MESSAGE No. 12/2015

Dear Old Salts,

1.  The 1st Quarter of this year has passed by very quickly. A short note to keep you informed of our activities and progress.

120th Anniversary Celebrations
2.  In tandem with our School, we have put together an eleven (11) events celebration. Four events have taken place, all successfully:-
  School Science Fair: 6 March
  BBC’s A Cook Abroad: 9 March
  Macbeth in KL DPAC: 4 April
  100th Anniversary Sports
     Meet / Recognition of
     our Sports Legend: 9 May
The forthcoming events are :-
  Festival of Performing
  Arts @ School (24 to 26 July)
  School Fun Fair (25 July)
  KL Alumni Dinner (26 July)
  Old Days School Assembly
                               (31 July)
  Ipoh Alumni Dinner (1 August)
  Old Days Literary & Debating
    Evening + Hawker Stalls
    Dinner @ School Tuckshop
                                 (2 August)
Please join us at these events.
3. We are expecting a strong presence from our Old Salts overseas. We plan for 80 tables  for our Ipoh Dinner, some 50 tables are taken. Please secure your seats now before they run out. Reservations for both the Dinners (against full payment) will close on 30th June or earlier as soon as all the seats are taken up. The take-up for our KL Dinner is also progressing well.

3. Our AGM was held on 21st March 2015. No resolution was tendered for consideration.
4. The idea of helping ACS Ipoh become a school of choice was mooted and discussed. This was well received with some members offering voluntary assistance. The President thanked those concerned for their support and indicated that the EXCO will take this forward.

5. Our Singapore Chapter raised a sum of RM43,000 for their Bursary Awards. Commencing this year, bursaries totaling RM4,000 will be awarded each year for needy students.
6. A total of 38 bursaries amounting to RM31,150 are awarded this year. There will be further awards for the Lower Sixth students joining classes later this month.
7. The family of the late Dr. Ling Chaw Ming donated a sum of RM30,000.01 to fund the annual prize award of RM3,000 to the top STPM (Form 6) student. The inaugural award this year was presented at our School’s Speech Day on 30 April to Ho Kar Meng. He is the top student in Perak and the whole country. Seven other students also obtained 4A*. A remarkable feat.

8. Our Alumni Website continues to be well visited. We have reached since inception the following status:-
 Hits : over 91,000
 Visitors : 19,700+
 Countries : 120
9. Our FaceBook and Instagram have proven to be very popular and effective. The concise clip made of Rachel Khoo’s shoot at our School as part of the BBC’s A Cook Abroad Programme has reached 64,678 people with 11,306 views and 120 shares. Our posting on ACS Ipoh, School of Choice is being very well received. Interest in our Ipoh ACS Sports Legend FB is mounting.

10. Our membership growth has gained further momentum. We now have 717 members (of whom 25 are associate members).

More soon.

Yours sincerely,

Lean Meng Seong
Alumni President
9th May 2015

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