FEG 60 years anniversary celebration was cancelled due to the heavy impact of Typhoon Morakot in 2009. Apart from donating 60 million NTD, FEG also assisted in the relocation of five elementary and junior high schools in Taoyuan District in Kaohsiung and took charge of their maintenance for at least six months. At the donation ceremony on September 2nd, the five principals expressed their appreciation for FEG’s good work. The mayor Mr. Yang Choxin also commented that he was impressed and touched that FEG celebrated its birthday in such a practical and altruistic way.
On the 28th of August, 2009, Typhoon Morakot, was travelling slowly across Taiwan bringing almost three meters of rain to southern Taiwan, large areas of which were badly affected. The Far Eastern Memorial Hospital sent its rescue team of two senior ER doctors, one family doctor, two nurses plus administrative staff and technicians to some of the worst effected areas where they were one of the first teams on the scene.
Yuan Ze University set up a 20 million NTD fund for students suffering from the effects of Typhoon Morakot. The school also lead a volunteer team formed by the students to help with reconstruction in the aftermath of the flooding.
FEG 60 Years Thanks Giving Celebration was held on the afternoon of the 20th of October at NTU Sport Center. Over 4000 representative employees from all affiliates joined together. We also had video conference with overseas companies, so more staff can join the celebration.
FEG held an Image Collection competition to invite all group related photos. Many participants have precious memories of FEG. Many of the younger generation dug out old family photos of their parents as a witness to their years with FEG.
Far Eastern Magazine held an "FE and Me" article competition for this 60 years celebration. A total of 34 companies and 151 staff submitted their articles. Every article consisted of a wonderful and touching memory, which represent the history of FEG over the past 60 years.
Every Chinese new year is the off peak period for blood banks. In order to have sufficient blood sources, FEG held "FE 60, Blood 60" and collected over 600,000 cc of blood. Starting with the FE Memorial Hospital on 26th of Jan, on 8th of Febuary 2010, 12 sites including Taipei Metro Tower, SOGO Chungli store, FE New Century Hsinchu Xinpu Factory, Amart Taichung store, Tainan Everest Factory, FE Department Store Kaohsiung store and Asia Cement Hualien Factory donated blood on the same day.