會長徐梅熙     愛己, 愛人, 愛自然   “愛讓世界更美好”

親愛的姐妹們,

非常幸運地, 過去的一年雖有着嚴峻的疫情籠罩, 卻因為秀滿會長和她團隊的高超應變能力, 適時的運用高科技帶領大家在苦悶的避疫生活中, 不但舉辦了多次的視訊姐妹會, 而且完成了兩個重要的年度會議, 讓我們NATWA 堅強的繼續往前邁進。 在此, 誠摯的向她和團隊致上最高的敬意和滿滿的感謝。

因應這個世紀大劫難即將過去的時刻, 今年特別以「愛己, 愛人, 愛自然, 愛讓世界更美好」為主題. 我們經歷了前所未有的生活, 都體驗了愛惜自己, 注重身心健康的重要, 也知道了如何以溫柔仁愛對待親友, 以善良回饋對待社會的必要, 居家隔離讓您我有更多時間接近和體驗自然, 深切領悟了愛護和珍惜自然的需要。 愛就像土壌陽光空氣一般, 可以滋養萬物. 所以我們要愛己, 愛人, 愛自然, “愛” 會讓世界更美好。

大家都知道, NATWA是個團隊運作的融洽大家庭, 年度方始在此先向諸位理事 顧問, 以及各組組長和各分會長們深深一鞠躬, 感謝您們願意承擔重任出來服務。 新的一年請讓我們同心協力 Do Our Best為愛NATWA做伙來做工。

今年的年中理事會暨人才訓練營將於10/21-25日在Vancouver 舉辦, 籌備組組長慧中為讓大家有機會認識溫哥華的文化特色, 特地安排住宿於市中心. 她和local的姐妹們也討論了會後兩天一夜遊的計劃。 但這一切端視疫情而定, 若需考慮姐妹們的安全和健康, 或許仍會以視訊舉行。 如何決定會在七月再告知大家。

2022年4月21-27日的年會是在 San Jose, CA的DoubleTree by Hilton 舉辦, 非常歡迎大家都來這個享有Capital of Silicon Valley的城市參加。 北加的籌備團隊陣容堅強, 組長是玲霞, 加上幾位能幹的前會長和榮譽會長以及多位熱心參與的姐妹和姑爺正在精心策劃中, 整個團隊一定會盡力讓來參加年會和會後旅遊的人開心滿意的。 姐妹們千萬別錯過來”上好勢”(台語)開會的日子, 我們竭誠歡迎您喔!

祝!愉快,平安健康!


最後敬祝各位姐妹平安喜樂, 健康如意

我們的NATWA 永遠健壯有活力!

2021-2022 President


NATWA President's Message

Dear Sisters,

Despite experiencing such a severe epidemic in this past year, Julie and her team's timely use of high-tech helped everyone escape the boredom and isolation that many of us suffered by hosting intellectual seminars over Webex. Our sister's in NATWA also completed two important annual meetings together, helping NATWA stay strong and continue to move forward. I sincerely send my best regards and thanks to Julia and her team.

To recognize the moment when the catastrophe of this century is about to pass, this year we will take "Love yourself, love people, love nature, love to make the world a better world" as our theme. We have experienced an unprecedented time, and also experienced the importance of cherishing ourselves and paying attention to physical and mental health. We also realized the importance of using gentle love to treat our family and friends, and the importance of positive feedback. Quarantine also encouraged some of us to spend more time outdoors, strengthening our love for nature. Love is like soil, sunshine, and air, and it can nourish everything. So we must love yourself, love others, and love nature, and "love" will definitely make the world better.

As everyone knows, NATWA is a harmonious family operated by a team. With the beginning of the term, I bow deeply to the board members, team leaders and branch chairpersons. Thank you for your willingness to take the responsibility and serve. This year, let us work together to love NATWA and make it better.

The mid-year meeting will be held in Vancouver from 10/21-10/25, 2021. In order to give everyone a chance to learn about the cultural characteristics of Vancouver, Cecilia specially arranged accommodation in the city center. She and the local sisters also discussed the travel plan for two days and one night after meeting. However, all of this depends on the epidemic situation as we need to consider the safety and health of our sisters. It may still be held by video. We will make a decision and inform everyone in July.

The annual convention on April 21-27, 2022 will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton in San Jose, CA. We hope that everyone can come to the Capital of Silicon Valley to participate. The preparatory team in North California is strong and versatile. The director general Nancy, several capable former presidents and honorary presidents, as well as sisters and brothers who are eager to participate, are carefully planning. The team will ensure that people who come to the annual meeting and travel after are happy and satisfied.

When available, the details of the mid-year meeting and annual convention, as well as after meeting tours will be updated at NATWA.com

 Finally, I hope everyone stays safe and healthy!