Victoria Institution Old Boys’ Association or known as VIOBA was first established in 1922 and at that time, they had to rent a building near the school at Rodger Street and is now located near the school grounds since 1954. The VIOBA clubhouse is occasionally used to hold gatherings and meetings among the old boys. vioba.com.my is the VIOBA official web page. This web page serves VIOBA in achieving its objectives – to promote sports, cultural and social activities amongst it members and render assistance to promote the education of its students.
On behalf of the Management Committee, I would like to wish members and all Victorians a very Happy Chinese New Year. This year of the Red Fire Monkey promises to be an interesting one for all of us. We started the year with the Daniel Shield Games with the old boys narrowly beating the present boys 3-2, winning in football, water-polo and basketball while the present boys won in rugby and table tennis. This was followed by a luncheon at the school hall and graced by the presence of Tan Sri M. Jegathesan and Dato Dr. RS McCoy.
Up next is the Mokhtar Dahari Challenge on March 12, limited to 12 teams in 3 categories. An overseas VIOBA Golf Tournament is planned for mid-April while the AGM will be held on May 29th, subject to all our audited accounts and reports being in order. We will have our Annual Dinner planned for August 6, 2016 to be held at the Royal Selangor Club at Dataran Merdeka. We will honour Victorians for their services to the Nation. Tables are limited so get them while you can.
I wish everyone a “Gong Xi Fa Cai”, may the Red Fire Monkey bring all of us good health, prosperity and more importantly joy and peace of mind all year round! Happy holidays and safe travels everyone!
KC Kwek – President
Come celebrate the 123rd anniversary of our beloved Alma Mater.
This year we will be honouring our Prominent Victorians who have served and contributed to our nation.
Date : 6TH AUGUST 2016 (SATURDAY)
Time : 7.30 PM ONWARDS
Venue : Ballroom, Royal Selangor Club,
Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
GOLD : RM 5,000.00 / Table (10 pax) – 3 TABLES AVAILABLE
SILVER : RM 3,000.00 / Table (10 pax) – 5 TABLES AVAILABLE
BRONZE : RM 1,800.00 / Table (10 pax) – 20 TABLES AVAILABLE
** Early Bird Discount for Bronze Tables – RM 1,500.00 / Table
(IF TABLES ARE RESERVED AND PAID FOR BEFORE 30TH APRIL 2016)
Please contact the VIOBA secretary Mr. Vince Chong via e-mail at email@example.com for further enquiries and to reserve your tickets.
Keep Watching This Space for Further Updates.
GLORY! GLORY! VICTORIA
KC Kwek – President
In the VIOBA annual dinner held at the VI Quadrangle on 31st May 2015, VIOBA encouraged old Victorians to adopt their classroom as part of an enhancement scheme to ensure a viable learning environment for our current Victorians. From a sum RM20,000 per classroom for the dinner, a major part of the fund will be used to paint and repair and furnish the class with new tables and chairs.
Mr. Ruben Gnanalingam was the first to offer his support for the project and adopted his 5 Arts (then) classroom. The room was in abject condition with a badly leaking roof and water stains all over the ceiling. The school managed to obtain funds to repair the roof and VIOBA was allowed access to paint and repair the room in the school term holidays.
The first challenge was getting someone willing to do the job. We managed to find a contractor willing to take time off from his present work to spend a week to paint and repair broken ceiling boards and window panes. The room was painted the VI colours and the doors given a fresh coat of paint.
VIOBA then ordered new furniture, consisting 40 tables and chairs for the students and 1 set of teacher’s table and chair, which was delivered in late December 2015. The newly enhanced classroom was then handed over to the Headmaster on December 30th in time for the new school term of 2016.
The amounts spent was RM8,000 for the furniture and about RM5,000 to RM7,000 for the painting and repair work (depending on actual condition of classroom). VIOBA invites more participation for these projects and hope that Victorians will step forward to assist our alma mater. For further information, please contact VIOBA or me. Thank you to Mr. Ruben Gnanalingam for his continuous support towards VIOBA and VI. Happy New Year!
KC Kwek – President
Once again we have reached that time of the year when we look back at the year’s events and cast a thought into what 2016 will bring. For all of us at VIOBA it is no different, we have had a very interesting year in term of events….our biggest was the Annual Dinner held in the VI Quadrangle with a special Tattoo performance by the VICC Infantry and Band and graced by then Minister of Education II, Dato Seri Idris Jusoh. We also took the opportunity to honour our Victorian Sports Personalities. Award winners were Tan Sri. M Jegathesan, Datuk Sieh Kok Chi, Dato Mokhtar Dahari (posthumously) and Rashid Sidek.
The AGM this year saw elections at the VIOBA and the Foundation. A new team was elected to serve VIOBA Foundation until 2017, while a number of the Management Committee members were retained to serve at VIOBA including yours truly. The name change resolution was firmly rejected by members and we remain an old boys’ association. We at VIOBA look forward to working closely with the new Board of the Foundation and the school to move collaborative programs forward.
For the coming year, there will be the traditional events such as the Daniel Shield Games (January 23, 2016) Mokhtar Dahari Challenge (March 12, 2016) and the VIOBA Golf Tournament, to be scheduled in mid April over a weekend in an overseas location. There are plans for an Annual Dinner, honouring our Victorian for Services to the Nation and celebrating the 123rd anniversary of the VI.
We have received much more support from members as well as the school but much remains to be done. As always I seek new ideas and proposals to see how we can serve members and Victorians better so do get in touch with me.
As always towards the year end, many of us will be traveling for our holidays and I wish everyone a very good and safe holidays, have a most excellent Christmas and on behalf of the Management Committee, best wishes for the year ahead, may all your dreams be achieved! Happy New Year!
KC Kwek – President
“Light triumphs over darkness and good over evil”.
This is an exceeding simple message which has endured through the years. It remains important to bear in mind such simple truths in these day and age when we are faced with all sort of challenges at the home as well as office front. Faith and patience is key and we must hold fast to our beliefs even when the going gets tough.
On behalf of the Management Committee, I take this opportunity to wish all our members and Victorians a very Happy Deepavali and may the light always shine for you and your loved ones! Take care everyone and go easy on the muruku.
KC Kwek – President
Norman Yeo-Khean Foo
1943 – 2015
Emeritus Professor, UNSW
FOR MEMBERS ONLY
NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 48th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the V.I.O.B.A. Foundation will be held at the VIOBA Clubhouse on Sunday, 23rd August, 2015 at 11.00 a.m.
1. To ratify the holding of the 48th Annual General Meeting on 23rd August 2015 and all ensuing proceedings.
2. To confirm the 47th AGM minutes held on Sunday, 8th June, 2014.
3. To receive the Chairman’s Annual Report 2014/2015.
4. To receive and adopt the Audited Accounts for year ending 31st December 2014.
5. To appoint the External Auditors for the year 2015.
6. To appoint the Legal Advisors for the year 2015/2016.
7. To consider any other business of which at least seven (7) days of notice has been given to the Honorary Secretary of V.I.O.B.A. Foundation.
8. To call for nomination and elect the following office bearers of the Board of V.I.O.B.A. Foundation for the term of office 2015/2017.
- The Chairman
- The Vice-Chairman
- The Honorary Secretary
- The Honorary Treasurer
- Eight Board Members (two of whom shall be Ex-Officers, the President and the Honorary Secretary of the VIOBA).
By Order of the Board of V.I.O.B.A. Foundation,
Akram Bin Mohamad
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