We all have the tendency to review events, achievements and perhaps to think of lost opportunities and what the New Year would bring. At VIOBA we look back to a reasonably good year and look forward to new challenges in 2015. We are issuing a newsletter called Victorious available now in electronic format, feel free to share it with other Victorians. Our relationship with the school is improving. We are now able to use certain school facilities and we are next planning for members to use the swimming pool on weekends. In return we will have to help with the revival of the Swimming and Life Savers Club. Please get in touch if you have ideas on this.
We had a very good Annual Dinner where we honoured our Victorian Scholars and Educators graced by our VIP, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz. For the coming year, there will be the traditional events such as the Mokhtar Dahari Challenge (March 21, 2015) and for a change, an annual dinner cum Tattoo in VI itself (May 23, 2015) and our AGM (June 14, 2015). The dinner cum Tattoo is expected to be a hot seller and we will begin to sell tables and seats from February onwards once we finalise the packages. We shall also be honouring our Victorian Sports Personalities during this dinner.
The AGM will also be an election year for office bearers and we will table a proposal for a name change for VIOBA to reflect a gender friendly association, for example the Victorian Alumni. We welcome suggestions for other names to be considered. I wish to thank everyone at the Management Committee and all who have supported us and continue to spur us on to lead VIOBA. Your support and encouragement help us do a better job. I also encourage more members to answer the call to serve VIOBA, your participation will ensure a stronger association.
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