Kerng Ting club (hereafter, KT club) was reestablished on January
24, 2009 after a long
forgotten 10 years. During
this period, virtually
nothing was said or heard of
thus, you may be surprised to hear of its sudden reappearance. For
this, we have Ru-Ying Lee [李儒英] to thank. Ru-Ying was familiar with
the old KT club; he enjoyed its various activities. After moving
back from Maryland last year, he endeavored to restart the club.
With his enthusiasm and hard work, the beloved KT club has been
reborn. KT club was organized by a group of families based in Ft.
Washington area. The purpose
of the organization is to
enhance the friendship and
enrich the life with joy and
knowledge, etc. Dr. Fern-Tu
Su, the secretary of the
The two main purposes for the club are to: (1) provide a place where the members can easily meet; and (2) develop fun activities for members. According to research, people who are outgoing and join group activities are happier and live longer. By accomplishing these goals, the hope is that members will achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Activities are meant to be inclusive and diverse. Examples include: ping-pong, chess, go (wei-chi), poker, blackjack, bridge, mahjong, tai-chi, chi-kong, dancing, karaoke, painting, choral singing, book club discussion, seminars, hiking, and trips—both domestic and out-of-country.
Sound interesting? Come join.
For those of you who participated in the original KT club (in Lansdale ), it should be fairly easy to understand what’s going on. The club adopted similar ideals to the original one with slight modifications. For instance, the new club places special emphasis on uplifting the lives of seniors (50+). Senior individuals with similar goals/interests are especially encouraged to participate.
Currently, the club is still in draft stage; it has not yet matured. One significant issue is that we are still trying to locate a common facility for gathering on a regular basis. We are working hard to resolve this issue.
Expectations are high and everybody is enthusiastic. We’re aware that a lot remains to be done, and are continuously working to improve the club. It is just a small group now, in Fort Washington area. In the future, our plan is to expand to cover the entire Philadelphia area.
We are a non-profit leisure organization with a very flexible idea; as such, we’ll adjust to the unknown. And here is a list of things to be done in most peoples’ minds:
a. Elect an executive committee
b. Set organization rules
c. Accept new members and collect membership fees
d. Find a permanent location for meeting/activities
ahead, we hope all the
senior people in the greater
Philadelphia area can join
the club in the near future.