Call to Action: Support Singapore residents in need

For alumni looking to make a difference during these trying times: Project Green for Impact is bringing together the global INSEAD community to fight the COVID-19 crisis. To support those most affected here in Singapore, we will be highlighting impactful local initiatives: It’s Raining Raincoats and SUN-DAC.

We’ve already started supporting by donating clothes and healthy snacks to migrant workers hosted at the temporary medical facility in a call by physician Dr Estelle Tan. Thank You to the Alumni community that already supported for last week’s donation drive with clothes and snacks!

Whether you choose to contribute financially or in kind, give your time, or share your encouragement and support with the most vulnerable, these are simple ways you can be a force for good in our community, today:

It’s Raining Raincoats

Foreign Workers Need Our Help! If you are wondering how to help those most impacted by Covid 19 in Singapore, consider donating to ItsRainingRaincoats (IRR).

Founded in 2015 by Dipa Swaminathan, a Haravard educated lawyer, is also the spouse of an INSEAD alum, the organization received the President’s Award for Volunteerism and Philanthropy in 2017 for their commitment to improving the lives of migrant workers, and several other awards and recognition since then. They are also featured quite regularly in the media for the unique, authentic and imaginative initiatives they float to bridge the gap between migrant workers and Singaporeans. From distributing raincoats, food, phone cards, Deepavali treats and Xmas gifts to hosting nationwide potlucks to advocating for the ethical rights of these workers, IRR has made its mark in Singapore, bringing to focus the plight of this “invisible” community.

Now, even more so, they need your help. IRR is collecting food and essential items for distribution to the foreign workers in isolation/quarantine. Most needed products are snacks (chips, cookies, nuts, candy bars etc), personal hygiene items (soaps, toothpaste, toothbrush), and hand wash/sanitizers.

If you can source the items above please contact IRR.

To access the one-stop portal for all IRR initiatives to help the migrant workers, click here.

Here’s how YOU can help

Please note they are inundated at the moment and what they ask for are minimal questions and offers of help from individuals and groups who can be self starters, get organised and then reach out for last mile assistance.

SUN-DAC

The 30 Seconds Challenge – Overcoming COVID-19 and YES to Social Inclusion
#SUNDACCares #SGUnited #30SecondsChallenge #PAssionWaVe

Helping others is happiness, even in difficult times. Physically apart, but still socially inclusive.

This year SUN-DAC marks 30 years of community care service for persons with disabilities and their caregivers. In this current challenging COVID-19 situation, we wish to encourage Singapore and communities that together we can overcome COVID-19, and we also want to encourage Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and vulnerable groups, to do the same! The 30 seconds challenge may be simple, but it may not be so for our vulnerable groups.

Take part and spread hope and encourage others! COVID-19 can’t stop us.

  • Step 1 – Take a pic or video of yourself doing a 30 seconds activity, eg. yoga pose, jumping jacks, running on the spot, steps machine etc. Say/ type “Together we can overcome COVID-19!” and any other encouraging message at the end. Be creative!
  • Step 2 – Copy this message. Post message with your pic or video on social media, tag 5 friends to do the same 30 seconds challenge and post on their social media. I nominate (name1), (name2), (name3), (name4), (name5) to do this challenge, and/or make a donation.
  • Step 3 – Help us serve and support persons with disabilities and caregivers. Say YES to Social Inclusion! Together we can overcome COVID-19!
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2020 AGM – electronic voting notice

Notice is hereby given that electronic voting will be conducted for 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 14 to 29 April 2020.

INFORMATION

Please find the 2019 Annual Report inclusive of the proposed 2019 AGM minutes (pages 21-22) and Financial Reports (pages 18-20) relating to The INSEAD Club of Singapore (INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore). We revised the Constitution and Bye-Laws during the 2019 AGM. The revised constitution was submitted to the Registry of Societies and has been approved.

Please refer to these documents:

Don’t hesitate to contact our President Cintia Tavella MBA’07D, Secretary Jaz Athenia Chua TIEMBA’16Jan, or Treasurer Abel Van Staveren EMBA’08Dec if you have questions by 20th April.

ELECTRONIC VOTING

Due to Covid-19 and the measures put in place, we have changed the AGM to electronic voting.

Members will receive an email from Jaz Athenia Chua noreply@electionrunner.com with the subject: INSEAD Alumni Association Singapore Annual General Meeting 2020 – Voting. Do check your SPAM folder if you have not received this email.

We require your participation to vote on 3 motions:

  1. Vote on the proposed 2019 AGM minutes (pages 21-22) and
  2. Vote on the 2019 Financial Reports (pages 18-20) of the 2019 Annual Report
  3. Vote to elect the following:
  • New Board Members at 2020 AGM:
    • Treasurer: Amy Xu MBA’14J
    • Board Member (Clubs & Interests Groups): Julie He MBA’13D
    • Board Member (Professor & Company Visits): Tan Eng Hwa TIEMBA’16Jan
  • Re-Election for a second term for:
    • Secretary: Jaz Athenia Chua TIEMBA’16Jan

THANK YOU

We thank the following retired board members for their contributions

Retiring in 2020

  • Abel Van Staveren EMBA’08Dec for his role as a Treasurer for 4 years and a mentor to the Exco and Alumni
  • Ankit Kedia MBA’14D for his role as Board Member of Lifelong Learning and Career Development as well as leading Global INSEAD Day 2019

Retired in 2019

  • Lydia Astill for her role as Executive Director for nearly 4 years.
  • Rani Francois-Marie Saad AMP’15N for his role as a Board Member in Clubs & Interests Groups, onboarding clubs during his tenure, onboarding FUTR event for Alumni and his role as the NAA representative for DUAL.
  • Reshmi Rajendran EMBA’16Dec for her role as Board Member (Sustainable Innovation) organising events and panel discussion with industry professionals and professors.
  • Amit Puri MBA’06J for his role as a Vice President and organising company visits and professor series