Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (1)
Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:] [subscriber:lastname | default:reader],

I am sure you are all as relieved we are that Singapore has at last begun to relax some of the restrictions imposed due Covid-19. Personally, it has brought home how human and societal interaction are so vitally interwoven into our daily lives. The exchange of ideas, random thoughts and encounters, face-to-face discussions be it for business or pleasure - all exercise and stretch both the mind and the soul.

We at HUAAS are still exercising some caution, however, and the near-term events we have planned are still “virtual”… We hope to be able to hold our much delayed 2020 Annual Dinner in the autumn (was originally supposed to occur in March 2020 along with our AGM), but that too will be subject to developments on the coronavirus front.

In any event, please do note that the HAA overseers and directors elections are taking place this July - you might hear more from us as we highlight some of the international candidates. As an international Club, I do believe we have vested interest in increasing the international presence at HAA, assuming 20% of alumni reside outside of the US, we are still under-represented on both the Board of Overseers and the Elected Directors
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Otherwise, wishing everyone a good July, and do enjoy being able to meet with small groups of friends and family again.
Please stay healthy, in body and spirit,

Best wishes,
Rebecca Woo (AB '89)
HUAAS President
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Upcoming Virtual Events

4 July - All-Ivy Trivia Night: Independence Day Edition!

Quiz Night
After two successful All-Ivy Trivia Nights, we’re back for Round III. This event, hosted by Ranajit Dam (Columbia J-School 2004), takes place on July 4th, U.S. Independence Day, so you can expect a distinctly American flavour. And this time we actually do have a prize – a voucher from Singapore restaurant Tree Lizard. HOW TO TAKE PART: If you already …

10 July - A Cautionary Tale: How We Lost 95% of Our Money in 30 Days Trading Options

A Cautionary Tale: How We Lost 95% of Our Money in 30 Days Trading Options
In this fireside Zoom chat, two entrepreneurial best friends, Rocket Eyewear co-founder Ong En Ming (Harvard College '11) and Hmlet co-founder Zenos Schmickrath, share how they started trading stock options during the peak of COVID-19 and managed to lose 95% of their money within their first 30 days. Date: Friday, July 10 at 3 PM Duration: 40 minutes Format: Zoom …

18 July - Ivy League Glenglassaugh Whisky Virtual Tasting by Asher BWS

Glenglassaugh various products
Love whisky? On Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 8PM, Stuart Fear, Brown-Forman Asia's brand ambassador, will be conducting a whisky tasting class featuring Glenglassaugh Evolution, Glenglassaugh Revival and Glenglassaugh Torfa. For $58, you will receive a tasting set including 3 x 50 ML bottles of Glenglassaugh whiskies, a special customised whiskey tasting glass and other gifts delivered to your doorstep.

Visit the Harvard Alumni Association website for a complete up-to-date list of online events.

The Executive Committee 2020/2021
Rebecca WOO, AB '89, President (Term Ending 2021)
Titus YONG, EdM '03, Vice President (Term Ending 2022)
Welly TANTANO 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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