SIAN CHAY 83RD TERM OF BODS’ INSTALLATION – SPEECH BY ORGANIZING CHAIRMAN DATO’ SERI DR DEREK GOH BBM
SPEECH BY ORGANIZING CHAIRMAN DATO’ SERI DR DEREK GOH BBM
SIAN CHAY 83RD TERM OF BODS’ INSTALLATION
1 JULY 18 @ 7PM AT JUBILEE GARDEN RESTAURANT, SAFRA TOA PAYOH
I am honoured to be appointed by our Sian Chay Chairman
Dato’ Seri Dr Toh Soon Huat JP, BBM, PVPA, as the Organising Committee Chairman of the 83rd Term Board of Directors’ Installation Ceremony tonight . I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate him on his recent appointment as Justice of Peace in recognition of his excellent community leadership by the President of Singapore, Mdm Halimah Yacob.
Our Guest of Honour, Mr Ng Chee Meng, Secretary-General, NTUC and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Our Special Guests, Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Ministry for Transport and Ministry of Health.
Mr Melvin Yong, Assistant Secretary-General, NTUC and MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC.
Mr Lee Hong Chuan, Grassroots Adviser to the Hougang Grassroots Organisations.
Her Excellency Paula Parviainen, Ambassador of the Embassy of Finland.
Mr Wang Jiarong, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
Mr Parlindungan Purba, MP of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia.
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
Members of the Press.
A very good evening. .
We are very grateful to our Guest of Honour, Mr Ng Chee Meng, Secretary-General of NTUC and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office for officiating at the Installation Ceremony of the 83rd Term of the Board of Directors tonight; and the gracious presence of our Special Guest, Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Heath, for presenting the tokens of appreciation to our sponsors, donors and volunteers.
My sincere appreciation to our sponsors and donors for their generous donations to support the Installation Ceremony tonight. At this juncture, I wish to thank the support from the Presidents of the following associations and their respective committee members for their support and kind attendance:
1) Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan
2) Chui Huay Lim Club
3) Teochew Federation (Singapore)
4) Teo Ann Huay Kuan
5) Nanyang Pho Leng Huay Kuan
6) Thenghai Huay Kuan
7) Singapore Kityang Huay Kuan
8) Rao Ping Association
9) Singapore Kwangtung Hui Koon
10) Yen Leng Goh Clan Association
11) United Nations Association of Singapore
12) Asia-Pacific Elite Entrepreneurs Association
13) Hua Yan Buddhist Association
14) Zhi Zhen Tan Dao Xue Hui (Singapore)
15) JCI Singapore
16) JCI Senators Club of Singapore
17) Association of JCI Senators of South East Asia Nations( ASSEAN)
18) ASSEAN Foundation
Special thanks to our Honourable Chairmen, Honorary Directors, Honorary Chairmen, Charity Ambassadors, Benevolent Ambassadors and Youth Ambassadors for accepting their respective honorary appointments to serve in the 83rd Term Board.
I am truly honoured to serve with them to contribute and participate in the fundraising campaign and programmes of Sian Chay.
I am also honoured to be elected the Vice Chairman in the 83rd Term Board of Directors of Sian Chay Medical Institution as well as being appointed Chairman of the Management Committee of the To’ Puan Dr. Tsao Sui Lan Memorial Endowment Fund. The first fundraising project, ‘Beauty With A Purpose’, has been designated for the To’ Puan Dr Tsao Sui Lan Memorial Endowment Fund, which will be held on 2nd September 2018 with the support of 2018 Miss World Singapore!
I am also pleased to acknowledge the contribution and participation of the JCI movement in Singapore and ASSEAN, (where I served as Patron and Senior Presidential Adviser and Foundation Chairman) respectively, towards Sian Chay Medical Institution in the past few years. I am happy to report that their collective efforts have raised over $3 million for Sian Chay Medical Institution by June 2018
May I take this opportunity to thank our excellencies, distinguished guests and overseas visitors for your kind attendance and well wishes.
Last but not least, my appreciation to the Organising Committee, Management and Staff of Sian Chay for their kind assistance and co-operation to make this Installation Ceremony dinner a success.
Wishing one and all a Happy and Healthy year ahead.
Dato’ Seri Dr. Derek Goh BBM
Organising Committee Chairman
83rd Term Board of Directors Installation Ceremony
Vice Chairman /Honourable Chairman
Sian Chay Medical Institution
Chairman, Management Committee
To’ Puan Dr Tsao Sui Lan Memorial Endowment Fund