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Event Report: Christmas Charity Event

Dragons Businessclub annual Christmas Charity Event
Celebrating 10th anniversary of Dragons Businessclub

On 16 December 2016, Dragons Businessclub organized its annual Christmas Charity Event at Van der valk hotel Breukelen, located in a gracious Chinese old Qing-Dynasty style building. On this special day, Dragons Businessclub also celebrated its 10th anniversary, together with more than 100 guests from both China and the Netherlands, combining with a 4-course luxurious dinner and cocktail party.
The event was opened by Mr. Atom Zhou, chairman of Dragons Businessclub, accompanied by the beautiful violin music performed by String Cats, a Dutch band of violin players. Mr. Zhou was delighted to welcome two special guests Mr. Pieter de Groene, the Deputy Mayor and Alderman of municipality of Stichtse Vecht as well as Mr. Henk Kool, chairman of Vereniging Nederland China (VNC), whom is also one of the witnesses for the establishment of Dragons Businessclub.

Dragons in the past 10 years
A short presentation of Dragons’ history provided the guests with some background information over the development of it in the past 10 years. In 2006, Dragons Businessclub was established by a group of 2nd and 3rd generation of Chinese who have been fully integrated in the Dutch society and are still closely connected to their roots, i.e. China. Through organising different business events, seminars, workshops and company visits periodically, Dragons Businessclub has been growing with its members and volunteers, whom are interested in information sharing, match making and networking. Today, Dragons Businessclub is one of the largest Chinese business platforms in the Netherlands and plays an important role in promoting business co-operations and cultural exchanges between China and the Netherlands.


The presentation was closed by various wishes and expectations from Dragons’ members and contacts. The achievements of Dragons Businessclub in bridging Chinese and Dutch in the past years are greatly appreciated by the Dragons’ members. The members also have confidence that Dragons will continue its development and keep on contributing to the collaboration between Chinese and Dutch communities on both economic and cultural perspectives.

Live music performance
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Dragons Businessclub also invited various musicians to provide the guests with special live performances. Amongst others, a Chinese classic song from Ms. Lico Lee, a Europe Phoenix Chinese Singer, complemented a relaxing evening with flavourful dessert and tasty drinks. This evening was also a great time for Jazz lovers, who could enjoy the performance by the Jazz Focus Big Band conducted by Mr. Peter Guidi, which the band consists of a group of young Jazz musicians.


From Care4Tina to Sunbeam Children’s Foundation
Dragons Businessclub has a tradition of raising charity funds during its annual Christmas event. In 2015, Dragons Businessclub helped Care4Tina foundation to raise charity funds for Children with a double cleft palate by means of auction and lottery selling. In this year, Dragons Businessclub is helping the fund raising activity for Sunbeam Children’s Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to providing accommodations, education, health care and career guidance to orphans and disadvantaged children in Guangdong, China.

Up to today, Sunbeam Children’s Foundation has been home to more than 200 young children, who have grown into healthy, thriving and happy young adults and obtained opportunities to enter the workforce. All the funds collected in lottery selling and charity auction at the night were fully donated to the Sunbeam Children’s foundation. At the end of the event, Dragons Businessclub succeeded in raising an amount of EUR 6,088.00- for the foundation.

Dragons Businessclub thanks all the sponsors and volunteers for their participation in the event and wishes everyone a great New Year ahead!


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