Hello from your Chieftain!
Happy New Year! I hope you are all keeping well and had a good festive break. Wishing you all a very peaceful, good health and happiness for the year ahead.
Welcome to my 4th Chieftain’s Chatter, my forum for keeping you updated on what’s been happening and what’s coming up for our Society events.
From the very successful 8th Kuala Lumpur Highland Games held in September last year, I am delighted to announce that, from the profits raised, our 6 chosen charities will each receive a fantastic of sum of RM14,000.
A special Thank You goes out to all our very generous sponsors and supporters for helping to make this happen!
ST. ANDREW’S CELEBRATION 2023
My first formal evening event as Chieftain was at the St. Andrew’s Celebration, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Saturday 25th November, 2023. With over 180 guests, it was an excellent evening. The perfect venue with delicious food, great speeches and fantastic entertainment provided by the amazing St. John’s Alumni Pipe Band and then dance the night away to Scotland’s finest ceilidh band, Clappy Doo.
BURNS NIGHT 2024
This year’s Burns Night will once again be held at the Four Seasons Hotel, on Saturday 3rd February, 2024. This will be my last event as Chieftain before I stand down and my Vice Chieftain, David Barron will take over. We can guarantee another evening filled with delicious food and fantastic entertainment. We will see the return of Vox Saura, the very talented choir and the amazing St. John’s Alumni Pipe Band. I will perform the haggis address and we have Past Chieftain, Richard Thompson and his wife Sharon once again calling the dances. We also have the traditional speeches, such as the toast to the lassies, reply from the lassies and the Robert Burns Immortal memory. Tickets are on sale, reserve your place to avoid disappointment.
AGM AND WHISKY TASTING 2024
This year’s AGM followed by the whisky tasting will be Saturday 9th March, 2024. Venue still to be advised.
INTERSOCIETY GOLF TOURNAMENT 2024
Proposed for 6th April, 2024. Date and venue still to be confirmed. Hoping once again your society will be victorious by retaining the title.
9th KUALA LUMPUR HIGHLAND GAMES 2024
This year’s Highland Games will be on Saturday 28th September 2024, at Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort. Further details to follow.
As you can see, lots more exciting events coming up, be sure to stay tuned in for further updates by checking out our website and social media. Thank you once again for your continued support for your Society.
131st Chieftain, Selangor St. Andrew’s Society