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Toh Clan's News: Annual Chinese New Year Celebration 2020 will be held on 3 February at Jubilee Garden Restaurant (SAFRA TOA PAYOH)
 

Toh Clan will be celebrating 80th anniversary in 2019.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In conjunction with the upcoming 80th anniversary, Toh Clan committee will be into the preparation work such as publishing the commemorative magazines, calendars and celebration activities. The working committee would like to gather more information and materials related to the Toh Clan Association, especially memorable moments and those with historical values. For example:

  1. Olden days of the Kampung lifestyle and family photos 
  2. Past kampung photos of Toh Clan Association at Yio Chu Kang premise of Yun Feng Association, Hoon Leng Yie temple, Teong Siew Kuan temple
  3. Any other photos, paintings, items and stories of historical values to Toh Clan you would like to provide to us.

We greatly appreciate your selfless sharing of those information, to establish a better culture of understanding about Toh Clan for the current and future generations of Toh Clan members .

To submit the information / materials, you can contact Toh Clan at :Tel +65 92951885. Alternatively, you can WhatsApp to us (e.g. photos, write ups) or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let us continue to carry forward the Toh Clan's spirit in the years to come.

 

Toh Clan's Chairman, Mr Toh Hock Guan shared that many of the clansman had involved in the cultivation and trading in orchids, which had since then establish a long relationship with the orchids.

As Toh Clan will be celebrating its 80th Anniversary this year, the newly breeded of orchid has been chosen as the representative flower for Toh Clan.

tohclan orchid2019

In 1939, an Interim Preparatory Committee was set up by groups of pioneer clansman with the aim to establish an association for the Toh community. Beginning its work from a temporary office located at 326 Beach Road, the initiative received overwhelming response from fellow Toh clansman. Within a few months, the committee was able to seek and obtain the necessary approval from the government. Formally established on October 10, 1940, the Singapore Toh Clan Association began operations from a rented premise on the second floor of an office building along Beach Road.

In less than two years after the establishment of the Association, the Japanese began their invasion of Singapore and Malaysia, and all clan related activities in these places came to a halt. This period lasted about 4 years and it was only in 1946 when peace was restored and all clan associations were able to resume their activities. The Toh Clan Association held its first meeting after the war at “建丰号” located at No 30 Jalan Besar. The meeting which was well attended by fellow Toh clansman saw the establishment of an Interim Preparatory Committee as well as the election of a management committee and Mr Tian Ding (添丁)  as the Association’s Chairman to promote clan related activities and the spirit of mutual assistance within the Clan. The meeting also decided that a sum of money must be raised and put aside as emergency expenses before starting to collect a monthly subscription from clan members.

As there was no fixed premise for the association, the second committee meeting was held again at No 30 Jalan Besar. Three important decisions were made by the Preparatory Committee. 1) The Committee decided to use Hoon Leng Yie Temple at Leng Kee Road as temporary address. 2) Membership fee was set at $5 along with a monthly contribution of $1 and 3) To employ a secretary to actively promote clan related activities.  During the 2nd year In 1946, the Association rented a place on the second floor of No 56 Victoria Street which was designated as the Association’s official address. A members’ meeting was held and seven clan members (本玉,文发,金成,昆仑,克玺,青云,孝景) were appointed to draft the Association’s constitution which was passed on 23 June of the same year.  A Chairman and the Association’s first management committee were also elected and in 1947, a department of mutual affairs was set in accordance with the articles of the constitution. The department was responsible for assisting fellow Toh clansman in welfare related matters such as the allocation of resources, acting as guarantor for new clansman coming from China, helping out with funeral preparations and related activities of fellow clansman as well as maintain the Clan’s temples and affiliated schools etc. 

In 1948, the Association moved to the second floor of No 8 Tan Quee Lan Street along North Bridge Road.

In 1949, Mr Wen Jiang (文姜) was elected as Chairman of the Association. During his tenure, he mooted the idea of purchasing a permanent office for the Association. He also established the position of honorary chairman and appointed 3 members ( 曙东, 金树, 志艺) as honorary chairmen. He also sought to increase the number of members in the Association and the positive responses received, helped lay the foundation for future fund-raising activities by the Association.

