The SISWP 19th Conference of Clubs was held at the Borneo Convention Centre, in Kuching, Sarawak, from 2-4 May. There were amazing panels of speakers and great sharing and sisterhood between Soroptimists throughout the SISWP region, including guest Soroptimists from the Americas and Europe! The event culminated with awards to best projects and the change of the new Executive Committee.
Our warmest congratulations to our very own Puan Sri Siew Yong for a wonderful two years as President of SISWP. The CoC was spectacular and well done to the hardworking organising committee!
At the Opening of the Conference, from left to right, organising chair of the conference, Audry Wan Ullok, SISWP President Siew Yong Gnanalingam, Guest of Honour YB Dato’ Rohani Abdul Karim, Malaysian Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Soroptimist International President Anne Garvie, SISWP President Elect, Carolyn Hudson and other guests.
SISWP President Siew Yong Gnanalingam with the Guest of Honour YB Dato’ Rohani Abdul Karim, Malaysian Minister of Women, Family and Community Development.
Malaysia’s National Rep Datin Indira Naidu and SIPJ’s Dhama Vaithianathan
Dato’ Anusha Santhirathipam is SIPJ’s delegate at the business session on the first day of the conference.
Robyn Cain and Dato’ Anusha Santhirasthipam
As the finale to the Friendship night on May 2nd, held at Hotel Margherita, SIPJ IPP Kim Fong and Dato’ Anusha were the lead singers for the SISWP-fied song, “Thank you for the Friendship”. The song was based on ABBA’s “Thank you for the music” and the lyrics were creatively amended by Kim Fong!
SIPJ ladies at Friendship Night!
SWP Educate Exchange Connection Ambassadors: Hayley Denoual from SI Wellington and Sharon Saw from SIPJ. Hayley was hosted by SIPJ while Sharon was hosted by SI Wellington and other clubs.
Kim Fong and Jas Bir Kaur with YB Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir
SIPJ group shot!
SIPJ group shot!
SIJB’s Dr Maria Fernandez, Panel Speaker Zainah Anwar, SIPJ’s Jas Bir Kaur and Dhama Vaithianathan, Panel Speaker YB Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, SI Bangsar’s Suat Pheng Beh and SI Damansara’s Saradha Narayanan.
IPP Kim Fong is the delegate for SIPJ today at the business session.
Zainah Anwar, Datuk Paduka Marina Mahathir, Dato’ Anusha Santhirasthipam, Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam, Julia Chong and Dato’ Dr. Nellie Tan-Wong.
YB Datuk Paduka Marina Mahathir sharing on her experience with 3R
Kim Fong, Jas Bir Kaur and friends
SIPJ’s Premilla Mohanlall
The finale of the CoC – the Gala night!
Puan Sri Siew Yong addressing the dinner attendees
The new team: SISWP IPP Puan Sri Siew Yong, President Carolyn Hudson and President Elect Theresa Lyford
SIPJ: Kim Fong, Joyce Kee, Sharon Saw and Dhama Vaithianathan
Puan Sri Siew Yong and Kim