It was an early start for the organizing committee with many getting into the club even before the staff! Banners and VIOBA flags were hoisted up and as daylight penetrated the darkness, it was clear that it will be a good day for golfing, as the weather will be similar to that of St. Andrews, gray skies and moody all round! However soil and fairway conditions were soggy.
About 60 Victorian Golfers participated for the annual VIOBA Golfing Tournament held at the Danau Golf Club on the 1st of Dec, 2013, with guests from DBKL and PIBG. Tee off was at sharp 8am with a Group picture taking session and then we were off with a gun-shot start!
It was pretty rough going, the wet soil conditions meant the greens were slow and not so easy to find. Many a balls went astray and played hide and seek with the golfers. Even the sweet young caddies were not able to help. Trudging up and down the fairway seemed to be par for this course.
I am KC Kwek, Victorian 1980-1986. I am humbled to be called upon to serve as the President of VIOBA for 2013-2015. The current Management Committee is made up of Victorians of experience —having been in the VIOBA and the Committee for a number of terms— and younger Victorians who will bring energy and vigour. Also on board is YBhg. Dato Yusli Mohamed Yusoff, who has graciously agreed to continue as Patron.
The past Management Committees have worked hard on a number of issues and have laid the foundation for a stronger, more vibrant VIOBA. My colleagues on the MC and I intend to strive hard to ensure that we stay on course to build a resilient VIOBA, in particular the communications and networking amongst Victorians locally and abroad, VIOBA’s finances and activities. We will work on improving ties with the School and the Administration with the aim of strengthening the bonds between current pupils and old boys.
As always support from members and Victorians remain crucial and I look forward to receiving feedback on how we may improve VIOBA further for the benefit of all.
KC Kwek (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CALLING ALL VICTORIAN GOLFERS!
The VIOBA Golf Tournament is a yearly event that pitches all Victorian Old Boys in a good old-fashioned golf tournament over 18 holes of golf in one of Malaysia’s most aesthetic looking golf courses, Danau Golf Club at Bangi. Not only does the Tournament promote healthy sportmanship among Old Boys, but it facilitates networking, brotherhood, re-acquantaince with the School and a chance to thrash it out, once again, at a golfing course.
This year, the VIOBA Golf Tournament 2013 is no exception! Open to the public to spectate, the Tournament will include, not only the Old Boys, but also participants from PIBG VI, the School as well as VVIPs participants.
The Tournament is scheduled to take place on:-
TIME: 1.12.2013, Sunday
VENUE: DANAU Golf Club, Bangi
TEE TIME: 8.00 a.m. Tee Time
FEE: RM 250.00 per player
The Registration Form may be found attached below together with the Tournament Annoucement from VIOBA.
Note: In the Registration Form, if you pre-selected foursome, please list down your team members. If not, we will be glad to pair you up with a great team.
For more information: please contact the Tournament Committee:-
- Nik Sidek: 012-2901969 or email@example.com
- Muthu Kannu: 012-2673100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mohd Talha: 019-6409877
Notwithstanding the above, the Tournament is also designed to close the gap between VIOBA, the School, the Old Boys, and those who have helped and assisted VIOBA and the School and continue to do so. The Tournament also has a fund raising objective for the School.
The other objective of the Tournament is to select Golfers to represent VIOBA in the Quadrangular Golf Championship and in the Perdana Shield.
Details of the Quadrangular Golf Championship are as follows:-
Date: 8.12.2013 (Sunday)
Venue: Impiana Golf & Country Club, Kajang
Details of the Perdana Shield are as follows:-
Date: Tentatively 2nd weekend of January 2014
The VIOBA Management Committee together with the Tournament Committee would be obliged if you could support / sponsor the Tournament in the following ways:-
- VIP Flight Sponsorship (play with the KL Mayor & Other VVIPs) @ RM 2500.00;
- Flight Sponsor / Individual Golfer @ RM1500.00 / RM 300.00;
- Cash Donations (any amount)
We would be further obliged if anyone is interested in providing golfer goodie bags or any individual item(s) to be included into the same. To give you an idea, we have had tees, pens, shirts, face towels in the past.
For more information: please contact Zainal @ email@example.com by Monday, 18.11.2013.
For further information, please refer to the Tournament Announcement attached below.
See you at the Tournament.
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VI Greens, October 12, 2013
The event started with the arrival of the Guest of Honour, Tuan Rosli representing Yayasan Selangor which sponsors students at both VI and MCKK. All stood at attention as we sang Negara Ku, followed by the MCKK and VI school songs respectively.
Please take note that there will be an Annual Rugby Show-down between VI and MCKK. It happens every year and a highlight to Present Boys’ Calendar. This year it will be on:
- Date: Saturday (12 October 2013) -> This Saturday
- Time: 09:00 a.m.
- Venue: VI Greens
The MCKK Old Boys will be there in droves to support MCKK. Lets give our Present Boys a BOOST by cheering them on.
See you there. Its open to public.