UPDATE ON VSC 28th AGM

About 80 members attended the AGM on rainy Apr 8th, 2017.
The following members were unanimously nominated as the running committee for 2017/2018 :

Michael Leong as President
Gord Mand as Vice-President
Rosemary Lai as Hon. Treasurer
James Shen as Hon. Secretary
along with the following five board members:
Bruno Philip, Michael Mok, Simon Chow,
Jennifer Heng, Sunny Loo.

Let us give our support to the dedicated new committee,
and look forward to an exciting year ahead !

Eunice Tan
Membership Secretary

MediShield Life Premiums

MediShield Life premiums to be suspended for eligible overseas Singaporeans

Remembering S R Nathan (1924-2016)

My fellow Singaporeans,

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you that our sixth President Mr S R Nathan has passed away peacefully on 22 August 2016. He was 92.

Mr Nathan served Singapore in many capacities – as a social worker, trade union activist, diplomat and our longest serving President (1999-2011). In all his duties, he held himself admirably, always putting the interest of those he served above himself.

In the 1974 Laju Hijacking incident, when four armed men attacked the Shell Oil Refinery on Pulau Bukom Besar, Mr Nathan risked his life by leading a 13-man delegation to accompany the hijackers on a flight to Kuwait as guarantors, in exchange for the release of the hostages. Under his leadership, the crisis was ended without any loss of life.

As President, Mr Nathan founded the President’s Challenge, now an annual community-based fundraising charity event, which raised over $160 million for the disadvantaged and underprivileged in Singapore. Mr Nathan himself came from humble beginnings and worked to put himself through school. He went on to graduate from the University of Malaya and join the Singapore Civil Service.

Mr Nathan is survived by his wife, daughter, son and three grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones in this time of grief. If you would like to leave your tributes online, you may wish to do so on the following websites. Details of the funeral proceedings will also be available.

https://www.facebook.com/RememberingSRNathan/
http://www.remembering.sg/srnathan

Yours sincerely,
Mic Tay
Editor
OS Touchpoint

Consul-General for Singapore in Vancouver

The Singapore Government has appointed the new Honorary Consul-General for Singapore in Vancouver.

He is Mr. Terry Salman of Salman Partners,

Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore in Vancouver
1095 West Pender Street,
Suite 1700 (17th Floor)
Vancouver, BC V6E 2M6
Tel: 604-622-5281