Dear members and supporters of MSBCA,
On behalf of the Board, I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! Selamat Tahun Baru. May the year 2019 bring us all peace, wonderful delights, and good health!
To finish 2018 with a bang, MSBCA’s Christmas Party was a lot of fun! There were so many familiar families and new families I met and I wish to thank you all once again for celebrating the season with MSBCA. A great congratulations goes to our hostesses Helen, Agnes, Connie & her children, Rebecca, Adrine and all other helpers that night. Another party hosted by Mari Memasak – in honour of their 10th anniversary – was very festive too and led by Adeline, Lita, Irene, Lian, Peter who set up a very fun photobooth and all other helpers. Across MSBCA, I hope all our activity groups may also enjoy longevity and vitality, whether it’s our long-standing cultural dance groups or our recently developed arts & crafts group.
In 2019, the Board will host a potluck dinner with all our leads, coordinators and assistants. This gathering of our community’s leaders will be a joyous one to usher in the new year. From my perspective, 2019 is a particularly an important year for 3 major highlights so far:
- Newly launched MSBCA official website
- Newly launched online membership system
- Our 30th anniversary
Emily and I are especially excited about the online membership system. This feature to MSBCA has been a long time coming and it has been something on the Board’s wishlist for many, many years. To our new or returning members, it is a very easy way to join MSBCA without having to fill a paper form, attaching cash or cheque, and tracking down a Board member to submit. And in the future, event registration and payment may also be handled electronically through our new website.
Please try the new website and membership system! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Thank you to everyone for renewing your membership
Our first major community event will be our Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, February 9th at the Regency Palace Seafood Restaurant. The details will be forthcoming and we will be pleased to announce the pricing and menu soon. As it is a large event, we ask anyone interested in participating, performing, or helping to contact myself or Agnes as soon as possible. For parents and eligible students, please fill out and submit your scholastic award applications before the January 12th deadline.