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Dear Members and Alumni,

2023 is definitely in full swing and we are just barely into the second month of the year - Year of the Rabbit with a vengeance!

This letter has only one critical message: I urge everyone to sign up and come for our AGM and cocktails on March 20th, which will also feature Our Provost Dr Alan Garber.

I cannot emphasize enough how important the election process is: this is YOUR club and you should have a say in it. The Harvard alumni are not just members of the organization, you ARE the organization. We need your input and participation in order to be truly representative of you.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy year of the Rabbit,

President of HCS

Feb 13 (Monday) - GSAS 150: Narrating (Environ)mental Distress

Join GSAS Dean Emma Dench for a conversation with Karen Thornber, PhD ’06, Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature and Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, acting chair of Regional Studies East Asia and vice president/president-elect of Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Iota of Massachusetts, as she explores the intersections of environmental health, climate change, mental health, and inequality.
Following the speaking program, enjoy a festive reception and stimulating conversations with fellow alumni and friends

Date: Monday, February 13th
Time: 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: Lotus Room, Shangri-La Hotel
- GSAS alumni: US $20
- Recent Harvard graduates (’17–’22): US $20
- Non-GSAS Harvard alumni and guests: US $25

To register, please click here. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Feb 18 (Saturday) - Ivy-Berkeley-Oxbridge Cocktail Party Mixer

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Ivy-Berkeley-Oxbridge Cocktail Party Mixer

Thank you all for RSVP-ing to the Cocktail Party Mixer from our previous newsletter. Our tickets are sold out!

Thank you for the overwhemlming response and we look forward to seeing you at the next HCS event!

March 9 - Climbing and Bouldering at GroundUp

Rock climbing in Singapore
Calling all Harvard climbers! The Club will hold a climbing get-together for alums at the Ground Up gym located at Level 2 of the Civil Service Club at 60 Tessensohn Road. Ground Up offers indoor top rope, bouldering and outdoor lead climbing areas. For first-timers, the gym offers a guided session to show you the ropes.

Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm until closing (11:00 pm)
Location: GroundUp, Level 2 Civil Service Club, 60 Tessensohn Road S (217664)
Cost: Depends on whether you need to rent equipment, are a first-timer and need a guide, etc. Ranges from $22-45. Fees will be paid to directly to Ground Up at the door.

If you're interested to join us, please sign up via this form

March 16 - Harvard Global Networking Night

Global Networking Night
March 16 : SAVE THE DATE!! Global Networking Night

We will be hosting again - in person - the Harvard Global Networking Night!! GNN is an Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) event held by numerous Harvard clubs and SIGs around the world.

More details on the venue and time to follow. But please mark this down in your calendars and hope to see you there

March 20 (Monday) - Harvard Club of Singapore AGM and Cocktails with Provost Alan Garber

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Harvard Club of Singapore AGM and cocktails with Provost Alan Garber

Please sign up and attend our 2023 AGM on Monday March 20th. We NEED your presence!! The new slate of your board will be revealed; we will review the past year and outline what we have to look forward to in the next. You are the Club, and your participation and involvement are key elements to its vitality.

An additional exciting feature is that Provost Alan M. Garber - will also be present at the cocktail reception to follow. The last time he visited Singapore was several years ago so we are very excited that he has been able to come at this time.

We will hear from Provost Garber updates from the campus directly as well.

Venue: One Farrer Hotel, Napier Room Level 6, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Please register for the AGM via this link

March - Harvard Club of Singapore elections

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Harvard Club of Singapore Elections

The annual Harvard Club of Singapore (HCS) election season will commence soon and this year, we have the following 5 open positions for voting: President, Secretary and 3 Ordinary Committee Members. Please note that all offices are 2-year positions, all alumni are eligible to participate in the annual election and are encouraged to do so.

The HCS Committee is the steward to advance the mutual welfare of Harvard University and its alumni in Singapore and thus also represents the best interests of our Harvard alumni here. The HCS Committee is made up of volunteers who are elected, and have a passion to a) manage an active event calendar for social and professional development activities; b) grow the HCS active membership base; c) improve the quality of relationships in the Harvard community, and d) maintain a dispersed leadership model for broad participation from various segments within the Harvard community and alumni.

We encourage our alumni here to contribute to the Club by being a member of the Committee. Those who are interested in participating in the election should prepare a personal statement on the reasons for running and what the candidate hopes to accomplish for the Club.

The nomination submission window will be opened on 6 Feb. We will circulate the instructions for submission on that date via an email.

The timeline for this year’s election process is as follows:
• 6 till 20 February: HCS accepts candidate nomination form and personal statement on reasons for running and what the candidate hopes to accomplish for the Club
• 6 till 20 February: Nominating Committee reviews all nominations
• 20 February: Close of nominations
• 12 till 18 March: Voting by secret online ballot and the results will be announced during our AGM to be held on 20 March

Thus keep an eye out for our email on 6 February and we look forward to your participation then!

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 2023)