ACCEPTANCE SPEECH BY THE INCOMING CHAIRLADY OF STTAA 2015-2016
Thank you all for coming today.
Today we celebrate our shared past: Tshung Tsin is our alma mater. We all born and bred here, as “TshungTsinRen”.
Today we gather to celebrate our special bond as 5 decades has past, with 5 generations of alumni amongst us.
As we anticipate a new year dawning: let us create and build a future together, with endless possibilities and potentials.
I’m excited to serve as new chairperson. I pledge simply to serve you all and our association honourably.
First of all, I propose a vote of thanks to the visionary founders and pioneers, principals and teachers, in past and present, for their life commitment, and continual effort in making TshungTsin, a reputable_amongst the best school in the state and country. The sons and daughters of TshungTsin, excel academically, and with strong spirit to be great citizens in the society. We have characters of responsibility, integrity, honesty, and humility.
Our deepest admiration and appreciation to our forefathers, to establish this chinese school, and persevere to sustain her renaissance/revival til today. The achievements of our alumni in society today, spans every field of business, industry, and professions, both public and private, within and beyond this land.
We bear testimony to the spirit of our forefathers to overcome the odds, to thrive in adversity, to build our society, our country and even beyond.
To Shau Lun and outgoing committee, on behalf of our alumni, sincere thanks for your excellent job. You raise the benchmark, to a higher standard for us to keep up! We will do our best, to raise the bar in next 2 years.
Together we achieve more. I believe the incoming committee will work closely to uplift our alumni, and association to greater heights. We shall plan series of programmes to ensure continuous knowledge-skill development for our alumni through special training courses/ workshops.
Our teachers who are honoured as the architect of soul will be given constant training too as this is one of the priorities in the strategy planning portfolio not to mention to protect the interest of the teachers after they have retired.
Today STTAA has remarkably made a history that not only the senior alumni but the young alumni who are willing to serve in the association despite the fact that they have just started in their career.
“ Rome is not built in a day”. The incoming committee, sub-committees and the coordinators for various interest groups are committed to be the agents of change for the alumni, school and the society .
We will work on the financial structure, remuneration and reward structure for the alumni and teachers.
A trust fund will be set up to provide scholarship for deserving students. We will organize workshop and courses that will bring change to lives.
For instance, the Agricultural Club which was recently started by the Agricultural Interest group will teach the students not only how to plant an oil palm tree but also what can they do with the seeds. “No man in an island”. We are also committed to work as a team because we are one body. Just like the eye cannot say to the hand “I don’t need you!” and the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”, there should be no division in the body but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.” We are here to serve and not to be served.
With this I wish you a blessed and prosperous Chinese New Year.