80th Annual General Meeting of the Victoria Institution Old Boys’ Association (VIOBA)

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 80th Annual General Meeting of the Victoria Institution Old Boys’ Association (VIOBA) will be held at:-

 

Date : Sunday, 8.06.2014

Time : 9.00 a.m.

Location : VIOBA Clubhouse

 

The business to be considered at the Meeting is set out below:-

  1. To ratify the holding of the 80th Annual General Meeting on 8.06.2014 and all ensuing proceedings;
  2. To confirm the 79th Annual General Meeting Minutes held on 25.08.2013;
  3. To receive the President’s Annual Report;
  4. To receive and adopt the Audited Accounts for year ending 31.12.2013;
  5. To transact any other business of which notice has been given.

Dated 8th day of May 2014.

 

By Order of the Management Committee

Honorary Secretary

Speech Day 2014

The Speech Day (known as Majlis Anugerah Cermerlang these days) was held at the VI Hall (known as Dewan Warisan these days) on April 19, 2014. The guest of honour was Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz (Victorian 1961-1962). A whole host of students, parents, teachers and guests including old boys were gathered on a beautiful Saturday morning to welcome Tan Sri Rafidah to VI once again.

Tan Sri Rafidah looked resplendent in her all blue outfit (carefully chosen, I am sure) and was immediately ushered to be welcome officially to VI by inspecting the school cadet Guard of Honour and with the VICC band playing the welcome theme in the background.

 

 

In her speech which was delivered in the trademark “straight-talking-no-nonsense” style, she reminded students to do their best not just in the academia but also to become an all round achiever. Parents were also told to not leave the education of their children to the teachers and all should take an active part in educating the child. Teachers were told to do their best and ensure that discipline be maintained at all times. Values were important and must be impressed upon the students when they are still young.

 

Awards were then presented to the best performers in various categories and shining examples were 3 students, namely Yow Chun Hong (Best Performance STPM); Muhammad Rizwan Bin Annuar (Best All-Round Performance) and Muhammad Masrur Bin Mohd Jamil (Best Student – Special Programme) 

Tokens of appreciation were also presented to teachers who ensured VI made the most remarkable improvement to the overall school grades.

 

The event ended with 2 performances from a Victorian balladeer and the VICC Band and a rendition of the school song entirely in Bahasa Malaysia. 

Thank you Tan Sri Rafidah for making it a memorable Speech Day!

Tribute to Dato’ Jaffar Indot

 

I received sad news that eminent Victorian, Dato’ Jaffar Indot passed away yesterday. This is indeed a sad day for Victorians and all of us who knew him. Dato’ Jaffar was in VI from 1947-1951 where he completed his secondary education. In an interview with the Seladang he said the most important lesson he learned from his days in VI was honesty and integrity, and a strong belief in fairness and a high sense of values. Above all, to respect each other’s religious beliefs.

 

Dato Jaffar was the Chairman of the VIOBA Foundation and under his guidance the funds grew to a healthy RM3million. The proceeds from the fund are still being used to support VI and students today. He was awarded the recognition as Victorian of the Year 2009 and in his tribute, Dato’ Dr. RS McCoy described Dato Jaffar as "a fine product of the Victoria Institution and an education system that aimed at high academic standards and inculcated a value system that embraced diversity, tolerance, compassion, personal responsibility, discipline, respect, trustworthiness and communal solidarity."

On behalf of Victorians, we send our heartfelt condolences to Datin Patricia and family, and may Dato’ Jaffar rest in peace.

 

KC Kwek – President

VI Rugby Premier 10s

It is a game for ruffians played by gentlemen……Come support the VI Team on April 5-6, 2014 at the VI Greens, entrance is FREE!

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Community/2014/03/25/Toughest-rugby-meet-yet-for-schools-Teams-from-Singapore-and-South-Africa-to-join-the-fray/

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Counting the days: (From left) Tournament director Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yusof, VIOBA & VIOBA Foundation representative Farizuddin Aman, VI Rugby Team chief adviser Abdul Azim Othman, Mohd Talha and VIOBA (Sports Governance ) Nik Sidek Nik Jaafar at the launch of the Victoria Institution Premier 10s 2014 rugby tournament.

 

30th Anniversary of VI Batch 1984

VI Batch 1984 (Form Five) is having its 30th anniversary gathering on the 26th April 2014 at the VIOBA Clubhouse from 2-5pm. Over 30 guys have signed up, entrance fee of RM100 to be paid to the account of Azmi A. Rahim (Maybank 16468 7066 815). Please whatsapp/sms Azmi at 012 268 7060 once you have banked in to confirm receipt. Money will be used to cover food and limited edition souvenirs. Come, meet and touch base with your old classmates!

