We are pleased to reveal the winning design of our 20th Anniversary Logo Design Competition! Congratulations to Ms Neela Barve for submitting the winning entry. The rationale of the logo is as follows: “The smiling seniors are looking back at 20 years of history and find that RSVP has built a thriving community of volunteers in Singapore, contributing to the smart nation.”
We would like to welcome chairpersons Ms Linda Quek (Chairman, Mentally Disadvantaged Outreach Programme) and Ms Marie Mattar (Chairman, Corporate Communications Committee). Ms Mattar is also Chairman of the Activity Circles under Volunteer Learning Centre and she will be the Organising Chairperson for RSVP?s 20th Anniversary Celebrations.
As the new year begins, I would like to start by wishing all of you a Happy Lunar New Year! 2018 marks RSVP Singapore’s 20th Anniversary and we are in for an eventful year ahead. We will keep all of you updated on the exciting events that we have planned for the year in future issues of E-Network. We’ve also recently had some new staff join the RSVP family and I hope that you’ve had the chance to meet them.
RSVP Secretariat would like to welcome the new staﬀ members who came onboard:
• Ms Chang Wan Xin, Associate, Corporate Communicatons
• Ms Judy Tan, Manager, Volunteer Learning
• Mr Ong Ming Ze, Associate, Programmes
• Ms Priya Tharisini Ganesan, Associate, Corporate Partnership and Fund Development
• Ms Ruth Evangeline Goh, Associate, Volunteer Management
We hope you will extend to them your support and co-operaton!
On 31 July, the charity event “Embrace Volunteerism, Serve With A Heart” held by SPH had raised $213,888 for the President’s Challenge 2017. RSVP is proud to be among the participating VWOs to promote active ageing. Our volunteers also got the chance to present to President Tony Tan handmade towel cupcakes, as well as introduce our new volunteer management system VOOP, which was co-innovated with non-profit institution Trampolene Ltd, which is a spin-oﬀ of A*STAR.
RSVP Secretariat is pleased to welcome our newly co-opted Board Members:
• Mr Alex Eow, 1st Vice President and Chairman of Volunteer Learning Centre (VLC)
• Ms Genevieve Chua, Honorary Treasurer and Chairman of Investment Commitee
• Mr Raymond Chan, Assistant Honorary Treasurer and Chairman of Human Resource Commitee
• Mr Cyril Ong, Board Member and Chairman of Volunteer Management Commitee
• Mr Tan Keen Hian, Board Member
We would also like to welcome Ms Marie Matar, who will be the Chairman for the Actvity Circles under the Volunteer Learning Centre. Last but not least, we are pleased to share that Dr. Chey Chor Khoon has joined RSVP as a Senior Manager, Volunteer Learning Centre (VLC). We hope you will extend to him your support and co-operaton.
Dear members, I am happy to share some excitng new developments that my team has been working on.
We are pilotng a new format to welcome volunteers into the RSVP family!
I hope the Rooster Year brings you bountful tdings, promising beginnings and contnuous good
It has been such a pleasure to meet many new friends during recent events. I hope to meet many more of you in the coming months. If you are in Bishan, do drop by my ofce to say hello and introduce yourself! Having been a volunteer in other non-proft organisatons since 2007, I would love to hear about your volunteering journey and how you became a part of the RSVP family.
Time passes so quickly. It is now November — the month for RSVP members to nominate members to serve on the RSVP Board of Management for the new Fiscal Year 2016 — 2018. We received 9 nominations this time, and hence had a total of 9 candidates. As the requirement to have an election is a minimum of 10 candidates, no election was necessary. All 9 candidates were vetted and accepted as they have fulfilled our requirements. These 9 candidates were introduced during the 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 18 November for members’ final approval before being confirmed as members of RSVP’s Board of Management.