Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:] [subscriber:lastname | default: Members and Alumni],

Well, I lasted till the midnight countdown to 2021 here in Singapore only due to a 10-minute power nap on someone’s shoulder at 1130pm - that seems like an appropriate summation of some of what 2020 has been!

Some say it will all be a blur in retrospect - although at times the minutes seemed to tick by excruciatingly slowly.

Whilst not under ideal circumstances (at all!) I do think we have now been drilled with the lessons of valuing friends and family, of valuing health and caring for people in the community. We have learned resilience and tried to find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

The full effects of the new COVID vaccines are not yet that known so there is still concern, but it does seem that we are on a path towards some greater semblance of normality than this past year has been. There will still be a battle to fight, but if anything, we have seen how strength from mutual support and love and the spirit of giving can sustain us.

Here is a virtual toast to everyone for a great 2021!!

Take care and best wishes from all of us at HUAAS,

Rebecca Woo (AB '89)
HUAAS President
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The Executive Committee 2020/2021
Rebecca WOO, AB '89, President (Term Ending 2021)
Titus YONG, EdM '03, Vice President (Term Ending 2022)
Welly TANTONO AB '96 Treasurer (Term Ending 2022)
Allen CHU, AB ‘92, Secretary (Term Ending 2021)
Stephen JACOB, MPP '00 , Member (Term Ending 2021)
Arthur LANG AB '96, MBA '01 Member(Term Ending 2022)
Andrew NAI, GMP '14, Member(Term Ending 2022)
En-Ming ONG, AB '11, Member (Term Ending 2022)
Nadine YAP, AB '92, AM '95, Member (Term Ending 2021)

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