The Preparatory Committee for FMUAA-USA Formed

On August 21, the Preparatory Committee for Fujian Medical University Alumni Association, USA held the first meeting in New York City. The meeting decided to initiate the establishment of official American Association of Fujian Medical University Alumni (AAFMUA). It was an exciting event for more than 200 of the alumni in the United States. The official Association will serve as a not-for-profit organization for our alumni to promote communication and support in many ways among the alumni. This is also the main function of the Association in the future. In the meeting, Dr. Ruoqing HUANG (class of 1982) was elected as Director of the committee. Dr. Zhengbo HUANG (class of 1976) and Dr.Tongchuan LI (class of 1982) were elected as Deputy Directors of the committee. Under the committee, there are several functional Divisions including that of Member Services and Telecommunications, Finance, Public Relations, Academic and Clinical Related Affairs. The committee also includes regional coordinators in the United States.

About 25 alumni from different areas attended the meeting. The attendants acknowledged importance of the project and pioneer work done by many alumni. Senior alumni including Drs. Guangyi XU, Benlu CHEN and Guangping QI also attended and made important contributions to the meeting. They are also members of the Preparatory Committee. The committee members are all delighted to volunteer their time and intelligence for the project. They are looking forward to seeing each other in the next meeting with greater success and welcome more alumni to join this wonderful volunteer team. We will bring you more related news.

(Yishun Lin, August 23, 1999