Our fruit-laden kindred is spread all over the world with good reputation. In this surprising time and as a member of the global village, we would like to unite and organize our family to enhance mutual cooperation and also contribute ourselves to this world.
The 11st Chinese Trade Conference was held in San Francisco in summer time of 1977.Two gentlemen, the President of Thailand Lin’s Association, Mr. Lia-Rong Lin, and C.E.O. of Chinese Lin’s Foundation Fund, Mr. Deng Lin, met there and proposed to establish a global Lin’s Association. Mr. Deng Lin therefore invited participants in the 11st Chinese Trade Conference to a breakfast symposium to discuss the possibilities. Each participant is keen to see the proposal happening.
In May of 1980, Taiwan Lin’s Association and Taipei Lin’s Association passed the resolution for establishment of a global organization, and they are duty-bound to lead all Lin’s Associations scattered nationwide to get started preparatory affairs. On August 30, 1980, representatives from the world coming to Taipei for initiating the plan, the participants are ….
“The World Lin’s Association” is set up officially with the majestic and powerful influence.
一、The Operation Team was appointed in June of 1980 to carry out scheme of initiating. The Team consists of six representatives from Nation Lin’s Associations, eight from Taiwan Lin’s Association, seven from Taipei Lin’s Association, seven from Kaohsiung Lin’s Association, and three from Taiwan Lin’s Association Residing in Hainan. The primary duty is to invite representatives worldwide to attend the Initiator Meeting.
二、The Initiator Meeting was taken place at conference room of Taipei Lin’s Association on August 30, 1980, participants list is as below, Deng Lin, Shao Shin Lin, Cheng Jeen Lin,On Sept. 27, 1980, the Ministry of the Interior consented establishment of “The World Lin’s Association” and also appointed one instructor to assist the Association. On Oct. 8, 1980, we invited the government authority to attend the first assistance meeting.
三、On Oct. 16, 1980 forty-five people were appointed as Preparatory Committee at 2nd Initiator Meeting held in Taipei, and the list is as below,………. The brief and concise statement was made preliminarily at the 1st Preparatory Committee meeting. The Association was ready for getting everything done during the preparatory period and also set up a time frame for holding the Initiator Meeting regularly. The Association submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Interior and set up a date for the Inaugural Meeting on Oct. 8, 1991.
四、The Preparatory Committee had organized four Standing Board meetings, two Preparatory Committee meetings, and two advisory councils during the preparatory period. A joint federation was organized to be in charge of general-affairs section, financial section, decoration section, editorial section, reception section, festivities section, and recreation section, and each section does its best to accomplish its mission.
The Inaugural Meeting that we show ourselves to the world was held at the Pacific Ocean Hall of Mandarina Crown Hotel in Taipei on Oct. 8, 1981, and it’s also a great event in the history of the Lin Family. Over 1,300 participants attended the big ceremony, which contains 341 members, over than 500 overseas representatives and 500 domestic representatives. The Inaugural Meeting last for three days, which was presided over by Chairman of Preparatory Committee, Mr. King Shen Lin. The Rules and Regulations of the Association, Annual Work Project, Budget planned for income and expenditure, and Declaration were discussed entirely and passed during this three-day meeting. The last agenda was to vote the Board members and the Supervisors, and to appoint honorary Board members and honorary Advisors, the following is the listing：
4. Secretary general ： 林慶川 Vice secretary general ： 林均枝 林忠銓 林猷興
5. Address ： 10Fl., No.73, 1st Sec. Chung King N. Road, Taipei. Telephone ： 886-2-5419460
Established since 1980, the World Lin’s Association has been set up for over two decades. To date, the Association’s continued success is a result of efforts from the former and current Board Chairmen. Beloved by all members, supported by board directors, the Association has been going to move in tandem with global trend in recent years, here comes a brief description about our events over the past,
1. Have visited Mainland China for ancestor worship and clan visits for times, memorizing the roots of origin and early struggle our ancestors were facing. 2. The Joint Meetings of Board members and Supervisors have been held beyond boarders over Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Sarawak, Canada, Hawaii, and Cambodia. We have earned a reputation for being the center of world for the Lin Family by organizing events. 3. The World Lin’s Association Reunion is held every two years, ten sessions have taken place since 1986, and here comes the calendar of each session,
a. December, 1986: Bangkok, Thailand. b. December, 1988: Sarawak. c. November, 1990: Taoyuan, Taiwan. d. November, 1992: Singapore. e. November, 1994: Philippines. f. October of, 1996: Malaysia. g. November, 1998: Kaohsiung, Taiwan. h. November, 2000: Japan. i. November, 2002: Honolulu j. November, 2004: Taiwan
4. Associate with Singapore’s Lin Association for the 11st World Lin’s Association Reunion in 2006. 5. Collect donations for purchasing our own premise for the Association, based at 4FL., No.27, Min Chung W. Road, Taipei.Phone number is 02-29596660, and fax number is 02-25853587. 6. The Association has its own web site at www.worldlins.com, e-mail address is email@example.com. There is a wealthy of information on it, featuring the latest update on all sorts of information, such as calendar of events worldwide, activities, and so on. 7. Immediate aid to devastation: Taiwan was hit by an unprecedented earthquake on September 21, 1999. The Associations worldwide have donated around NTD5 million in immediate aids for clan people who live in the hardest-hit area. 8. On November 18, 2005, specify individual absentee members in Article 33 of the Rules and Regulations to appeal more members join the Association. 9. 9.Lin Association for the 12st World Lin’s Association Reunion at Philippines in October, 2008.
As outlined above, the Association certainly provides the Lin Family opportunities to unite together, enhance mutual cooperation,and contribute us to the country. We shall at all times discharge our duties with utmost responsibility, integrity, competence, and loyalty to the country, inspire our generations to learn more about our Family history and genealogy, inherit spirit of our history from generation to generation.
We welcome you to joint us and dedicate to the Association. We expect to focus all of our power on the development of the Association, and bring the Association a bright future in the long run.