Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo Speaks at the Cyuanhua Temple Association Year-End Party/陶敏德大使於財團法人獅山勸化堂尾牙聚餐致詞 / by Minute Taupo

On 10th February, 2015, Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo and Madame Seleta Kapua Taupo traveled to Miaoli to attend the Year-End Party hosted by the head of the Cyuanhua Temple Association, Chairman Huang Jin-Yuan. The Cyuanhua Temple was first built in 1897 and is the largest temple in Miaoli’s Lion Mountain, suggesting the importance of the organization that manages the temple (the Cyuanhua Temple Association). Under the leadership of Chairman Huang Jin-Yuan, the Cyuanhua Temple Association has served as an extremely strong supporter of the Embassy of Tuvalu, previously providing sponsorship during the Tuvalu Youth Troupe’s 2014 trip to Taiwan and hosting a performance in Miaoli for the Troupe.

This year, the Cyuanhua Temple Association again demonstrated its support for the Embassy by pledging funds toward the Embassy’s participation in the 2015 Taipei Tourism Expo. Consequently, during the Temple Association’s Year-End Party, Ambassador Taupo presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Chairman Huang and the Cyuanhua Temple Association to recognize their outstanding friendship and encouragement.

2015年2月10日,吐瓦魯駐華大使陶敏德與大使夫人陶思靈參加財團法人獅山勸化堂董事長黃錦源於苗栗縣舉行之尾牙聚餐。勸化堂興建於1897年,是獅頭山寺廟中規模最大的寺廟;經營此寺廟的機構(即財團法人獅山勸化堂)地位亦舉足輕重。在黃錦源董事長的領導下,財團法人獅山勸化堂對吐瓦魯駐華大使館之支持不遺餘力:2014年吐瓦魯青年團來華時,財團法人獅山勸化堂曾經提供補助款,亦協助青年團於苗栗演出。

今年財團法人獅山勸化堂再度展示其對吐瓦魯駐華大使館的支持,贊助大使館參與2015年台北國際觀光博覽會。因此,參加財團法人獅山勸化堂尾牙時,陶敏德大使將「吐瓦魯駐華大使館感謝狀」頒發給黃錦源董事長,感謝財團法人獅頭山勸化堂對大使館之友誼與鼓勵。