Monday, May 28, 2012
Makan Malam Alumni MES 16 JUN 2012
MESA First Charity Dinner
Date: 16 June 2012
Time: 7:30 pm
Ticket: RM100.00 per head
Venue: Proton Sports Complex, Proton City, Tanjong Malim
1. The Background
The Methodist English School owes its beginning to the early Christian educators. It was established in the 1930s as the Anglo Chinese School, Tanjong Malim. A group of Malayan pioneering teachers trained under the Normal Class Training Program was sent to start the school. Back then there was only a handful of students amongst them were the first Member of Parliament, the late Mr. Lee Seck Fun.
Over the years the school has produced many prominent and outstanding Malaysians who have contributed tremendously to the progress of the nation. However irrespective of their success and social standings, old boys of the school have always gathered to walk down memory lane and to share their experiences during the good old days with their former classmates. These gatherings were loosely organised and confined to those who can be contacted and through words of mouth.
On the 14th of March 2010, a group of old students amongst them was the late Dr. Hamizer bin Mohd Sukor, Pensyarah Kanan, Institut Aminuddin Baki Genting Highlands paid a visit to the school and they were warmly greeted by the school Board of Governors and the PIBG.
Later that year on the 16th of May, this batch of old students were formally invited by the school to attend the Hari Guru celebrations. It was during this celebration the school requested the old students to form an Old Boys Association. Subsequently, a protem committee headed by the late Dr. Hamizer was formed to look into the registration of the association. Professor Dr Yang Farina binti Abdul Aziz was elected as his deputy in the protem committee. On the untimely demise of Dr. Hamizer, Professor Yang Farina took over as the president of the protem committee. On the 10th of October, 2010 the protem president, Professor Dr Yang Farina hosted a hari raya puasa makan at her home and all present pressed for the registration of MESA (Methodist English School Alumni). Subsequent to this, an application was submitted to Jabatan Pendaftaran Pertubuhan Malaysia. On the 9th of March 2011, and thanks to the efforts of the protem committee, Persatuan Alumni Sekolah Methodist Tanjong Malim, Selangor dan Kuala Lumpur, or “MESA” was officially registered.
2. The First Annual General Meeting
The Inaugural general meeting of MESA was held at the school and the following old students were elected into the committee:-
President: Professor Dr Yang Farina binti Abdul Aziz,
Vice President: David Chan Wai Fong;
Secretary: Christine Lee Thai Thye;
Treasurer: Miow Ab Malek bin Miow Yahya;
Assistant Secretary: Helen Cheah Ngan Peng;
Wendy Yee Kwai Leng, Chrisette Siew Yeen Heng, Adeline Chan Mok Kiew, Lee Seng Kit and David Kok Yong Keng.
3. The First Get Together
A get together dinner of the old students of the Methodist English School, Tanjong Malim will be held on the 16th of June, 2012 at the Kompleks Sukan Proton, Proton City, Tanjong Malim. The charity dinner organized for old time sake is also held to raise fund for the construction of a roof structure to cover the existing school basketball court where assemblies and outdoor activities would be held in the future. A day long program has been arranged for old students of the school to catch up with their old friends and classmates and also to socialize with the present students of the school. MESA is working out the details with the present school administrators on the day long program and will inform members through its official site www.mesatgmalim.com. These programs will foster closer fraternity with the PIBG, The Board of Governors, and the present and past teachers of the school.
Dinner tickets sold at RM100 per head is available from the school or through the MESA official website. You can also contact the following for tickets:
1. David Chan Tel: 019-2330088
2. Christine Lee Tel: 012-3680131
3. Helen Cheah Tel: 016-3736222
4. Miow Ab Malek Tel: 012-2363202
5. Wendy Yee Tel: 016-3815138
6. Cikgu Chai Tel: 012-3549306 (Tg. Malim)
There are two categories of members; the Ordinary members and the Associate members. Ordinary members are opened to all ex-students of Methodist English School, (Primary & Secondary) Tanjong Malim and membership for Associate members are opened to all ex-teachers of the school. It is hoped that all those who fall into these categories will contact MESA through its official web-site for more details.
5. Souvenir Magazine
In conjunction with the get to-gather dinner, MESA will be producing a magazine called “MESA for Old Time Sake” which will be put on sale during the dinner. It will contain photographs of old students from the time of the formation of the school. Photographs of teachers, school outings, and scenes of the good old days will also be included. The editorial board has also decided to include articles, sketches, caricatures and jokes into the magazine. To generate fund for the printing of the magazine, the editorial board would be pleased if old students of the school in the corporate sector can also take up advertisement space in the magazine. Those who have photographs, articles, and any form of contribution towards the printing of the magazine can contact Encik Hisham Shazali at 017-6625716 or communicate through the MESA official web-site.