JoeFong Joins Fong-Fong
(FPI) Sacramento, CA. It's official. JoeFong is now a member of the Soon Yuen Benevolent Association, commonly known as the Fong-Fong Association. JoeFong attended his first Association meeting on Friday June 4 at 7 PM. Before the meeting was the standard pre-meeting Chinese dinner at the Lu Shan Chinese Restaurant. It was your typical Chinese dinner consisting of salt fish over steam pork, nau nam, asparagus beef, but no fish lips. All in all, it was a very good dinner paid for by the Association.
According to Fong's uncle Yuk, membership is on a yearly basis and includes
a pension and 1 pound of roast pork. "Fire crackers and fish lips are
not included with the membership anymore due to legal issues" says Yuk.
Fong is to attend 5 meetings before he becomes an officer, then he will
be eligible for travel reimbursements for each meeting attended afterwards.
Fong was also nominated to sit on an exploratory committee to research
the benefits of purchasing and implementing a computer, and to explore
giving the Association tax exempt status.