ASPRI’s thirteenth 7th Lunar Month Celebrations was held with its usual flourish on 20 August 2010 at Carpark C, Jurong Pier Road. The customary praying ceremony was held in the morning where members joined in the important ritual. The dinner and auction event in the evening was graced by Minister of Finance, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam. The auction of the prayer items was more enlivening than past few years’ as there were a series of friendly bidding wars.
This year’s auction was for a good, deserving cause as the bids of some of the auction items went to the Children’s Charities Association, Taman Jurong GRC Renovation Fund, Taman Jurong Club Community Fund and Pioneer CCC Welfare Fund. ASPRI’s regular charitable bidder, Mr. Chia Kim Piow of Rotary Engineering Ltd generously contributed $26,800 to the Community Fund of Taman Jurong Club and $10,000 to the Welfare Fund of Pioneer CCC. Shao Fook Engineering Pte Ltd also contributed $20,000 to the Community Fund of Taman Jurong Club. Other generous members such as Vac-Tech Engineering Pte Ltd kindly donated $23,000 to Children’s Charities Association while Aedge Technologies Pte Ltd contributed $5,300 to the Renovation Fund of Taman Jurong GRC.