In 1951, in a bid to raise funds for purchasing a permanent office for the Association, the management committee decided to change the name of the Association from “Singapore Toh Clan Association” to “Nanyang Toh Clan Association”. The committee felt that it would take a long time to raise adequate funds if they depend solely on clansman from Singapore and thus the name change would enable the Association to solicit donations from more people.  

In 1952, the Association’s Constitution was amended and members of the management committee will now serve a two year term instead. A trustee for the Association’s property was also appointed and registered with the authorities accordingly. 

In 1954, under the leadership of clansman, Mr Cheng Shi (诚实), the Association’s management committee decided that the purchase of a permanent office for the Association would be their foremost priority and this was in line with the wishes of the previous management committee. Eventually, a plot of land at No 31 Kinta Road was purchased and designated as the Association’s office with the efforts and cooperation from the committee. Construction for the permanent office was completed on 12 Dec of the same year in conjunction with the Association’s 15th anniversary. Coincidentally, the local Chinese community also began its efforts to call for the establishment of Nanyang University and the promotion of Chinese culture. To support this effort, the entire management committee became members of Nanyang University and donated the gifts they received for the Association’s anniversary to the University’s School Building Fund.  In the same year, it was also decided that the Association’s Chairman shall be the trustee of the Association’s property.

In 1956, with the growing realisation on the importance of education, a section was set up within the Association to raise funds for scholarships to help Toh Clan’s needy students to attain higher education. Generous clansman would also donate to these bursaries during occasions like weddings and funerals. 

In 1958, Toh’s clansmen applied to start a second Toh Clan Association which was approved by the authorities in 1959. The Association was named Yun Feng Association and was initially located at 387C along Yio Chu Kang Road.  A music society was also set up and the premises soon became too small for the Association’s activities. In addition, a mutual help society was established in 1963 followed by the setting up of an education bursary in 1982 for Association’s members. These initiatives greatly benefitted the Toh community. 

In 1962, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce sought compensation for the atrocities committed on the Chinese community in Singapore by the Japanese Imperial Army during the war 20 years ago. This effort was supported wholeheartedly by the Association and its management committee. 

In 1979, in conjunction with the celebrations for the Association’s 40th anniversary, several successful clansmen were appointed to be the Association’s honorary Chairmen. Financially, this strengthens the Association as there were more adequate funds. 

In 1984, the Association decided to setup a separate education bursary account and this paved the way for the Association’s subsequent focus on education. 1984 also saw the rapid industrialisation of Singapore’s economy and large-scale land acquisition by the government. This affected many Association’s members who shifted house resulting in a mismatch in the Association’s records as the Association was not updated about the members’ new addresses. It took two years for the Association to resolve this and to update the records. 

In 1988, the articles of the Association’s constitution were amended to invite non-members inclusive of female to join the Association. At the same time, Honorary Chairmen and other sponsors were invited. In order to accord them the same membership right to elect others and to be elected, all honorary Chairmen and patrons were invited to be members of the Association. For administrative efficiency, a one-time payment of $200 dollars was collected from them to enjoy lifetime membership. The maximum number of the general assembly was also fixed at 50 members. 27 persons were also deemed to be part of the management committee and it was decided that the Association will publish an obituary as long as any member of their extended family (such as grandparents, parents and spouses) who passed away. These expenses will be covered by the honorary Chairman and the management committee at that time. 

In 1989, following an increased interest in the activities of clan associations in Singapore, the Association became a member of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA).  This ensures that the Association kept pace with societal developments and continue to play a positive and important role. In the same year, in conjunction with its 50th anniversary, a special commemorative book was published documenting the activities of fellow clansman both locally and overseas. 

In 1990, the area around Yio Chu Kang Road was acquired by the government affecting “Yun Feng Association” which had to move to No. 31 Kinta Road in 1991 for it to continue its activities.  Therefore, the two associations for fellow Toh clansman are now co-located under the same roof and often co-organised many activities together. Amongst them were the 35th and 55th Anniversaries of the two Associations.  During the joint celebrations, an education fund was set up and it received more than $200,000 in donations by well-wishers.  These activities led to the idea of a merger between the two clan associations. This idea took effect on 13 Aug 1997 when both Yun Feng Association and Nanyang Toh Clan Association merged to form the Singapore Toh Clan General Association.

