Member Affairs Committee
Member Affairs Committee organises events with the objective of improving members’ relations and communications. Events organised included Districts Clan Gathering, Zong Xiang Trophy Challenge Golf Tournament, Chinese Chess Tournament, Weiqi Tournament and Clan of the Year Award.
The Committee is tasked with the duty of recruiting new members, and strives to solve problems and provide aid to the members.
To better understand the concerns of the member associations, the Committee visits the clans personally in order to fulfil the mission of SFCCA, that is, to unite the clans and work towards a brighter future.
The Youth Committee is responsible for matters relating to young people and the objective is to promote and encourage youths to participate in interactive events that integrate the youths from clan associations.
Other than organising youth activities, such as “15th Anniversary of Youth Affairs Committee & Youth Forum”, “Clan’s Youth Got Talent”, “Youth Leadership Camp”, “SFCCA Heritage Walkathon” which provided clan youths a platform to interact, Youth Committee also set up a Facebook page, making use of the modern technology to provide another interactive platform, so as to create more awareness among the youths, and thereby attracting them to participate in clan associations’ activities.
Youth Committee also takes an active approach and meets up frequently with Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Business China, new immigrants and foreign students organisations, for discussions on the possibility of joint projects. At the same time, the Committee also maintains a close relationship with Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and National Youth Council.
Social Affairs Committee
Social Affairs Committee is committed to promoting social harmony, providing social service and helping new immigrants integrate into local society.
Other than regularly organising seminars on “New Immigrants and Singapore Society”, where the new immigrants are filled with information in the areas of law, medical system, the Committee also organises “Clan Visit Series”, bringing the new immigrants to visit local clans and heritage buildings in Singapore. These seminars and the visits are organised with the objective to aid the new immigrants assimilate into local culture.
The Committee also organises DuanWu Festival, inviting the clan associations, new immigrants groups and non-Chinese to join in the festivities, providing a platform for the various parties from different cultures to interact and know more about each other.
Cultural Committee is committed to promoting the development of local performing arts through organising cultural activities. It provides a platform for the various clan associations to come together to stage larger performances, at the same time allowing the different clan associations to learn from each other and raise the overall standards of the performance.
Activities include “My Clan, my Music!”, National Day Sing-along, and Chinese Cultural Festival.
Research Committee highly values the significance of researching and reorganising historical materials of Chinese immigrants and Chinese Clan Associations. Besides reaching out to local and overseas academic institutions to preserve “Chinese historical materials” and promote “popularisation of historical knowledge”, the committee also gives advice and suggestions for SFCCA’s publications and related events.
Since the committee was first set up in 1986, Research and Publications Committee (it was named as Research Committee) has researched and compiled a series of publications, including History of the Chinese Clan Associations in Singapore (March 1986), Who’s Who In The Chinese Community of Singapore (November 1995), A Reflection Of Our Past (video filmed in June 1987).
More iconic events include Hokkien Heritage Symposium (April 2011) and Money by Mail to China (September 2012).
Research Committee will continue to roll out series of events on Singapore Chinese History.
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