I honestly cannot believe that the current year of the St. Patrick’s Society is coming to an end, and what an amazing year we have enjoyed. I thoroughly enjoyed my year as president and that is due in no small part to the wonderful committee I’ve had the pleasure to work with. I’m truly grateful for their support; their commitment to the society is awe inspiring. To the Past Presidents serving on the committee thank you for all your great advice and wise council. I thank each and every one of you.
As I reflect on the year that’s passed, there is much to be proud of. We have enjoyed many successful events throughout the year. Yes, it’s been hard work but it’s also been great fun. The 2017 St. Patrick’s Ball in Kuala Lumpur was without doubt the highlight of our calendar, with almost 1,000 guests partying from dusk till dawn our reputation for hosting “the Best Ball in Kuala Lumpur” is well deserved.
Then of course we had a hugely successful charity night in May where we managed to raise over RM90,000 in aid of Rumah Kasih, a home for girls. A huge thank you to all the sponsors and fantastic guests who supported such a worthy cause. Since then the Society has had the privilege of presenting a total of RM105,000 to two charities, who work with children in need and support their education. This is a huge achievement for our small community. I thank the members of the society and our supporters, your big hearts have made a difference again this year.
Finally, I’m very pleased to announce that the AGM will take place on 30th September. I will be handing over the reins as a new president and committee will be installed. I hope many of you will be able to attend to thank the outgoing committee, and welcome in the new. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up after the summer break. To our new members a very warm welcome; do contact us if you need support in settling in to St. Patrick’s Society and life in Kuala Lumpur, we’re here to help in any way we can.
Is mise Le meas,