The October 2014 networking event was held on Thursday 9 October at the Orient Bar. The event venue has changed to the Orient Bar since May 2014 with a pleasant atmosphere combined with tasty and plentiful finger food. The event was sponsored by consultants WSP and attracted 75 attendees in spite of monsoon rains pouring down bang on kick-off time.
Previous monthly events were sponsored by:
- July 2014: Altus Page Kirkland
- August 2014: DMC
- September 2014: LHC HCMC
Our next monthly networking event sponsorship are confirmed as follows:
- 13th November 2014 (Orient Bar): Jointly sponsored by Hong Kong Land + Schindler + Jardines + Gammon + JLT
- 11th December 2014 (Orient Bar): AIM
- 8th January 2015 (Orient Bar): Beckers
- 12th February 2015 (Orient Bar): CST
- 12th March 2015 (Orient Bar): Jordahl
Lighthouse Club Ho Chi Minh City Branch is going to host the Annual Christmas Dinner again this year. The event will be taking place at the Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon on the 28th November with an international buffet, entertainment in the form of traditional Vietnamese dance, music and magic and lucky draws. Last year was a sell-out (120 people) and we are aiming to do the same again this year!
Acting Chairman: Colin Johnston
Vice – Chairman: Alan Murray
Acting Treasurer: Nguyen Thi Hue
Acting members: Dave Mitchell, Carlos Smollen, Chai Sion Huang, Manai Ryuji, Peter Dwyer, Pham Thanh Minh, Rodger Healy, Sam Dawson, Nguyen Thi Thu Hang.
In 2015, The Lighthouse Club Ho Chi Minh City branch started scholarship of four more students from the Architecture University in HCMC. The funds provided will be used to assist these students with the costs of their books, travel to attend university and course fees. Total assistance for these four students amounts to VND 26,600,000 from the LHC HCMC funds.
Recently, we also sponsored five students through Saigon Children’s Charity with the total amount of 2,000 USD for year 2014-2015. We are so glad that our fund raising could partly share with them the financial burden and get them better focused on their studies (see enclosed letter we received from scholarship student).
Other future benevolent activities include the following:
- Internships for students / recent graduates
- Office visits
- Safety seminars
- Vocational courses
Letter from scholarship student
To: Lighthouse Club HCMC Branch and SCC scholarship program, organizer board, along with all executive members.
My name is Nguyen Duc Loi, currently being a freshman at University of Technology, HCMC.
I feel so lucky and happy when I was offered this scholarship. To me, this is not only a physical motivation but also a big consolation in mental which helps me overcome all difficulties and challenges in my life.
People usually say “Every tree has its flower, everyone has his circumstance” because no one in life has his perfect copy. I was born in a crowded family, with many brother and sisters but my family is always full of smile, every member lives harmoniously and happily because we all feel grateful to our parents, we always try our best to study hard and not to betray the love that all respectable patrons gave me.
The money from scholarship helped me a lots: spending on school fee, book fee, improving my daily life and especially being my motivation for better study and training.
I promise I will try to study hard and become a helpful citizen for society, as do not betray your love for me.
Lastly, I want to send all my regards to all members of Lighthouse Club HCMC Branch and SCC scholarship fund. I wish Lighthouse Club HCMC Branch and SCC fund will achieve more success and always go with us.