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Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - Members of the St. Lucia-China Friendship Association will gather on Monday for their first Annual General Meeting since its establishment one year ago.

The meeting, which takes place on March 7th, 2005, from 5:30 pm, at the National Insurance Corporation (NIC) Conference Room, on the 5th Floor of the NIC Building, the Waterfront, Castries, will address several issues relating to the strengthening of the association, which was launched on January 27, 2004 at the same venue.

Agenda items for Monday’s meeting include: a Review of the First Year of the Association, Establishment of Cultural, Sports and Fundraising Committees, Election of Chairpersons to New Committees, Plans for Fundraising, Plans for a Proposed Newsletter, a Plan of Action for Year Two of the Association and an Upcoming Visit to China by Members of the Association’s Executive Committee.

The Executive has advised that members and other persons, who have signed and submitted Application Forms are to be reminded that membership fees are due.

Copies of the Constitution of the Association will also be available, as well as free copies of the book “Ten Days Behind The Great Wall” by Earl Bousquet. However, the Executive also says that free copies of the book will only be available to members who are in good financial standing.

Members are also invited to bring other interested persons along, as Application Forms will be available. However, while members of the public may attend, only members and applicants will be allowed to participate in the meeting.

Since the St. Lucia-China Friendship Association was launched a year ago, it has hosted and participated in several activities, including celebration of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China and the ushering of the Spring Festival last month, which marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year with 2005 as the Year of the Rooster.

Members of the Executive of the Association will be visiting China in May, at the invitation of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the parent body of Chinese Friendship Associations.

A delegation from the Parliament of St. Lucia, including the Speaker of the House of Assembly and the President of the Senate, has also been invited to visit China in May at the invitation of the leaders of the Chinese Parliament, also known as the Great Hall of the People.

Contact: David Vitalis, Public Relations Officer Tel: (758) 716-0431

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