This year, the Luncheon coincides with the opening of Victorious Cafe; a new cafe operating at the VIOBA Clubhouse. Victorious has taken the arduous task of refurbishing the Clubhouse, adding a new layer of paint, cleaning the Clubhouse and bringing a fresh and modern feel to the historical building. The results are in the pictures below and speaks volumes of the effort put in by Victorious team. The food, as the pictures will also show you, will satisfy many a Victorian looking for a quick bite to eat whether dinner or lunch.
The BOG Luncheon was held on Saturday, 17.01.2015 and was attended by luminaries such as Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Tan Sri M Jegathesan, Dato’ Ronald McCoy, Datin Nawal of JPWP; to name only but a few.
After the opening remarks by the President, Mr KC Kwek, lunch was served. Lunch consisted of Briyani, Ayam Masak Merah, Beef Rendang, Vegetables, various snacks and bites, coffee, tea, and juices. During the Opening Remarks, the President listed out the events for the remaining term; event of which were scribbled on the side-white-boards of which pictures are below. Do take note of the dates and the events there!
The Victorious Cafe was officiated by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz who had graciously penned her name in the officiating block. Tan Sri Rafidah gave a rousing speech imploring and urging all stakeholders to ensure high levels of education, English language and further shared various anecdotes of her time in the School and in the Ministry. Her words were motivational, inspirational, humourous and had hints of a challenge which the crowd responded with a rousing cheer.
To finish off the day, the stage was open for Karaoke; to which Tan Sri Rafidah, in an amazing show of showmanship, sang to the Victorians after confessing that she is tone deaf. Nevertheless, to this writer at least (who cannot hold a tune to save his life), Tan Sri’s courage in standing on a stage to sing was nothing short of amazing making this writer wish he had the same courage to do so!
The Luncheon ended, in typical Victorian fashion, after many many long goodbyes and handshakes and with the exchange of contact details, pictures and name cards.
The BOG, and especially VIOBA in particular wishes to thank Victorious Cafe for preparing the delicious spread of food, the team who organised the event, the School, Victorians and the guests of honour for taking the time off to attend the Luncheon and to make merry at the new, and improved VIOBA Clubhouse.