It is an honour for me to be addressing you again as the current term President for 2018 / 19!
About a year ago, I was elected to serve for the Chapter and the past months had been a fruitful year for myself and the committee. We have had a busy year organizing the activities for you and will continue to do so in the next couple of months.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team for their dedication, time and contributions in the past year, and special thanks to the Ambassador of Japan to S’pore, HE Mr Kenji Shinoda, our Chapter Patron and Mrs Yuko Shinoda our Honorary Member for their continuing support.
As you flip through the next few pages, you will realise that we have been working on new programs and most of all, it is the year to start our 50th Golden Celebration !
Our nominated Celebration Chair, our Chapter VP Anju Bhardwaj and her team are busy setting up plans, so besides noting the dates for the year end and spring activities we have in store for you, don’t forget to stay put for the big bang celebration weekend – 25 to 27 Apr 2019, the time for A Golden Jubilation!
The golden atmosphere begins at Japan Creative Centre in September, we have the Newcomers’ tea, workshop and an exhibition ‘IKEBANA in Retrospect: Dialogue with Singapore Artists’ where we are supported by the National Gallery, with artworks by local artists produced in the past 50 years (yes, 50 is the magic number! ) reciprocate in Ikebana interpretations, it will be exciting, so do be there to enjoy the exhibition.
Until then, let’s catch up at our Annual General Meeting in August and come together again in September to welcome our new members at the Newcomers’ Tea.
Thank you for all your support and encouragement, we look forward to seeing everyone at our golden jubilee celebration. Let’s make it a celebration to remember!
Cheers to the Chapter’s 50th!
P.S. A little bird told me that Mr. Thai Thomas Mai Van from Normandy, France will be visiting us at our Golden Christmas Lunch, so is Mr Ho Hin Shing from Hong Kong at our Spring Lunch in 2019! Yippy!!
In Friendship Through Flowers,