The Ipoh ACS Alumni Association – Australia Chapter
Thank you for your email of 16th November 2012 informing us that The Ipoh ACS Alumni – Australia Chapter was launched on 12th November 2012.
Our Alumni Association EXCO was most delighted with this development when I broke the good news to them. On behalf of our Executive Committee, I take great pleasure in extending our warmest congratulations to you and your fellow committee members and also to all your founding members for taking this very important stride forward. We wish you great success.
Australia is of course a very significant focal point of the Ipoh ACS diaspora. Going by our Alumni Website readership interest, after Malaysia and Singapore, Australia ranks a close fourth just behind U.S.A, with Canada not too far behind. We have no doubt that under the dedicated and passionate leadership of you and your fellow prime movers, we will soon see a very rapid escalation in the membership of your Chapter.
We will be forwarding to you very shortly our database on Old Salts in Australia – other than those who are already your founding members – many of whom have indicated an interest in helping to promote and participate in alumni activities in the cities they reside in. We will appeal through our Alumni Website to all alumni who are in contact with Old Salts residing in Australia, to help link up the latter with your Chapter leadership.
I am sure that before long the initial email linkage between your members will translate into many face-to-face activities cementing in Australia the Ipoh ACS spirit of “Friends Forever”.
It is our aspiration that the strong resurgence of the Ipoh ACS Fraternity at home in Malaysia and the mushrooming Chapters overseas will serve to bond all fellow Old Salts together seamlessly irrespective of where we are located.
It will be a most exciting experience for an Old Salt visiting another country to be able to have the opportunity to partake in the activities of that Chapter and to meet the Old Salts there.
Indeed, one very important role of the Alumni Association and the Chapters must be to facilitate opportunities for Old Salts to re-connect and to continue with past friendships started many many years ago in our younger days as well as to begin new ones. Let’s work together towards that and towards Ipoh ACS maintaining its stature, traditions and values!
Lean Meng Seong
Ipoh ACS Alumni Association
Sunday, 18th November 2012