President and Committee Members Visit Sarawak Chapter
7 Nov 18
MACVA President and Committee Members meet up with Sarawak Chapter MACVs on a trip to Kuching recently. The trip from 1 Nov to 4 Nov 18 enable both groups to meet for the first time besides allowing MACVs from East and West Malaysia to get together and foster their comradeship. The visiting group from Kuala Lumpur comprised of:-
President Tan Pau Son and wife,
VP Army Godfrey Chang and wife,
VP RMN Phua Hean Sim and wife,
MYR CM Carol Loo and Soon Tet Leong,
Tong Lye Heng and wife,
Tony Ho Weng Kong RMN and wife and
Sky Chen Ka Kim RMN and wife.
Joining the group for the visit was:-
Cheah Phee Cheng RMN,
Mui Sam Loong RMN and wife,
Ng Thian Yew RMN,
Anthony Foong RMN and
Robert Ong RMN.
The program for the visit:-
1 Nov 18
Arrival Kuching and hotel check in.
7.00 pm - Sarawak Chapter Welcome Dinner at Lok Thian Restaurant, Kuching.
2 Nov 18
9.00 am - Corutesy Call on RNO Kuching Cdr Jeffry Nerat RMN.
4.30 pm - Courtesy Call on GOC 1 Division Maj Gen Dato' Toh Choong Siang.
3 Nov 18
7.00 pm - President Appreciation Dinner at Roack Road Seafood Restaurant, Kuching.
4 Nov 18
President and visiting team members would like to express their sincere gratitudes to Sarawak Chapter MACVs for the show of solidarity and comradeship for the welcoming dinner. Thank you for a very meaningful gesture of bouquet of flowers to the President's wife, Madam Diana Tan and the Grade A pepper corns to all the visiting team wives. It was a fantastic night out and the beautiful view of Kuching river water front from the 17th floor was a sight to behold.
Foo Ah Cheng as Sarawak Chapter leader expressed his sincere appreciation to the President, Madam Diana Tan and entourage for visiting Kuching and hosting Sarawak Chapter to a great appreciation dinner. A total of RM 9000.00 was collected for
the Sarawak Chapter Welfare Fund and he would like to express his sincere appreciation to those for their generous donations:-
President - rM 5000.00
Mdm Diana Tan - RM 1000.00
Tong Lye Heng - RM 1000.00
Phua Hean Sim - RM 500.00
Tony Ho Weng Kong - RM 500.00
Sky Chen Ka Kim - RM 500.00
Robert Ong - RM 500.00
Anonymous - RM 1500.00 (Welcome Dinner)
Kudos to VP Army Godfrey Chang and Foo Ah Cheng for organising the trip and making the event a success. It was heart warming to see West and East Malaysia MACVs get together and fellowship on occasion like this. This show's that the distances apart are not of consequences when the comradeship and camaraderie display are for such quality. We also thanks all spouses involved in the trip that supported their MACVs husband and wife activities.
MACVA would like to express its sincere gratitude to Foo Ah Cheng and Sarawak Chapter for graciously hosting the President and his entourage. We would also like to express our sincere thanks to GOC 1 Division Maj Gen Dato' Toh Choong Siang and RNO Kuching Cdr Jeffrey RMN for graciously accepting MACVA President courtesy call.