Update – April 2023
Now that the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Ball has come and gone, and I hope you all agree it was a great night, we are looking forward to hosting some more events in the year. Coming up on 29 April 2023, we are partnering with students from Nottingham University in an initiative to redecorate a community hall which will serve as a school for the Orang Asli children in Kampung Kachau Dalam in Selangor. This will be a fun event where everyone is welcome to along for some painting and cleaning with the local community!
On 14 May, we are hosting an Irish Movie Night in KL City Centre with the community vote deciding what movies will be playing. Please come along for what should be a lovely evening of Irish entertainment.
Please see our “Events” page and social media for more information on both events or reach out to any of the committee members.
I am delighted to be confirmed as the President for this 98th year of the St. Patrick’s Society of Selangor and honoured to be part of such a long established community in Malaysia.
I have assumed responsibilities of President from Paul Mullins who I think you all will agree did an excellent job in difficult circumstances over the past year and led the “Mini Ball of 2022” which was a great success.
Each year, we give back to the local Malaysia community through donations to worthy charities – many of which are to help children from broken homes who are often left abandoned. One of my first tasks as President this year was the presentation of donation to our nominated charities which is a central part of why we exist.
As we emerge from the “lockdown era”, we are looking forward to getting back on track with some of the events which have become a staple part of our annual calendar. We will be hosting the Inter Society Quiz Night next month in Out of Africa and then follow on with our Angels Event, Ladies Lunch and then roll into Christmas with several other events. If you are interested in attending any of these events please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our main event – the Irish Ball – as its commonly now known – will take place at the Shangri La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 18 March 2023 with tickets going on sale in January 2023. Keep an eye out on Social media platforms for more details.
I thoroughly look forward to the year ahead working with our wonderful Committee and hope you engage with us on several of our events throughout the year. I also hope to build on our continued relationship with the Ambassador, Hilary Reilly, and all at the Irish embassy here in KL, as well as with Orang Eire, our sponsors, and all of the members of the society.
President of the St Patrick’s Society of Selangor