OMA 86th ANNUAL REUNION BANQUET 2019

Greetings fellow Michaelians,

Once again, it’s that time of the year when we plan for the Annual Reunion Dinner where we gather to celebrate the bonding of the Michaelian spirit and renewal of fellowship; a time when the Michaelian camaraderie is on full display.

Thanks to your support, our dinner grows from strength to strength, from 146 tables last year to an estimated 168 tables this year. This is a testament to our education, the legacy of the La Sallian brothers and your commitment towards one another.

While the basketball court remains the venue of choice, it may not be adequate to accommodate future dinners at the rate things are going. Perhaps a multi-purpose structure to house similar events in more salubrious surroundings could be considered by the powers that be. Cost of canopies to cover the court is substantial and is expected to increase too as more tables are added.

Details of the dinner are as follows:

DATE : SATURDAY, 28th SEPTEMBER 2019

TIME : 7.00 PM

VENUE : SMI BASKETBALL COURTS

COST : RM700 for a table of 10

CONTACT : Thomas Wong (+6016 520 2118)

CONTACT : Eugene Chow (1 700 81 9012)

In the past, many Michaelians choose to visit their alma mater after breakfast, in response, the school has graciously agreed to open the school gates as early as 9.00am to allow access to all these visitors.

Mass will be celebrated at the school chapel at 5.00 pm, on the same day.

Jubilee certificates to be presented on the night as follows:

Class of Form 5

Year

Jubilee

2009

10

Pewter

1994

25

Silver

1989

30

Pearl

1984

35

Jade

1979

40

Ruby

1974

45

Sapphire

1969

50

Golden

1964

55

Emerald

1959

60

Diamond

Imagine calling out all the names of the jubilarians, having to shake all the hands and handing over the certificates while standing up on stage.

Dinner guests are kindly requested to follow the directions of our traffic wardens (SMI scouts and RELA personnel) when parking their vehicles. Space within the school is rather limited, so we have managed to secure additional parking space in the SMI Primary School Car Park and the Taiko Car Park behind the Taiko complex. Permission has also been obtained from DBI for diners to park along Jln. Seenivasagam (Jalan Clayton).There are also spaces available along the Kinta Riverbank and adjacent to Bank Islam and around the Ipoh Padang. To avoid the disappointment of failing to secure a parking lot, come early or better still, car-pool.

Many past teachers have kindly consented to grace our dinner by their attendance. Their former students are encouraged to make a beeline for their tables to be announced early on dinner night to share old memories and pay their respects. This invitation of past and present teachers is our way of showing our recognition of their dedication and guidance towards our very important early years.

Before I conclude, I take this opportunity to extend OMA’s appreciation to the school for rendering all forms of assistance towards our reunion banquet. So, on behalf of the OMA DINNER ORGANISING COMMITTEE, I wish you all good health and have a joyous evening.

Terry Yip Chee Thong,

Org. Committee Chairman.