Tuesday, May 01, 2007

An Unforgettable Gathering!

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle". Erin Majors

The "candles" of St Michael's - teachers who have made our lives meaningful and greatly enriched.

The presence of former teachers at the KL Alumni organised get-together had made the reunion a great success. Joining in for the first time, inspiring and charismatic teachers like Master John Lee Choon Heng, Master Stephen Lee Kee Leong, Master Chong Tet Fah and Master Ho Khai Koon at the dinner had added a touch of grandeur and a feeling of nostalgia to the occasion.
A digital presentation on SMI's unforgettable personalities like Brother Vincent Corkery, Brother Ultan Paul, Mr Chong Suan Ee, Master Noel Oliveiro, Master Almelda and Master Louis Rozario Doss had successfully created a strong ambiance and emotions worthy of a well-planned reunion between members of the LaSallian fraternity.

In his speech, president of the SMI Association Klang Valley Dr Chin Yoong Kheong said the annual dinner aims at rekindling the unforgettable memories of the good old days in St Michael's Institution.
He said it was a time that friendship was built with solid foundation that stood the test of time which had never blinded by race or religion.
"It is time for rejoicing in the friendship we have maintained until today and the reminiscing the nostalgic moments of yesteryears", said Dr Chin at the dinner, which was attended by some 700 old boys, well wishers, teachers and guests from LaSalle schools around the country.

The presentation of awards for deserving Michaelians, Caring Michaelian of the Year 2007, Outstanding Michaelian of the Year 2007 and Michaelian Achiever 2007 was also the highlight of the evening, which was also attended by young badminton hero Koo Kien Kiet and his family members.

Worthy of mention is the noble efforts by the Klang Valley SMI Alumni in raising RM210,000 to fund the New Primary School Building. Others are Dr Francis Morsingh (eldest son of SMI's first headmaster Mr PJ Morsingh) who contributed RM60,000, Dato' Chee Kok Weng - RM50,000, Dr Chin Yoong Kheong - RM30,000, Mr Poon Kok Fee & family - RM30,000, Mr John Tan-RM30,000, Class of 1978 -RM30,000, class of 1974, class of 1974 and Helen Lip and family"

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