A Brand-new Start
The founding of the Chinese Funeral Ceremony Association has reached its eighth year today. With all the efforts of fellow directors, supervisors and members, the association has set a very good foundation for further development. During these years, many thanks should be given to the guidance of officials of all ranks, to the help of the association’s consultants, and to the participation and devotion of all the members.
I am honored to have been favored and chosen to be the new chief director, and feel a great responsibility to develop and lift the business of the association. It is noticed that funeral associations have established rapidly in Taiwan these recent years, and have brought new stimulations and challenges for the association. Meanwhile, the law enforcement and revolutions led by the government officials have also forced the Chinese Funeral Ceremony Association into changing its role, function and work, in order to adjust the new situation.
In the future, I (Wu Kauo-lung) will lead the association to accomplish the following aims:
A. To Better the Association’s Image
a. To design the association emblem for promoting the work.
b. To call for the establishment of a funeral culture festival, and ask the Ministry of Interior Affairs
to list it as a National Holiday.
B. To Increase Corporation and Exchange with Others
a. To continue promote funeral cultural exchange with the Mainland China
b. To increase corporation with other funeral-related clubs, associations and academic groups.
C. To Strengthen the Basic Services
a. To build an information system to collect funeral-related information and provide grounds for
communications between members.
b. To re-locate the association, and build in it a service center that provides help for the members
and consultations for people.
c. To hire workers with computer and foreign language abilities.
D. To Broaden the Service
a. To recruit new members by increasing the number of membership (currently 230) to at least 300.
b. To hold professional training speeches, give certificates for participants, and assist them to find
c. To publish the Chinese Funeral Ceremony Association Magazine every three months instead of
every half a year. Also, to publish electronic newspaper and provide more ground for members
and people from the government, the industry and the academy to write comments.
E. To Assist the Government on Reforming the Funeral Industry and to Promote Funeral Laws
a. To have members participate the establishment of funeral laws with the government and speak
out our opinions.
b. To hold panels or conferences that generate advice for the government.
The above goals are only personal, immature ideas. In order to plan and put them into practice
will require the devotion of all our members, and the guidance and support of newly-elected
directors and supervisors. Finally,
I’d like to congratulate again to all the newly-elected directors and supervisors.Thank all of you
prestigious guests to come and I shall do my best not to fail short to your expectations.