Toh Clan associations have been in Singapore for more than half a century. Apart from reinforcing ties amongst fellow clansman, they have played an important role in supporting community welfare related programmes and activities.  The Association have moved with the times, by restructuring the organisation, injecting new blood and will continue to progress into the new century. 

 

S/N

Role

2016/2017

S/N

Role

2016/2017

*

Hononary Chairman

诚实

18

Assistant Secretary

汶谦(新任)

*

Hononary Chairman

清桂

19

Treasurer

永平

*

Hononary Chairman

美荣

20

Assistant Treasurer

亚志(新任)

*

Legal Advisor

平安 律師

21

Supervisory Officer

开田

*

Legal Advisor

玉发 律師

22

Assistant Supervisory Officer

炳贵

*

Legal Advisor

文钊 律師

23

Supervisory Member

 三平

*

Advisor (Association Matters)

开清 BBM(L)

24

Supervisory Member

建枝

*

Advisor (Association Matters)

金录 PBM

25

Supervisory Member

万川

*

Advisor (Association Matters)

南生 博士

26

Special Project Officer

志豪(新任)

*

Advisor (Association Matters)

林茂 JP,BBM(L)

27

Education Officer

美江

*

Advisor (Association Matters)

金木

28

Assistant Education Officer

荣洲

*

Advisor (Association Matters)

顺发 拿督斯里,BBM

29

Liaison Officer

荣梨女士

1

Chairman

福源

30

Assistant Liaison Officer

兰丝女士(新任)

2

First Vice Chairman

潮来

31

Welfare Officer

福寿

3

Second Vice Chairman

宝兴

32

Assistant Welfare Officer

万祥

4

Vice Chairman

長合

33

Correspondent

清池

5

Vice Chairman

天赐

34

Assistant Correspondent

清枝

6

Vice Chairman

秋贵

35

Accounts Officer

友来(新任)

7

Vice Chairman

有成 PBM

36

Assistant Accounts Officer

开成

8

Vice Chairman

南忠

37

Executive Member

顺源

9

Vice Chairman

庭成

38

Executive Member

铭顺(新任)

10

Vice Chairman

嘉星

39

Executive Member

火贵

11

Vice Chairman

育才

40

Executive Member

河东

12

Vice Chairman

清培

41

Executive Member

坤发

13

Vice Chairman

清渊

42

Executive Member

清秀

14

Vice Chairman

俊德

43

Executive Member

亚吉

15

Vice Chairman

文水

44

Executive Member

喜财(新任)

16

Vice Chairman

利发

*

Director of Women's Group

慧婷女士

17

Secretary

新川

 

 

 

 

Benevolent Department

S/N

Role

2016/2017

S/N

Role

2016/2017

1

Chairman

明添

7

Member 2

猷永(新任)

2

Vice Chairman

镜清

8

Member 3

宾旺

3

Secretary

志豪 (兼任)

9

Member 4

开仁

4

Treasurer

永平 (兼任)

*

Music Supervisor

炳煌

5

Auditor

友来 (兼任)

*

Music Manager

清贵

6

Member 1

培金

*

Music Manager

亚九

 

 

诚实 清桂 济民 南生博士 美荣 天赐 嘉星 长合
潮来 福源 秋贵 宝兴 南忠 庭成 泉利 树兴
林茂 BBM(L) 开清 BBM(L) 顺发博士 BBM 福水 BBM 清山 BBM 金录 PBM 有成 PBM 炯明 PBM
友德 利发 俊德 三平 清培 育才 文水 金木
镜清 荣洲 清渊 永平 根水 俗錕 喜才 荣生
美江 福寿 亚吉 火贵 开成 培金 宏烈 锦福
坤明 河东 金福 寿庆 秋林 亚洲 山云 万祥
添福 炳贵 水木 文川 亚金 进成 政源 进德
瑞兴 文水(2) 鸿波 荣源 如意 璟睦 财山 忠美
有财 贞昭 开森 开居 赐源 树林 金福(天池) 有远
炳文 叁发 楷贵 锦平 亚发 清枝(3) 顺雨
财添 养耐 汶谦 文忠 福义 永定 开源 鸿利
水山              
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