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VIOBA Annual Dinner 2014

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Our ref: VIOBA/Sec/Annual_Dinner_Competition2014

13th March, 2014

To all Victorians and Old Boys,

RE:

(1)  VIOBA ANNUAL DINNERS 2014-2018 Leading up to the 125TH ANNIVERSARY of the Victoria Institution

(2)  VIOBA Annual Dinner Competition 2014 – “Defining a VICTORIAN”


VIOBA Annual Dinner 2014

The VIOBA Annual Dinner 2014 is scheduled for:-

Date  :  Saturday, 23rd August 2014

Time  :  7:00 pm

Venue  :  Royale Chulan Hotel, Mutiara Damansara

Attire  :  Formal

Price  :  Please see the list of the Packages and Table Prices set out in the Appendix.

The VIOBA Management Committee for 2013/2015 intends to honour the concept of what is a Victorian and the Victorians who have contributed to the success of the School over a 5 year period as set out below.

In this 5 year plan, the VIOBA Annual Dinners 2014-2018 will celebrate, among others, Victorian Sportsmen, Victorian Scholars and Victorian Corporate Figures. This will culminate in the celebration of the “Victorian: Gentleman, Scholar & Sportsman” and the 125th Anniversary of VI at the VIOBA Annual Dinner 2018.

The themes for the Annual Dinners 2014 – 2018 are as follows:

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For the 125th Anniversary Grand Celebration, VIOBA plans and will endeavor to bring together all the descendants of our Founders and the descendants of Queen Victoria herself to attend our Gala event. What a night it will be!

We hope that this will reflect the vision of our founding members of bridging relationships amongst Old Boys across batches, generations, backgrounds and lands for a united effort to raise the VI flag to new heights. We believe that the Annual Dinner every year will also be a night to revisit cherished memories, reconnect with old friends, forge connections and foster new friendships. Each event will culminate in a toast to a better future together!

 

The Competition: “Defining a VICTORIAN”

In conjunction with the VIOBA Annual Dinner 2014 and as a build-up to the 125th Anniversary of VI at the VIOBA Annual Dinner 2018, the VIOBA MC will be running a competition to pick the best  phrase or words to describe a “VICTORIAN” as set out below.

The terms and conditions for the Competition are as follows:-

(i) The Winner of the Competition shall win 1 table (10 pax) at the VIOBA Annual Dinner 2014 (Value: RM3,000.00); 

(ii) The Competition is open to all Victorians i.e. Present Boys and Old Boys wherein entries may be made as a group entry or as an individual entry. There is no limit to the amount of members per group;

(iii) VIOBA MC and VIOBA Foundation Committee Members are strictly ineligible to participate;

(iv)  The Competition’s Explanatory Notes are as follows:-

a.  The Competition seeks to pick the best words that best describes the word “VICTORIAN”;

b.     Each entry must have 9 words;

c.    Each word must begin with an alphabet that makes up the word “VICTORIAN” i.e. V-I-C-T-O-R-I-A-N;

d.     Purely as an example:  

“V”  –  Valuable;

“I”  –  Independent;

“C”  –  Charismatic.                                                

(v)   The Competition date begins as of the date of this letter;

(vi)  All entries must be submitted to the VIOBA Secretariat via email at the following email address: vioba.secretary@gmail.com on or before 1st June 2014;

(vii)    On 2nd June 2014, the VIOBA MC shall post all entries onto the “VIOBA Annual Dinner 2014 – “Defining a Victorian”” facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/VIOBADinner2014 (“the Facebook Page”);

(viii)   By the end of business on 30th June 2014, the top-3 entries with the most number of LIKES on the Facebook Page shall be selected by the VIOBA MC to a special gathering at the VIOBA Clubhouse wherein each participant / team respectively shall provide a presentation with regards to their entries which shall include, among others, the rationale behind each choice of word and why their entry should be picked as the best entry that best describes the word “VICTORIAN”;

(ix)    Thereafter, the VIOBA MC shall decide the winner by open ballot wherein the decision of the VIOBA MC shall be final;

(x)     The Winning Entry shall be displayed prominently at the VIOBA Annual Dinners 2014 – 2018 including but not limited to all literature whether electronic or otherwise preceding or subsequent to the VIOBA Annual Dinners.

 

Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Organising Chairman, Mr. K. Ganes at 012-278-2780 (e-mail: kganes@kgi.com.my), Encik Zainal Abidin Hashim at 018-580-8869 or e-mail the VIOBA Secretariat at vioba.secretary@gmail.com.

