With the enhancement of the Long Membership Award, members who have reached 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years will receive a token of appreciation worth $100 to $1000. About 400 eligible members of SOS have reached these membership milestones as at 31 December 2019 and ten representatives were sent on stage to receive the award from Guest-of-Honour Brother Ng Chee Meng, NTUC Secretary-General.
Among the guests were 15 residents from Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Darul Takrim) who each received a $50 hongbao.
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