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Dear Members and Alumni,

We are looking forward to a busy fall - with the Welcome to Your City event and an Asian Civilizations Museum tour (jointly with Columbia) in September, a Harvard Professor who is a renowned scholar on Chinese affairs in October, our much anticipated annual dinner in November, one to two more of our signature “Ideas Lunch” series and numerous other social and themed-discussion gatherings scattered in between.

I managed to attend the Harvard-Yale social at the end of August and it was great fun!! -> the venue Sol created two cocktails - one blue, one red, just for us. Guess which was preferred??

Through the joint HCS-HBS Club membership program we have also been enlarging our membership base which hopefully will lead to an even richer community and interaction between all of us that have a Harvard commonality.

As you know, we are in search for Harvard’s 30th President, after Larry Bacow’s announcement of his plans to retire from that position at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year. Fifteen members of Harvard’s governing boards have been selected to be on the Search Committee, which is being led by Penny S Pritzker ’81, former US Secretary of Commerce, as the Senior Fellow of the Harvard Corporation (the university’s highest governing board). We will do our best to keep you, our alumni and members, informed on any updates. Harvard affiliates can provide input about the search and suggest candidates via an open form and by emailing [email protected].

Otherwise, Masks are OFF! Keep well, and hope to see you soon over the next few months; and I will again say that if you would like to get more involved and / or have ideas for us - please just reach out.

Best regards,
Rebecca Woo

Nov 10 (Thursday) - Harvard Club of Singapore Annual Dinner

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Harvard Club of Singapore Annual Dinner

We will be hosting the Harvard Club of Singapore's Annual Dinner on November 10 this year. This year, we are honored to have DPM Lawrence Wong as our Guest-of-Honor for the event. The dinner will also feature the 2022 HCS Fellow T. Sasitharan as well as past recipients of the Harvard Prize Book

Event details:
Time and Date: 6pm on Thursday, 10 November 2022
Venue: Regent Singapore, Paterson Room (1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715)
Dress Code: Business Formal

HCS Members: S$180
Harvard Alumni, Non-HCS Members: S$300
All Harvard Alumni in Singapore are eligible to sign up for a $100 yearly membership with the Harvard Club of Singapore. Membership information available here: https://harvard.sg/membership-account/membership-levels/

Please sign up HERE if you are interested; tickets typically get sold out soon so book fast! We look forward to seeing you there.

Sept 23 (Friday) - Asian Civilisations Museum Exhibition Tour

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🖼🧥Join the Columbia Alumni Club of Singapore for a docent tour of "Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities", a storied survey of batik in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Explore the rich history and culture of batik and batik making, and learn about the dynamic possibilities of batik as fashion through the years.

Date and Time: Friday, September 23, 7pm
Location: Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM), 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555
Cost: $22 for Singaporeans/PR, $35 for non-Singaporean/PR. (This price includes your museum entry, ticket for the exhibition & the docent.)

To RSVP for the event, please email [email protected] to confirm your spot. There is a limited number of slots. More details will be emailed to you after your slot is confirmed.

Sept 29 (Thursday) - Welcome to your City (Singapore)

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Welcome to Your City! - in Singapore

We are hosting an in-person Welcome to Your City event this year on Sept 29th. The registration link has been sent directly by HAA to all eligible alumni (Classes of 2012-2022) on Aug 31st, please let us know if you have not received the link.

More details of venue and time and “Who’s Coming” are available via the link. We hope to see you there!!

Calling for volunteers: contributing to the Harvard Prize Book

Opportunity to serve in Harvard Prize Book (Singapore) Exco

Our Prize Book (Singapore) criteria focus on sustained acts of caring, kindness and social leadership. Through building the community of student recipients, we encourage them to continue their altruistic spirit. Website: www.harvard.sg/harvard-prize-book

Option to serve in one or more roles, which include:
- Organising activities to build the community of Prize Book recipients
- Liaising with schools
- Assessing nominees

For further enquiries or to express your interest please email us at [email protected]
The Executive Committee 2022/2023
Rebecca WOO – AB ’89, President (Term Ending 2023)
Titus YONG – EdM ’03, Vice President (Term Ending 2024)
Welly TANTONO – AB ’96, Treasurer (Term Ending 2024)
En Ming ONG – AB ’11, Secretary (Term Ending 2023)
Andrew NAI – GMP ’14, Member (Term Ending 2024)
Benjamin GOH – MPP ’17 (Term Ending 2023)
Kamal KARMAKAR — OPM ’08 (Term Ending 2023)
Gerald TAN-– GMP'21 (Term Ending 2024)
Nara NAHM— AB ’92 (Term Ending 2024)