I would like to start my year in office by thanking my predecessor Keith Buckley for his work as Chairman over the past year. Keith now becomes Immediate Past Chairman and we will continue to work together to develop LHC APR.
The year ahead will mark significant milestones and map out a new way forward in the development of the Club.
In Hong Kong the Club has celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a series of events which you will see covered throughout this edition.
In UK the 60th Anniversary of the Club is being marked by visits to Canary Wharf and Crossrail, a Cocktail Reception, an International Conference and a Gala Ball.
A number of committee members from APR will participate and any member who is in London over 7th to 9th July will be made most welcome.
2016 will see a major step forward for the LHC APR as it morphs into LHC International with the objective of developing the Club in new countries and enhancing support to existing Clubs.
2016/17 APR committee meetings are proposed in Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong and Australia and I look forward to meeting local members on each occasion.
I would like to end by noting the appointment of John Battersby as Honorary Life Chairman of APR. The award recognizes the huge contribution John has made over many years to the LHC in Asia and is well deserved. I congratulate John and thank him on behalf of the whole of APR. The award recognizes the huge contribution John has made over many years to the LHC in APR and is well deserved. I congratulate John and thank him on behalf of the whole of the Lighthouse Club.
The Lighthouse Club Asia Pacific Region