 

Yours faithfully,

   

Vince Chong Khin Young

Hon. Secretary, VIOBA

Batch 2003

Encl.

 


 

APPENDIX

5 YEARS PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR SALE

 

PLATINUM PACKAGE – RM 100,000.00 Package (Value: RM150,000.00)

(i)  1 VVIP TABLE for 10 persons every year for the next 5 annual dinners (Value: RM100,000) and access to the VIP Holding Room;

(ii)  RM20,000 Donation made in your name to VIOBA Foundation as a special 125th Anniversary celebration fund (Tax exempted);

(iii)  1 Free flight (4 persons) to all VIOBA / VIOBA Foundation Golf events for the next 5 years (Value: RM10,000);

(iv)  1 bespoke VIOBA Blazer with crest (Value: RM5,000);

(v)  A full page colour advert in VIOBA program books for all VIOBA Dinners for the next 5 years (Value: RM15,000); and

(vi)  A special mention in the VIOBA webpage for the next 5 years.

 

GOLD PACKAGE – RM 75,000.00 Package (Value: RM 105,000.00)

(i)  1 VIP TABLE for 10 persons every year for the next 5 annual dinners (Value: RM75,000);

(ii)  RM10,000 Donation made in your name to VIOBA Foundation as a special 125th Anniversary celebration fund (Tax exempted);

(iii)  1 Free flight (4 persons) to all VIOBA / VIOBA Foundation Golf events for the next 3 years (Value: RM6,000);

(iv)  1 bespoke VIOBA Blazer with crest (Value: RM5,000);

(v)  A full colour page advert in VIOBA program books for the next 3 Annual Dinners (Value: RM9,000); and

(vi)  A special mention in the VIOBA webpage for the next 3 years.

  

SILVER PACKAGE – RM 50,000.00 Package (Value: RM58,000.00)

(i)  1 TABLE FOR 10 persons every year for the next 5 annual dinners (Value: RM40,000);

(ii)  RM5,000 Donation made in your name to VIOBA Foundation as a special 125th Anniversary celebration fund (Tax exempted);

(iii)  1 Free flight (4 persons) to all VIOBA / VIOBA Foundation Golf events for the next 1 year (Value: RM2,000);

(iv)  1 bespoke VIOBA Blazer with crest (Value: RM5,000);

(v)  A full colour page advert in VIOBA program books for the next 2 Annual Dinners (Value: RM6,000); and

(vi)  A special mention in the VIOBA webpage for one year.

 

 

121st ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL DINNER TABLE SALES

 

TABLE PRICES

(i)   RM 5,000.00 TABLE:

Inclusive of 1 colour page advert in the Program Book + 10 Door Gifts

(ii)   RM 3,000.00 TABLE:

Inclusive of ½ colour page advert in the Program Book + 10 Door Gifts

(iii)   RM 2,500.00 TABLE:

10 Door Gifts

 

ADVERT PACKAGES (COLOUR)

(i)   Back Cover (Outside) – RM 10,000.00:

Inclusive of 1 x RM 2,500.00 Table + 10 Door Gifts 

(ii)   Front / Back Cover (Inside) – RM 8,000.00:

Inclusive of 1 x RM2,500.00 Table + 10 Door Gifts

(iii)   Run of Page (Full Page) – RM 1,500.00.

VIOBA vs St. John’s Old Boys Hockey Match

Hi Everyone, there will be a hockey match between the VIOBA and the St. John’s old boys teams at the KLHA Stadium Lembah Pantai, KL on Thursday 13 Feb at 8.30pm. Come support the VIOBA team as we need to win this and the next match to be the top 2 teams in Division 3 and qualify for the finals. The immediate past President, Amrul Zeflin has promised to score a few goals and will throw us a party later! And yes Victorians, admission is FREE! Come one come ALL!

Oh when the blues, oh when the blues go marching in……..

 

Best Regards,

 

KC Kwek

 

 

 

Gangsterism in VI

There is a letter to the Editor published in the Star today, February 4, 2014 written by the PTA Yang Di Pertua, Datuk Dr. Nik Zamri Majid relating to gangsterism in VI.

 

Let me be clear here. VIOBA does not condone such acts of indiscipline and condemns in the strongest manner possible, the behavior of such students. They bring shame to the school and all of us who are proud to be Victorians.

 

I wish to reiterate VIOBA’s support to the school and PTA in doing what is necessary to protect the good name of the Victoria Institution and the safety of our fellow Victorians.

 

 

KC Kwek

President

2013 – 2015