It has been a year since the establishment of the Cape Town Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in South Africa - Junior Chapter (CTTCC-JC) on July 24, 2022. On August 13th this year, the first second-term members' meeting took place, hosted by President Ya-Fan Wong of the CTTCC-JC. President Kuo-Yang Wang of the Cape Town Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce and First Assistant Director Lisa Lee of the Taipei Liaison office in Cape Town were also in attendance. The meeting saw participation from over 40 youth members.
President Ya-Fan Wong began his speech by describing how the CTTCC-JC provides a platform for young overseas Taiwanese in various fields to come together for networking and business exchange opportunities, allowing everyone to learn from one another and develop professionally. He expressed his gratitude for the active participation and contributions of the members over the past year, which have contributed to the continuous growth of the CTTCC-JC. He also thanked President Guo-Yang Wang for his guidance and the support from the Taipei Liaison Office in Cape Town. In the future, the CTTCC-JC will actively recruit new members and look forward to organizing charitable activities as a way to give back to the community.
In President Guo-Yang Wang's remarks, he encouraged members to take full advantage of this occasion to voice their opinions, engage in meaningful dialogue with one another, and actively promote the initiatives of the CTTCC-JC. Recognizing the busy schedules of many members, he emphasized that this is a rare opportunity for youth members to come together.
First Assistant Director Lisa Lee highlighted the CTTCC-JC's remarkable achievements despite its recent one-year establishment, including the successful organization of economic and trade seminars, dental care services, art lectures, and basketball competitions. She expressed heartfelt gratitude to the members for their active engagement in serving the overseas compatriot community. Furthermore, she introduced the diverse initiatives provided by OCAC to support the overseas Taiwanese business community. She also enthusiastically promoted the "i Compatriot Card" program designed to cater to the needs of overseas compatriots, underscoring the simplicity of the application process and the exclusive member benefits. She encouraged everyone to apply for the program, either online or in person, to take full advantage of these privileges.
During the meeting, Secretary General Si-Yu Li presented the working report of the CTTCC-JC, while Chief Financial Officer Yu-Wen Tseng delivered the financial report. After addressing the Chamber's internal matters, members proposed and discussed this year's activity plan. Additionally, Mr. Jian-Hao Chen, Director of the Western Cape Basketball Sports Association, attended the meeting and invited members to participate in upcoming basketball events. The highlight of the meeting was the anonymous member vote to elect the President of the CTTCC-JC. The current Vice President, Jia-Yu Chang, emerged as the victor and is slated to take office in August of next year. The members engaged in lively interactions and discussions, and the conference concluded successfully.
Group photo of the participants.
First Assistant Director Lisa Lee promoted the "i Compatriot Card." (from left to right, President Ya-Fan Wong of the CTTCC-JC, President Kuo-Yang Wang and Secretary General Ya-Jing Lee of the Cape Town Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce)
Secretary General Si-Yu Li presented the working report of the CTTCC-JC.