The first quarter of 2013 has passed as I am writing this message. It has certainly been a busy quarter for me. I don’t know where the time went!
For the Branch, we had several activities in January and February. Members who attended our Chinese New Year Lo Hei shared that they enjoyed it very much, not just the food but more importantly, the company of friends in a cozy and unique setting, seating 4 to a table, instead of the usual banquet style of 10. We encourage those who missed it to try to join us next year.
As we will retain the same format. In this issue of the newsletter, we interviewed Dr. Angelo Venardos, who is the Council Representative for Asia in STEP Worldwide. You would have read his report on STEP development after his meeting with STEP Worldwide.
The Branch has been active and has presented to Members relevant topical seminars. I feel that it is time for the Branch to expand our areas of interests, in the areas of family business succession interests and philanthropy interests, and to engage members in discussions on issues affecting the High Networth clients we serve in this region. With our collective experiences, we can get together to share our professional experiences and views.
In this respect of improving connectivity, I would like to appeal to volunteers to help the Branch fulfill this aspiration. Please express your interests to contribute and serve, to the secretariat. I really look forward to your participation in the Branch. Thank you for your support.
Goh Seow Chee
Chairman, STEP (Singapore Branch), 2011-2014