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Proclamation from South Plainfield Borough to BLIA NJ Chapter
Buddhist Light International Association New Jersey Chapter was invited to accept the proclamation on May 1st at 7PM at the Borough Council meeting of South Plainfield. Abbess Ruyang, Venerable Chuehchan, Chapter President Andy Young, Chapter Vice President Yiwen Chiang along with other members attended the event.

The presentation took place in the Borough meeting hall. The proclamation was presented to Abbess Ruyang by Mayor Matthew Anesh. At the presence were Council President Derryck White, Councilwoman Christine Faustini, Councilman Jon Dean, Councilman Joseph C. Wolak, and many other Borough officials. BLIA NJ Chapter was the only Buddhist and Chinese party.

To uphold Master Hsing Yun¡¦s promotion of Humanistic Buddhism and outreaching goal, BLIA NJ Chapter proactively participates and works with South Plainfield Borough on education, culture and charities related events and activities. Such events and activities included contribution to local Food Pantry, community cleaning, donation of 365 Days for Travelers to the library, and co-sponsored and hosted the Chinese New Year celebration.

South Plainfield Borough awarded BLIA the proclamation and announced May, 2017 as BLIA Month to recognize and acknowledge BLIA NJ Chapter¡¦s support of the Borough. Mayor Anesh, in his speech, thanked BLIA NJ Chapter for its contribution to the community.

President Andy Young spoke on behalf of BLIA. He expressed that it¡¦s BLIA¡¦s honor to be part of South Plainfield and to serve the Borough and its residents. The acceptance of the proclamation is only a beginning. BLIA will continue to support the Borough and partake in building a better tomorrow.

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