Mrs Saito Risho and Mr Gilson Chong, both from Penang Sogetsu Association will be sharing their creativities in the interpretation of Chinese New Year ikebana floral display at this festive luncheon.
To usher in the ‘Year of the Golden Ox’, please bring along your friends to this early ‘Lo-Hei’ for prosperity, good health and friendship through flowers.
Date: 14 January 2009, Wednesday
Time: 11:30 am – 2:30pm
Cost: $80 (Member) / $90 (Guest)
Venue: Meritus Mandarin Hotel (Orchard), Mandarin Court (35th floor)
Dress Code: ‘Cheong Sam’ Chinoserie or Festive Red
RSVP: Ms Rosita Lui @ 91284062 / email@example.com by 8 January 2009, or use the online registration form
All cheques should be made payable to: “Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135”,
and mailed to: Rosita Lui @ 25C Barker Road, Singapore 309901
Members, we appreciate your early reservation as this is a sit-down lunch which the hotel
requires the exact numbers to prepare for the table. There will be no refund or cancellation
upon confirmation and we seek your understanding to enable the smooth running of the
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Profile of Mrs Saito Risho
Started her ikebana lesson in 1969 with Sogetsu School in Japan and in 1978 became a Sogetsu teacher in her hometown in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. She joined the following ikebana exhibitions in 1995 – Busan (Korea), 1996 – Qintao (China) and 1998 – New York (USA). Enthusiastically, she also participated in the 2009 Yokohama World Convention and 2006 Tokyo World Convention respectively. Her enthusiasm continued in 2000 Asian Regional Conference in Kuala Lumpur and 2002 in Singapore whereby she showcased her ikebana works. She was also a judge for the Orchid Festival. She is currently a member of Ikebana International Kuala Lumpur Chapter 72, Penang Sogetsu Association and Yamaguchi Prefecture. She has attained to become Grade 1 Komon Sogetsu Teacher.
Profile of Mr Gilson Chong
Born in Penang, he started to learn western floral arrangement in 1980 and in 1986 won lst place for his design in Malaysia. Started his teaching in floristry and in ‘80s and in 1993 joined Sogetsu Association. He has attained various medicine without prescriptions awards in the ‘90s and participated in the Asian Regional Conferences in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore as well as the 8th World Convention in Yokohama, Japan in 2001. He is now a Grade 2 Sogetsu Teacher.