Chieftain’s Chatter – February 2017

The end of my tenure as Chieftain is fast approaching, and as I make arrangements to hand over to a new Chieftain who will be elected at the forthcoming AGM, I look back on the year with great fondness.

Chieftain Ali King

Chieftain Ali King

We have had a super year whereby all the events have been successful and well supported. This was somewhat unexpected in the current financial climate as a number of our members, and indeed many expatriate families, have left KL over the past year.

We are very busy at the moment planning two major highlights of the Society year; the May Concert and KL Highland Games. Plans are well ahead and it looks like it will be another fantastic weekend. No doubt the Organising Committee will be exhausted at the end of such an active and busy period.

The May Concert will take place on the Friday, 5th of May, in the Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel. We have pleasure in announcing that Big Vern n’ the Shootahs will be entertaining us on the evening.


Tossing the Caber

This Big Band have been in KL before to entertain guests at the Great British Ball. They proved to be such a hit, that we decided to bring them once again all the way from Scotland. Do come along and join us for what should be a superb evening of fun.

The Highland Games have provoked considerable interest from various Pipe Bands who are booking their places for the Piping & Drumming events at an encouraging rate. We are delighted that the Society is providing an annual opportunity for local pipe bands to compete and we also welcome overseas participants.


Ladies Tug o’ War

The ever competitive Tug-o’-War teams are in training. As usual it promises to be an event that appeals to the crowds. If you fancy participating in the Tug-o’-War, register your team and get practicing; all are welcome.

If you just want to sit in the bar, drinking a cold beer and watching the heavies tossing the caber or the teams competing in Tug-o’-War, that is absolutely fine. There is plenty to see as the events and activities continue all day.


Kid’s Village Activity

The Kid’s Village is shaping up nicely, as are the food and beverage vendor preparations. Do come along as there is something for everyone

The A.G.M. and Whisky Tasting event will be held on Saturday the 4th of March. We will be serving some good home-made Scottish fayre at the whisky evening. As usual there will be a fantastic array of malts to be sampled, do come along and bring a bottle of your favourite whisky to sample with friends.

For RM 50 per person you can’t go wrong!

Don’t fret ladies, if like me you’re not a whisky drinker, we have a cash bar selling some nice beer and wines.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the committee for all your hard work over the past year or so. We have had a lot of laughs on the committee during event planning, along with the odd disagreement. I have had a blast working with every one of you.

I’m sad to see so many of our friends and colleagues leaving KL. I’d like to wish you all luck in your new ventures and hope to see you all back in KL one day.

Do check-out our website for more info on events and also to purchase tickets for our events.

Ali King,

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